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Purple - 'Bodacious' (Play It Again Sam) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 01 April 2016 03:00

purplebodcover300approved small 2013Uber Rock's Ben Hughes fell in love with Purple, the insanely catchy Texan punks, when he saw them live last year. He loved (L-U-V) the band's debut album, '(409)', and thinks its follow-up is, wait for it, 'Bodacious'!!!

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The Quireboys / Hardcore Superstar / Pontus Snibb / The Texas Flood - Bristol, O2 Academy - 18th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 31 March 2016 03:00

spike86The 'HRH AOR on the Road' tour offered absolutely no AOR bands, but a slew of cool rock 'n' roll bands that every self-respecting Uber Rocker should be well versed in. With blowouts, band cancellations, a 10pm curfew, and a distinct lack of tickets sold, Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey found himself on a bitter sweet and twisted night out.....

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The Sisters Of Mercy / LSD On CIA - Hamburg, DE, Docks - 15th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 03:00

SOM TmbIt’s been over a quarter of a century since goth godfathers The Sisters Of Mercy last released any new studio material, but that certainly hasn’t stopped them from continuing to sell out venues worldwide. Here Uber Rock’s Colin Hunt squeezes himself into the rammed to the rafters Docks venue in Hamburg to catch a band he himself hasn’t seen in twenty years. Hit the link to find out what happened next.

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American Head Charge - ‘Tango Umbrella’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 03:00

AHCAmerican Head Charge cancelled their UK tour, that should be taking place right now, to promote their fourth studio album due to “unfortunate, but personal circumstances” something that left Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins (amongst many others we’re sure) very disappointed indeed. You see, ‘Tango Umbrella’ is a record our new born modern metal man simply can’t get enough of. So, hit the link to find out why…..

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Lita Ford - 'Time Capsule' (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 28 March 2016 03:00

litafordtimecapsuleLita Ford returns with 'Time Capsule', a throwback album aimed at fans still in love with the eighties. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey finds a guest-star-studded record not exactly full of unreleased material as advertised, but one that still sounds like it contains the biggest eighties pop metal hits that you never heard.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley, Martin Haslam & Johnny H   
Sunday, 27 March 2016 04:00

jesse malin harcore feeling iiWith Record Store Day 2016 fast approaching, The Uber Rock Singles Club has one final review purge of the 7”, 10”, 12” and (shudder) digital singles we’ve been sent these past four weeks. At the decks this time around are; Dom Daley, Martin Haslam and Johnny H and amongst the bands they will be covering you’ll find the likes of; Jesse Malin, Dead On The Wire, Toilet Boys Featuring Boy George plus many, many more. Hit the link then for your monthly vinyl injection.

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Cheap Trick - ‘Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello’ (Big Machine Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 26 March 2016 03:00

Cheap Trickapproved small 2013Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins might have reimaged himself as a modern metal man but he always loved a bit of powerpop, and none more so than the work of Rockford based godfathers of the genre, Cheap Trick. So, when a copy of ‘Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello’ the band’s seventeenth studio album made its way to Uber Towers there was only ever going to be one man up for the review, Here our intrepid scribe runs through the album track by track. Question is; “are you ready to rock?”

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Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions / Skurvi / Born To Destruct - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 11th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 25 March 2016 01:00

Spunk thmbThree bands with three new albums to plug and eight special shows showcasing the very best of STP Records. The venue for the opening night? The Dolls House Abertillery, and on hand to capture the live action from Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions, Skurvi and Born To Destruct was Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins. Hit the link to truly ‘Release The Beasts’.

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Exodus / Lost Society / Chaos Trigger - Cardiff, The Globe - 11th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 24 March 2016 03:00

Exodus PosterThe first few months of 2016 have been something of a delight for fans of live heavy metal music, with VFM triple band bills touring the whole of the UK and this: the most extensive UK headline tour EVER from Bay Area veterans Exodus. With the tour hitting Cardiff’s excellent Globe venue Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton was quick to snap up his ticket for a lesson in old school musical violence. Hit the link to find out what happened next!

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Machine Head: ‘An Evening With’ - Cardiff, University Great Hall - 10th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 03:20

MH 1Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins is a spirit reborn in 2016, he’s once again the “metal maaaaaan” here at URHQ and things certainly don’t come much more metal than the mighty Machine Head. Our intrepid - horn throwing - scribe was lucky enough to get a ticket for said band’s recent ‘An Evening With’ tour of the UK and this is what happened when the show hit Cardiff University.

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Shotgun - 'Live - Down Decadencia Drive' (Livewire/Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:00

shotguncover500Original Shotgun Messiah members Zinny J. Zan and Stixx Galore reunited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their former band's debut album, using the name Shotgun and recruiting a couple of the violent newer breed of Swedish cock rockers to back them. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey takes a trip down Decadencia Drive, via Bop City, to hear the band's upcoming live album.....

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Saxon - 'Eagles And Dragons' box set (Demon Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 21 March 2016 03:00

saxon-eagles-dragons-ltd'Eagles And Dragons' arrives later this month, a nine-album box set that collects the albums that British heavy metal legends Saxon released between 1990 and 2009 and presents them on audiophile 180gm vinyl. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps recently spoke to Biff Byford about this new release, now he has his own say.....

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Bruce Thomas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 20 March 2016 04:00

bruceint86Bruce Thomas was the bassist for the Attractions, the band formed around Elvis Costello in 1977. In his new book he gives the full story of his tempestuous times with "The Singer" so there appeared to be no better time than the present to catch up with the legendary bass player to get the lowdown on his written works, his musical career, and Operation Yewtree.....

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The Bar Stool Preachers - ‘Blatant Propaganda’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 19 March 2016 03:00

BSP COVER thmb approved small 2013‘Blatant Propaganda’ is the name of the highly-anticipated PledgeMusic-funded debut album by Brighton-based ska-infused punks, The Bar Stool Preachers. Somehow Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks has managed to get a sneaky listen to said record well in advance of it actually being released, and here wants to share with us a record that he is calling “the party album of 2016.”

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The Struts - 'Everybody Wants' (Polydor/Interscope Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 18 March 2016 03:00

strutscoverAfter supporting Mötley Crüe and the Rolling Stones on their way to becoming one of the buzz bands in the US, Derby's The Struts now see their 2014 debut album revamped and re-released, with five brand new songs added to its tracklisting. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes loved the original version of the album, now he loves it even more.....

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FD4 - 'The Last Of The Rock And Roll Bastards' (G.O.S.H. Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 04:00

FD41686approved small 2013FD4, or Fukdust 4 to give them their birth name, won the fabled EP of the Year accolade when Uber Rock's 2015 year end lists were published last December. Now, the band, featuring members who have played with the likes of UK Subs, Wolfsbane and Drongos For Europe, unleash their debut long player. Dom Daley meets 'The Last Of The Rock And Roll Bastards'.....

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