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Kobra And The Lotus - 'Self Titled' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 04:00
Kobra_And_The_LotusCurrently wowing festival audiences across the globe with their fiery brand of female fronted heavy metal, Canadian quintet Kobra And The Lotus are about to unleash this Kevin Churko produced album via Spinefarm here in the UK, but as Ross Welford is quick to point out all is perhaps not quite what the band's PR guys would want you to believe with this, the band's sophomore release.
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JD & The FDCs - 'Recognise' (Delerict Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 02 July 2012 04:00
Recognise_Cover_jpg_scaled1000approved_small_2012'Recognise' is the long awaited debut from Midlands mooks JD & The FDCs. This is an album which promises to be chock full of some of the finest rock 'n' roll music you'll hear this year whilst boasting a dazzling array of guest stars in the process. So does the album really live up to all the hype? The H Bomb investigates and suddenly wants us to buy him a dog on a string on expenses...find out why, right here.
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Steve 'Zetro' Souza - Hatriot - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 01 July 2012 04:30
Steve_Zetro_Souza_thmbSteve 'Zetro' Souza has spent much of his adult life playing heavy metal music, starting with Legacy and then Exodus, his distinctive vocal style defined the classic sound of thrash metal in the lates eighties and early nineties. Since that thrash heyday 'Zetro' has been a little out of the picture of late, but he's back in 2012 with a new band Hatriot and Jim Rowland caught up with the enigmatic frontman recently to find out what it is all about.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Joseph Parry - Karhu Print E-mail
Written by Joseph Parry   
Sunday, 01 July 2012 04:15

joemixthumbKick the teeth in of the next person who tells you that they can't find any new music to listen to. Awesome new bands are everywhere, and one of Uber Rock's favourites to emerge in 2012 are Karhu. The band's incredible 'Survival Of The Richest' took DIY to the extreme, yet sounded bigger and ballsier than many of the albums that trouble the stereo at URHQ. Karhu's vocalist / guitarist Joseph Parry has turned in an equally impressive entry as his Midnite Mixtape, his ultimate thirteen track compilation dissected at the click of the blood red link.....

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Gerry Laffy - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Gerry Laffy   
Sunday, 01 July 2012 04:00
Gerry_behind_barsWhen Uber Rock caught up with ex Girl guitarist Gerry Laffy recently for a chat we just had to ask him about his very own gig from hell experience, thinking we'd probably get some juicy insider details around the Kiss support slot story from when the guys walked off the tour. Nah, that would have been too predictable, so what he did get however was a story about how to deal with chronic back pain whilst touring with Duran Duran bass god John Taylor.
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Black Spiders/Hangfire - Ebbw Vale, The Steelhouse - 22nd June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 30 June 2012 05:00

bsthumbliveOn this particular night in the heavenly hamlet of Ebbw Vale the forces of both good and evil, of both light and shade, were at work. As one UR brutha pulled on his frilly shirt for a night of acoustic aural stimulation, several other members of the UR massive pulled on their greasy denim and raised their studded writsbands in the air in celebration of one of the finest live bands in the country, Black Spiders. Gaz E was on hand to see if there were any goats in the Steelhouse.....

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Ghosts and Echoes Tour - Ebbw Vale, EVI - 22nd June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:45

The Ghostghostslive86s and Echoes Tour, an acoustic evening featuring Gavin Butler of the Blackout and Neil Starr of Attack! Attack!, hit the EVI in Ebbw Vale and Uber Rock's Rob Watkins was there hoping to make contact. While the UR tearaways were several hundred yards away raising their middle fingers, Watkins was living it up with the subtle strains of the acoustic guitar. Click that link for his cultured observations....

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Pearl Jam - Manchester, MEN Arena - 20th June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:30

pjliveman86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards spoke in class today......and he told us all about the glorious show from Pearl Jam that he caught at Manchester's MEN arena last week. Click that mosquito red link to discover just how much UR's very own love boat captain enjoyed one of the band's pre-Isle Of Wight festival appearances. 

