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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Priya Panda - Diemonds Print E-mail
Written by Priya Panda   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:30

priyamix86'The Bad Pack', the 2012 album from Canadian rockers Diemonds, is a regular visitor on the death deck at URHQ, so we thought it would be a good idea to ask the band's vocalist, Priya Panda, to copy us her ultimate thirteen song mixtape...but she must have run out of C90s and only had a C120 left, as thirteen just wasn't enough! Another must-read, must-listen entry in Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....

Vintage Concert Bill: Motörhead - Tour Of The Colonies, Riverflat Jam - May 25th 1981 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:00

motorheadbill86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary US shock rockers Impaler, returns with the April entry of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill feature, this month detailing the Riverflat Jam of 1981 where, alongside the likes of 38 Special and Ozzy's Blizzard of Ozz, he saw Motörhead for the first time. Read all about how Lemmy, Philthy and Fast Eddie blew the P.A. and made the evening news!

Chuck Ransom - Chuck Norris Experiment - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:00

ransom-chuck-norris-experiment thmbWith the release of the new album ‘Right Between The Eyes’ it’s fair to say that Sweden’s Chuck Norris Experiment have raised a few eyebrows around URHQ with a lot of people tipping it as a strong contender for the Uber Rock Album Of The Year, and that’s about the size of it really. So we asked Dom Daley to catch up with Chuck Ransom the band’s frontman and mainstay to find out all about their upcoming first visit to the UK due this June, plus a whole lot more.

LostAlone/Verses/The First/One Way Street - York, Fibbers - 15th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 25 April 2014 03:00

lostaloneyork86With a highly-anticipated new album, 'Shapes Of Screams', fresh out of the traps LostAlone headed out on a UK headline tour, stopping off at Fibbers in York, where Uber Rock's Ben Hughes lay in wait - ears primed for some glorious harmony vocals and guitar wizardry. Did he go home disappointed? Read on and find out....

First Jason - 'Heed My Warning' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:00

firstjasonheedcover300First Jason is the band formed by Ari Lehman, the first actor to play horror movie icon Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th movie franchise. Uber Rock's resident horror nerd Gaz E took at stab at 'Heed My Warning', the sound of Electric Machete Keytar still ringing around URHQ.....

Foreigner - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire & Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo - 12 & 13th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:00

Foreigner thmbWith a few of the Uber elders laid low recently with mystery illnesses we thought Jim Rowland was phoning in sick too when he was reporting of Double Vision. Thankfully in his case it was Foreigner Double Vision as he got to catch the band’s acoustic show at Shepherds Bush and then the following night witness the AOR-tastic main event in Hammersmith in the fine company of Europe and FM.

The Wildhearts/Von Hertzen Brothers/Hey! Hello! - Bristol, O2 Academy - 9th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 03:00

GingerBristolWith Scott Sorry back on bass duties after a four-year hiatus, The Wildhearts returned for yet another UK tour, this time with Ginger's 'other' band Hey! Hello! in support, along with the highly-rated Von Hertzen Brothers. Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the second date of the tour.....

Pontus Snibb - 'Wreck Of Blues' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 April 2014 03:00

snibbsololargeHe plays drums in Jason & the Scorchers, sings and plays guitar in Bonafide, now Pontus Snibb tackles the blues on a solo album that finds him teaming up with his drummer father. Uber Rock's Gaz E woke up this morning with a 'Wreck Of Blues'....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Slyder - Last Great Dreamers Print E-mail
Written by Slyder   
Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:00

slydermix86Last Great Dreamers are back, and set to release their second album, 'Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven', in September, the long player featuring eleven previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1995 and 1997. What better time, then, to catch up with Slyder, the band's guitarist, and ask him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape?

Joey Tempest - Europe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:30

Joey ThmbSteve Beebee caught up with Europe's Joey Tempest as the legendary Swedish band toured the UK as special guests of Foreigner, exclusively for Uber Rock. Hit Read More for the lowdown on the recent UK trek, the future of the band and, of course, just what they'll be bringing to the Steelhouse Festival this July! Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock.....

D-A-D / ’77 / Taras - London, Highbury, The Garage - 3rd April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 18 April 2014 03:00

DAD4Returning to the UK for a short stint of 3 shows, Danish kings of cowpunk D-A-D were in the mood for a party as they hit London’s Garage venue recently. Also along for the ride were Spanish rockers ’77 as well as fellow Danes Taras, but will Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland be lucky enough to bag himself a piece of D-A-D’s 30th birthday cake? Not before a few tasty musical appetisers that’s for sure. Hit the link and all will be revealed.

Killer Be Killed - 'Killer Be Killed' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:00

killerbekilledalbum'Supergroup' you say? Killer Be Killed are Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta) and the new project's self-titled album is set for release next month. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps set his horns to stun and got his thoughts down on one of the year's most anticipated releases.....

Marc Ford - 'Holy Ghost' (Naim Edge Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:00

marcfordholyghostcoverMarc Ford, famous for his work with The Black Crowes and, before them, Burning Tree, returns with a new solo album, 'Holy Ghost', that threatens to walk away with the most prizes when the Americana awards are given out at year end. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens, and finds one of the most poignant releases of recent times.....

Status Quo/Wilko Johnson - London, Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo - 29th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:00

Quo thmbIn 2013 the original Status Quo line up reformed to the sound of much excitement within the hard rock community. Sales of junkie juice trebled over night as forty somethings dug out their denim cut offs ready for a night out with the Frantic Four, with many seeing the Lancaster, Parfitt, Rossi and Coghlan line up live for the very first time. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland couldn’t wait to do it all over again (and again) recently as the band returned for just a few select European dates. Hit the link to find out what happened next at London’s infamous Eventim Apollo???

Sebastian Bach - ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 April 2014 03:00

sebbacjhellcoverart400Returning with his first solo studio album in 3 years Sebastian Bach is promising to ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ this time around, and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out it might just be Hell but not necessarily for all the right reasons. Join our intrepid scribe as he journeys to a place he seldom goes these days as he tries to avoid provoking his local dog population any further in the process. Hit the link to find out more…..

Ryan Hamilton - People On Vacation - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 03:00

ryan86Talk about timing! With People On Vacation's co-headline tour of the UK with Patent Pending starting on Record Store Day next weekend, Rob Lane (who else?!) caught up with Ryan Hamilton and asked him to divulge the deepest, darkest secrets of his record collection. Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock!


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