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John Corabi - 'Unplugged' (Rat Pak Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 14 February 2013 03:00

corabiunpluggedJohn Corabi, famously regarded by the majority of URHQ's dwellers as the finest vocalist to ever set foot inside Camp Crue, returns with an unplugged album that, as well as offering five new songs, journeys through the singer's colourful career with reworkings of seven songs from his former bands, Union, The Scream and, of course, Motley Crue. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes discovers if Crabby really is misunderstood.....

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The Union - 'The World Is Yours' (Payola Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:00

The-Union-The-World-Is-Yours-176pxapproved small 2013Album number three from UK hard rockers The Union, and as Russ P quickly realizes it’s pretty much business as usual for Pete Shoulder and Luke Morley with 'The World Is Yours'. So is this a good thing or a band thing? Well that Recommended badge to the left of this text probably gives the game away for an album our scribe demands you listen to very very closely.

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Orange Goblin/Admiral Sir Cloudsely Shovell/The Earls Of Mars/Lifer - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 30th January 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:00

goblinthumbIf you buy your ticket to see Orange Goblin don't expect to be surprised...unless you've never seen the Heavy Metal Majesty before. Yes, this bruising bunch provide high-end meat and two veg metal, with quality cuts far removed from your run-of-the-mill supermarket Shergar Burger. With an impressive undercard too what else could Uber Rock's Jamie Richards expect but a sore neck and bleeding ears?

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Great British Rock & Blues Festival - Skegness, Butlins Resort - 25th-27th January 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:55

Del Bromham ThmbWhen the first weekend festival of the New Year is also one of Mark Taylor’s favourite events, you know things are likely to get messy. So here’s the story of his 3 day beano in Skegness in the company of bands such as Blue Coupe, Henrik Freischlader, Hawkwind, Oliver Dawson Saxon plus many many more. Yup it’s time for the Great British Rock & Blues Festival – an event where only the strong survive to the end. So how did our man fair? Well read on to find out! 

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Bullet For My Valentine - 'Temper Temper' (RCA Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 11 February 2013 03:00

BFMVtempercoverIt's been a long time since us Uber Rockers saw a young band called Jeff Killed John support The Wildhearts in Cardiff. Those talented youngsters became, with a sensible name change, Bullet For My Valentine and quickly morphed into the biggest Welsh music act since Shakin' Stevens. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins checks out the band's fourth studio album, 'Temper Temper', and finds lots to like.....

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Julia Pierce - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 03:30

juliapierceint86It all came as a bit of a surprise last month when US all-girl band Cherri Bomb announced that they had parted ways with founder member, vocalist/guitarist Julia Pierce. Looks like it came as a bit of a surprise to the band's record label too as they dropped the act within days of Julia's departure. With the true story behind the split appearing to be well hidden Uber Rock's Gaz E caught up with Pierce to try to get to the bottom of the story. In an exclusive interview for Uber Rock Julia Pierce reveals what really happened.....

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Back To Bass Licks: Lesson One Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 03:00

laneyblogthumbWhat do you do when you have a bonafide musical legend willing to write for you? A legend who has played with the likes of Teenage Casket Company, Richard Bacchus, Bulletboys, Johnny Monaco, The Black Mollys and Let Loose no less? Why, you get him to write a regular blog, of course! Strap yourself in because things are about to get rough as the iconic four-stringed pop rock journeyman Rob Lane takes you, the lucky reader, Back To Bass Licks.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre: Gaz E's Heartbreak Mixtape Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 02:30

heartbreakmix86With Valentine's Day just around the proverbial corner Uber Rock's power balladeer Gaz E puts pen to paper and fashions a 'Dear John' style musical letter to lovers and haters everywhere. Got dumped? Want out of a relationship? Lusting after someone from afar? There's a tune for all of you in Gaz E's Heartbreak Mixtape.....

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Flotsam And Jetsam - 'Ugly Noise' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 08 February 2013 03:00

flotsamuglynoisePledgeMusic? What's all that about then? Yes, Uber Rockers, another day breaks with news of another band going down the Pledge route to releasing new product. This time it's the turn of legendary thrashers Flotsam And Jetsam, who have recently made an 'Ugly Noise', the band's eleventh studio album as it happens, available to fans. Uber Rock's Ross Welford is a big fan, but would this be a case of D.I.Y. or D.I.Why? Hit that link to discover all......

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Great White - '30 Years - Live From The Sunset Strip' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Thursday, 07 February 2013 03:00

greatwhite-30yearsliveCapturing three decades in the music business in just one night and over what would have been just two sides of an LP record is never an east thing, but that’s what Great White are doing with this album album, recorded in the legendary Key Club back in early 2012. Russ P gatecrashes the celebrations to find the only thing he remembers the band for sadly now missing, so what of the record? Well read on to find out.

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Misfits - 'DeA.D. Alive!' (Everything Evil Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 03:33

misfitsdeadalive440The Misfits return with a new album, 'DeA.D. Alive', the band's third live offering following 1982's 'Evilive' and its 1998 follow up. Uber Rock's Dom Daley greases his mullet into a devilock, slaps on some corpse paint and unleashes his mighty quill as he enters the land of the dead for your reading pleasure.....

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Adam Ant - ‘Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter’ (Blueblack Hussar Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 03:00

Adam AntEighteen years on from his last solo outing (the rather less than) ‘Wonderful’, and Adam Ant has finally returned from his self-imposed recording exile, to release an album influenced by his reinvention as the Blueblack Hussar. URHQ’s very own King Of The Wild Frontier Johnny H returns to his painted face days of old to find out what this album will offer Ant Warriors old and new.

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Heaven's Basement - 'Filthy Empire' (Red Bull Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 04 February 2013 03:00

filthyempirecoverThey've taken their time, and gone through more names than Puff Daddy, but UK hot rock hopes Heaven's Basement finally unveil their debut album. Would 'Filthy Empire', recorded in Los Angeles, bring a ray of welcome sunshine into the life of Uber Rock's Ross Welford, or simply make him feel a little uncomfortable? Only one way to find out.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - February 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 February 2013 04:00

hip priests thmbWith nothing better to do on these long Winter nights than sit at home and fondle a 7 incher or two Uber Rock’s very own audiophile Mr Johnny H has apparently got a load of great stuff from the likes of The Hip Priests, The Resistance, Cleavers, The Dwarves, Rancid and KISS to tell us about. So why not join him in his darkened listening room for the latest edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club?

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Dub It Up With Bristol/Reggae Archive Records Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:00

Sound N PressureReturning with his occasional look at the Bristol Reggae scene, this time around Nev Brooks turns his attentions to a trio of Dub releases courtesy of the impeccable musical palette of Bristol/Reggae Archive Records. So turn the lights low turn the bass bins up loud and let Blasta Brooks take you on a musical journey that traces the roots of Dub from it’s late Sixties origins right through to this present day.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dennis Ward - Pink Cream 69 Print E-mail
Written by Dennis Ward   
Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:00

dennis6986Pink Cream 69 bassist Dennis Ward is a man with plenty of feathers in his cap. Aside from his 25 year plus tenure with the German rockers he has also been involved with a plethora of acts on the side with Unisonic, Place Vendome, Khymera and Sunstorm being among the most well known. Also a highly regarded song writer, recording engineer and producer Dennis now he adds yet another feather to his melodic rock headdress as he turn mixtape compiler for Uber Rock. Read on to find out what lights Dennis's musical fire.

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