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Paradise Lost - Cardiff, University Great Hall 2 - 16th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:30
PL2012_thumbWith their brand new studio album 'Tragic Idol' about to be released, UK dark metal legends Paradise Lost were about to embark on their most comprehensive series of homeland shows in quite some time. We sent self styled "grumpy old bastard" Johnny H along to enjoy the doom and gloom and boy did he come back with a lot to complain about.
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Skindred/Therapy?/Black Spiders/Turbowolf - Bristol, O2 Academy - 14th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:00

jagerthumbSkindred, Turbowolf, Black Spiders and Therapy? For a fiver? Seriously? Yes, the Jagermeister Tour 2012 came to a close in Bristol, the first city to sell out when the tour was announced, so a fevered atmosphere was a certainty. Gaz E had practised the Newport Helicopter and raising his middle finger in high anticipation.....

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The Dandy Warhols - 'This Machine' (The End/Naïve/Beat The World Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:30
Dandy_Warhols_thmbAlbum number eight for American alternative rockers The Dandy Warhols and 'The Machine' finds the band as experimental as ever mixing up styles as diverse as polka and goth to give the listener something fresh and exciting.  Johnny H puts on the headphones and immerses himself in an album he'd like to think you would all be able to listen to, read on to find out why....
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JD & the FDCs - Video Exclusive!!! Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 April 2012 08:00

jdnewepWe love JD & the FDCs here at Über Röck...and you should too. Not convinced? Then check out the band's incredible new video for 'Burn This City Down'. Starring Colin Buchanan of famed BBC1 detective duo Dalziel and Pascoe, this is one of the most entertaining music videos that you will see this year - trust us. Click that bandana red link to revel in rock 'n' roll righteousness.....

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Europe - 'Bag Of Bones' (earMUSIC/Edel) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 April 2012 05:15

BagOfBonesSwedish legends Europe return with 'Bag Of Bones', their ninth studio album. Produced by the legendary Kevin 'The Caveman' Shirley, and featuring the slide guitar of Black Country Communion's Joe Bonamassa, this new album sees the band members distancing themselves ever further from the parp of their past. Gaz E scrunch dries his hair and tries to discover if there is more than meets the eye to the band's new blues-based sound.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Lord Zion - Spit Like This Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion   
Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:00

zion86Is it my imagination...or is it time to read the last words of the next victim of the Midnite Mixtape Massacre? Spit Like This are set to release their new, Chris Tsangarides produced, album, 'Normalityville Horror', in a couple of weeks so what better time to catch up with frontman Lord Zion and try to pry the ultimate list of songs from his cold, dead hands? Read on to discover the devil's dozen of songs that make up his Midnite Mixtape.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Iggy Pop Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:30

record_collectionAudio Velvet; Aural Sex - call it what you want but this, my friends, is pure Hi-Fi To Die For. (I Wanna Be Your) Dom Daley looks back at his ultimate live album from his ultimate live band line-up as messrs Pop, Gibbs and McCoy tour Iggy's 'Instinct' album. Released over a variety of formats with a different number of tracks on each 'Live at The Channel' is must-listen-to manna from rock 'n' roll heaven. Read on to find out why.....

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Robin Everhart - Rival Sons - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:00
Interview_ThmbHappy Record Store Day Uber Rockers everywhere. To celebrate this great day in the music buying calendar here is an interview with a band that truly embraces the spirit of the day by producing some fantastic vinyl just for the occasion. Jim Rowland talks with Robin Everhart, bass player of Rival Sons about their meteoric rise to fame and poses the question of how they are going to follow 'Pressure & Time'?
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Lostprophets - 'Weapons' (Epic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 21 April 2012 04:30

weaponsMake a space in your collection for the fifth album from Lostprophets because, as Über Röck's resident pöp picker Röb Watkins sees it, the songs ensconced in the virtual grooves of this new release are Weapons of mass attraction. Click that ruby red link to discover why the Ponty massive are at the controls.....

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Ginger Wildheart - '555% The Triple Album Project' (Pledge Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 20 April 2012 05:00
555_thmbTired with music and tired with the industry, flame haired songwriting workaholic Ginger Wildheart decided he wanted total artistic freedom for his next solo release, by producing a body of work to excite him and his fans. Taking the Pledge route to make this happen whilst in the process breaking all their subscription records, we now have the triple album '555%' to digest. So do the fans like what they helped make happen? Rich Hobson gives you the low-down on where his money went.
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Municipal Waste - 'The Fatal Feast' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 20 April 2012 04:00
the-fatal-feast-waste-in-spaceMoving from Earache to their new home of Nuclear Blast, you might have thought that crossover thrashers Municipal Waste would have taken a more serious approach to their art of partying with this, their fifth full-length album, 'The Fatal Feast - Waste In Space' but, as David Whistance finds out, that really couldn't be further from the truth, as he welcomes the return of our heroes 'covered in sick'.
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Marco Mendoza - Thin Lizzy - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:00
MM_thmbTonight in the quiet market town of Sutton-in-Ashfield current Thin Lizzy and one time Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza kicks of a series of five relatively low key UK shows promoting his 'Live For Tomorrow' album. Mark Ashby caught up with one of the most charming men in rock in the run up to the tour to find out what fans might expect if they catch a Mendoza show or two, plus he also delves into what happens next for Thin Lizzy.
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Black Breath/Victims/Tormented - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 4th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:00

blackbreaththmbOver here in the UK promoting their spanking new 'Sentenced To Life' platter, Black Breath are infecting our planet's youth with their brand of heavy as heavy can be metal shot through with elements of hardcore. Darrel Sutton gets down with the kids in the "mosh pit of know" to find out if anything or anyone will be brave enough to stand in their way.

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Trixter - 'New Audio Machine' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:05

trixtercoverYou thought that the day would never come. You thought that the planets would never align and gift us mortals with an album so angelic that it must surely be a gift from the Gods of Rock. Rest easy, friends of Über Röck, for today we bring you the news that you have all been waiting for; after disbanding in the mid '90s and breaking several hearts, hair metal titans Trixter have reformed!! Not only have they reformed but they are set to release their brand new album later this month! We asked Rob Lane, Trixter's biggest and most handsome fan, to check out the piping hot pomposity of 'New Audio Machine'.....

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'Heavy Hearts' - A Diabetes Benefit Compilation (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:00
HHB_cover_thmbapproved_small_2012The Wildhearts, Steve Conte, Von Hertzen Brothers and Michael Monroe are just some of the names that have given up tracks for this compilation album in aid of Lenny Thomas, drummer with Sorry & The Sinatras who has been having a pretty shit 2012 due to complications with his diabetes. Johnny H donates his £6.45 and finds the 'Heavy Hearts' album is not just about a worthwhile cause.
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H.E.A.T - 'Address The Nation' (earMUSIC/Edel) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 05:15

heatcoverSwedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T return with their sophomore long player and with a new lead vocalist, Erik Gronwall, recruited after he had won Sweden's version of the Pop Idol television extravaganza. A controversial choice perhaps but, as Über Röck's Mark Ashby discovered, possibly the correct one as the band turn in a winner of an album.....

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