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Gabi Hun - Sledgeback - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:00

sledgeint86Gabi Hun - aka Gábor Szakácsi - left Hungary and his band, the subtly-named C.A.F.B (Cops Are Fucking Bastards), and settled in Seattle where he now fronts the punk outfit Sledgeback. With a new retrospective album on the shelves, what better time for Uber Rock's Matt Phelps to catch up with a true punk rock survivor. Click that link for yet another must-read UR interview exclusive.....

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Budokan - 'Spin A Little Gold' (Northern Electric/SP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 08 September 2012 04:00

budokanapproved_small_2012Named after a classic album by Cheap Trick, Budokan appear to have sailed from Canada to the UK on the back of a sunbeam: yes, 'Spin A Little Gold' is a retro-fuelled fusion of garage rock and power pop that will have fans of Redd Kross and Silver Sun wetting their underoos and kissing their speakers. Uber Rock's Gaz E was looking for love...and found it in a thirteen song Canadian platter that matters.....

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Chuck Billy - Testament - Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 07 September 2012 04:00
CHUCKTHMBFor his third and final interview at Bloodstock 2012 Jim Rowland cornered Testament's lead singer Chuck Billy to shoot the breeze about how the UK's numero uno heavy metal festival has developed and grown since he last played there, his thoughts regarding the 'Dark Roots Of Earth' album, plus the career resurgence of Testament since reforming their original line up back in 2005.  Click the link to find out more.
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Robb Reiner - Anvil - Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 06 September 2012 04:00
Jim_and_Robb_thmbFor the second of Jim Rowland's exclusive Bloodstock interviews he caught up with Robb Reiner of Anvil, who were finally back where they belong - on the main stage of a major UK festival for the first time in a very long time. Jim asks all about the next Anvil album tentatively titled 'Hope In Hell and finds out all about 'Anvil 2 - Quest for Peace' the band's next film project.
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Kobra Paige - Kobra & The Lotus - Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 04:00
Jim_and_Kobra_thmbKobra & The Lotus is a name we're starting to see a lot of at the moment. With their sophomore album out now, they got the early slot on the Sunday of this year's Bloodstock festival, and straight after their performance Jim Rowland caught up with the charming Kobra Paige to see how it all went and what makes Kobra & The Lotus tick.
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Adam Wakeman - Headspace/Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 04:00
Adam_ThumbAdam Wakeman is a musician very much in demand right now; if he's not playing keyboards with his father he's touring the globe with Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne. Most recently he's also become a part of Headspace a UK progressive quintet who have just released their highly recommended 'I Am Anonymous' album.  Adam took some time out from his hectic schedule to chat with Jim Rowland ahead of the band's upcoming European tour to find out more about what fans attending the shows can expect.
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Rival Sons - 'Head Down' (Earache) Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Monday, 03 September 2012 04:30

headdownrivalsonsapproved_small_2012The prospect of this album's release had some of the retro Uber Rockers trawling through charity shops for new clobber just like the good old days. With a new release as special as this we had to roll out our 'Special One' - yes, Steve Beebee was only too happy to check out 'Head Down', the new album from Rival Sons...or is he talking cobblers? Read on and all will be revealed.....

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Rudy Sarzo - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 05:00

sarzo86Quiet Riot; Whitesnake; Dio; Ozzy Osbourne; Blue Öyster Cult; Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force - yes, you could say that legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo has been more than a few times around the metalli-block. Uber Rock's US uber-vixen Kim Thore caught up with Rudy to talk about his career to date, and also his new project Animetal USA.....which gives us reason to include one of the finest band photos we've featured in a long time.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Johnny Bennett Print E-mail
Written by Johnny Bennett   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 04:30

johnnyint86You may well have read the Uber Rock review of his new album 'Blurred Lines' (which collects material from debut album 'Violet Hush' and its follow-up 'Gone Missing') a couple of weeks ago on this fine website, now Johnny Bennett gets his C90 out and dubs us his ultimate thirteen song mixtape. Click that blood red link for yet another quality Midnite Mixtape.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: September Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 04:00

joblog186The start of a new month, and the start of a new regular feature on Uber Rock: No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit. You will have noticed the great reviews from our latest rock 'n' roll recruit Jo Hayes appearing over the last few weeks; now Jo debuts her blog with a welcome tale of rock 'n' roll charity, fuelled by a number of things very close to her heart. Click that lick and enjoy.....

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Ken Stringfellow - 'Danzig In The Moonlight' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 01 September 2012 04:00

kenstringfellowdanzigcoverapproved_small_2012Trust us; there will not be a better album title this year than 'Danzig In The Moonlight'. Okay, so the title is great, but what about the album? Well, if we told you that Ken Stringfellow was one of the power pop legends behind seminal act The Posies you'd be interested, right? Right?! Uber Rock's Ben Hughes investigated the glorious case of an offbeat, laidback curio.....

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Incubus - 'Incubus HQ Live' (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 31 August 2012 04:00

incubuslivehqIn the summer of last year Incubus collaborated with Sony Music Entertainment and producer/director Marc Scarpa on 'Incubus HQ Live', a participatory media exhibit and real time documentary that allowed unprecedented fan access and interaction with the band as they prepared for the release of their seventh studio album. Now, the band have released the ambitious project and Uber Rock's Rob Watkins checked it out.....

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The 69 Eyes - 'X' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Thursday, 30 August 2012 04:00

69eyesxcoverHelsinki vampires The 69 Eyes return with 'X', their first studio album since 2009's acclaimed 'Back In Blood'. Uber Rock's Jo Hayes got her teeth into this new platter that is staking a claim for number one goth rock album of 2012. Will this dark disc shine like a full moon, or stink like a clove of garlic? Click that blood red link to find out.....

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Dom Daley's Uber Rock Guide to GLUNK Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 04:00

glunk86When not troubling us with tales of extreme depravity Uber Rock's clown prince Zoot creates new genres of music, just for fun. We wanted something special to celebrate our third birthday - today! - so we asked Dom Daley to investigate the now legendary GLUNK genre, recommending the finest musical moments that fit into the crazy category along the way. Click that link and get ready to go as Glunk as fuck.....

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The Creepshow - York, The Duchess - 12th August 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:00

creeplive86Here's something to tide you over: Uber Rock's Ben Hughes entered The Duchess in York not sure what to expect; female-fronted Canadian horror punks The Creepshow had just replaced their singer and our man was sure that they weren't gonna be as crypt cool as previously. How wrong he was. Click that blood red link to discover just how new singer Kenda made the step up...and over.....

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Gallows - 'Gallows' (Venn Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 27 August 2012 04:00

gallowsalbumapproved_small_2012When Frank Carter parted company with Gallows to go on quest to find Pure Love his former band (and brother) were lost, right? Wrong. Very wrong, in fact. With the recruitment of Alexisonfire's Wade MacNeil Gallows, as Uber Rock Gaz E discovered, pulled off a masterstroke as this, the band's self-titled third album, is essential listening. Read on to find out why.....

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