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Cancer Bats - 'Dead Set On Living' (Hassle Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 16 April 2012 04:00

cancerbatsapproved_small_2012'Dead Set On Living', the fourth album from Cancer Bats, is, as frontman Liam Cormier says, a Cancer Bats album for Cancer Bats fans. Who better then than Gaz E, uber CB fan, to get to grips with the record which promised to inject an air of positivity into a band who got a whole lot darker on their previous album?

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jamie Delerict - JD & the FDCs Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Delerict   
Sunday, 15 April 2012 04:00

jamiemix86When he's not working on the new JD & the FDCs album, making badass music videos and releasing split 7" singles with Acey Slade & the Dark Party, Jamie Delerict fingers C90s and sends the resulting mixtapes to ÜRHQ covered in love hearts and vintage WWF stickers. Yes, Über Röck's Midnite Mixtape Massacre gets felt up by Jamie and his magic touch as he details his ultimate thirteen song tale of the tape.....

Bernhoft - Copenhagen, VEGA - 29th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 14 April 2012 05:00
Bernhoft_queen_cover_thmbThere's not a lot that gets Russ P out of the house never mind half way across Europe unless, that is, the prospect of seeing Jarle Bernhoft raises its head.  Cramming in two Danish shows by the man in question (albeit this time "with band") in a just under 24 hours, our globetrotting man on a mission experiences the highs and lows of foreign gig going in what just might turn out to be the trip of his lifetime.
Zico Chain - 'The Devil In Your Heart' (Suburban Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Saturday, 14 April 2012 05:00
Zico_Chain_new_album_thmbapproved_small_2012The wait is almost over. It's been five years since Zico Chain first exploded onto the UK scene with their grunge-tastic full-length debut 'Food' and a full two years since their last single, taken from an album that never saw the light of day. Chris, Paul and Oli are back brothers and sisters, back with a new record label, back with a new sound and back to make Ian Bell a hell of a lot of money on Ebay. Read on and all will be explained.
Black Stone Cherry/Rival Sons - London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 28th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 13 April 2012 05:20
BCS_1With certain other gigs claiming they are finding it hard to sell tickets right now, Jim Rowland finds himself squeezed into the stalls like a southern sardine at just one of many sold out shows on this current Black Stone Cherry UK tour. The reason? People seem to love the new kings of Southern Rock plus they also have one hell of an opening act out with them in the shape of Rival Sons. Jim explains all here....
The Presidents Of The United States Of America - London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 16th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:05

PUSA117thmbThe Presidents Of The United States Of America invaded the UK last month, dead set on playing their highly regarded debut album in its entirety. Their take on the now-familiar 'classic album in its entirety' show however, as Über Röck's Craggy was happy to find out, was full of unexpected and welcome twists and turns.....

Kevlar Bikini - 'Explodisiac' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:00

kevlarapproved_small_2012Never heard of Kevlar Bikini? That is about to change. They might come from Croatia with a penchant for songtitles like 'Kiss It Like It's Skinny Liv Tyler' but this ferocious four piece gifted us here at URHQ the chance to hear their new album, 'Explodisiac', and it damn near blew us away. Ben Hughes was the Uber Rocker lucky enough to be given the chance to wax lyrical on another great album from a previously unknown band....just how we like it.....

Halestorm - 'The Strange Case Of' (Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 05:30

Halestorm_thmbStraight outta Red Lion, Pennsylvania (and sadly not the Red Lion, Blaina), adding the words "female fronted" to Halestorm's band biog immediately has one uber scribe bouncing all over the band's second album like zebedee after he's had a new spring fitted. Dave Prince spills the beans on what he expects from Lzzy Hale and the boys as he unravels 'The Strange Case Of'... 

T. Rex - 'Electric Warrior' 40th Anniversary Edition (Universal Records) Print E-mail
Written by Lewis Brooks   
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 05:00
T_Rex_Electric_Warrior_thmbapproved_small_2012With some of us already well into our fifth decade of life here on planet Uber Rock, we thought that rather than once again rolling out the typical "back in the day" spiel that normally accompanies these types of releases we'd give this epic version of 'Electric Warrior' over to someone who has only just discovered the delights of Marc Bolan and T. Rex. Step forward Lewis Brooks to explain why this seminal release really does posses truly timeless qualities.
Gypsy Pistoleros - 'Forever Wild, Beautiful And Damned' (Heavy Metal Records) Print E-mail
Written by Señor Fraser Munro   
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 05:00

Gypsy_Pistoleros_thmbIs the world really ready for a greatest hits album from the world's greatest (and probably only) flamenco sleaze glam rock band, the UK's very own Gypsy Pistoleros? We asked Fraser Munro to strap down his sombrero, pull up his bandido platform boots and board the office burro in his quest to find the answer and this, mis amigos, is what he found.

The Used - 'Vulnerable' (Hopeless Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 April 2012 05:00

theusedBert McCracken and The Used return with album number five and, with the producer of their first three albums returning to knob-twiddling duties, could it be that they are looking to forget all about 2009's moody piece 'Artwork'? Gaz E got up at four o' clock in the fucking morning to find out if this new platter was one that would matter.....

Jackie Chambers - Girlschool - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:00
Jackie_GSGirlschool, in one way or another, have been pretty much a part of rock fans' lives worldwide for the last 30 odd years, being seen as almost like a female version of Motorhead they retain a timeless charm to this day that isn't necessarily just reflected in their music. Jim Rowland caught up with the band's guitarist Jackie Chambers recently to find out all about their longevity and also what 2012 has in store for the band.
Hi-Fi To Die For - Soho Roses Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 08 April 2012 04:30

record_collectionNow this choice will seperate the metal men from the glam boys! Soho Roses gained legendary status even though they only ever recorded a couple of EPs and one full length album. Now, in the latest Hi-Fi To Die For feature, Ben Hughes looks at the album that collected the complete works of a trashy bunch of rock 'n' roll ne'er-do-wells who, even though they might not have known at the time, were about to blast out a host of songs that would be remembered fondly almost three decades later.....

LostAlone - 'I'm A UFO In This City' (Graphite Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:00

lostaloneapproved_small_2012Courted by Gerard Way, given support slots with My Chemical Romance, Paramore and 30 Seconds To Mars, shipped out to Los Angeles to record their new album for their new record label - things couldn't have looked better for UK trio LostAlone. Then they found themselves released from their deal and left to find a new home for their second long player. Thankfully the album didn't disappear because, as Gaz E discovered, 'I'm A UFO In This City' is one of the year's finest albums. Read on to find out why.....

Brian James - 'Château Brian' (Easy Action Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 06 April 2012 05:00

B_JAMES_TRBCD015_-_FRWhat's this? A new solo record from Brian James, famed member of both The Damned and Lords Of The New Church? Are we interested? You can bet your sweet bippy we are, boys and girls. Dom Daley entered 'Château Brian' and found an album that was stripped back yet essential listening. Read on to find out why........

A Matter of Life and Jeff #2 Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Arndt   
Friday, 06 April 2012 04:00

mommythmJeff Arndt of Minneapolis horror punk 'n' rollers Mommy Sez No was suffering from writer's block. He hadn't turned in a follow up to his debut über blog so far this year. Then, earlier this week, he read the news of the Heavy Hearts benefit album that will raise money for Sorry and the Sinatras/Trashlight Vision drummer Lenny Thomas and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and he felt inspired. Why? Well, Jeff suffers from diabetes himself, proving that living with the condition really is a matter of life and Jeff.....


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