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Lynyrd Skynyrd - 'Last Of A Dyin' Breed' (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Friday, 12 October 2012 04:00

Lynyrd-Skynyrd-Dyin-Breed-176pxInitially released last month as one of those fanpack magazine/CD type things that seem to be all the rage right now, 'Last Of A Dyin' Breed' the latest album by Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd appeared to an easy target for ridicule from the mainstream rock press at the time of its release, but being something of a fanboy Russ P asked us if he could give you his take and a new perspective on an album that he says proves there is life in the old dogs yet. 

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Down - 'Down IV: Part 1 - The Purple EP' (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 12 October 2012 03:10
DownivWith the album format declared dead and buried in the eyes of veteran New Orleans sludgemasters Down, the first in a planned series of four EPs by the band has Ross Welford wondering if there might not be some truth in that statement especially when the songs are as brutally heavy as the likes of 'Levitation' and 'Open Coffins'.  To find out if less really is more click that link.
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Grease Helmet - 'Grease Helmet' (Victory Japan Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 11 October 2012 05:00

greasehelmetWith former Hanoi Rocks members Michael Monroe and Sami Yaffa taking few prisoners as they stomp their way into rock 'n' roll hearts with their fantastic new material and band, what does their former bandmate Andy McCoy do? Join a band called Grease Helmet and churn out a load of sub AC/DC style tunes. Uber Rock's Dom Daley, through tears, admits that the former Godfather of Glunk might as well wave a white flag as release albums like this.....

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Halestorm/Heaven's Basement/Zico Chain - Bristol, Fleece - 1st October 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 05:00

lzzyhale86After touring the UK as support to seemingly every band who would have them Halestorm return to Britain for their first ever headline tour, bringing Zico Chain and Heaven's Basement along for the ride. Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the sold out last show of the tour...and maybe also the Halestorm bug. Click that link and read all about the rock show.....

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Night Ranger - '24 Strings And A Drummer: Live And Acoustic' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 04:00
Night_Ranger_-_24_Strings_ArtworkBack when MTV Unplugged was all the rage and every flannel shirted scruffy oik under the sun was flinging themselves at an acoustic guitar, the genre of AOR was pretty much dead in the water.  Well now two decades later it's the turn of that genre to get stripped back to the basics as Nightranger turn their hands to reinventing themselves via the very same format. Mark Ashby reviews '24 Strings And A Drummer: Live And Acoustic' to find out what AOR without the parp really does sound like.
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KISS - 'Monster' (Universal Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 08 October 2012 00:05

kissmonsterLike a movie that allows no reviews before release, the press embargo surrounding 'Monster', the new album from KISS, hinted at one thing - this record was gonna suck. Imagine the surprise at URHQ then when the album turned out to be far from the monsturd we anticipated and actually contained a spattering of good songs. Uber Rock's Gaz E has kept his thoughts to himself until release day, as requested, even if everybody else on the planet could find a trusty illegal download of this 'Monster' prior to its release, today! Link it up and read about how this new KISS album floors amid the flaws.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Jellyfish Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 07 October 2012 04:30
record_collection1993 and the music industry in America is awash with cardigan wearing miserable fucks all moaning about how shit their lives are whilst making a few million dollars in the process.  That is all except one band from San Francisco going by the name of Jellyfish; this is a band with a much happier disposition and more positive outlook to the music they produce, and as uber fan Johnny H explains that is why the band's second album 'Spilt Milk' still shines like a ray of sunshine to this very day.  Click the link to rediscover a long lost classic.
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Geir Arne Dale - Humbucker - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 07 October 2012 04:15

humbuckergfh86Uber Rock's Ross Welford gave a rave review to the Beau Hill-mixed 'R.O.C.K.S' album from Norwegian outfit Humbucker a couple of months back, and then teased a gnarly Gig From Hell tale out of the band. Now, he goes one better and talks to the band's drummer Geir Arne Dale in yet another hugely entertaining Uber Rock interview exclusive. Click that link for the lowdown...

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Gethin Woolcock - Prosperina Print E-mail
Written by Gethin Woolcock   
Sunday, 07 October 2012 04:00

prospmixthumbUber Rock reviewed the self released 'Faith In Sleep' album from Welsh outfit Prosperina earlier this year and, impressed with what we heard, and later saw at this year's Steelhouse Festival, we tapped up the band's Gethin Woolcock to be the latest victim of our nefarious Midnite Mixtape Massacre. Hit that link for Prosperina's ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Warrior Soul/Zodiac N Black/Hangfire/Beretta Suicide - Cardiff, Bogiez - 28th September 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:01

Warrior_Soul_thmbCardiff Bogiez hangs heavy in the past of many an Uber Rocker, the music of Kory Clarke and Warrior Soul too - this gig appeared to be a rock 'n' roll marriage made in heaven. With a patron of URHQ on the undercard, alongside a couple of other promising young acts from opposite ends of the UK, Gaz E found himself in some kind of Superpower Dreamland.....

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Ian Hunter & The Rant Band - 'When I'm President' (Proper Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 05 October 2012 04:00

IanHunterPresidentWith his twentieth solo studio release, 'When I'm President', Ian Hunter has officially released more albums than Uber Rock's Dom Daley has had baths. Our man proves that rock 'n' roll ain't nose pollution as he checks out this impressive new album from the Mott The Hoople frontman and his Rant Band. Click that link for more.....

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Papa Roach - 'The Connection' (Eleven Seven) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:00

paparoachconnectionPapa Roach return with 'The Connection' and, after moving from nu to sleaze metal, the eight legged bandwagon jumping machine now heave a collective leg onto the vehicle marked 'electronica'. Oh yeah, they have also brought back the rap. Confused? Let Uber Rock's Gaz E explain that, however flawed, this new album isn't exactly the last resort.....

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Rival Sons/Ulysses/Pint Size Hero - Bristol, Thekla - 22nd September 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 04:00
Rival_Sons_Thekla_thmbIt's Saturday night and the second night on Rival Sons extensive European tour in support of their second full length album ' Head Down'. Uber Rock's Johnny H and Russ P are quite literally going overboard in the enthusiasm department in the run up to tonight's gig, to the point where they even turn up early for the gig .... or maybe not. So let's get the full story straight from the horse's mouth as our guys get to witness musical history in the making.
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Onslaught - Plymouth, White Rabbit - 21st September 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 04:00

onslaughtlive86Disappointed that a night of glunk clashed with a night of thrash featuring a member of Uber Rock's extended family, the URHQ elders teased mean muthafuckin' Matt Phelps out of the house to ensure that we caught one of just two UK shows from the legendary Onslaught. Click that blood red link to follow the White Rabbit and feel The Force.....

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Tsar - 'The Dark Stuff' EP (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 01 October 2012 04:00

tsarEPTsar has to be one of the favourite four letter words of the clued-in elders at URHQ. The LA-based power pop outfit made two great albums in the last decade, then seemingly disappeared...until now. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the band's all-new five track EP, 'The Dark Stuff', hoping that by its end he'll be calling all destroyers rather than the noise police.....

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Ken Stringfellow - The Posies/R.E.M/The Disciplines/Big Star - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 30 September 2012 05:00
Ken_thmbPowerpop god and songwriter supreme Ken Stringfellow releases his first solo album in ages tomorrow, and to celebrate that fact we wanted to share with you all a chat that Ben Hughes had with Ken just a few weeks back.  Here Ken talks about how he recorded 'Danzig In The Moonlight' (for that is the title of said album) what influenced him in the writing of it, and if there is ever going to be another album from The Posies.
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