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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Austin Rockett - The Hip Priests Print E-mail
Written by Austin Rockett   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 05:00

austinmix86Just a few days ago a legion of Uber scribes got their asses kicked 'n' licked by the UK's greatest, dirtiest, filthiest punk 'n' roll mofos, The Hip Priests, at a gig that will live long in the memory. Now, the band's guitarist Austin Rockett spills the contents of his vinyl collection all over the glass coffee table at URHQ as he talks us through his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Motorhead Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:30

deadendthumbIt's sequel time at Uber Rock's Dead End Drive-In on this holy day, and it's a box office bomber for all the right reasons as the legendary Motorhead follow up Volume One of their 'The World Is Ours' DVD set with a stun gun of a second volume featuring a live DVD crammed with performances from Wacken, Sonisphere and Rock In Rio and a couple of CDs. URHQ's resident 'head nerd Craggy was primed to get motorized - click that link to read his cultured thoughts on the subject.....

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Mick Priestley's Axe Attack 4 Print E-mail
Written by Mick Priestley   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:00

mickmix86We really wanna see those fingers! Here's it is, the frenetic fourth fret workout from Mick Priestley and his Axe Attack column for Uber Rock. This month Mick earns his stripes by fingering you through the legendary 'Flight Of The Bumblebee', and includes an exclusive tab for your own personal use! Click that (sh)red link and get ready...this is gonna sting a little.....

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Will Mecum - Karma To Burn - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:00
KTB_Interview_Pic_thmbKarma To Burn are out on the road in Europe right now in support of their reissued debut album 'Karma to Burn; Slight Reprise'. You know the story about this release right?  It's the album where the band were originally forced to release it with vocals on or have it shelved by label bosses at Roadrunner. To get the full story behind this most bizarre tale plus much more, we asked Jim Rowland to catch up with the band's lead guitarist Will Mecum when the stoner trio played the Borderline in London recently.
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Judas Priest - 'Screaming For Vengeance - 30th Anniversary Edition' (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 21 September 2012 04:00
Screaming_30th_sleeveapproved_small_2012Thirty years on from the first time the winged warrior know as the Hellion screamed it's battle cry into the ears of a then hapless schoolboy version of Johnny H and with the arrival of this anniversary CD/DVD package at URHQ he couldn't wait to crack this open and tell you all why he thinks 'Screaming For Vengeance' is still THE defining album of the eighties for British heavy metal music.  Whether you agree with this statement or not here's H Bombz case for why everyone should own a copy of this legendary opus.
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Dokken - 'Broken Bones' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Blakout   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:00

dokkenbonesYes, it's time to wig out with a brand new album from Dokken! Frontiers Records release 'Broken Bones', the eleventeenth album from Don Dokken's hair-raising troupe of '80s cock rockers, later this week and Uber Rock asked the hair metal hierarchy at URHQ that is Matt Blakout to break the chains and try to find out if lightnin' really does strike again......

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Warrior Soul - 'Stiff Middle Finger' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 04:00

wsstiffcoverapproved_small_2012With a tour of the UK kicking off - possibly literally - this week, there is no better time than the present to review 'Stiff Middle Finger', the new album from Warrior Soul. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards travels back in time to the first time he ever saw Kory Clarke and his most essential of bands, and is then pulled back to the here and now with a blistering new album that finds the voice of Warrior Soul as loud and biting as ever. Click that link for more.....

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Magnum - 'On The 13th Day' (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 04:00
Magnum_13th_day_coverUmpteen studio albums into their career, stalwarts of the British melodic rock scene Magnum might be expected to have let up a little on the quality of their most recent releases, they are getting on a bit now you know, but as Dave Prince finds out that most certainly is not the case with the band's latest magnum (groan) opus 'On The 13th Day' which sees the band continuing in the strong vein of form captured on 'The Visitation'.  Read on to find out more.
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Danko Jones - 'Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue' (Bad Taste Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Delerict   
Monday, 17 September 2012 04:00

dankoblacknblueAfter penning a sensational review of the Danko Jones DVD 'Bring On The Mountain', and then getting a gentle ribbing from the elders at URHQ when a promo copy of the new album from one of his favourite bands turned up long before his personal copy, who else could Uber Rock ask to wax lyrical on 'Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue', the sixth album from Canadian rockers Danko Jones, than Jamie Delerict, frontman of JD & the FDCs and a true punk 'n' roll legend (no matter what Punknews.org says)? What's black and blue and read? This review when you click that link.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Roger Deering - Smash Fashion Print E-mail
Written by Roger Deering   
Sunday, 16 September 2012 05:00

deeringthumbUber Rock reviewed the great 'Blame It On The Brandy' 7" single from retro rock dandies Smash Fashion a few months ago, and marvelled at the '70s glam inspired stomp that met us as we placed the needle on the record. We asked the band's frontman Roger Deering to compile his ultimate 13 track mixtape for our now-fabled Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature, and he came back with collection of songs fit to grace many a C90....

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A.D. Adams - Crash Street Kids - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 16 September 2012 04:30

AD86With the band's great new album 'Sweet Creatures' (finally) sparkling on record store shelves, we thought it was prime time to catch up with those pesky Crash Street Kids and get the lowdown on the new record, their influences and plans for the future. These retro-fuelled rockin' mofos love Alice Cooper and Mott The Hoople, David Bowie and T. Rex....and so do we! Talking about cool '70s tunes and pretending it was work, Uber Rock's Dom Daley caught up with the band's drummer and founder member A.D. Adams for yet another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Geir Arne Dale - Humbucker - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Geir Arne Dale   
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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Graham Oliver & Steve Dawson - Oliver/Dawson Saxon - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 15 September 2012 04:00

ODS_logo_ThmbBack at the start of 2012 the pounding metal heart of Uber scribe Matt Phelps was pumping with joy at the arrival here at URHQ of the first studio album by Oliver/Dawson Saxon.  At the time describing 'Motorbiker' as "hugely impressive" we thought it would be good to get Matt to have a chat with messrs Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson a few months down the line so we could all find out what has been happening with the band in the meantime.

 

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Karma To Burn/Desert Storm - London, Camden Underworld - 1st September 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 14 September 2012 04:00

karmagig86Karma To Burn hit Europe and the UK on a pretty extensive tour in support of the release of their debut album in its original form, sans the vocals that they claim were forced on their instrumental asses by their record company. With UK stoner crew Desert Storm as support, the Camden Underworld seemed like the place to be when this tour hit Britain. Uber Rock's Jim Rowland was there, ready and willing to get instrumental...or at least part of that word......

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Reel Big Fish - 'Candy Coated Fury' (Rock Ridge Music) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:00

reelbigfishcandyWith a gap of almost three and a half years between studio albums skanking Huntington Beach punks Reel Big Fish return with 'Candy Coated Fury' and Uber Rock's Matt Phelps is ready and willing to accept the band back into his life like a bouncy old friend. Click that poisson rouge link to be taken on a wonderful journey through sunshine grooves and coked-up kangaroo moves.....

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The Dirty Heads - 'Cabin By The Sea' (Five Seven Music) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:00

dirtyheadsIn 2008 The Dirty Heads, SoCal's rock/reggae/hip-hop crossover crew, with their debut album 'Any Port In The Storm', outsold the likes of 30 Seconds To Mars and the Black Keys in the US, Rolling Stone magazine naming them one of the year's best bands. Their sophomore release, 'Cabin By The Sea', has done massive business in the States and now gets a UK release. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checked out the album and now tells you, with one click of that red link, that this is the crossover album that it's okay for rock fans to like.....

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