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Misfits/JD & the FDCs/Creeper - Bristol, Motion - 4th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 20 August 2015 04:00

misfitsstatic86Legendary horror punks the Misfits brought their 'Static Age' tour to the UK, the iconic album being played in its entirety. With support from uber-faves JD & the FDCs and the hotly-tipped Creeper, this promised to be something special. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey got down with the hybrid moments and horror business in general....

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The Tubes - Bristol, The Fleece - 3rd August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:00

Tubes4Touring the UK as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations San Francisco based shock rockers The Tubes popped into one of Uber Rock’s favourite Bristol venues to play a sold out show just a few weeks back. This was a show Johnny H had been waiting over a decade to witness and yet it was one he also almost missed out on getting a ticket for. Hit the link to find out why…...

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Glitter Trash / Hobgoblin / The Guntys / Trigger McPoopshute (Lounge) - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 2nd August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 03:20

Poster thmbThe first in a series of Kickass Klub Nites at Abertillery’s legendary Dolls House music venue took place just a few weeks ago, in the, erm, afternoon. Headlining proceedings were Detroit glunk rockers Glitter Trash on their way to a possible show-stealing Rebellion 2015 appearance. Stage front and centre and on reviewing duty for Uber Rock for this one was Mr Ian Bell. Ding Dong!

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The Urban Voodoo Machine - York, Fibbers - 1st August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 03:00

UVMyork1586After the deaths of two much-loved band members, The Urban Voodoo Machine would be excused for perhaps having an off-night or two, but, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes found at York's Fibbers, for this band it's like a New Year's Eve party every night.....

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Radkey - 'Dark Black Makeup' (Little Man Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 17 August 2015 03:00

radkeydarkcover500approved small 2013If the pressure of following up a slew of well-received EPs and singles was on St. Jospeh, Missouri's Radke brothers then it certainly hasn't showed. 'Dark Black Makeup', the debut full-length album from Radkey, is, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovered, quite remarkable.....

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Book Review: ‘Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! : My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group’ by Dennis Dunaway & Chris Hodenfield (Thomas Dunne Books) Print E-mail
Written by Andy P   
Sunday, 16 August 2015 03:00

Dennis Dunaway smUber Rock’s Andy P grew up on a healthy diet of shock rock that all started when he purchased a copy of Alice Cooper’s ‘From The Inside’ back in 1978. Here some 37 years on he hopes to expand his encyclopaedic knowledge of AC even further via ‘Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs’ the recently published book by Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway. Hit the link to join him on this amazing adventure.

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Heartbreakers - 'Live At Max's Kansas City' Volumes 1 & 2 (Jungle Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 15 August 2015 03:00

maxheart300vinylOriginally released as a double vinyl set for Record Store Day, the Jungle Records reissue of seminal Heartbreakers album, 'Live At Max's Kansas City', features the rarely heard Volume Two for the first time on vinyl. Uber Rock's Dom Daley is in love, L-U-V.....

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Diemonds - 'Never Wanna Die' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 14 August 2015 03:30

diemondsdiecoverapproved small 2013Could Diemonds be Canada's best kept secret? That's the question that Uber Rock's Ben Hughes asks as he tucks into 'Never Wanna Die', the hugely-anticipated second album from the female-fronted throwback hard rockers. They'll be a secret no longer, surely.....

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The Sonics / Electric River / The John E Vistic Experience - Bristol, O2 Academy - 29th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 14 August 2015 03:00

Sonics thmbPlaying seven shows in England and Scotland in support of their awesome ‘This Is The Sonics’ record, garage punk godfathers The Sonics paid a whistle stop visit to the wonderful city of Bristol and its O2 Academy just a few weeks ago. There in readiness of a lesson in how to rock ‘n’ roll was Uber Rock’s Johnny H. Hit the link to join him.

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Ryan Hamilton - 'Hell Of A Day' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 13 August 2015 03:00

ryanhellcoverapproved small 2013People On Vacation's Ryan Hamilton has released the feel-good record of the year - trust us! Uber Rock's Dave Prince listens to the power pop perfection that is 'Hell Of A Day' and can't stop smiling. Hit the link to read all about it and turn your frown upside down.....

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Ghost - ‘Meliora’ (Loma Vista Recordings / UMG) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 03:00

ghostmelcover500Swedish ‘Marmite’ metallers Ghost return with their third record, and if you believe their press their third frontman, for ‘Meliora’. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland just loves him some ‘Marmite’ metal so we gave our bravest of scribes the chance to get first listen. Read on to discover his all important verdict.

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Motochrist - 'Chrome' (Dr Wu Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 03:00

motochromecover300approved small 2013Take members of the Dwarves, Throbs, New York Loose, Faster Pussycat and Humble Gods, throw them in a band together and what do you get? The awesomeness of Motochrist, that's what. Uber Rock's Dom Daley is all over new album, 'Chrome', but can he get all the way through a review without mentioning The Nordahl Incident?

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Vintage Trouble - '1 Hopeful Rd.' (Blue Note Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 10 August 2015 03:00

VThopefulcover300The wait for a second full-length album from Vintage Trouble has been lengthy, but that sophomore long player, '1 Hopeful Rd.', is now primed ready for release. What would bona fide Troublemaker, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes, think when he finally got his ears around a hugely-anticipated release? Hit that link to find out.....

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2015 - Doro Pesch - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 04:00

Doro2012fAfter watching Doro warm the cockles of a soaked Steelhouse Festival crowd with a sensational set in torrential rain on the top of a mountain, Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey doubted that his scheduled interview with the Queen of Metal would actually go ahead, so dreadful were the conditions. How wrong he was as Doro came good with talk of the festival, her musical influences, her future plans, and claims that Rock is Dead......

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Bastard Sons Print E-mail
Written by The Bastard Sons   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 03:00

bastardsmokeuse300York's finest noise merchants The Bastard Sons have released one of the most impressive debut albums of the year and 'Smoke' has got a few of us here at Uber Rock hot under the collar with its relentless and powerful chunks of hardcore-tinged metal. Uber Rock caught up with the band to get a collective 13 track mixtape and find out exactly what sounds have shaped the beast that The Bastard Sons have become.....

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Jizzy Pearl - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 08 August 2015 03:30

jizzyint1586To celebrate 25 years since the release of the classic debut Love/Hate album, 'Blackout In The Red Room', frontman Jizzy Pearl is coming back to the UK to play the much-loved album in its entirety. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with Jizzy to go one more round on all things Love/Hate-shaped. So if you want to know what influenced the band or exactly why he ended up getting crucified on the Hollywood sign, get your straight jacket on and read on...

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