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God Damn – ‘Everything Ever’ (One Little Indian Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:00

God Damn - Everything Everapproved smallGod damn, Uber Rock's Rich Hobson loves God Damn. It's a love affair which has been going on for more than three years now... but will that affection deepen even more with the release of the band's new album, 'Everything Ever', at the end of this week, or will they be heading for the divorce courts?  We know the answer - and you can find out by clicking on the link...

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L7 / Treason Kings – Manchester, O2 Ritz – 10 September 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 03:20

L7-Ritz-1Our man Rich Hobson is often accused of being "stuck in the Nineties"... not that he's complaining, when he gets to relive his youth in the presence of the original Rriot Grrls, L7, on their recent return to the UK for the second time in just over a year.  But, was it just like it was three decades ago?  Click the link to find out what shapes our man threw at this one...

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Evergrey – ‘The Storm Within’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 03:00

Evergreyapproved smallSwedish metallers Evergrey initially were not planning to mark their 20th anniversary as a working band... but then they went and changed their minds and produced 'The Storm Within' - an album which, quite frankly, left Uber Rock's editor-in-chief Mark Ashby absolutely gob-smacked and hoping that this is not the end of creative force Tom Englund's "life plan"... Click the link to find out why our man in charge was almost reduced to tears by this truly epic creation...

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Sharks – Bedford, Esquires – 10th September 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Monday, 19 September 2016 03:20

Sharks - CroppedUber Rock's Martin Haslam may admit that he doesn't get to as many gigs as he'd like... but we're sure glad when he does, and especially when it's to catch up with a legendary act such as Sharks, on one of their rare live appearances...

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Jetboy - 'Off Your Rocker! - European Edition' (City Of Lights Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 19 September 2016 03:00

Jetboy - OYROf all the bands that came and went in the 80's glam metal heyday, Jetboy were one that gained more attention than most even before releasing their major label debut album... now, almost three decades later, they're proving they're among the genre's last surviving rebels, with the long-overdue physical release of their last EP now hitting our shelves.  Breaking out the hairspray is Uber Rock's very own Ben Hughes...

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Dead End Drive In: Now Showing: Toto – ‘Live At Montreux 1991’ (Eagle Vision) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:40

Toto - Live At Montreux artworkTwenty-five years ago, a stripped-down four-piece version of Toto undertook a string of festival shows, ahead of the release of their eighth studio album, 'Kingdom Of Desire'.  One of the dates was at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.  It proved to be iconic in more ways than one for the band, as it turned out to be one of their last shows with drummer Jeff Porcaro, who sadly passed away a few short months later... Now finally released on Blu-ray and DVD, Uber Rock's Mark Ashby was the one tasked with opening the popcorn and sitting back to enjoy the show...

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Goldray - 'Soulchild' Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:20

GoldrayThis week, Uber Rock starts a new feature, in which our new editor-in-chief, Mark Ashby, selects the best video to have tickled his horny old balls over the previous seven days... The honour of kicking off this new series falls to psychedelic rockers Goldray, featuring former Reef guitarist Kenwyn House.  Click the link to check it out and see if you agree that it's the coolest thing you'll see this week (well, maybe this morning anyway)...

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The Corporatisation of this thing called Rock ’N’ Roll – Don’t let money fool ya! Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:00

UR UmlautsIt wasn't like this back in my day... Uber Rock's very own self-confessed "grumpy middle-aged man", Nick Russell, returns to lament the state of the modern day music business, and how it seems to be all about "show me the money" - especially when it comes to bands buying their fans' affections... and emptying their wallets in the process!  But, is it all about corporate greed?  Click the link to read what our man has to say and see if you agree...

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Rob Carlyle - The Uber Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 17 September 2016 03:00

The Compulsions - Shock MeWhy wouldn't Uber Rock want to talk with New York rock and rolla Rob Carlyle? According to Uber Rock's Dom Daley, the last record 'Dirty Fun' was "all-killer-no-filler".  With the band subsequently having criss-crossed the USA to play east and west coast and having recently hooked up with a couple of ex Guns N Roses dudes, this was a good time for our man to grab the low down about all things Compulsions…

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The BIG Über Röck Interview: Mr Lordi Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 16 September 2016 03:00

Mr Lordi - Monstereophonic Close UpIt’s a very special day today!   Why? Well, any day that sees a new album emerge from the creative cocoon of those loveable Finnish monsters Lordi is a special one.  And so, as they release eighth studio album, ‘Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy)’ on an unsuspecting rock ‘n’ roll Überverse, our very own editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with Mr Lordi himself for a very personal and revealing chat about said opus, why they can't play half of it live - and how, at heart, the workaholic frontman is basically a "lazy bastard"...

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Smokey Fingers –‘Promised Land’ (Tanzan Music Group) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 15 September 2016 03:20

Promised Land - CoverFollowing his adventures in prog land, our very own good ol' boy Jim Rowland swapped his cape for his stetson and cowboy boots and went stomping around the backwoods of... er... northern Italy in search of some damn fine suvern boogie... Confused?  You won't be, when you check out what he has to say about this second album from a band who our man reckons might just be rebels by nature...

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King Crimson – Ayslebury, Friars @ Waterside Theatre – 5th September 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:45

King Crimson - Radical Action artworkProg legends King Crimson last week played two rare sold-out shows in Aylsebury to packed houses of admiring fans and friends. With other media outlets bemoaning the lack of press passes and ban on photography, our very own Jim Rowland donned his finest multi-coloured cape - specially pressed for the occasion - and braved his fear of vertigo for an evening that certainly wasn't a rock 'n' roll show but was "an unmissable masterclass in progressive perfection"...

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John Monday/Dirty Deelux - Abertillery, Dolls House - 9th September 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 03:00

Dirty Deelux posterIf there's one man here at Uber Rock who lives, breathes (and occasionally farts) our philosophy of tracking down and supporting the best in underground talent it's Nev Brooks.  Which is why he spends most of his Friday nights stalking the clubs of south Wales doing just that.  Check out what he got up to, and what he discovered, on his latest adventure by clicking the link...

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Raging Speedhorn – Kettering, The Prince of Wales - 13th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 12 September 2016 03:00

Raging Speedhorn Kettering poster - trimmedAs rejuvenated Corby bruisers Raging Speedhorn prepare to head out on the road again - this time for their first trip to the Emerald Isle in more than ten years - Uber Rock's Nick Russell casts his mind back to the beginning of the summer, and recalls the impact of a one-off low-key pub gig which helped set them up nicely for their subsequent tour... Click the link to find out what was thrown down...

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Wonk Unit / Pizza Tramp / Trigger McPoopshute / The Guntys – Pontypool, Dragonffli – 2nd September 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Neville Brooks   
Saturday, 10 September 2016 03:20

Wonk Unit Poster- CroppedFriday nite is party nite almost everywhere in the Uberverse, and not least in Pontypool, where, after proving that he most definitely has "a face for radio", our man with the party plan Neville Brooks dragged himself along to party central - aka The Dragonffli - for a triple header which he reckons could be a contender for his "gig of the year"...

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Hey! Hello! – ‘Hey! Hello! Too’ (Round Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 10 September 2016 03:00

Hey Hello TooTo say that the period leading up to the release of the second album from Ginger Wildheart's latest project, Hey! Hello!, was an eventful one would be something of an understatement on the par with all understatements.  It involved, of course, the band's singer quitting on the cusp of it's release, resulting in Ginger shelving the whole damn thing and starting over... Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is one of the few who has heard both versions of this sophomore effort... and here's his considered opinion on the outcome of the proceedings...

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