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American Head Charge - 'Shoot' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:00

AHCcoverAmerican Head Charge returns with the band's first new material for six years, the five track 'Shoot' EP. Uber Rock's Gaz E sets his sights on the extended player, finding plenty to raise a horned hand to, but also a curious choice of cover version sure to divide opinion.....

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CJ Ramone - 'Reconquista' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 08 July 2013 03:00

cj-ramone-reconquistaNow this guy shouldn't need an introduction....but enough about Uber Rock's very own bionic man Dom Daley, I'm talking about the legendary CJ Ramone! Going down the PledgeMusic route CJ has produced 'Reconquista', an album that our man says is a bonafide winner of a record.....

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Tony Wright - Terrorvision/Acoustic TV - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Sunday, 07 July 2013 03:00

tonythumbintTony Wright may well be known as the frontman of Terrorvision but, with the famed British band seemingly on hiatus, he has decided to go down the unplugged route and form a new outfit, Acoustic TV. On the eve of a UK co-headline tour with The Almighty/Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick, Tony found himself grilled by Uber Rock's number one Terrorvision fan, Craggy. Read on for the scoop on how this new project came together, and what exactly is going on with his other, more famous bands......

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Hard 'n' Heavy Fest 5 - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 22nd & 23rd June Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 06 July 2013 03:00

HnH86The Hard 'n' Heavy Fest returned for its fifth instalment, this time finding itself in the cool surroundings of The Doll's House in Abertillery Rock City for the first time. With both the heaviest and most hard rocking bands going head to head over a two day period, Uber Rock's Gaz E found plenty to keep his horns aloft.....

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Hellfest 2013 (Day Three) - Clisson, France - 23rd June 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 05 July 2013 03:00

Ghost thmbWith the third and final day of Hellfest 2013 boasting a stellar yet diverse line-up that included the likes of Ghost, Danzig (featuring Doyle), Cockney Rejects, Danko Jones and headliners Volbeat along with a whole host of other quality bands, would our likely lads on site be game enough for one final mammoth session of live music? Johnny H picks up the story of how our walking wounded just about managed to survive…with the help of plenty of cheese.

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Hellfest 2013 (Day Two) - Clisson, France - 22nd June 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 04 July 2013 03:00

Kiss thmbThe second part of our Hellfest coverage includes the real heavy hitter headliners of the weekend as KISS prepare to unleash their monster spider stage show on the people of France. Also on the bill were Witchcraft, Gallows, Accept, ZZ Top and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats plus the one band Jim Rowland and H Bombz both wanted to see more than any other…ummm…Krokus. Jim picks up the story of the day, one that once again proved to be full of surprises.

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Hellfest 2013 (Day One) - Clisson, France - 21st June 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland and Johnny H   
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 03:00

Twister Sister thmbWith the festival season now well upon us, the lure of a trip across the English Channel for this year’s Hellfest was too much for Jim Rowland and Johnny ‘I’m only going for the punk’ Hayward. So in the first of three updates from the festiva,l Jim describes our intrepid scribes trip over on the Thursday - whilst H Bombz picks up the first day of live action featuring amongst others, Sick Of It All, Hardcore Superstar, Twisted Sister and Def Leppard. Do you wanna get rocked?

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Vintage Trouble - York, Fibbers - 22nd June 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 04:00

VTliveyork86On tour in Europe as support to The Who on their Quadrophenia tour, Vintage Trouble have been filling that run's days-off with headline shows of their own. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes made the short journey to Fibbers in York to catch the band, alongside the TroubleMakers, some of the most loyal fans out there. This show our man's eighteenth time seeing the band in two short years - could it possibly be the best one yet?

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The Quireboys - 'Beautiful Curse' (Off Yer Rocker Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 01 July 2013 03:00

QboysalbumreviewuseArriving a week earlier than scheduled (and royally screwing up our plans!), The Quireboys return with 'Beautiful Curse', the band's seventh studio album. With pre-orders of the album selling out, and two band members leaving on the eve of release, the lead-up to this new album's appearance was interesting to say the least. Uber Rock's Gaz E, some quarter of a century after hanging out with the band while Yngwie Malmsteen widdled on a nearby stage, wonders if the record really is cursed.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Van Halen - St. Paul Civic Center Theater - 24th July 1979 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 30 June 2013 03:00

halen86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary US shock rockers Impaler, continues to amaze (and make us all jealous) with his vintage concert reviews. Don't believe us? Then just hit that link and turn green with envy as Bill talks us through a classic Van Halen show at the tail end of the sick Seventies. Their second album had been released earlier that year and Messrs Van Halen (x2), Roth and Anthony were on fire.....

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James Christian - 'Lay It All On Me' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Blakout   
Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:00

james christian coverFrontiers Records will release 'Lay It All On Me', the new solo album from James Christian, next week, so who better to cast a beady eye over it than AORsoul Matt Blakout, a sticksman who has actually toured as support to Christian's main band, House Of Lords? Scrunch-dry your hair, tune your keytar, and hit that link......

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Little Angels/Toseland - Cardiff, Solus - 13th June 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 28 June 2013 03:00

LA toby thmbWith Brit rock starlets Little Angels having called it a day for the second time just a few weeks back following their slot at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival, we now look back at one of the two warm up shows that led up to their swansong as Dave Prince steps through the doors of Cardiff University to say farewell to a hard rocking product of the working class.

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Neil Young/Los Lobos - Birmingham, LG Arena - 11th June 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Thursday, 27 June 2013 03:00

neilyounggigthumbIt's been a long time since Neil Young and Crazy Horse shared UK stages: for Uber Rock's Jamie Richards it appeared it wasn't long enough......for around half the show at Birmingham's LG Arena. Our man thinks that he saw both the worst and best performance of the year.....from the same artists.....at the same gig. Follow that Read More link to try to get to the bottom of that puzzler.....

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Tyla J Pallas - 'Devil's Supper: Electric Sitting' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 03:00

tyladevilelectricapproved small 2013Tyla J Pallas, legendary frontman of The Dogs D'Amour, promised fans that his last acoustic album would be followed by an electric version of the same set of tunes...and he hasn't disappointed. Uber Rock's Dom Daley pulls up a chair and sits down to eat at the Electric Sitting of the Devil's Supper and, boy, does he get stuffed.........

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The Who/Vintage Trouble - Belfast, Odyssey Arena - 10th June 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 03:00

The Who ThmbTonight The Who bring their ‘Quadrophenia and More’ spectacle to the city of Cardiff ably assisted by the always awesome Vintage Trouble. However as we couldn’t afford to pick up a ticket for all of us who wanted to go to this must see event here at URHQ, we instead sent Mark Ashby out on the 5:15 bus to Belfast dressed in his best zoot suit, to sample for us all, the second night of the tour. What would our ace face make of it all? Click the link to find out.

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Jane’s Addiction - ‘Live In NYC’ (Capitol/UMC) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Monday, 24 June 2013 03:00

Janes AddictionTaped at Terminal 5 in New York City in July 2011 for a special kick-off show in anticipation of their hugely disappointing (well it was for us) ‘The Great Escape Artist’ album, the wild beast that is Jane’s Addiction live was captured on ‘Live In NYC’ for the first time since their XXX Records debut. Nev Brooks takes a step back in time to review this all new live record in a way that only a lifelong fan can.

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