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Pure Love/Turbogeist - York, The Duchess - 9th February 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 21 February 2013 03:40

purelovelivethumbAfter expressing his love for 'Anthems', the debut album from Pure Love (the new band from former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and The Hope Conspiracy guitarist Jim Carroll), just days ago, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes now details an early contender for Gig of the Year as he watches the band leave the stage and lay waste to the dance floor at The Duchess in York.....

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Lordi - 'To Beast Or Not To Beast' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 03:00

lordibeastcoverFinnish shock rock monsters Lordi return with album number six, 'To Beast Or Not To Beast', the band's first for AFM Records. With the passing of drummer Otus and another line-up change to contend with, how would Mr. Lordi and creature crew cope with the added putrid pressure? By turning out the heaviest album of their career, says Uber Rock's horror nerd Gaz E.....

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UK Subs - 'XXIV' (Captain Oi! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 03:00

uk subs coverContinuing to work their way through the alphabet in album titles, the legendary UK Subs eschewed the chance to call their 24th album 'Xylophone Masterclass' or 'Xentrix Copycats', instead settling on the much classier 'XXIV'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley couldn't wait to get numbered and numbed with an early contender for album of the year from one of the finest bands to ever come out of this fair isle.....

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Dan Reed - 'Signal Fire' (Zero One Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 18 February 2013 02:30

danreedsignalfireHe may not be Networking any longer but if, like some of us at URHQ, you managed to see Dan Reed on any of his tour dates last year you'll realise just what a gifted storyteller the famed musician has become. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins - who else? - got spiritual with Dan's brand new solo album, 'Signal Fire', and found a piece of work that was, well, smoking.....

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Simon Cruz - Crashdiet - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 17 February 2013 03:30

Crashdiet thmbFollowing Uber Rock’s recent rave review of Crashdiet’s fourth studio album ‘The Savage Playground’, Mark Ashby caught up with the band’s mohawked frontman Simon Cruz at the end of their recent South American tour. Here our man gets to chat about said opus, its heavier direction, and gets roundly slagged off for daring to compare it to Europe! Oh, and despite being warned not to do so, he dares to raise the dreaded connection to mime artists Reckless Love, and escape to tell the tale.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Aerosmith in the '70s Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 17 February 2013 03:00

billblog2thumbReturning for the second installment of what is sure to become an uber-fave, Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey presents another Vintage Concert Bill, this time looking back at three Aerosmith shows from the 1970s! Still need tempting? How about a list of support acts that reads like this: Thin Lizzy, Nazareth and Slade? Yeah, now you're interested! Get back in the saddle with Bill for another essential read, complete with vintage concert photos and ticket stubs!

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Buckcherry - ‘Confessions’ (Century Media/EMI) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 16 February 2013 03:00

BuckcherryContinually proving themselves to be a rock ‘n’ roll tour de force in the live setting, will Los Angeles big dicked muthafuckers Buckcherry be back to their potty mouthed best with studio album number six, the provocatively titled ‘Confessions’? Johnny H certainly hopes so because after two albums of ballads he’s wondering if a baldy long hair mullet might be the order of the day when listening to his once fave L.A. rockers. Let us pray it is not!

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W.E.T. - 'Rise Up' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Friday, 15 February 2013 03:00

wet-rise-up-176pxapproved small 2013You may not already know this but W.E.T. are actually a melodic rock supergroup formed under the guidance of the President of their record label. Doesn’t exactly make for easy reading that intro does it? But as Russ P soon finds out perhaps we should pin our ears back and actually listen to the band’s second album, a record already being dubbed the melodic rock album of the year.

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John Corabi - 'Unplugged' (Rat Pak Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 14 February 2013 03:00

corabiunpluggedJohn Corabi, famously regarded by the majority of URHQ's dwellers as the finest vocalist to ever set foot inside Camp Crue, returns with an unplugged album that, as well as offering five new songs, journeys through the singer's colourful career with reworkings of seven songs from his former bands, Union, The Scream and, of course, Motley Crue. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes discovers if Crabby really is misunderstood.....

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The Union - 'The World Is Yours' (Payola Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:00

The-Union-The-World-Is-Yours-176pxapproved small 2013Album number three from UK hard rockers The Union, and as Russ P quickly realizes it’s pretty much business as usual for Pete Shoulder and Luke Morley with 'The World Is Yours'. So is this a good thing or a band thing? Well that Recommended badge to the left of this text probably gives the game away for an album our scribe demands you listen to very very closely.

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Orange Goblin/Admiral Sir Cloudsely Shovell/The Earls Of Mars/Lifer - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 30th January 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:00

goblinthumbIf you buy your ticket to see Orange Goblin don't expect to be surprised...unless you've never seen the Heavy Metal Majesty before. Yes, this bruising bunch provide high-end meat and two veg metal, with quality cuts far removed from your run-of-the-mill supermarket Shergar Burger. With an impressive undercard too what else could Uber Rock's Jamie Richards expect but a sore neck and bleeding ears?

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Great British Rock & Blues Festival - Skegness, Butlins Resort - 25th-27th January 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:55

Del Bromham ThmbWhen the first weekend festival of the New Year is also one of Mark Taylor’s favourite events, you know things are likely to get messy. So here’s the story of his 3 day beano in Skegness in the company of bands such as Blue Coupe, Henrik Freischlader, Hawkwind, Oliver Dawson Saxon plus many many more. Yup it’s time for the Great British Rock & Blues Festival – an event where only the strong survive to the end. So how did our man fair? Well read on to find out! 

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Bullet For My Valentine - 'Temper Temper' (RCA Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 11 February 2013 03:00

BFMVtempercoverIt's been a long time since us Uber Rockers saw a young band called Jeff Killed John support The Wildhearts in Cardiff. Those talented youngsters became, with a sensible name change, Bullet For My Valentine and quickly morphed into the biggest Welsh music act since Shakin' Stevens. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins checks out the band's fourth studio album, 'Temper Temper', and finds lots to like.....

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Julia Pierce - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 03:30

juliapierceint86It all came as a bit of a surprise last month when US all-girl band Cherri Bomb announced that they had parted ways with founder member, vocalist/guitarist Julia Pierce. Looks like it came as a bit of a surprise to the band's record label too as they dropped the act within days of Julia's departure. With the true story behind the split appearing to be well hidden Uber Rock's Gaz E caught up with Pierce to try to get to the bottom of the story. In an exclusive interview for Uber Rock Julia Pierce reveals what really happened.....

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Back To Bass Licks: Lesson One Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 03:00

laneyblogthumbWhat do you do when you have a bonafide musical legend willing to write for you? A legend who has played with the likes of Teenage Casket Company, Richard Bacchus, Bulletboys, Johnny Monaco, The Black Mollys and Let Loose no less? Why, you get him to write a regular blog, of course! Strap yourself in because things are about to get rough as the iconic four-stringed pop rock journeyman Rob Lane takes you, the lucky reader, Back To Bass Licks.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre: Gaz E's Heartbreak Mixtape Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 02:30

heartbreakmix86With Valentine's Day just around the proverbial corner Uber Rock's power balladeer Gaz E puts pen to paper and fashions a 'Dear John' style musical letter to lovers and haters everywhere. Got dumped? Want out of a relationship? Lusting after someone from afar? There's a tune for all of you in Gaz E's Heartbreak Mixtape.....

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