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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ikil Oriion Print E-mail
Written by Ikil Oriion   
Sunday, 20 January 2013 03:00

Ikil thmb mixWhen Raw Noir Nouveau Punk Ikil Oriion submitted his thirteen tracks to URHQ a few weeks back we cautiously enquired why he hadn’t written an introduction for his eclectic selection of tunes? “There’s no fucking need” came the reply. “This music speaks for itself”. “Just call it my Buddhist Punk Radio Mixtape and I’ll be happy.” Today then Ikil Oriion must be beaming from ear to ear. Enjoy!

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U.D.O. - 'Live In Sofia' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 19 January 2013 02:30

UDOsofiaBorrowing Johnny H's camo gear, Uber Rock's metalli-mofo Matt Phelps got Down and Dirkschneider with the heavy metal style icon on who he has based his entire lifestyle and look. 'Live In Sofia' is the latest kollection of killer khaki kuts from former Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider and our man was ready to cover himself in foliage and disappear into his own world of heavenly metal.....

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The Lustkillers - ‘That Which Does Not Kill Us...’ (Royal Crowne Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 January 2013 03:30

lustkillers coverapproved small 2013Fans of gothic punk listen up, the godfather of glunk Dom Daley wants you to embrace the new age of the genre and welcome into your worthless lives the dark rocking delights of The Lustkillers, a band beating the living daylights out of fourteen songs to help shape 2013, via their second album ‘That Which Does Not Kill Us...’ There’s also a Black Halos and Lords of The New Church connection to add to the equation, so what the fuck are you waiting for? 

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Paul Raymond Project - ‘Terms & Conditions Apply’ (Hear No Evil) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 18 January 2013 03:00

PaulRaymondAlbumWith UFO just about to hit the road on yet another extensive tour, the band’s keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond releases this, his sixth solo album, bringing in the likes of Michael Schenker and Stampede’s Reuben Archer to help make sure that ‘Terms & Conditions Apply’. Long time UFO fan Johnny H makes the purchase and wonders just what he needs to be looking for in the small print, and he certainly didn’t have to look too hard.

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Helloween - 'Straight Out Of Hell' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 02:00

helloween hell coverMatt Phelps is, without question, the most heavy metal mutha connected to Uber Rock. The guy eats iron filings and shits bullet belts. No joke, we've seen it. With one metalli-mouse click you can find yourself in the studded realm of UR's keeper of one or two half decent albums as he checks out the fourteenth album from one of his favourite bands, the legendary Helloween. This could be heaven, but it's Straight Out Of Hell......

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The Lords Of The New Church - 'The Gospel Truth (Box Set)' (Easy Action) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 03:00

LORDS FRONT BOX FLATapproved small 2013Hot on the heels of Jungle Records recent masterpiece, the 'L.A.M.F.' box set, comes another essential piece of glunk rock history this time from The Lords Of The New Church and Easy Action. Boasting 3 CDs and a DVD this set is crammed full of studio and live audio curios plus a video from a show in Vienna in 1988. Dom Daley cracks open the clamshell case for Uber Rock and luxuriates in the beauty of one hugely missed band. You want to join him?

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Goat Leaf - ‘A Lack of Oxygen - Tales of Crashing Satellites’ (Sea Of Green Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H (The Fake One)   
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 03:00

Goat Leaf albumNo class rock ‘n’ roll, motherfuckers Goat Leaf are back with a sonic boom via their second album ‘A Lack of Oxygen - Tales of Crashing Satellites’. So what will the fake Johhny H make of a record that combines punk rock attitude with a deep blue psychedelic overtone, and is already being called fearsome grace in its finest hour? Well click the motherfucking link to your right and find out, why don’t you.

