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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dennis Ward - Pink Cream 69 Print E-mail
Written by Dennis Ward   
Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:00

dennis6986Pink Cream 69 bassist Dennis Ward is a man with plenty of feathers in his cap. Aside from his 25 year plus tenure with the German rockers he has also been involved with a plethora of acts on the side with Unisonic, Place Vendome, Khymera and Sunstorm being among the most well known. Also a highly regarded song writer, recording engineer and producer Dennis now he adds yet another feather to his melodic rock headdress as he turn mixtape compiler for Uber Rock. Read on to find out what lights Dennis's musical fire.

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Snakes In The Grass - 'Snakes In The Grass' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 01 February 2013 03:05

Snakes86approved small 2013Glunk tears were shed at URHQ when great white hopes The Adjusters split up. But wait, dry those weeping eyes fans of quality music - the core of that cool band are back as Snakes In The Grass and with a self-titled EP that was finished just several hours ago and will be available to download for free this very day! Working almost as fast as the band was Uber Rock's Dom Daley who dipped his typing finger in Red Bull and knocked out a review as quick as you like!

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The Used - 'Vulnerable (II)' (Hopeless Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 01 February 2013 03:00

theusedvulnerableIISome ten months after releasing their fifth studio album, 'Vulnerable', The Used return with an expanded edition of the album featuring a bonus-packed second disc that includes four brand new songs, a clutch of acoustic reimaginings of the band's songs, and a slew of remixes. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins checks out the album and, of course, we all know that he is Vulnerable (II).....

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The Night Marchers - ‘Allez! Allez!’ (Swami) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 03:00

Nightmarchersapproved small 2013Five years in the waiting and album number two from John Reis and The Night Marchers finally sees the light of day just when levels of interest in the frontman’s other band are once again hitting new highs, however as Johnny H explains overlooking ‘Allez! Allez!’ might actually be to your detriment as this time around the nerds are coming out fighting and looking to blacken the eyes of those Rocket From The Crypt guys. Read on to find out more.

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Sham 69 - London, Camden, Dingwalls - 17th January 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 03:00

Sham jim thmbThe first gig review of 2013 and it’s a very special one, because not only is it the first gig in Camden Town’s legendary Dingwalls venue’s 40th year anniversary celebrations, but also closet bootboy Jim Rowland finally gets to see his punk idols Sham 69. Our scribe likes to play hard of a Thursday night in North London so do you fancy going down the pub with him and few old mates?

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The Black Bullets - 'Thirteens' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 03:00

black bullets coverapproved small 2013The Black Bullets kicked the door to URHQ down last year with a superb debut EP and a live show that had every Uber Rocker in attendance punching the air and throwing the horns in their direction. With follow-up EP, 'Thirteens', the band, as our man in the gutter, Dom Daley, discovered, are primed to kick many more doors down in 2013. Hit Read More and discover one of the UK's great black hopes.....

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The Loyalties - 'Til The Death Of Rock & Roll' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 28 January 2013 03:00

loyaltiesthumbapproved small 2013They might have taken longer than Def Leppard to record an album but The Loyalties finally return with album number two. If the excitement around URHQ at the prospect of hearing 'Til The Death Of Rock & Roll' wasn't enough, there's the fact that the accompanying limited edition book was written by the band's frontman Tom Spencer and Uber Rock's very own Gaz E. Ben Hughes tries to discover whodunit with an early contender for album of the year.....

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Bruno Ravel & Steve West - Danger Danger - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:00

dangerdangerint86There's a definite Hair Metal bent (no pun intended) around URHQ today. The headlining act on this hairy holy day is no other than Danger Danger. Cock Rock lover Rob Lane caught up with the band's bassist Bruno Ravel and drummer Steve West at last year's Firefest and the results of this most entertaining of chats are available to you at the click of a melodic rock mouse - enjoy!

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George Lynch and Jeff Pilson - T&N - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 27 January 2013 03:30

TAN band thmbWith their new album ‘Slave To The Empire’ hitting record store racks worldwide Mark Ashby couldn’t wait to get a piece of T&N interview action when the band called URHQ a few weeks back. Well it’s not everyday of the week you get to talk to two bonafide legends of the US rock scene now is it? So who exactly are T&N? And what is their rock ‘n’ roll mission in life? Well let’s ask guitarist George Lynch and singer/bassist Jeff Pilson shall we?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Matt Starr - Ace Frehley Band Print E-mail
Written by Matt Starr   
Sunday, 27 January 2013 03:00

Matt Starr ThmbYou might not immediately recognise the name of Matt Starr, but chances are you’ll either own something he has played on or you’ll have seen him live playing with the likes Bang Tango, Kevin DuBrow and Ace Frehley. In March/April he’s actually back in the UK as part of the all star Love/Hate touring line up so we thought it was the ideal time to find out what thirteen tunes Matt will taking on the road with him on his very own Midnite Mixtape. Click the link and all will be revealed.

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Hatebreed - ‘The Divinity Of Purpose’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 26 January 2013 03:00

hatebreed divinityapproved small 2013With their seventh studio album ‘The Divinity Of Purpose’ Hatbreed are not so much reinventing the hardcore metal genre as redefining it as Darrel Sutton finds out here. This is an album as ferrous and angry as any they have produced in the band’s almost two decades together making music, so to find out why this is all a million miles away from the fringecore identikit crowd, just click the link.

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Bad Religion - 'True North' (Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 25 January 2013 03:00

Bad-Religion-True-NorthPunk rock elder statesmen Bad Religion return with their sixteenth album, 'True North'. Produced by the band's Brett Gurewitz and released by the guitarist's own label Epitaph, this is a band who do things exactly how they want, and continue to do them consistently as Uber Rock's very own punk rock elder statesman Dom Daley discovered when he put the proverbial needle on the record......

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Wounds - 'Die Young' (In At The Deep End Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 25 January 2013 02:00

woundsdieyoungapproved small 2013With a lauded debut EP and tours with Cancer Bats and Gallows under their collective belt Irish outfit Wounds appeared to be on course for major success, until a serious accident threatened to curtail the band's very existence. That their debut album, the impressive 'Die Young', even got made showcases the band's strength of character, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered.....

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T&N - 'Slave To The Empire' (Rat Pack Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Blakout   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 03:00

TN-Slave-to-the-EmpireT&N, originally named Tooth & Nail, is the new project from former Dokken men George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown. 'Slave To The Empire' features a host of original songs and a slew of classic Dokken covers fronted by the likes of Sebastian Bach, Doug Pinnick and Tim 'Ripper' Owens. Who else could Uber Rock ask to review this long player but Matthew Blakout, a man who has spent his life rokken with Dokken.....

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Red Lamb - 'Red Lamb' (MIG Music) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 03:30

redlambcoverNow this is a bit of a metal curio: former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz has teamed up with Megadeth's legendary ginger whinger Dave Mustaine in Red Lamb, a band whose self-titled album is aimed at raising autism awareness, the twin sons of the former sadly born with the disorder. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards gets his teeth into the album - is it mint, or a lamb for the slaughter? Read on and find out.....

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Torpedohead - 'Greetings From Heartbreak Key' (Woodhouse Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 03:00

torpedoheadapproved small 2013They've supported the likes of Prima Donna, Dan Baird and the New York Dolls, they throw names like Cheap Trick and The Clash around their bio with gay abandon, just who are Torpedohead? Uber Rock's Ben Hughes received 'Greetings From Heartbreak Key' and found a glunktastic cross between Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar. Now you're interested, right?!

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