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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 200 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 31 March 2014 02:00

album86200! What a milestone! For two hundred weeks Uber Rock has gifted you good people the majesty of the finest cover art in the history of eyes via the award-winning feature, Album Cover Of The Week. To celebrate this monumental event, emphasis on the mental, we have gone down the classic route for exhibit 200.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Acey Slade - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Print E-mail
Written by Acey Slade   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:00

aceymix86Acey Slade needs little introduction. After playing in bands such as Dope, Amen, Murderdolls, and his own outfits, Trashlight Vision and Acey Slade & the Dark Party, he now finds himself playing bass guitar for one of the most iconic rock 'n' roll bands out there, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Uber Rock handed Acey a C90 and asked him to compile his ultimate 13 song mixtape.....

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Grand Magus - London, Camden Underworld - 16th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 29 March 2014 03:00

grandmagus thmbWith a certain scribe engaged elsewhere playing cowboys, just like on that legendary T Shirt immortalised by Sid Vicious, Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland jumped at the chance to take his place at the Underworld to witness the mighty Grand Magus debuting live tracks from their recent ‘Triumph And Power’ album. So was it a night of death to false metal? You betcha!

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The Damned - Belfast, Feile an Earraigh - 14th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 28 March 2014 03:00

damned belfast thmbGoing to see a gig in a tent temporarily erected in the car park of a former Leisure Centre sounds like something straight out of a work of fiction, especially when you find out that headlining said show is The Damned. But as the Uber Rock elders set off to watch the same said band playing at Butlins this weekend we turn the spotlight on Mark Ashby for a review that perhaps no one was expecting.

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Love/Hate - Sutton In Ashfield, The Diamond - 15th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 03:00

jizzylive86With Jizzy Pearl putting Love/Hate to bed after a lengthy UK tour, Uber Rock just had to catch a show to say goodbye...which proved easier said than done. Luckily, Ross Welford found himself in cool venue The Diamond alongside a rabid horde of Love/Hate fans who said their farewells in classic fashion.....

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Magnum - ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 03:00

MagnumUber Rock’s Michael Anthony loves UK pomp rock stalwarts Magnum – FACT. So when it came to looking for someone to review the band’s latest opus ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ there was only one man fit for the job. So what will our man make of the latest in a flurry of studio releases from a band who just like a fine red wine seem to be getting better with age? Hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Tyla J Pallas - 'Nights of the Balladmonger - Live MMIV’ (King Outlaw) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 03:00

Tyla thmbThe first of Tyla’s trio of new releases has finally arrived at URHQ and as our very own Johnny H couldn’t make any of the trio of 2013 acoustic shows that go to make up the 'Nights of the Balladmonger - LIve MMIV’, we thought we’d confuse the hell out of him by asking him to review this set. Will Uber Rock’s sleaze rock Time Lord spot the Roman numeral linked faux pas? The answer is but a mouse click away.

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Steel Panther - 'All You Can Eat' (Open E Records/KLS) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 24 March 2014 03:00

steelpantherallyoucaneatcoverSteel Panther, the comedy hair metal band beloved of those with little clue about music, return with a new album, 'All You Can Eat', filled with their typical brand of schoolboy humour and second hand riffs. Uber Rock's Gaz E came home early from a cover band gig at his local rugby club to check it out.....

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Inger Lorre - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 23 March 2014 03:00

ingermix86Leading up to the release on Record Store Day of a limited edition 7" featuring two new tracks, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with Inger Lorre to find out what she's been up to during her self-imposed exile from the music business. More importantly we wanted to get to the bottom of what happened to The Nymphs and what we can expect from her and her band in the near future. So for the answers to all these questions, and the lowdown on her friendships with the likes of Henry Rollins and Jeff Buckley, read on.

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 34 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 22 March 2014 03:00

URradio86At the end of Episode 33 of The Uber Rock Radio Show a certain member of the UR massive was offered the chance to create his own murderess metal road show by selecting the entire playlist for Episode 34. Regrets, we've had a few.....

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The Peckham Cowboys/The Bleedin’ Noses - Crumlin, The Patriot - 14th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks & Johnny H   
Friday, 21 March 2014 03:00

PCthmbHaving released one of the Uber Rock albums of the year so far with their ‘10 Tales From The Gin Palace’ opus, The Peckham Cowboys were back in Wales last week looking to follow up the highly impressive album with a suitably impressive live show. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was on call at the Crumlin show and what he found was a band living out the rock ‘n’ roll dream, whilst Nev Brooks picks up the support band The Bleedin’ Noses. Read on to find out more.

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KXM - 'KXM' (Rat Pak Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 21 March 2014 02:30

KXMcoverWhat happens when you take the K from Korn, the X from King's X and the M from Lynch Mob? Well, you get KXM of course, the new band featuring dUg Pinnick, George Lynch and Ray Luzier. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checked out the band's debut, self-titled album, and was not disappointed.....

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Gus G - ‘I Am The Fire’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 20 March 2014 03:00

Gus GAssembling a stellar cast of musicians around him for his debut solo album Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne six string shredder Gus G proudly unleashes ‘I Am The Fire this very week’. Johnny H sweats it out for Uber Rock as he sits through a dozen tracks featuring the likes of Mats Levén, Jeff Scott Soto, Michael Starr, Jacob Bunton and many more, but will our man be able to stand the heavy metal heat? Click the link to find out more.

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Toseland - ‘Renegade’ (52 Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 03:00

TL Renegadeapproved small 2013Former Double World Superbike Champion James Toseland is about to release his debut album, the rather aptly named ‘Renegade’. He may label what he does ‘biker rock’ but we here at Uber Rock know what quality melodic rock sounds like when we hear it, so who better to ride pillion on this release than Dave Prince? The Uber Rock Approved emblem might just give away what our man thinks of this album, but this one even surprised the Uber elders. Click the link to find out why.

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The Hip Priests/The Sick Livers/The Setbacks - Bristol, Stag And Hounds - 7th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 03:00

Hip Priests Bristol thmbBack on the road just a few weeks after declaring they were off to write the Uber Rock Album Of The Year, those loveable rapscallions The Hip Priests returned to the live stage for the first of a series of shows with their (bummed to death) chums The Sick Livers. Also on the bill for the opening night of the tour in Bristol were The Setbacks and Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks just had to be there to sample the night’s mischief.

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The Terraces - ‘The Season So Far’ (Rebel Sound Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 17 March 2014 03:00

Terraces Seasonapproved small 2013With a critically acclaimed debut album and a follow up EP already in the trophy cabinet, what have Melbourne bruisers (and avid footie fans) The Terraces got in store for us with ‘The Season So Far’? Well how about 11 cuts from those releases and an all new one in the shape of ‘Perfect Company’ pressed up on lovely coloured vinyl. Johnny H slips on his vintage Adidas Copa Mundials and prepares to get stuck in.

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