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Torpedohead - 'Greetings From Heartbreak Key' (Woodhouse Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 03:00

torpedoheadapproved small 2013They've supported the likes of Prima Donna, Dan Baird and the New York Dolls, they throw names like Cheap Trick and The Clash around their bio with gay abandon, just who are Torpedohead? Uber Rock's Ben Hughes received 'Greetings From Heartbreak Key' and found a glunktastic cross between Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar. Now you're interested, right?!

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Snakecharmer - ‘Snakecharmer’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 03:00

SnakecharmerThe involvement of ex Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray in a “tribute” to that once classic rock band was enough to get Jim Rowland walking in the shadow of the blues when he caught Snakecharmer, live with Uriah Heep last year. Now 12 months on and with an album of all new material ready to release Snakecharmer are not so much a tribute to their old paymaster as a possible wake up call to all of us who are ready and willing for a band who mean business.

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The Bronx - ‘The Bronx (IV)’ (White Drugs/ATO Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 21 January 2013 03:00

Bronx IVLos Angeles finest The Bronx are about to finally release their fourth self titled studio album worldwide, so we thought we’d ask long time fan Johnny H to follow up his recent live preview of the album with the real thing, so to speak. Would it be the early contender for album of the year 2013 he promised us all? Well click the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Led Zeppelin - The Civic Centre Arena, St. Paul, MN - 13th April 1977 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 20 January 2013 04:00

ledzep7786Putting bets on the next Uber Rock article to be universally adored? Place your money on this one. Bill Lindsey, vokillist of legendary Minnesota shock rockers Impaler (now in their 30th year!), joins Uber Rock in a regular slot to look back at some of the classic shows he saw from seminal rock acts in the '70s and early '80s. Tipper Gore and the P.M.R.C. didn't like him....but you will: please welcome Vintage Concert Bill (geddit?!).....

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Three Albums In Under A Month, Indivisible, With Grindcore And Powerpop For All…. It’s Ginger Wildheart’s Very Own Pledge Of Allegiance. Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 20 January 2013 03:30

Ginger Pledge thmbWith the resounding success of his ‘555%’ Pledge project Ginger Wildheart would have been a crazy fool not to have used the platform to once again launch his latest studio projects Hey Hello! And Mutation. This time around though one is a sugar sweet suckerpunch of pop rock heaven the other is a double album of riff after riff after muthafucking riff. But are they any good I hear you ask? Well we asked Ginger nut Rich Hobson to spend a week looked in a room with them and this is what he came back with… Rich? Rich? Are you there Rich?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ikil Oriion Print E-mail
Written by Ikil Oriion   
Sunday, 20 January 2013 03:00

Ikil thmb mixWhen Raw Noir Nouveau Punk Ikil Oriion submitted his thirteen tracks to URHQ a few weeks back we cautiously enquired why he hadn’t written an introduction for his eclectic selection of tunes? “There’s no fucking need” came the reply. “This music speaks for itself”. “Just call it my Buddhist Punk Radio Mixtape and I’ll be happy.” Today then Ikil Oriion must be beaming from ear to ear. Enjoy!

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U.D.O. - 'Live In Sofia' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 19 January 2013 02:30

UDOsofiaBorrowing Johnny H's camo gear, Uber Rock's metalli-mofo Matt Phelps got Down and Dirkschneider with the heavy metal style icon on who he has based his entire lifestyle and look. 'Live In Sofia' is the latest kollection of killer khaki kuts from former Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider and our man was ready to cover himself in foliage and disappear into his own world of heavenly metal.....

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The Lustkillers - ‘That Which Does Not Kill Us...’ (Royal Crowne Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 January 2013 03:30

lustkillers coverapproved small 2013Fans of gothic punk listen up, the godfather of glunk Dom Daley wants you to embrace the new age of the genre and welcome into your worthless lives the dark rocking delights of The Lustkillers, a band beating the living daylights out of fourteen songs to help shape 2013, via their second album ‘That Which Does Not Kill Us...’ There’s also a Black Halos and Lords of The New Church connection to add to the equation, so what the fuck are you waiting for? 

