Über Röck-Kick Ass Rock N Roll
Grave Pleasures – ‘Motherblood’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 23 October 2017 04:30

Grave Pleasures MotherbloodRich Hobson has recently found himself wondering where all the goths went… A little over a decade and goth was haute couture in alternative subcultures, the success of the likes of Cradle of Filth, Evanescence and HIM emboldening bands everywhere to take the black and explore the worlds of dark occultism and Lovecraftian horror in the pursuit of the blackest arts. Then came emo and ruined it all… until now, as he reckons that, thanks to the likes of this, the new album from Grave Pleasures, black in back in vogue… Click the link to find out more:

Lost Without Cause – ‘Revival’ EP(Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Reid   
Monday, 23 October 2017 04:00

Lost Without Cause Revival Cover ArtWith their latest EP, pop punk trio LWC have produced a collection of what Hannah Reid reckons are “four catchy and upbeat songs that have you nodding and wanting to move around your seat from the beginning”. Click the link to find out why:

The Urban Voodoo Machine – Bedford, Esquires - 13 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Sunday, 22 October 2017 04:40

UVM Flyer CroppedDespite having to overcome their own fair degree of adversity in recent years, The Urban Voodoo Machine have regrouped and soldiered on, and recently returned to Martin Haslam’s neighbourhood haunt for the fifth successive year. So, what else was there for our man to do but don his finest trilby and brave the unluckiest night of the year for some bourbon soaked gypsy blues, bop and stroll?

The Darkness/MindRIOTmt – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 15 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Sunday, 22 October 2017 04:20

The Darkness BelfastEver get one of those bands whom you love but they seem to have a knack of playing your hometown whenever you’re elsewhere? That has been Marc Leach’s experience of The Darkness, until t’other weekend when the stars aligned and he finally got the opportunity to catch up with the previously elusive Hawkins brothers and co… find out how he got on by clicking the old-fashioned link thing:

Forgotten Classics: Little Kings – ‘Head First’ (Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Sunday, 22 October 2017 04:00

Little Kings artworkFor the latest in his occasional series of features on albums that have shaped his musical life but subsequently have disappeared off the radar into the halls of history, Gerald Stansbury delves back into the archives of Epitaph Records and dusts down one of the label’s earliest releases, by a band who featured a certain famous movie director in their ranks. Click the link to dive ‘Head First’ into the punk rock fury generated by Little Kings, as well as some words from those who created one of our man's favourite albums of all time:

New Found Glory – Glasgow, O2 ABC - 27 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Reid   
Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:40

NFG GlasgowMarking 20 years of plying the boards of stages the Überverse over, New Found Glory recently returned to Glasgow as part of a celebratory tour that saw them performing their ‘Sticks and Stones’ and ‘Catalyst’ albums in their entireties. We sent young Hannah Reid along to check out the action, and you can find out what went down on the other side of this link:

The BIG Über Rock Interview – Marc Hudson (DragonForce) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:20

DragonForce Marc HunterIn the second part of our DragonForce double bill, DJ Astrocreep managed to grab a chat with vocalist Marc Hudson to discuss the band’s new album, their lyrical influences, line-up changes, being a fan before he joined, choosing setlists – and his fear of catching the dreaded lurgy while on tour! To find out more about what he had to say, just click the wee link:

DragonForce/Power Quest – Manchester, Sound Control – 8 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:00

DragonForce HermanWe’ve got a double dose of power metal goodness for you today here on Über Rock, thanks to those maniacs in DragonForce. We sent DJ Astrocreep along to catch the Manchester leg of their recent tour, where he managed to grab a chat with vocalist Marc Hudson… You can read that elsewhere today, but first here are his thoughts on the sell-out show:

The BIG Über Rock Interview - CJ Wildheart Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 20 October 2017 04:30

CJ WildheartCJ Wildheart releases his third album, ‘Blood’, via another hugely successful Pledge campaign this very day. Rich Hobson recently tracked him down to chat about said release, his tempestuous relationship with Ginger, his love of being able to play and produce music on his terms – and, of course, hot sauce and cooking! Click the link for our exclusive, in-depth, no-holds-barred chat:

Ace Frehley – ‘Anomaly - Deluxe’ (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 20 October 2017 04:00

acefrehleyanomalydeluxecdBy far the most successful of the Kiss members in terms of their solo output, Ace Frehley has just re-issued his first album to be released following his second stint in the band. It was an album that took him a full seven years to produce, highlighting what Über boss Mark Ashby describes as the sporadic nature of the former Star Child’s output, especially in recent years. But, looking back, was it indeed an ‘Anomaly’? Click the link to find out:

Belphegor/Enthroned/NervoChaos – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 12 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:40

Belphegor BelfastEarlier this week, the island of Ireland was battered by some of the worst storms in living memory… but, what had gone largely unnoticed by the weather forecasters was the black metal firestorm that had been unleashed in its capital cities the previous week, as Austrian overlords Belphegor brought their ‘Totenritual’ tour to the Emerald Isle, leaving it barren and desolate in their wake.  Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen were among the survivors of this triple headed holocaust:

Andrew O’Neill – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms - 9 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:20

Andrew ONeill tour poster - croppedHave you ever noticed that Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray is the spitting image of comedienne Helen Lederer? No!  Well, they could have been separated at birth!  That was one of pearls of wisdom which educated Martin Haslam when he sat down for stand up Andrew O’Neill’s ‘A History Of Heavy Metal’ show. To find out what more he learned, click the link:

Shellac/Iona Fortune – Birmingham, The Asylum – 6 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:00

Shellac - BirminghamIn the world of noise rock, Steve Albini is the undisputed king. Frontman of Big Black, Rapeman and Shellac, Albini’s contribution to noise is one of the single-most important in the genre’s history, not just as a writer but also on a production level. His name is synonymous with punk rock morals and noise rock abrasion. It’s fair to say then that his arrival in Birmingham with Shellac, his flagship band for the past 25 years, came with a high level of anticipation. Was it fulfilled? Click the link and Rich Hobson will tell you:

Limbonic Art – ‘Spectre Absym’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 04:20

LimbonicArt SpectreAbysm CoverNorway’s Limbonic Art were amongst those first pioneering bands to emerge from the fjords on the so-called second wave of black metal. Whilst not being as renowned as the more household names like Burzum, Mayhem, Emperor, Nick Russell believes they still hold a vital place in the history of the genre. But, will their eighth album have the big lad reaching for his corpse paint? Click the link to find out:

The Bronx –‘Bronx V’ (White Drugs) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 04:00

Bronx V artworkapproved small 2013Dom Daley reckons that hardcore purists might just fall out with the guys in The Bronx, because this long awaited fifth album contains melody aplenty – and even the odd pop song thrown in for good measure!  But, then, they were never ones for standing still – and they certainly aren’t doing that just yet, as you’ll find out on the other side of this link:

Revolution Saints – ‘Light In The Dark’ (Frontiers) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:20

REVOLUTION-SAINTS-litd-COVER-ltd 600x600‘Light In The Dark’ is the second album from the “super group” made up of Deen Castronovo, Jack Blades and Doug Aldrich.  But, does it offer just that?  Well, our very own king of all things melodic, Dave Prince, is a big fan, and you can find out why by clicking this link:


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