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Caliban - 'I Am Nemesis' (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 04:45
CalibanCaliban may have just released their eighth album, 'I Am Nemesis', but this is the first album by the German metalcore outfit that David Whistance has ever had the pleasure of hearing in full. So will our resident expert heavy metallurgist dig what the new breed has to offer him? Well, step inside and you'll soon find out...
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Misfits - Bristol, The Fleece - 6th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:00
Misfits_Poster_thmbIt's the last night of the Misfits six date UK tour and fiend for life Fraser Munro can't wait to wash himself in some of the 'Devil's Rain'. Crammed into a tiny venue in Bristol he was in for a big surprise as Jerry Only, Dez Cadena and new guy Eric "Chupacabra" Arce didn't exactly hold back on the new tunes. So, what can the rest of the world expect on this tour? Well, read on to find out.
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The Trial - 'The Trial' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Monday, 20 February 2012 05:30

the-trial-1984_2Über Röck welcomes Steve Beebee to its ever-swelling ranks of righteous rock 'n' roll  writers.....and what an album to open his account with. The Trial was the name of Kory Clarke's pre-Warrior Soul outfit and this, their self-titled album, had become something of a Holy Grail to fans and collectors alike. Now, released for the first time, this time capsule from 1983 has been cracked open: if you're curious about this curio, then read on........

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Field Music - 'Plumb' (Memphis Industries) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 20 February 2012 04:45
Field_Music_Plumb_thmbLumped in with the indie/NME crowd Sunderland prog poppers Field Music are anything but that if you listen to Johnny H. Nah, he hears a band steeped in the traditions of British rock within the grooves of their fourth album, 'Plumb', even if that particular brand of rock might have their singers standing on one leg. Intrigued? You should be, as Uber Rock once again asks you to push your musical boundaries of good taste.
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Boombox Bootlegs - Tape 4 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 19 February 2012 05:30

boomboxthumbBoombox Bootlegs returns with another vintage performance recorded from the crowd of a classic gig and archived on a timeless Memorex dB 90 cassette. Gaz E goes back to 1990 and the debut UK headline shows from The Black Crowes, shows filled with seminal cover tunes and original songs that would never see the light of day again....

 

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Sal Abruscato - A Pale Horse Named Death - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 19 February 2012 04:45
Sal_bw_thmbSal Abruscato is no stranger to the darker sides of life; musically and personally. A founding member of Type O Negative as well as being the skins-man for Life of Agony, he now finds himself out front with his new band A Pale Horse Named Death. Rich Hobson caught up with Sal recently on his debut UK tour with his new outfit to find out if ... hell really will follow him home after the show.
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Mastodon/The Dillinger Escape Plan/Red Fang - Bristol, O2 Academy - 5th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:00

mast86The O2 Academy in Bristol was the host of the opening night of arguably the heaviest tour that 2012 will provide as the mighty Mastodon arrived in town, the heavy duty Dillinger Escape Plan and cult mofos Red Fang in tow as support. Über Röck's Jamie Richards, ears finally having stopped bleeding, was there to witness a band who could one day rule the metal world....

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Reckless Love/Jettblack/The Treatment - London, The Garage - 2nd February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 17 February 2012 05:00

rllive86Unable to get tickets to sit in the audience for the filming of Loose Women and not brave enough to drill a hole in the wall of a girls' locker room like an '80s teen movie character, Über Röck's Matt Phelps gets to hang around with, and look at, sweaty women by pretending to like bands like Reckless Love, Jettblack and The Treatment. That has to be his excuse as he limped all the way to the Garage to see a line-up billed as rock's Next Big Thing.....

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Nitrogods - 'Nitrogods' (Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Thursday, 16 February 2012 04:45
Nitrogods_thmbapproved_small_2012Listing ZZ Top, Quo and Rose Tattoo amongst their many influences there's only really one band name on the lips of David Whistance as he reviews the debut album from German three-piece Nitrogods, and that name is Motorhead. But wait just a minute, that's not a complaint you understand, as David thinks he may have just found the rock 'n' roll album of the year. Click the link to find out more about this prodigious release.
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Sebastian Bach - Ziggy's, Winston Salem, NC - 1st February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 05:00

bach86liveuseSebastian Bach was back with a bullet with 'Kicking and Screaming', last year's heavy-hitter of an album, and, as he launched his new US tour, the vixen chapter of Über Röck Wörldwide was makin' a mess front and centre on the opening night. Kim Thore reports from a darkened room......full of metalheads.....

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Thin Lizzy/Clutch/Triggerfinger - Cardiff, St David's Hall - 1st February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 05:00
Lizzy_Logo_ThumbWith a hugely successful first twelve months under their belts as Thin Lizzy, messrs Downey, Wharton, Gorham, Mendoza and Warwick now have a new recruit to introduce to us all in the shape of ex Alice Cooper guitar man Damon Johnson, so what better way for him to say "hello" than via a twelve date tour of the UK. Johnny H caught up with the guys in Cardiff hoping to not get any more Irish inside him other than a few sneaky Jamesons between bands. "Are you out there H Bombz?"
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Mark Lanegan Band - 'Blues Funeral' (4AD) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 13 February 2012 04:45
Mark_Lanegan_thmbSolo album number seven from ex Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan, and from the build up to the release of 'Blues Funeral' it could be his best yet. Johnny H steps inside the world of a modern day vocal icon and finds a place full of both danger and beauty. Are you brave enough to join him?
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Therapy? - 'A Brief Crack Of Light' (Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 13 February 2012 04:30

TherapyThe number thirteen may be unlucky for some but not Über Röck's most rugged son Döm Daley who got to check out 'A Brief Crack Of Light', the thirteenth studio album from Therapy? Read on for the craic on the '...crack....'

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Pearl Aday - Über Röck Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:15

pearladayint86She might have Meat Loaf for a dad and Anthrax's Scott Ian for a husband but Pearl Aday deserves to be recognised as an artist in her own right because, with a voice like the one she possesses, she is certainly deserving of the attention. Matt Phelps caught up with Pearl to talk about her new acoustic album and her plans to tour in support of it. Read on for yet another great Über Röck interview exclusive.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - The Presidents Of The United States Of America Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:00
record_collectionCountryside loving peach eater Craggy can't wait for the return of The Presidents Of The United States Of America to the UK live stage next month, in fact he's so excited that he penned this piece about their breakthrough 1995 album before we even had a chance to ask him. Love 'em or hate 'em there's no denying the guys wrote some damn catchy songs on their five strings, so step inside as we revisit the musical heyday of the band known affectionately as "PUSA".
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Ginger Wildheart - 'Kiss Alive II (Acoustic Live In Birmingham)' (Vinyl Junkie) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 11 February 2012 04:45
ginger-kiss-alive-2With Ginger Wildheart deep in the recording process for his upcoming triple Pledge album, and also having recently commented to effect that he "wants to take a break from playing live" we wondered what does a Wildhearts fan going cold turkey for some titian action have to do to get a musical fix right now? Well let's ask Rich Hobson shall we as he reviews Ginger's recently released live acoustic CD. He may have wanted the best - but did our man get the best?
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