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Triumph - 'Live At Sweden Rock' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:15
Triumph_Live_Sweden_RockThe fans demanded it, and the fans finally got it. After 20 years apart, the long-awaited Triumph reunion (of vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore) took place at Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7, 2008. Rob Watkins checks out the CD part of an upcoming DVD/CD set about to be released by Frontiers Records to commemorate this historic musical event, and hopes the band really does 'Never Surrender' to full time retirement.
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Doro - 'Under My Skin: A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 23 July 2012 04:00
Doro_Under_My_SkinThroughout her thirty years spent in the music business Doro Pesch has proved to be a role model to males and females alike worldwide, she's worked with the likes of Gene Simmons and Lemmy whilst producing classic albums such as 'Hellbound', 'Force Majeure' and more recently 'Fear No Evil'. Long time fan Rob Watkins casts aside "that" infamous centre spread from Mega Metal Kerrang just long enough to review this double disc collection of her finest work for AFM Records.
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Mike Viola - 'Acousto De Perfecto' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Monday, 23 July 2012 04:00
Mike_Viola_Acousto_176pxYou may not realise it right now but it is highly likely that you will already be aware of Mike Viola's work as a songwriter. He's worked with the likes of L.E.O, Fountains of Wayne, The Figgs and Bleu, plus written some mighty cool film soundtracks too. Russ P was drawn to his latest solo release 'Acousto De Perfecto' due to his overriding love of all things Tim Christensen (someone else he's worked with) and this is what he found.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Gerry Laffy Print E-mail
Written by Gerry Laffy   
Sunday, 22 July 2012 04:30
Girl_Live_picEx Girl and Terroristen guitarist Gerry Laffy likes his mixtapes a bit like his amplifiers - going all the way up to eleven.  So as a result where everyone else who has contributed to our ever popular feature has struggled with compiling a tape consisting of just the magic thirteen, Gerry has somehow managed to come in two tracks under par and in the process compile quite possibly one of the most eclectic track listings yet.....
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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Stone Temple Pilots Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 22 July 2012 04:15

deadendthumbUber Rock's Rob Watkins swapped a 'D' for a 'P' as he travelled to the windy city with the STPs themselves, Stone Temple Pilots. 'Alive In The Windy City' is the hot new DVD/Blu-ray release from the band, recorded at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago in 2010. Giving The Bride Wore Black a much-needed break, our man slipped the disc into his electronic wonderland and marvelled at its magical healing qualities...

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Words and Music: Excursions in the Art of Rock Fandom - Michael Anthony Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Sunday, 22 July 2012 04:00

wordsandmusicthumbWhy does rock music mean so much to us? That's the million dollar question asked by Michael Anthony in his new book, Words and Music: Excursions in the Art of Rock Fandom. Uber Rock's Craggy - standard question: "Where's the bar?" - got stuck into this weighty tome and found much that would feel familiar to all music fans. Click that link if you want to take a trip on Uber Rock's latest excursion...

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Cerebral Ballzy/The Guns/Zulu - Newport, Le Pub - 11th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:00
Cerebral_thmbMidweek gig madness descends on Newport in the shape of an eclectic line up of bands that we at URHQ just could not miss. All the way from NYC, tonight's headliners Cerebral Ballzy are a name on most scenester's lips right now, so this coup of a gig will surely help swell the war chest of the "Save Le Pub" campaign right? Especially when they are being supported by our fave band from Blaina The Guns, plus opening proceedings is a band featuring a bass player with the surname of Simonon. Johnny H steps into the Le Pub pit and wonders if he will get out alive?
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Slugfe5t - Abertillery, The Railway Inn - 6th & 7th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E with Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Friday, 20 July 2012 04:00

slugfe5tthumbReturning for its fifth annual outing, the World's finest free music festival found itself in a new venue and with its most professional set-up to date. Would this tame the customary ferocity and lunacy of the fucked up festival's bands and patrons? As if. Slugfe5t was as messy - possibly more so - than any of its older siblings. Uber Rock's Gaz E, with the merest help from Dom Daley and Johnny H, entered the Railway Inn knowing that he would leave many hours later with a shit-eating grin and bleeding ears seemingly permanently attached.....

