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Deep Purple - London, Roundhouse - 16th October 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 03:00

DP thmb28 years on from their triumphant return to the UK live stage, Deep Purple are now a radically different band to the one that many Uber Rockers first witnessed. Long gone is the man in black, Ritchie Blackmore, and more recently under more tragic circumstances the band also lost the legendary Jon Lord. But with a new album in the shops and this tour to promote it, Jim Rowland asks ‘Now What?!’

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H13: Tor Abyss - Lucifer Star Machine Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 02:00

H13thumb2013Day 11 of Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween and Tor Abyss, frontman of Lucifer Star Machine, is next on the chopping list. If you think the band's new album, 'Rock 'n' Roll Martyrs', is brutal, then you're never gonna make it through the following 13 questions. Science created them, now Tor Abyss must destroy them.....

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Bad Religion - 'Christmas Songs' (Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 28 October 2013 03:00

badreligionchristmassongscoverBad Religion, lauded punk rock band with its infamous "crossbuster" logo, releasing an album called 'Christmas Songs', featuring reworkings of eight traditional seasonal hymns? That's gonna leave a mark, right? Uber Rock's Gaz E ponders whether this long player is a cracker or an unwanted gift.....

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H13: Kraven Morrdeth - Evil Scarecrow Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 28 October 2013 02:00

H13thumb2013We're into the horrific home straight, All Hallow's Eve will soon be upon us. But first, the tenth victim of Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween, Kraven Morrdeth, bass player with heavy metal infidels Evil Scarecrow. Forget the Dark Night of the Scarecrow, this is a terror beyond your worst nightmare.....

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Nightmare Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Rob Lane - Straight To Video Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 27 October 2013 04:00

laneymixhalloween86We wanted a special mixtape to run with our Halloween-themed features this weekend so we asked Rob Lane to forget about the 13 other bands he's in and get his Straight To Video head on. STV, if you don't already know, have produced the EP of the year, so who better than the movie soundtrack-obsessed svengali behind the project could pick a mixtape full of songs from horror movies? That's right, nobody!

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Vintage Concert Bill: Ozzy Osbourne - 'Diary Of A Madman' tour - January 1982‏ Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 27 October 2013 03:00

ozz2Although busy for the entire month of October with Impaler's 30 Halloweens tour, Bill Lindsey couldn't leave the loyal (and royally jealous!) fans of his Vintage Concert Bill feature to go hungry. No, the frontman of the legendary shock rockers turned this month's article in early, after promising an insane retro account to fit in with Uber Rock's spooky theme. Ozzy, on the Madman tour, two months before Randy Rhoads died? Bill, you're spoiling us.....

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H13: Mickey E.Vil - The Mugshots Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 27 October 2013 02:00

H13thumb2013With a bandname inspired by an Alice Cooper album, Italian dark rockers The Mugshots only went and nabbed the Coop's famed producer Dick Wagner to arrange, co-write, and play guitar on their latest EP. The band's frontman Mickey E.Vil becomes the latest victim of Uber Rock's horrific 13 Days of Halloween....

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Dregen - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 26 October 2013 04:00

Dregen LeapWhen Dregen released his debut solo record just a few weeks back he surprised a hell of a lot of people with the record’s diverse sound and pop sensibilities, not least Uber Rock’s long time Backyard Babies nut Johnny H. So who better to chat with the glunk guitar god regarding what helped make this album quite what it is, than our man with Dregen art hanging from his living room wall. Oh and while your about it want to know what’s up with Backyard Babies? Read on to find out all the answers.

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Brijitte West - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 26 October 2013 03:00

brijittemixthumbThe re-release of San Dusky's 'The Americana Dream' gave Uber Rock the excuse (like we ever needed one!) to catch up with the leading lady of glunk rock, Brijitte West. Gaz E caught up with Brijitte to find out all about that EP reissue, and couldn't help asking about her about NY Loose, the Desperate Hopefuls record and more. Well, you'd be disappointed if he didn't, right?!

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H13: Dai Joseph - The Sick Livers Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 26 October 2013 02:00

H13thumb2013Glunk rock ne'er-do-wells The Sick Livers are teaming up with Uber Rock to release their 'Motors, Women, Drugs, Booze & Killing' album on vinyl later this year, and if that's not horrible enough, how about the band's bass player, Dai Joseph, their very own Melvin Junko, becoming the latest victim of our 13 Days of Halloween? Read on...at your own risk.....

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Onslaught/Master - London Highbury Garage - 12th October 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 25 October 2013 03:00

onslaught thmbWhen veteran UK thrashers unleashed their sixth studio album (cunningly entitled ‘VI) just last month they sent sonic shockwaves through the scene with a nine track blast that pretty much redefined the term ‘thrash metal’ in 2013. Question is could they also pull this off live? We asked Jim Rowland to pop along to the London date on the band’s ‘Slaughterfest’ European headline tour, and this is what he found.

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H13: Russ Cullis - Deathbullet Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 25 October 2013 02:00

H13thumb2013Day 7 of Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween, and it's a Friday dieday as Russ Cullis, vocalist with South Wales ear-troublers Deathbullet, gets ready for the band's long-awaited album launch by watching a monster truck-load of horror movies and (house of) waxing lyrical about them. Think once, think twice.....think DIE!!!!!

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Dirt Box Disco/Bad Sam/The Blunders/Hacksaw - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 11th October 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:00

DBD thmbOver the last few years running The Dolls House music pub in Abertillery, owners Jammy and Carl have harboured a dream, that dream being to see their venue ‘Sold Out’ and packed to the rafters with happy smiling people all out to do one thing, enjoy great original live music. That dream finally came true the other weekend as Johnny H explains right here. “Hooray Hooray its Dirtbox Day!”

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H13: Jules Millis - Tigertailz Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 24 October 2013 02:00

H13thumb2013Looking for Day 6(66) of Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween to get a little trashier? Then how about we let Tigertailz frontman Jules Millis loose with the butcher's dozen of questions? Earning his horror stripes with his stint in Australian shock rockers The Deadthings, Jules likes his gore from the days of yore; the '80s to be exact...our favourite time period, period.....

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Annihilator - 'All For You', 'Schizo Deluxe' & 'Double Live Annihilation' Reissues (UDR) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 03:00

doublelivecoverFollowing on from the release of universally-acclaimed new album, 'Feast', Annihilator find three albums from their back catalogue reissued by UDR. Who else could we get to travel back in time atop a metal chariot to check out these re-releases but Uber Rock's Matt Phelps? Hit the link for more.....

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H13: Matt Hall - Fell On Black Days Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 02:00

H13thumb2013This is a dark day, a black day; Day 5 of Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween digs up the diseased, decaying thoughts of Matt Hall, guitarist with South Wales bruisers Fell On Black Days, and full-on horror nerd...just the way we like 'em. This murderous metal mofo knows his onions, and bobbing apples, his answers to UR's 13 questions set to chill your blood.....

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