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Mick Priestley's Axe Attack Print E-mail
Written by Mick Priestley   
Sunday, 13 May 2012 04:45

mickmix86Uber Rock is proud to introduce you to the coolest bands on the planet.....now we're gonna help you be in one! If you read Mick Priestley's Midnite Mixtape last week you'll know that the guitarist of The Green River Project knows his onions. Now, in a new monthly UR column, Mick will teach you how to up your game on the guitar with videos, downloadable tabs and a monthly 'Lick From Hell' - Axe Attack is built to shred.....

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Kane Roberts - 'Kane Roberts' Reissue (Yesterrock/Atlantic) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 12 May 2012 04:00

kane176After co-writing every song on Alice Cooper's 'Constrictor' and 'Raise Your Fist And Yell', guitarist Kane Roberts went out on his own, inviting his Coop band mate Kip Winger along to write some songs for his self titled solo album. Gaz E checks out the album's reissue and finds the reasons why it never exploded like a burst of machine gun guitar fire upon its original release all too easy to find.....

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Great White - 'Elation' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 11 May 2012 04:30
Great_White_Elation_thmbStudio album number twelve from American hard rockers Great White, and all sounds well on the tunes front from what we've heard, but 'Elation' is an album shrouded in controversy as long time frontman Jack Russell is long since gone and he's not a happy bunny that the band have continued without him. Will this album ever actually get released, and if so will anyone really care? We've got Cap'n Jamie Richards aboard the Orca looking to catch him some shark - you want to join him?
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Antton Lant - Def-Con-One - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:30
Antton_thmbWe received an email recently from ex-Venom drummer Antton Lant telling us all about his new band Def-Con-One, which he claimed played powerful, groove fuelled metal of the heaviest order, and ever the fanboys we have to admit we were just a little bit excited by the sound of this. So excited, that we asked Mark Ashby to catch up with Antton to find out all about his band's debut album and get the low down on one or two of his ex bandmates.
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Off! - 'Off!' (Vice Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 04:00

offWhat do you get if you cross members of bands like Black Flag, Rocket From The Crypt, Circle Jerks and Redd Kross and throw them in a studio together? How about an essential album that features sixteen songs in as many minutes? How about the 'long player' (yeah, right!) from OFF!? Dom Daley borrows a bomb and checks out explosive results.....

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Gus G - Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne's Band - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 04:00
URTV_thmbGreek guitar god Gus G was in London recently doing some promotional interviews for Firewind's seventh studio album 'Few Against Many' which is due out later this month.  Mark Taylor caught up with the esteemed six stringer to find out all about the band's new heavier direction and to challenge the man who also shares the stage with the mighty Ozzy Osbourne to an impromptu arm wrestle...Click the link to see the full interview.
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The Dogs D'amour - 'A Graveyard Of Empty Bottles MMXII' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 07 May 2012 04:00

dogsgraveyardTyla once again dips into the back catalogue of The Dogs D'Amour and reworks a much-loved record. This act may be seen as heresy to some but, to Uber Rock's very own Satellite (City) Kid, Dom Daley, this reworking of 1989's 'A Graveyard of Empty Bottles' is no trail of tears. In fact, he thinks it's love again. Click that gypsy blood red link to read how this album can be your saviour.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mick Priestley - The Green River Project Print E-mail
Written by Mick Priestley   
Sunday, 06 May 2012 05:00

mickmix86"Mick Priestley is easily one of the most exciting guitarists in the UK at the moment." - Sam Totman, Dragonforce; do guitarist endorsements come much higher than that? Mick Priestley is the guitarist with The Green River Project, a true crime-fuelled mob whose latest EP is a must-listen-to piece of dark, riotous metal. This heavy duty helter skelter is coming down fast so creepy crawl to that blood red link and find out the thirteen songs that make up Mick's Midnite Mixtape.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - King's X Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Sunday, 06 May 2012 04:00

record_collectionWith King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill recovering from the heart attack he suffered in February there seems no better time than the present to look back at the band's debut album. Jamie Richards provides us with another must-read Hi-Fi To Die For feature that not only dissects Kerrang's 1988 Album of the Year winner, but also questions the magazine's former scribe Mick Wall to see if his thoughts on 'Out Of The Silent Planet' stand up almost a quarter of a century later. Read this, love this, listen to this.....

