Author: Team Uber

VIDEO OF THE WEEK – MATTY JAMES CASSIDY

It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven whole days since we last awarded our coveted ‘Video Of The Week’ title, and, despite the ongoing, and some cases renewed, lockdowns in many parts of the Überverse, we are still receiving a healthy bundle of submissions for our coveted ‘Video Of The Week’ title. Many of them are produced against the background of continuing quarantine conditions in some countries, while others reflect artists being able to return and flex their creative muscles once again.

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Protokult – ‘Transcending The Ruins’ (Self-Released)

Flicking through some of the press releases for upcoming albums, Jonny B came across one that listed a few fun facts about the band. Intrigued, he decided to read through the list to see what the facts were, and lo and behold something caught his attention. “Often at shows and in music videos they have ‘beer maidens’… who come out on stage and pour willing audience members beer from a sacred Viking horn.” Well, this sounds exactly like our resident beer connoisseur’s kind of thing, so it looks like we’re in for some folk metal with a new release from Toronto’s Protokult!

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Anaal Nathrakh – ‘Endarkenment’ (Metal Blade Records)

Things are pretty bleak at the moment. Everyday brings a new selection of dreary news either direct from the media or through the social platforms where comment sections are rife with ignorance, intolerance and tin foiled hat finger pointing. Music is an escape, a safe retreat in which the listener can unplug and unwind. This is known. ‘Endarkenment’ is not an escape. The new album from Anaal Nathrakh delivers a nihilistic sledgehammer of social commentary right to your face and shouts at you from the first note through the next forty odd minutes. The way it does this though is musically brilliant.

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Various Artists – ‘Rock N’ Roll Manifesto 7″ Series Vol 1’ (Stamp Out Disco)

If you’re looking for a perfectly curated punk rock ripper then look no further! ‘Rock N’ Roll Manifesto 7” Series Vol 1’ is nine minutes of pedal to the metal underground greatness. The Rock N’ Roll Radio Show has been taking over the airwaves thanks to Greg Lonesome for several years and he’s putting together a 7” series of all the bands you need to hear! ‘…Volume 1’ consists of hits from Tiger Touch, Fret Rattles, JJ & the Real Jerks and Missile Studs. So, let’s stage dive right into this one!

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