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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 222 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 01 September 2014 04:05

album86We thought long and hard about what album cover would be most appropriate to convey the sense of achievement the UR Elders felt when Uber Rock's fifth birthday rolled around. If only there was an album cover, we thought, with a mad butcher pushing a Flying V into a meat grinder.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector' Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Saturday, 30 August 2014 04:00

deadend86How could we squeeze a review of the UK release of 'Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector' onto Uber Rock? How about getting Rob Lane, the movie-obsessed mainman behind Straight To Video, to write one for us?! Genius!

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 221 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 25 August 2014 04:05

album86As we enter the week of Uber Rock's fifth birthday we could think of no better way to celebrate via our fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature than by gifting you a classic metal album cover featuring a smoking guitar and a topless lady, her hand wrapped around a massive test tube.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 45 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 23 August 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show returned with its sultry 45th episode. Johnny H brought with him a thumbfull of tunes and stories related to his experiences at Rebellion Festival, while Gaz and The Butcher spoke lovingly about their time at Merthyr Rock, even playing a song by an outfit labelled "the worst band ever" by a pair of rapscallions set to appear at Uberpalooza next month.

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

augblog86Jo Hayes returns with the August instalment of her No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit uber blog, this month hitting on the ever-so-slightly controversial topic of downloading. This Ubervixen always manages to stir up some serious debate, and this month is certainly no different.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - UFO Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 24 August 2014 04:00

deadendthumbOriginally released back in 1993 on VHS, 'The Story Of UFO: Too Hot To Handle’ was a 90 minute documentary about the greatest UK hard rock band never to make it big and featured talking heads such as Joe Elliott, Rick Savage and Steve Harris all telling the story of their favourite band. This 2014 reissue is a recut of that original film but what will Uber Rock’s UFO obsessive Johnny H make of it all? Hit the link to find out.

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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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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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