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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Reverend McGinty - The Creepshow Print E-mail
Written by The Reverend McGinty   
Sunday, 30 September 2012 05:00

creepshowmix86After catching Toronto Psychobilly/Punk outfit The Creepshow in York recently, Uber Rock cornered the only member not quick enough to escape in time. The newest victim of our Midnite Mixtape Massacre, keyboard player The Reverend McGinty, was more than happy to be put on the spot and here he gives us his 13 track mixtape of Ska, Punk and Rock 'n' Roll curiosities.....

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The Wit, Wisdom And Written Word Of A Wolverhampton Wanderer Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 30 September 2012 04:30
Tyla_book_cover_thmbTyla J Pallas has certainly been a busy boy of late not just with his recent re-recording of 'A Graveyard of Empty Bottles MMXII' CD and it's associated sold out shows, but also with the release of two spoken word albums, a reissue of his 'Responding To Auditory Hallucinations' book of lyrics and poetry, and now this his first proper hardback book, 'Dog Tales'.  Johnny H puts on his "readers" and picks up the story.
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The Hip Priests/The Black Bullets/The Sick Livers/Trigger McPoopshute - Newport, Le Pub - 20th September 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Saturday, 29 September 2012 05:00
Hip_Priests_Poster_thmbIt's the opening night of one of the most hotly anticipated tours on the Uber Rock gig calendar, and it features a titillating tanked up double header of greasy rock 'n' roll from The Hip Priests and The Black Bullets, plus some local oomph from The Sick Livers and Trigger McPoopshute. Dom Daley has one eye on the clock whilst Johnny H has one eye on the rock as our scribes experience a glorious night of glunk rock!!!!
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The Dollyrots - 'The Dollyrots' (Arrested Youth Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Friday, 28 September 2012 04:00

dollyrotsselftitledIn the two years since releasing their last album, 'A Little Messed Up', LA-based power poppers The Dollyrots turned to DIY in the form of the fan-funded follow up, the self-titled album that fell into the hands of TCC SOB Rob Lane like manna from musical heaven. Click that link to discover just how much Laney loves Starting Over with a band who just might have produced one of the albums of the year.....

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The Dead Formats - 'At Sixes And Sevens' (Visible Noise) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:30
Dead_Formats_sixesapproved_small_2012Three years on from their debut self-titled six track E.P, and Essex sextet The Dead Formats have finally released their first full length album, but as Johnny H soon finds out this is now an altogether much different band from the one he first reviewed just a few years back. Ladies and gents welcome to the sound of mod punk, or as our man prefers to call it - proper pop music.
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Nashville Pussy - 'From Hell To Texas - Live And Loud In Europe' (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:00

nashvillepussyhelllive2cdGarage rock 'n' roll stars of Texas Nashville Pussy return with a remixed version of their last storming album, 'From Hell To Texas', coupled with the real reason the longhorns are getting thrown at URHQ, a great new live album, 'Live And Loud In Europe'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley was the struttin' cock entrusted with telling it like it is.....

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Anvil - 'Back To Basics/Still Going Strong' & 'This Is Thirteen' (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 04:00
Anvil_This_Is_ThirteenThis final trio of Anvil reissues takes the band into the noughties with their credibility at an all time low, well that is until 2008's Anvil! The Story of Anvil movie comes along and pretty much changes the bands fortunes forever. As always our very own dedicated metal pounder Jim Rowland is on hand to pick up the story, and just for once for Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner it just happens to be one with a very happy ending.
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Bowling For Soup / The Dollyrots / Patent Pending - 'One Big Happy!' (Brando / Que-So Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 04:00

bfsonebighappyYou've heard of an album getting a 'Tour Edition' reissue, but what if an album was made by the three bands sharing the stage together, covering each other's songs and chucking out new tunes...just for fun?! That's exactly what has happened as Texan legends Bowling For Soup prepare to tour the UK with The Dollyrots and Patent Pending, releasing a three-way of a long player in the process! Rob Lane is desperate for his adoption papers to come through as he wants into this One Big Happy family.....

