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Rich Rags - Role Models - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:00

richroleint86'The Go-To Guy', the upcoming debut album from Role Models, is going to be troubling the upper reaches of Uber Rock's Album of the Year chart come New Year's Eve, mark our words. Get a taste of what's to come right now as Dom Daley catches up with band mainman Rich Rags and asks him all about the new record, Rich Jones, Sami Yaffa and, erm, Bon Jovi's 'Runaway'.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: I shook hands with Ted Nugent (and didn't pull back a bloody stub) Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:00

nugeblog86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey returns with another of his must-read retro concert reviews, this time detailing a Ted Nugent show, with Scorpions and Blackfoot as support. But wait, Bill didn't just watch Ted in concert - he also met the Motor City Madman and lived to tell the tale!

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Anvil - London, Islington, O2 Academy - 12th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 25 July 2015 03:00

Anvil thmbCanadian power metal trio Anvil returned for a short run of UK shows just a few weeks back to bring to the end their mammoth worldwide tour in support of the ‘Hope In Hell’ album. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland just had to be at London’s Islington, O2 Academy to sample the band in all their glory because after all Anvil Is Anvil.

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Lamb Of God - 'VII: Sturm Und Drang' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Friday, 24 July 2015 03:05

LOG7300There's been more than a little drama surrounding the Lamb Of God camp in the supposed downtime between albums six and seven. Now, the band returns with the hugely-anticipated 'VII: Sturm Und Drang', an album that Uber Rock's Matt Bunting thinks is an onslaught of brilliance, but.....

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Nuclear Assault - ‘Pounder’ EP (Dry Heave Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 24 July 2015 03:00

pounder frontNew York thrash metallers Nuclear Assault released their first new material in over a decade earlier this week as ‘Pounder’ hit the streets via the UK’s Dry Heave Records. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was one of the few lucky enough to bag himself a limited edition 12” vinyl copy, this ladies and germs is what it sounds like.

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The Terraces - ‘Empire’ (Westworld Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 23 July 2015 03:00

Terracesapproved small 2013Australian boot boys The Terraces return to the UK next month for their third appearance at a Rebellion event, and with them they’ll also be bringing their second studio record ‘Empire’. Here Uber Rock’s “Big” Johnny H gets a sneaky peak at what is to come and in the process digs up every footballing cliché known to mankind. These guys were “always rising” or so it seems, so hit the link to find out more.

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Fuzztones - 'Psychorama' (Easy Action) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:00

Fuzztones boxEasy Action does it again, collecting a wealth of material from the Fuzztones and slapping it all in a new box set called 'Psychorama'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out the five remastered albums, live DVD and 7" single and thinks that this is a must-buy. Why? Hit that link and find out.....

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Neal Schon - ‘Vortex’ (Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 03:00

Neal SchonWhat’s better than a new solo album from Journey six string maestro Neal Schon? How about TWO new albums? Well that’s what the guitarist claims ‘Vortex’ to be, so let’s find out if our very own wizard of the fretboard Eamon O’Neill agrees? Hit the link to discover the all-important Uber Rock verdict.

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Role Models - 'The Go-To Guy' (Glunk Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 20 July 2015 03:00

RoleModelsCoverHiResapproved small 2013'Lost In The City', last year's three track EP from Role Models, offered much, but we never thought that the band's full-length debut would be so incredible. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to a genuine Album of the Year contender that has Rich Jones and Sami Yaffa bringing up the rear of 'The Go-To Guy' himself, Rich Rags......

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Gus G - Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 19 July 2015 03:00

Gus G thmbOn July 24th 2015, Ozzy and Firewind guitarist Gus G releases his latest solo record ‘Brand New Revolution’ via Century Media. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the six string wizard to discuss the new record as well as all things Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne, and err…. Black Sabbath. Hit the link to get all the Gus G gossip and much, much more….

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Lifer - 'Black Mountain Rising' (House Of Doom) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 18 July 2015 03:00

liferalbum2300approved small 2013South Wales bruisers Lifer return with second album, 'Black Mountain Rising', over four years after their lauded debut, 'Cursing Them Out'. Uber Rock's Gaz E enters the House of Doom once again, certain that guitar string benders await him at every turn.....

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The Bastard Sons - 'Smoke' (Kaiju Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 17 July 2015 03:00

bastardsmokeuse300approved small 2013Last year's 'Roads' EP from York-based The Bastard Sons impressed us here at URHQ, but their upcoming full-length debut is a major step up. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes listens to 'Smoke' and hears what could be one of the big breakout records of the year. Hit the link to find out why.....

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AC/DC - London, Wembley Stadium - 4th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:00

ACDC AR 4Whilst the rest of URHQ were working our asses off at Slugfest 8 Jim Rowland was sunning himself down Wembley Way with an ex-postman turned friendly ticket tout for the day, and bizarrely, a member of Praying Mantis, getting ready to witness what could perhaps have been AC/DC’s last ever stadium show in London. Hit the link to find out if he had drink on us.

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Slugfest 8 (Saturday & Sunday) - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 4th & 5th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H, Nev Brooks & Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 03:00

slugfest886After the Friday to end all Fridays, Slugfest 8 ploughed on regardless into the Saturday and Sunday to end all Saturdays and Sundays, and there to capture all of the action from Uber Rock was Johnny H, Nev Brookes and (as usual bringing up the rear) Rob Watkins. Read on to relive the music, the mayhem, the beer, and of course who could forget the smelly fish?

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Slugfest 8 (Friday) - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 3rd July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 03:00

slugfest886Slugfest returned to Abertillery for its eighth instalment, promising the coolest bands, the best people and, worryingly, the rankest fish. Uber Rock's Gaz E was there to detail the opening night of Slugfest 8, the, erm, storm before another storm......

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The Boys - 'Undercover - Live In China' (Action Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 13 July 2015 03:00

boyschina300The story behind 'Undercover - Live In China', the new album from The Boys, is almost as good as the record itself. Almost. Uber Rock's Dom Daley listens to an incendiary live recording that flicked the Vs at the Chinese Ministry Of Culture and won. The Boys have a song called 'I Don't Care' for a reason.....

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