Hell's Gigs
My Gig From Hell - Baz Francis Duarte (Magic Eight Ball/Mansion Harlots) Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis Duarte   
Sunday, 11 February 2018 04:00

Baz Francis live at S8 Underground Club Budapest Hungary by Andrea DuarteLast year, our good friend Baz Francis Duarte wrote a three-part tour diary for Über Rock, in which he documented his travels across eight countries on the verge of three continents in support of his debut solo album. However, one glowing review that he gave of a venue then has subsequently come back to haunt him, as you can find out when he revisits that particular leg of the tour on the other side of the link:

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My ‘Gig From Hell’ – Lena Scissorhands (Infected Rain) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Sunday, 04 February 2018 04:00

Infected Rain 2Proving that heavy metal is indeed a universal language, Infected Rain have been laying it down out of the Moldovan capital of Chișinău for a decade now, releasing their third album, ‘86’, last April. Allan Maxwell recently caught up with singer Lena to find out about one gig that sticks in her mind for the wrong reasons… and she didn’t have to dig too deep into her memory banks:

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My ‘Gig From Hell’ – Tim King (SOiL) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:20

SOiL Tim 1Formed in 1997, Chicago heavy rockers band SOiL have sold more than two million albums worldwide and are best known for the hit singles ‘Halo’, ‘Unreal’, ‘Redefine’, ‘The Lesser Man’ and ‘Shine On’. Ahead of their forthcoming return to the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll, as support to Alien Ant Farm, Allan Maxwell asked bassist Tim King to tell him about the one gig that stands out in his memory for all the wrong reasons:

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My ‘Gig From Hell’ – Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 07 January 2018 04:20

Employed To Serve SammyTales of gigs from hell used to be a staple of Über Rock’s diet, but they’ve been too few and far between of late… so, when Sammy Urwin, guitarist with one of the hottest bands of the moment, Employed To Serve, offered to revisit a chapter in his previous existence with another band, we jumped at the chance for him to regale you with this horror story of biker gangs and stolen whiskey:

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The Great Kat - Gig From Hell - Shred Guitar Goddess Gone Bloody! Print E-mail
Written by The Great Kat   
Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:00

GreatKatGFHthumbuseWhat better way to start the year than by having The Great Kat, Uber Rock's favourite guitarist, write a piece exclusively for the website to excite?! Resurrecting our oft-forgotten Gigs From Hell feature the Shred Goddess, the reincarnation of Beethoven, details a bloody night in Chicago.....

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Erik Chandler - Bowling For Soup - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Erik Chandler   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 03:20

Erik Chandler thbRemember that series of teeth grindingly compulsive features called ‘Gigs From Hell’? We hadn’t forgotten about it... honest. It’s just that bands don’t seem to want to share their tales of tour terror right now. Well that is all except Erik Chandler from Bowling For Soup. You ever wondered what might be behind them retiring from touring the UK? Well read this and you might just get a hint of a reason…..then again, who knows?

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A.D. Adams - Crash Street Kids - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 December 2012 02:30

AD86Uber Rock caught up with Crash Street Kids drummer A.D. Adams a few months ago for another one of those must-read interview exclusives that we throw around like confetti, and now the supercool sticksman returns to share with Uber Rock Soldiers Worldwide his very own Gig From Hell. Yes, Hell is gig-shaped even for Sweet Creatures.....

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Alan Williamson - LostAlone - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Alan Williamson   
Saturday, 10 November 2012 03:00

alanlostaloneAlan Williamson, bass player with LostAlone, tells Uber Rock of one of his most hellish gig experiences. What would you do if you walked out on stage in front of a sold out Wembley Arena while supporting 30 Seconds To Mars and suddenly discovered that your amp wasn't turned on? Hit that embarassing red link and find out.....

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Gerry Laffy - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Gerry Laffy   
Sunday, 01 July 2012 04:00
Gerry_behind_barsWhen Uber Rock caught up with ex Girl guitarist Gerry Laffy recently for a chat we just had to ask him about his very own gig from hell experience, thinking we'd probably get some juicy insider details around the Kiss support slot story from when the guys walked off the tour. Nah, that would have been too predictable, so what he did get however was a story about how to deal with chronic back pain whilst touring with Duran Duran bass god John Taylor.
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Sam Bean - The Senseless/The Bezerker - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Sam Bean   
Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:00

sambeangfhthumbAs a teaser for a forthcoming Über Röck interview exclusive Sam Bean of Australian grind mofos The Senseless thought back to a happy time on a tour of Europe with his other band The Bezerker, a time forever remembered as 'The Nottingham Bloodbath' - read on for one of the most violent Gigs From Hell yet......

