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Cock Sparrer – ‘Forever’ (Randale/Pirates Press Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 19 May 2017 04:30

Cock Sparrer - Foreverapproved smallNothing may last forever, but, in the brand new album from Oi pioneers Cock Sparrer, Nev Brooks has found an album that is going to hang around for quite a while and is likely to become one of the cornerstone classics of the genre. Click the link to find out why he’s already singing along at the band’s live shows – and they ain’t until September!

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Custard – ‘The Realm Of Tales’ (Pure Steel Records) Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Friday, 19 May 2017 04:00

Cover Custard A Realm Of TalesI do like me a bit of custard now and again, especially on my sticky toffee pudding! Mrs A ain’t so fond of it though… Marc Leach, on the other hand, absolutely loves the stuff – but a certain flavour of it… that being the German power metal variety. Only it doesn’t come out of a tin or a packet, but exploding out of his speakers… click the link to find out what we’re on about:

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The Dead Daisies - 'Live & Louder’ (Spitfire Music/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:00

Dead Daisies - Live coverRecorded during their European tour late last year, 'Live & Louder' is the first live album from the hard touring Aussie/US Supergroup and sees Messrs Corabi, Tichy, Mendoza, Lowy and Aldrich, aimed to capture the glory daze of the live album. Have they produced one which will sit proudly alongside the classic output of the double albums that already line the shelves of Ben Hughes’ already extensive collection? Click the link to find out:

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At The Drive-In - ‘in·ter a·li·a’ (Rise Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 04:30

ATDI artworkThe news that At The Drive In had reformed – for a second time – and were releasing their first album in 17 years took even the most dyed in the wool of their fans by surprise. Jonni D reckons that it could be argued that not only was this new release unexpected, but that it was largely unwanted by the band’s fanbase. Is he right? Click the link to find out:

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Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors - 'Capital Spirits - An Acoustic Evening Live In London' (Fanny Pack Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 04:00

Ryan Hamilton live album coverDefying the argument that it’s hard to capture the true essence of a band or their performance on a live album, Ryan Hamilton and his treacherous bandmates have just released one that does that – at least according to our man Ben Hughes, as you’ll find out when you click the link:

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Complicated Men Of Leisure – ‘I’m Sorry If I Did Something You Feel I Need To Apologise For’ EP (Bomber Music) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:30

CMOL coverComplicated Men Of Leisure is a side project from three members of Jaya The Cat, with a Random Hand thrown in. Nev Brooks ended up with a big shit-eating grin across his face after immersing himself in the deceptively summery but socio-politically charged vibe of their debut extended player. You can find out why by clicking the link:

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Rhino Bucket – ‘The Last Real Rock 'n' Roll’ (Acetate Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:00

Rhino Bucket artworkIt’s another good week for rock ‘n’ roll here at Über Rock, and Dom Daley is in full on party mode, as he cracks open the beer – and the Jägermeister – and gets his groove on with a record that is 100 per cent goddamn guaranteed to get his hard rockin’ juices flowing… But, let’s hope that the title isn’t prophetic and that this isn’t the last real rock ‘n’ roll we’ll hear this (or any) year… somehow, we doubt it:

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Baleful Creed – ‘Seismic Shifter’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:00

Baleful Creed artworkThe four years since the release of their self-titled debut album have been pretty seismic ones for Northern Ireland doomsters Baleful Creed, but they have come out the other side fighting, as Mark Ashby discovered when he took his head out of his speakers long enough to give his considered opinion on their imminent second full-lengther:

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Bernie Tormé - ‘Dublin Cowboy’ (RetroWrek Records/PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 04:30

Bernie Torme artworkBest known to many rockers of a certain generation as the one-time guitar sidekick to Ian Gillan, Irish-born axeslinger Bernie Tormé has continued to trade licks in his own right, just recently producing this Pledge-funded triple album package, featuring two new studio sets and a live recording.  Tipping his Stetson to the Dublin Cowboy is our very own Martin Haslam:

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Atomic Tomb – ‘Sons Of The Empire’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 04:00

Atomic Tomb artworkAccording to our man in Toronto, Atomic Tomb left a gaping hole in the tapestry of that city’s music scene when they temporarily turned their attention to other projects.  Well, the man who should know such things is delighted to report that they are back in action, and have a storming new album to boot – as you can find out when you click the link:

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Little Steven – ‘Soulfire’ (Wicked Cool/UMG) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 15 May 2017 05:00

Little Steven artworkGuitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, actor, radio presenter… there is no doubt the ‘Little Steven’ Van Zandt is a prodigious talent. But, it has been almost 20 years since he has been heard as an artist in his own right. That all changed last year, when he resurrected the Disciples Of Soul… and it’s changing again with the release this week of his brand spanking new solo album. But, did the result set Mark Ashby’s soul on fire? Click the link to find out:

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Junkyard - 'High Water' (Acetate Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 15 May 2017 04:30

Junkyard artworkBen Hughes’ one abiding memory of Texas rattlesnakes Junkyard is, as a starstruck 20-year old, seeing the band performing twice in one night and then getting drunk with the guys in the band… No wonder, little more than a quarter of a century, he is wading in at the deep end to get his ears around a copy of their new album and trying to contain his excitement that they are to return to these shores:

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Snakecharmer – ‘Second Skin’ (Frontiers Music) Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Monday, 15 May 2017 04:00

Snakecharmer artworkHaving done what a lot of us of a certain age have done ourselves – fallen in love with rock ‘n’ roll, then got all sensible by getting married, buying a house, having kids – David O’Neill has recently rekindled his interest in music:  hell, he’s writing for Uber Rock, ain’t he?  Here, he delves into his musical heritage to discover a new album from a supergroup made up some well-known veterans and couple of relatively newer, and younger, hands:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: Alan Robert (Life Of Agony) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Sunday, 14 May 2017 05:00

LoA Alan 1It has been 12 long years since Life Of Agony released their last album.  The intervening period has been a difficult period for the band, but now it would appear that they have bounced back with a vengeance, with our man Jonni D hailing ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ as a “resounding creative success”.  He caught up with LOA bassist Alan Robert to get under the skin of both the album and the band’s turbulent recent past:

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The Über-Rockin’ Guide to Download Festival 2017 – Day Three (Sunday 11 June) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 14 May 2017 05:00

download 2017 line up web poster 3134 approved 27.04.2017There is no doubt about it: the third and final day of this year’s Download is going to be special, what with it seeing the last ever appearance on UK soil of the one band who have headlined this festival so often they could call it their own… and it’s going to be a crazy night all ‘round for farewells, as our man Richie Rich explains:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: Alestorm Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 14 May 2017 04:30

K800 NGBTS Group 2 - LandscapeDuring a rare moment of downtime for all concerned, Über Rock’s Rich Hobson caught up with three members of Britain’s favourite bunch of sea-lubbin’ rapscallions, Alestorm, ahead of their set at the recent Hammerfest to talk about their new album, why it sounds like Children Of Bodom (?) and why you won’t see them dressing up in pirate garb any time soon:

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