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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Ex Deo Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 12 February 2017 05:00

Über Rock Editor-in-Chief has been a lifelong student of classical history, and so, when it came to selecting the one video which had grabbed him by the balls this past week, there really was only contender. Yep, he’s getting truly epic on you this week, with the gargantuan ‘Rome’, the second single from the new concept album by Ex Deo:

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre – Mia Page (Mohawk Radio) Print E-mail
Written by Mia Page   
Sunday, 12 February 2017 04:30

MIaWhen ‘Shoot From The Hip’, the just-released debut EP from Mohawk Radio, first landed on the stereo system at Uber Rock it did just that – and blew us away in the process. One of the most impressive aspects of the four-track release was the vocals of Bermuda-born Mia Page. So, it seemed logical to find out a bit more about what makes this particular young lady tick by asking her to pick her selection of essential mixtape songs:

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The Uber Rock Interview: Joey Vera (Armored Saint) Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Sunday, 12 February 2017 04:00

010Über Rock’s Lindsey Appleton recently tracked down Joey Vera of Los Angeles thrashers Armored Saint to discuss their forthcoming live album and UK tour dates. You can read what he had to say for himself by clicking the heavy ass link to darkness:

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FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE: Vince Neil, Loverboy and Kix to headline Rockingham 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 11 February 2017 21:55

Rockin RobinFormer Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, Canadian AOR legends Loverboy and sleaze rock survivors Kix are to headline this year's Rockingham, which takes place at Trent University in Nottingham over the weekend of 20 - 22 October.  For full details of this year's line-up, click the link:

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The Distortion Project – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 4 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 11 February 2017 05:00

Two Tales Of Woe - Limelight 1It had been all so well planned. A typically busy weekend for UR’s owners… two days, two gigs, ten bands in all. But, then The Dark Queen caught a dose of the dreaded lurgy and, despite her most valiant of efforts, was forced to admit defeat and once again take to her bed, leaving Mark Ashby to soldier on and brave the pit alone at this, the latest fundraising effort in aid of Belfast’s premier heavy metal promoter:

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Saint Sapphire/Petty Youth/On Parole/The Bell Diver Spiders – Belfast, Voodoo – 3 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 11 February 2017 04:30

Saint Sapphire - Voodoo 3It was all planned. A typically busy weekend for UR’s Belfast team… two days, two gigs, ten bands in all. Simples really? Well, it was until herself caught a dose of the dreaded lurgy… leaving Mark Ashby all on his lonesome to brave the cold, damp Friday night air in search of some new (and some not quite so new) musical experiences:

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Bad Sam – Pontypool, Dragonfli – 3 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 11 February 2017 04:00

badsam6bHe’s at it again… Nev Brooks is back on the road to rock ‘n’ roll paradise, heading back to one of his favourite haunts to issue a rallying call to support live music played by real live bands… are you brave enough to answer him in the affirmative? Click the link to find out all about his latest (mis)adventures in the Über Rockin’ cause:

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Anthrax/The Raven Age – Birmingham, O2 Institute – 9 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 10 February 2017 20:48

Frank BelloAnthrax kicked off the first night of their landmark ‘Among The Kings’ tour in Birmingham last night. The shows see the legendary Noo Yawk thrashers marking the 30th anniversary of their ‘Among The Living’ album by playing it in its entirety, with the restof the set chosen by their fans – guaranteeing a pretty damn unique experience each and every single night… Our man Rich Hobson braved the madhouse to lay down the law on this opening show:

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Bash & Pop – ‘Anything Could Happen’ (Fat Possum Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 10 February 2017 04:30

Bash And Pop artworkInitially supposed to be released as former Replacements’ bassist Tommy Stinson’s new solo album, ‘Anything Can Happen’ has actually been issued under the long defunct but now resurrected Bash & Pop monicker.  Confused?  Well, the story has a few more twists and turns, as Dom Daley found out when he delved deep into the grooves of this particular rock ‘n’ roll record:

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Dead Witches – Ouija (Heavy Psych Sounds) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Friday, 10 February 2017 04:00

Dead Witches artworkLast week he was worshipping Satan. This time around, Jonni D is at the altar of yet more pagan activity, as he uncovers an album which he reckons might just be the perfect antidote for those pining for a dose of “down-tuned, blues based riffery” a la the now late Black Sabbath:

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Agnostic Front – ‘Warriors/My Life, My Way’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 09 February 2017 04:30

Agnostic reissuesNick Russell turns the clock back to the glory days of the NYHC scene and reflects on why, while the likes of The Crumbsuckers and Cro-Mags have fallen by the wayside over the past 30 years, Agnostic Front have successfully managed to keep the flag flying. Here, he re-appraises two of their latter day releases, which have just been given the box set treatment:

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Piano Wire – ‘Dream Underground’ (Hanging Houses Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 09 February 2017 04:00

Piano Wire artworkDom Daley admits that his head was fucked after listening to this debut full-lengther from the former Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster pairing of Sym Gharial and Andy Huxley. So much so that we had to send him to lie down in a darkened room and then despatch Uber Rock’s inhouse nurse to prescribe his medication… Click the link to find out how he got himself in such a predicament:

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Johnny Cage And The Voodoo Groove/Thee Manatees – Cardiff, 10 Feet Tall – 28 January 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:30

16265184 10210840466820597 6279046626366514074 nIt may have taken him a while to get his motor revved up, but the gigging machine that is Nev Brooks is back on the road again and once more hunting down the best live bands in the best venues. Click the link to find out what dystopian adventures he got up to when he went in search of some rock ‘n’ roll infused with ye olde voodoo groove:

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Heavy Tiger - 'Glitter' (Wild Kingdom) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:00

Heavy Tiger - GlitterBen Hughes has been touching himself very fondly at the prospect of being the first member of the Über crue to get his mitts on the second album from our favourite Swedish glam slam queens of noise. Did he get extremely excited or was it all a bit of a come down? Click the link to find out:

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The Broken Dolls – ‘Carillon Infernale’ (Tornado Ride Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 04:30

The Broken Dolls - Carillion InfernaleDom Daley reckons that this, the latest EP from Italian crue The Broken Dolls is so rock ‘n’ roll that it probably smells of leather. Well, it could be worse… it could smell of Florentine pig shit! Click the link to find out why it doesn’t:

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Temptation’s Wings – ‘Skulthor Ebonblade’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 04:00

Temptations Wings artworkFor his latest assignment, Über Rock sent Jonni D into the backlands of North Carolina to track down an old school metal band and unravel their tale of a legendary warrior meting out justice via the medium of… well, old school heavy metal. Was our lad borne away on the wings of temptation, or did he lay down his sword in ignominious defeat? Click the link to find out:

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