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Motion City Soundtrack - 'Go' (Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 04:00

MCSgoapproved_small_2012Minneapolis nerd herd Motion City Soundtrack return with studio album number five, 'Go', that coincides with a return to the welcoming abode of Epitaph Records after a brief stint at a major label. Gaz E checks out the geek chic of the new album and finds that power pop fans have a new favourite record.......

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The Cult/Against Me! - Florida, Lake Beuna Vista, House Of Blues - 16th June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:00

billyduffy86While we have studded sandbags at the doors of URHQ keeping the monsoon out, Uber Rock's favourite son Dom Daley is tanning his once-slender arse in the US of A...and making us all jealous with random emails about the bands that he's seeing while doing so. The li'l devil headed to the House Of Blues to catch The Cult, with support from Against Me! and their in-the-news frontwoman Laura Jane Grace. Read on to see our man's white bits.......

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Lit - 'The View From The Bottom' (Megaforce Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 04:00

litviewfromapproved_small_2012With their first album since 2004's self-titled affair, having tragically lost drummer Allen Shellenberger to cancer in the interim, Lit return with 'The View From The Bottom', Butch Walker at the production helm and the band swollen to a five piece. Craggy was the Uber Rocker chosen to dissect an album - released next week in the UK - that was hotly-anticipated at URHQ. Did it disappoint? Read on for the glorious facts......

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L.A. Guns - 'Hollywood Forever' (Cleopatra Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 25 June 2012 04:00

lagunshollywood_foreverThe proper version of L.A. Guns - yes, the Phil Lewis/Steve Riley one - returns with its first studio album in seven years. 'Hollywood Forever', produced by knob-twiddling legend Andy Johns, sees the band, completed by Stacey Blades and Scott Griffin, plough through fourteen tracks with not a re-recorded classic in sight. Gaz E shows no mercy as he checks the album out for your reading pleasure......

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Sean Yseult - White Zombie/Star and Dagger Print E-mail
Written by Sean Yseult   
Sunday, 24 June 2012 05:00

seanint86If simply seeing the name of former White Zombie bass player Sean Yseult above has already got you thinking that what follows could quite possibly be the coolest mixtape to grace the pages of Uber Rock so far, then you could be right. If you don't know who Sean Yseult is then, seriously, you might be reading the wrong site. There is major respect for Sean at URHQ so, when we asked her to list her ultimate thirteen song mixtape, we knew this article would be cooler than thou. Read on for confirmation as Alice Cooper, The Damned, Cheap Trick, The Cramps and more battle it out for top spot......

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Gerry Laffy - Girl/Sheer Greed/Terroristen - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 24 June 2012 04:30
Gerry_by_Conor_2He was the guitarist in Girl who didn't get to join Def Leppard, he did however manage eighties pop video director Russell Mulcahy during the MTV explosion, before going on to play with one of the eighties' biggest poster boys in a pretty cool band called Terroristen. We're talking about Gerry Laffy here folks and, as long time fan Johnny H discovers, as well as doing all of this Gerry is also a bloody decent guy too. So what about a Girl reunion then? Find out the answer to that question and many more right here.
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Mick Priestley's Axe Attack 2 Print E-mail
Written by Mick Priestley   
Sunday, 24 June 2012 04:00

mickmix86That's right - the second part of the Uber Rock article built to shred is upon us! Yeah, it's Part 2 of Mick Priestley's Axe Attack! Click that link to have our very own serial killer-loving guitar slinger teach you how to play guitar like Yngwie J. Malmsteen! This month's Lick from Hell comes, as always, with a video and downloadable tab, so what are you waiting for? Get back for the attack.....

