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Babylon A.D. - 'Lost Sessions / Fresno, CA 93' (Apocalypse Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 06 June 2014 03:00

babADcoverBabylon A.D. - that's a blast from the past, right?! Uber Rock's Ross Welford is kokk rokk to the kore and he can't stop backflipping over the return of a band who famously provided Robocop with his own Shaft-style theme tune. Kinda. This new disc releases some long lost songs that have resided in the hair metal archives for over two decades - dare you listen?

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Buzzcocks - 'The Way' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 03:00

buzzcockswayuse'The Way', the ninth studio album from the legendary Buzzcocks, was funded via a PledgeMusic campaign, pledgers given access to the album months before it goes on general release. Uber Rock's Dom Daley put his money where his mouth is and got the album early doors. Hit Read More to find out if this is, in fact, The Way to do it......

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Prince & 3rdEyeGirl - Leeds, First Direct Arena - 23rd May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:00

princelive86Remember when Kerrang! got a load of shit for putting Prince on its cover back in the day? In further proof that Uber Rock does whatever the fuck it likes we give today's front page up to Prince without a care in the world. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was first in line to get a ticket to one of the purple one's rare UK shows and was not disappointed as he watched a bona fide musical legend stun with a born-again love of the guitar.....

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Unisonic - 'For The Kingdom' EP (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 03:00

unisonickingdomepcoverUnisonic, the band featuring Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen, Dennis Ward, Mandy Meyer and Kosta Zafiriou, precede the release of their second album in August with 'For The Kingdom', a six track EP featuring a couple of brand new tracks. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps entered the kingdom, horns aloft, denim cut-off throbbing with the promise of high octane metal.....

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Rival Sons - 'Great Western Valkyrie' (Earache) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 02 June 2014 03:00

rivalsonsvalkcoverIt took a while for 2014 to come up to speed, album-wise at least, but now it's taking great strides and stockpiling impressive album releases at every turn. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out 'Great Western Valkyrie', the third album from Rival Sons, a record that promised much and, as our man discovered, pretty much delivers.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jeff Williams - Onslaught Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Williams   
Sunday, 01 June 2014 03:00

Jeff ThmbNext month UK thrashers Onslaught hit the road with Artillery and Hatriot in what is being called the ‘Thrash Invasion 2014’ tour. So to mark this occasion we thought it would be a cool idea to ask Jeff Williams bassist in Onslaught to put together his very own Midnite Mixtape Massacre centred around what he listens to whilst on the road. Jeff being Jeff this feature comes with a special twist, as in he’s given a whole iPod’s worth of stuff to get through rather than just a C90. Hit the link to find out more.

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 39 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:30

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show walked the 39 steps to hair metal heaven on a warm night in Brynmawr Rock City. Episode 39 of the audio velvet spin-off from the website to excite featured new music from the likes of Prima Donna, Mongrel, The DeRellas, CJ Wildheart, States And Empires, Vietcong Pornsurfers, and Peter Pan Speedrock alongside classic cuts from Demolition 23, The Plasmatics and more. Oh yeah, and Shitfucker.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Cheap Trick - Budokan Tour - 21st July 1979‏ Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:00

CTBill86Continuing to make all Uber Rockers jealous with his vintage concert reviews, Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary US shock rockers Impaler, returns with a tale of seeing Cheap Trick in the late seventies, still revelling in the success of their lauded '...at Budokan' live album. Hit Read More...and prepare to turn green with envy.....

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Nine Inch Nails/Cold Cave - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 21st May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 30 May 2014 03:00

NINcardiff86What could possibly warm the cold shivers of an Uber Rocker threatened by the thought of a visit to an arena show? How about the stunning lightshow that Nine Inch Nails now play in front of...and behind as it happens? Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the Cardiff show of the band's six date UK tour, their first for six years.....

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Peter Pan Speedrock - ‘Buckle Up And Shove It!’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 29 May 2014 03:00

PPSRDutch punk ‘n’ rollers Peter Pan Speedrock return with their first studio record in four years and a new record label in Steamhammer/SPV, also home to the likes of Nashville Pussy and Supersuckers. ‘Buckle Up And Shove It!’ then is an album that sees the Speedrockers right in the thick of it with their label mates and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out, they might have just come out on top.

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Lit/Blame/Electric River - Bristol, Fleece - 18th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 03:00

litlive86Lit brought their 15th anniversary tour of platinum-selling second album 'A Place In The Sun' to the UK and Uber Rock's Gaz E was first in line to get a ticket. This show was never going to make him completely miserable, though he couldn't guarantee the lyrics that precede that line.....

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Jon Spencer Blues Explosion/Miraculous Mule - Bristol, Thekla - 17th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 03:00

BXthmbFresh from a session at the world-famous Daptone Studios in Brooklyn recording their first new material since 2012’s ‘Meat And Bone’ album, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion once again set sail for Europe, bringing with them a curse of ancient rhythm & blues to a generation who perhaps didn’t fully realise the NYC trio had been doing this thing long since before The White Stripes and their ilk jumped on their coat tails and became millionaires in the process. Popping along to our fave local venue (that’s also a boat) Uber Rock’s Johnny H was “V” excited about this one. So click the link and join in the fun.

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Kory Clarke - 'Payback's A Bitch' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 26 May 2014 03:00

korypaybackcoverapproved small 2013Warrior Soul frontman Kory Clarke returns...but as you've never heard him before. 'Payback's A Bitch' finds the Space Age Playboy doing things, musically, that you'll never have thought possible. Uber Rock's Gaz E raises an eyebrow but, ultimately, a glass to one of the few true mavericks left on this rock 'n' roll planet.....

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Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Scott Lee Andrews - Exit_International Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews   
Sunday, 25 May 2014 03:00

Exit thmbNext weekend Welsh noisy bass-tards Exit_International will be unceremoniously smashing the Purple Turtle’s head in as they unleash musical hell during their mid-afternoon slot at this year’s Camden Rocks festival. We asked singer and bass player number one Scott Lee Andrews to put together his ultimate mixtape to help get him, Fudge and Adam in the mood for total annihilation, This is what he came up with….

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Badger - ’Time Will Tell’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 24 May 2014 03:00

Badger-Time-Will-Tell-176pxIf you can stop staring at the album sleeve of ’Time Will Tell’ for a minute, you might be surprised to find that the Badger who has put his name to said platter is none other than Extreme bassist Pat Padger, and this in turn is his debut PledgeMusic funded record. Throw into the mix the production/song writing genius of Bleu and Uber Rock’s Russ P is one excited little bunny. Click the link to find out why.

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The Bermondsey Joyriders/The Phobics/The Witchdocktors - London, 100 Club - 9th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 23 May 2014 03:00

BJ thmbTo celebrate the release of their third album the rather appropriately titled ‘Flamboyant Thugs’, The Bermondsey Joyriders decided to take over London’s legendary 100 Club for one night only complete with a strong supporting cast and a bizarre dance troupe by the name of The Action Men. The eagle eyed Jim Rowland joined the party and got down and got with it especially for Uber Rock.

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