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Crazy Lixx - 'Riot Avenue' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 05:00

lixxriotSwedish sleazesters Crazy Lixx return with 'Riot Avenue', the band's third studio album, released by Frontiers Records. Ross Welford was the hair metal hero chosen to review this hot long player, but would this avenue turn into a boulevard of broken dreams? A cul-de-sac of shit? Read on to find out.......

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Tyketto - 'Dig In Deep' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Blakout   
Monday, 02 April 2012 05:25

TYKETTOFallen angels of the melodic rock apocalypse Tyketto return with their original line-up and their first album for eighteen years, courtesy of those fine folk at Frontiers Records. AORgonaut Matt Blakout went in search of the golden fleece o' rock as he got his teeth into 'Dig In Deep'......

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Killing Joke - 'MMXII' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 02 April 2012 05:15
Killing_Joke_MMXII_thmbProclaiming the year 2012 to be the "end of the world as we know it", are Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Paul Ferguson about to provide the perfect soundtrack to such an event with their latest album, 'MMXII'? Johnny H steps inside the weird world of Killing Joke to find out, whilst contemplating if everything as we know it today really is about to come to an end in some mayan style ascension?
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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Trick Or Treat' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 01 April 2012 04:30

deadendthumbAnother new feature debuts on Uber Rock today: Dead End Drive-In is dedicated to the visual aspect of this music we all know and love and Gaz E gets us started with a nostalgic look back at cult eighties metal movie Trick Or Treat, the Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons-starring flick that saw an iconic metal frontman brought back from the grave to wreak havoc on Halloween night......

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Giz - Obsessive Compulsive Print E-mail
Written by Giz   
Sunday, 01 April 2012 04:00

gizthumbWith an eight date tour of the UK starting this coming week we here at ÜRHQ felt that it was time to reconnect with the great Obsessive Compulsive. Giz, guitarist with the Manchester DIY mob, is the latest victim of Über Röck's Midnite Mixtape Massacre - read on as he talks us through his ultimate thirteen song mixtape......

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Unisonic - 'Ignition' Mini Album (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 31 March 2012 05:00

Unisonic_-_Ignition_Front_Cover_by_EneasFormer Helloween men Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen are now reunited in Unisonic. Will 'Ignition', the band's five track mini-album, go any way towards pleasing passionate fans of their former band? Damn right says Matt Phelps, aka Dr Nerd-Stein, as he goes ape and tells you, the humble reader, that listening to stuff like this ain't no crime.....

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Ministry - 'Relapse' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 30 March 2012 05:00
Ministry_thmbWith the amount of remix and covers albums coming out of the Al Jourgensen camp recently you'd be forgiven for thinking that 'Relapse' might actually be seen as being a touch pessimistic when it comes to the title of the new Ministry album. Surely things must be on the up with the band's first studio album since 2007's 'Last Sucker'? Ross Welford dives in to answer that very question and to find what the king of left field music is doing with himself in 2012.
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Tommy Victor - Prong - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Thursday, 29 March 2012 05:00

tommyvic86When Prong hit UK stages in May they will play their classic 'Beg To Differ' album in its entirety. What better time then for Über Röck's US vixen Kim Thore to catch up with Tommy Victor for yet another ÜR exclusive interview? Read on as Kim hounds her interview subject, finding out everything from his musical influences to the equipment he is about to use on tour.....

 

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Vain/Stala & So - Cardiff, Bogiez - 15th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 05:30
Vain_2012thmbBack in the UK promoting his 2011 album 'Enough Rope' Davy Vain and his all new "touring" version of Vain were about to visit Wales once again, this time no doubt hoping things would be a little less "icy" that on their previous visit. Fear not glam fans as David Whistance was on hand to witness the XXX live action in all its live glory. So you think you know all of Davy's secrets? Here's one that will floor you.
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Erik Chandler - 'Writing The Wrongs' (Brando Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 05:00

erikepBowling For Soup bass player Erik Chandler promised that his next solo work would echo some of the work of Nineties alt rock acts such as The Lemonheads. Does 'Writing The Wrongs', his new four track release, go anywhere near hitting that mark? We asked fellow master of the four string Rob Lane to listen up, and listen good......

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Kai Hansen - Unisonic - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:00

kai86What could be more exciting for Helloween fans than the prospect of former members Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen being reunited in a band once again? Well, rather than just ask one we actually sent one to meet Kai Hansen! Yes, Matt Phelps is that man fan and he quizzed Kai on his recruitment to Unisonic and just how it is to be working alongside Michael Kiske in a band situation again. Read on for yet another awesome Über Röck interview exclusive......

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Dio - 'Holy Diver', 'The Last In Line' and 'Sacred Heart' Deluxe Editions (Universal) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 26 March 2012 04:30
Holy_Diver_thmbDio - a band so great he got his mother to embroider their logo on his denim jacket. Jim Rowland picks up the story of the spiritual rebirth of an already legendary rock singer and his impact on the emerging US crossover rock/metal market in this review covering the just released 2CD expanded editions of Dio's first three studio albums. We'll say no more other than \m/ \m/
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Ryan Waste - Municipal Waste/Volture - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:30

RyanJim1Since their formation back in the early noughties Virginia's Municipal Waste have kicked against the conventional metalcore tide by plying their trade in the far less hip thrash/hardcore crossover arena. Convert to the art of partying Jim Rowland met up with the band's guitarist Ryan Waste recently to find out exactly why the band refuses to be "trendy", why they recently changed record labels for a 'Fatal Feast' and what Ryan's heavy metal side project Volture is all about. 

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3 Inches Of Blood - 'Long Live Heavy Metal' (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:00

3inchesThere's little messing about when it comes to album titles like this one: 'Long Live Heavy Metal'. Canadian metal warriors 3 Inches Of Blood return with an album full of no frills but high thrills NWOBHM influenced ear bludgeoning and pounding metal. That's right, we, and Ross Welford, can't stop mentioning the word 'metal' - read on to find out why......

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Diamond Dogs - 'Set Fire To It All' (Legal Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 23 March 2012 04:00

diamonddogs86approved_small_2012Righteous rock 'n' roll collective the Diamond Dogs return with an incendiary new album that features the likes of Dan Baird, Ryan Roxie and Spike from The Quireboys guesting all over it. Dom Daley was the sweet li'l rock 'n' roller entrusted with telling you fine people about just how fine an album 'Set Fire To It All' really is.....

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People On Vacation - 'The Carry_On' EP (Brando Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 22 March 2012 04:30
POV_thmbEveryone loves a good holiday, and here at Uber Rock HQ we thought our hard working scribe Rob Watkins could do with a well deserved vacation, however he wasn't getting away that easy as the only thing we had in mind was to get him to check out Ryan Hamilton and Jaret Reddick's new duo, People On Vacation. Let's just be thankful he loves the CD, and ummm say no more of this....
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