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Mariachi El Bronx/Pounded By The Surf - Bristol, Thekla - 12th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 03:00

MEB thmbReturning to the UK for a fifteen date tour in support of their third self-titled album, Mariachi El Bronx once again found themselves back in Bristol and back on the stage of the good ship Thekla, one of their favourite live venues. Also on board for this one was Uber Rock’s Johnny H concealing his usually gleaming bonce under a sombrero and feeling in the need of some spiritual enlightenment. So hit the link to find out why our man claims this might be the most inclusive punk rock tour of all time..

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Fukdust 4 - 'Lorraine' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 03:00

fukdust4500approved small 2013Fukdust 4 feature members of Wolfsbane, UK Subs and Drongos For Europe and their debut, three-track release, 'Lorraine', is awesome. Don't take my word for it, ask Uber Rock's Ben Hughes who already has this pencilled in at the Number One spot on his 2015 EP of the Year list.....

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Giants Of Rock - Minehead, Butlin’s - 6th - 8th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 03:00

GORWith the likes of Black Star Riders, Magnum, The Quireboys and many more all making an appearance at the second annual Giants Of Rock event at Butlin’s in Minehead, Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland couldn’t resist the temptation to pack his bucket and spade and head for the seaside for the weekend. Here he revisits some of the highlights for those of us not lucky enough to go.

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UFO - ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ (SPV/ Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 23 February 2015 03:00

UFO A Conspiracy‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ is the 22nd studio album from British (and now part American) hard rock veterans UFO. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was Hot ‘n’ Ready for this one the moment it dropped into the URHQ Po Box, but the question is does this Chris Tsangarides produced record rank as a knock your ‘Lights Out’ moment or is it a ‘Misdemeanour’ in the band’s otherwise illustrious back catalogue? To find out you better be ‘Makin’ Moves’ to the ‘Read More’ linky.

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Damon Johnson - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:00

Damon guitarJust a few days ago we got a request here at URHQ that Damon Johnson lead guitarist in Black Star Riders was in the UK and wanted to have a chat with us to tell us all about the band’s second album ‘The Killer Instinct’. We’d have to have been idiots to have turned him down, right? So, quick as a flash Eamon O’Neill was on the dog ‘n’ bone and waxing lyrical about his love of the band, plus what lies ahead for the BSR guys….

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Neal Morse - Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:20

NMB thmbEarlier this week progressive rock workaholic Neal Morse released his latest studio record ‘The Grand Experiment’ via InsideOut Music, which duly got a rave review from Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony. Here our man catches up with the man behind such fantastic bands as Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic and Flying Colors to find out why his very latest album might just be his best yet.

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 57 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014Episode 57 of The Uber Rock Radio Show was little different to the other 56 shows from the website to excite - cool music was played, cool music was talked about, things went wrong, the things that went wrong were laughed at, somebody swore when they weren't supposed to.... you get the picture.....

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VCPS - 'VCPS' (Dangerous Rock Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 20 February 2015 03:00

VCPSST300approved small 2013Swedish glunk rockers Vietcong Pornsürfers trimmed their bandname to VCPS for last year's 'All Over The Internet' single and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, the changes don't stop there as the band's new six-track album offers a much more serious sound. Happily, it still rocks, rolls, and thrills.....

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Sick Of It All/Pay No Respect/No Warning Shot - Bristol, Fleece - 8th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:00

SOIA thmbIt was the last night on the UK leg of Sick Of It All’s Last Act Of Defiance tour and Uber Rock’s Johnny H was on the verge of becoming 48 years of age. What would our man do? Sit in the house and watch Top Gear like most saddos his age would do, or get in the mix with the Bristol faithful and celebrate his big day watching one of the best NYHC bands ever to walk the planet? Hit the link to join the party.

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Black Star Riders - ‘The Killer Instinct’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 03:00

BSR‘The Killer Instinct’, album number two from Black Star Riders has Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill declaring it to be “the best rock album that you’ll hear all year”. So is our man being a little forward in this bold statement or are the boys really back in town with their Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters/Rush) produced sophomore release? Hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Toto - ’XIV’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 03:00

TotoMarch 2015 will see the release of ‘XIV’ the first all new studio album from melodic rock godfathers Toto in over a decade. Long-time fan of the band Russ P was lucky enough to get an exclusive preview of this eleven tracker and ‘Hold The Line’ Uber Rockers, coz here comes his review.

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Mark Lanegan Band - ‘A Thousand Miles Of Midnight - Phantom Radio Remixes’ (Heavenly Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 16 February 2015 03:00

Lanegan RemixAt the tail end of 2014 Mark Lanegan released one of his most critically acclaimed albums to date in the shape of ‘Phantom Radio’. With the release of ‘A Thousand Miles Of Midnight - Phantom Radio Remixes’ he allows fourteen of those tracks to be remixed and reimaged to give the original album a whole new perspective. Uber Rock’s Johnny H poses the question “is it too much fucking perspective though?” Hit the link to find out the answer…..

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Jon E. Love - Jon E. Love & The Haters - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 04:00

JonefingerthmbThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Love Hate’s explosive debut album ‘Blackout In The Red Room’, and Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill thought it was about time he caught up with the band’s erstwhile guitarist Jon E. Love to find out not only the story behind the seminal record but also how the six stringer himself will be celebrating the album’s very special birthday.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Marc Valentine - Last Great Dreamers Print E-mail
Written by Marc Valentine   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 03:30

marcvinylLast Great Dreamers will release their new single, 'Supernature Natural', at a special launch show at The Cellar in Oxford on February 28th. With uncanny timing, Uber Rock forced the band's frontman Marc Valentine into a corner and wouldn't let him out until he'd given us his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Danny Rexon - Crazy Lixx - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 03:00

Danny Rexon 01In just a few weeks Swedish melodic rockers Crazy Lixx will be taking to the AOR stage at the inaugural HRH United festival Hafan y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli to deliver a blistering set chock full of modern day arena rock anthems. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with frontman Danny Rexon to uncover the story behind the band’s excellent fourth album and what fans can expect to see and hear at their sole UK show.

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Tyla J Pallas - ‘Best Of The Nineties & The Naughties 1994-2014’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 03:00

TylaHere’s a challenge for you, try picking thirty songs by Tyla J Pallas to make the definitive 2 disc compilation set of his very best work from 1994 to the present day. It’s not easy that’s for sure, something Uber Rock’s Dom Daley soon found out as he cracked open his copy of ‘Best Of The Nineties & The Naughties 1994-2014’ and started reflecting on the singer/songwriter’s most creative and active period to date. Hit the link to join the Double D and Mr TJP living in musical harmony.

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