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Fell On Black Days/Trigger McPoopshute/[Ten Cent Toy]/Outgunned - Ebbw Vale, EVI - 4th August 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins & Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 11 August 2012 05:00

fobdevi86Sandwiched between the uber-approved review of their long-awaited debut album and the long player's actual release, South Wales metal marauders Fell On Black Days managed to squeeze in an album release show in their home town of Ebbw Vale. Supported by Outgunned, [Ten Cent Toy] and Trigger McPoopshute this show, as Rob Watkins and Darrel Sutton (in between throwing shapes) discovered, was a decibel-busting debauched delight.....

Rob Zombie - 'Mondo Sex Head' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 10 August 2012 04:30

RZmondomoonIn between albums, with a new horror movie and a co-headline US and European tour with Marilyn Manson to promote, Rob Zombie heads into familiar territory with the third remix album of his career. 'Mondo Sex Head' features songs from both the Rob and White Zombie back catalogues remixed by the likes of JDevil (Korn's Jonathan Davis) and The Bloody Beetroots and, as Gaz E discovered, the third time isn't always the charm.....

Blackmore's Night - 'A Knight In York' plus Candice Night - 'Reflections' (UDR) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:00

Blackmores_Night_thmbWith his former band mates in Deep Purple announcing earlier this week that they will be headlining Wacken Festival in 2013 we started to wonder what Ritchie Blackmore has been up to recently. We certainly didn't have to look too far as there he is lurking amongst some bales of hay with his band of minstrels know as Blackmore's Night. So to fill in the gaps we asked Jim Rowland to take a peak at the band's latest live release and the latest studio album from their singer Candice Night. Also you could win a copy of each, if you can answer a simple 'gender-bending' question. Now click the link to find out more. 

Bonafide - 'Ultimate Rebel' (Off Yer Rocker Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 05:00

Bonafide-UltimateRebelapproved_small_2012Swedish classic rockers Bonafide have been filling some of the heads at URHQ with rock for some time, but Jamie Richards had tried his hardest to resist their retrofied rock 'n' roll charms......that is, until he was given the band's new album, 'Ultimate Rebel', to review for your friendly neighbourhood Uber Rock. With the new long player doing the pretty on his stereo, UR's hard-to-get scribe finally succumbed to the sweet sounds of the Swedish seducers. Read on to discover why our man is so much of a convert that Bonafide now sit firmly in his tentative album of the year list.....

Steelhouse Festival 2012 - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - 27th-29th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 05:00

steel2012thumbLaunching in 2011 with the likes of Tigertailz, Black Spiders and The Quireboys gracing its wonderful mountaintop location, the Steelhouse Festival returned for its second year with an extra day and extra oomph band-wise too; the likes of Feeder, Reef, The Answer, Gun, Saint Jude, Revoker and The Union ready to take this special event to the next level. Uber Rock's Johnny H, Gaz E and Rob Watkins, with the camera of courtesy photographer Ashlea Matthews backing them up, took to the picturesque setting of Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm to watch a budding festival flower in fine style.....

Stallion Four - 'Rough Times' (Pure Rock Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 06 August 2012 05:00

stallion4albumIt's been a few years since Swedish rockers Stallion Four first came to the attention of Uber Rock's Gaz E. With the band's debut album unleashed by German label Pure Rock Records our man finally had to chance to discover if this classic rock band had delivered on a promise that they made near the end of the last decade. Will the 'Rough Times' disappoint, or will they rock the hell out of all who listen in time honoured fashion? Read on to find out.....

Lita Ford - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Sunday, 05 August 2012 05:00

litaint86Uber Rock loves The Runaways and, while we may well have come down on the Joan Jett side of the street, we still love Lita Ford! With her new album 'Living Like A Runaway' troubling the stereos of clued-in rockers worldwide what better time to catch up with the legendary rocker than right here, right now? Uber Rock's US ubervixen Kim Thore caught up with Lita recently and got all the news that you just need to know. Click that link for an essential shot of poison.....

