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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 220 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 18 August 2014 04:05

album86Last week Uber Rock's monolithic Album Cover Of The Week feature went old school with a piece of cover art so great that it was replaced before the paint was even dry. This week we go nu-breed and rejoice in the fact that young heavy metal bucks still know what's cool.....

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Hysterica: Sexig, Sofistikerad och Sagolik Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 17 August 2014 03:30

hysterica86Uber Rock's Canadian Redblood Jason Daniel Baker returns with another one of his irregular features dedicated to the distaff side of heavenly metal. This time our man raises more than the horns in the direction of all-female Swedish rockers Hysterica, a band highly-skilled in the Art of Metal.....

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Uber Rock’s Guilty Pleasures: INXS Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 10 August 2014 04:00

Listen Like TheivesIt was the spring of 1986 and Uber Rock’s Johnny H, for some bizarre reason only he knows, was following a D list NWOBHM band around various Welsh venues instead of working his day job. Fuelled only by Hemeling Lager and some dodgy pills our man single handily tried to take on some of the hardest pubs in the Welsh valleys, and failed. The soundtrack to his misadventures was provided by a then still to be discovered Australian band known as INXS, the rest, well you start to think this should actually be a Gig From Hell not a Guilty Pleasure.

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 218 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 04 August 2014 04:05

album86How do we keep finding these wondrous examples of cover art par excellence for Uber Rock's seductive Album Cover of The Week feature? It's easy - bands keep on pumping out these glorious pieces of artwork with alarming regularity! This week we take you to Germany for a proper tasty example of live sex.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 217 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 28 July 2014 04:05

album86Okay, we admit it: we've bowed to pressure and featured some cuddly animals on the latest instalment of Uber Rock's Album Cover Of The Week in the quest for more hits. Please forgive us, we're only human...not saints.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 43 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The six-legged Uber Rock fuck-about-on-the-wireless beast lumbered into the BRfm studio fashionably late (for a quite ridiculous reason) yet still managed to turn out a stonker of a radio show that had the nations gripped for two whole hours. Hit Read More for the lowdown and Listen Again podcast links.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - July 2014 (Part 2) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 04:00

prima donnaWith the first part of The Uber Rock’s Singles Club being a virtual love in for No Front Teeth Records, Johnny H looks to spread his vinyl loving net a little farther afield with this second instalment. Here our man with the dust cloth is touching cloth with excitement as he breaks open the seal on new 7” releases by the likes of This System Kills, Motochrist, Prima Donna and many more. Hit the ‘Read More’ link vinyl lovers and you’ll soon be living in punk and glunk rock paradise.

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Book Review: Heavy Metal Movies (Bazillion Points) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 19 July 2014 03:30

HMM86Heavy Metal Movies, the new book from Mike 'Beardo' McPadden, collects "the 666 most headbanging movies of all time" and presents them in a manner that makes the heavy weight coffee table book look like a complete throwback to simpler and, arguably, cooler times. Uber Rock's Gaz E sits back and enjoys.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Welcome To The Terrordome Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 13 July 2014 04:00

driveinthumbRobert Patton-Spruill's 2007 Public Enemy documentary, 'Welcome To The Terrordome', has been reissued in the UK on DVD and Uber Rock's Gaz E checked it out, marvelling at the love afforded the band from the likes of Henry Rollins, Beastie Boys and Scott Ian.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 42 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 04:00

URradiothumb2014Johnny H returned from self-imposed exile as The Uber Rock Radio Show hit Level 42 on the episode count. But what did he bring back with him from his travels? Oh, only those technical gremlins that continually curse our very existence! But wait, with the combined power of the new single from a band about to release their first new studio album in nineteen years and the superhuman talents of Messrs Tidey, Hayward and Watkins show number 42 wasn't about to throw in the towel.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 214 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 07 July 2014 04:05

album86We've featured the artiste whose cover art graces a suitably topical entry into Uber Rock's Album Cover Of The Week hall of fame previously, but, c'mon, we couldn't let this one go...given recent events. Hit the link and celebrate some good ol' fashioned christian values.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 219 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 11 August 2014 04:05

album86Uber Rock's Album Cover Of The Week history lesson for today: in 1987 Phonogram Records released Mortal Sin's debut album internationally with new cover art by famed UK artist Simon Bisley. They needn't have bothered as the original Australian release a year earlier had the best cover ever.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 44 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 09 August 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014Scratching their heads as to how they're still allowed to tarnish the airwaves and interweb with their idiotic rock-based chatter, the six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show creature crawled out of its hole and into the ever-decreasing BRfm studios for Episode 44 of the radio show that sho don't blow. Gaz, Johnny and Rob waxed lyrical on topics far too important to trivialise here, but let's just say that they did it to a soundtrack of high-end rock 'n' roll!

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - D.O.A. Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 03 August 2014 03:30

deadendthumbLegendary Canadian hardcore punks D.O.A. perform at the Rebellion Festival next week so what better time to look at the UK release of their excellent 'To Hell N' Back' DVD? Uber Rock's Gaz E marvels at the ninety minutes of action footage...and free copy of the band's last album, 'We Come In Peace'.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: July Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 03:30

julyjo86Jo Hayes returns with the July instalment of her must-read No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog. This month Uber Rock's femme fatale gets her claws into punk rock fashion victims and...erm....White Lightning.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 216 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 July 2014 04:05

album86Whilst flicking through some quality vinyl from the metal days of yore at the Steelhouse Festival this week's Album Cover of the Week leapt out at us like some crazed mountain goat: how rude would we be if we didn't share the glory with you?

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - July 2014 (Part 1) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 19 July 2014 04:00

darrel bathIt's been a while since our last Uber Rock Singles Club and we did have Record Store Day to contend with in-between, but since that glorious day back in April a few singles have dropped into the Uber Rock HQ PO Box that just couldn't go unreviewed.  So here Dom Daley picks up the needle and drops it on the likes of Brandy Row, The Mission, Darrell Bath, The Plain Dealers and a whole lot more. So hit that ‘Read More’ link to the right and join the motherfuckin’ 7”er club.

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 215 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 14 July 2014 04:05

album86After last week's controversial cover art, Uber Rock's Album Cover Of The Week reverts to the tried and trusted eye candy for which it is best known. With the Steelhouse Festival coming to Aberbeeg mountain this weekend, we offer a tribute...of sorts.....

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Diagrams Of Our Music: HRH Prog/AOR/Blues Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 13 July 2014 03:30

Prog86Uber Rock's Michael Anthony was so taken with the HRH Prog/AOR/Blues festival earlier this year that it's taken him until now to calm down long enough to put virtual pen to paper to get all his thoughts on the festival down for your reading pleasure. Not sure what "Diagrams of our Music" are? Hit Read More and all will be revealed.....

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Frankie Whyte: The Perfection In Imperfection - A Blog About AC/DC (kind of) Print E-mail
Written by Frankie Whyte   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 03:00

frankie201486Uber Rock welcomes back Frankie Whyte (yes, the singer and guitar slinger of Canadian rockers Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols) for another one of her handwritten blogs. We debuted this great feature in March with FW's thoughts on Metallica, now she writes about AC/DC...kind of.....

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How Many More Times? Led Zeppelin Remastered….again Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 06 July 2014 04:00

Led Zep thmbA few short weeks ago Led Zeppelin had their first 3 studio records once again reissued in yet more Jimmy Page remastered versions. This time around though bonus material aplenty was promised along with versions of the original albums like you’ve never heard them before split across so many different formats you could probably never listen to them all. Uber Rock’s Johnny H picked up the Super Deluxe boxed sets, and here brothers and sisters is what he has to say about them.

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