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Candlemass - 'Psalms For The Dead' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 02 August 2012 04:00
Candlemass'Psalms For The Dead' is studio album number 11 from the Swedish godfathers of doom metal Candlemass, plus it's also their final album although if the band are to be believed they will not be splitting up any time soon. We asked our Irish godfather of doom metal Mark Ashby to travel back to a time when he first discovered the epicus doomicus metallicus of the guys from Stockholm and tell us if this album really does their metal legacy justice.
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Ryan Roxie - 'The Roxie Box' (Bandcamp) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:00
Roxie_Box_86pxRyan Roxie is anything but just a touring guitarist in Alice Cooper's band as any clued in Uber Rocker will already know. Having played with bands such as Dad's Porno Mag, along with fronting his own Roxie 77 outfit, we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate his life in music (so far) other than via this 4 disc career retrospective. Russ P pops open the VFM collection and suddenly finds he wants one all of his own for Xmas. If you read his review you'll probably want one too.
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D.R.I./Moral Dilemma/Mutator - Cardiff, Bogiez - 22nd July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 04:00

DRI_thumbBack in Europe for most of the month of July for a series festival and club shows, Darrel Sutton caught up with hardcore/crossover legends D.R.I. at one of the latter type events in Cardiff's very intimate Bogiez club and found a band right at the top of their trashing game. With Zoot and Johnny H also in attendance this was gonna be a messy night for our very own Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, so click the link and find out what happened next. 

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Loverboy - 'Rock 'N' Roll Revival' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 30 July 2012 04:00
LoverboyWith their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy have sold more than 10 million albums during their career. Dave Prince looks at why this success has never crossed over to the UK as he picks up the band's 'Rock 'N' Roll Revival' album to find some nice surprises both old and new.
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Vintage Trouble at Abertillery Blues Rock Festival 2012 - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 29 July 2012 04:15
URTV_thmbWe've followed Vintage Trouble pretty much since the day we first got to see a live promo DVD of them prior to their first low key UK tour back at the start of 2011, the band's infectious brand of rock 'n' soul instantly striking a chord with us. So for said band to play a show in URHQ's hometown recently was certainly a "pinch me" moment for some of us, so much so Johnny H actually booked some interview time with them just to make sure he wasn't dreaming. He of course wasn't, and here, Troublemakers everywhere, is the video evidence to prove it.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Pilly - The Shotglass Killers Print E-mail
Written by Pilly   
Sunday, 29 July 2012 04:00

pilly86He plays drums in The Shotglass Killers, whose Brian James-produced album 'Ghost of an Empty Bottle' was released last year, and is the gentleman responsible for Devil's Jukebox Records, the cool UK label who have released material from the likes of The Damned, Supersuckers, Duff McKagan's Loaded, The Loyalties, Brijitte West, Motorhead and Lords of the New Church. But what would Pilly choose for his ultimate thirteen song mixtape? Read on for Uber Rock's latest Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....

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Brooksy on a Ragga Tip Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 29 July 2012 04:00
Black_RootsWith Uber Rock's resident medicine man receiving albums of a particular skanking nature at an alarming rate of late, we thought it was about time that he had his own dedicated occasional slot where he can share his love of some of the dub, dancehall and of course ragga we have been sent to review.  So listen up lovers everywhere it's time to welcome the doctor of dancehall Nev Brooks and read all about his ragga tips.
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Hess - 'Living In Yesterday' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 28 July 2012 04:00
HessEx Harem Scarem frontman Harry Hess hasn't exactly been sitting on his hands since he split with his former band back in 2008. First there was the First Signal album, then came his studio work with bands such as Wigelius, now finally we have the much over due post Scarem solo album we've all been waiting for and as Russ P quickly finds out - it's an album that really is 'Living In The Yesterday'.
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Jools Gizzi - Gun - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 27 July 2012 04:30
Jools_ThumbWith their new album 'Break The Silence' still fresh in the record store racks and a one off special guest appearance lined up at this weekend's Steelhouse Festival for us all to look forward to, Johnny H thought it was about time he got to catch up with Jools Gizzi, guitarist with Gun, to find out what the band have been up to since we last caught up them at Hard Rock Hell a few years back.
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Hard Rock Calling - London, Hyde Park - 13th & 14th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 27 July 2012 04:00

hrciggy86Pulling the plug on the Boss and Macca? Whatever next? Yes, Uber Rock was at Hyde Park to witness this year's greatest rock 'n' roll faux pas. Jamie Richards marvelled at the likes of Soundgarden and Iggy and the Stooges, and yawned at the likes of Black Stone Cherry. Don't pull the plug on this must-read article - click that link and discover why Hard Rock Calling could do with some culling.....

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Vintage Trouble - Abertillery Blues Rock Festival - July 13th 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:00

vtaber86The Abertillery Rock City moniker was fashioned, it has to be admitted, in irony as just a few of us carried the torch for many years. But somehow, as time has passed, life has imitated art and the spiritual home of Uber Rock is now host to better gigs than ever before. Want proof? How about uber-faves Vintage Trouble playing the annual blues festival at Abertillery Park? Gaz E travelled a few hundred yards from URHQ to catch one of the best bands on the planet on an emotional Friday the 13th.....

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Tony Martin - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:00
Tony_solo_picTony Martin still possesses the voice that breathed new life into Black Sabbath back in the '80s and this Friday the frontman returns to the UK live stage for a one-off show in his hometown of Birmingham to give his fans a chance to hear that voice once more. Mark Ashby caught up with the singer back at the start of July to discuss what we might expect from his first solo UK show and what he now thinks of his often overlooked period spent fronting the godfathers of heavy metal music.
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Kane Roberts - 'Saints And Sinners' (Yesterrock / Universal) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:15
Kane_SaintsKane Roberts is probably most well known as guitar player for none other than Alice Cooper, he can be heard on the albums 'Constrictor' and 'Raise Your Fist To Hell' and he also performed live on the tours for these albums. However a few of us here at URHQ remember him for his post Coop solo years too, and as Dave Prince cracks open the expanded reissue of his second album 'Saints And Sinners', we all know what is coming next... Yup it's air keytar time folks Dave Prince style
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Triumph - 'Live At Sweden Rock' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:15
Triumph_Live_Sweden_RockThe fans demanded it, and the fans finally got it. After 20 years apart, the long-awaited Triumph reunion (of vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore) took place at Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7, 2008. Rob Watkins checks out the CD part of an upcoming DVD/CD set about to be released by Frontiers Records to commemorate this historic musical event, and hopes the band really does 'Never Surrender' to full time retirement.
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Doro - 'Under My Skin: A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 23 July 2012 04:00
Doro_Under_My_SkinThroughout her thirty years spent in the music business Doro Pesch has proved to be a role model to males and females alike worldwide, she's worked with the likes of Gene Simmons and Lemmy whilst producing classic albums such as 'Hellbound', 'Force Majeure' and more recently 'Fear No Evil'. Long time fan Rob Watkins casts aside "that" infamous centre spread from Mega Metal Kerrang just long enough to review this double disc collection of her finest work for AFM Records.
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Mike Viola - 'Acousto De Perfecto' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Monday, 23 July 2012 04:00
Mike_Viola_Acousto_176pxYou may not realise it right now but it is highly likely that you will already be aware of Mike Viola's work as a songwriter. He's worked with the likes of L.E.O, Fountains of Wayne, The Figgs and Bleu, plus written some mighty cool film soundtracks too. Russ P was drawn to his latest solo release 'Acousto De Perfecto' due to his overriding love of all things Tim Christensen (someone else he's worked with) and this is what he found.
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