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Bloodlights - 'Stand Or Die' (People Like You Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 11 May 2013 03:00

bloodlightsapproved small 2013Bloodlights, the 'new' band from Captain Poon, former guitarist with uber-faves Gluecifer, return with their third release, 'Stand Or Die'. That 'Uber Approved' stamp should give you a clue as to what the bionic bad boy of Uber Rock, Dom Daley, thinks of this hot new release from the always cool People Like You Records. Hit that link and read all about one of the year's finest releases.....

Goldblade - ‘The Terror Of Modern Life’ (Overground Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 10 May 2013 03:00

Goldblade TerrorFive years after Goldblade went a bit piratey on us with their ‘Mutiny’ album, they return with studio album number six ‘The Terror Of Modern Life’. Long time fan of the band Johnny H laces up his creepers ready for a good dance and instead finds a much darker sound than he could ever have expected, so read on to find out exactly what it is that the modern world has gone and done to Manchester’s finest band of brothers.

Burning Rain - 'Burning Rain', 'Pleasure To Burn' & 'Epic Obsession' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:00

BR EpicCramming three reviews into one, Dave Prince takes the opportunity to trace the career of blues influenced hard rockers Burning Rain from their ‘Self Titled’ debut right up to their all new opus ‘Epic Obsession’. Burning who? I hear you ask, well as Princey soon explains there is much more to this band than simply having Whitesnake six string slinger Doug Aldrich within their ranks that’s for sure.

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - 'Mind Control' (Rise Above) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:00

uncleacidmindcontrolapproved small 2013"Like the original Alice Cooper Band jamming with Black Sabbath and the Stooges?" Oh yeah, we need to hear this album. 'Mind Control' from the mysterious Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats is a concept album based on the likes of Charles Manson and Jim Jones, and Uber Rock's Jamie Richards has fallen completely under its spell. Hit that link and introduce this album to the family...just don't drink the Flavor Aid.....

The Poodles - ‘Tour De Force’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:00

Tour De ForceSwedish melodic rockers The Poodles return with album number five, and this time their claiming it’s a musical ‘Tour De Force’. We asked Dave Prince to put this claim to the test and see if it ranks up their with the very best from his extensive Gotthard, Fate and Treat CD collection and this is what he came back with.

The Computers - ‘Love Triangles, Hate Squares’ (One Little Indian Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 06 May 2013 03:20

LoveTrianglesHateSquares-424x424approved small 2013With their second album ‘Love Triangles, Hate Squares’ Exeter punkers The Computers have taken the bold step of moving away from their shouty roots to reinvent themselves as bluesy punk rock soul boys with an edge. Think the ‘RFTC’ album as opposed to ‘Drive Like Jehu’ and you’ll start to understand what this actually means as Dom Daley picks up the story of the musical transformation of the year

Doug Aldrich - Whitesnake/Burning Rain - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Sunday, 05 May 2013 04:00

doug86He's played with Dio, auditioned for KISS, and helped give Whitesnake's David Coverdale back his mojo - now guitarist Doug Aldrich is about to release a new album from his own band, Burning Rain, via Frontiers Records. Kim Thore, our US-based uber-vixen, caught up with Doug and asked him everything you ever wanted to know! Another must-read interview from Uber Rock!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Marty Hughes - Riot|Noise Print E-mail
Written by Marty Hughes   
Sunday, 05 May 2013 03:00

Marty thmbWith Riot|Noise getting ready to release their long awaited debut album ‘Stand For Something’ on June 3rd, we thought a Midnite Mixtape Massacre showcasing some of the songs that help influence and shape the band’s sound would be the perfect follow up to our recent track by track exclusive feature. Picking the tunes this time around is Riot|Noise frontman Marty Hughes.

