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Andy Boulton - Tokyo Blade - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 15 April 2011 05:00

andythumbWith a new album just released and tour dates to follow Andy Boulton, guitarist with metal legends Tokyo Blade and a keen falconer, gets involved in a limited skirmish with a Golden Eagle and suddenly his mangled body part resembles the World's first handgina. Dom Daley caught up with him to ask about the new album, dirt from the old days and when the stitches are coming out......

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Mikko Von Hertzen - Von Hertzen Brothers - Interview Exclusive. Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Thursday, 14 April 2011 05:00

VHB_circle_logoWhen Tazz excitedly announced to us recently that she was "interviewing Mikko Von Hertzen", we have to admit to shrugging our shoulders and wondering what in the hell she was actually talking about. As it appears we are not alone in our lack of knowledge regarding the Brothers Von Hertzen, Miss Stander is going to help bring us all up to speed...

 

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Michael Monroe - Bristol, O2 Academy 2 - 5th April 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 05:00
Monroe_thmbNot content with releasing one of the year's best albums in 'Sensory Overdrive' Michael Monroe is out on the road here in the UK playing a proper 13 date tour in support of it. Nev Brooks went along to the Bristol show at the intimate O2 Academy 2, and asks the question "where were you fuckers?"
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Accept/Wolf - London, Highbury Garage - 17th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Andy Rawll   
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 05:00
Accept_thmbBack in the UK for a short set of dates, London Leather Boy Andy Rawll was not going to miss the live return of the mighty Accept. With their epic 'Blood Of Nations' album drawing fans old and new from all over the country to the show, were the band about to rely solely on past glories? What do you think? Read on to find out more....
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Slaves To Gravity - 'Underwater outerspace' (Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 11 April 2011 06:10

stg176approved_small'Underwaterouterspace', the smartly-titled second album from one of the UK's brightest lights, Slaves To Gravity, finally appears and Gaz E is ready to go gaga over it. Will this sophomore release be worthy of your hard earned cash? That 'Approved' icon should provide a timely hint....

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American Speedway - 'A Bigger Boat' (Prophase Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 10 April 2011 05:00

americanspeedway176American Speedway, now fleshed out by the wonderfully-named guitarist Lorraine 'Dirty' McGurty, sing songs about boats, sharks, killdozers and werewolves and do so in the style of crazed mofos Zeke. Sounds pretty much like a dream band for those at Uber Rock. Are you down with the UR massive? Read on to find out.....

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Vains Of Jenna - 'Reverse Tripped' (RLS/RNR) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 09 April 2011 05:00

vainsofjenna'Reverse Tripped' sees Swedish rockers Vains Of Jenna, now fronted by Jesse Forte, tackle an album's worth of material by other artists. And what a selection of tunes; Elton John, Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel, The Zombies, Eddie Grant - not what you were expecting, right? Ben Hughes is tapping the..err..vain and finding its contents refreshing - read on to see if you agree....

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Uriah Heep - 'Into The Wild' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 08 April 2011 05:30
Urian_Heep_thmbHoly Hammond (H)organ Uber Rockers, Uriah Heep are in their fourth decade together as a band and are just about to release one of their strongest albums in years. Ian Bell is our man in the safari suit as he takes a trip 'Into The Wild'.  Rest assured though his review was written without the aid of Gillian Taylforth
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Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light' (Colombia) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 07 April 2011 05:30

foo_fighters_wasting_light_coverFoo Fighters return with their seventh studio album and with guitarist Pat Smear back as an official member of the band. Produced by Butch Vig, and with appearances from both Bob Mould and Krist Novoselic, 'Wasting Light' threatens to be a real return to form for a band who appeared happy to coast all the way to rock megastardom. Gaz E is glad the band are no longer germ-free......

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Hardcore Superstar/Crashdiet - Bristol, O2 Academy - 30th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 05:00
HCSS_thmbLittle did Johnny H and the UR massive realise when they picked up tickets for the Dark Decadence touring package that a gig cancelling lightning bolt was due to hit The 69 Eyes ahead of the show in Bristol for the second time in their career. Thankfully we still had Hardcore Superstar and Crashdiet, to save our Glam Rock bacon....
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Thunder - 'Rough & Ready' (STC) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 05 April 2011 05:30

thunderdiscuseWhat more could fans of Thunder ask for? A one-off festival appearance and a four disc live set released by the band themselves, the Thundernerds must be having major Thundergasms yet again. To confirm this we asked one of them to drown himself in the deep end of the lovingly-packaged 'Rough & Ready' release and Matt Phelps barely came up for air.....

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Paradise Lost - 'Draconian Times' Legacy Edition (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 04 April 2011 04:00
Paradise_Lost_thmbapproved_smallBack in 1995 Paradise Lost's fifth album was about to see the band go truly global. Johnny H meanwhile didn't exactly have his watch set to 'Draconian Times' as he reveals in his review of the album's recently remastered and expanded Legacy Edition....
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Kevin K Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 03 April 2011 05:00

kevkint86Back in February Dom Daley reviewed 'Joey And Me', an album that Kevin K said could be his last. Looking to find out if this was true, Dom caught up with the NYC rock 'n' roll survivor and, of course, managed to squeeze in a few questions about the likes of Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan and Cheetah Chrome. Read on for yet another uber-cool interview exclusive...

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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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