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Radio Dead Ones – ‘Celebrate The End’ (Wanda Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 17 November 2016 03:00

62156 Radio-Dead-Ones-celebrate-the-end-PRE-ORDERFear not punk rockers... it's getting close to Christmas and Uber Rock's Dom Daley comes bearing you a gift, in the shape of the final, posthumously released album from Berlin's Radio Dead Ones.   Click the link to find out why our resident punk expert reckons they might just have left the best 'til last...

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Hard Rock Hell X – Hafan y Môr – 10 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 19:33

30862407372 97e7e39c27 oIt’s hard to believe that Hard Rock Hell has been going for ten years now. Jeezus, it’s like watching your own kids growing, suddenly realizing just what age they are and asking “what the fuck happened?” Uber Rock's Mark Ashby felt he had "been there done that" for most of HRH's lifetime, but, of course, he wasn't going to miss out on this very special birthday party - and so he dragged The Dark Queen along for the ride of a lifetime... and day one was, quite literally, only the beginning...

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Heriot – ‘World Collapse’ EP (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 03:20

Heriot - World CollapseDespite having a name that will remind those of us of a certain generation of a loveable vet who used to service the Yorkshire Dales in days of yore, Heriot are a trio from Swindon who inhabit the sort of doom-meets-hardcore territory populated by the likes of Raging Speedhorn - which, in itself, is no bad thing, as Uber Rock's Mark Ashby found out when he wrapped his ears around their just-released debut EP...

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Warrior Soul – ‘Tough As Fuck’ (Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 03:00

Warrior Soul Tough As FuckMore often than not, "live" albums don't quite live up to their name, with studio trickery used to cover up mistakes or enhance certain elements of the sound which the recordings don't quite capture as cleanly as the band or those behind them would like.  But, when Warrior Soul say their new live offering, recorded in Athens earlier this year, is as 'Tough As Fuck', our man Dom Daley finds himself agreeing with them and discovering an album that is truly as raw as their performances.

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Onslaught - The BIG Uber Rock Interview with Nige Rockett Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 21:37

URTV thmbWhen Onslaught pulled into Belfast recently on the latest leg of their now seemingly never-ending tour to mark the 30th anniversary of their seminal 'The Force' album, Uber Rock's Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen took the opportunity to corner band founder and guitarist Nige Rockett to take a trip down memory lane to those heady days of the mid-1980s and the then importance of having a record contract, as well as how the music has changed in the intervening years and their plans to take their career into the next decade...

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Biest – ‘Alphatier EP’ Release Party – Hamburg, Kukuun – 14 September 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 03:20

BIEST IMG 1513Back in May, Uber Rock's very own Euro-zone correspondent, Colin Hunt, found himself at the Rock Café in his adopted city of Hamburg - and left extremely impressed by the support band, the newly formed Biest.  A few months later, he was not only the proud owner of the band's debut EP, 'Alphatier', but also a special guest at it's official release party.  Click the link to find out how the band launched their project with flair...

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MeMe Detroit – ‘Live To Love You’ll Love to Live’ (SoulRock Central Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 03:00

Meme DetroitHaving been impressed by "sorta-punk, sorta-indie all-(pop) rockin’ trio" MeMe Detroit when they opened for Asylums recently, Uber Rock's Rich Hobson didn't hesitate in getting his punk rock mitts on a copy of their debut album... Was he equally impressed?  There's only one way to find out, isn't there?

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HARD ROCK HELL: Interview with THE LAST VEGAS Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Monday, 14 November 2016 19:48

URTV thmbOne of the highlight bands on the second stage at the tenth anniversary edition of Hard Rock Hell this past weekend were Chicago party animals The Last Vegas.  Uber Rock's Mark Ashby caught up with the band afterwards to talk about their appearance, how they feel the artistic community will react to, and rise above, the election of Donald Trump as nominal "leader of the free world", and how bands don't really need record companies any more in order to get themselves in front of fans...

