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Manowar - Birmingham, O2 Academy - 27th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 02 April 2011 06:00

Manowar_thmbThere are some of us at URHQ who thought Johnny H had gone insane when he rushed out and got tickets for Manowar's first UK show in nearly two decades. We were perhaps proven right when he set off for Birmingham last weekend wearing his cat-skin driving gloves declaring that £150 merch money should see him through the night. Read on to find out exactly what the hell he was on about..... 

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King Kobra - 'King Kobra' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 01 April 2011 04:00

KingKobraBack in the glorious 80s King Kobra released two big-hair-raising albums before losing bassist Johnny Rod to W.A.S.P. and vocalist Mark Free to...err...womanhood. But now, with the weight of Italian saviours Frontiers Records behind them, King Kobra have returned with former Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot vocal legend Paul Shortino fronting the remaining original four band members. Dave Prince checks out their new, self-titled album.....

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The Poodles - 'Performocracy' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 01 April 2011 03:30
The_Poodles_thmbBack with studio album number four and ready to take on the world with their own brand of European melodic rock, Sweden's The Poodles are ready to welcome you to 'Performocracy'. Ian Bell is our melodic man on the inside trying to figure out what the hell that album title means.
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Oliver Weers - 'Evil's Back' (Metal Heaven) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 01 April 2011 03:00

oliverweers86Oliver Weers has the Danish version of TV's The X Factor to thank for his recording career. Rejected at an early stage of the show, with one of the reasons being that he sang hard rock music, Weers managed to use this exposure to fashion himself a solo record deal and, following a debut album featuring the likes of Tommy Aldridge and Marco Mendoza, he returns with 'Evil's Back'. Matt Phelps is judge, jury and, maybe, executioner....

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Nikki Sudden - 'Playing With Fire' (Easy Action Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 31 March 2011 05:00

nikkisudden86It has been five years since Nikki Sudden died suddenly of a heart attack after performing in New York, yet another rock 'n' roll maverick taken way too early. Cool as fuck UK record label Easy Action have released 'Playing With Fire', a collection of material recorded during the sessions for Sudden's last two studio albums that featured appearances from the likes of Ian McLagan, Mick Taylor, Darrel Bath and his old sparring partner Dave Kusworth. Dom Daley goes through the emotions as he checks it out....

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Gogol Bordello/Eureka Machines - Bristol, O2 Academy - 13th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 05:00

gogol1Yet another trip to Bristol for Uber Rock. This time Nev Brooks crosses the bridge to catch the multi-national line-up of NYC's Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, but only after witnessing a typically inspired support slot from Uber faves Eureka Machines. Read on for the lowdown.....

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Rhino Bucket - 'Who's Got Mine?' (Acetate Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 05:00

rhinobucket86Long before Airbourne there were a slew of acts trying to ride the coattails of AC/DC on the highway to commercial success in an attempt to get their noise polluting millions of ears. The only one named after both an odd-toed ungulate and a watertight vertical cylinder were Rhino Bucket, returning with their ninth album and now featuring former Kix guitarist Brian 'Damage' Forsythe. Dom Daley checks out their straight-ahead, hard rockin' return.....

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Graveyard - 'Hisingen Blues' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 28 March 2011 04:00
Graveyard_thmbapproved_smallGraveyard are causing a real buzz within the underground metal scene right now, and we wanted to know exactly what it was that's setting them apart. We asked Jim Rowland to spend some time alone with the band's all new second album and experience exactly what it means to be full of 'Hisingen Blues'
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Heavy Metal Kids/Max Splodge/The Gonads/The 335 – London, 100 Club - 3rd March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Sunday, 27 March 2011 05:00
John_Altman_HMKMark Taylor is in a 'Situation Out Of Control'. Heavy Metal Kids are in town with their new frontman John Altman (yeah, that John Altman) in tow. But our man's got an 'Uncontrollable' problem that means as well as enjoying a top night of music he's got 'Run Around Eyes' for some Eighties TV starlets. He's a right 'Jackie The Lad' is our Mark...
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Agnostic Front - 'My Life, My Way' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:00

AF_thmbapproved_smallSome things in life you can depend on, one of them is NYHC legends Agnostic Front never delivering a dull album. 'My Life, My Way' is their first new studio album in just under four years, and Darrel Sutton is ready to get (Vinnie) Stigmatised, all in the name of Uber Rock....

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Whitesnake - 'Forevermore' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 25 March 2011 05:00
Whitesnake_thmbComing out of nowhere, driving like rain, Jim Rowland's walking in the shadow of the blues again as he discovers that Whitesnake's new album is 'Forevermore'. But will this latest set of tunes be prime cut chunks of blues soaked rock or a whole host of arena rock anthems? Jim unravels the album's mysteries like the 'Lovehunter' he is, and provides us with all the answers...
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Kingdom Come - 'Rendered Waters' (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Thursday, 24 March 2011 05:00
Kingdom-Come-Rendered-Waves-86pxWhen a band releases an album of largely re-recorded tunes in celebration of their career what better way to test the long lasting appeal of said band's tunes than by bringing in a writer who has never heard that band before to review it? Cue Russ P, and cue Kingdom Come's new album 'Rendered Waters'...Now let's 'Get It On' guys.
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Roman Surman - Murderdolls - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 05:00

romansurman86Tazz Stander caught up with guitarist Roman Surman as he was slaying six strings when the Murderdolls UK tour hit London last month for his first ever interview for the band. That's obviously quite an exclusive, I'm sure you'll agree. But what isn't so obvious is Roman's status as a Murderdoll, as Tazz discovered as she tried to get the axe-meister to dish the dirt. Read on for yet another uber-cool interview exclusive......

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Michael Sweet - Stryper - Yellow And Black Interview Attack! Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 05:00

stryperint86You may not know this but every Uber Rock review is typed up while sitting side-on to our computers, in honour of visual timekeeper Robert Sweet - that's how much we love Stryper. So, when Kim Thore told us that she had a chance to chat with the band's vocalist Michael Sweet about their new album 'The Covering' well, it made us wanna sing. Now, we are calling on you, Uber Rock Soldiers under command to check out yet another big name interview from our US uber-vixen, presented in Christian-O-Vision by the Uber Rock that makes you roll. C'mon rock...

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The Haunted - 'Unseen' (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 21 March 2011 05:00
Haunted_thmbapproved_smallPete Dolving and The Haunted crew are back with their seventh studio album delivering the thought provoking brand of metal that they are renowned for, and then some. This album is certainly making Darrel Sutton a very happy man, and he wants to tell you all why you need to hear 'Unseen' right now...
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Soundgarden - 'Live On I-5' (A&M/UMe) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 21 March 2011 05:00
Soundgarden_thmbJohnny H went off on his hols recently and we really couldn't let him forget his Uber Rock writing duties, could we? Nah, we slipped this seventeen track live album from Seattle's finest reunited sludge rockers Soundgarden under his door and simply said, "Need this for when you get back, ya fucker." Well he's supposedly always wanted to see them live...Ha Ha Ha..
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