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Ginger Wildheart - 'Kiss Alive II (Acoustic Live In Birmingham)' (Vinyl Junkie) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 11 February 2012 04:45
ginger-kiss-alive-2With Ginger Wildheart deep in the recording process for his upcoming triple Pledge album, and also having recently commented to effect that he "wants to take a break from playing live" we wondered what does a Wildhearts fan going cold turkey for some titian action have to do to get a musical fix right now? Well let's ask Rich Hobson shall we as he reviews Ginger's recently released live acoustic CD. He may have wanted the best - but did our man get the best?
Biohazard - 'Reborn In Defiance' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 10 February 2012 04:45
Biohazard_thmbNew York hardcore titans Biohazard are back with 'Reborn In Defiance' and pit-scarred veteran Darrel Sutton welcomes the boys back with open arms as he spies lucky 13 (as in tracks) on the band's ninth studio album and prepares to stage dive into a wall of death in celebration. Will it be worth the pain? Well read on to find out...
Mikkey Dee - Motorhead - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 05:00
Mikkey_ThumbWith his band Stateside and already ploughing headlong into their touring schedule for 2012, Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee took some time out recently to chat with Rich Hobson about what keeps the legendary band fired up and what delights we can expect from the band everyone would love to be in over the next few months. Uber Rockers wherever you are in the world - this is Motorhead and they play rock 'n' roll.
Lincoln Durham - 'The Shovel [vs] The Howling Bones' (Rayburn Publishing) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 05:00

lincoln20durhamapproved_small_2012Lincoln Durham might have been named after random pins were stuck into a UK A-Z but, located behind the home nation handle, Über Röck's Craggy finds a debut album of inspired Americana. In the battle of 'The Shovel vs. The Howling Bones' the only winner is the listener.....

Dear Superstar - 'Damned Religion' (Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 04:00
Damned_Religion_Album_sleeveAlbum number three from Mancunian rockers Dear Superstar and this time they've brought platinum selling platter producing Bob Marlette along to enjoy the ride. Uber scribe Ian B has seen the band loads of times live, but he admits he's yet to be blown away by their studio output. So will 'Dammed Religion' be the Superstar album to finally "do it" for him? Click the link to read his verdict.
Prima Donna - 'Bless This Mess' (Acetate Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 06 February 2012 05:00

primablessapproved_small_2012If 'After Hours', the glorious 2008 album from LA retro rock 'n' roll champions Prima Donna, didn't impress you then, please, direct your mouse to or whatever other metal website you trouble your stupid face with and click away to your steel heart's content. Us cool kids, however, will be listening to 'Bless This Mess', the new album from a band who have stomped their way to the top of the uber-approved pops...

Van Halen - 'A Different Kind Of Truth' (Interscope) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 06 February 2012 04:55
A_Different_Kind_Of_Truth_thmbBand reunions can be tricky affairs, just look at the mess that some of the eighties hair metal bands find themselves in these days, and you'll need no further evidence.  So would the name of Van Halen be likely to be added to that list anytime soon now they have original frontman David Lee Roth back behind the mic?  Johnny H finds the band telling 'A Different Kind Of Truth' with their first full studio album since 1984, but does he like what he hears?  Well, read on to find out.
Hi-Fi To Die For - AC/DC Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Sunday, 05 February 2012 05:00

record_collectionRecorded after a European tour at the start of 1983, 'Flick Of The Switch' saw AC/DC attempt to bring back the raw sound of the band. While considered critically to be one of the band's lesser moments Malcolm and Angus Young have always stood by the album and now they are joined by Über Röck's Jamie Richards who cracks open his time capsule and finds a record that he still considers Hi-Fi To Die For......

Lee 'Lizzy' Evans - Hangfire - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 05 February 2012 04:30

lee86When Tigertailz did the decent thing and relieved Matt Blakout of his services by email, dampening the buzz around the band to the slight whirr of their ever-revolving door of band members, he resisted the urge to embarrass himself on social networking sites and, instead, concentrated on the music, getting his head down and joining up with Welsh rockers Hangfire. With the arrival of the band's debut album Über Röck's Matt Phelps caught up with the band's guitarist Lee 'Lizzy' Evans and discovered that the Hangfire path to the present day has itself been touched by genuine tragedy........

Young Guns - 'Bones' (Play It Again Sam) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:10

bones300Young Guns went to Thailand to record their 'difficult' second album and all they got me was this lousy t-shirt. With so much promise offered with their debut album can Gustav Wood and band follow it up and make that jump to the big league? Gaz E finds the band readying their pogo sticks.....

A Pale Horse Named Death - Belfast, Spring and Airbrake - 21st January 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:00

pale86Fronted by Sal Abruscato, famed for his work with both Type O Negative and Life of Agony, and featuring two of his former TON bandmates, A Pale Horse Named Death hit Northern Ireland and Über Röck's Mark Ashby was there to witness their headline set and its impressive support....

The Bermondsey Joyriders - 'Noise And Revolution' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 03 February 2012 04:45
Noise_and_Revolution_thmbapproved_small_2012They've got some loud rock 'n' roll if you want it.  Who? Why Gary Lammin and Marty "Gentleman Jim" Stacey of The Bermondsey Joyriders that's who, as the car stealing sarf Londoners look to unleash 'Noise And Revolution' on a world that needs a size ten up the 'arris.  Johnny H gets an exclusive preview of an album tipped to do big things in 2012.
Jeff Scott Soto - Interview Exclusive. Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Thursday, 02 February 2012 05:00
URTV_thmbWith his fifth solo album 'Damage Control' due to hit the shops this March via Frontiers Records. The hardest working singer in melodic rock Jeff Scott Soto took some time during his recent promotional trip over to the UK, to sup a quick libation and shoot the breeze with Mark Taylor. UBERROCK TV was on had to capture the event for posterity, and you can view it right now by clicking the link.
Mr Big - 'Live From the Living Room' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 04:45
Mr_Big_-_Living_RoomWelcome to the URHQ living room, excuse the mess, but we've just had a US supergroup in here playing an intimate set just for us and we've not had a chance to clean up yet. Okay, we may have been playing the latest CD from Mr Big, but it certainly feels like they were here as it contains 10 classics in a completely new and fresh dress and Rob Watkins wants to tell you all about it.
Pearl - 'The Swing House Session: Pearl Live & Acoustic' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:00

pearl-aday-swing-house-session-coverFamily get togethers at Pearl Aday's house must be hard work, pushing past Scott Ian to get to the bathroom only to find Meat Loaf hogging the liquid soap...or something like that. Pearl follows her 'Little Immaculate White Fox' debut with a live, acoustic album that is available only as a download. Matt Phelps checks out 'The Swing House Session'......

Foxy Shazam - 'The Church Of Rock And Roll' (I.R.S. Records) Print E-mail
Written by Röb Watkins   
Monday, 30 January 2012 05:00

Foxy-Shazam--The-Church-Of-Rock-And-Rollapproved_small_2012We're still in January yet we have yet another early contender for 2012's album of the year. Cincinnati's sultriest sons Foxy Shazam follow up their 2010 self-titled classic with 'The Church Of Rock and Roll', the band's fourth studio album that sees Justin Hawkins of The Darkness twiddling production knobs. Rob Watkins twiddles his own as he bows down at the altar of Eric Sean Nally and Foxy Shazam.....


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