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Enter Shikari/Hacktivist/Attention Thieves - Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre - 13th April 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 26 April 2013 03:00

shikarilive86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins isn't always hanging out with old people (and by 'hanging out' we mean robbing their graves), sometimes he gets down with the kids, his medallion glistening in the stage lights as his shirt, unbuttoned to the waist, clings to his frame like a waif-like groupie. Hit that link to find out what happened when our man went techno with Enter Shikari....

Cyanide Pills - 'Still Bored' (Damaged Goods Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 25 April 2013 03:00

cyanide pillsapproved small 2013You'd think Uber Rock's very own part-bionic rogue male Dom Daley would be sick of the sight of pills given his recent appointment with Dr. Love and his Rock 'n Roll Nurses, but no, our he-she can't get enough, especially when they're Cyanide Pills. Yes, the Leeds-based glunk rockers are back with 'Still Bored', an album that will leave you feeling the total opposite if you take a punked-up punt on it.....

Rival Sons/The Graveltones/Ulysses - Leeds, Metropolitan University - 13th April 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 03:00

rivalsonsleeds86Uber Rockers have said it before and we'll say it again: get to shows early to show support for the support bands - hey, it's in the title! You never know, you might just find a previously unearthed gem. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes journeyed to Leeds to catch the fine Rival Sons at one of the shows on their recent UK tour and came away with two cool new bands to check out......

Skid Row/I AM I/Buffalo Summer - York, Fibbers - 10th April 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 03:20

scotti86"The Abomination" - that's what the Johnny Solinger-fronted Skid Row were called by mouths close to Uber Rock ears when the band last visited the UK a few years ago. Would time have been kind to the frontman with some of the biggest shoes - certainly biggest ego - to fill now that even more time has passed? Uber Rock's Ben Hughes entered a darkened, and very full, room hoping to get you good people all the answers......

Rob Zombie - 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor' (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 22 April 2013 03:00

robzombievendorcoverIt's a busy week for Rob Zombie: hot on the heels of his latest movie The Lords Of Salem being released in the States - worryingly going straight to DVD in the UK - comes his new solo record, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor'. Uber Rock's very own Revolting Rob Watkins checked out the new album and found a release that is vermin marvelous......

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Kristian Havard - Xentrix Print E-mail
Written by Kristian Havard   
Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:30

xentrixmix86Reunited UK thrashers Xentrix head out on a three date tour this coming week, joining Evile as special guests to Kreator. Before the tour hits Dublin on April 26th, Manchester on the 27th, and London on the 28th, the band's guitarist Kristian Havard got in the mood by compiling his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

There's a Riot Goin' On: RIOT|NOISE talk us through upcoming album, track by track! Print E-mail
Written by Martin Hughes   
Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:00

riottrack86Funding their debut album via PledgeMusic, reaching their target after just three short weeks, Bristol rockers RIOT|NOISE have already starting hitting pledgers with the new record, an official release set for June 3rd. Today, exclusively for Uber Rock, the band's frontman Marty goes through the album, 'Stand For Something', track by track, explaining why you should invest in were going to already though, right?

Jeff Scott Soto/Million $ Reload - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 4th April 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 20 April 2013 03:00

JSS thmbIt had been eight long years since vocalist extraordinaire Jeff Scott Soto had last visited the shores of Norn Iron. But just a few weeks back he put the record straight by returning to Belfast for the opening night of his ‘Damage Control’ 2013 European tour. Mark Ashby was on hand for Uber Rock to capture a truly surprising night of melodic rock.

Obsessive Compulsive - 'Seculo Seculorum' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Granger   
Friday, 19 April 2013 03:00

obcom2ndcoverFunding this, their second album, via the hugley popular PledgeMusic route, Manchester's Obsessive Compulsive return with 'Seculo Seculorum'. New Uber Rock signing Mark Granger reviews the album - not officially released until June 24th - and thinks he might have found his album of the year. That's some accolade to throw at your debut review; hit that link to see more.....

The Wonder Stuff/Erica Knockalls - Port Talbot, Princess Royal Theatre - 3rd April 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 03:00

Wonderstuff ThmbAnnouncing their first live show in Wales in just under two decades, The Wonder Stuff are a band loved and loathed here at URHQ. On the love side of the fence though sits Dave Prince, and he couldn’t wait to get his ticket to see the band kick off their most recent tour in (of all places) Port Talbot. Our two legged groove machine picks up the story of why he feels The Stuffies have never been more relevant. Go on, we dare you click the link.

HIM - 'Tears On Tape' (Doublecross Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 03:00

tearsontapeHIMDark Finnish rock romantics HIM return with their eighth studio album, 'Tears On Tape'. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins loves soft metal, but what about simply Love Metal? Seduce your mouse and caress that Read More link for our man's cultured thoughts on the album: will it warm or break your heart(agram)?.....

Kingdom Come - 'Outlier' (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 03:00

kingdomcomeoutlierKingdom Come return with 'Outlier', the band's thirteenth studio album, but maybe it should be tagged Lenny Wolf Comes, as the band's mainman sings, produces, mixes, masters and plays almost all of the instruments featured on the album. Uber Rock's Ian Bell listens as Lenny flies solo and reveals whether this album will go down like a...err.....lead balloon.....

Gama Bomb - ‘The Terror Tapes’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 15 April 2013 03:00

Gama BombAccording to the press release that accompanies Gama Bomb’s fourth album, ‘The Terror Tapes’ tears the old speed metal formula a new asshole, and then buys it a pint. Self confessed party thrasher Jim Rowland is always up for a challenge so we asked him to get caught in a mosh and put this extraordinarily brave claim to the test. So have the ‘Kings of Geek’ really pulled a blinder? Click the Read More link to find out.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jonny Maycock - Goat Leaf Print E-mail
Written by Jonny Maycock   
Sunday, 14 April 2013 03:00

Jonny Maycock thmbLater this week the rumbling rock juggernaut that is Goat Leaf hits the highways and byways of the UK in a series of five Uber Rock endorsed shows along with fast rising post generation why rockers Zodiac N Black. Jonny Maycock frontman of Goat Leaf provides the soundtrack to what will no doubt be one hell of a rock ‘n’ roll ride.

D-A-D - 'Dic.Nii.Lan.Daft.Erd.Ark' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:00

DAD Deluxe Edition‘Dic.Nii.Lan.Daft.Erd.Ark', the eleventh studio album from Danish rockers D-A-D was first released at the tail end of 2011, but with a new worldwide record deal with AFM Records under their belts, the new label has wasted no time at all in re-releasing the album as a two disc deluxe edition. Johnny H fresh from seeing the band live for the first time let’s you all in on a dirty little secret as he heralds ‘A New Age Moving In’ once again.

Everclear - Bristol, O2 Academy - 1st April 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 12 April 2013 03:00

everclearlive86Billed as a 20th anniversary tour Everclear hit UK shores for the first time since the '90s, and quite possibly for the last time. Uber Rock's Gaz E stood on the barrier at the band's Bristol show, hanging on every word and witnessing one of the gigs of the year.....


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