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Über Röck's Albums of the Year 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 00:01

Uber2012lists86It's what many have been waiting for, Über Röck's Albums of the Year 2013: the main players from ÜRHQ picking their Top 20 albums of the year, and then having their choices scored and number-crunched until a definitive Top 20 from the collective ÜR Massive was compiled. Is your favourite album on the list? Should your favourite album be on the list? Who won? All questions answered with a simple click of the mouse.....

Über Röck's Gigs of the Year 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 03:00

Uber2012lists86End of Year lists at the end of the year: seems pretty simple really, eh? But no, it seems that awards and plaudits are handed out whenever certain publications and digital denizens feel like it....generally around festival time when the 'surprise' winners just happen to be in the UK ready to collect their awards. Funny that. You won't get any of that at Uber Rock: no, we're happy to go against the grain and actually have our end of year lists at, wait for it, the end of the year. Today, we present to you the favourite gigs of the Uber Rock Massive from 2013.....

Jizzy Pearl - 'Crucified' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 December 2013 03:00

jizzycoveruseapproved small 2013'Crucified' was set to be released as the new six-track mini-album from Love/Hate but, with the threat of legal action from a former band member looming, it now appears as a solo release from frontman Jizzy Pearl. Uber Rock's Gaz E tries to get to the bottom of it all, to a backdrop of some great new music......

Vintage Concert Bill: Black Sabbath & Blue Öyster Cult - August 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 22 December 2013 04:00

sabsboc86Those of you excited at the prospect of seeing Black Sabbath live this December bow down to Bill Lindsey. The Impaler frontman saw Black Sabbath on Ronnie James Dio's first US tour with the legendary metal act, on the 'Black and Blue' tour also featuring Blue Öyster Cult; a tour that not only hit arenas, but also cinemas! Read all about it here in the final Vintage Concert Bill of 2013.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Andy Burton - Toranaga Print E-mail
Written by Andy Burton   
Sunday, 22 December 2013 03:30

toramix86One time thrash contenders Toranaga released their major label debut, 'God's Gift', back in 1990 but almost instantly the band started to derail, sadly grinding to an unpleasant halt in 1992. Fast forward to 2013 and Toranaga are back on track and ready for a fresh fight with the brutally fantastic 'Righteous Retribution'. Uber Rock wanted to find out what musical foundations lay beneath the band's thundering core so we tapped up bassist Andy Burton for his ultimate thirteen track mixtape...

No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: December Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 22 December 2013 03:00

joblogdec86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes, via her monthly 'No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit' blog, writes of the quest for an alternative Christmas number 1 in 2009, even though the warring musical acts actually belonged to the same massive corporation - sound familiar?

Starz/Leaf Hound - London, Highbury, The Garage - 18th December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 21 December 2013 04:01

Starz thmbChristmas certainly came early for one Uber Rocker this year as Johnny (All Alone) H made his way up to London (midweek mind, and on the chuff chuff) to catch the first ever show by US cult rockers Starz ably supported by UK cult rockers Leaf Hound. Yup it was certainly a night full of surprises as most of the UK rock fraternity turned out to welcome a band without whom many ‘80s hair metal bands would never have existed. Read on to find out more.

REO Speedwagon - 'Good Trouble' & 'Wheels Are Turnin' Collector's Editions (Rock Candy Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 20 December 2013 03:00

reogoodtroublecoverThe 'Remastered & Reloaded' collector's editions lovingly prepared and released by the great Rock Candy Records rarely disappoint, and that wasn't about to change when we stuffed these new editions of classic 1980s REO Speedwagon albums into the sweaty, AOR-loving palms of Uber Rock's melodic rock madman Rob Watkins.....

Nashville Pussy - ‘Up The Dosage’ (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 03:00

Nashville Pussy DosageReturning after an almost five year gap since their last studio record, Atlanta, Georgia’s finest shit-kicking rock ‘n’ roll muthas Nashville Pussy return with their sixth full lengther, ‘Up The Dosage’. At the review controls for this one is Johnny H as he tries to overcome a huge elephant in the room, namely the quote from band mainman Blaine Cartwright that this record is the band’s ‘Back In Black’. Read on to find out if it actually lives up to this audacious claim.

Bullet For My Valentine - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 6th December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 03:00

BFMVcardiffthumbIt all started with Uber Rock's Rob Watkins handing out Zombie Crew flyers at a couple of shows, yet ended with our man flashing AAA passes at anyone interested while Bullet For My Valentine ended the year in style with their 'Rule Britannia' tour. Read all about the last show of the tour, the BFMV boys hitting Cardiff where it hurts.....

Dregen/Imperial State Electric - Bristol, The Fleece - 3rd December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 03:00

Dregen thmbWith our ears still ringing from our previous night spent watching either Michael Monroe or Buckcherry and Hardcore Superstar the Uber Rock massive descended on Bristol’s Fleece venue for a night of top class glunk rock. On the bill Dregen and Imperial State Electric, and everything looked set for a potential gig of the year type scenario. Johnny H picks up the story of what unfolded next.

Various Artists - ‘Cashing In On Christmas Volume 5’ (Black Hole Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 16 December 2013 03:00

Cashing InAs Uber Rock counts down to Christmas, we asked our office Scrooge Johnny H to check out the fifth volume of Black Hole Records ‘Cashing In On Christmas’ series. Featuring the likes of Harrington Saints with Hewhocannotbenamed, Stranglehold, Maddog Surrender, Hooligan and many many more, we thought this might actually make the grumpy bastard smile for a change, so why not click the link and find out if we succeeded. Ho, Ho, Ho!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Joey Tempest - Europe Print E-mail
Written by Joey Tempest   
Sunday, 15 December 2013 03:30

Joey Thmb2013 has seen Europe celebrating their thirtieth anniversary. A celebration topped by a fantastic headlining performance at this year's Sweden Rock festival in front of thirty thousand fans. That show has just been released on DVD, Blu-ray and double CD and features a couple of outstanding covers of UFO's 'Lights Out' and Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak'. So what better time could there be than now to get Joey Tempest talking classic tracks with Uber Rock and giving us his ultimate thirteen song Midnite Mixtape?

Buckcherry/Hardcore Superstar/Venrez - Bristol, O2 Academy - 2nd December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 13 December 2013 03:00

joshtodd86decYoung, dumb and full of cum - isn't that supposed to be the bands, not the promoters? But dumb they were on a December night in Bristol, pitting shows by Buckcherry and Hardcore Superstar up against the Godfather of Glunk, Michael Monroe. Uber Rock's Gaz E felt like he'd drawn the short straw heading to the O2 Academy to cover the final UK date of a co-headline tour for your reading pleasure.....

The Darkness/LostAlone - Preston, 53 Degrees - 1st December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 03:00

darknesspreston86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes likes LostAlone. The Darkness? About them he's not so sure. On a cold, dark night in Preston love and hate would surely collide as our man found himself having a close encounter with a UFO in that city, and a blow by blow account of 'Permission To Land' - read on for the gory details.....

Enuff Z'Nuff/Blue Origin/The Peckham Cowboys/Hangfire - Crumlin, The Patriot - 1st December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins with Gaz E   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 03:00

EZNcrumlin86With the applause for their Hard Rock Hell performance still ringing in their ears, Enuff Z'Nuff made the long journey from North Wales to the South to play an intimate show in more than one sense. With members of The Quireboys, Cheap and Nasty, Primal Scream and Tigertailz scattered throughout the undercard, Uber Rock's Gaz E and Rob Watkins expected much.....


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