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The Smashing Pumpkins - 'Oceania' (Martha's Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 23 June 2012 04:00
pumpkinsBilly Corgan, the reluctant poster boy of grunge year zero, is back with a new look Smashing Pumpkins and a new album, his ninth since forming the band back 1988. Will the album within an album that is 'Oceania' see Corgan once again return to those early nineties commercial highs or will it simply be just another album by just another band chasing past glories? Rob Watkins is the man with all the answers, so click the link to find out what he has to say.
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Anthrax/Butcher Babies/Collapse - Cardiff, Coal Exchange - 12th June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 22 June 2012 04:30

thrax86On the back of a universally-adored performance at the Donington Mudflats, Anthrax headed to Cardiff for a tour-ending send-off to be forever remembered. Even the sight of four naked breasts masking the musical misgivings of a monstrous support band couldn't compete with an Anthrax performance that will surely be hailed as one of the gigs of the year. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards passed the torch to his teenage son on this special night in the Coal Exchange, now he has to explain to him why every gig can't possibly be quite as special as this.......

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Reverence - 'When Darkness Calls' (Razar Ice Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jess Tilley   
Friday, 22 June 2012 04:00

reverencePlease welcome a new member to the Uber Rock Massive - Jess Tilley. Jess likes her metal traditional so, for her UR debut, we hooked her up with the highly anticipated debut album from power metallers Reverence. Click that blood red link to discover an impressive new band for you metalheads to check out and a great new writer for you uber-nerds to embrace....though not literally as her studs will have your eye out......

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Sebastian Bach/Stormzone - Belfast, Limelight - 12th June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 21 June 2012 04:00

bach86liveuseBack in Belfast for the first time in twenty one years, Sebastian Bach vowed a venue crammed with die-hard metalheads and dye-stained females with a set full of heavy solo tunes and the best of the Skid Row back catalogue. With able support from local rockers Stormzone, Bach's trio of UK headline shows promised much but, as is usually Seb's way, ended with more than a whiff of controversy. Read on as Uber Rock's Mark Ashby watched it all unfold in a darkened room......

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Scabies & James/Shotglass Killers/The Gasoline Queens - London, 100 Club - 7th June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 04:00

txt86100clubRat Scabies and Brian James have been busy touring their take on the seminal tunes from the first two albums from The Damned but this night at the capital's fabled 100 Club promised something even more special as Texas Terri took over lead vocals for the night. Dom Daley was on hand to shower one way love in the direction of the stage on this soon-to-be-famous night. Read on for the damned details.....

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Ugly Kid Joe/Fozzy/Butcher Babies - London, The Underworld - 6th June 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 04:00

fozzyjoe86Uber Rock's Craggy has been on a Nineties tip for some time so when the reformed Ugly Kid Joe announced that they were gonna warm up for their appearance at the Download festival he pulled off his New Kids On The Block underoos, slapped on his plaid shirt and headed to the Underworld where, not only would he find America's least wanted, but also the Chris Jericho-led Fozzy and a pair of semi-naked metal vixens.....

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Noizee - 'Loud!!!' (THC Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 18 June 2012 04:10

noizeeAntiproduct guitarist Clare Product unveils the debut album from her new outfit Noizee and fills it with crazed cover versions and electro-punk originals. With the help of Alex Kane, Kim Fowley and Dregen, and no doubt inspired by touring with both Marky Ramone and Sigue Sigue Sputnik's Martin Degville, 'Loud!!' is an album that will make you smile. Read on as Gaz E goes batshit crazy.....

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Asia - 'XXX' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 18 June 2012 04:00
Asia_XXX_thmbSome thirty plus years on from when Asia first brought AOR to the stadium generation, 'XXX' finds the original line up celebrating their rich history as individually world class musicians and most importantly as band mates. Rob Watkins rejoices in this newfound enthusiasm from Downes, Wetton, Palmer and Howe and ponders the question "Is this the supergroup's best album since their commercial heyday?" Well, read his review to find out the answer.
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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Danko Jones Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Delerict   
Sunday, 17 June 2012 04:30

deadendthumbYou've seen the awful first film below, now it's time for the main feature. We enlisted the services of uber Danko Jones fan Jamie Delerict of JD and the FDCs to review the Canadian band's brand new DVD, a monster of a release called 'Bring On The Mountain'. Featuring a 90 minute documentary and a short film starring the likes of Lemmy, Elijah Wood, Selma Blair and Ralph Macchio over the running time of its two glorious discs, this is the only piece of music-based visual entertainment that you need to plan on seeing today - proper rock 'n' roll for proper rock 'n' roll fans. Click that link for the lowdown....

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