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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2015 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 7th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:00

BOA ThmbUntil a few weekends ago Uber Rock’s Nick Russell had never sampled the delights of the UK’s largest independent heavy metal festival Bloodstock Open Air. That was all about to change though, and over the next two days you can join him and his snapper stepson David as they delight in the likes of Re-Animator, Overkill and many many more top turns. Now hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that….

The Bones - 'Flash The Leather' (People Like You Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:00

thebonesleathercover500approved small 2013Uber Rock's roving hornsman, the Brno-based Craggy, was so disappointed when he listened to the new Backyard Babies album that we had to cleanse his rock 'n' roll spirit with an album from a Swedish band that actually has a pulse! The Bones 'Flash The Leather' on their first album in three years, and our man is saved!

Pentagram - ‘Curious Volume’ (Peaceville Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:20

PentagramLegendary American heavy/doom metal band Pentagram reunites with Peaceville Records for their new studio album, ‘Curious Volume’ and on hand to check it out for Uber Rock is Jim Rowland. Hit the link then to find out why our man has dubbed this one “a great album from a great band”.

Chris Cornell - 'Euphoria Mourning' (USM) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:00

euph500Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell released his debut solo album, 'Euphoria Morning', in 1999, but always felt that it was lacking... something. That something has been restored as the album is now being reissued in remastered form, and on vinyl for the first time, under its original title, 'Euphoria Mourning'. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, usually putting the 'X' in Sex, now puts the 'U' in Mourning.....

Backyard Babies - 'Four By Four' (Gain) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 24 August 2015 03:00

BYB4After a five year hiatus, Sweden's Backyard Babies return with 'Four By Four', a nine track album that Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks will divide fans - those who think they have to like it, and those brave enough to admit that it is totally devoid of, erm, highlights....

Dennis Dunaway - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:00

Dennis Dunaway smRuss P carefully dusts down and unfolds his copy of Schools Out then sits cross-legged at his resultant little cardboard desk. His homework?… Imagine if you were to talk to one of your heroes from the Alice Cooper Group, what would you ask him? That’s the Billion Dollar question….

Uber Rock at Rebellion Festival 2015 - Nic Austin & Mat Sargent - Chelsea - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:00

Chelsea new album coverAhead of their Pavilion stage Saturday night headline performance at Rebellion 2015 Chelsea bassist Mat Sargent and guitarist Nic Austin took some time out to chat with Uber Rock’s Johnny H about the outstanding ‘Saturday Night Sunday Morning’ album, their upcoming 40th anniversary due in 2016 plus much, much more. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that…..

Rebellion Festival 2015 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 8th & 9th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:00

Rebellion R thmbUber Rock’s Dom Daley and Johnny H continue their review of Rebellion 2015 via perhaps the most extensive coverage you will find anywhere in the world! Here Double Danger reviews the Saturday headlined by a DJ thanks to The Boomtown Rats being …well The Boomtown Rats really and H Bombz continues a noticeable trend by missing Sunday night headliners Less than Jake. Hit the link to join them on their punk rock mission of discovery.

Motörhead - ‘Bad Magic’ (UDR) Print E-mail
Written by Lee Kendrick   
Saturday, 22 August 2015 03:00

MotorheadMuch has been said about Motörhead’s recent live performances, some have declared the shows to be amongst the bands best whilst others have stated that the band should retire. So with all of this in mind we wondered what ‘Bad Magic’, their 22nd studio album would sound like? Uber Rock’s Lee Kendrick, a lifelong fan of the band, investigates….

Rebellion Festival 2015 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 6th & 7th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Friday, 21 August 2015 03:00

Rebellion R thmbKicking off our coverage of Rebellion 2015 Dom Daley picks up the Misfits headlined Thursday night whilst Johnny H manages to totally miss Friday night headliners Sham 69 trying to get into a nightclub. Don’t worry though it wasn’t all kiss me quick hats and sticks of rock as our intrepid scribes watched more bands than some might consider (in)humanly possible. Hit the link to relive all the magic of the world’s very best punk rock festival.

Buckcherry - 'Rock N Roll' (F-Bomb/Universal Music Group) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes,   
Friday, 21 August 2015 02:59

Buckcherry RNRSo is the new fucking album from muthafucking Buckcherry album out to-fucking-day or fucking what? Well, Uber Rock’s Ben Hughes has a copy of 'Rock N Roll' and he certainly wants to share it with you, in all its potty mouthed glory. Has our intrepid scribe Got Wood for this one? You betcha!

Misfits/JD & the FDCs/Creeper - Bristol, Motion - 4th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 20 August 2015 04:00

misfitsstatic86Legendary horror punks the Misfits brought their 'Static Age' tour to the UK, the iconic album being played in its entirety. With support from uber-faves JD & the FDCs and the hotly-tipped Creeper, this promised to be something special. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey got down with the hybrid moments and horror business in general....

The Tubes - Bristol, The Fleece - 3rd August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:00

Tubes4Touring the UK as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations San Francisco based shock rockers The Tubes popped into one of Uber Rock’s favourite Bristol venues to play a sold out show just a few weeks back. This was a show Johnny H had been waiting over a decade to witness and yet it was one he also almost missed out on getting a ticket for. Hit the link to find out why…...

Glitter Trash / Hobgoblin / The Guntys / Trigger McPoopshute (Lounge) - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 2nd August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 03:20

Poster thmbThe first in a series of Kickass Klub Nites at Abertillery’s legendary Dolls House music venue took place just a few weeks ago, in the, erm, afternoon. Headlining proceedings were Detroit glunk rockers Glitter Trash on their way to a possible show-stealing Rebellion 2015 appearance. Stage front and centre and on reviewing duty for Uber Rock for this one was Mr Ian Bell. Ding Dong!

The Urban Voodoo Machine - York, Fibbers - 1st August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 03:00

UVMyork1586After the deaths of two much-loved band members, The Urban Voodoo Machine would be excused for perhaps having an off-night or two, but, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes found at York's Fibbers, for this band it's like a New Year's Eve party every night.....

Radkey - 'Dark Black Makeup' (Little Man Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 17 August 2015 03:00

radkeydarkcover500approved small 2013If the pressure of following up a slew of well-received EPs and singles was on St. Jospeh, Missouri's Radke brothers then it certainly hasn't showed. 'Dark Black Makeup', the debut full-length album from Radkey, is, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovered, quite remarkable.....


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