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Bullet For My Valentine - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 6th December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 03:00

BFMVcardiffthumbIt all started with Uber Rock's Rob Watkins handing out Zombie Crew flyers at a couple of shows, yet ended with our man flashing AAA passes at anyone interested while Bullet For My Valentine ended the year in style with their 'Rule Britannia' tour. Read all about the last show of the tour, the BFMV boys hitting Cardiff where it hurts.....

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Dregen/Imperial State Electric - Bristol, The Fleece - 3rd December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 03:00

Dregen thmbWith our ears still ringing from our previous night spent watching either Michael Monroe or Buckcherry and Hardcore Superstar the Uber Rock massive descended on Bristol’s Fleece venue for a night of top class glunk rock. On the bill Dregen and Imperial State Electric, and everything looked set for a potential gig of the year type scenario. Johnny H picks up the story of what unfolded next.

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Various Artists - ‘Cashing In On Christmas Volume 5’ (Black Hole Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 16 December 2013 03:00

Cashing InAs Uber Rock counts down to Christmas, we asked our office Scrooge Johnny H to check out the fifth volume of Black Hole Records ‘Cashing In On Christmas’ series. Featuring the likes of Harrington Saints with Hewhocannotbenamed, Stranglehold, Maddog Surrender, Hooligan and many many more, we thought this might actually make the grumpy bastard smile for a change, so why not click the link and find out if we succeeded. Ho, Ho, Ho!

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Joey Tempest - Europe Print E-mail
Written by Joey Tempest   
Sunday, 15 December 2013 03:30

Joey Thmb2013 has seen Europe celebrating their thirtieth anniversary. A celebration topped by a fantastic headlining performance at this year's Sweden Rock festival in front of thirty thousand fans. That show has just been released on DVD, Blu-ray and double CD and features a couple of outstanding covers of UFO's 'Lights Out' and Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak'. So what better time could there be than now to get Joey Tempest talking classic tracks with Uber Rock and giving us his ultimate thirteen song Midnite Mixtape?

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Buckcherry/Hardcore Superstar/Venrez - Bristol, O2 Academy - 2nd December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 13 December 2013 03:00

joshtodd86decYoung, dumb and full of cum - isn't that supposed to be the bands, not the promoters? But dumb they were on a December night in Bristol, pitting shows by Buckcherry and Hardcore Superstar up against the Godfather of Glunk, Michael Monroe. Uber Rock's Gaz E felt like he'd drawn the short straw heading to the O2 Academy to cover the final UK date of a co-headline tour for your reading pleasure.....

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The Darkness/LostAlone - Preston, 53 Degrees - 1st December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 03:00

darknesspreston86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes likes LostAlone. The Darkness? About them he's not so sure. On a cold, dark night in Preston love and hate would surely collide as our man found himself having a close encounter with a UFO in that city, and a blow by blow account of 'Permission To Land' - read on for the gory details.....

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Enuff Z'Nuff/Blue Origin/The Peckham Cowboys/Hangfire - Crumlin, The Patriot - 1st December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins with Gaz E   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 03:00

EZNcrumlin86With the applause for their Hard Rock Hell performance still ringing in their ears, Enuff Z'Nuff made the long journey from North Wales to the South to play an intimate show in more than one sense. With members of The Quireboys, Cheap and Nasty, Primal Scream and Tigertailz scattered throughout the undercard, Uber Rock's Gaz E and Rob Watkins expected much.....

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Michael Monroe/theFALLEN - York, The Duchess - 28th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 03:00

MMyork86Members of the Uber Rock Massive were lining up to review a date on the long-awaited UK tour from Michael Monroe - Ben Hughes pushed his way to the front and headed to The Duchess, still amazed that he was about to see bonafide rock 'n' roll legends in York. Hit Read More for all the details......

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Falling Red - 'Empire Of The Damned' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 December 2013 03:00

fallingredempirecoverapproved small 2013Falling Red follow their 2010 debut album, 'Shake The Faith', with a PledgeMusic funded album that Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks is the one that will see them take their place at the top of the UK sleaze rock tree. 'Empire Of The Damned' is intelligent of lyric and mammoth of guitar...and comes uber-approved.....

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Joey Tempest - Europe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 08 December 2013 03:00

Joey ThmbMatt Phelps was 11 years of age when “that song” was released back in 1986 and Swedish hard rockers Europe became overnight superstars, here in 2013 our man is still very much a fan of all things Europe. So with the band’s 'Live At Sweden Rock' album still fresh in the racks and a charity auction to promote we set about making Matt’s year as on the other end of the phone for this Uber Rock exclusive interview was one Joey Tempest. Click the link to find out how he got on….

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Phil Collen - Def Leppard/Manraze - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 03:00

Manraze thmbFor the past 31 years, Phil Collen has been one half of the guitar attack in Def Leppard. However, for approaching the past decade he also has been one third of Manraze, a project which has re-united with his former Girl bandmate Simon Laffy, as well as one time Sex Pistol Paul Cook. Mark Ashby caught up with the guitarist recent to talk about ‘I Surrender’ the new EP from Manraze and a whole lot more.

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Lynam - 'Halfway To Hell' EP (New Ocean Media) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 06 December 2013 02:40

lynamhalfwaytohellcoverapproved small 2013Singer/guitarist Jacob Bunton returns to Lynam after fronting Adler, the former Guns N' Roses drummer's cool band that never had a chance of ever following up a great record with great tours. Lynam's new EP, 'Halfway To Hell', as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, takes advantage of a raised profile and hits every required mark.....

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Dan Baird And Homemade Sin - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 23rd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:00

Dan Baird - DiamondUber Rock's Mark Ashby tried his hardest...but he just couldn't keep his hands to himself as he found himself once again in the company of the legendary Dan Baird and his Homemade Sin at the Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill. We love Dan Baird period. Hit that link to find out why.....

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe/Rusty Shackle/The Lash/Orbits – Ebbw Vale, Institute (EVI) - 23rd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 03:00

HFS thmbIn the past year Uber Rock’s Jamie Richards has seen Henry’s Funeral Shoe more times than he can remember, I guess you could call him “a bit of a fan” of the Ystrad Mynach acid-blues duo. Thing is though, we are all fans of the band here at URHQ, so when the EVI and Odin’s Rock Club recently announced a four band bill headlined by the Shoe, we all had to be there. This is the story of that night and in particular one man’s musical obsessions.

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The Heavy/The Computers - Bristol, O2 Academy - 22nd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:00

The Heavy thmbBringing together two of the finest bands the West Country has to offer the gig going public Nev Brooks caught up with the recent touring double header from The Heavy and The Computers, in where else but Bristol, for a night of funked up rock ‘n’ soul action, as the local heroes set about selling out their biggest gig yet. Here’s what the hottest ticket in town had in store for our intrepid scribe.

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Tyla J Pallas - ‘Charmed’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 02 December 2013 03:00

Tyla CharmedYesterday we reviewed the new DVD from Tyla J Pallas, today it is the turn of his new album ‘Charmed’ a set of songs based around piano, acoustic guitar and the odd drum beat. Dom Daley lights up a candle or two in his caravan and waxes lyrically about an album that is both fragile and beautiful. Something we don’t get that often here at URHQ. So click the link to find out more.

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