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Chastain - 'We Bleed Metal' (Leviathan Records/Pure Steel Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 02 November 2015 03:00

chastainwebleedmetalLast year's 'Surrender To No One' saw three original members of Chastain reunited, including returning vocal legend Leather Leone, but, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovered, the aptly-titled 'We Bleed Metal' is the album that truly signals the classic power metal band's resurrection....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre: The Sequel - Derek Philpott Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 01 November 2015 03:00

Derek thmbThe last time pensioner Derek Philpott tried to compile a Midnite Mixtape for us he only managed a paltry ten songs before he was tempted away by a new episode of Posh Pawn. Today, with his book 'Dear Mr. Kershaw - A Pensioner Writes’ available on Amazon, he tries to do what only a select few have done in Uber Rock history - compile a second mixtape. Will he actually make it to thirteen songs this time? Hit the link to find out.

Vintage Concert Bill: White Zombie - November 1995 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 31 October 2015 03:30

billzomb86It's Halloween every day for Bill Lindsey, frontman of veteran US shock rockers, Impaler! He's still got a few tricks (and treats) up his sleeve, though, detailing for your reading pleasure this All Hallows' Eve a 1995 live spooktakular from White Zombie!

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Deathgasm Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 31 October 2015 03:00

deadend86Searching for an Eighties throwback of a gore-drenched horror flick that is solely about how heavy metal can summon up the most malevolent of forces this Halloween? Then look no further, Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey says, than New Zealand's finest export... Deathgasm!

Slave Raider - 'Take The World By Storm' & 'What Do You Know About Rock 'n Roll' reissues (Divebomb Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 30 October 2015 03:00

slavestorm300The pair of Slave Raider reissues from Divebomb Records are so incredible that Matt Phelps couldn't stop punching the air long enough to pen a review. Finally, courtesy of a post-Wolfsbane gig lie-down, our man tackles the deluxe pairing of 'Take The World By Storm' and 'What Do You Know About Rock 'n Roll' and, yeah, loves them!

Dirtbag Republic - 'Dirtbag Republic' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 29 October 2015 03:00

dirtbagcover300approved small 2013Man, this is the kind of album that Uber Rock was created to spread the word about. Dirtbag Republic have links to the Canadian Pretty Boy Floyd and Vancouver's Grandma Moses and their aim is to take you back to your sleaze rock roots while keeping you relevant. UR's Ben Hughes finds a self-titled album that sounds like Hanoi Rocks and D Generation trading punches with the Stones and Cheap Trick. You know how this is gonna end, right?!

H13: Scott Lee Andrews (Exit_International) & Ginger Wildheart Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews & Ginger Wildheart   
Thursday, 29 October 2015 02:00

scotth1386Exit_International play their last ever gig at Ginger Wildheart's The Nightmare Before Halloween this weekend, so we asked Scott Lee Andrews to have a final fling with our H13 Q&A. Desperate for one last classic horror double bill, Scott brought along the main man, Ginger Wildheart, for a splitting-up spooktakular.....

The Professionals / dragSTER / Healthy Junkies - Bristol, The Fleece - 13th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 03:00

Professionals tmbPlaying their first shows in something like 33 years The Professionals were back in live action recently to promote the release of a 3CD retrospective. This time around though legendary ex Pistol Steve Jones was missing from the line up, leaving drummer Paul Cook, bassist Paul Myers and guitarist Ray McVeigh to find a new frontman…one Tom Spencer. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was at the gig before the first gig, and this is what he made of it all.

(An Evening With) Devin Townsend - Bristol, Trinity Arts Centre - 10th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 03:00

DevinTownsend thmbDevin Townsend has always been something of a musical maverick, so for his most recent jaunt around the UK he decided to fly solo and play only venues with a spiritual connection. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins caught up with the man at his Bristol date, at the rather splendid Trinity Arts Centre, a venue that looks like a church but actually isn’t. Confused? Well, hit the ‘Read more’ link and all will be explained.

Skindred - ‘Volume’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Monday, 26 October 2015 03:00

dredvolumeapproved small 2013What’s that coming over the hill? Why it’s Uber Rock’s Ian Bell shirt off doing the Newport Helicopter. He’s ecstatic because he’s got his copy of ‘Volume’ the sixth studio record from Welsh ragga metallers Skindred and right here he’s gonna tell you all why you need a copy in your life too.

Nightmare Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Bill Lindsey - Impaler Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 25 October 2015 04:00

billmix86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary, PMRC-troubling US shock rockers Impaler, thrills Uber Rock readers every month with his must-read Vintage Concert Bill feature, now, as we're balls-deep in UR's 13 Days of Halloween, he kills with his ultimate thirteen song Nightmare Midnite Mixtape!

Honest John Plain - The Boys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 25 October 2015 03:00

Uber1DavidAppsWith a one off intimate live show at the Pipeline club in London looming large, Uber Rock’s Dom Daley took the chance to catch up with the band’s returning guitarist Honest John Plain and chat about said gig, the six stringer’s recent bout of ill health, and what lies ahead for The Boys as they enter their 40th anniversary year…..

Michael Monroe/Hardcore Superstar/Chase The Ace - Sheffield, The Corporation - 10th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 24 October 2015 03:00

mm86sheffIf Michael Monroe has provided Uber Rock's Ben Hughes with his Album of the Year already, then he might have just nabbed the Gig of the Year gong too. Our man caught the Sheffield show of the MM/Hardcore Superstar UK tour and, yep, he was not disappointed.....

Mike Peters & The Alarm - Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre - 10th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 23 October 2015 03:00

MP thmbEarlier this month Mike Peters played one of the biggest headline shows of his career at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre, a concert that celebrated the music of The Alarm reimagined to include an orchestra and a choir or three. Uber Rock’s Dom Daley was in the front row for what turned out to be a very emotional night indeed. Hit the ’Read more’ link to find out why.

H13: Rob Wylde - Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company Print E-mail
Written by Rob Wylde   
Friday, 23 October 2015 02:00

wyldeh1386He's too pretty to be included in Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween, surely?! Turns out Tigertailz/Teenage Casket Company frontman Rob Wylde is pretty vicious! Read on for a most spooktakular H13 Q&A which features the lengthiest, spookiest answer yet regarding ghostly goings-on.....

Bullet For My Valentine/While She Sleeps/coldrain - York, The Barbican - 9th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 22 October 2015 03:00

Bullet86liveUber Rock's Ben Hughes pulled on his denim vest and headed to The Barbican in York to catch, quite unbelievably, Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine as part of their mammoth UK tour in support of chart-topping new album, 'Venom'. Would he survive, and what would be left of him? Hit the link to find out.....


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