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Vinnie Stigma - Agnostic Front - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:30
URTV_thmbVinnie Stigma is a name synonymous with the New York Hardcore scene largely due to his 30 years spent playing guitar in scene godfathers Agnostic Front, a band Darrel Sutton has been a lifelong fan of. With this in mind it was something of a humbling experience to witness our scribe bumbling away over a cappuccino with Vinnie recently ahead of what would prove to be an explosive gig in Bristol's Fleece venue later that night. We obviously wanted to share this experience with you, so today URTV proudly presents 30 plus minutes of interview mayhem "Stigma-style".
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The Uber Rock Singles Club Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:15
The_StuffWith the August bank holiday upon us Johnny H has once again opted to stay at home rather than turn up with the hordes to watch a load of dodgy Indie bands playing in a rain swept field somewhere in Berkshire.  Well lucky us we say because as a result he's had time to catch up with some of the many quality vinyl releases we've been sent recently.  Ladies and gentlemen start up your turntables for yet another edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club and a whole load of great new music to discover.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Maximillian - Generation Graveyard Print E-mail
Written by Maximillian   
Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:00

maxmix86Their self-titled debut EP kicked the shit out of us here at URHQ in 2010 now London death punks Generation Graveyard are about to release its follow up, yet another aural assault on the senses that will push you against a wall and fuck you up. We cornered the band's filthy frontman Maximillian and asked him to give us his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....and he didn't disappoint with a collection of songs guaranteed to skullfuck your stereo. Read on for the latest essential Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2012 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 10th - 12th August 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 25 August 2012 04:00
BOA_2012_thmbBack for yet another full on weekend of all things metal Bloodstock Open Air 2012 boasted one its strongest line ups to date, with headliners Alice Cooper, Machine Head and Behemoth ensuring it was also one of the festival's busiest years.  Jim Rowland was the our man on site basking in not only some of the best weather the UK had seen this summer but also some of the best live music.
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Soul Asylum - 'Delayed Reaction' (429 Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Friday, 24 August 2012 04:00

soulasylumIt's been six long years since Soul Asylum last released an album; six years and six million tears fallen from the eyes of Uber Rock's resident romantic rock 'n' roll Romeo, Craggy. How would 'Delayed Reaction', the band's first album to not feature founder member Karl Mueller who they lost to cancer, hold up after such a lengthy release hiatus? Click that link to find out if this band's career really does have a silver lining.....

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Argy Bargy - 'Hopes Dreams Lies & Schemes' (Randale Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:00

Argy_Bargy_Hopes_jpgapproved_small_2012Taking almost as long to record their albums as Def Leppard, London Oi!/streetpunk mob Argy Bargy clearly like to suffer for their art, and that art of course is songwriting.  Now well into their second decade together as a band Daryl Smith, Watford Jon, Dalbus and Ray Dust think they might have just have released the album of their career, so the four year wait for their fourth long player must have been worth it then?  We asked Johnny H to give us his verdict on the 17 songs that make up 'Hopes Dreams Lies & Schemes'.  

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Tarja - 'Act 1' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 04:00
Tarja_Act_1Tarja Turunen will most probably almost be remembered for being the ex singer of Nightwish, I mean how could she not be when she spent almost two decades fronting the Finnish symphonic metal giants. Uber Tarja fan Dave Prince is having not of this though as he is all about the legendary singer in the here and now and with this expansive double live collection spanning pretty much all of her career to date who are we to argue with URHQ's prince of parp?
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Agnostic Front/The Mongoloids/Take Offense - Bristol, The Fleece - 9th August 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:00
AF_thmbWith the Uber Rock contingent at Rebellion 2012 managing to miss Agnostic Front's Sunday night headline appearance at the festival.  We were wondering how could we possibly not cover such scene legends as they celebrate 30 years in the business?  Simple answer is we couldn't, so that is why we sent Darrel Sutton over the Severn Bridge to catch once of his fave hardcore bands of all time, in one of our fave venues of all time.  You just need to click the link to find out all about it....
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KISS - 'Destroyer: Resurrected' (UMC) Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Monday, 20 August 2012 04:00
destroyerWhen we got this resurrected version of an already classic album to review from one time kings of the glam rock world KISS, it didn't exactly take us long to find the right person to review it, that's because at URHQ we have one of the most dedicated members of the UK KISS Army's rank and file in Fraser Munro, and if one man is going to tell it like it is it's gonna be him right? So step inside our man's sequinned encrusted KISS shrine (that's his head by the way) and find out if this really is worth paying a fiver for.
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Diary of a Troublemaker: Summer 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 19 August 2012 04:30