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The Bones - 'Monkeys With Guns' (People Like You Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 19 July 2012 04:00

bonesuseSwedish punk rock 'n' rollers The Bones return with 'Monkeys With Guns', their brand new album released by People Like You Records. Uber Rock's Dom Daley, a monkey with puns, seemed like the perfect UR scribe to get his hefty hands on this hot new platter that matters. Read on for yet another cool album gifted to 2012 like trashy manna from heaven......

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Dublin Death Patrol - 'Death Sentence' (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 05:00

dublindeathpatrolalbumChuck Billy of Testament? Steve Zetro Souza of Exodus? Members of Laaz Rockit and Tesla too? There is, as Uber Rock's Ross Welford discovered, hard rock royalty behind Dublin Death Patrol. Read on as our man becomes the first in existence to be pleased to hear that he has a Death Sentence in his name......

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Municipal Waste/Freebase/Mutant - London, Camden, Dingwalls - 10th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 04:00

wasteding_thmbIn the first of two thrash/hardcore live cover stories up this week on Uber Rock, Jim Rowland slides on his skin tight black canvas jeans, laces up his Hi-Tec bumper boots, flips his baseball cap around and revisits a live venue he hasn't been in for nearly a quarter of a century to experience a night of metal thrashing madness courtesy of Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste. 

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Redd Kross - 'Researching The Blues' (Merge Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 16 July 2012 04:00

redd_krossapproved_small_2012Making Nelson Mandela's wait for release seem half-arsed, us Redd Kross fanatics have waited what seems centuries for a new album by the most glorious of bands to appear. Our power popped dreams looked like they would never come true.....until now! Uber Rock's Ben Hughes stopped weeping - at both ends - just long enough to get his thoughts down on the first Redd Kross album for fifteen long years, 'Researching The Blues'. Click that redd link to discover BH's thoughts......though that uber-approved stamp might give it away somewhat.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Adam Savage - Mongrel Print E-mail
Written by Adam Savage   
Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:30

mongrelmixtape86Adam Savage of Mongrel has been an Über Röck supporter since the beginning and, as well as learning that he's in an ass-kicker of a band, the worker droids at ÜRHQ have also learned that he knows, and loves, the work of some of the finest bands known to humanity. Adam truly is a US ÜR brutha and his inclusion in our fabled Midnite Mixtape Massacre section was nailed on. Read on for his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Saxon Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:15
deadendthumbYou might be wondering what stallion of the gig going highway Ian Bell does of an evening when he's not attending heavy metal shows? Well, the answer my friends is he watches DVDs of heavy metal shows, and one that caught his eye recently is a little beauty from NWOBHM godfathers Saxon. So if you want to know more about 'Heavy Metal Thunder - Live: Eagles Over Wacken', plus be in with a chance of winning yourself a copy, read on....
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Hammered: Heavy Tales from the Hard-Rock Highway - Kirk Blows (Plexus Publishing) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:00

hammered86Kirk Blows is a former editor of Metal Hammer, sub-editor on The Sun, contributor for titles as varied as RAW and Penthouse, and author of a number of books on West Ham United. His seventh book, 'Hammered', looks back at his run-ins with various names in the world of metal and hard rock. Jamie Richards checks out a book that features Pearl Jam, Motorhead, Axl Rose, Wolfsbane, Ozzy, Gene Simmons, The Black Crowes, The Quireboys, Dumpy's Rusty Nuts and....err....Gypsy Queen....

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Kiss - London, HMV Forum - 4th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 14 July 2012 04:00

kisshmv86It was the worst kept secret in rock 'n' roll; July the 4th saw Kiss replace their planned appearance at the doomed Sonisphere with a one-off show at London's HMV Forum, buoyed on by a couple of thousand fans eager to see the hottest band in the world....The Wiggles! Shit, sorry, Kiss!!! Uber Rock's Matt Phelps slapped on some make-up and ended up on the stage playing someone else's songs! Only joking, he was in the crowd loving every second of a crazy crazy night........

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