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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: September Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 04:00

joblog186The start of a new month, and the start of a new regular feature on Uber Rock: No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit. You will have noticed the great reviews from our latest rock 'n' roll recruit Jo Hayes appearing over the last few weeks; now Jo debuts her blog with a welcome tale of rock 'n' roll charity, fuelled by a number of things very close to her heart. Click that lick and enjoy.....

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Ken Stringfellow - 'Danzig In The Moonlight' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 01 September 2012 04:00

kenstringfellowdanzigcoverapproved_small_2012Trust us; there will not be a better album title this year than 'Danzig In The Moonlight'. Okay, so the title is great, but what about the album? Well, if we told you that Ken Stringfellow was one of the power pop legends behind seminal act The Posies you'd be interested, right? Right?! Uber Rock's Ben Hughes investigated the glorious case of an offbeat, laidback curio.....

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Incubus - 'Incubus HQ Live' (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 31 August 2012 04:00

incubuslivehqIn the summer of last year Incubus collaborated with Sony Music Entertainment and producer/director Marc Scarpa on 'Incubus HQ Live', a participatory media exhibit and real time documentary that allowed unprecedented fan access and interaction with the band as they prepared for the release of their seventh studio album. Now, the band have released the ambitious project and Uber Rock's Rob Watkins checked it out.....

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The 69 Eyes - 'X' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Thursday, 30 August 2012 04:00

69eyesxcoverHelsinki vampires The 69 Eyes return with 'X', their first studio album since 2009's acclaimed 'Back In Blood'. Uber Rock's Jo Hayes got her teeth into this new platter that is staking a claim for number one goth rock album of 2012. Will this dark disc shine like a full moon, or stink like a clove of garlic? Click that blood red link to find out.....

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Dom Daley's Uber Rock Guide to GLUNK Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 04:00

glunk86When not troubling us with tales of extreme depravity Uber Rock's clown prince Zoot creates new genres of music, just for fun. We wanted something special to celebrate our third birthday - today! - so we asked Dom Daley to investigate the now legendary GLUNK genre, recommending the finest musical moments that fit into the crazy category along the way. Click that link and get ready to go as Glunk as fuck.....

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The Creepshow - York, The Duchess - 12th August 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:00

creeplive86Here's something to tide you over: Uber Rock's Ben Hughes entered The Duchess in York not sure what to expect; female-fronted Canadian horror punks The Creepshow had just replaced their singer and our man was sure that they weren't gonna be as crypt cool as previously. How wrong he was. Click that blood red link to discover just how new singer Kenda made the step up...and over.....

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Gallows - 'Gallows' (Venn Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 27 August 2012 04:00

gallowsalbumapproved_small_2012When Frank Carter parted company with Gallows to go on quest to find Pure Love his former band (and brother) were lost, right? Wrong. Very wrong, in fact. With the recruitment of Alexisonfire's Wade MacNeil Gallows, as Uber Rock Gaz E discovered, pulled off a masterstroke as this, the band's self-titled third album, is essential listening. Read on to find out why.....

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Vinnie Stigma - Agnostic Front - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:30
URTV_thmbVinnie Stigma is a name synonymous with the New York Hardcore scene largely due to his 30 years spent playing guitar in scene godfathers Agnostic Front, a band Darrel Sutton has been a lifelong fan of. With this in mind it was something of a humbling experience to witness our scribe bumbling away over a cappuccino with Vinnie recently ahead of what would prove to be an explosive gig in Bristol's Fleece venue later that night. We obviously wanted to share this experience with you, so today URTV proudly presents 30 plus minutes of interview mayhem "Stigma-style".
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The Uber Rock Singles Club Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:15
The_StuffWith the August bank holiday upon us Johnny H has once again opted to stay at home rather than turn up with the hordes to watch a load of dodgy Indie bands playing in a rain swept field somewhere in Berkshire.  Well lucky us we say because as a result he's had time to catch up with some of the many quality vinyl releases we've been sent recently.  Ladies and gentlemen start up your turntables for yet another edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club and a whole load of great new music to discover.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Maximillian - Generation Graveyard Print E-mail
Written by Maximillian   
Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:00

maxmix86Their self-titled debut EP kicked the shit out of us here at URHQ in 2010 now London death punks Generation Graveyard are about to release its follow up, yet another aural assault on the senses that will push you against a wall and fuck you up. We cornered the band's filthy frontman Maximillian and asked him to give us his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....and he didn't disappoint with a collection of songs guaranteed to skullfuck your stereo. Read on for the latest essential Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2012 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 10th - 12th August 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 25 August 2012 04:00
BOA_2012_thmbBack for yet another full on weekend of all things metal Bloodstock Open Air 2012 boasted one its strongest line ups to date, with headliners Alice Cooper, Machine Head and Behemoth ensuring it was also one of the festival's busiest years.  Jim Rowland was the our man on site basking in not only some of the best weather the UK had seen this summer but also some of the best live music.
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Soul Asylum - 'Delayed Reaction' (429 Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Friday, 24 August 2012 04:00

soulasylumIt's been six long years since Soul Asylum last released an album; six years and six million tears fallen from the eyes of Uber Rock's resident romantic rock 'n' roll Romeo, Craggy. How would 'Delayed Reaction', the band's first album to not feature founder member Karl Mueller who they lost to cancer, hold up after such a lengthy release hiatus? Click that link to find out if this band's career really does have a silver lining.....

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Argy Bargy - 'Hopes Dreams Lies & Schemes' (Randale Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:00

Argy_Bargy_Hopes_jpgapproved_small_2012Taking almost as long to record their albums as Def Leppard, London Oi!/streetpunk mob Argy Bargy clearly like to suffer for their art, and that art of course is songwriting.  Now well into their second decade together as a band Daryl Smith, Watford Jon, Dalbus and Ray Dust think they might have just have released the album of their career, so the four year wait for their fourth long player must have been worth it then?  We asked Johnny H to give us his verdict on the 17 songs that make up 'Hopes Dreams Lies & Schemes'.  

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Tarja - 'Act 1' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 04:00
Tarja_Act_1Tarja Turunen will most probably almost be remembered for being the ex singer of Nightwish, I mean how could she not be when she spent almost two decades fronting the Finnish symphonic metal giants. Uber Tarja fan Dave Prince is having not of this though as he is all about the legendary singer in the here and now and with this expansive double live collection spanning pretty much all of her career to date who are we to argue with URHQ's prince of parp?
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Agnostic Front/The Mongoloids/Take Offense - Bristol, The Fleece - 9th August 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:00
AF_thmbWith the Uber Rock contingent at Rebellion 2012 managing to miss Agnostic Front's Sunday night headline appearance at the festival.  We were wondering how could we possibly not cover such scene legends as they celebrate 30 years in the business?  Simple answer is we couldn't, so that is why we sent Darrel Sutton over the Severn Bridge to catch once of his fave hardcore bands of all time, in one of our fave venues of all time.  You just need to click the link to find out all about it....
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KISS - 'Destroyer: Resurrected' (UMC) Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Monday, 20 August 2012 04:00
destroyerWhen we got this resurrected version of an already classic album to review from one time kings of the glam rock world KISS, it didn't exactly take us long to find the right person to review it, that's because at URHQ we have one of the most dedicated members of the UK KISS Army's rank and file in Fraser Munro, and if one man is going to tell it like it is it's gonna be him right? So step inside our man's sequinned encrusted KISS shrine (that's his head by the way) and find out if this really is worth paying a fiver for.
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