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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.....

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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.....

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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........

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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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UFO/Heavy Metal Kids - Bristol, O2 Academy - 25th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Thursday, 05 April 2012 05:00
UFO_Tour_Poster_thmbThe UK was baking under some unfashionably warm springtime sunshine when Uber Rock sent Jamie Richards into the dark 'n' gloomy confines of an old cinema in the heart of Bristol city centre to watch some bands for us. For once though our outdoorsman was not complaining, as the bands in question just happened to be the legendary Heavy Metal Kids and the equally awesome UFO. A fantastic night of hard rockin' entertainment ensued, surely?
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Dan Reed - Über Röck Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 05:30

danreedint86When Dan Reed played an acoustic show in spitting distance of ÜRHQ earlier this year we couldn't wait to mix it up with the rock legend. Rob Watkins got networking and managed to grab an exclusive interview with the main man. Read on as Dan talks about his future music plans, his time supporting the likes of Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones, covering Dio, and inspiring a member of Buckcherry to undertake a career in music. Must-read words from one of the good guys.....

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Pugwash - 'The Olympus Sound' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 04:40

Pugwash_Olympus_Sound_86pxWith the names of powerpop scene legends such as XTC, Ben Folds and...umm...Neil Hannon all over this latest album from Irish quartet Pugwash, how could Russ P fail not to be impressed? Okay we may be musically walking on the milder side of the scene here but when Lojinx put their name to something you can normally expect quality, so is 'The Olympus Sound' really that good? Read on to find out.

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Crazy Lixx - 'Riot Avenue' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 05:00

lixxriotSwedish sleazesters Crazy Lixx return with 'Riot Avenue', the band's third studio album, released by Frontiers Records. Ross Welford was the hair metal hero chosen to review this hot long player, but would this avenue turn into a boulevard of broken dreams? A cul-de-sac of shit? Read on to find out.......

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Tyketto - 'Dig In Deep' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Blakout   
Monday, 02 April 2012 05:25

TYKETTOFallen angels of the melodic rock apocalypse Tyketto return with their original line-up and their first album for eighteen years, courtesy of those fine folk at Frontiers Records. AORgonaut Matt Blakout went in search of the golden fleece o' rock as he got his teeth into 'Dig In Deep'......

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Killing Joke - 'MMXII' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 02 April 2012 05:15
Killing_Joke_MMXII_thmbProclaiming the year 2012 to be the "end of the world as we know it", are Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Paul Ferguson about to provide the perfect soundtrack to such an event with their latest album, 'MMXII'? Johnny H steps inside the weird world of Killing Joke to find out, whilst contemplating if everything as we know it today really is about to come to an end in some mayan style ascension?
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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Trick Or Treat' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 01 April 2012 04:30

deadendthumbAnother new feature debuts on Uber Rock today: Dead End Drive-In is dedicated to the visual aspect of this music we all know and love and Gaz E gets us started with a nostalgic look back at cult eighties metal movie Trick Or Treat, the Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons-starring flick that saw an iconic metal frontman brought back from the grave to wreak havoc on Halloween night......

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Giz - Obsessive Compulsive Print E-mail
Written by Giz   
Sunday, 01 April 2012 04:00

gizthumbWith an eight date tour of the UK starting this coming week we here at ÜRHQ felt that it was time to reconnect with the great Obsessive Compulsive. Giz, guitarist with the Manchester DIY mob, is the latest victim of Über Röck's Midnite Mixtape Massacre - read on as he talks us through his ultimate thirteen song mixtape......

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Unisonic - 'Ignition' Mini Album (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 31 March 2012 05:00

Unisonic_-_Ignition_Front_Cover_by_EneasFormer Helloween men Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen are now reunited in Unisonic. Will 'Ignition', the band's five track mini-album, go any way towards pleasing passionate fans of their former band? Damn right says Matt Phelps, aka Dr Nerd-Stein, as he goes ape and tells you, the humble reader, that listening to stuff like this ain't no crime.....

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Ministry - 'Relapse' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 30 March 2012 05:00
Ministry_thmbWith the amount of remix and covers albums coming out of the Al Jourgensen camp recently you'd be forgiven for thinking that 'Relapse' might actually be seen as being a touch pessimistic when it comes to the title of the new Ministry album. Surely things must be on the up with the band's first studio album since 2007's 'Last Sucker'? Ross Welford dives in to answer that very question and to find what the king of left field music is doing with himself in 2012.
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Tommy Victor - Prong - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Thursday, 29 March 2012 05:00

tommyvic86When Prong hit UK stages in May they will play their classic 'Beg To Differ' album in its entirety. What better time then for Über Röck's US vixen Kim Thore to catch up with Tommy Victor for yet another ÜR exclusive interview? Read on as Kim hounds her interview subject, finding out everything from his musical influences to the equipment he is about to use on tour.....

 

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Vain/Stala & So - Cardiff, Bogiez - 15th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 05:30
Vain_2012thmbBack in the UK promoting his 2011 album 'Enough Rope' Davy Vain and his all new "touring" version of Vain were about to visit Wales once again, this time no doubt hoping things would be a little less "icy" that on their previous visit. Fear not glam fans as David Whistance was on hand to witness the XXX live action in all its live glory. So you think you know all of Davy's secrets? Here's one that will floor you.
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