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Raven - London, Camden, The Underworld - 25th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 07 November 2015 03:00

ravenexcover‘ExtermiNation’ might sound like the ideal title for an album by the Daleks, but it is in fact the title of the latest release from NWOBHM stalwarts Raven. Hitting the road in support of said opus Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland just had to be at one of the dates to experience it all. Here he checks out the band live at The Underworld, hoping to get Wiped Out.

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Killing Joke/Asylums - Cardiff, University, Y Plas - 25th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 06 November 2015 03:00

KJthmbHaving witnessed the band play a scorching set at this year’s Hellfest, Uber Rock’s Johnny H seemed happy enough to give the opening night of Killing Joke’s 'Pylon' tour a miss, even when it was in one of his favourite (as in one of the only ones left) Cardiff venues. Then out of the blue he got some news of a competition win, and his plan for a quiet night in watching Bergerac re-runs went up in smoke. “Asteroid!”

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Wolfsbane - Tavistock, The Wharf - 23rd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 03:00

wolfrockcoverThe smile on the face of Uber Rock's Matt Phelps as he fell asleep on the floor of his bathroom said everything about how happy he was that the mighty Wolfsbane played a gig on their October tour so close to his home. Gig of the Year? Our man thinks this could be the Gig of the Century!

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Glenn Hughes / Jared James Nichols - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 22nd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:00

Glen HughesWith both Black Country Communion and California Breed now seemingly nothing more than faded memories for the ‘Voice Of Rock’, otherwise known as Glenn Hughes, it was back to the solo career path this time around as he hit the road ably assisted by Doug Aldrich and Pontus Engborg. Also on the bill for this tour was the insanely talented Jared James Nichols, whilst in the audience at Belfast’s Limelight 2 was Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

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Delain - Birmingham, The Institute - 23rd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 04:00

delainthumbAll those at URHQ were worried when Steve Beebee informed us that he was about to be institutionalized; turns out he was simply heading to The Institute in Birmingham to catch a date on the UK tour from Dutch outfit Delain. Read on to discover why this band is the equivalent of the man with the van who can fix just about anything......

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Junkyard - Spain, Murcia, Garaje Beat Club - 13th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Fawkes   
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 03:00

Junkyard Poster thmbNick Fawkes has been reading Uber Rock pretty much since day one, so when he contacts URHQ and tells us he’s got a bit of an exclusive for us, we know he’s not yanking our chain. Here our intrepid part time scribe catches up with the mighty Junkyard as they play a few dates in Spain, the rest is all uber rock ‘n’ roll history in the making.

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Chastain - 'We Bleed Metal' (Leviathan Records/Pure Steel Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 02 November 2015 03:00

chastainwebleedmetalLast year's 'Surrender To No One' saw three original members of Chastain reunited, including returning vocal legend Leather Leone, but, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovered, the aptly-titled 'We Bleed Metal' is the album that truly signals the classic power metal band's resurrection....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre: The Sequel - Derek Philpott Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 01 November 2015 03:00

Derek thmbThe last time pensioner Derek Philpott tried to compile a Midnite Mixtape for us he only managed a paltry ten songs before he was tempted away by a new episode of Posh Pawn. Today, with his book 'Dear Mr. Kershaw - A Pensioner Writes’ available on Amazon, he tries to do what only a select few have done in Uber Rock history - compile a second mixtape. Will he actually make it to thirteen songs this time? Hit the link to find out.

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Vintage Concert Bill: White Zombie - November 1995 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 31 October 2015 03:30

billzomb86It's Halloween every day for Bill Lindsey, frontman of veteran US shock rockers, Impaler! He's still got a few tricks (and treats) up his sleeve, though, detailing for your reading pleasure this All Hallows' Eve a 1995 live spooktakular from White Zombie!

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Deathgasm Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 31 October 2015 03:00

deadend86Searching for an Eighties throwback of a gore-drenched horror flick that is solely about how heavy metal can summon up the most malevolent of forces this Halloween? Then look no further, Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey says, than New Zealand's finest export... Deathgasm!

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Slave Raider - 'Take The World By Storm' & 'What Do You Know About Rock 'n Roll' reissues (Divebomb Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 30 October 2015 03:00

slavestorm300The pair of Slave Raider reissues from Divebomb Records are so incredible that Matt Phelps couldn't stop punching the air long enough to pen a review. Finally, courtesy of a post-Wolfsbane gig lie-down, our man tackles the deluxe pairing of 'Take The World By Storm' and 'What Do You Know About Rock 'n Roll' and, yeah, loves them!

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Dirtbag Republic - 'Dirtbag Republic' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 29 October 2015 03:00

dirtbagcover300approved small 2013Man, this is the kind of album that Uber Rock was created to spread the word about. Dirtbag Republic have links to the Canadian Pretty Boy Floyd and Vancouver's Grandma Moses and their aim is to take you back to your sleaze rock roots while keeping you relevant. UR's Ben Hughes finds a self-titled album that sounds like Hanoi Rocks and D Generation trading punches with the Stones and Cheap Trick. You know how this is gonna end, right?!

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H13: Scott Lee Andrews (Exit_International) & Ginger Wildheart Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews & Ginger Wildheart   
Thursday, 29 October 2015 02:00

scotth1386Exit_International play their last ever gig at Ginger Wildheart's The Nightmare Before Halloween this weekend, so we asked Scott Lee Andrews to have a final fling with our H13 Q&A. Desperate for one last classic horror double bill, Scott brought along the main man, Ginger Wildheart, for a splitting-up spooktakular.....

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The Professionals / dragSTER / Healthy Junkies - Bristol, The Fleece - 13th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 03:00

Professionals tmbPlaying their first shows in something like 33 years The Professionals were back in live action recently to promote the release of a 3CD retrospective. This time around though legendary ex Pistol Steve Jones was missing from the line up, leaving drummer Paul Cook, bassist Paul Myers and guitarist Ray McVeigh to find a new frontman…one Tom Spencer. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was at the gig before the first gig, and this is what he made of it all.

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(An Evening With) Devin Townsend - Bristol, Trinity Arts Centre - 10th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 03:00

DevinTownsend thmbDevin Townsend has always been something of a musical maverick, so for his most recent jaunt around the UK he decided to fly solo and play only venues with a spiritual connection. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins caught up with the man at his Bristol date, at the rather splendid Trinity Arts Centre, a venue that looks like a church but actually isn’t. Confused? Well, hit the ‘Read more’ link and all will be explained.

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Skindred - ‘Volume’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Monday, 26 October 2015 03:00

dredvolumeapproved small 2013What’s that coming over the hill? Why it’s Uber Rock’s Ian Bell shirt off doing the Newport Helicopter. He’s ecstatic because he’s got his copy of ‘Volume’ the sixth studio record from Welsh ragga metallers Skindred and right here he’s gonna tell you all why you need a copy in your life too.

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