Goat Leaf/ Zodiac N Black/Trigger McPoopshute - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 21st April 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H (the fake one)   
Friday, 03 May 2013 03:40

GL thmbDuring the month of April, Uber Rock was proud to put our name to a series of five tour dates put together to promote what we like to call “the real rock ‘n’ roll underground”. The tour featured two very like minded (if not like sounding) bands, namely Northern lights of the UK sludge scene Goat Leaf and London post metal troop Zodiac N Black. Adding a local support in each town and city they visited. This was a must attend show for us, especially when they visited URHQ’s hometown on the fourth date. Click the link to find out what chaos ensued. 

Brian James - 'Damned If I Do' (Easy Action Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 02 May 2013 03:00

brian james coverBrian James roping in a slew of cool rock 'n' roll chums and rerecording tunes from the back catalogue of The Damned? That's gotta raise a few eyebrows, right? Uber Rock's Dom Daley tries his best to ignore the knockers - there's a joke there somewhere, I just know it - and enjoy 'Damned If I Do' for what it really is; a legendary guitarist having some fun with some of the finest tunes known to humanity....

Star & Dagger/Heavy On The Ride - Cardiff, Bogiez - 20th April 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 03:00

stardaggerlive86Star & Dagger arrived on UK shores for a short, seven-date tour and Uber Rock just had to be there to witness it. Why? Well, when a band features members of Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Cycle Sluts From Hell and "the girl from White Zombie" you'd be a fool to miss out. Gaz E knew this tour would be cool, he just didn't realise how cool......

The Urban Voodoo Machine - 'Rare Gumbo' (Gypsy Hotel Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 03:00

urbanvoodoogumboThe Urban Voodoo Machine celebrate their tenth anniversary with the release of 'Rare Gumbo', a compilation album collecting tracks from the band's rare first three EPs, b-sides and more, making for a mammoth twenty-two track beast of a record! Uber Rock's Ben Hughes tells us why this isn't just a great jumping-on point for new fans, but also essential for already clued-in followers.....

Tom Keifer - 'The Way Life Goes' (Merovee Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 29 April 2013 03:00

tomkeiferalbumcoverapproved small 2013When Tom Keifer wrote 'Don't Know What You've Got (till It's Gone)' little did he know that he'd soon be talking - barely - about his own voice. Happily, vocal issues a thing of the past, the Cinderella frontman is back in trademark fine voice on 'The Way Life Goes', his long threatened solo album. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps gives the album more than a welcome push (push) by slapping the uber-approved stamp on it....highly deserving of it the record is too......

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Chris Catalyst - Eureka Machines Print E-mail
Written by Chris Catalyst   
Sunday, 28 April 2013 03:30

EM thmbWith his band’s third album, ‘Remain In Hope’, rarely off the URHQ stereo since we got our hands on our PledgeMusic copy, we thought for once we’d shut up and let the musician do all the talking. So on the eve of said album getting its full commercial release here’s Eureka Machine's mainman Chris Catalyst to reveal just one part of the musical jigsaw puzzle that makes up the the band’s powerpop-tastic sound.

Vintage Concert Bill: KISS Alive Tour - 6th February 1976‏ Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 28 April 2013 03:00

kissalivecoverEveryone at URHQ loves the Vintage Concert Bill retro feature from Bill Lindsey, frontman of iconic US shock rockers Impaler, and this month he makes us all jealous by writing about seeing KISS - proper KISS, not the current tribute band - on their Alive! World Tour in 1976. Wish you were there? Bill was, and if you hit that blood red link he'll tell you all about it.....

Welcome to Shitsville Tour 2013 A.D: On the road with The Wildhearts Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 27 April 2013 03:00

Vs Wildhearts Poster thmbWhen The Wildhearts announced back at the end of 2012 that they would be playing four UK shows to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their seminal debut album Earth Vs The Wildhearts’ one very eager scribe here at URHQ, namely Rich Hobson decided to go the extra mile for the cause and take in every show. Without free gig tickets, without any hotels, this is his story of life on the road following his favourite band. Respect!


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