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Bonfire - ‘Live in Wacken’ (LZ Records/Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 03:00

Bonfire WackenRediscovering and remixing their seemingly long lost performance from Waken 1998 German poodle metallers Bonfire’s are back with a live opus that takes in their said gig of a lifetime plus adds in five bonus cuts to make a “must have” seventeen track album for fans worldwide. Dave Prince is man who is perhaps going to take some convincing but he’s more than game for a little bit of Teutonic fun. Find out if this album finally makes him a convert by clicking the link.

Jesus Chrüsler Supercar - 'Among The Ruins And Desolate Lands' (vönHell Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 03 June 2013 03:00

jesussupercarapproved small 2013Thought those Vietcong Pornsurfers had some kind of monopoly on awesome albums released in 2013 by bands with wicked names? Think again, because Supreme Swedish Death 'n' Rollers Jesus Chrüsler Supercar are here, and they've brought an album produced by the man who brought you 'Total 13' - Uber Rock's Gaz E walks Among the Ruins and Desolate Lands and returns with an uber-approved platter that matters.....

Matt Blakout - Tigertailz - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 02 June 2013 08:00

URTV thmbThe rumours are true: Matt Blakout is back as the drummer of Tigertailz. As well as being first with the news, Uber Rock is first with all the details on Blakout's return to Tigertailz. Hit the link to watch an all-new 46 minute interview where Gaz E talks to Matt while he was laying down drum tracks in the studio for the new Tigertailz EP.

Toby Jepson - Little Angels - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 02 June 2013 03:00

toby thmbIn just a few days’ time Brit rock favourites Little Angels will be no more for the second time in their illustrious musical career. But what has caused such a radical decision to be made especially after the highs of their hugely successful One More For The Road tour of 2012? There was only one man to ask, and only one Uber Rocker to ask the question, as Toby Jepson, frontman of Little Angels met Dave Prince for a an interview both of them will remember for the rest of their lives.

Sofy Major - 'Idolize' (Solar Flare Records/No List Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 01 June 2013 02:55

sofymajoridolizeapproved small 2013French noisemongers Sofy Major travelled to Brooklyn to record their highly-anticipated second album.....just as Hurricane Sandy hit New York, destroying the band's equipment and that of the studio where the recordings were to take place. How would the band fare in the face of such adversity? Uber Rock's Gaz E discovers that, with 'Idolize', they did more than okay.....

Riot|Noise - ‘Stand For Something’ (Smackjaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 31 May 2013 03:00

Riot Noise Stand For SomethingFollowing their hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign we finally get to buy and hear the debut album from Bristol rockers Riot|Noise when it is released on June 3rd 2013. Dave Prince was lucky enough to bag himself an early review copy, so what did our man of parp make of the harder, more muscular sounds of ‘Stand For Something’? Read on to find out.

Journey / Whitesnake / Thunder - Belfast, Odyssey Arena - 16th May 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:00

Journey Whitesnake thmb copyJust a couple of decades back when such a heavy hitting line up as Thunder, Whitesnake and (ahem) Journey would set out to rock UK arenas, you’d be a very lucky so and so if you could bag yourself a ticket, such was their hard rock majesty at the time, but oh how times have changed, as Mark Ashby found out as the trio's recent UK tour hit Belfast Odyssey Arena for a show rather strangely missing from the tour posters. Did it ever really take place? Was our man dreaming it all? Click the link and you’ll soon find out!

The Boys - 'The Boys' & 'Alternative Chartbusters' Deluxe Editions (Fire Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 03:00

Alternative chartbusterss15approved small 2013Uber Rock Approved? We should really have two of those icons stamped across this article because the Fire Records reissues of these two seminal albums from The Boys come with the highest recommendation from all at URHQ. Blessed with wondrous bonus material, sleeve notes by Matt Dangerfield, and wrapped in gorgeous replica gatefold sleeves, 'The Boys' and 'Alternative Chartbusters' have cured every one of Dom Daley's ailments......

Filter - ‘The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ (Wind-Up/Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 03:00

Filterapproved small 2013Releasing their first album under their new link up with Wind-Up Records US post industrial arena rockers Filter certainly set very high expectations for ‘The Sun Comes Out Tonight’ for a lot of us here at URHQ, that’s because their previous album was so highly regarded we just couldn’t figure out how they could ever top it. Nev Brooks is the man to explain how the band have done just that…. and possibly more.

Beware Of Darkness - 'Orthodox' (Bright Antenna Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 27 May 2013 03:00

Beware of Darkness Orthodox CoverLA-based indie rock outfit Beware Of Darkness have already shared UK stages with the likes of Skunk Anansie and Everclear, and are set to return to Europe as main support to The Smashing Pumpkins. 'Orthodox' is the band's debut album, an essential release split into four parts and seemingly obsessed with death. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes gets on the slab with this ambitious debut and finds that its pulse is far from weak....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Robin Everhart & Michael Miley - Rival Sons Print E-mail
Written by Robin Everhart & Michael Miley   
Sunday, 26 May 2013 04:00

rivalsonsmixtape86Slap bang in the middle of a sold out UK tour supporting the critically acclaimed 'Head Down' album, Uber Rock tracked down the Rival Sons rhythm section - aka bassist Robin Everhart and drummer Michael Miley - to find out what songs put the groove in Rival Sons and helped shape the album that featured high up in last year's Album's Of The Year list. Is this the ultimate thirteen song mixtape? Read on to find out.....

Vintage Concert Bill: Queen - St. Paul Civic Center Theater - 3rd March 1976 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 26 May 2013 03:30

queenvintage86Bill Lindsey, frontman with legendary US shock rockers Impaler, has made us all jealous with his retro reviews of classic gigs from some of the finest rock 'n' roll bands known to humanity......and today he does it again! KISS, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper have all featured on this must-see Vintage Concert Bill, now the Queen of 1976 make a welcome appearance......

W. Affe - Vietcong Pornsurfers - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by W. Affe   
Sunday, 26 May 2013 03:00

VP-bandimg6Photo by Jonas NordinUber Rock interviewed Tom K., vocalist with the uber-approved Swedish outfit Vietcong Pornsurfers last week, and that followed a glowing review of their must-have new album, 'We Spread Diseases'. Now the band's bassist W. Affe resurrects our seemingly long-lost Gig From Hell feature and reminds us that Hell really is gig-shaped.....

Adam Dutkiewicz - Killswitch Engage - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:30

adamint86Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz was sick when the band's recent UK tour hit Cardiff - luckily, the gig was the hottest in known history meaning that he sweated his fever out before the night was through. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins caught up with the guitarist and managed to grab a few answers to all-important questions about KSE's latest album, 'Disarm The Descent', and the return of Jesse Leach...

Back To Bass Licks: Lesson Three Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:00

RobJaret86While Rob Lane has been impressing all with his must-have Straight To Video EP release, he hasn't forgotten about the legion of Laney 74 adorers who hang on his every written word too. Yes, the Teenage Casket Company bassist is back with a new haircut and a new article, this time devoted to his favourite band who are saying a manner of speaking. Hit that Read More link and all will be revealed......

Black Star Riders - ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 24 May 2013 03:20

Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks LooseAs a debut album ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ certainly comes with sky-high expectations for the members of Black Star Riders, and whether you were a fan of the Ricky Warwick fronted version of Thin Lizzy or not the decision by the streamlined band not to record what would have been the first new material in decades under that classic name is certainly a bold step forward, but would the music follow suit? Lifelong Lizzy fan Mark Ashby investigates.


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