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Slayer - London, Alexandra Palace - 25th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:20
Reign_cover_art_thmbKick starting their summer 2012 world tour in the cultured surroundings of London's Alexandra Palace, Slayer had been hand picked by Mogwai and All Tomorrows Parties to headline the opening night of the 'I'll Be Your Mirror' festival. What's more they were due to play 'Reign In Blood' in its entirety. We sent Johnny H out with nothing more than his trusty Venom shirt and a handful of beer tokens to get us the story of the night.... and here it is. "SLLAAAYYYYYEEEEEER!"
Viking Skull - 'Cursed By The Sword' (Transcend Music) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 01 June 2012 04:00
Viking_Skull_Cursed_By_The_Sword_thmbIt's time for studio album number three from Corby road warriors Viking Skull, and who better to review this potential modern masterpiece of "heavy metal pour homme" than Ian Bell, URHQ's resident expert on titties, metal and beer. Lucky for him that's exactly what Viking Skull specialise in too, and with original member Frank Regan returning to the fold this promises to be a riot of Delta-House proportions. So crack open a cool one, pop on a porno and let Viking Skull do the rest.
The Black Bullets - 'The Black Bullets' EP (Too Loaded Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 31 May 2012 04:30

black_bulletsapproved_small_2012Rob Castle, former frontman of the uber-approved XX Cortez, promised us some loud and snotty rock 'n' roll in the near future and, thank fuck, he has delivered it. The five track EP from The Black Bullets that kicked down Dom Daley's door and forced itself upon his stereo is the real deal, dirty rock 'n' roll just the way us Uber Rockers like it. Read on and discover another great band to add to your ever-growing list of sleazy favourites.....

Brad - 'United We Stand' (Razor & Tie Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Thursday, 31 May 2012 04:00

brad'United We Stand', available now from Razor & Tie Records, is the fifth studio album from Brad, the side project of Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, Satchel's Regan Hagar and Shawn Smith of Pigeonhed. What would Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, URHQ's resident Pearl Jam lover, make of this new release? Read on to find out.....

Eve 6 - 'Speak In Code' (Fearless Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 04:00

eve6Splitting up after the cool reception afforded their third album, 'It's All In Your Head', in 2003, Eve 6 are back. After experimenting with various line-ups since their reunion in 2007 the band are back with their original line-up and their fourth studio album, 'Speak In Code'. Uber Rock's Craggy, a long-time fan of the once-lauded outfit who named themselves after The X Files and initially got lumped in with the '90s grunge movement, checked out the new album hoping that the return of the original trio would result in the return of music at the higher end of their abilities.....

Storm Corrosion - 'Storm Corrosion' (Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 04:00
Storm_Corrosion_thmbReleased earlier this month 'Storm Corrosion' is the latest labour of prog rock love from Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth. Featuring just six tracks, but with half of which all clocking in at over 10 minutes in length don't expect this release to be an easy listen as Jim Rowland finds out as he submerges himself in the sinister overtones of an album that truly sets the bar for contemporary prog rock. Intrigued? Well, read on prog fans....
Joey Ramone - '...Ya Know?' (BMG) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 May 2012 04:30

JoeyRamone-YaKnow'...Ya Know?', the second solo album from Joey Ramone, released posthumously this month, sees Joey's brother Mickey Leigh collect a slew of unreleased material - featuring the talents of Joan Jett, Steven Van Zandt, Richie Ramone and Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos among others - that many would have thought were destined to gather dust in a vault somewhere. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out an album release that was probably more inevitable than controversial.....