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Salem Jones - One Soul Thrust - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Salem Jones   
Sunday, 05 February 2012 05:00
Salem_Jones_thmbHere in the UK a couple of grains of snow and a blast of icy air is enough to cause mass panic and for the country to shut down for a few weeks, well take a look at what musicians in Canada have to put up with as "the norm" as we delve into the memories of One Soul Thrust singer Salem Jones for her tale of when it got so cold even Hell froze over.
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My ‘Gig From Hell’ – Shane Gann (Hail The Sun) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Saturday, 20 January 2018 04:00

Hail The Sun GlasgowRecently seen in the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll supporting Silverstein, Hail The Sun are a Cailfornian progressive post-hardcore quartet who met when they were all studying music technology at college. Like most bands, they have endured their fair share of “gigs from hell” – but there is one that sticks out as particularly memorable, as guitarist Shane Gann recalled when Allan Maxwell caught up with him after the Glasgow leg of the recent tour:

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My ‘Gig From Hell’ – Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:40

36 CrazyfistsWhen Alaskan metal crue 36 Crazyfists return to the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll this coming week, they’ll no doubt be playing to packed venues in front of hundreds of sweaty, moshing fans… not a showroom full of pissed off sales reps!  Wondering what the hell we’re on about?  Well, proving that hell is indeed gig-shaped, Allan Maxwell recently got 36CF vocalist Brock Lindow to spill the beans on what he reckons must rank as one of the worst of all time, never mind possibly the most disastrous in the band’s storied career…

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Greg Shaw - Truth Corroded - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps & Greg Shaw   
Sunday, 04 October 2015 03:00

TCGFH86The Gig From Hell feature was once Uber Rock's flagship product, until that pesky Midnite Mixtape Massacre came along and won over a million black hearts. We refuse to forget our roots, however, and there will always be a place for Hellish gig memories on the website to excite. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with Greg Shaw from Australian thrashers Truth Corroded when they toured the UK with Nile and got told a tale of Mongolian folk, vodka and turtlenecks......

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Michael Kiske & Dennis Ward - Unisonic - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Michael Kiske & Dennis Ward   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 03:30

kiskewardint86It's been a while since we asked a band about when they found out Hell was gig-shaped, right? Following EP and album reviews, a mixtape, and an extensive interview, Uber Rock offers the last blast of Unisonic boom as Michael Kiske and Dennis Ward reveal all about their nightmare gig experiences.....

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W. Affe - Vietcong Pornsurfers - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by W. Affe   
Sunday, 26 May 2013 03:00

VP-bandimg6Photo by Jonas NordinUber Rock interviewed Tom K., vocalist with the uber-approved Swedish outfit Vietcong Pornsurfers last week, and that followed a glowing review of their must-have new album, 'We Spread Diseases'. Now the band's bassist W. Affe resurrects our seemingly long-lost Gig From Hell feature and reminds us that Hell really is gig-shaped.....

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Matty Dorkings - Meansteed - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Matty Dorkings   
Saturday, 24 November 2012 04:30

MeansteedGFHthumbThose glorious stories that confirm that Hell is indeed gig shaped disappeared for a while - you'd have been excused for thinking that Hell itself had frozen over.....but no, over the past few weeks Uber Rock has slowly readdressed the Hellish balance by publishing yet more tales of gigs-gone-bad. This time Matty Dorkins of the hotly-tipped Meansteed curses his luck.....

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Geir Arne Dale - Humbucker - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
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Sunday, 16 September 2012 04:00

humbuckergfh86Ross Welford reviewed the Beau Hill-produced 'R.O.C.K.S' album from Norwegian melodic rockers Humbucker last month so, with our Hell's Gigs section almost freezing over, he twisted the arm of the band's drummer Geir Arne Dale to gift us a chucklesome tale of when booze and a battle of the bands collided in highly amusing fashion.....

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Johnny Bennett - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Johnny Bennett   
Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:00

johnnyint86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards interviewed US rocker Johnny Bennett at the turn of the year and now we have caught back up with him in an attempt to breathe some life into our long-neglected Gig From Hell uber-feature! Read on as Johnny explains why rock 'n' roll excess isn't advised the night before an early morning live performance for the BBC.....

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Lee Love - The Hip Priests - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Lee Love   
Sunday, 19 February 2012 05:00
Hip_Priests_thmb_gfhThe Hip Priests really are a bit fucking special, aren't they? Some might say they are actually one of the best rock 'n' roll bands in the UK right now and some might think "who the fuck are The Hip Priests?" Well, here's your chance to experience life on the road with the band's bassist Lee Love, as a teaser to a full length interview due on Uber Rock next weekend. One thing's for sure Lee and the boys are definitely not going straight with their new album 'Full Tilt Bullshit', okay....
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Bill Lindsey - Impaler - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 29 January 2012 05:00

billthumbHell ain't a bad place to be if you're the frontman of a legendary horror metal band...or so you'd think. Bill Lindsey of old school ghoul rockers Impaler, enemy of Tipper Gore and the PMRC and featured in classic '80s movie Trick Or Treat, found out that Hell can be gig shaped when his band headed to a show in Detroit (Shock) Rock City.....

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