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The Dirty Heads - 'Cabin By The Sea' (Five Seven Music) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:00

dirtyheadsIn 2008 The Dirty Heads, SoCal's rock/reggae/hip-hop crossover crew, with their debut album 'Any Port In The Storm', outsold the likes of 30 Seconds To Mars and the Black Keys in the US, Rolling Stone magazine naming them one of the year's best bands. Their sophomore release, 'Cabin By The Sea', has done massive business in the States and now gets a UK release. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checked out the album and now tells you, with one click of that red link, that this is the crossover album that it's okay for rock fans to like.....

Nasty Idols - 'Kalifornia' (Perris Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 04:00

nastyidolskaliFormed in 1987, Swedish sleaze metallers Nasty Idols went into grunge-inspired hibernation, re-emerging in the last decade with a Sweden Rock festival appearance and a new album. Now, a quarter of a century after forming, the band return with 'Kalifornia', a dark take on street metal that Uber Rock's Gaz E finds is a Helter Skelter ride into the darker side of cock rock.....

Karma To Burn - 'Karma To Burn: Slight Reprise' (Maybe Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 10 September 2012 03:00
Karma_To_Burn_RepriseAs bizarre as it may sound when it was originally released back in 1997 Karma To Burn's self titled debut album on Roadrunner Records was an album they really did not want to make because it meant they had to acquire a singer to secure the record deal. Now 16 years on said album has been re-released just as the band intended it to heard in the first place sans vocals, albeit for John Garcia guesting on one track. Jim Rowland picks up this most twisted of stories and rejoices in this 'Slight Reprise' of instrumental stoner rock at its very best.
Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Vintage Trouble Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:00

This isVTMMM86 special, people. In the midst of compiling his incredible 'Diary of a Troublemaker: Summer 2012' feature for Uber Rock, Ben Hughes cornered all four members of Vintage Trouble at the Y Not Festival in Derby and got them all to spill the beans on their favourite songs. That's right, we've got three songs each from Ty, Rick, Nalle and Richard, plus a band choice thirteenth and final song! This is possibly the finest Midnite Mixtape Massacre since the feature began! Click that link...and enjoy.....

Spunk Volcano - Dirt Box Disco - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:30

Spunk_ThumbSpunk Volcano - now there's name that should immediately strike fear into the heart of grandmothers worldwide.  But for those of us he doesn't want to finger, perhaps you are sat there scratching your heads thinking "Spunk who?" Well Mr Volcano is the guitarist/songwriter in Burton 'Legends' Dirt Box Disco and Johnny H was the Uber scribe lucky enough to meet the man in the mask recently to find out all about album number 2, what makes a great song and why Twisted Sister still smash it in 2012. 

Gabi Hun - Sledgeback - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:00

sledgeint86Gabi Hun - aka Gábor Szakácsi - left Hungary and his band, the subtly-named C.A.F.B (Cops Are Fucking Bastards), and settled in Seattle where he now fronts the punk outfit Sledgeback. With a new retrospective album on the shelves, what better time for Uber Rock's Matt Phelps to catch up with a true punk rock survivor. Click that link for yet another must-read UR interview exclusive.....

Budokan - 'Spin A Little Gold' (Northern Electric/SP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 08 September 2012 04:00

budokanapproved_small_2012Named after a classic album by Cheap Trick, Budokan appear to have sailed from Canada to the UK on the back of a sunbeam: yes, 'Spin A Little Gold' is a retro-fuelled fusion of garage rock and power pop that will have fans of Redd Kross and Silver Sun wetting their underoos and kissing their speakers. Uber Rock's Gaz E was looking for love...and found it in a thirteen song Canadian platter that matters.....

Chuck Billy - Testament - Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 07 September 2012 04:00
CHUCKTHMBFor his third and final interview at Bloodstock 2012 Jim Rowland cornered Testament's lead singer Chuck Billy to shoot the breeze about how the UK's numero uno heavy metal festival has developed and grown since he last played there, his thoughts regarding the 'Dark Roots Of Earth' album, plus the career resurgence of Testament since reforming their original line up back in 2005.  Click the link to find out more.
Robb Reiner - Anvil - Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 06 September 2012 04:00
Jim_and_Robb_thmbFor the second of Jim Rowland's exclusive Bloodstock interviews he caught up with Robb Reiner of Anvil, who were finally back where they belong - on the main stage of a major UK festival for the first time in a very long time. Jim asks all about the next Anvil album tentatively titled 'Hope In Hell and finds out all about 'Anvil 2 - Quest for Peace' the band's next film project.
Kobra Paige - Kobra & The Lotus - Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 04:00
Jim_and_Kobra_thmbKobra & The Lotus is a name we're starting to see a lot of at the moment. With their sophomore album out now, they got the early slot on the Sunday of this year's Bloodstock festival, and straight after their performance Jim Rowland caught up with the charming Kobra Paige to see how it all went and what makes Kobra & The Lotus tick.
Adam Wakeman - Headspace/Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 04:00
Adam_ThumbAdam Wakeman is a musician very much in demand right now; if he's not playing keyboards with his father he's touring the globe with Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne. Most recently he's also become a part of Headspace a UK progressive quintet who have just released their highly recommended 'I Am Anonymous' album.  Adam took some time out from his hectic schedule to chat with Jim Rowland ahead of the band's upcoming European tour to find out more about what fans attending the shows can expect.
Rival Sons - 'Head Down' (Earache) Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Monday, 03 September 2012 04:30

headdownrivalsonsapproved_small_2012The prospect of this album's release had some of the retro Uber Rockers trawling through charity shops for new clobber just like the good old days. With a new release as special as this we had to roll out our 'Special One' - yes, Steve Beebee was only too happy to check out 'Head Down', the new album from Rival Sons...or is he talking cobblers? Read on and all will be revealed.....

Rudy Sarzo - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 05:00

sarzo86Quiet Riot; Whitesnake; Dio; Ozzy Osbourne; Blue Öyster Cult; Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force - yes, you could say that legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo has been more than a few times around the metalli-block. Uber Rock's US uber-vixen Kim Thore caught up with Rudy to talk about his career to date, and also his new project Animetal USA.....which gives us reason to include one of the finest band photos we've featured in a long time.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Johnny Bennett Print E-mail
Written by Johnny Bennett   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 04:30

johnnyint86You may well have read the Uber Rock review of his new album 'Blurred Lines' (which collects material from debut album 'Violet Hush' and its follow-up 'Gone Missing') a couple of weeks ago on this fine website, now Johnny Bennett gets his C90 out and dubs us his ultimate thirteen song mixtape. Click that blood red link for yet another quality Midnite Mixtape.....

No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: September Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 04:00

joblog186The start of a new month, and the start of a new regular feature on Uber Rock: No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit. You will have noticed the great reviews from our latest rock 'n' roll recruit Jo Hayes appearing over the last few weeks; now Jo debuts her blog with a welcome tale of rock 'n' roll charity, fuelled by a number of things very close to her heart. Click that lick and enjoy.....

Ken Stringfellow - 'Danzig In The Moonlight' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 01 September 2012 04:00

kenstringfellowdanzigcoverapproved_small_2012Trust us; there will not be a better album title this year than 'Danzig In The Moonlight'. Okay, so the title is great, but what about the album? Well, if we told you that Ken Stringfellow was one of the power pop legends behind seminal act The Posies you'd be interested, right? Right?! Uber Rock's Ben Hughes investigated the glorious case of an offbeat, laidback curio.....


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