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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.....

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.....

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.....

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.....

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.....

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!

Spit Like This - 'Normalityville Horror' (Dark Lord Records) Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Monday, 30 April 2012 04:00

normalityTheir previous album title didn't lie: they didn't hurt us, but they didn't go away. Spit Like This return with new album 'Normalityville Horror', a new guitarist and a producing legend, Chris Tsangarides, at the controls. Having worked with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest and Depeche Mode could this uber producer push SLT into the big league? Steve Beebee enters the Lutz house, but leaves anything but normal.....

Marilyn Manson - 'Born Villain' (Cooking Vinyl Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 30 April 2012 03:30

mansonalbumIt wouldn't be harsh to utter that Marilyn Manson's dark star has dimmed slightly in recent years. With dodgy live perfomances and poorly-received albums making headlines for all the wrong reasons some would think that his new studio album, 'Born Villain', might see him drinking virgin's blood in the last chance saloon. Uber Rock's Rob 'Lulu Dahmer' Watkins paused 'The Bride Wore Black' for an hour and discovered that Manson's eighth album is better than a sex scene.....

Album Cover Of The Week - Week 100 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 30 April 2012 03:00

albumthumbHere it is - the big one. If you've been waiting for it like Lorraine Lewis then wait no more. For 99 weeks the handsome gentlemen behind Uber Rock have gifted you good people the finest cover art in the history of eyes. Now, in its one hundredth glorious week, Uber Rock's majestic Album Cover Of The Week feature gives you the ultimate in romantic eye candy. Here's to the next 100, ya lucky swines.....

Vicky Hamilton - Über Röck Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 29 April 2012 05:00

vickyintthumbIf you heard the speech from the members of Guns N' Roses who bothered to turn up for the band's induction into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame earlier this month then you would have heard the name Vicky Hamilton getting a deserved thank you. As well as managing GN'R, Vicky also worked with Motley Crue and Stryper early in their respective careers, managed Poison and Faster Pussycat, and got Salty Dog signed to Geffen Records! Gaz E quizzed Vicky on all of these bands and more as she talked exclusively to Uber Rock in yet another must-read interview exclusive....

Shinedown - 'Amaryllis' (Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:30
Shinedown_thmbIt's safe to say that your average modern day mainstream rock fan is likely to possess an album or two by the likes of Nickelback, Alter Bridge or Jacksonville's very own Shinedown within their collections. These acts have sold many millions of albums in the process of making our rock world a very safe place to be in. Jamie Richards doesn't mix any metaphors when telling you what he thinks of Shinedown's fourth studio outing, 'Amaryllis'.
The Terraces - 'The Terraces' (DR2 Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 27 April 2012 04:30
Terraces_thmbapproved_small_2012Hailing from the working class suburbs of Melbourne Australia, The Terraces certainly wear their influence on their sleeves for this their aggro injected ten track self titled debut album. Listen up fans of the Sex Pistols, Sham 69, Cock Sparrer and the Heavy Metal Kids, Johnny H thinks you might just have found your "album of the year", read on to find out more...

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