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Tyketto – ‘Reach’ (Frontiers) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 10 October 2016 03:00

TykettoMention the name Danny Vaughn around Uber Rock HQ and The Dark Queen comes over all funny... but, we didn't know that bossman Mark Ashby was quite partial to a bit of Tyketto... well, we did, 'cos he's seen them live twice in the past 18 months (which is once more than his gorgeous missus) - and he's been getting positively excited about their new album to boot!  Click the link and bring the tissues...

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 09 October 2016 03:20

approved image lrgOur 'Video Of The Week' is proving a popular addition to the site. So, what piece of miniature musical cinematography has captured the imagination of UR head honcho Mark Ashby this week? Has he once more stayed close to home? Or has he ventured far and wide? Or has he thrown a curveball? Well, there's only one way to find out, and that's to click the clicky linky thingy...

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Dead End Drive In - Now Showing: ‘Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang’ Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Sunday, 09 October 2016 03:00

Anarchy cover croppedapproved smallThere is no doubting the significance the name Malcolm McLaren has in the development of modern music as we know it today.  Now, a new documentary seeks to get under the skin and look behind the story of the man - and, in many cases, the myth.  Does it succeed?  We sent our man Jason Palmer down to his local picture house, subbed him the price of a bucket of popcorn and an unhealthy fizzy drink and tasked him with answering that very question.  Click the link to find out what he thought of this latest dose of cinematic 'Anarchy!'...

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Opeth – ‘Sorceress’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 08 October 2016 03:00

opsorc550Over the past decade, Opeth have transformed themselves from one of the most innovative death metal bands of their era to one of the leading proponents of the modern prog genre... But, will their latest album find Uber Rock's Rich Hobson falling under the spell of their 'Sorceress'?  We know the answer already, and you can find out by clicking the ubiquitous link...

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HRH Doom vs Stoner – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 2 October Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 07 October 2016 20:00

Candlemass 1  HRH DvS II Sheffield2016After unwittingly finding himself in the middle of a piece of history on the first day of Hard Rock Hell's inaugural 'Doom vs Stoner' offering in Steel City, Uber Rock boss Mark Ashby dragged himself away from the combination of champagne and cheap lager - and a football match - to find out what surprises lay in store on day two of this very niche metal fest... Once again, thanks to our good friend Simon Dunkerley for providing the visuals to accompany the wordage...

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Wonk Unit – ‘Mr Splashy’ (TNS Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 07 October 2016 03:20

TNS055-Wonk-Unit-300x300Nev Brooks is one member of the Uber Rock crue who proudly declares himself to be a "Wonker"... no, we haven't swapped vowels, as we are talking about his decidedly unhealthy love affair with London punk rebels Wonk Unit.  Click the link to find out why our man is literally wonking all over the latest slice of vinyl into whose groove his needle is getting the action going...

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King 810 – ‘La Petite Mort or A Conversation With God' (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 07 October 2016 03:00

King 810 Petit Mort artworkKing 810 created shed loads of controversy when they released their debut album, 'Memoirs Of A Murderer', two summers ago.  Some of it resulted in negative publicity for the band, but most of it brought about rave reviews for said opus.  So, are they ploughing a similar path with its follow up?  Well, there's only one way to find out, and that's click on the link to read Nick Russell's thoughts:

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HRH Doom vs Stoner – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 1 October 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 06 October 2016 20:05

OrangeGoblin 2 HRH DvS II Sheffield2016As the Hard Rock Hell franchise prepares to mark its tenth anniversary, it also is branching out, with a raft of new festivals - starting with the inaugural 'Doom vs Stoner' event this past weekend in the appropriate surroundings of Steel City central.  Uber Rock head honcho Mark Ashby travelled across the Irish Sea to get into a suitably dank and gloomy mood - only to discover one or two surprises along the way... Our thanks to Simon Dunkerley for the photos.

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RavenEye-`Nova` (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 06 October 2016 03:00

Novacover500With latest single 'Madeline' having recently been chosen as Uber Rock's 'Video Of The Week', Rob Watkins delves deeper into the album that is 'Nova', the debut full length offering from blues wunderkind turned out and out rocker, and answers the question as to whether this particular guitar hero once again can find his star in the ascendancy...

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Beware Of Darkness - 'Are You Real?' (Bright Antenna Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 03:20

Beware Of Darkness artworkFollowing songwriter Kyle Nicolaides’ deeply personal last album, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes finds the Beware Of Darkness mastermind undergoing something of a re-birth on his latest offering.  Click the link to find out why our man agrees that this is an artist truly declaring "Forget who I was, this is who I am right now..."

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Bullet Proof Lovers – ‘Bullet Proof Lovers’ (Rum Bar Records/Ghost Highway Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 03:00

Bullet Proof Lovers artworkAny band who take their name from a Rich Kids song must be pretty cool and worth checking out, right?  Add in the fact that their album is released on not one but two labels which themselves bear "the stamp of quality" and you can understand why Uber Rock's Dom Daley declaring "all hail the Bullet Proof Lovers" and asking where's the party?  Well, it;s right here (if you click the link of course):

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Beach Slang – ‘A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feeling’ (Big Scary Monsters) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 03:00

Beach SlangJust like Marmite, Beach Slang are splitting the masses right down the middle: you either love ‘em or loath ‘em… Uber Rock's Dom daley? Well, he just loves em.  So, click the link to find out why our man is proudly wearing his Westerberg on his sleeve and declaring that if you like "some kids having it large with their brand of punk rock then you can do a hell of a lot worse than check out Beach Slang"...

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Rockspektakel – Hamburg, Rathausmarkt – 2 September 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Monday, 03 October 2016 03:40

05-RIVER-01Uber Rock's "Man-About-Europe" Colin Hunt defies fears of the implications of the Brexit on our ability to cover gigs on ye olde continent by screwing the exchange rate on his copy from Hamburg, where he was front and centre at the annual free festival that is the Rockspektakel, where he finds himself in the company of five highly entertaining acts.  Click the link to find out what went down on this particular night in the nominal home of the German heavy metal...

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Role Models / Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls / The Empty Page / Brandy Row – Camden, Black Heart – 10 September 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 03 October 2016 03:20

Role Models - Camden - ThumbnailRowdy London glunksters Role Models know how to tick all Uber Rock's boxes... and especially those of Dom Daley, who not only has been virtually ejaculating all over their new album, 'Forest Lawn', but also found himself struggling to keep his proverbial in his jockeys when he joined the rabid horde that packed into the legendary Black Heart for said release's official launch party... Click the link to find out why our man had trouble writing this review due to severe SFS (Sticky Finger Syndrome)...

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Joe ‘Desglose’ Maddox - The Breakdowns Print E-mail
Written by Joe ‘Desglose’ Maddox   
Sunday, 02 October 2016 03:20

Breakdowns thmbJoe ‘Desglose’ Maddox is the vocalist and guitarist with The Breakdowns, "a garage rock n roll band from Nottingham that has been knocking about for a few years" who reckon that "in a fair and just world, we’d be huge" but guess that "not everybody is ready for a return to low slung gutter guitar and tear jerking vocals".  Here, he picks 13 tracks that fit his own personal hitlist for that desert island we all dread being stranded on...

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 02 October 2016 03:00

approved image lrg 2013Only launched two weeks ago, our new ‘Video Of The Week’ feature has already proven extremely popular, and we have received literally dozens of submissions for consideration.  So, what has tickled bossman Mark Ashby's fancy this week? Click on the link to find out...

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