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Flotsam And Jetsam – ‘No Place For Disgrace 2014’ (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 03:00

FlotsamAndJetsamNoPlaceForDisgrace2014Flotsam And Jetsam will probably always - rightly or wrongly - be known as the band that Jason Newsted left to join Metallica, but what shouldn’t be forgotten is that move also helped the band’s profile  for their second long player ‘No Place For Disgrace’, for which they managed to secure a deal with Elektra. Seemingly never happy with how that album turned out 2014 sees the band re-record said opus, and here Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland gets ready to mosh like its 1988 all over again.

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Exit_International/The Lash/They Told Me You Were Dead - Newport, Le Pub - 1st March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 03:00

EIthmbHaving just released their Uber Rock Approved ‘Our Science Is Golden’ album in an expanded 2CD edition Exit_International chose one of the finest live venues in South Wales in which to celebrate the album in all its live glory. Add to the bill rock 'n' soulers The Lash and newbie post hardcore mob They Told Me You Were Dead and we had one hell of a celebration on our hands as Johnny H explains.

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Gallon Drunk - 'The Soul Of The Hour' (Cloud Hills) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 10 March 2014 03:00

gallondrunkhourcoverapproved small 2013'The Soul Of The Hour' is the eighth studio album from Gallon Drunk, the dark British alternative rock outfit following last year's 'The Road Gets Darker From Here' in style...but that uber-approved stamp already told you that, right? Uber Rock's Dom Daley found this new release simply stunning.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Marc Eden - The Peckham Cowboys Print E-mail
Written by Marc Eden   
Sunday, 09 March 2014 03:00

marcedenmix86The Peckham Cowboys start a nine-date UK tour later this week so what better time to catch up with the band's frontman, Marc Eden, hand him a C90, and ask him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape? The band's new album, '10 Tales from the Gin Palace', is an early contender for Uber Rock's Album of the Year, and this mixtape is up there with the year's best too.....

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Chris Holmes - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 08 March 2014 03:30

holmesint862014With the news that he was about to relocate to Europe, Chris Holmes continues to surprise....and also tell it like it is, as proved by this exclusive interview that the former W.A.S.P. guitarist undertook with Uber Rock's Matt Phelps. Want to know all about why he left L.A., his thoughts on the state of modern rock music, and his recollections on the infamous pool scene in 'The Metal Years'? Then click that link and lose yourself in another must-read interview from Uber Rock.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 33 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 08 March 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show returned for its 33rd episode, one that promised to be a bit special. Yes, Gaz, Johnny and Watkins spent a dark night in Brynmawr detailing the five bands selected to play at Uberpalooza, Uber Rock's birthday party celebrating five years of the website to excite. With Listen Again podcast links.....

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Hawkwind - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire - 22nd February 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 07 March 2014 03:00

Hawkwind Rock 4 RescueAlmost six months to the day after Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland last stood in Shepherd’s Bush Empire witnessing Hawkwind perform their ‘Warrior On The Edge of Time’ album in its entirety he’s back (with a bong) watching the band deliver their ‘Space Ritual’ album in much the same way. This time around though the nights in aid of Rock 4 Rescue a charity that looks after animal welfare as our man was soon to find out.

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Halestorm - 'ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP' (Atlantic) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:00

halestorm2.coverFinally released in the UK to tie-in with the band's British headline tour that starts at the end of the month, Halestorm's 'ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP' attempts to get to grips with songs by Judas Priest, Daft Punk, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Marilyn Manson and AC/DC. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens... and gets lucky.....

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The Intersphere - ‘Relations In The Unseen’ (Long Branch Records / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:00

Intersphereapproved small 2013‘Relations In The Unseen’ is album number four for German Pog (that’s pop/prog) outfit The Intersphere, and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out its one that is full of musical surprises, not least the fact that the band remind him of an act that really should have been huge. So is it the time for The Intersphere to do just that? Become huge? Click the link and all will be revealed.

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House Of Lords - 'Precious Metal' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Blakout   
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 03:00

houseoflordspreciouscoverThe most important thing about the upcoming HRH AOR2 festival for Matt Blakout - after trying not to fall off the stage again, obviously - is catching up with one of his all-time favourite bands, House Of Lords. So who better to wax lyrical about 'Precious Metal', the legendary US melodic rock outfit's brand new album?

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Bigelf - ‘Into The Maelstrom’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 03 March 2014 03:00

BigelfFive years on from Bigelf’s last album (the awesome ‘Cheat The Gallows’) the band finally return with ‘Into The Maelstrom’ their first for new label InsideOut. With the line up of the band radically overhauled, most notable by the inclusion of Mike Portnoy on drums, what exactly does Mad Hatter Damon Fox and his band have in store for us? Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland takes a trip ‘Into The Maelstrom’ and in the process uncovers a new genre of music. Anyone for some Glog?

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Chris Catalyst - Eureka Machines - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 02 March 2014 04:00

CC thmbThis coming Thursday powerpop supremos Eureka Machines take to the highways and byways of the UK to play what will be the first date on their latest 8 date tour. Johnny H caught up with Machines’ main man Chris Catalyst during rehearsals for these dates to find out what fans can expect for they bucks plus a whole lot more juicy gossip about the (not so) wonderful music industry.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Inger Lorre Print E-mail
Written by Inger Lorre   
Sunday, 02 March 2014 03:00

ingermix86Made famous for her time with The Nymphs, infamous for relieving herself on the desk of A&R man Tom Zutaut, Inger Lorre returns next month with a limited edition 7" single for Record Store Day. Prior to an exclusive interview with Uber Rock, Inger compiled her ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Behemoth - 'The Satanist' (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Saturday, 01 March 2014 03:00

BEHEMOTHsatanistTalk about putting your heart and soul into your work: Behemoth frontman Nergal's blood was mixed with the paint used for the striking cover art to new album, 'The Satanist'. Not wanting to be left out, Uber Rock's Nick Russell added a bit of flob to his review of said album, a record he says is a must-hear.....

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Butcher Babies - 'Goliath' (Century Media Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 28 February 2014 03:00

goliathcover300Were we all too quick to judge the metalli-merits of Butcher Babies? Uber Rock's Ross Welford thinks that maybe we were. Checking out the band's 'Goliath' album, our man looks beyond the silicon silliness and soft porn pasts and finds a band doing the modern metal thing almost as well as anybody.....

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W.E.T. - ‘One Live - In Stockholm’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 03:00

WETOn January 17th, 2013, W.E.T. played an exclusive show at the Debaser Club in Stockholm, Sweden to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Rise Up. At the time Uber Rock’s Dave Prince so wished he could have been there on the night, but sadly the URHQ bank balance wouldn’t stretch that far. Now thanks to a 2CD/DVD release from Frontiers Records entitled ‘One Live - In Stockholm’ he can finally live the AOR W.E.T. dream. Read on to find out more.

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