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Joey Ramone - '...Ya Know?' (BMG) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 May 2012 04:30

JoeyRamone-YaKnow'...Ya Know?', the second solo album from Joey Ramone, released posthumously this month, sees Joey's brother Mickey Leigh collect a slew of unreleased material - featuring the talents of Joan Jett, Steven Van Zandt, Richie Ramone and Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos among others - that many would have thought were destined to gather dust in a vault somewhere. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out an album release that was probably more inevitable than controversial.....

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Delain - 'We Are The Others' (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 28 May 2012 04:00
Delain_thmbDelainers everywhere it's time for the third studio opus from your fave band. This is an album that takes inspiration from a subject matter very close to the UK metal scene and as Rob Watkins finds out it also seems to have injected a new sense of purpose into the Dutch symphonic rockers. So if you enjoy your music anthemic and drenched in heartfelt female vocals then Delain are for you.... because 'We Are The Others'.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Curtis Don Vito - SNEW Print E-mail
Written by Curtis Don Vito   
Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:00

curtissnewmix86His band has just released a great new single, 'Pull My Stinger', laid waste to the Rocklahoma stage, and have an ass-kicker of a new album, 'What's It To Ya', in the can ready to be released - can there possibly be a better time to catch up with SNEW and their frontman Curtis Don Vito? Of course not, that's why Curtis is the next victim of Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre. Read on as he selects his ultimate 13 song mixtape...and brings out the big guns.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Blood Tracks Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 27 May 2012 03:00

deadendthumb'80s Swedish glam rockers Easy Action may have been more famous for having future Europe guitarist Kee Marcello and Shotgun Messiah frontman Zinny J. Zan in their ranks, possibly more famous for claiming that Poison stole the chorus of one of their songs but, in the pop culture afflicted eyes of Uber Rock's Gaz E, they are famous for just one thing.....the awful horror movie Blood Tracks. Read on as our man digs his big box VHS out of its tomb and prepares to party like it's 1985.....

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LostAlone/Mojo Fury - Bristol, Thekla - 20th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:45

lostlive86It's the first night of your UK headline tour, you're playing on a boat, and you find that there is a 9:45pm curfew - how would LostAlone, the Derby-based band responsible for one of 2012's finest albums so far, cope with the curious circumstances, especially as they have spent the previous years lording it up as support to the likes of My Chemical Romance, Paramore and 30 Seconds To Mars? Well, as Gaz E discovered, they simply took the gig outside. Read on for the uber man's marvellous minutes.....

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Exit_International/The Guns/Solutions/Beasts - Cardiff, Bogiez - 18th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:30
EI_thmbWith two of the bands on the bill here tonight making his albums of the year list for 2011 Johnny H was never going to miss this four band bill for a night down Cardiff Bay with the rest of URHQ. Nah, the prospect of seeing Exit_International post Ginger & Friends tour and The Guns pre Ginger& Friends tour was too much for our man to resist, plus he got to go to Bogiez again for the first time in over two decades. Result!
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The Damned/Folk Grinder - Cardiff, Coal Exchange - 18th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:14
Damned_Dave_thmbFriday night in the city of Cardiff and the old school amongst us have decamped to the city's Bay area, for some classic punk rock. Dom Daley simply can't get enough of The Damned as tonight he witnesses their punk majesties for the thousandth time, but he's got a surprise in store for us all, as not only is he actually on time but he manages to catch a quality support band in the process.  Now that really is neat, neat, neat!!!!
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NOI!SE - 'Pushing On' (Longshot/Step-1/Pirates Press) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 25 May 2012 04:00
NOISE_cover_thmbSeattle's NOI!SE may not be a household name right now, but their back catalogue has just been unleashed here in UK via the ever awesome Step 1 label/webstore, so we asked Johnny H to pick up the story of NOI!SE and find out if they might just be about to break big with the release of 'Pushing On' - a fifteen track lesson in Oi!/streetpunk par excellence - Well, that's what he told us anyway.....
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Gareth Vanstone - Serpentine, and Jules Millis - White Widdow - Interview Exclusives Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 25 May 2012 03:45

Serps_UK_Tour_thmbTonight in Sheffield three top class AOR bands play their first gig on a six date UK tour that looks set to bring the spirit of keyboard driven hard rock to a venue close to you.  Dave Prince caught up with two of those bands to find out all about the hottest AOR ticket in town, and why any self respecting fan of the genre should be dragging his or her spare parts over broken glass to attend one of these shows.

