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Various Artists - 'Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life' (Rhino Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:40

diotribthumbWith a guestlist that features some of the biggest names in rock and metal today, 'Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life' pays, surely, the ultimate tribute to one of, if not the, finest metal singers in the history of the genre. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins was first in line at URHQ to throw the horns in the direction of this must-hear tribute compilation.....

Stiff Little Fingers/The Godfathers - London, Kentish Town Forum - 28th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:20

SLF thmbIt’s a decade since Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland last witnessed Northern Ireland’s godfathers of punk rock Stiff Little Fingers live, and as his recent encounter at London’s Kentish Town Forum proved a lot has changed with the band in that time. With The Godfathers also along for the tour there was definitely ‘No Going Back’ for our intrepid scribe.

Stiff Little Fingers - 'No Going Back' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 04 April 2014 03:00

SLGnogoingcoverFunded via a PledgeMusic campaign, legendary Northern Irish punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers return with 'No Going Back', the band's tenth studio album. Featuring a guest appearance from Ricky Warwick, this new record surprised Uber Rock's Gaz E for several reasons. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

OFF! - 'Wasted Years' (Vice Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 03 April 2014 03:00

offwastedart400OFF!, the hardcore 'supergroup' featuring members of Redd Kross, Hot Snakes and Burning Brides and fronted by Circle Jerks/Black Flag legend Keith Morris, returns with 'Wasted Years', the band's third full-length release. Uber Rock's Dom Daley thinks this is a must-have album - read on to find out why.....

Bonafide/Bad Touch - York, The Duchess - 22nd March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 03:00

bonafidepontus400yorkIf there was ever a band that did exactly what it says on the tin, then it's Swedish rock 'n' rollers Bonafide. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes filled his head with rock as he caught the York show of the band's UK tour, with hotly-tipped rockers Bad Touch in support. Hit Read More for the lowdown dirty details.....

Rebellion, Amsterdam, NL - Amsterdam, The Melkweg - 22nd March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Nev "Zigzag" Brooks   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:00

Rebellion flyer thmbTwelve hours, three stages, and the chance to experience a host of punk rock bands we’ve largely never heard of before sounds like a challenge to us. But we needed to get to Amsterdam first and to The Melkweg where Rebellion were putting on a show headlined by Uber Rock faves Cock Sparrer and The Damned. Johnny H And Nev Brooks were our men on the scene for what proved to be a most memorable weekend, for all the right reasons.

William Control - ‘The Neuromancer’ (Control Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 31 March 2014 03:00

willcontrolcoverHaving moved on from his days fronting Seattle punk rockers Aiden the William Control of 2014 is a musician more than happy in his newer constantly evolving EDM soundscape and as Uber Rock’s Dave Prince discovers, with his latest album ‘The Neuromancer’ William may have finally arrived at his true spiritual home. Hit the link and all will soon be revealed.

Album Cover Of The Week - Week 200 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 31 March 2014 02:00

album86200! What a milestone! For two hundred weeks Uber Rock has gifted you good people the majesty of the finest cover art in the history of eyes via the award-winning feature, Album Cover Of The Week. To celebrate this monumental event, emphasis on the mental, we have gone down the classic route for exhibit 200.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Acey Slade - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Print E-mail
Written by Acey Slade   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:00

aceymix86Acey Slade needs little introduction. After playing in bands such as Dope, Amen, Murderdolls, and his own outfits, Trashlight Vision and Acey Slade & the Dark Party, he now finds himself playing bass guitar for one of the most iconic rock 'n' roll bands out there, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Uber Rock handed Acey a C90 and asked him to compile his ultimate 13 song mixtape.....

Grand Magus - London, Camden Underworld - 16th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 29 March 2014 03:00

grandmagus thmbWith a certain scribe engaged elsewhere playing cowboys, just like on that legendary T Shirt immortalised by Sid Vicious, Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland jumped at the chance to take his place at the Underworld to witness the mighty Grand Magus debuting live tracks from their recent ‘Triumph And Power’ album. So was it a night of death to false metal? You betcha!

The Damned - Belfast, Feile an Earraigh - 14th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 28 March 2014 03:00

damned belfast thmbGoing to see a gig in a tent temporarily erected in the car park of a former Leisure Centre sounds like something straight out of a work of fiction, especially when you find out that headlining said show is The Damned. But as the Uber Rock elders set off to watch the same said band playing at Butlins this weekend we turn the spotlight on Mark Ashby for a review that perhaps no one was expecting.

Love/Hate - Sutton In Ashfield, The Diamond - 15th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 03:00

jizzylive86With Jizzy Pearl putting Love/Hate to bed after a lengthy UK tour, Uber Rock just had to catch a show to say goodbye...which proved easier said than done. Luckily, Ross Welford found himself in cool venue The Diamond alongside a rabid horde of Love/Hate fans who said their farewells in classic fashion.....

Magnum - ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 03:00

MagnumUber Rock’s Michael Anthony loves UK pomp rock stalwarts Magnum – FACT. So when it came to looking for someone to review the band’s latest opus ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ there was only one man fit for the job. So what will our man make of the latest in a flurry of studio releases from a band who just like a fine red wine seem to be getting better with age? Hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

Tyla J Pallas - 'Nights of the Balladmonger - Live MMIV’ (King Outlaw) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 03:00

Tyla thmbThe first of Tyla’s trio of new releases has finally arrived at URHQ and as our very own Johnny H couldn’t make any of the trio of 2013 acoustic shows that go to make up the 'Nights of the Balladmonger - LIve MMIV’, we thought we’d confuse the hell out of him by asking him to review this set. Will Uber Rock’s sleaze rock Time Lord spot the Roman numeral linked faux pas? The answer is but a mouse click away.

Steel Panther - 'All You Can Eat' (Open E Records/KLS) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 24 March 2014 03:00

steelpantherallyoucaneatcoverSteel Panther, the comedy hair metal band beloved of those with little clue about music, return with a new album, 'All You Can Eat', filled with their typical brand of schoolboy humour and second hand riffs. Uber Rock's Gaz E came home early from a cover band gig at his local rugby club to check it out.....

Inger Lorre - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 23 March 2014 03:00

ingermix86Leading up to the release on Record Store Day of a limited edition 7" featuring two new tracks, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with Inger Lorre to find out what she's been up to during her self-imposed exile from the music business. More importantly we wanted to get to the bottom of what happened to The Nymphs and what we can expect from her and her band in the near future. So for the answers to all these questions, and the lowdown on her friendships with the likes of Henry Rollins and Jeff Buckley, read on.


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