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Unruly Child - 'Worlds Collide' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by David Prince   
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 05:00

unrulythumbapproved_smallYou all know that former King Kobra vocalist Mark Free cut off all of his cock rock ties and became Marcie Free, but what you might not know is that Marcie has reunited with her fellow bandmates from AOR legends Unruly Child after sixteen years apart and recorded a new album that Über Röck's resident parp time lover Dave Prince has fallen for....big style!

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Mongrel - 'The New Breed Of Old School' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:30

mongrelnewthumbapproved_smallA year that appeared to be going nowhere for Mongrel is quickly turning into a great one as they release the six track 'The New Breed Of Old School' and unleash a ferocious new female vocalist onto the unsuspecting masses. Wrapped in some great cover art, this is one EP that you don't wanna miss out on, as Dom Daley discovered......

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Dinosaur Pile-Up - 'Growing Pains' (Friends Vs Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 04 October 2010 05:00

dinosaurthumbapproved_smallA debut album recorded by just one talented gentleman that references the G word, The N word and Silver Sun and features the perfect blend of dirty guitars and massive hooks - you gotta be interested, right? Read on to discover the 'heavy alternative pop' of Dinosaur Pile-Up.....

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Killing Joke - Bristol, Fleece & Firkin' - 25th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 October 2010 05:00
KJ_thmbIt's been a long time since the Fleece has seen a queue snaking around its stone walled corners prior to doors opening, but it wasn't even 7 O'clock and the Killing Joke fans (including our very own Johnny H) were gathering for this "hush hush" tour warm up show, in Bristol's finest venue that isn't a boat.
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Jimmy Gnecco - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 02 October 2010 05:00

Jimmy-Gnecco-The-Heart-USAFollowing the announcement of some low key UK shows recently by native New Jerseyan Jimmy Gnecco, uber fan Russ P was a man on a mission to get the interview exclusive with the singer songwriter he thinks you should all hear.  Step inside and discover 'The Cult of Gnecco'

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Jarle Bernhoft - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Friday, 01 October 2010 05:00
Bernhoft-1-Man-2-BandI think it's safe to say that we have a bit of a soft spot for ex-Span vocalist Jarle Bernhoft here at Über Röck. Russ P caught up with the man recently before one of his intimate London shows to talk about life, music and elderly doppelgangers. Intrigued? Read on to find out what we're on about
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Black Country Communion - London, John Henry's - 20th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Thursday, 30 September 2010 05:00

BCC_thmbPack Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian and Jason Bonham into a secret London location with one hundered specially selected people in the audience, add a little Tazzalar magic and we have the story behind an evening of sparkling classic rock from Black Country Communion on their UK live debut.

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Michael Monroe - 'Another Night In The Sun : Live In Helsinki' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:00

monroecdthumbAs we wait for the first studio album from Michael Monroe and his band of über-legends we have to make do with a live album featuring a couple of those new songs that promise to rule our stereos next year. With ÜRHQ still raving about the Monroe live experience, this new live album was sure to excite and Dom Daley is the man blessed with the worshipful wordage.

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The Sick Livers - Bridgend, Hobos - 17th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 05:00

sickliversgigthumbWith the sparkling Über Röck review of the 'From Rumney To Hell' EP still bringing tears to his eyes, Dom Daley ventured behind enemy lines to see the band in question, The Sick Livers, in suicide central, Bridgend.

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Killing Joke - 'Absolute Dissent' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 27 September 2010 05:00
Killing_Joke_thmbapproved_smallIt's 28 years since the original line up of Killing Joke recorded anything together, so it is an exciting time to be discovering their sound. Luckily for us Johnny H already has the acquired taste buds for such a mission, and he's reveling in 'Absolute Dissent'.
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Godsized - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Sunday, 26 September 2010 05:00

godthumbBruising UK metallers Godsized launched their new EP 'The Phoney Tough & The Crazy Brave' with a gig at the legendary 100 Club in London and our third favourite four letter word Tazz was there to get the lowdown from the band themselves.....

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Onslaught Tour Diary - Entry 3 - On The Road In Mexico Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Williams   
Saturday, 25 September 2010 05:00

Onslaught_thmbJust over a year ago our hombre Jeff Williams, of Onslaught bass fame, decided to keep an occasional diary for us centering around what he had been up to in the crazy world of rock 'n' roll. So what better place to sharpen his typewriter than a country with an 111 million population, all of whom seemingly love heavy metal? Welcome to Mexico.

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Kiske/Somerville - 'Self Titled' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 24 September 2010 06:00

kiskethumbLegendary former Helloween frontman Michael Kiske makes a welcome return to the rock world with a dozen tracks of melody-laden hard rock performed with US vocalist Amanda Somerville. Produced by Mat Sinner of Primal Fear, this self-titled new album is a dream come true for Kiske fanboys like Matt Phelps, making a welcome return to the Über Röck world himself.....

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The Posies - 'Blood/Candy' (Rykodisc) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 06:00
Blood_Candyapproved_smallIt's been FIVE years since the last album by The Posies and Johnny H isn't going to be allowed to forget that small fact in a hurry. The buzz surrounding the soon to be released 'Blood/Candy' talks of a return to their Geffen days sound, but will it pass the H Bomb powerpop fizzical we wonder?
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Jimmy Gnecco - London, The Underbelly - 14th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:00
Jimmy_Gnecco_thmb2010 has been a great year for live music, with the Über Röck clan witnessing many a 'gig of the year' in their collective crusade against musical mediocrity.  But has Russ P just witnessed his gig of the decade played by a relative unknown going by the name of Jimmy Gnecco? Read on to find out more....
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Bernhoft - London, Ronnie Scott's - 12th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 19 September 2010 05:01
bernhoft_thumbVenturing back to London for the second time in a little under seven days Russ P must have been impressed by his last trip as he's now in a legendary Jazz Club tipping waiters with Albert Steptoe like precision awaiting the return of Olso's finest singer songwriter Jarle Bernhoft.
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