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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!

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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....

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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'.
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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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Paradise Lost - Cardiff, University Great Hall 2 - 16th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:30
PL2012_thumbWith their brand new studio album 'Tragic Idol' about to be released, UK dark metal legends Paradise Lost were about to embark on their most comprehensive series of homeland shows in quite some time. We sent self styled "grumpy old bastard" Johnny H along to enjoy the doom and gloom and boy did he come back with a lot to complain about.
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Skindred/Therapy?/Black Spiders/Turbowolf - Bristol, O2 Academy - 14th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:00

jagerthumbSkindred, Turbowolf, Black Spiders and Therapy? For a fiver? Seriously? Yes, the Jagermeister Tour 2012 came to a close in Bristol, the first city to sell out when the tour was announced, so a fevered atmosphere was a certainty. Gaz E had practised the Newport Helicopter and raising his middle finger in high anticipation.....

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The Dandy Warhols - 'This Machine' (The End/Naïve/Beat The World Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:30
Dandy_Warhols_thmbAlbum number eight for American alternative rockers The Dandy Warhols and 'The Machine' finds the band as experimental as ever mixing up styles as diverse as polka and goth to give the listener something fresh and exciting.  Johnny H puts on the headphones and immerses himself in an album he'd like to think you would all be able to listen to, read on to find out why....
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JD & the FDCs - Video Exclusive!!! Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 April 2012 08:00

jdnewepWe love JD & the FDCs here at Über Röck...and you should too. Not convinced? Then check out the band's incredible new video for 'Burn This City Down'. Starring Colin Buchanan of famed BBC1 detective duo Dalziel and Pascoe, this is one of the most entertaining music videos that you will see this year - trust us. Click that bandana red link to revel in rock 'n' roll righteousness.....

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Europe - 'Bag Of Bones' (earMUSIC/Edel) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 April 2012 05:15

BagOfBonesSwedish legends Europe return with 'Bag Of Bones', their ninth studio album. Produced by the legendary Kevin 'The Caveman' Shirley, and featuring the slide guitar of Black Country Communion's Joe Bonamassa, this new album sees the band members distancing themselves ever further from the parp of their past. Gaz E scrunch dries his hair and tries to discover if there is more than meets the eye to the band's new blues-based sound.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Lord Zion - Spit Like This Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion   
Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:00

zion86Is it my imagination...or is it time to read the last words of the next victim of the Midnite Mixtape Massacre? Spit Like This are set to release their new, Chris Tsangarides produced, album, 'Normalityville Horror', in a couple of weeks so what better time to catch up with frontman Lord Zion and try to pry the ultimate list of songs from his cold, dead hands? Read on to discover the devil's dozen of songs that make up his Midnite Mixtape.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Iggy Pop Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:30

record_collectionAudio Velvet; Aural Sex - call it what you want but this, my friends, is pure Hi-Fi To Die For. (I Wanna Be Your) Dom Daley looks back at his ultimate live album from his ultimate live band line-up as messrs Pop, Gibbs and McCoy tour Iggy's 'Instinct' album. Released over a variety of formats with a different number of tracks on each 'Live at The Channel' is must-listen-to manna from rock 'n' roll heaven. Read on to find out why.....

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Robin Everhart - Rival Sons - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:00
Interview_ThmbHappy Record Store Day Uber Rockers everywhere. To celebrate this great day in the music buying calendar here is an interview with a band that truly embraces the spirit of the day by producing some fantastic vinyl just for the occasion. Jim Rowland talks with Robin Everhart, bass player of Rival Sons about their meteoric rise to fame and poses the question of how they are going to follow 'Pressure & Time'?
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Lostprophets - 'Weapons' (Epic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 21 April 2012 04:30

weaponsMake a space in your collection for the fifth album from Lostprophets because, as Über Röck's resident pöp picker Röb Watkins sees it, the songs ensconced in the virtual grooves of this new release are Weapons of mass attraction. Click that ruby red link to discover why the Ponty massive are at the controls.....

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