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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters - Bristol, Colston Hall - 29th August 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 03:40

Plant thmbWhen tickets went on sale for this rarest of rare shows by Robert Plant and his latest musical adventure known as The Sensational Space Shifters, certain members of URHQ could be seen texting each other faster than horny teenagers. Why? Well these perhaps more clued in amongst the Zeppelin fan club old guard revel in each new regeneration undertaken by the time lord of frontmen, and they needed their fix of Plant. Jamie Richards picks up the story of a night to remember.

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Ministry - ‘From Beer to Eternity’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Monday, 09 September 2013 03:00

Ministry Beer‘From Beer To Eternity’ the thirteenth studio record from Industrial godfathers Ministry arrives with the backdrop of the sad passing of guitarist Mike Scaccia as one of its key inspirational themes, so will tragedy be turned into triumph as Al Jourgensen pays tribute to his fallen brother. Nev Brooks takes a look at the record and finds and album that is truly off the scale. Click the ‘Read More’ link to find out why.

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He Who Cannot Be Named - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 September 2013 03:00

HWCBN thmbHaving spent most of his adult life as the masked (and mostly nude) guitarist in psycho punks the Dwarves, you’d expect He Who Cannot Be Named to have a tale or two to tell. So with two rare UK solo live shows at last month’s Rebellion Festival Johnny H took the opportunity to catch up with the six string enigma to talk about his latest solo record ‘Love/Hate’ and his involvement in a new Dwarves album. Was he wearing any clothes? Was he wearing his mask? What the fuck do you think? Now let’s ‘Do The He Who Cannot Be Named’.

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Andy Scott - Sweet - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 06 September 2013 16:50

Andy Scott thmbSome people might think bands like KISS and Motley Crue are legendary, but without real legends like the Sweet these US copycats would really never have existed. That’s why when Jim Rowland got a call recently asking if he wanted a chat with Sweet guitarist Andy Scott it almost caused a ballroom blitz here at URHQ. So if you fancy a real slice of legendary glam rock action today you know what to do. “Are you ready Jim?”

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Shitfucker - 'Suck Cocks In Hell' (Hells Headbangers) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 06 September 2013 03:20

shitfuckernormaloverapproved small 2013A bandname to die for, an album title showcasing a vulgar display of power - emphasis on the vulgar - and an album cover so offensive that an alternate has to be slapped together to spare an entire country a bucketful of upset, Detroit's vilest, Shitfucker, release their debut album on Halloween but Uber Rock's Gaz E has already fallen in (brown) love with it.....

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Supercharger - 'Wolf Tickets' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 06 September 2013 03:00

newcoverFINSHEDSMALLFronted by former Whatever/The Almighty man Nick Parsons, Supercharger return with a new EP that takes the promise of uber-approved album 'Wrongside Of The Head' and follow-up EP 'Retox', slaps it upside the head, kicks it in the shins, and amps it up tenfold. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes thinks 'Wolf Tickets' is anything but a howler.....

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Onslaught - 'VI' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 05 September 2013 03:00

onslaughtnewalbumapproved small 2013How could UK thrash metal titans Onslaught possibly follow an album as strong as 2011's 'Sounds Of Violence'? Only by recording a future classic called '66Fuckin'6' and slapping it on a new album that Uber Rock's Matt Phelps thinks is a molten metal masterclass! Thrash at that Read More link and discover yet another album of the year contender.....

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The Dirtbombs - 'Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!' (In The Red Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 03:00

The-Dirtbombs-OoeyDetroit's The Dirtbombs don't play by the rules; they've covered both Motown classics and techno and house music over their back catalogue, now they've done what they've been promising for a decade - recorded an album of bubblegum pop songs that sound like they belong in another decade yet shine like diamonds in this day and age. Uber Rock's Gaz E chews on the amazingly-titled record...but doesn't swallow.....

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Mark Lanegan - ‘Imitations’ (Heavenly Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:00

ImitationsBringing together a dozen of his favourite songs from the likes of Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and Patsy Cline in a reimaged acoustic format for the release of his latest album ‘Imitations’, king of the alt-rock baritones Mark Lanegan is once again going out on a limb with a new release. Johnny H investigates for Uber Rock and finds an album full of heartbreak and joy for those brave enough to listen.

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Bowling For Soup - ‘Lunch. Drunk. Love’ (Que-So) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 02 September 2013 03:00

BFSWith the release of their PledgeMusic funded twelfth studio album Texan pop punkers Bowling For Soup are setting the scene perfectly for their impending farewell tour of the UK. Uber fan Dave Prince cracks open a box of Kleenex and goes track by track through ‘Lunch, Drunk, Love’ for what proves to be a very emotional experience. Read on to find out why.

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Black Spiders - 'This Savage Land' (Dark Riders/DoubleCross Records/Cooking Vinyl) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Monday, 02 September 2013 02:55

savagelandcoverWith over 10,000 people willing to raise the funds in advance for those Black Spiders to release a new album via the PledgeMusic route, you could say that interest in 'This Savage Land' was fevered. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards says "fuck you Black Spiders" as he gets to grips with another Album of the Year contender.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Gilby Clarke Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 01 September 2013 03:00

record collectionHi-Fi To Die For, the Uber Rock feature most suited to our collective nerdgasm over influential records from our pasts, returns via the virtual penmanship of Ben Hughes and his love letter to then Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and his debut solo album, 'Pawnshop Guitars'. Littered with guest appearances, this album really is to die for.....

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Bonafide - 'Bombo' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 31 August 2013 03:00

BomboSwedish rockers Bonafide return with album number four, the third produced by frontman Pontus Snibb. 'Bombo' is said to be something of a concept album, the ten tracks forming a Pulp Fiction style noir tale. Uber Rock's Gaz E tells a different story, one of a tried and trusted rock formula that pushes every button required......

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The Mission - 'The Brightest Light' (SPV/The End Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 30 August 2013 03:00

Mission The-TheBrightestLight1000x1000The Mission return with 'The Brightest Light', the first time that original band members Wayne Hussey, Simon Hinkler and Craig Adams have featured on an album together since 1990's 'Carved In Sand'. What would Uber Rock's Dom Daley find when he put on his stereo and black nail varnish - a fan pleaser simply going through the goth motions? Oh no.....

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He Who Cannot Be Named - ‘Humaniterrorist’ & ‘Love/Hate’ (Music Cannot Be Named) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 03:00

He Who Hateapproved small 2013The artiste formally known as HeWhoCannotBeNamed is back, with not one by two album releases to delight and excite the twisted fruits amongst the Uber Rock community. Lead Uber fruit Johnny H drops the needle on the record of the vinyl only ‘Humaniterrorist’ whilst blasting out the CD compilation ‘Love/Hate’, just because he can, and you will want to join him too once you read this review. Humaniterrorists worldwide listen up your masked and nude leader has spoken.

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The Temperance Movement - 'The Temperance Movement' (Earache) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 03:00

ttm albumcoverIs there a more highly-anticipated debut album in 2013 than the self-titled long player from the hotly-tipped The Temperance Movement? If so we don't know about it. Read on as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes tells you just why this is essential listening, passing a motion that you get with the movement.....

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