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The Art - 'Dirty Girl' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 05 May 2012 04:35

theart86Managed by former Guns N' Roses and Faster Pussycat manager Vicky Hamilton, Australian outfit The Art certainly have rock 'n' roll experience on their side....but do they have the songs? Happily, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes discovered, they do. Fusing a dark glam sound to an angry inch of campness, these guys (and a girl) could be set to break out big. Why? Click on that lipstick red link to find out.....

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Miles Kane/Eugene McGuiness - Bristol, O2 Academy - 27th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 05 May 2012 04:30
Miles_Kane_Poster_thmbMiles Kanes is a name that will probably not resonate with most of our readership, but it most certainly does with all of us at URHQ because we have father and son scribe combo Lewis and Nev Brooks constantly telling us how good this ex Last Shadow Puppet is now he's gone solo. In light of this we thought it might be as good a time as any to let Brooks Snr go wild with the tweens and spread the Kane word a little bit farther afield now he truly is first of his kind.
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Oli Brown Band/Chris Buck & The Big Horns - Ebbw Vale, The Steelhouse - 27th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 04 May 2012 05:01
Oli_Brown_Band_thmbIt's a Friday night, and there's blues rock royalty playing at The Steelhouse in what promised to be a heavyweight night of guitarmageddon featuring the amazing talents of both Oli Brown and Chris Buck. With club regular Rob Watkins still shell-shocked after seeing The Queen buying a Spam fritter in Nicky Fish Bar earlier that day we had to send out an uber sub to wheeze his way through a night of what he would normally call "dad rock". So what did Johnny H make of it all? Read on to find out.
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Marco Mendoza - Belfast, Spring and Airbrake - 23rd April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 04 May 2012 04:30
MM_live_thmbHot footing it across the UK as part of a much more extensive European trek, Thin Lizzy bassist Marco Mendoza finally gets the chance to air tracks from his 'Live For Tomorrow' solo release in more intimate surroundings than he is usually accustomed to. Mark Ashby caught up with his recent interviewee on the final night of the tour and found a man seemingly at ease with da funk and maybe not a lot else.
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Volture - London, Camden, The Unicorn - 21st April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by JIm Rowland   
Thursday, 03 May 2012 04:00
volturethmbSeemingly not content with just releasing one excellent new album this April, Municipal Waste's six string slinger Ryan Waste was over in Europe recently plugging band number two - Volture, a ferocious old school metal act that Uber Rock just had to witness live.  Mixing Priest riffs with the DIY ethics of NWOBHM scene Ryan swaps guitar for bass duties tonight as Jim Rowland stitches a Volture back patch on his denim cut off, just in time for his all important review.
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Wig Wam - 'Wall Street' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 04:00

wigwamNorwegian melodic glamsters Wig Wam crash back into the cock rock consciousness with 'Wall Street'. Released by Frontiers Records, will this new release, the band's fourth full length album, be the one that sees them hit paydirt? Ross Welford, so glam he shits D'Molls, checks out the album and finds it to be right on the money.....

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The Jim Jones Revue/Y Niwl - York, Fibbers - 20th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 04:00

jimjoneslive2012thumbThere is so much love for The Jim Jones Live Review here at Uber Rock that grown men fought over the chance to review the band live on this most recent UK tour. Ben Hughes, a dirty terrier of a fighter, bit and rabbit-punched his way to the cool Fibbers venue in York in order to get these words to you, the humble yet handsome Uber Rocker. Do this seedy street fighter the honour of reading his review....or he'll 'ave you!

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