vtdiary86Uber Rock loves Vintage Trouble - you should all know this by now. Want more proof? Uber Rock's Ben Hughes followed the band to seven dates on their UK tour and has written a must-read tour diary that includes everything you need to know about the band, including many fascinating insights into the secret world of this most incredible of outfits. From the dressing room to the dining room, Ben covers it all in another essential UR article......

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Dave Meniketti - Y&T - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 19 August 2012 04:30
Meniketti_ThumbWith what is fast approaching four decades in the music business Y&T mainman Dave Meniketti most certainly has a story to tell.  Just ask uber scribe Mark Ashby who was lucky enough to catch up with the always charming singer/guitarist recently to find out all about the band's upcoming UK shows, their 'Live At The Mystic' live set, and what's happening regarding a follow up to the 'Facemelter' album. What he most certainly wasn't expecting was the answer to where that bloody robot off the cover of 'In Rock We Trust' now resides. Read on to find out more.....
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Steve 'Zetro' Souza Print E-mail
Written by Steve 'Zetro' Souza   
Sunday, 19 August 2012 04:00
Steve_Zetro_Souza_point_thmbWhen we caught up with ex-Exodus and current Hatriot frontman Steve 'Zetro' Souza for a chat recently he asked us if he could put together his very own "must have" 13 tunes to make THE ultimate heavy metal mixtape just for Uber Rock. Well, would you turn an offer down like that? Click the link to find out exactly what tunes made up his final selection.
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Henry's Funeral Shoe/Galapagos Now!/Dead Shed Jokers/Heavy Flames/Fireroad - Brecon Fringe Festival - 11th August 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:00

brecon86After a limited musical skirmish on a mountainside proved a point that he has been making for some time, Uber Rock's Jamie Richards mosied on down to Brecon for the town's Fringe festival to catch a couple of Welsh bands that he has championed this year - Henry's Funeral Shoe and Dead Shed Jokers - and a host of others. Click that link for a welcome Shoeing...

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The Darkness - 'Hot Cakes' (Pias Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 18 August 2012 04:30

darknesshotcakesWho invited The Darkness back into the soft, white underbelly of the rock 'n' roll world? Not ones to hold a grudge...ahem...Uber Rock presents a review of the 'long-awaited' third album from the Hawkins brothers and those other two blokes. Yes, UR's Rob Watkins likes his music how he likes his lovers - simple, and a bit cheesy......

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Downtown Struts - 'Victoria' (Pirate's Press) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 17 August 2012 04:00

downtownstrutsSelf-describing their sound as punk meets Americana, Chicago-based outfit the Downtown Struts return after their 'Sail The Seas Dry' extended player with 'Victoria', its full length follow up. Uber Rock's Dom Daley finds a band that, in his humble (and handsome) opinion, are moments away from being lauded by the alternative press. We'll get in there first if you don't mind......

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Wo Fat - 'The Black Code' (Small Stone Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Thursday, 16 August 2012 04:00

wofatblackcodeTexan doom-meisters Wo Fat have joined the roster of the uber-cool Small Stone Records and their first release for the label, 'The Black Code', sees the band add a sci-fi twist to their brand of psychedelic doom. In another first, Uber Rock welcomes Jo Hayes to the review roster - click that link to see for yourself that this girl knows her rock 'n' roll onions......

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