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Municipal Waste - 'The Fatal Feast' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 20 April 2012 04:00
the-fatal-feast-waste-in-spaceMoving from Earache to their new home of Nuclear Blast, you might have thought that crossover thrashers Municipal Waste would have taken a more serious approach to their art of partying with this, their fifth full-length album, 'The Fatal Feast - Waste In Space' but, as David Whistance finds out, that really couldn't be further from the truth, as he welcomes the return of our heroes 'covered in sick'.
Marco Mendoza - Thin Lizzy - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:00
MM_thmbTonight in the quiet market town of Sutton-in-Ashfield current Thin Lizzy and one time Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza kicks of a series of five relatively low key UK shows promoting his 'Live For Tomorrow' album. Mark Ashby caught up with one of the most charming men in rock in the run up to the tour to find out what fans might expect if they catch a Mendoza show or two, plus he also delves into what happens next for Thin Lizzy.
Black Breath/Victims/Tormented - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 4th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:00

blackbreaththmbOver here in the UK promoting their spanking new 'Sentenced To Life' platter, Black Breath are infecting our planet's youth with their brand of heavy as heavy can be metal shot through with elements of hardcore. Darrel Sutton gets down with the kids in the "mosh pit of know" to find out if anything or anyone will be brave enough to stand in their way.

Trixter - 'New Audio Machine' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:05

trixtercoverYou thought that the day would never come. You thought that the planets would never align and gift us mortals with an album so angelic that it must surely be a gift from the Gods of Rock. Rest easy, friends of Über Röck, for today we bring you the news that you have all been waiting for; after disbanding in the mid '90s and breaking several hearts, hair metal titans Trixter have reformed!! Not only have they reformed but they are set to release their brand new album later this month! We asked Rob Lane, Trixter's biggest and most handsome fan, to check out the piping hot pomposity of 'New Audio Machine'.....

'Heavy Hearts' - A Diabetes Benefit Compilation (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:00
HHB_cover_thmbapproved_small_2012The Wildhearts, Steve Conte, Von Hertzen Brothers and Michael Monroe are just some of the names that have given up tracks for this compilation album in aid of Lenny Thomas, drummer with Sorry & The Sinatras who has been having a pretty shit 2012 due to complications with his diabetes. Johnny H donates his £6.45 and finds the 'Heavy Hearts' album is not just about a worthwhile cause.
H.E.A.T - 'Address The Nation' (earMUSIC/Edel) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 05:15

heatcoverSwedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T return with their sophomore long player and with a new lead vocalist, Erik Gronwall, recruited after he had won Sweden's version of the Pop Idol television extravaganza. A controversial choice perhaps but, as Über Röck's Mark Ashby discovered, possibly the correct one as the band turn in a winner of an album.....

Primus - London, Royal Albert Hall - 4th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 05:01
Primus118thmbUnconventional funk proggers Primus returned to the UK recently to stretch the 'classic album' marketing tool to the maximum by playing two of their albums back to back. For the first of two exclusive shows staged in London's majestic Royal Albert Hall Jim Rowland was lucky enough to get 'Sailing The Seas of Cheese' and 'Green Naugahyde' back to back. Find out his verdict on the night right here.
Cancer Bats - 'Dead Set On Living' (Hassle Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 16 April 2012 04:00

cancerbatsapproved_small_2012'Dead Set On Living', the fourth album from Cancer Bats, is, as frontman Liam Cormier says, a Cancer Bats album for Cancer Bats fans. Who better then than Gaz E, uber CB fan, to get to grips with the record which promised to inject an air of positivity into a band who got a whole lot darker on their previous album?

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jamie Delerict - JD & the FDCs Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Delerict   
Sunday, 15 April 2012 04:00

jamiemix86When he's not working on the new JD & the FDCs album, making badass music videos and releasing split 7" singles with Acey Slade & the Dark Party, Jamie Delerict fingers C90s and sends the resulting mixtapes to ÜRHQ covered in love hearts and vintage WWF stickers. Yes, Über Röck's Midnite Mixtape Massacre gets felt up by Jamie and his magic touch as he details his ultimate thirteen song tale of the tape.....

Bernhoft - Copenhagen, VEGA - 29th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 14 April 2012 05:00
Bernhoft_queen_cover_thmbThere's not a lot that gets Russ P out of the house never mind half way across Europe unless, that is, the prospect of seeing Jarle Bernhoft raises its head.  Cramming in two Danish shows by the man in question (albeit this time "with band") in a just under 24 hours, our globetrotting man on a mission experiences the highs and lows of foreign gig going in what just might turn out to be the trip of his lifetime.
Zico Chain - 'The Devil In Your Heart' (Suburban Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Saturday, 14 April 2012 05:00
Zico_Chain_new_album_thmbapproved_small_2012The wait is almost over. It's been five years since Zico Chain first exploded onto the UK scene with their grunge-tastic full-length debut 'Food' and a full two years since their last single, taken from an album that never saw the light of day. Chris, Paul and Oli are back brothers and sisters, back with a new record label, back with a new sound and back to make Ian Bell a hell of a lot of money on Ebay. Read on and all will be explained.
Black Stone Cherry/Rival Sons - London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 28th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 13 April 2012 05:20
BCS_1With certain other gigs claiming they are finding it hard to sell tickets right now, Jim Rowland finds himself squeezed into the stalls like a southern sardine at just one of many sold out shows on this current Black Stone Cherry UK tour. The reason? People seem to love the new kings of Southern Rock plus they also have one hell of an opening act out with them in the shape of Rival Sons. Jim explains all here....
The Presidents Of The United States Of America - London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 16th March 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:05

PUSA117thmbThe Presidents Of The United States Of America invaded the UK last month, dead set on playing their highly regarded debut album in its entirety. Their take on the now-familiar 'classic album in its entirety' show however, as Über Röck's Craggy was happy to find out, was full of unexpected and welcome twists and turns.....

Kevlar Bikini - 'Explodisiac' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:00

kevlarapproved_small_2012Never heard of Kevlar Bikini? That is about to change. They might come from Croatia with a penchant for songtitles like 'Kiss It Like It's Skinny Liv Tyler' but this ferocious four piece gifted us here at URHQ the chance to hear their new album, 'Explodisiac', and it damn near blew us away. Ben Hughes was the Uber Rocker lucky enough to be given the chance to wax lyrical on another great album from a previously unknown band....just how we like it.....

Halestorm - 'The Strange Case Of' (Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 05:30

Halestorm_thmbStraight outta Red Lion, Pennsylvania (and sadly not the Red Lion, Blaina), adding the words "female fronted" to Halestorm's band biog immediately has one uber scribe bouncing all over the band's second album like zebedee after he's had a new spring fitted. Dave Prince spills the beans on what he expects from Lzzy Hale and the boys as he unravels 'The Strange Case Of'... 

T. Rex - 'Electric Warrior' 40th Anniversary Edition (Universal Records) Print E-mail
Written by Lewis Brooks   
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 05:00
T_Rex_Electric_Warrior_thmbapproved_small_2012With some of us already well into our fifth decade of life here on planet Uber Rock, we thought that rather than once again rolling out the typical "back in the day" spiel that normally accompanies these types of releases we'd give this epic version of 'Electric Warrior' over to someone who has only just discovered the delights of Marc Bolan and T. Rex. Step forward Lewis Brooks to explain why this seminal release really does posses truly timeless qualities.

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