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Heavy Metal Parking Lot Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 05 August 2012 04:30

deadendthumbThis film was always going to be featured in Uber Rock's Dead End Drive-In but, with a UK DVD release this week, there is no time like to the present to enter the Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Filmed outside a concert from Judas Priest, and support band Dokken, in 1986, this short film has achieved deserved cult status. Gaz E checks out the feature packed DVD that he says you just have to own: click that link to find out why.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dead Shed Jokers Print E-mail
Written by Dead Shed Jokers   
Sunday, 05 August 2012 04:00

deadshedmix86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards raved about 'Peyote Smile', the debut album from Welsh outfit Dead Shed Jokers at the turn of this year. With an impressive debut that was recorded live, the Aberdare-based five piece, who claim to live and practice in a shed in the outback of Rhigos, have now turned in a collective effort as Uber Rock searches for the ultimate thirteen song mixtapes from as many bands as possible.....

The Michael Des Barres Band - 'Carnaby Street' (Gonzo Multimedia) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 August 2012 04:00
Michael_Des_BarresHe may have been Oscar Wilde in velvet jeans back in 1967, but what does Michael Des Barres look and sound like when he takes a walk down 'Carnaby Street' in 2012? Johnny H has been waiting 26 years to find out so we thought it only fair he get the chance to review the all new studio album from the one time frontman of Silverhead, Detective, Chequered Past and Power Station. The million dollar question of course being does it sound like any of his previous outfits? Well, take a look inside to find out.....
Fell On Black Days - 'Talion' (Brutal Elite Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 03 August 2012 04:00

fobdtalionapproved_small_2012South Wales bruisers Fell On Black Days have been shaping to release their debut album for an age - it is finally set to arrive this month....and set to kick the teeth out of your head while doing so. Gaz E checks out the highly-anticipated long player 'Talion' and, after finally composing himself, explains why FOBD have produced what they have long since threatened.....

Candlemass - 'Psalms For The Dead' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 02 August 2012 04:00
Candlemass'Psalms For The Dead' is studio album number 11 from the Swedish godfathers of doom metal Candlemass, plus it's also their final album although if the band are to be believed they will not be splitting up any time soon. We asked our Irish godfather of doom metal Mark Ashby to travel back to a time when he first discovered the epicus doomicus metallicus of the guys from Stockholm and tell us if this album really does their metal legacy justice.
Ryan Roxie - 'The Roxie Box' (Bandcamp) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:00
Roxie_Box_86pxRyan Roxie is anything but just a touring guitarist in Alice Cooper's band as any clued in Uber Rocker will already know. Having played with bands such as Dad's Porno Mag, along with fronting his own Roxie 77 outfit, we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate his life in music (so far) other than via this 4 disc career retrospective. Russ P pops open the VFM collection and suddenly finds he wants one all of his own for Xmas. If you read his review you'll probably want one too.
D.R.I./Moral Dilemma/Mutator - Cardiff, Bogiez - 22nd July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 04:00

DRI_thumbBack in Europe for most of the month of July for a series festival and club shows, Darrel Sutton caught up with hardcore/crossover legends D.R.I. at one of the latter type events in Cardiff's very intimate Bogiez club and found a band right at the top of their trashing game. With Zoot and Johnny H also in attendance this was gonna be a messy night for our very own Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, so click the link and find out what happened next. 

Loverboy - 'Rock 'N' Roll Revival' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 30 July 2012 04:00
LoverboyWith their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy have sold more than 10 million albums during their career. Dave Prince looks at why this success has never crossed over to the UK as he picks up the band's 'Rock 'N' Roll Revival' album to find some nice surprises both old and new.
Vintage Trouble at Abertillery Blues Rock Festival 2012 - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 29 July 2012 04:15
URTV_thmbWe've followed Vintage Trouble pretty much since the day we first got to see a live promo DVD of them prior to their first low key UK tour back at the start of 2011, the band's infectious brand of rock 'n' soul instantly striking a chord with us. So for said band to play a show in URHQ's hometown recently was certainly a "pinch me" moment for some of us, so much so Johnny H actually booked some interview time with them just to make sure he wasn't dreaming. He of course wasn't, and here, Troublemakers everywhere, is the video evidence to prove it.

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