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HARD ROCK HELL: Interview with JOANovARC Print E-mail
Written by The Dark Queen   
Monday, 14 November 2016 13:13

URTV thmbOne of the discoveries, at least as far as the Uber Rock team were concerned, of this year's tenth anniversary Hard Rock Hell were fiesty female foursome JOANovARC, who rocked the second stage to its foundations on the Friday evening.  The next morning, The Dark Queen, normally the one filming our interviews, made her debut in front of the camera to talk to the girls about the show, posing nude for their album cover and overcoming the unfortunate bias and prejudice that still exists in the male dominated world of rock and roll.  Click the link to listen in...

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HARD ROCK HELL: Interview with WARRIOR SOUL Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Monday, 14 November 2016 03:20

URTV thmbWhile at this past weekend's tenth anniversary Hard Rock Hell festival in north Wales, Uber Rock's Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen took the opportunity to grab the extremely hot and sweaty members of WARRIOR SOUL - well, they'd only come off stage a few minutes earlier - for a chat with URTV.  Find out what subjects the conversation touched upon by clicking the link:

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HARD ROCK HELL: Interview with BOBBY BLOTZER Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Sunday, 13 November 2016 22:30

URTV thmbSo, there we were, sitting minding our own business, catching five minutes of downtime amid all the hectic running about at this past weekend's Hard Rock Hell, when myself and The Dark Queen got summoned backstage for a one-on-one chat with RATT founder and drummer Bobby Blotzer, literally moments before he went on stage... Click the link to find out what he had to say for himself...

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Teenage Casket Company – Farewell, Adieu, Auf Wiedersehen… The Last Ever Interview Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 13 November 2016 03:20

Teenage Casket Company - Gig PosterNext weekend, Midlands glamsters Teenage Casket Company bring the curtain down on their 13-year long career, with a farewell show in what promises to be a packed Tap N Tumbler in the heart of Nottingham. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby caught up with frontman Rob Wylde to discuss the band’s decision to call it quits, the highs and lows of their existence and their respective plans for the future…

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Dead End Drive In – Now Showing: ‘Scorpions – Forever And A Day’ (Eagle Vision) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 13 November 2016 03:00

Scorpions - Forever And A DayIn 2010, German metal titans Scorpions announced their intention to retire from the music business, following the world tour to promote their just released ‘Sting In The Tail’ album. Of course, as we all know, that was a somewhat premature pronouncement… But, that supposedly historic final tour - and the last gig on it - are now the subject of a newly-released documentary, detailing the band's storied 50-year career and how they broke down geographic boundaries.  Munching the popcorn is Uber Rock's Mark Ashby...

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Asylums / BlackWaters / MeMe Detroit – Birmingham, The Rainbow Cellar – 28 October 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 12 November 2016 03:20

Asylums 1With the prevailing air of doom around Brexit, the closure of numerous local venues and a general sense of malaise around the dying months of 2016, sometimes you just desperately need a big tune-machine-shaped pick-me-up. What better band then, to offer that than Asylums, whose album ‘Killer Brain Waves’ might just be, in the words of Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson, “one of the best power-pop tinged indie rock n roll albums of the year” (as well as a mouthful to describe)? Following on from his review of aforesaid release, our man took himself along to the official launch gig get himself another earful of big tunes, but this time up close and personally…

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Asylums – Killer Brain Waves (Cool Thing Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 12 November 2016 03:00

AsylumsUber Rock’s Rich Hobson just loves his music “dripping in supercharged sugar-crusted indie rock n roll”: so, is it any wonder that the debut album from Southend’s Asylums is sending him into an almost apoplectic saccharine. Accompanying his review of its official launch, click the link to find out why our man is delighted to be subjected to some ‘Killer Brain Waves’…

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Onslaught / Beholder / Anihilated / Scimitar – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 6 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Friday, 11 November 2016 03:00

Onslaught - Belfast - Nov 2016 - 2The last time Onslaught visited Belfast, Uber Rock’s The Dark Queen got a little bit carried away and ended up being the sole stage diver that night… this time, as the band returned to the scene of the crime, as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations for ‘The Force’, husband Mark Ashby was making sure she stayed focussed (sic) on the job in hand, and that was recording what went down from the relative safety of the photo pit…

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