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Gun - 'Break The Silence' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 29 June 2012 04:30

gunbreakAfter returning with a stonker of a new EP, 'Popkiller', in 2009, Gun's attempt at reclaiming the slice of the rock market that was rightfully theirs appeared stunted when Toby Jepson left the band to return to Mr Thrud. Now, with new album 'Break The Silence', the band are back - again - with bass player Dante Gizzi taking over the role of frontman. Gaz E, putting his words where others fear to tread, reviews the new album for Uber Rock eyes only.....

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Def-Con-One - 'Warface' (Scarlet Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 29 June 2012 04:00
COVER_SMALL_CD_SIZEapproved_small_2012When Def-Con-One drummer Antton Lant ripped through URHQ like a heavy metal tornado recently telling us all rather passionately about how great his band's debut album 'Warface' is, we weren't exactly about to argue with him you know? This was a man on mission to deliver a message about the imminent arrival of an album so brutal and heavy it should have every true fan of the metal genre scrambling for a copy. Well here it is Uber Rockers and Mark Ashby is the lucky fella about to deliver our verdict. Antton we have his address if you want it...
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Motion City Soundtrack - 'Go' (Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 04:00

MCSgoapproved_small_2012Minneapolis nerd herd Motion City Soundtrack return with studio album number five, 'Go', that coincides with a return to the welcoming abode of Epitaph Records after a brief stint at a major label. Gaz E checks out the geek chic of the new album and finds that power pop fans have a new favourite record.......

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The Cult/Against Me! - Florida, Lake Beuna Vista, House Of Blues - 16th June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:00

billyduffy86While we have studded sandbags at the doors of URHQ keeping the monsoon out, Uber Rock's favourite son Dom Daley is tanning his once-slender arse in the US of A...and making us all jealous with random emails about the bands that he's seeing while doing so. The li'l devil headed to the House Of Blues to catch The Cult, with support from Against Me! and their in-the-news frontwoman Laura Jane Grace. Read on to see our man's white bits.......

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Lit - 'The View From The Bottom' (Megaforce Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 04:00

litviewfromapproved_small_2012With their first album since 2004's self-titled affair, having tragically lost drummer Allen Shellenberger to cancer in the interim, Lit return with 'The View From The Bottom', Butch Walker at the production helm and the band swollen to a five piece. Craggy was the Uber Rocker chosen to dissect an album - released next week in the UK - that was hotly-anticipated at URHQ. Did it disappoint? Read on for the glorious facts......

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L.A. Guns - 'Hollywood Forever' (Cleopatra Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 25 June 2012 04:00

lagunshollywood_foreverThe proper version of L.A. Guns - yes, the Phil Lewis/Steve Riley one - returns with its first studio album in seven years. 'Hollywood Forever', produced by knob-twiddling legend Andy Johns, sees the band, completed by Stacey Blades and Scott Griffin, plough through fourteen tracks with not a re-recorded classic in sight. Gaz E shows no mercy as he checks the album out for your reading pleasure......

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Sean Yseult - White Zombie/Star and Dagger Print E-mail
Written by Sean Yseult   
Sunday, 24 June 2012 05:00

seanint86If simply seeing the name of former White Zombie bass player Sean Yseult above has already got you thinking that what follows could quite possibly be the coolest mixtape to grace the pages of Uber Rock so far, then you could be right. If you don't know who Sean Yseult is then, seriously, you might be reading the wrong site. There is major respect for Sean at URHQ so, when we asked her to list her ultimate thirteen song mixtape, we knew this article would be cooler than thou. Read on for confirmation as Alice Cooper, The Damned, Cheap Trick, The Cramps and more battle it out for top spot......

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Gerry Laffy - Girl/Sheer Greed/Terroristen - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 24 June 2012 04:30
Gerry_by_Conor_2He was the guitarist in Girl who didn't get to join Def Leppard, he did however manage eighties pop video director Russell Mulcahy during the MTV explosion, before going on to play with one of the eighties' biggest poster boys in a pretty cool band called Terroristen. We're talking about Gerry Laffy here folks and, as long time fan Johnny H discovers, as well as doing all of this Gerry is also a bloody decent guy too. So what about a Girl reunion then? Find out the answer to that question and many more right here.
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