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Doro - 'Raise Your Fist' 30 Years Anniversary Edition (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:00

doro30thcoverDoro Pesch's 2012 album 'Raise Your Fist' gets re-released in a double disc Anniversary Edition that celebrates three decades of the Metal Queen, the second disc featuring rare covers of the likes of Metallica, Led Zeppelin and Ronnie James Dio. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps loves (L-U-V) Doro, and that isn't about to change any time soon, especially with excellent releases like this.....

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California Breed - ‘California Breed’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 28 April 2014 03:00

California Breedapproved small 2013Rising from the ashes of Black Country Communion, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham hooked up with 23 year old New York guitarist Andrew Watt to begin the California Breed. Linking up with Rival Sons producer Dave Cobb to capture a dozen tracks (thirteen if you have the special edition of the album) for their self-titled album Uber Rock’s resident long time Hughes fan Johnny H initially worried “if this was just going to be more of the same?” Click the link to find out baldylockz all important verdict on ‘California Breed’.

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Jack Black - The Boys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 04:00

JB5 thmbAfter God knows how long, The Boys have finally reconvened in the studio to deliver one of the year’s most hotly anticipated albums. An album that looks set for release this summer if everything goes to plan. So why exactly are this UK band still so revered? Uber Rock’s Dom Daley was offered the opportunity to fire a few questions at the band’s original drummer and keeper of the band’s photo albums and scrapbooks recently.  So sit back pour yourself a drink and let Jack Black tell you how it was from the engine room of one of the UK’s finest rock and roll bands.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Priya Panda - Diemonds Print E-mail
Written by Priya Panda   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:30

priyamix86'The Bad Pack', the 2012 album from Canadian rockers Diemonds, is a regular visitor on the death deck at URHQ, so we thought it would be a good idea to ask the band's vocalist, Priya Panda, to copy us her ultimate thirteen song mixtape...but she must have run out of C90s and only had a C120 left, as thirteen just wasn't enough! Another must-read, must-listen entry in Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Motörhead - Tour Of The Colonies, Riverflat Jam - May 25th 1981 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:00

motorheadbill86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary US shock rockers Impaler, returns with the April entry of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill feature, this month detailing the Riverflat Jam of 1981 where, alongside the likes of 38 Special and Ozzy's Blizzard of Ozz, he saw Motörhead for the first time. Read all about how Lemmy, Philthy and Fast Eddie blew the P.A. and made the evening news!

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Chuck Ransom - Chuck Norris Experiment - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:00

ransom-chuck-norris-experiment thmbWith the release of the new album ‘Right Between The Eyes’ it’s fair to say that Sweden’s Chuck Norris Experiment have raised a few eyebrows around URHQ with a lot of people tipping it as a strong contender for the Uber Rock Album Of The Year, and that’s about the size of it really. So we asked Dom Daley to catch up with Chuck Ransom the band’s frontman and mainstay to find out all about their upcoming first visit to the UK due this June, plus a whole lot more.

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LostAlone/Verses/The First/One Way Street - York, Fibbers - 15th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 25 April 2014 03:00

lostaloneyork86With a highly-anticipated new album, 'Shapes Of Screams', fresh out of the traps LostAlone headed out on a UK headline tour, stopping off at Fibbers in York, where Uber Rock's Ben Hughes lay in wait - ears primed for some glorious harmony vocals and guitar wizardry. Did he go home disappointed? Read on and find out....

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First Jason - 'Heed My Warning' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:00

firstjasonheedcover300First Jason is the band formed by Ari Lehman, the first actor to play horror movie icon Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th movie franchise. Uber Rock's resident horror nerd Gaz E took at stab at 'Heed My Warning', the sound of Electric Machete Keytar still ringing around URHQ.....

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Foreigner - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire & Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo - 12 & 13th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:00

Foreigner thmbWith a few of the Uber elders laid low recently with mystery illnesses we thought Jim Rowland was phoning in sick too when he was reporting of Double Vision. Thankfully in his case it was Foreigner Double Vision as he got to catch the band’s acoustic show at Shepherds Bush and then the following night witness the AOR-tastic main event in Hammersmith in the fine company of Europe and FM.

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The Wildhearts/Von Hertzen Brothers/Hey! Hello! - Bristol, O2 Academy - 9th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 03:00

GingerBristolWith Scott Sorry back on bass duties after a four-year hiatus, The Wildhearts returned for yet another UK tour, this time with Ginger's 'other' band Hey! Hello! in support, along with the highly-rated Von Hertzen Brothers. Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the second date of the tour.....

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Pontus Snibb - 'Wreck Of Blues' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 April 2014 03:00

snibbsololargeHe plays drums in Jason & the Scorchers, sings and plays guitar in Bonafide, now Pontus Snibb tackles the blues on a solo album that finds him teaming up with his drummer father. Uber Rock's Gaz E woke up this morning with a 'Wreck Of Blues'....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Slyder - Last Great Dreamers Print E-mail
Written by Slyder   
Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:00

slydermix86Last Great Dreamers are back, and set to release their second album, 'Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven', in September, the long player featuring eleven previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1995 and 1997. What better time, then, to catch up with Slyder, the band's guitarist, and ask him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape?

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Joey Tempest - Europe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:30

Joey ThmbSteve Beebee caught up with Europe's Joey Tempest as the legendary Swedish band toured the UK as special guests of Foreigner, exclusively for Uber Rock. Hit Read More for the lowdown on the recent UK trek, the future of the band and, of course, just what they'll be bringing to the Steelhouse Festival this July! Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 36 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The first official news of Uber Rock's new partnership with Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema, the oldest cinema in Wales, was revealed on Episode 36 of The Uber Rock Radio Show. New music from Dirt Box Disco, Role Models, Louise Distras, Stiff Little Fingers, Smash Fashion, Foxy Shazam, Gay Truckers and more wrestled with classics from the likes of The Black Halos, Slaves To Gravity and Steaming Wolf Penis, and you can hear it all again here....

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D-A-D / ’77 / Taras - London, Highbury, The Garage - 3rd April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 18 April 2014 03:00

DAD4Returning to the UK for a short stint of 3 shows, Danish kings of cowpunk D-A-D were in the mood for a party as they hit London’s Garage venue recently. Also along for the ride were Spanish rockers ’77 as well as fellow Danes Taras, but will Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland be lucky enough to bag himself a piece of D-A-D’s 30th birthday cake? Not before a few tasty musical appetisers that’s for sure. Hit the link and all will be revealed.

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Killer Be Killed - 'Killer Be Killed' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:00

killerbekilledalbum'Supergroup' you say? Killer Be Killed are Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta) and the new project's self-titled album is set for release next month. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps set his horns to stun and got his thoughts down on one of the year's most anticipated releases.....

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