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Ian Anderson - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 26 February 2012 04:30
IA_solo_shot_thmbUber Rock interviews don't come much more legendary than this one, as Jim Rowland catches up with one of his all time heroes - Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Jim caught up with the singer recently for a chat about his soon to be released 'Thick As A Brick 2' album and tour, his hatred of the term 'prog' and what he's been up to writing tunes with The Darkness.
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Alestorm/Claim The Throne/Darkest Era - Bristol, The Fleece - 7th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 25 February 2012 05:15

ale86Warning: the live review that will greet you if you click that blood red link may be a little too piratey for you. Not for Über Röck's very own bouffant buccaneer Matt 'Mutiny' Phelps who, plank walked instead of spanked for a change, set his blackened sails in search of the golden fleece...finding a sweatier version in Bristol, manned by a legion of pirate metallers and their lusty fans.....

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Dick Venom & The Terrortones - Nottingham, Tantra - 10th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Friday, 24 February 2012 05:00

dickvenomlive86Steve Beebee pulled the short straw (at least that's what we think he said) when he chose Nottingham's Tantra as the venue for his first live review for Über Röck. Pushing his handy jotter past the dancing poles, burlesque dancers and beds, Steve managed to dribble...err... scribble down his thoughts on the single launch gig from killer kitsch rockers Dick Venom & The Terrortones. Click that link and dip into debauchery......

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The Urban Voodoo Machine/Bermondsey Joyriders - London, Relentless Garage - 10th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 23 February 2012 04:45
Vive-Le-Valentine-Poster_thmbUsing his cricket score of a birthday as an excuse to flee to the big city for a weekend away from the rest of us, we have to give Johnny H credit that at least he chose this Vive Le Rock endorsed night as the one at which to drown his midlife crisis. "Vive Le Valentine" was the title of the evening and our uber rocking lothario was more than up for the challenge with a bill boasting some of the UK's finest home grown rock 'n' roll talent.
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Dan Reed/Hounds Of Justice/The Bleedin Noses - Ebbw Vale Cultural Centre (EVI) - 9th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 05:00

danevi86It was February the 9th, Johnny H's birthday, yet the Über Röck legend could not attend this all-acoustic gig at the EVI for one simple reason: he shares a hairstyle (if you can even call it that?!) with the legendary Dan Reed and the latter had already made plans for the evening. Those plans? Amazing those lucky enough to witness a stunning solo performance, as Rob Watkins discovered....

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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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