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Mongrel - 'Reclamation' (THC Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 03:55

mongrelreclamapproved_small_2012The career path of Boston metal/punk crossover crew Mongrel seems to have run alongside that of Uber Rock, and we've been happy to follow the band through a slew of ass-kicking releases...and also a legion of line-up changes. Now, with a settled band line-up and a new record deal Mongrel unleash 'Reclamation', a full length album that has Dom Daley chasing his tail and throwing the horns.....

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Bob Mould - 'Silver Age' (Merge Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 24 September 2012 04:00
Bob_Mould_Silver_Ageapproved_small_2012He's currently out on the road in America playing his seminal 'Copper Blue' album in its entirety as part of said album's twentieth anniversary, but is ex Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman Bob Mould also about to release his greatest work yet with this his tenth studio solo album 'Silver Age'? That is the question Johnny H has to ponder over as he sits back and takes in an album that even he admits is perhaps the surprise package of 2012.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Austin Rockett - The Hip Priests Print E-mail
Written by Austin Rockett   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 05:00

austinmix86Just a few days ago a legion of Uber scribes got their asses kicked 'n' licked by the UK's greatest, dirtiest, filthiest punk 'n' roll mofos, The Hip Priests, at a gig that will live long in the memory. Now, the band's guitarist Austin Rockett spills the contents of his vinyl collection all over the glass coffee table at URHQ as he talks us through his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Motorhead Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:30

deadendthumbIt's sequel time at Uber Rock's Dead End Drive-In on this holy day, and it's a box office bomber for all the right reasons as the legendary Motorhead follow up Volume One of their 'The World Is Ours' DVD set with a stun gun of a second volume featuring a live DVD crammed with performances from Wacken, Sonisphere and Rock In Rio and a couple of CDs. URHQ's resident 'head nerd Craggy was primed to get motorized - click that link to read his cultured thoughts on the subject.....

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Mick Priestley's Axe Attack 4 Print E-mail
Written by Mick Priestley   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:00

mickmix86We really wanna see those fingers! Here's it is, the frenetic fourth fret workout from Mick Priestley and his Axe Attack column for Uber Rock. This month Mick earns his stripes by fingering you through the legendary 'Flight Of The Bumblebee', and includes an exclusive tab for your own personal use! Click that (sh)red link and get ready...this is gonna sting a little.....

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Will Mecum - Karma To Burn - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:00
KTB_Interview_Pic_thmbKarma To Burn are out on the road in Europe right now in support of their reissued debut album 'Karma to Burn; Slight Reprise'. You know the story about this release right?  It's the album where the band were originally forced to release it with vocals on or have it shelved by label bosses at Roadrunner. To get the full story behind this most bizarre tale plus much more, we asked Jim Rowland to catch up with the band's lead guitarist Will Mecum when the stoner trio played the Borderline in London recently.
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Judas Priest - 'Screaming For Vengeance - 30th Anniversary Edition' (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 21 September 2012 04:00
Screaming_30th_sleeveapproved_small_2012Thirty years on from the first time the winged warrior know as the Hellion screamed it's battle cry into the ears of a then hapless schoolboy version of Johnny H and with the arrival of this anniversary CD/DVD package at URHQ he couldn't wait to crack this open and tell you all why he thinks 'Screaming For Vengeance' is still THE defining album of the eighties for British heavy metal music.  Whether you agree with this statement or not here's H Bombz case for why everyone should own a copy of this legendary opus.
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Dokken - 'Broken Bones' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Blakout   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:00

dokkenbonesYes, it's time to wig out with a brand new album from Dokken! Frontiers Records release 'Broken Bones', the eleventeenth album from Don Dokken's hair-raising troupe of '80s cock rockers, later this week and Uber Rock asked the hair metal hierarchy at URHQ that is Matt Blakout to break the chains and try to find out if lightnin' really does strike again......

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