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Tyla J Pallas - ‘From Dust To Diamonds’ (King Outlaw) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 10 January 2014 03:00

Tyla DustWhen a new CD from Tyla J Pallas turns up here at URHQ we have to admit we tend to get just a wee bit excited. This new 7 tracker from the man continues in the theme of his critically acclaimed ‘Charmed’ album of late 2013, although with it being a ‘fans only’ type release we’re not even sure if we should be reviewing it. Johnny H picks up the story of how you can get your copy, but be quick or you might just miss out on something very special indeed.

Heart - 'Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 03:00

heart fanaticlive CD smSet for release next month on CD, DVD and Blu-ray via Frontiers Records, 'Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum' finds Seattle legends Heart showcasing their latest studio album amid a show littered with classic songs from the band's back catalogue. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds Nothin' at All to dislike.....

The Sick Livers/Hacksaw/Deadbeat Deluxe - Newport, Le Pub - 28th December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 03:00

Ginge thmbWow! What a year 2013 was for those doyens of glunk rock par excellence The Sick Livers, with UK tours, a critically acclaimed single and album and then this their “Sold Out” launch party for said album’s release on glorious vinyl. Darrel Sutton managed to get himself a ticket for said show and reports back from the beer soaked trenches on a night no one is about to forget any time soon.

Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions - ‘Self Titled’ EP (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 03:00

SVATE EPapproved small 2013Whilst the world awaits the third studio album from Dirt Box Disco, the band’s masked guitarist has been hard at work on this the debut five track EP from his side project Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions. Johnny H cops a load of what’s on offer and comes away stinking of man glue. Yet its musical bukake time once again as the king of punk rock choruses returns to warp our fragile tiny little minds. Take it away H Bombz….

Supersuckers - 'Get The Hell' (Acetate Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 06 January 2014 03:00

supersuckersgetthehellcoverSupersuckers, the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World," return with a long-awaited new studio album, 'Get The Hell', and a helluva reputation to live up to. Uber Rock's Dom Daley gets the record the hell onto his turntable in the hope that he's about to hear some classic Supersuckers sounds.....

Marco Mendoza - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 05 January 2014 03:30

URTV thmbDuring December 2013 Black Star Riders played just about every place in the UK there is left to play in support of their critically acclaimed debut record, ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’. Here at Uber Rock we respect tours of this nature, not least because they really are proper UK tours. So to best sum this up Mark Ashby caught up with the band’s bassist Marco Mendoza on the last night of the tour in Belfast to discuss how 2013 was for the guys and what lies ahead in 2014.

Andy Burton, Mark Duffy & Steve Todd - Toranaga - Uber Rock Interview‏ Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 05 January 2014 03:00

toranaga-coverIn 1990 Toranaga were on the brink of a massive breakthrough. Signed to a major label, and support slots with the likes of Saxon, Manowar and Venom meant things were looking good for the Yorkshire-based thrashers. But luck was not to be on their side and the band slid into a decline of label apathy and internal conflict before finally splitting in 1992. But last September the reunited band released a great new album, 'Righteous Retribution'. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with the band's three original members for another must-read interview exclusive.....

Tyla J Pallas & Friends - London, Borderline - 21st December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 January 2014 03:00

tyladec201386Does this man really need an introduction? Tyla J Pallas had a helluva year in 2013, reuniting the classic line-up of The Dogs D'Amour and releasing a ton of great new solo material. Uber Rock's Dom Daley caught up with Tyla (and friends) as he saw out a vintage year with a special night at the Borderline in London.....

The Urban Voodoo Machine - Hereford, Wild Hare Club, Lyde Court - 20th December 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 02 January 2014 03:00

UVM thmbIt’s a known fact that The Urban Voodoo Machine do not do ordinary gigs, case in point this last adventure Nev Brooks set out on just before Christmas in the quest for a “local-ish’ Gypsy Hotel event set in the countryside of Herefordshire. Strap yourselves in for the ride of a lifetime as Sterling Brooks speeds down country lanes in search of the red and black event of the year. Will he ever find Lyde Court though?

Imperial State Electric - 'Reptile Brain Music' (Psychout) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 03:00

ISE Reptile Brain MusicFinally released here in the UK this month the third studio album from Imperial State Electric comes wrapped in the mysterious newspaper headline of a reptile to human brain transplant success story. What are we talking about? Why it’s ‘Reptile Brain Music’ ladies and gentlemen and here to explain exactly what that sounds like is Johnny H.

Über Röck's Albums of the Year 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 00:01

Uber2012lists86It's what many have been waiting for, Über Röck's Albums of the Year 2013: the main players from ÜRHQ picking their Top 20 albums of the year, and then having their choices scored and number-crunched until a definitive Top 20 from the collective ÜR Massive was compiled. Is your favourite album on the list? Should your favourite album be on the list? Who won? All questions answered with a simple click of the mouse.....

Über Röck's Gigs of the Year 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 03:00

Uber2012lists86End of Year lists at the end of the year: seems pretty simple really, eh? But no, it seems that awards and plaudits are handed out whenever certain publications and digital denizens feel like it....generally around festival time when the 'surprise' winners just happen to be in the UK ready to collect their awards. Funny that. You won't get any of that at Uber Rock: no, we're happy to go against the grain and actually have our end of year lists at, wait for it, the end of the year. Today, we present to you the favourite gigs of the Uber Rock Massive from 2013.....

Jizzy Pearl - 'Crucified' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 December 2013 03:00

jizzycoveruseapproved small 2013'Crucified' was set to be released as the new six-track mini-album from Love/Hate but, with the threat of legal action from a former band member looming, it now appears as a solo release from frontman Jizzy Pearl. Uber Rock's Gaz E tries to get to the bottom of it all, to a backdrop of some great new music......

Vintage Concert Bill: Black Sabbath & Blue Öyster Cult - August 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 22 December 2013 04:00

sabsboc86Those of you excited at the prospect of seeing Black Sabbath live this December bow down to Bill Lindsey. The Impaler frontman saw Black Sabbath on Ronnie James Dio's first US tour with the legendary metal act, on the 'Black and Blue' tour also featuring Blue Öyster Cult; a tour that not only hit arenas, but also cinemas! Read all about it here in the final Vintage Concert Bill of 2013.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Andy Burton - Toranaga Print E-mail
Written by Andy Burton   
Sunday, 22 December 2013 03:30

toramix86One time thrash contenders Toranaga released their major label debut, 'God's Gift', back in 1990 but almost instantly the band started to derail, sadly grinding to an unpleasant halt in 1992. Fast forward to 2013 and Toranaga are back on track and ready for a fresh fight with the brutally fantastic 'Righteous Retribution'. Uber Rock wanted to find out what musical foundations lay beneath the band's thundering core so we tapped up bassist Andy Burton for his ultimate thirteen track mixtape...

No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: December Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 22 December 2013 03:00

joblogdec86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes, via her monthly 'No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit' blog, writes of the quest for an alternative Christmas number 1 in 2009, even though the warring musical acts actually belonged to the same massive corporation - sound familiar?


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