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Paul Raymond Project - ‘Terms & Conditions Apply’ (Hear No Evil) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 18 January 2013 03:00

PaulRaymondAlbumWith UFO just about to hit the road on yet another extensive tour, the band’s keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond releases this, his sixth solo album, bringing in the likes of Michael Schenker and Stampede’s Reuben Archer to help make sure that ‘Terms & Conditions Apply’. Long time UFO fan Johnny H makes the purchase and wonders just what he needs to be looking for in the small print, and he certainly didn’t have to look too hard.

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Helloween - 'Straight Out Of Hell' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 02:00

helloween hell coverMatt Phelps is, without question, the most heavy metal mutha connected to Uber Rock. The guy eats iron filings and shits bullet belts. No joke, we've seen it. With one metalli-mouse click you can find yourself in the studded realm of UR's keeper of one or two half decent albums as he checks out the fourteenth album from one of his favourite bands, the legendary Helloween. This could be heaven, but it's Straight Out Of Hell......

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The Lords Of The New Church - 'The Gospel Truth (Box Set)' (Easy Action) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 03:00

LORDS FRONT BOX FLATapproved small 2013Hot on the heels of Jungle Records recent masterpiece, the 'L.A.M.F.' box set, comes another essential piece of glunk rock history this time from The Lords Of The New Church and Easy Action. Boasting 3 CDs and a DVD this set is crammed full of studio and live audio curios plus a video from a show in Vienna in 1988. Dom Daley cracks open the clamshell case for Uber Rock and luxuriates in the beauty of one hugely missed band. You want to join him?

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Goat Leaf - ‘A Lack of Oxygen - Tales of Crashing Satellites’ (Sea Of Green Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H (The Fake One)   
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 03:00

Goat Leaf albumNo class rock ‘n’ roll, motherfuckers Goat Leaf are back with a sonic boom via their second album ‘A Lack of Oxygen - Tales of Crashing Satellites’. So what will the fake Johhny H make of a record that combines punk rock attitude with a deep blue psychedelic overtone, and is already being called fearsome grace in its finest hour? Well click the motherfucking link to your right and find out, why don’t you.

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Tyla J Pallas - 'The Devils Supper (Acoustic Sessions)' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 14 January 2013 03:00

Devils SupperWhen he's not painting, writing books, recording spoken word albums or reforming The Dogs D'Amour, Tyla J Pallas likes nothing more than to record acoustic solo albums as Dom Daley finds out when he reviews 'The Devils Supper' the latest in a fine series of albums from the workaholic frontman. Apparently this is the precursor to a full electric solo album due later next month.  You just have to wonder - does the man ever sleep?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Richard Bacchus - D Generation Print E-mail
Written by Richard Bacchus   
Sunday, 13 January 2013 04:00

bacchusmix86The massive swell of approval and interest that met with Uber Rock's interview with D Generation guitarist Danny Sage back in October told us that we had to revisit this most incredible of bands before they unleash their long-awaited new album like glunk rock manna from heaven. What better way than by getting the band's other guitarist, the legendary Richard Bacchus, to compile his ultimate thriteen song mixtape? There really is no way out of the Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....

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'Too Much Trouble: A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones' - Stuart Berman (ECW Press) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 13 January 2013 03:30

dankobook86An new album, 'Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue', and a must-have DVD, 'Bring On The Mountain', not enough Danko Jones for you in the space of a year? It's good then that an essential book on the coolest Canadian mofos saw release late last year. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds himself in a little Too Much Trouble.....

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Various Artists - ‘Oi! This Is Streetpunk, Volume 2’ (Pirates Press Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 11 January 2013 03:00

This is streetpunk vol 2Featuring twelve Oi! and Streetpunk bands including the likes of Rancid, Razorblade, The Business and The Clichés all presenting new(ish) or exclusive tracks pressed up on a dozen different coloured vinyl LP’s. ‘Oi! This Is Streetpunk, Volume 2’ can only be the work of one record label, the awesome Pirates Press. So click the magic ‘Read more’ link to find out why Johnny H reckons you should add one to your collection

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