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Viking Fest 2 - Ebbw Vale Institute - 26th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 03:00

VF86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins took time off from his exclusive NP23 raping and pillaging to let a horde of would-be vikings get a taste of what he lives every other day at the second annual Viking Fest. With bands like The Bleedin Noses, Sons Of Icarus, Ataraxis Vibration, headliners Henry's Funeral Shoe and the best-dressed band in the business, Kill 66, our man wasn't likely to be disappointed.....

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Oliver Dawson Saxon - 'Blood And Thunder Live' (Angel Air) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:00

ODSlivecoverOliver Dawson Saxon, featuring (you'll never guess) founder members of Saxon, Graham Oliver and Steve "Dobby" Dawson, return with 'Blood And Thunder Live', a new album featuring live versions of classic songs from Saxon to ODS, via Son Of A Bitch. Rock 'N' Roll Gypsy Matt Phelps loves it live.....

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe - ’Comfortable Skin’ EP (Giddy Kipper Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Monday, 04 August 2014 03:00

HFS-Comfortable-Skin-176pxIt’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from Henry’s Funeral Shoe. It’s true that they’ve never stopped touring and are one of the hardest working bands around but their last album ‘Donkey Jacket’ was released back in 2011. So reminding us: “Don’t lose the rhythm”, is a new five track EP entitled ’Comfortable Skin’, and here Uber Rock’s Russ P goes track by track through what it has to offer.

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Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Lee Love - The Hip Priests Print E-mail
Written by Lee Love   
Sunday, 03 August 2014 03:00

BDBOn August 11th those saviours of dirty rock ‘n’ roll The Hip Priests finally unleash ‘Black Denim Blitz’, their third LP, on a largely unsuspecting world. Here the band’s bassist Lee Love hijacks our normally respectable Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature to reveal the filthy stinking inspiration behind his band’s magnum opus. So hit the link to find out what the self-styled ‘Vodkacoma Casanova’ has to say.

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2014 - Conny Bloom - Electric Boys - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 04:00

connybloomint86Things looked bleak for Electric Boys fans at the Steelhouse Festival as the legendary Swedish band battled with extreme travel issues that culminated in them missing their set on the first day of the event. Happily, the band swapped slots and opened the festival's second day, finding Gaz E waiting in the wings to talk to frontman Conny Bloom for another Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Billy Sheehan - The Winery Dogs & Mr. Big - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 03:00

Billy Sheehan thmbLegendary bass player Billy Sheehan has had a long and distinguished career. Starting off in the New York State power trio Talas, he has come full circle with The Winery Dogs, his latest outfit which is also a power trio. Along the way though he has also been a member of David Lee Roth’s solo band and a global chart superstar as part of Mr. Big. Here he talks about all this and more, including how he is the only person to have played with every single member of Van Halen. “Goin’ Crazy” is Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill.

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Unisonic - 'Light Of Dawn' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 01 August 2014 03:00

unilightcover300approved small 2013'Light Of Dawn', the second album from Unisonic, features Michael Kiske's return to real metal. So says Uber Rock's Matt Phelps, a man who knows his Kiske, knows his real metal, and knows a great album when he hears one. Hit Read More to discover why, with this album, Unisonic mean business.....

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Guilfest - Stoke Park, Guildford - 18th, 19th & 20th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 04:00

guil1486Sham 69, Buzzcocks, Boomtown Rats, Soulfly, Gallows, The Blackout, The Human League, Feed The Rhino, The Bermondsey Joyriders, Ruts DC, Boney M - it's not like Uber Rock's Ross Welford didn't have plenty of musical avenues in which to venture at this year's Guilfest. Read on as our man enters the field of dreams.....

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Yes - ‘Heaven and Earth‘ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 03:00

YesProg rock legends Yes return with ‘Heaven and Earth‘ their twenty first studio album and their first with new vocalist Jon Davison. Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony poses perhaps the ultimate question in “Is there enough prog here to keep the long term fans happy?” as he checks out the album track by track. To find out the answer to his quandary you know what you have to do.

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - Sunday, 20th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:00

SteelSun86With torrential rain, flash flooding and lightning storms predicted for the weekend, the Gods of Rock were obviously smiling down on the Steelhouse Festival as the sun shone on another ass-kicker of an event. The six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show team of Gaz, John and Rob split reviewing duties between their good selves - read on for their thoughts on Electric Boys, Bad Touch, Buck & Evans, Heaven & Earth, Toseland, Bernie Marsden, The Answer and headliners Europe from the festival's second day.....

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - Saturday, 19th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 03:00

SteelSat86The Steelhouse Festival returned for its fourth year, still revelling in its gorgeous surroundings and still adored by thousands of clued-in rock fans happy to be kings and queens of the mountain. The six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show team of Gaz, John and Rob split reviewing duties between their good selves - read on for their thoughts on Blackwolf, Skarlett Riot, Buffalo Summer, Tax The Heat, The Graveltones, The Amorettes, Sebastian Bach and headliners Black Star Riders from the festival's first day.....

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Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions - 'Injection' (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 July 2014 03:00

Injection - Coverapproved small 2013Following on from an EP that offered a salty taste of things to come, Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions get to fourth base with 'Injection', a thirteen track long player that just has to be added to your collection...unless you're a tone-deaf tool, of course. Luckily Uber Rock's Dom Daley isn't, as proved by a glowing review.....

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Michael McKeegan and Neil Cooper - Therapy? - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 04:00

Therapy thmbAfter a run of shows celebrating the ‘Troublegum’ album Therapy? followed up that success by agreeing to perform another of their albums in its entirety at the UK Sonisphere festival. ‘Infernal Love’ might be 19 years old, but it has lost none of its claustrophobic dark and twisted passion. Here bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper talk to Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill about the making of the album, frilly shirts, false moustaches, mountains of cocaine and all.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Ozzy Osbourne/Mötley Crüe/Waysted - 9th March 1984 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 03:00

ozcrue86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary Minnesota monsters Impaler, returns with the July instalment of his essential Vintage Concert Bill feature. This month Bill takes us jealous bastards back to Ozzy's 1984 'Bark At The Moon' US tour, where the madman was pretty much upstaged by an up-and-coming band with the looks that kill.....

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Chas Hodges - Chas & Dave - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 04:00

Chas thmbSpeaking ahead of their appearance at Sonisphere 2014, Chas Hodges, one half of ‘rockney’ duo Chas & Dave was in fine form. Although he’s never heard of Slayer, he’s got more than a little heavy metal history, having played with, among others Ritchie Blackmore and Phil Lynott. Preparing for a return booking at Knebworth Park where his band opened for Led Zeppelin in 1979, he tells Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill “We fit in anywhere”.  

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 43 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The six-legged Uber Rock fuck-about-on-the-wireless beast lumbered into the BRfm studio fashionably late (for a quite ridiculous reason) yet still managed to turn out a stonker of a radio show that had the nations gripped for two whole hours. Hit Read More for the lowdown and Listen Again podcast links.....

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