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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' OST (Mute Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 19 December 2011 05:00

dragonOSTWith a Best Score Academy Award win for their soundtrack to 2010's 'The Social Network' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross return, alongside director David Fincher once again, with a three hour long score released over various impressive formats. 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' is Fincher's take on a bestselling Swedish crime novel that is as dark and enthralling as they come. Gaz E listens, and listens, and listens......

A Matter of Life and Jeff Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Arndt   
Sunday, 18 December 2011 04:45

jeff86blog1In his debut blog for Uber Rock Jeff Arndt, frontman of Minnesota horror punk 'n' rollers Mommy Sez No, tells the tale of when he got to play a song onstage with his rock 'n' roll hero....and got to play his guitar too! Read on and get down with the first in a regular series: it's a Matter of Life and Jeff.......

Pentagram/Horisont - London, Relentless Garage - 9th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 17 December 2011 05:30
Pentagram_LogoDoom metal pioneers Pentagram have been around in one shape or another since the early seventies, with the one constant in the band being wild man singer Bobby Liebling.  In all that time they had never managed to play a single show in the UK, that was until just a week or so ago when they finally played in North London's Garage.  Jim Rowland was at the show looking like a man possessed as the 'Day Of Reckoning' was nigh....
The Quireboys/Red, White & Blues/Gentlemen Of Distorted Sound - Cardiff, The Globe - 6th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 17 December 2011 05:00

spike86Not content with seeing The Quireboys tearing it up on the main stage of his favourite holiday camp, Dom Daley made his way into the big city to catch the band again while his ears were still ringing from the first time he'd seen them live that week. The Globe in Cardiff was the setting as our rock 'n' roll renegade found an unwell Spike using his perma-bandana as a hankie yet still managing to find his way around a set littered with classic tunes......

My Ruin - 'A Southern Revelation' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 16 December 2011 05:01
MyRuinSouthernRevthmbapproved_small_2011When a band as established as My Ruin decide to give their latest album away for FREE you know the industry is looking pretty screwed up.  However when you've been fucked over by the same industry as many times as Tairrie B. Murphy and her husband Mick, you have to wonder "Do they really need the industry?" Darrel Sutton is the man with all the answers.
Diary of 'Danger' from Wolfsbane Pt. 2 Print E-mail
Written by Steve Danger   
Friday, 16 December 2011 05:00

Steve_Danger_HRH_thmbHe's back - the man behind the 'tache. Steve Danger, riotous drummer for Brit metal overlords Wolfsbane, picks up his tour diary in Cardiff and continues his tales of terror right through to their sold out show in Birmingham's O2 Academy a few days later as the band once again set sail covering the motorways of the UK in their mission to save the rock 'n' roll world.

Anders Jakobsen - Nasum - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 15 December 2011 05:00
Grind_Finale_thmbAs 2011 draws to an exciting conclusion, Darrel Sutton is all about one event in 2012, and no it doesn't involve a royal living another year or some overrated school sports day occurring in N.E. London. Nah he's buzzing with the prospect of Nasum reforming to celebrate their 20th anniversary albeit of course without their sadly deceased frontman Mieszko Talarczyk. So who better than the band's drummer Anders Jakobsen to fill our anxious scribe in on what to expect?
Uriah Heep/Snakecharmer - London, Shepherds Bush Empire - 8th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 15 December 2011 04:45
Heep_thmbWinding down their never ending 'Into The Wild' tour back in dear old Blighty Uriah Heep brought their highly anticipated live show to London's Shepherds Bush Empire recently just in time for an early Xmas party for Uber Rock's London contingent as Jim Rowland donned his patched denim jacket for a night of classic rock magic.
Def Leppard/Motley Crue - Birmingham, LG Arena - 6th December 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 05:30

vince86Motley Crue making a rare visit to UK shores and teaming up with Def Leppard in the process for a series of sixx co-headlining shows meant it was a case of Christmas come early for many, and with both bands going head to head playing 90 minutes a piece it was all set to be a true clash of the titans. Matt Phelps went along to check out the opening night of this juggernaut sized tour to find out if these Eighties veterans could still cut it in 2011, but more importantly party like it was 1989.

The Howling - Bristol, O2 Academy - 5th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 04:45
Howlling_2_group_thmbLondon techno punks The Howling are creating quite a buzz for themselves at the moment, so much so that amongst others they recently played a few shows with UK prog rock legends Uriah Heep.  This was something Johnny H just had to witness, but would it live up to the potential powder keg of a gig he was expecting?  Read on to find out.
Ghost - Southampton Guildhall - 1st December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 05:00
ghost_thmbWhen you fall in love with a band, if you're like us, you'll pretty much do anything to get to see them live, even if it means travelling a good few hundred miles or seeing them supporting other bands you really have no interest in. Jim Rowland manages to do both in his quest to finally witness Swedish doom metallers Ghost live, and in all the excitement manages to be a few months out when picking one of his albums of the year.
Richie Ramone and the Ramonas - London, Camden Underworld - 29th November 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Johnston   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 04:45
R_Ramone_ThmbThe curiosity factor of seeing one of the last surviving Ramones giving the band's back catalogue one last shoeing has dragged a healthy smattering of die-hards along with a very curious Andrew Johnston out to the Camden Underworld on a wet and windy Tuesday night. That's right, Uber Rock was there to witness mid-'80s Ramones drummer Richie perform alongside London's all-girl tribute to his former combo, the Ramonas, and here's how the night shaped up.
Korn - 'Path Of Totality' (Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 12 December 2011 04:45
Korn_PathMasters of nu-metal Korn are back with their tenth studio album and are ready to confuse the fuck out of their hardcore fans by going 'dubstep'. Yup, you read that correctly, dubstep!!! Ross Welford puts down his hair straighteners and Elnett hairspray in shock and tries to figure out if this is perhaps the biggest career mistake since Chris Cornell worked with Timbaland or in fact a work of true genius.
Hard Rock Hell V The Village Of The Damned - Prestatyn, Pontins - 1st - 4th December Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor, Mark Ashby and Johnny H   
Sunday, 11 December 2011 05:00

Hard_Rock_Hell_thmbNow into its fifth year the UK's Hard Rock Hell festival is becoming something of an institution with those of us with a bent for hard drinking and hard rock music. Spread over 3 nights and 4 days there are more quality bands than it is humanly possible to watch with just one body so that's why we had Mark Taylor, Mark Ashby and Johnny H covering last weekend's events. Prepare for a few shocks and surprises as URHQ enters the Village Of The Damned.

Ov Dust - 'Resurrection Of An American Heretic' (American Black Metal Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 11 December 2011 04:30

ov_dust_american_hereticapproved_small_2011When Johnny Riott of NYC gutter rockers The Erotics asked us to review his 'other' band, Ov Dust, little did we know that they would be a full-on, black metal band. Mark Ashby checks out the band's 'Resurrection Of An American Heretic' album and finds songs destined to become classics of the genre.....

Justice Tonight Tour - Featuring The Farm, Pete Wylie, Mick Jones, John Robb and James Dean Bradfield - Cardiff, Solus - 1st December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 10 December 2011 05:00
Justice_BadgeIt's not very often that we discuss football, politics and music in the same place here on Uber Rock, too much inter club/party rivalry to get in the way of our rock 'n' roll brotherly love. However when we got whiff of this cracking tour in support of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign we just had to show our support whatever our loyalties. Dom Daley stands in the presence of a true punk rock legend and can't wait to tell you all about it.

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