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Win tickets to see THE DISCONNECTS & THE SICK LIVERS this August - only on Uber Rock Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 16 July 2015 17:25

Tour thmbNext month New Jersey rockers The Disconnects join forces with their South Wales counterparts The Sick Livers for a 5 date UK tour in August, here at Uber Rock we exclusively have two tickets to giveaway for each night of the tour. Hit the link and answer a Slugfest related question to be in with a chance of winning a pair.

AC/DC - London, Wembley Stadium - 4th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:00

ACDC AR 4Whilst the rest of URHQ were working our asses off at Slugfest 8 Jim Rowland was sunning himself down Wembley Way with an ex-postman turned friendly ticket tout for the day, and bizarrely, a member of Praying Mantis, getting ready to witness what could perhaps have been AC/DC’s last ever stadium show in London. Hit the link to find out if he had drink on us.

Slugfest 8 (Saturday & Sunday) - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 4th & 5th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H, Nev Brooks & Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 03:00

slugfest886After the Friday to end all Fridays, Slugfest 8 ploughed on regardless into the Saturday and Sunday to end all Saturdays and Sundays, and there to capture all of the action from Uber Rock was Johnny H, Nev Brookes and (as usual bringing up the rear) Rob Watkins. Read on to relive the music, the mayhem, the beer, and of course who could forget the smelly fish?

Slugfest 8 (Friday) - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 3rd July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 03:00

slugfest886Slugfest returned to Abertillery for its eighth instalment, promising the coolest bands, the best people and, worryingly, the rankest fish. Uber Rock's Gaz E was there to detail the opening night of Slugfest 8, the, erm, storm before another storm......

The Boys - 'Undercover - Live In China' (Action Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 13 July 2015 03:00

boyschina300The story behind 'Undercover - Live In China', the new album from The Boys, is almost as good as the record itself. Almost. Uber Rock's Dom Daley listens to an incendiary live recording that flicked the Vs at the Chinese Ministry Of Culture and won. The Boys have a song called 'I Don't Care' for a reason.....

Tom McFaull - The Bar Stool Preachers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 12 July 2015 03:00

BSP thmbOf all the young UK punk bands out there right now one group has been a true shining light for us this past year or so. The name of the band? The Bar Stool Preachers. Mixing ska with Oi! to make an infectious set list of dance-yer-ass off tunes we believe this Brighton band really could go all the way, but first they have to go all the way to Blackpool for 2015’s Rebellion festival, and here Uber Rock’s Johnny H chats with the band’s frontman Tom McFaull, to get all the juicy gossip behind a band that pretty soon everyone will be talking about.

U.D.O. - 'Navy Metal Night' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 11 July 2015 03:00

udonavymetalUber Rock's Matt Phelps said "Hallo, seemann!" as he welcomed the legendary Teutonic terror Udo Dirkschneider back with yet another live album. But wait, this one is different - this has him performing with the German Navy Orchestra, the Marinemusikkorps Nordsee. Now you're interested, right?! Is this the best thing Udo has ever done?

Cradle Of Filth - ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 10 July 2015 03:00

COFwitchscover‘Hammer Of The Witches’ is the eleventh studio record from one of the greatest and most influential British metal bands of our time Cradle Of Filth, and it’s out on the shops today. Uber Rock’s Nick Russell is not exactly what you might call a fan of the band so we thought we’d use his talents to put Dani Filth’s claim that “this album will definitely surprise a lot of people,” fully to the test. Hit the link to find out the all-important Uber Rock verdict…..

Butch Walker - London, The Borderline - 2nd July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ashley Pocock   
Thursday, 09 July 2015 03:00

butchlive86With Uber Rock's involvement in Slugfest 8 meaning that we were not to stray outside of Abertillery Rock City, we needed a ringer to guarantee us a review of one of Butch Walker's three shows in the UK. Step forward Ashley Pocock, who almost didn't see Walker at all... with all revealed at the click of a mouse.....

Yes - ‘Like It Is - Yes At The Mesa Arts Center’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jiim Rowland   
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 03:00

YesIn the run up to the release of this the latest double live album from UK progressive rock giants Yes, we were greeted with the sad news of bassist Chris Squire passing away after a battle with leukaemia. Here Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland takes a look at what could be the band’s final recordings with Squire as he waves a fond farewell to a true musical pioneer.

Motorhead/The Stranglers - Eden Sessions - Bodelva, Cornwall - 27th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 04:00

Motorhead thmbJust 24 hours after the kerfuffle surrounding Motorhead’s debut appearance at some festival going by the name of Glastonbury Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was sampling the delights of Lemmy and Co for the second time in eight days in the all more tranquil surroundings of the Eden Project. Also on the bill for this one were The Stranglers, so what would our man make of it all? Hit the link and all will soon be revealed.

The Mutants - 'Tokyo Nights' (Killer Tracks) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 06 July 2015 03:00

mutantstokyonightscoverThe Mutants follow up their guest star-studded debut album with 'Tokyo Nights', a twelve-track curio that aims to introduce a new set of hybrid J-punk anthems to your music collection via collaborations with Guitar Wolf and loads more! Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out.....

Billy Hopeless - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 05 July 2015 04:00

billy86Billy Hopeless is set to release a split single with uber-faves The Hip Priests so Dom Daley caught up with the former Black Halos frontman to ask him about the new record, the Bonitos, and those Halos reunion rumours that never seem to go away... Yes, it's another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive!

Ol Drake - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 05 July 2015 03:00

oldrake jsharrock thmbHaving seemingly quit music for good less than two years ago, former Evile guitarist Oliver ‘Ol’ Drake made an unlikely return recently with the release of his debut solo record ‘Old Rake’. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the six stringer recently to talk guitar tabs, Satriani and Vai, plus the reasons behind that split with Evile.

Wendy O. Williams - 'W.O.W.' (MVDaudio / Wienerworld) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 July 2015 03:00

wowcover300MVDaudio continues its vinyl reissuing of Plasmatics/Wendy O. Williams titles with 'W.O.W.', the 1984 album produced by Gene Simmons that featured guest appearances from Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Eric Carr and Micki Free. Uber Rock's Gaz E, so we're told, loves Sex and Rock and Roll.....

Imperial State Electric - 'Honk Machine' (Psychout Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 July 2015 03:00

honkapproved small 2013Imperial State Electric may well belong in another decade but, according to Uber Rock's Dom Daley, the band's new album, the finely-titled 'Honk Machine', belongs in your record collection. Read on as our man dissects what he thinks is ISE's best long player to date.....


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