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Electric Boys/Rough Cut - Cardiff, Bogiez - 23rd November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 03:00

Electric Boys Poster thmbKicking off their seven date UK tour in the capital of Wales, Sweden’s funky foursome the Electric Boys were back and ready to take everyone on a ‘Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride’ they would never forget. Long time fan and closet hippy Johnny H was in da house in his best hipster jeans ready for a night of all lips n’ hips, but would the band’s now 20 year old musical legacy stand the test of time? Click that link to find out.

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Turbonegro – Camden, Electric Ballroom - 22nd November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:00

Turbonegro London thmbWhen Turbonegro unleashed ‘Sexual Harassment’ on us back in August I think it’s pretty safe to say that not many of us had correctly predicted it would have us shaking our shit machines in the way it did. The question now would of course be could the new Tony Sylvester fronted line up do the same thing in the live arena? To find the answer we sent Darrel Sutton to the big smoke recently decked out in his finest sailor hat for a night out with the nihilistic army he will never forget.

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Doro/Seven - Bristol, The Fleece - 21st November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:00

dorolivethumbUber Rock's Matt Phelps is so metal that he uses a cheese grater instead of toilet paper. But even our man turned soft - though not for long - at the thought of seeing the legendary Doro Pesch in the intimate surroundings of one of UR's favourite venues, The Fleece in Bristol. Weeping at more than one end, our metalli-man didn't just think that this was the gig of the year, but also one of the best ever! Read on to find out why.....

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Heartbreakers - 'L.A.M.F.' Definitive Edition (Jungle Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 03 December 2012 03:00

lamfbox86approved small 2012So, how do you go about making one of the best albums in the history of music even better? Easy, you release it as a four disc boxset with lashings of unreleased material, maybe chuck in a badge or two. Oh yeah, and a classy booklet with input from the people that matter. Uber Rock's very own MF Dom Daley couldn't wait to dip his fingers into the box of the Heartbreakers' classic album, 'L.A.M.F.' - hit that Read More link to discover why this is a must-buy.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mark Gibson - LostAlone Print E-mail
Written by Mark Gibson   
Sunday, 02 December 2012 03:00

markgibsonmixtape86They've just completed a UK arena tour with Evanescence and The Used, and announced their own headline jaunt around dear ol' Blighty for next year...and all this after turning in one of the most infectious long players of 2012 - yes, good things are happening for LostAlone. Now, the band's drummer, Mark Gibson, becomes the latest victim of Uber Rock's famed Midnite Mixtape Massacre: what thirteen songs will make his C90?

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Jason Reece - ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 01 December 2012 04:00

trailint86When Texas based rockers ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead recently visited York Uber Rock's Ben Hughes hooked up with singer/guitarist/drummer Jason Reece after soundcheck for a beer and a chat to mainly get a Midnite Mixtape Massacre and have a chat about the band's new album 'Lost Songs'. So after putting Jason on the spot and searching his mind for his ultimate 13 tracks, the chat continued on the subject of the music that influenced him growing up, turning into yet another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Gene The Werewolf - 'Rock N' Roll Animal' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 30 November 2012 03:00

genethewerewolfFrontiers Records, famous for resurrecting the career of many a forgotten melodic rocker, has gone out on a (severed) limb by recruiting the services of the previously unknown Pittsburgh steelhearts Gene The Werewolf. Before you can even hazard a guess as to what that band name is all about, their debut album, the appropriately-titled 'Rock N' Roll Animal', will tear the heart out of your stereo given half the chance. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps, armed with silver bullet belt, wants to know if this manic beast is 4 REAL.....

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Bonafide/Skam - Ebbw Vale, Steelhouse - 16th November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 03:00

bonafidesteelhousethumbFollowing a storming performance at this Summer's Steelhouse Festival, lauded Swedish rockers Bonafide got ready to be re-metalized, bringing their timeless and infectious classic rock wares to the Steelhouse club proper. Uber Rock's most sensitive soul Rob Watkins was there, hoping to get his head filled with rock. Did he succeed? What do you think?

