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Heavy Metal Kids - Tavistock, The Wharf - 13th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:00

HMKidslive86"I was only listening to U.D.O.," Uber Rock's Matt Phelps told the authorities when they turned up at his leafy cul-de-sac after reports of a man acting in a suspicious nature pointed in his air-guitaring direction. After being evacuated our man found himself at a loose end, so headed off to The Wharf in Tavistock to see some like-minded individuals - Heavy Metal Kids!

Heck - 'Instructions' (Npag Industries) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 29 February 2016 03:00

heckalbum300approved small 2013Who would've thought that red tape, rather than fiery red missiles would bring down Godzilla, even a Baby one? Forced into a name change, Baby Godzilla became Heck and, finally, unleash their debut album, 'Instructions', in a matter of weeks. Uber Rock's Rich Hobson loves it. Here's why.....

Ryan Hamilton - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 28 February 2016 04:00

Ryan H 2In just a next few days’ time US power pop sensation Ryan Hamilton will kick off a UK tour in support of his Uber Approved 'Hell Of A Day' album. To find out what lies ahead for you lucky ticket holders out there we asked Dave Prince to compile some searching questions for his favourite fanny pack lovin' humdinger of a musician…and this folks…is what happened next.

The Uber Rock Singles Club - February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley, Gaz Tidey & Johnny H   
Sunday, 28 February 2016 03:40

Hip PriestsFebruary may be the shortest month of the year but here at URHQ we’ve been swamped with quality 7” releases these past few weeks from the likes of The Dwarves, The Black Halos, The Hip Priests and Bloodlights and that’s just to name a few. We’ve had so many in fact that for the first time ever we had to assign three scribes to the feature just to get through everything. So without further ado hit the link to join Dom, Gaz and Johnny as they spin those black circles of delight.

Richie Ramone - Belfast, Voodoo - 12th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:00

Richie Ramone - Belfast 4Richie Ramone returned to the UK recently for a series of 12 live shows that showcased the best of his 2013 solo album ‘Entitled’ along with some choice cuts from his former employer’s back catalogue. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby caught the Belfast date of the tour and found plenty to get excited about. So, hey ho, let’s go, back to the Voodoo for a night of great live music.

Escape The Fate / New Year’s Day / Fearless Vampire Killers / Like A Storm - Hamburg, DE, Logo - 11th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Friday, 26 February 2016 04:00

Escape The Fate thmbIt all started with a rather innocent email exchange with Uber Rock HQ, then Colin Hunt suddenly found himself volunteering to be our resident scribe in Germany. Here he gets along to Hamburg’s Logo club to experience not only headliners Escape The Fate but also a UK band he’s been keeping a watchful eye on, namely FVK. So, hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

Anvil - ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 26 February 2016 03:00

AnvilCurrently on the road with Teutonic metal legend Udo Dirkschneider the equally legendary Anvil are promoting their all new album ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ a record that initially had Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland shivering his timbers. Why? Well hit the link and all will be revealed as Jim explains why this could be the band’s strongest album in quite some time.

Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 11th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 25 February 2016 03:00

Frank Turner thmbBack in December we caught up with Frank Turner as part of his ongoing tour in support of his ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ album. A few months on and he’s still on the road, albeit this time supporting his rarities collection ‘Ten For Ten’. In attendance at the Belfast date on this tour was Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

Danko Jones - 'Live At Wacken' (UDR) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 03:00

dankowacken500approved small 2013Released on CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray, and double vinyl, 'Live At Wacken' captures the live genius of Canadian greats Danko Jones at their 2015 appearance on the True Metal Stage of the famous North German festival. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey didn't hesitate when asked, "Do You Wanna Rock?"

Bob Mould - Cardiff, The Globe - 10th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 03:20

BM86reviewA UK tour from Hüsker Dü/Sugar man Bob Mould is certainly not to be sniffed at. Uber Rock's Dom Daley broke with convention and headed out on a school night to indulge in a Tizer or two in the company of a bona fide alternative music icon......

Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes / Wounds / Duellists - Belfast, Voodoo - 9th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 03:00

Frank Carter 1Whilst out on the road as part of the “sold-out” Kerrang! Tour Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes decided to slot in a few more intimate headline shows of their own along the way. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby was lucky enough to catch the carnage at Belfast’s Voodoo and in the process discovered this to be a band with one hell of a bite.

Anthrax - ‘For All Kings’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Monday, 22 February 2016 03:00

AnthraxFAKcover500So just how could NYC thrash veterans Anthrax follow up ‘Worship Music’, their barnstorming last album from 2011? Well let’s ask Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill shall we, because he’s been cramming on ‘For All Kings’ for the last week or so, and today he’s finally ready to pass his verdict. Hit the link then to find out if this one really is ‘Breathing Lightning’.

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Thunder - ‘All You Can Eat’ Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 21 February 2016 04:00

deadendthumb‘All You Can Eat’ is a Dead End Drive-In experience with a bit of a twist because along with the DVD/Blu-ray that documents the story of ‘Wonder Days’, Thunder's first studio album for 6 years, you also get a live album plus a live in-the-studio session album to make this a package to die for Thunder fans worldwide. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins is all ears and eyes for this baby.

Slipknot / Suicidal Tendencies - Belfast, SSE Arena - 15th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 20 February 2016 04:00

Slipknot Belfast 1“Be Prepared For Hell.” That was the warning that greeted Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby as he entered Belfast’s SSE Arena to witness the long overdue return to the city of extreme metal giants Slipknot. Also on the bill for this one legendary crossover act Suicidal Tendencies, also making a welcome return to Norn Iron. Hit the link then to join our man amidst the screams and the flames,…oh and of course, the circle pits.

The Cadillac Three / Whiskey Myers - Cardiff, Tramshed - 6th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Saturday, 20 February 2016 03:00

Cadillac 3 posterSaturday the 6th of February 2016 was a night of many firsts for Uber Rock’s Ian Bell. It was his first gig of the year, his first time in Cardiff’s all new state of the art music complex the Tramshed and his first time of seeing southern rockers The Cadillac Three headline a show. Hit the link then to find out what happened next via our intrepid scribe’s first review of the year.

Wolfmother - 'Victorious' (Universal Music Catalogue) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 19 February 2016 03:00

wolfvicWolfmother, well, Andrew Stockdale returns with 'Victorious', celebrating the tenth anniversary of the band, or name at least, in prime retro rocking fashion. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards took time out from a recent catalogue shoot to give the Australian outfit's new platter the once over.....


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