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EvilDead – ‘United $tate$ Of Anarchy’/Them – ‘Return To Hemmersmoor’ (Steamhammer/SPV_

With just a few days to go until our favourite day of the year here at ÜRHQ, the annual hunt for new music to serve as our seasonal soundtrack was well under way when this little double package of two thrash albums from bands who take their names from classic horror movies plonked itself on our doormat. Being a massive fan of both Romero’s ‘Evil Dead’ series of B flicks, and especially David Moreau and Xavier Palud’s sublime ‘Them’, it didn’t take much encouragement to get Monk to slip the little shiny discs into the ÜR deathdecks and turn the volume-annoying levels…

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The Über Rock Singles Club – Helloween Havok (Special Edition)

It’s may be only a week since the Singles Club opened its virtual doors and we fired up the death decks with a selection of the finest single-track releases to have come our way in recent weeks, but it’s Halloween week and our favourite time of the year here at ÜRHQ, so here we are again with a seasonal selection of spooky tunes for your aural delectation. OK, admittedly some of them do have a rather tenuous connection to this time of year but, hey, it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it?

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Deep River Acolytes – ‘Alchemia Aeterna’ (Argonauta)

Monk first came across Finnish heavy blues/doom proponents Deep River Acolytes around the middle of 2018, when their second album, ‘The Hour Of Trial’, exploded its way out of the towering speaker stacks in the ÜRHQ studio and into he aural cortexes. The boss man has one abiding impression remaining from that introduction, and that is the fact that ‘The Unknown Grandeur’ was one of the singularly most impactful opening tracks he had heard to any album in a very – no, make that VERY – long time. It most definitely, and defiantly, was up there with the likes of ‘Black Sabbath’ or ‘Planets Collide’ in those terms…

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers)

Over the past decade, Canada’s Unleash The Archers have been slowly and steadily building a reputation as being one of THE rising forces of the international power metal scene, not least since the arrival of vocalist Brittney Slayes. It is a reputation that was firmly cemented by most recent album, ‘Abyss’, released this past August. There is no mistaking that it is an absolute beast of an album, and one worthy of all the positive feedback which has been fired its way. So, having spent weeks immersing myself in its utter gloriousness, Jonny B jumped at the chance to have a quick chat with Ms Slayes about the album, it’s characters and story and how both the band and the Canadian music scene have been coping with the wave of lockdowns in the wake of the continuing C-19 pandemic.

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