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Mick Underwood’s Glory Road - Twickenham, The Cabbage Patch - 14th November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:00

Glory Road thmbA few weeks back Jim Rowland was a running white faced city boy, desperate to not miss his train out of town to catch one of his rock n roll heroes in the flesh. Yup it’d been three decades since he has seen the legendary Mick Underwood drumming and back then it was at Wembley Arena. So what surprises would the Cabbage Patch in Twickenham offer our M.A.D scribe? Well more than you might think actually as just who is that big bloke sans sunglasses stood at the bar? Read on to find out more.

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The Bronx/Blasted/Axis Of - Reading, Sub89 - 14th November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 03:00

Bronx thmbLos Angeles finest punk rock combo The Bronx made a whistle stop visit to the UK recently to play just seven dates in places they wouldn’t normally play, premiering tracks from their as yet unreleased fourth album. Johnny H was intrigued enough to jump on the chuff chuff up to Reading for a night of what he likes to refer to as a night of ribcage rattling soul cleansing music. To find out what the mad fucker is actually on about just click that link.

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Adler - 'Back From The Dead' (New Ocean Media) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 26 November 2012 03:00

ADLERalbumapproved small 2012'Back From The Dead' - has there ever been a more appropriate album title? Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has lost his appetite, in band name only, and returns with an all-new band and a debut album that will surprise every person who listens to it. So says Uber Rock's Gaz E who thinks this could be the most unlikely success story of 2012.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - John Mitchell - It Bites Print E-mail
Written by John Mitchell   
Sunday, 25 November 2012 03:00

JM thmbAs well as being singer/guitarist and songwriter with rejuvenated progressive pop rock icons It Bites, John Mitchell is also a well renowned producer and engineer. So when we asked him to put together a mixtape as a taster for what he and his band mates might be listening to ahead of their upcoming December UK tour we were kind of expecting something that would be eclectic. What we actually got was umm interesting to say the least. So click that link to find out exactly what he picked.

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Erica Nockalls - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Saturday, 24 November 2012 05:00

ericaintthumbShe's a multi-instrumentalist who plays in The Wonder Stuff, as part of an acoustic duo with that band's frontman Miles Hunt, and now Erica Nockalls is about to unveil her debut solo album....and she's invited the likes of Wayne Hussey from The Mission and Jeff Walker of Carcass to play on it. Intrigued? Scratch that itch with the latest must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive as Rob Lane quizzes Erica on all of the above...and more!

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Fishbone - Cardiff, Bogiez - 9th November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 23 November 2012 03:00
AM_1We wish everyday the sun would shine here at URHQ, but of course it can't, so on those days we instead look to the music we love to bring that much needed warmth into our lives.  That's why when South Central's finest sons Fishbone come to town Nev Brooks just has to be there - every time. Fusing punk rock with soul, funk and rap Fishbone live is an experience you would have to be an idiot to miss, so click the link and find out before it's too late why this band is so very special to us.
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Adam Ant and The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse - Cardiff, Solus - 8th November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:00

antlive86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins wears white sox...and he wore them to Solus in Cardiff (flanked by uber handsomeness to ward off unwanted MILF attention) to catch Adam Ant and his Good, Mad and Lovely Posse on the legend's return to Wales for his second show in the capital in as many years. Would the show be as good(y two shoes) as his last? Would this particular uber scribe be considered by Adam at show end as friend or foe? Hit that link and find out.....

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Sabaton/Eluveitie/Wisdom - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 7th November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:00

Sabaton Belfast Poster thmbPlaying Belfast as part of their expansive Swedish Empire Tour, battle metallers Sabaton rolled into town mob handed with a strong Euro flavoured support cast ready for a night of fist pumping metal action. Mark Ashby was our man in the gig trenches ready for a bit of whatever the night could throw at him, but with the headliners promoting a concept album by the name of ‘Carolus Rex’, was it going to be a night of heavy metal thunder or was it just a final countdown till the bus ride home? Well click the link and all will soon be revealed

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