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H13: Rob Wylde - Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company Print E-mail
Written by Rob Wylde   
Friday, 23 October 2015 02:00

wyldeh1386He's too pretty to be included in Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween, surely?! Turns out Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company frontman Rob Wylde is pretty vicious! Read on for a most spooktakular H13 Q&A which features the lengthiest, spookiest answer yet regarding ghostly goings-on.....

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Bullet For My Valentine/While She Sleeps/coldrain - York, The Barbican - 9th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 22 October 2015 03:00

Bullet86liveUber Rock's Ben Hughes pulled on his denim vest and headed to The Barbican in York to catch, quite unbelievably, Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine as part of their mammoth UK tour in support of chart-topping new album, 'Venom'. Would he survive, and what would be left of him? Hit the link to find out.....

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Squeeze / Dr. John Cooper Clarke - Cardiff, St David’s Hall - 9th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 03:00

SQ thmbSqueeze are enjoying something of a renaissance right now with the release of their ‘Cradle To The Grave’ long player, not that they’ve really been away you understand. We sent Uber Rock’s Johnny H out to check out the band live in the rather austere surroundings of Cardiff St. David’s Hall, and ice cream pot in hand (yes they do really sell ice cream between bands) this is what he thought of it all….

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Gun - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 8th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 03:00

Gun 2Scottish hard rockers Gun must have been ‘Frantic’ when they realised that their recent Belfast gig coincided with a vital Norn Iron Euro 2016 home qualifying game. Brothers Dante and Joolz Gizzi need not worry though as the diehards were still out in numbers along with a first timer in the shape of Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby. Every 1’s A Winner’ then, well everyone except Gordon Strachan that is.

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Def Leppard - ‘Def Leppard’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 19 October 2015 03:00

Def Leppard Album CoverIt's seven years since Def Leppard released their last studio record, the good if somewhat patchy, ‘Songs From the Sparkle Lounge’. So will the band’s largely self produced self titled eleventh studio record due to be released on earMUSIC at the end of the month live up to the audacious claim that it is their best album since ‘Hysteria’? Uber Rock’s Johnny H investigates……

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H13: Mike Schiff - The History of Metal and Horror Print E-mail
Written by Mike Schiff   
Monday, 19 October 2015 02:00

hist86What better way to open up Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween than by getting the man behind the upcoming documentary, The History of Metal and Horror, to answer thirteen horrific questions? Filmmaker Mike Schiff has spent the better part of the last year interviewing some of the biggest icons in both the metal and horror worlds, now he tackles the infamous H13.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 18 October 2015 03:00

X RaysIt seems like forever since the last time we had Mixmaster Dom Daley casting his eye over the latest vinyl releases to grace Uber Rock HQ. But he’s back brothers and sisters and this time he’s got a bag full of goodies containing new releases from the likes of The X-Rays, Last Great Dreamers, The Alarm and many, many more. Welcome then one and all to the October 2015 edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club.

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The Lemonheads - Cardiff, The Gate - 2nd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 17 October 2015 04:00

evandiff86Uber Rock's Dom Daley has waited for seven years to get his cardigan out of mothballs and see Evan Dando and The Lemonheads play live again. Wait no more, young(ish) man, for Mr. Dando awaits your gaze in Cardiff's The Gate, home of a sold out alt. rock show par excellence.....

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Exit_International/Science Bastard/KVSD/Think Pretty - Newport, Le Pub, - 2nd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 16 October 2015 03:00

Exit PosterSix years ago to the month Uber Rock’s Johnny H witnessed one of the first gigs from South Wales mentalists Exit_International as the band knocked everyone bandy supporting Eighties Matchbox. Fast forward to the here and now and E_I are about to say “Adios” as singer Scott Lee Andrews jets off to a new life in the land down under. Here’s the story of one of their final gigs at Newport’s infamous Le Pub.….

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Fearless Vampire Killers - 'Bruises' (Goremount Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 15 October 2015 03:00

fvk bruises 600In a brave move, Fearless Vampire Killers move away from the Grandomina concept behind their previous releases and get gritty with 'Bruises', their brand new six-track mini-album. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks that The Obsidian Bond, the band's own social network, won't be too disappointed with the sonic sidestep.....

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Annihilator/Archer/Harlott - Birmingham O2 Academy 2 - 30th September 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 03:00

annilive86Travel 200 miles to a gig? Be faced with looks of utter bewilderment at the venue box office? Nothing was gonna stop Uber Rock's Matt Phelps from seeing Annihilator on their UK tour, especially after our man rated new album, 'Suicide Society', as the band's best in almost two decades. Hit the link for the lowdown.....

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Dinosaur Pile-Up - 'Eleven Eleven' (SO Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 03:00

PileUp1111500approved small 2013There has been a lot of love at URHQ for 'Growing Pains' and 'Nature Nurture', the first two albums from the Leeds-based Dinosaur Pile-Up. Now, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out album number three, 'Eleven Eleven', the first recorded as a full band, and with Royal Blood's producer twiddling the knobs.....

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Stryper - 'Fallen' (Frontiers Music Srl) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 12 October 2015 03:00

stryperfallencoverThere is a song on new Stryper album, 'Fallen', that Uber Rock's Matt Phelps thinks is the band's best since the legendary 'To Hell With The Devil', the album itself arguably the Soldiers Under Command's strongest ever. There's also a choice Black Sabbath cover version alongside eleven other God-given tracks par excellence. Hit the link and you too will be fallin' for 'Fallen'.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For: Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 11 October 2015 03:00

HiFi86It took some bottle for Izzy Stradlin to walk away from the GN'R circus just as the band had climbed to the top of the ladder, but leave he did. His first solo release spawned a couple of rock radio hits and featured guest appearances from the likes of Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Nicky Hopkins. Uber Rock's Ross Welford explains why the self-titled album from Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds truly is Hi-Fi To Die For.....

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Midasuno - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 10 October 2015 04:00

Midasuno final pic thmbIf you went to a rock gig in the early noughties chances are you will have seen the finest alt rock band to ever come out of Merthyr, the mighty Midasuno. Having originally split up back in 2008 next weekend the band will play one final show in Cardiff. Before they do have their last hurrah though the guys gave Uber Rock’s Johnny H and Gaz Tidey the chance to fire some life searching questions at them just for old times’ sake. So hit the link to read the last will and testament of Midasuno.

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Geoff Tate - Operation: Mindcrime - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 10 October 2015 03:00

GTGeoff Tate will need no introduction to rockers of a certain vintage. Having sold over 25 million albums with Queensryche, he’s named his new project after the band’s most talked about and influential album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’. Armed with new album ‘The Key’, Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony caught up with Geoff and attempted to unlock the mind of the man and a few of the album’s secrets.

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