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Machine Head/Darkest Hour/Heart Of A Coward – Nottingham, Rock City - 17th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 03:00

Machine Head ThmbUber Rock’s Nick Russell was like a kid in a heavy metal candy store when he realised that the mighty Machine Head were due to return to his beloved Rock City as part of an eleven date/three band bill, and almost 20 years to the day after he first witnessed them make their UK debut in the very same venue. Okay Devil You Know may have had to pull out of the tour but with Darkest Hour and Heart Of A Coward on the undercard this really was going to be a night to remember.

Bonafide - 'Denim Devils' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:00

denimdevilscover300Swedish retro rockers Bonafide return with studio album number five, 'Denim Devils'. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to an album recorded almost entirely live in an attempt to capture the celebrated spirit of a Bonafide show, and thinks Pontus Snibb and Co. have pulled it off.....

Prima Donna - 'Nine Lives And Forty-Fives' (Alive Naturalsound) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 03:00

PrimaDonnafortycover300approved small 2013Uber-approved glunk rockers Prima Donna return with 'Nine Lives And Forty-Fives', a new album featuring a trio of choice cover tunes and a few of the band's previously released singles. Uber Rock's Dom Daley knows that we've heard some of this record before but doubts that we'll hear many cooler for the rest of the year.....

Napalm Death - 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' (Century Media Records) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 02:00

apexcoverapproved small 2013'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' is the fifteenth studio album from Napalm Death and one that Uber Rock's Darrel Sutton thinks is essential listening. Think that Napalm Death are still churning out sub-ten second grind blasts? Then you're an idiot. Hit the link and Sutton will explain all.....

Hawk Eyes - 'Everything Is Fine' (Red Vole) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 26 January 2015 03:00

HEfine86approved small 2013Leeds noisemongers Hawk Eyes return with studio album number three, 'Everything Is Fine', crowd-funded via a PledgeMusic campaign and given an official release in February. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens and thinks everything is far from fine... it's fantastic.....

Vintage Concert Bill: Rolling Stones - 29th November 1989 - 'Steel Wheels' tour Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 04:00

Billstones86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey is back with his first Vintage Concert Bill article of 2015, and what a way to start the year: Bill tells us about how he was in the right place at the right time to score eighth row tickets to see the Rolling Stones at one of two sold out shows at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis in November 1989. More must-read retro rock 'n' roll on Uber Rock, the website to excite!

The Dirty Youth - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 03:00

dirtyyouthint86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins caught up with Danni Monroe, Matt Bond and Leon Watkins from The Dirty Youth to get the lowdown on their upcoming second album, 'Gold Dust'. Thing is, though, Watkins was so taken with Danni that he actually forgot who answered what from his little black book of questions. First person to work out who answered what wins a prize - a night out in Bethcar Street.....

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 55 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:30

URradiothumb2014The gloriously shambolic Uber Rock Radio Show returned for its 55th show at the ghost town that is BRfm and brought with it at least a couple of exclusives - songs by The Hip Priests and Magic Eight Ball getting their first ever taste of glorious airplay! Brand new music from the likes of Danko Jones, Gallows, Halestorm, Bonafide, Straight To Video and Wednesday 13 rubbed shoulders with uber-cool tunes from The Empty Hearts, Watts, The DeRellas and more...

Frankie Whyte: Why Rock's Not Dead Print E-mail
Written by Frankie Whyte   
Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:00

frankie201486Uber Rock welcomes back Canadian cool kid Frankie Whyte, armed with another of her must-read hand-written blogs. Frankie wrote about Metallica and AC/DC for Uber Rock last year, now she returns with her thoughts on the recent claims that "rock is dead" - we all know it's not, and here's more reasons why.....

Lenny Kravitz/Rival Sons - London, Wembley SSE Arena - 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 23 January 2015 03:00

Lenny ThmbA lot has changed since Uber Rock’s Nick Russell last saw Lenny Kravitz back in 1991, not least the venue he had to visit to see catch Mr Cab Driver live on his one and only UK date promoting the recently released ‘Strut’ album. Also on the bill for this one off date were retro rockers Rival Sons, so why not hit the link to join our man in an enormodone somewhere in North London.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Birmingham, LG Arena - 1st December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 03:00

Slash thmbWe asked Uber Rock’s Nick Russell to spend his December traipsing around the UK witnessing live shows in venues none of the rest of us at URHQ dare visit. First up on his trio of adventures he headed over to the LG Arena on the outskirts of Birmingham for some arena rock action in the company of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Click ‘Read More’ to do just that.

Venom - ‘From The Very Depths’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 03:00

Venom FTVDOHUber Rock’s Johnny H was lucky enough to twice witness black metal godfathers Venom live at the very peak of their career here in the UK. Now some three decades on he returns to the band that started his love of all this "noisy stuff" for a review of their fourteenth studio album, ‘From The Very Depths’. Hit the link to find out how this one stacks up against the band’s seminal early releases.

En Garde - ‘Weekenders’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 03:00

En Gardeapproved small 2013En Garde hail from South Wales and feature within their ranks ex members of Attack! Attack! and Kids In Glass Houses. With the impending release of ‘Weekenders’ Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton is convinced the band are about to unleash one of the best albums of year even though we are less than a month into 2015. To find out what is so very special about this as yet relatively unknown band hit the muthafuckin’ link punks.

Butch Walker - 'Afraid Of Ghosts' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 19 January 2015 03:00

butchwalkerghostcoverapproved small 2013Released next month via Lojinx (in the UK, Dangerbird Records in the US), 'Afraid Of Ghosts' is the seventh full studio album from Butch Walker. Even though it was produced by Ryan Adams and features guest appearances from Bob Mould and Johnny Depp, Uber Rock's Gaz E finds this new album to be Walker's most personal yet.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Richard Jones - Fireroad Print E-mail
Written by Richard Jones   
Sunday, 18 January 2015 03:00

Rich ThmbTaking some time out from the writing and recording of Fireroad’s long awaited second studio album we cornered the band’s singer/guitarist Richard Jones and challenged him to pick the 13 songs that would make his ultimate mixtape. We think that the resulting compilation will surprise and enlighten, so hit the link to find out which tracks made the final cut along with the reasons behind his selections.

Papa Roach - 'F.E.A.R.' (Eleven Seven Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 17 January 2015 03:00

paparoachfearcoverPapa Roach returns with 'F.E.A.R.', the band's eighth full studio album, and one that signifies a "new dawn" for the Californian band. Yeah, another one. Uber Rock's Gaz E wonders what happened to a band that, despite its critics, used to have something of an edge about it.....


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