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Anvil - 'Plugged In Permanent' & 'Absolutely No Alternative', 'Speed Of Sound' & 'Plenty Of Power' (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:00
Anvil_thmbHe's back with yet another set of Anvil reissues to tell you about, yup URHQ's official metal pounder Jim Rowland is ready to review the masters of metal and the latest set of wilderness years albums to be given a makeover by SPV/Steamhammer. So will these albums turn out to be long lost classics of the metal genre? Our man has all the answers for you....
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The Cult - 'Choice Of Weapon' (Cooking Vinyl) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:30

the_cult'Choice Of Weapon' might have taken an age to get to us, might have been set for release in 2011 before being pushed back to May 2012, might have been produced by Chris Goss of Masters Of Reality and Bob Rock....but that might just have made for a long-awaited great album from The Cult. Dom Daley checks out the legendary band's ninth album, their first since 2007's 'Born Into This', and is pleased to announce that this should be your choice of album purchase.....

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The Howling/Peepshow - London, Islington, O2 Academy 2 - 10th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:00
hOWL_gIT_uBER_thmbWhen one of the UK rock scene's more "danceable" rising stars The Howling plays a budget priced gig in North London you can bet your bottom dollar that Ross Welford isn't going to be too far away from the action. When you also add in a support set from Scottish sleaze rockers Peepshow and a guest DJ set from The Mighty Boosh's Naboo, Ross The Boss will most probably already have his drinking horn behind the Academy's bar ready for the action to commence.
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Richard Marx - 'Inside My Head' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:00
Richard_Marx_thmb'Inside Your Head' is a rather neat idea from Frontiers Records; pulling together 4 new tracks and adding in a whole host of "lost era" digital-only tunes, to bring the more casual listener bang up to date with all things Richard Marx. Dave Prince is anything but casual when it comes to da Marx, and he's been right here waiting to review this 2 CD collection of mutli platinum selling songwriting!!!
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Firewind - 'Few Against Many' (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 03:30

firewind'Few Against Many' is the seventh studio album from Greek heavy metallers Firewind. Featuring the guitar slinging talents of current Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G, could this new album be the word? Jamie Richards was built to shred, throwing shapes as he pulled the Firewind ticket from the Uber Rock review bag. Read on for his metalli-thoughts.....

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Slash - 'Apocalyptic Love' (Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 21 May 2012 04:30

slashapocThe artist formerly known as Saul Hudson forgets all about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, forgets all about the future of Velvet Revolver, forgets all about the comedy act messing up your town pretending to be his former band, instead concentrating on 'Apocalyptic Love', his second solo album. With Alter Bridge warbler Myles Kennedy promoted from guest to frontman will this second album be as universally accepted as its self-titled predecessor? Rob Watkins raises a glass to its stadium rock majesty as he remembers that it's five o' clock somewhere.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jeff Dahl Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Dahl   
Sunday, 20 May 2012 05:00

jeffdahlmix86If there are around twenty six albums out there in this rock 'n' roll world bearing his name, and around a hundred 7" singles, we guess that Jeff Dahl is more than qualified to offer up his ultimate 13 song mixtape to Uber Rock. He's worked with The Angry Samoans, Nikki Sudden and Dead Boys' legend Cheetah Chrome among others since releasing his first single in the glorious year of 1977, now he is the latest victim of UR's Midnite Mixtape Massacre but, as he explains, 13 songs just ain't enough.....

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