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Fearless Vampire Killers - 'Bruises' (Goremount Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 15 October 2015 03:00

fvk bruises 600In a brave move, Fearless Vampire Killers move away from the Grandomina concept behind their previous releases and get gritty with 'Bruises', their brand new six-track mini-album. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks that The Obsidian Bond, the band's own social network, won't be too disappointed with the sonic sidestep.....

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Annihilator/Archer/Harlott - Birmingham O2 Academy 2 - 30th September 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 03:00

annilive86Travel 200 miles to a gig? Be faced with looks of utter bewilderment at the venue box office? Nothing was gonna stop Uber Rock's Matt Phelps from seeing Annihilator on their UK tour, especially after our man rated new album, 'Suicide Society', as the band's best in almost two decades. Hit the link for the lowdown.....

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Dinosaur Pile-Up - 'Eleven Eleven' (SO Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 03:00

PileUp1111500approved small 2013There has been a lot of love at URHQ for 'Growing Pains' and 'Nature Nurture', the first two albums from the Leeds-based Dinosaur Pile-Up. Now, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out album number three, 'Eleven Eleven', the first recorded as a full band, and with Royal Blood's producer twiddling the knobs.....

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Stryper - 'Fallen' (Frontiers Music Srl) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 12 October 2015 03:00

stryperfallencoverThere is a song on new Stryper album, 'Fallen', that Uber Rock's Matt Phelps thinks is the band's best since the legendary 'To Hell With The Devil', the album itself arguably the Soldiers Under Command's strongest ever. There's also a choice Black Sabbath cover version alongside eleven other God-given tracks par excellence. Hit the link and you too will be fallin' for 'Fallen'.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For: Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 11 October 2015 03:00

HiFi86It took some bottle for Izzy Stradlin to walk away from the GN'R circus just as the band had climbed to the top of the ladder, but leave he did. His first solo release spawned a couple of rock radio hits and featured guest appearances from the likes of Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Nicky Hopkins. Uber Rock's Ross Welford explains why the self-titled album from Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds truly is Hi-Fi To Die For.....

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Midasuno - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 10 October 2015 04:00

Midasuno final pic thmbIf you went to a rock gig in the early noughties chances are you will have seen the finest alt rock band to ever come out of Merthyr, the mighty Midasuno. Having originally split up back in 2008 next weekend the band will play one final show in Cardiff. Before they do have their last hurrah though the guys gave Uber Rock’s Johnny H and Gaz Tidey the chance to fire some life searching questions at them just for old times’ sake. So hit the link to read the last will and testament of Midasuno.

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Geoff Tate - Operation: Mindcrime - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 10 October 2015 03:00

GTGeoff Tate will need no introduction to rockers of a certain vintage. Having sold over 25 million albums with Queensryche, he’s named his new project after the band’s most talked about and influential album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’. Armed with new album ‘The Key’, Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony caught up with Geoff and attempted to unlock the mind of the man and a few of the album’s secrets.

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Biters - Bristol, Thekla - 28th September 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 09 October 2015 03:00

Biters thmbUber Rockers have dreamt of seeing Biters live in the UK since we first covered the band upon the release of their debut, self-titled EP back in 2010. On the back of debut full-length album, 'Electric Blood', dreams became a reality on a Monday night in Bristol... on a boat.....

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Danko Jones/The Amorettes - Bristol, The Exchange - 27th September 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 08 October 2015 03:00

Danko thmbBack in the UK for their first proper headline tour in a little over nine years and Canadian bruisers Danko Jones closed out their jaunt at Bristol’s compact and bijou Exchange. On hand to experience the ‘Fire Music’ for Uber Rock was Johnny H. Do you wanna rock? Well you know what to do if the answer to that is “yes”!

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The Wildhearts/Baby Chaos/Hey! Hello! - Bristol, O2 Academy - 24th September 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 03:00

GWH1586The Wildhearts? Playing second album, 'P.H.U.Q.', in its entirety to celebrate its 20th anniversary? With the reunited Baby Chaos in support? Ginger's other band Hey! Hello! too? Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey needed little convincing to cross the bridge to Bristol.....

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Public Image Limited - York, Fibbers - 22nd September 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 04:00

PiLLiVE86Public Image Limited? Playing an intimate gig in the local venue of Uber Rock's Ben Hughes? Our man had no choice but to be there! Read on for the lowdown on a truly special gig that will forever live in the memory, complimented by some fantastic live photography that perfectly captures the moment.....

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The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing - 'Not Your Typical Victorians' (Leather Apron) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 05 October 2015 04:00

menviccover500The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are 'Not Your Typical Victorians', as proved by their stupendous new album of the same name. Uber Rock's Rich Hobson gives his in-depth track-by-track analysis of this new long player, detailing 'The Worst Sideshow Ever' and founding out why 'This House Is Not Haunted'.....

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City And Colour - 'If I Should Go Before You' (Dine Alone Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 05 October 2015 03:00

CandCgocover500Remember when City And Colour was the side project of Alexisonfire's Dallas Green? It's pretty much the other way around these days, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovered as he listened to another startling addition to Green's back catalogue.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Edgey Pires - The Last Internationale Print E-mail
Written by Edgey Pires   
Sunday, 04 October 2015 04:00

LIMix286Taken under the wing of Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, The Last Internationale are as hotly-tipped as bands come these days. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with the main duo of Delila Paz and Edgey Pires at a date on their recent UK tour and got them to compile their ultimate thirteen track mixtapes on the fly - Delila's debuted here yesterday, now it's time for us to get Edgey.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Rage Against The Machine - 'Live At Finsbury Park' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 04 October 2015 03:30

deadend86Previously only available as part of a deluxe Rage Against The Machine boxset, 'Live At Finsbury Park' gets simultaneous DVD, Blu-ray and digital releases later this month. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey watches RATM come good on the promise of playing a free UK gig if their song beat The X-Factor winner to the coveted Xmas Number One slot.....

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Greg Shaw - Truth Corroded - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps & Greg Shaw   
Sunday, 04 October 2015 03:00

TCGFH86The Gig From Hell feature was once Uber Rock's flagship product, until that pesky Midnite Mixtape Massacre came along and won over a million black hearts. We refuse to forget our roots, however, and there will always be a place for Hellish gig memories on the website to excite. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with Greg Shaw from Australian thrashers Truth Corroded when they toured the UK with Nile and got told a tale of Mongolian folk, vodka and turtlenecks......

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