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Tyla J Pallas - 'The Devils Supper (Acoustic Sessions)' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 14 January 2013 03:00

Devils SupperWhen he's not painting, writing books, recording spoken word albums or reforming The Dogs D'Amour, Tyla J Pallas likes nothing more than to record acoustic solo albums as Dom Daley finds out when he reviews 'The Devils Supper' the latest in a fine series of albums from the workaholic frontman. Apparently this is the precursor to a full electric solo album due later next month.  You just have to wonder - does the man ever sleep?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Richard Bacchus - D Generation Print E-mail
Written by Richard Bacchus   
Sunday, 13 January 2013 04:00

bacchusmix86The massive swell of approval and interest that met with Uber Rock's interview with D Generation guitarist Danny Sage back in October told us that we had to revisit this most incredible of bands before they unleash their long-awaited new album like glunk rock manna from heaven. What better way than by getting the band's other guitarist, the legendary Richard Bacchus, to compile his ultimate thriteen song mixtape? There really is no way out of the Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....

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'Too Much Trouble: A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones' - Stuart Berman (ECW Press) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 13 January 2013 03:30

dankobook86An new album, 'Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue', and a must-have DVD, 'Bring On The Mountain', not enough Danko Jones for you in the space of a year? It's good then that an essential book on the coolest Canadian mofos saw release late last year. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds himself in a little Too Much Trouble.....

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Various Artists - ‘Oi! This Is Streetpunk, Volume 2’ (Pirates Press Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 11 January 2013 03:00

This is streetpunk vol 2Featuring twelve Oi! and Streetpunk bands including the likes of Rancid, Razorblade, The Business and The Clichés all presenting new(ish) or exclusive tracks pressed up on a dozen different coloured vinyl LP’s. ‘Oi! This Is Streetpunk, Volume 2’ can only be the work of one record label, the awesome Pirates Press. So click the magic ‘Read more’ link to find out why Johnny H reckons you should add one to your collection

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The Crazy Squeeze - 'The Crazy Squeeze' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 11 January 2013 02:00

crazy squeezeapproved small 2013"Like Mott The Hoople having a glunk-off with The Heartbreakers" - has Uber Rock's resident trashmeister Dom Daley found another band that we all simply must hear? Sure seems that way as the Crazy Squeeze, with their self-titled and self-released long player and the help of a certain Honest John Plain, dazzle him with their wondrous rock 'n' roll wares. Strut over to that Read More link and discover your new favourite band.....

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Thin Lizzy/The Quireboys - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire - 17th December 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 03:00

thin lizzy farewellIt’s not often that you get the chance to say goodbye to your all time favourite band twice in a lifetime, but that exactly what Jim Rowland did just a few weeks back when he caught the final UK show by the Ricky Warwick fronted version of Thin Lizzy. We of course now know what will happen next for the band, but what about that farewell show, was it a proverbial blinder? Well what do you think?

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Ginger's Birthday Bash - London, Kentish Town Forum - 17th December 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 02:30

gingerbash86How could Ginger's annual Birthday Bash get any more special? How about reforming The Wildhearts and then getting the Ginger Wildheart band to support? Sounds good to us, as it did to Uber Rock's Ben Hughes who was suckerpunched back to his 20s by the gig of the year. Hit that Read More link to discover a couple of setlists to die for, and a whole host of special guests.....

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Christian Martucci - ‘Man Without A Name’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 03:30

Christian MartucciThe second four track solo EP from this ex Chelsea Smiler might be called ‘Man Without A Name’, but Christian Martucci is a name on most of our lips here at URHQ right now, not least the godfather of glunk Dom Daley who calls the EP’s tunes equal parts rawk and that genre Zoot made up. Released today via the usual Internet download platforms we got to hear this blistering release first, now you just need to click that ‘Read more’ link to find out where to get your copy.

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It Bites/Frost* - London, The Scala - 16th December 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 03:00

It Bites Live thmbWith one of the mildest Decembers in living memory we were all wondering if Jim Rowland was going slightly mad calling around everyone asking if he could get some frostbite. Then we realised he was talking about this House of Progression show featuring Frost* and It Bites and suddenly it was all abundantly clear. Our scribe was desperate for some prog noodlings to usher in his Xmas and The Scala was the place to be for this one off special event. Lucky we got him in then…. here’s his review.

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