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Pig Destroyer - 'Book Burner' (Relapse Records) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 15 November 2012 03:00

Pig_coverapproved_small_2012Virginia's extreme metal grindfathers Pig Destroyer are back with album number five and this time around as well as delivering their usual brutal punch to the face type of music they are also ready to push your musical boundaries to their very limits as Darrel Sutton is about to explain.  Nineteen tracks in nearly 33 minutes might be verging on prog for our speed crazed scribe but he's certainly not complaining.

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Biters - 'Last Of A Dying Breed' (Pipeline Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 03:00

bitersdyingbreedapproved_small_2012Uber Rock hearts Biters - we can't deny it. The new EP from Tuk and Co. was greeted at URHQ by a tsunami of emotion, the 'Last Of A Dying Breed' welcomed into our lives like the glunk rock manna from Heaven that is surely is. Uber Rock's Dom Daley, once again, explains how, if you don't like what you see here, get the Glunk out.....

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Witchcraft - 'Legend' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 03:00
WitchcraftSwedish heavy rock bruisers Witchcraft are back with a new line up and a new record label but the big question is do they still sound as psychedelic or as gloomy with this their fourth album 'Legend'? We asked Jim Rowland to take a look at the nine track slab o' rock and suddenly he thinks he might just have found his sure fire contender for album of the year. Read on to find out just exactly what it is he is so excited about.
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Soundgarden - 'King Animal' (Seven Four Entertainment/Republic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 12 November 2012 03:00

soundgardenkinganimalSoundgarden are back with 'King Animal', the grunge superstars' first studio album in sixteen years. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins got primal with his animal side to check out this comeback to try and find out if it was a case of 'buy it' or 'by the numbers' - hit that rusty link to discover if our man wanted to get dirty on this particular animal farm.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dirt Box Disco Print E-mail
Written by Dirt Box Disco   
Sunday, 11 November 2012 03:00
Dirtbox_DiscoWith their 'Legends' album, being lauded as possibly one of the finest pieces of punk rock this millennia.  Just how do you find out the influences behind such an awesome piece of music?  Why you ask all five band members responsible to select three songs each that they would put on a mixtape, and you then stand back and simply marvel at the ensuing chaos.  Ladies and gentlemen Uber Rock is proud to present the genius behind Dirt Box Disco.
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'AC/DC: Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be' - Mick Wall (Orion) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Sunday, 11 November 2012 02:00

acdcbook86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards loves AC/DC. He's also partial to the writing of Mick Wall. When they met within the pages of the new Orion release, 'AC/DC: Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be', our man knew it would be moider to not indulge in the written word, especially when it promised to get the 'DC dirt right under its fingernails. Hit that link - it looks like we got ourselves a reader.....

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Alan Williamson - LostAlone - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Alan Williamson   
Saturday, 10 November 2012 03:00

alanlostaloneAlan Williamson, bass player with LostAlone, tells Uber Rock of one of his most hellish gig experiences. What would you do if you walked out on stage in front of a sold out Wembley Arena while supporting 30 Seconds To Mars and suddenly discovered that your amp wasn't turned on? Hit that embarassing red link and find out.....

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Don Dokken - Dokken - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Saturday, 10 November 2012 03:00
dondokken_thmbHaving just released his eleventh studio album in his hugely sucessful career, Don Dokken has stated that 'Broken Bones' will most likely be his last recorded under the infamous Dokken name.  So what is up in the Dokken camp?  Well our Stateside uber vixen Kim Thore is the person to find out if anyone is, as she picks up the phone and chats with the frontman about hair metal, stretching your musical boundaries and, ummmm, cubism .
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The Heavy/Ellie King - Bristol, Fiddlers - 2nd November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 09 November 2012 04:00
The_Heavy_Jpeg_thmbUK indie rock/soul titans The Heavy have been making some major inroads into converting the world to the sound of their 'Glorious Dead' album over the last few months, playing what was effectively a rare home town gig at the Fiddlers in Bristol last week we sent Nev Brooks along to sample some of the sweetest and sweatiest grooves on the UK scene right now.  Does the show have all the makings for a potential gig of the year?  Well let's see what funk soul brother Brooks has to say about it all.
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Steve Hughes/Jason John Whitehead - Ebbw Vale, Beaufort Ballroom - 2nd November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 09 November 2012 03:55
Steve_Hughes_thmbWe don't normally cover comedy here on Uber Rock but when Australian stand up (and ex Mortal Sin drummer) Steve Hughes hit the South Wales valleys recently as part of his 'Big Issues' tour we just had to be there.  So would this prove to be just another night(mare) just off the A465 for yet another warrior soul trying to do something a little bit challenging?  Johnny H was on hand to review the show with getaway car once again at the ready just in case.
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The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing/Wil Hodgson/Andrew O'Neil - Cardiff, Bogiez - 28th October 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Chris O   
Friday, 09 November 2012 03:30

Menbogiez86Not satisfied that the 13 Days of Halloween article from Andrew O'Neil of The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing was one of the most popular of this year's entries, Uber Rock's Chris O took it upon himself to check out the band live when they brought their brand of steampunk to Bogiez in Cardiff, where they were supported by Andrew O'Neil. Confused? All will be explained.....

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The Uber Rock/Zombie Crew Halloween Hellraiser - Ebbw Vale, EVI - 27th October 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 09 November 2012 03:00

review86How do you cover an event that you have organised without it looking like one big pat on the back? Easy - you get one of Uber Rock's most cultured scribes to pay to get in and act just like one of the clued-in punters who knew where to be on a spooktakular night in October. Click that link and discover how Deathbullet, Black Tamanous, Generation Graveyard, Revok...err....A470, and Exit_International raised hell.....

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Aerosmith - 'Music From Another Dimension!' (Columbia) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:01
AerosmithIt's been eleven years since Aerosmith's last proper studio album and Johnny H had pretty much all but given up the ghost of ever seeing a new one, what with all the in fighting and piss poor ballad compilations that have occurred since 'Just Push Play' was released.  But who says miracles can't happen, as here is his review of the album we all thought might never be, but is it really 'Music From Another Dimension?' Well click the link to find out.
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Wolfsbane - London, Relentless Garage - 25th October 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:00
Wolfsbane_2012_tour_thmbThey're back, bolder, older and balder, and they're here to save the world! Who could Jim Rowland be referring to?  Why the UK's finest exponents of party metal Wolfsbane that's who.  Our man caught up with the lads from Tamworth as they played a packed out headline show at London's Relentless Garage recently, and boy did everyone in attendance have a bloody great time with some gritty, grassroots British rock'n'roll. Read on to find out more.
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Blood Command - 'Funeral Beach' (Fysisk Format) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 05:00

bloodcommandbeachapproved_small_2012Female-fronted alt noise from Bergen, Norway - not everyone's cup of tea, granted. But Uber Rock's Gaz E loved Blood Command's debut album that dropped in 2010, making this follow-up an essential listen for our man on the beach. Are you ready for a female-fronted Gallows turning in one of the albums of the year? Then read on....

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The Last Vegas - 'Bad Decisions' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Chris O   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 04:30

lastvegasbaddecisionsChicago kicks ass - the record played backwards in Little Nicky told us all that. More proof comes in the form of the new album from Chicago mofos The Last Vegas, a hard rockin' bunch who channel the best of the Seventies and Eighties and then run it through a garage until it's as dirty as it can be. Uber Rock's Chris O loves this album - click that link to discover why.....

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