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Gaz E's Headbangin' Doppelgangin' Hard Rock Hell 4 Blog!!! Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 13 December 2010 05:00

hrh4blogthumbWith uber-handsome lookalikes appearing around every corner of the dated UK holiday camp that will be his heavy metal home for four days, Gaz E finds music coming a poor second at the fourth Hard Rock Hell festival.....

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Hard Rock Hell IV Pirates of Prestatyn - Prestatyn, Pontins 2nd - 5th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 12 December 2010 05:00
HRH_Logo_thmbFour days, sub zero temperatures, a handful of cancelled bands, eighty cans of lager, one bottle of vodka, ten tins of Stag chilli and god knows how many miles driven just so we could all be at this year's Hard Rock Hell. Johnny H tells the story of the weekend's events.
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Brad - 'Best Friends' (Monkey Wrench) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 11 December 2010 05:00
Brad-Best-Friends-86pxIt's a staggering 17 years since some of us at ÜRHQ first encountered the vocal talents of one Shawn Smith. At the time he was fronting a Stone Gossard side project known as Brad and boy were we impressed. Russ P goes full circle to pick up the story with the band's resurrection album 'Best Friends'.
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Craig Neilsen - Flotsam And Jetsam - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 10 December 2010 05:00

flotsamthumbFormed in Pheonix, Arizona in 1982, Flotsam And Jetsam are a band etched into the history books of the thrash metal genre. In his first interview since joining the ÜR massive, Ross Welford found the time to chat with the band's drummer Craig Neilsen exclusively for Über Röck.

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Calvin Roffey - The Smoking Hearts - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 09 December 2010 05:00

calvininthumbAt the beginning of 2010 everything seemed to be falling into place for one of the UK's brightest rock 'n' roll lights, The Smoking Hearts. But, with the ink still wet on their album cover artwork, the band found themselves without a singer and questioning their very future. Bassist Calvin Roffey talks exclusively to Über Röck as the band prepare to return with a new frontman.......

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Jimmy Gnecco - Cardiff, International Arena - 25th November 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 05:00
Jimmy_Gnecco_thmbWhile some of Team Über Röck were just streets away enjoying some karaoke club metal (Lawless style), Russ P was deep in the heart of the city's enormodome listening to buzzing guitar leads and cracked vocals courtesy of Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco, who was in town supporting....a-ha !!!!!!!
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Viking Skull - 'Heavy Metal Thunder' (Restricted Release) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 06:00

vikingthumbViking Skull return with a 20 track compilation of their grin and horn inducing back catalogue, remastered and with five bonus tracks to boot. Matt Phelps gets injected with love as he investigates his favourite kind of inclement weather - 'Heavy Metal Thunder'

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Capricorn - 'American Dream' - 7" Single (One Voice Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 06 December 2010 05:00
Capricorn_thmbapproved_smallHow did this brand spanking new slice of killer dirty, speed-freak rock 'n' roll vinyl almost pass under the uber rock radar undetected?  Questions certainly needed to be asked at URHQ and Johnny H is the man doing the asking. But first he has to check if this is actually an official release...Intrigued??? Read on.
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Tankard - 'Vol(l)ume 14' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 06 December 2010 05:00
Tankard_thmbIn all our years of knowing Darrel Sutton he's never looked as glum as when he turned in the review for Tankard's new album 'Vol(l)ume 14'. So what's up with our man's favourite German thrash metal drinking band that has left him looking like an extra pissed off member of the Balowski family?
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John Robb - Goldblade - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 05 December 2010 05:00
JR_ThmbJohn Robb can lay claim to being a musician, a journalist, social commentator, an author and aspiring actor. Yet in between all of this he still had time to catch up with Johnny H recently and talk about his first love...Goldblade. So, 'Kids of Today' it's time to open your minds to a little bit of Brother John's punk rock wisdom.
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Marco Argiro, Mark and Oliver Alberici - The Killing Floor - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 December 2010 05:00

Killing_Floor594_thmbYou may have caught up with the New York/London based four-piece The Killing Floor when they toured with Jesse Malin back in the summer.  Johnny H was so impressed with their set that he decided to catch up with three of the band to find out what happens next on their quest for fame and fortune??? 

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Michael Monroe - Universal Records, Kensington - 26th November 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Friday, 03 December 2010 05:00

mmthumbA competition to win one of only five pairs of tickets to see an exclusive acoustic performance from arguably the finest live band on the planet at this time, and in the most intimate of surroundings - if only an Über Röcker was lucky enough to be a competition winner........

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Iggy Pop and James Williamson - 'Kill City' (Alive/Bomp) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:00
Kill_City_thmbFollowing the success of the remastered 'Raw Power' released earlier this year, Bomp/Alive have remixed and remastered the follow-up album that never was. Johnny H recalls 'Kill City's' importance in his own musical education, as he dissects an album that in the words of Iggy himself "adheres to no particular genre."
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Nelson - 'Before The Rain/Perfect Storm – Live After The Rain Tour 1991' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by David Prince   
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 05:00

nelsonbefore86I hope the people at Frontiers Records are sending out promo tissues because, again, they are making grown men weep with their dedication to bringing Nelson back to the melodic rock masses. Releasing two albums from the archives, including the demos that got Matthew and Gunnar signed and an über-rare live recording from when the boys were at their most handsome, Frontiers have made David Prince parp-poop his frilly pink knickers.........

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AC Alexander - Lizzy Borden - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by John Oakley   
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:00

acthumbAmerican heavy metal menace to society Lizzy Borden has been rolling its murderess metal road show into towns across this rock 'n' roll world for over a quarter of a century with the next UK stop being this week's Hard Rock Hell IV festival in Wales. John Oakley caught up with guitarist AC Alexander to talk heroes, hard rock and holiday camps.......

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Gwar - 'Bloody Pit Of Horror' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 29 November 2010 05:00

gwarthumbGaz E, forever disappointed by the departure of Slymenstra Hymen, attempts to disguise his obvious upset as he checks out 'Bloody Pit Of Horror', the twelfth studio album from the legendary Gwar.

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