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Richie Ramone - 'Cellophane' (Cockroach/DC Jam Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 03:00

Richie Ramone - CellophaneRichie Ramone's name may not appear on any of the cheap imitation T-shirts you can buy in your local pound-stretching hypermarket, but his name certainly is cemented in the band's history.  And he is also proving to be one of its more enduring musical contributors, as Ben Hughes found out when he wrapped his ears around his latest solo offering...

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Gojira - ‘Magma’ (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 05 September 2016 03:20

Gojira - Magma coverIt may have been released at the beginning of the summer, but it has taken Uber Rock's Nick Russell this long to come to terms with the majesty of the monstrous sixth from french bruisers Gojira.  Click the link to find out why our man is positively foaming at the mouth...

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Download: Reflections of a self-confessed "grumpy middle-aged man" Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Sunday, 04 September 2016 03:00

251296 10150334642264202 1690701 n“It’s a young man’s game these days!”, proclaims Nick Russell, as he looks back at the washout that was this year’s Download…  With the festival season (or at least the outdoor element of it) over for another year, Uber Rock’s self-confessed “grumpy middle-aged man” asks if there is a future for mega multi-day events?

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Chuck Mosley and VUA - ‘Demos For Sale’ (EMP Label Group) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 03 September 2016 03:00

Chuck MoselyChuck Mosley will always be remembered as the original singer in Faith No More but as Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks found out by checking out the recently released ‘Demos For Sale’ he did a whole lot more beside following his departure. Hit the link to join our man on a most wondrous musical adventure.

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Baz Francis - 'Live at Molly Malone's / Los Angeles 2015' EP (Magic Cat Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 02 September 2016 03:00

bazmollyRecorded late last year but now re-edited, re-designed, and officially released, the 'Live at Molly Malone's / Los Angeles 2015' EP captures the unique talent of Baz Francis in such a way that Uber Rock's Rob Watkins could barely control his fingers to write a review of this latest must-have extended player.....

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Airbourne / Trucker Diablo - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 24th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 01 September 2016 20:35

Airbourne-Belfast-ThumbnailBilly Idol once sang about it being “hot in the city tonight”… Well, not even Mr Broad could have predicted how hot it would have been when Aussie party rockers Airbourne stopped off in Ireland for a couple of one-off headline shows... braving the sweat-pit that the venue quickly became, our husband-and-wife team of Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen were front and centre to report on the action as it went down in their local Belfast club...

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Sodom - ‘Decision Day’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 01 September 2016 03:00

Sodom DecisionUber Rock’s Jim Rowland loves nothing more than a bit of German thrashers Sodom to wake him up of a morning, so what will he make of the band’s eighteenth studio record ‘Decision Day’. Well it’s certainly got a very nice sleeve….but.

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Kaz Hawkins - Belfast, Eastside Arts Festival - 18th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:00

KazHawkins2Homecoming gigs are always a bit special. But some are more special than others, as Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen found out when they mosied on up to the rather plush surroundings of a four-star hotel for the return of Belfast songstress Kaz Hawkins and her band to “where it all began”.  Click the link to find out why it was one of those memorable nights...

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Lordi - ‘Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy)’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 03:00

Lordi16cover550In their seven albums to date, Lordi have followed a tried and tested formula, of what Uber Rock's new editor-in-chief Mark Ashby describes as "big riffs, big hooks and big, fuck-off catchy melodies".  But, with their new offering, they've gone and experimented with the recipe and produced something of a surprise package which sees them explore unfamiliar terrortory... Will their fans like it? Will our closet glam rock fan? Click the link to unravel this particular mystery...

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Statement by the new UBER ROCK management team Print E-mail
Written by Mark and Carolyn Ashby   
Monday, 29 August 2016 13:00

UR UmlautsFollowing the announcement earlier today that their has been a change in crue at the helm of SS Uber Rock, the new management team say hello...

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"The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same..." - An Important Announcement Regarding The Future Of UBER ROCK Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey & Johnny Hayward   
Monday, 29 August 2016 06:00

UR86endToday, on the seventh birthday of the website to excite, we make an important announcement regarding the future of UBER ROCK. Please Read.....

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The Ginger Wildheart Band (Guest-starring Ryan Hamilton) - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 28 August 2016 03:20

Ginger thmbRewind the clock to a briefly sweltering July here in the UK and you would have found The Ginger Wildheart Band playing a series of intimate clubs shows ably supported by Ryan Hamilton And The Traitors. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson caught up with the headliners and their American touring buddy in Wolverhampton to talk crowdfunding, why most big festivals are a rip off and what happens next for one workaholic Geordie.

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Ian Hunter & The Rant Band - ‘Fingers Crossed’ (Proper Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 27 August 2016 03:00

Ian HunterSet to be released in mid-September, ‘Fingers Crossed’ is the all-new opus from of the British rock legend known as Ian Hunter. For this one he reunited with The Rant Band at HOBO Studios in New Jersey to record 10 self-penned tracks including his tribute to David Bowie ‘Dandy’. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H goes all gooey eyed and sentimental as he realises ‘You Can’t Live In The Past’.

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Imperial State Electric - ‘All Through The Night’ (Psychout Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 26 August 2016 03:00

ISEnight550‘All Through The Night’ is studio album number five from Nicke Andersson’s Imperial State Electric, yet after that one off reunion by Andersson’s old band The Hellacopters earlier this summer as part of a special 20th anniversary celebration of that band’s stunning debut platter Uber Rock’s Dom Daley can’t help but wonder, "what might be", as he checks this all new ten tracker out.

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Devin Townsend Project - ‘Transcendence’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 03:00

Devin Album CoverTen tracks, nine originals and one cover version (of Ween’s ‘Transdermal Celebration’) make up ‘Transcendence’ the seventh release from Devin Townsend Project, set to be released worldwide via Inside Out Music on 9th of September 2016. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins plays the numbers game and figures that this is odds on going to be a cracking album. Hit the link to find out if he is right.

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The Empty Page - 'Unfolding' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:00

EPage300The Empty Page, the new band from Obsessive Compulsive's Kelii and Giz, have recorded a debut album funded via a PledgeMusic campaign and produced by an alt. rock knob twiddler par excellence. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes thinks that the only thing unfolding here is a very promising musical career.....

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