Author: Team Uber

Monarch – ‘Future Shock’ (Self-Released)

There are a few different bands named Monarch. The French version are doomsters, while Monarch from LA play ‘indie electro-pop’.  The album reviewed here is courtesy of four hairy blokes from San Diego who distinguish themselves online with the tagline MonarchThrash. Thank you, Lord, (or whoever). This Monarch, whose sound is influenced by the likes of Slayer and Iron Maiden, formed in 2007, released an EP in 2011 and their first album, with the apt name of ‘Go Forth…. Slaughter’, in 2017. Entirely self-produced they recorded much of the debut in one take, playing as they would live.

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Neil Merryweather & the Space Rangers – ‘Space Rangers’ (Regain Records)

Every now and then an obscure nugget from rock’s rich history will pop up on reissue that will pique your interest and curiosity, regardless of whether you know much, or anything, about the artist. Such is the case with ‘Space Rangers’, a 1974 album from Canadian maverick Neil Merryweather, a cult classic given a long overdue reissue this week. So, strap yourself in and prepare to explore Neil Merryweather & the Space Rangers’ weird and wonderful world of glam space prog…

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The Über Rock Singles Club – Doom and Stoner Special

Welcome to another special themed edition of our Singles Club feature, for which DJ Astrocreep has trawled back through the multitude of submissions we’ve had over the last few weeks and chosen the pick of the stoner, desert rock, doom and sludge offerings currently doing the rounds. Without further ado, it’s time to turn on, tune in, crash out and to let the riffs run through you!

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Über Rock Introduces… Viatorem

Proving that heavy metal does indeed span the length and breadth of the Überverse, politically-charged London-based progressive hardcore/deathcore quintet Viatorem draw their members from across three capital cities, two continents and multiple different timezones. First impacting last summer with their debut EP, ‘No Saviours No Kings’, they are now following that up with a new two-track offering, which leads off with a timely cover of RATM’s ‘Bulls On Parade’, which lands this coming week.

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Hot Breath – ‘Rubbery Lips’ (The Sign Records)

There’s a line in ‘Adapted Mind’, the sixth track on this declarative debut album from Swedish garage rockers Hot Breath, when Jennifer Israelsson refers to climbing aboard a time machine – and that is exactly the feeling that she and her three bandmates (bassist Anton Frick Kallmin, drummer Jimmy Karlsson and lead guitarist Karl Edfeldt) evoke, as they draw us back into the sort of early Eighties vibe that lies somewhere between high-energy pop punk and the heavier end of the radio-friendly pop rock era.

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