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NOI!SE - 'Pushing On' (Longshot/Step-1/Pirates Press) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 25 May 2012 04:00
NOISE_cover_thmbSeattle's NOI!SE may not be a household name right now, but their back catalogue has just been unleashed here in UK via the ever awesome Step 1 label/webstore, so we asked Johnny H to pick up the story of NOI!SE and find out if they might just be about to break big with the release of 'Pushing On' - a fifteen track lesson in Oi!/streetpunk par excellence - Well, that's what he told us anyway.....
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Gareth Vanstone - Serpentine, and Jules Millis - White Widdow - Interview Exclusives Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 25 May 2012 03:45

Serps_UK_Tour_thmbTonight in Sheffield three top class AOR bands play their first gig on a six date UK tour that looks set to bring the spirit of keyboard driven hard rock to a venue close to you.  Dave Prince caught up with two of those bands to find out all about the hottest AOR ticket in town, and why any self respecting fan of the genre should be dragging his or her spare parts over broken glass to attend one of these shows.

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Anvil - 'Plugged In Permanent' & 'Absolutely No Alternative', 'Speed Of Sound' & 'Plenty Of Power' (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:00
Anvil_thmbHe's back with yet another set of Anvil reissues to tell you about, yup URHQ's official metal pounder Jim Rowland is ready to review the masters of metal and the latest set of wilderness years albums to be given a makeover by SPV/Steamhammer. So will these albums turn out to be long lost classics of the metal genre? Our man has all the answers for you....
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The Cult - 'Choice Of Weapon' (Cooking Vinyl) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:30

the_cult'Choice Of Weapon' might have taken an age to get to us, might have been set for release in 2011 before being pushed back to May 2012, might have been produced by Chris Goss of Masters Of Reality and Bob Rock....but that might just have made for a long-awaited great album from The Cult. Dom Daley checks out the legendary band's ninth album, their first since 2007's 'Born Into This', and is pleased to announce that this should be your choice of album purchase.....

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The Howling/Peepshow - London, Islington, O2 Academy 2 - 10th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:00
hOWL_gIT_uBER_thmbWhen one of the UK rock scene's more "danceable" rising stars The Howling plays a budget priced gig in North London you can bet your bottom dollar that Ross Welford isn't going to be too far away from the action. When you also add in a support set from Scottish sleaze rockers Peepshow and a guest DJ set from The Mighty Boosh's Naboo, Ross The Boss will most probably already have his drinking horn behind the Academy's bar ready for the action to commence.
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Richard Marx - 'Inside My Head' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:00
Richard_Marx_thmb'Inside Your Head' is a rather neat idea from Frontiers Records; pulling together 4 new tracks and adding in a whole host of "lost era" digital-only tunes, to bring the more casual listener bang up to date with all things Richard Marx. Dave Prince is anything but casual when it comes to da Marx, and he's been right here waiting to review this 2 CD collection of mutli platinum selling songwriting!!!
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Firewind - 'Few Against Many' (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 03:30

firewind'Few Against Many' is the seventh studio album from Greek heavy metallers Firewind. Featuring the guitar slinging talents of current Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G, could this new album be the word? Jamie Richards was built to shred, throwing shapes as he pulled the Firewind ticket from the Uber Rock review bag. Read on for his metalli-thoughts.....

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Slash - 'Apocalyptic Love' (Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 21 May 2012 04:30

slashapocThe artist formerly known as Saul Hudson forgets all about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, forgets all about the future of Velvet Revolver, forgets all about the comedy act messing up your town pretending to be his former band, instead concentrating on 'Apocalyptic Love', his second solo album. With Alter Bridge warbler Myles Kennedy promoted from guest to frontman will this second album be as universally accepted as its self-titled predecessor? Rob Watkins raises a glass to its stadium rock majesty as he remembers that it's five o' clock somewhere.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jeff Dahl Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Dahl   
Sunday, 20 May 2012 05:00

jeffdahlmix86If there are around twenty six albums out there in this rock 'n' roll world bearing his name, and around a hundred 7" singles, we guess that Jeff Dahl is more than qualified to offer up his ultimate 13 song mixtape to Uber Rock. He's worked with The Angry Samoans, Nikki Sudden and Dead Boys' legend Cheetah Chrome among others since releasing his first single in the glorious year of 1977, now he is the latest victim of UR's Midnite Mixtape Massacre but, as he explains, 13 songs just ain't enough.....

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Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone (Abrams Image) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Sunday, 20 May 2012 04:30

commandothumbJohnny Ramone was, at the time of his death from prostate cancer in 2004, both revered as an artist in one of the most important bands to ever grace this rock 'n' roll world and criticised for his conservative political stance. Would 'Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone', edited from the legendary guitarist's memoirs by friend John Cafiero, finally give readers the answers to all the curious questions that the life of this Ramone threw up? Jamie Richards investigates.....

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Rush - 'Clockwork Angels' (Wea/Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:00
Rush_Clockwork_AngelsMay the 3rd 2012 may not rank as the most exciting day in most Uber Rockers' lives but for one of us it most certainly was a day to remember. Whisked off to Angel Recording Studios in North London for the afternoon Jim Rowland was there to hear Rush's new album "once" as there are no press previews other than this event. Here Jim plays the musical conveyor belt game as he tries to remember as much as possible about the album in just 505 words.
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Keith Morris - OFF! - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 May 2012 05:05

morris86He's fronted the Circle Jerks and Black Flag, now Keith Morris has created OFF! with members of such great bands as Redd Kross and Rocket From The Crypt. With their ferocious debut album released in the UK last week and a European tour with Trash Talk on the horizon Dom Daley caught up with Keith for another must-read Über Röck interview exclusive that could only be published on a Friday. Why? Read on for the many curious details.....

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Vicky Johnson - Winter In Eden - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 17 May 2012 05:00
Winter-in-Eden_thmbUK symphonic metallers Winter In Eden kick off their UK dates in support of their second album 'Echoes Of Betrayal' this weekend at the Sea Mills Community Centre in Bristol. Mark Ashby took the opportunity to catch up with the band's lead vocalist Vicky Johnson recently and whilst chatting about the album he got the chance to also savour some of the pre-tour excitement building within the camp. Click the link and find out more.
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Punkfest Weekend - Pontypool, Hog And Hosper - 5th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:30
Punk_Weekender_thmbSpread over three days at Pontypool's Hog And Hosper pub, Punkfest Weekend offered up...a festival of punk rock for anyone brave enough to step out into the monsoon-like weather conditions. With the prospect of catching the UK Subs and a whole host of other great bands on the Saturday Johnny H and Dom Daley put some conical studs in their sou westers and headed out into the rain. Read on to find out what happened next.....
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Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick and Mr. Dibs - Hawkwind - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:30
Hawkwind_thumbThe name "Hawkwind" is stitched into the very fabric of great British music. With the imminent release of the band's latest studio album, 'Onward', Jim Rowland took his chances speaking with band mainstay Dave Brock, drummer Richard Chadwick and bass player Mr. Dibs as they were tinkering in their studio. Would he get any sense from the guys? Well, read on to find out...
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The Great British Alternative Festival - Minehead, Butlins - 27th-30th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:00
Punk_Button_copyIn the first of two reviews online this week on Uber Rock involving our team spending lost weekends watching punk music, Fraser Munro ventures to the usually placid world of Butlins to discover what the inaugural Great British Alternative Festival has to offer. With the likes of The Damned, John Otway, Anti-Nowhere League and Wilko Johnson all playing he was going to be an uber busy Billy Bear that's for sure....
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