Delain - 'We Are The Others' (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 28 May 2012 04:00
Delain_thmbDelainers everywhere it's time for the third studio opus from your fave band. This is an album that takes inspiration from a subject matter very close to the UK metal scene and as Rob Watkins finds out it also seems to have injected a new sense of purpose into the Dutch symphonic rockers. So if you enjoy your music anthemic and drenched in heartfelt female vocals then Delain are for you.... because 'We Are The Others'.
Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Curtis Don Vito - SNEW Print E-mail
Written by Curtis Don Vito   
Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:00

curtissnewmix86His band has just released a great new single, 'Pull My Stinger', laid waste to the Rocklahoma stage, and have an ass-kicker of a new album, 'What's It To Ya', in the can ready to be released - can there possibly be a better time to catch up with SNEW and their frontman Curtis Don Vito? Of course not, that's why Curtis is the next victim of Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre. Read on as he selects his ultimate 13 song mixtape...and brings out the big guns.....

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Blood Tracks Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 27 May 2012 03:00

deadendthumb'80s Swedish glam rockers Easy Action may have been more famous for having future Europe guitarist Kee Marcello and Shotgun Messiah frontman Zinny J. Zan in their ranks, possibly more famous for claiming that Poison stole the chorus of one of their songs but, in the pop culture afflicted eyes of Uber Rock's Gaz E, they are famous for just one thing.....the awful horror movie Blood Tracks. Read on as our man digs his big box VHS out of its tomb and prepares to party like it's 1985.....

LostAlone/Mojo Fury - Bristol, Thekla - 20th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:45

lostlive86It's the first night of your UK headline tour, you're playing on a boat, and you find that there is a 9:45pm curfew - how would LostAlone, the Derby-based band responsible for one of 2012's finest albums so far, cope with the curious circumstances, especially as they have spent the previous years lording it up as support to the likes of My Chemical Romance, Paramore and 30 Seconds To Mars? Well, as Gaz E discovered, they simply took the gig outside. Read on for the uber man's marvellous minutes.....

Exit_International/The Guns/Solutions/Beasts - Cardiff, Bogiez - 18th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:30
EI_thmbWith two of the bands on the bill here tonight making his albums of the year list for 2011 Johnny H was never going to miss this four band bill for a night down Cardiff Bay with the rest of URHQ. Nah, the prospect of seeing Exit_International post Ginger & Friends tour and The Guns pre Ginger& Friends tour was too much for our man to resist, plus he got to go to Bogiez again for the first time in over two decades. Result!
The Damned/Folk Grinder - Cardiff, Coal Exchange - 18th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:14
Damned_Dave_thmbFriday night in the city of Cardiff and the old school amongst us have decamped to the city's Bay area, for some classic punk rock. Dom Daley simply can't get enough of The Damned as tonight he witnesses their punk majesties for the thousandth time, but he's got a surprise in store for us all, as not only is he actually on time but he manages to catch a quality support band in the process.  Now that really is neat, neat, neat!!!!
NOI!SE - 'Pushing On' (Longshot/Step-1/Pirates Press) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 25 May 2012 04:00
NOISE_cover_thmbSeattle's NOI!SE may not be a household name right now, but their back catalogue has just been unleashed here in UK via the ever awesome Step 1 label/webstore, so we asked Johnny H to pick up the story of NOI!SE and find out if they might just be about to break big with the release of 'Pushing On' - a fifteen track lesson in Oi!/streetpunk par excellence - Well, that's what he told us anyway.....
Gareth Vanstone - Serpentine, and Jules Millis - White Widdow - Interview Exclusives Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 25 May 2012 03:45

Serps_UK_Tour_thmbTonight in Sheffield three top class AOR bands play their first gig on a six date UK tour that looks set to bring the spirit of keyboard driven hard rock to a venue close to you.  Dave Prince caught up with two of those bands to find out all about the hottest AOR ticket in town, and why any self respecting fan of the genre should be dragging his or her spare parts over broken glass to attend one of these shows.

Anvil - 'Plugged In Permanent' & 'Absolutely No Alternative', 'Speed Of Sound' & 'Plenty Of Power' (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:00
Anvil_thmbHe's back with yet another set of Anvil reissues to tell you about, yup URHQ's official metal pounder Jim Rowland is ready to review the masters of metal and the latest set of wilderness years albums to be given a makeover by SPV/Steamhammer. So will these albums turn out to be long lost classics of the metal genre? Our man has all the answers for you....

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