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Tony Wright - 'Thoughts 'n' All' (Woodcut Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:00

Tonysolocover440'Thoughts 'n' All' is the debut solo album from Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright, and quite possibly the most personal and heartfelt recording he has ever made. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes listens and finds an artist documenting darker times yet still able to produce songs that truly impress.....

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Magic Eight Ball - 'Last Of The Old Romantics' (Magic Cat Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 10 November 2014 03:00

oldromatics500coverapproved small 2013There'll be some interest in 'Last Of The Old Romantics', the new album from Magic Eight Ball, because the late Rik Mayall made possibly his last ever appearance as a guest on the record. But, here at URHQ, we're interested in the music, especially as last year's 'Sorry We're Late But We're Worth The Wait' ended up on many an uber scribe's turntable. Ben Hughes listens, loves what he hears, then listens again.....

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Danny Garcia - 'Looking For Johnny' - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 09 November 2014 03:30

garcia86int'Looking For Johnny', Danny Garcia's documentary on Johnny Thunders, has just been released on DVD in the UK, with the film's soundtrack set to appear on limited edition red vinyl later this month. Uber Rock's Dom Daley caught up with Garcia to get the lowdown on the making of this must-see, uber-approved documentary.....

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The Erotics - 'Preaching To the Choir' (Find Your Fangs Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 08 November 2014 03:00

eroticschoircoverapproved small 2013Albany, NY's The Erotics gathered up a horde of obsessive fans in the fall of 2012 and shepherded them into Don Fury Studio for a show now captured on 'Preaching To The Choir' in all its raucous, riotous glory. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to a truly live album, minus any overdubs or studio trickery.....

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Heart & Friends - 'Home For The Holidays' (Frontiers Music SRL) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 07 November 2014 03:00

heart hfth coverHeart played a special Christmas show in Seattle last December, with guest appearances from Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Train's Pat Monahan and Shawn Colvin, the holiday special now being released by Frontiers on CD/DVD and Blu-ray. Uber Rock's Gaz E gets the eggnog out early as he thinks about Nancy Wilson hanging her stockings up.....

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Crazy Lixx - ‘Crazy Lixx’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 06 November 2014 03:00

Crazy LixxWith the release of their self titled fourth studio record Swedish melodic sleaze rockers Crazy Lixx sound like a band on a mission. The task at hand to turn their already established sound into 11 anthemic rock songs that will satisfy both... the hard core Lixx fans as well as fans of melodic hard rock and hair metal in general. Uber Rock’s Johnny H thinks they’ve actually gone a step further than that and released the “best melodic sleaze album of the year”. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find out why

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Bitch Queens - 'Kill Your Friends' (Lux Noise Records / Strange Magic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 04:00

Kill Your Friends FrontBasel bad boys Bitch Queens describe their sound as being "a street fight with the Stooges and the Backyard Babies, while next door the Dead Boys are drinking beer with Turbonegro." Sounds pretty good, right?! Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out the band's brand new album, 'Kill Your Friends', available on CD and gorgeous red or black 180g vinyl.....

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In Faith - ‘There's A Storm Coming’ (Rocktopia Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 03:00

In Faithapproved small 2013Last week was one of the craziest weeks for new releases that we can remember in our time online, so much so that rather than cram them all in in shortened format we kept some of them back to to give them the full attention they deserved. Case in point, ‘There's A Storm Coming’ the debut album from UK melodic rockers In Faith, a record so breath-taking that Uber Rock's Dave Prince is almost lost for words…Well almost.

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Honest John Plain Band/Electric River - Bristol, Louisiana - 17th October 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 03:00

Poster thmbWith The Boys having released 'Punk Rock Menopause', their first album in over 32 years earlier this year, guitarist Honest John Plain seemingly couldn’t wait to take the songs to the kids setting out a series of six solo shows across October and November. Uber Rock was at the tour’s opening night in Bristol, and here Johnny H picks up the story of what turned out to be a very special night indeed.

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Mariachi El Bronx - 'Mariachi El Bronx (III)' (ATO Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 03 November 2014 03:00

mariachi3cover500Mariachi El Bronx, the alter ego of punk rockers The Bronx, follows up their first two albums, 'Mariachi El Bronx' and 'Mariachi El Bronx' with third album, 'Mariachi El Bronx'. Uber Rock's Gaz E discovers an album that blurs the mariachi rulebook a little with the use of sequencers and analog synthesisers......

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Ricky Warwick - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 02 November 2014 03:00

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A few weeks back Black Star Riders’ Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and Robbie Crane played a one-off acoustic show at the legendary Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill. Uber Rock’s Eamon O'Neill was at the gig and was fortunate enough to get some time to chat with local lad Ricky Warwick, to find our all about the Riders’ second album, the new record from (sic), plus all the details behind those long delayed Almighty reissues, you know what you have to do… Hit it!!!!

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 50 - Halloween Special Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 01 November 2014 04:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show hit the milestone that was 50 episodes just two days short of October 31st so it was a no-brainer that the ghouls behind the show - Gruesome Gary Lively, Johnny H(ills Have Eyes) and Rob "The Butcher" Watkins - would summon up some evil, spirited music from the depths of Hell....and not only that, but a wicked, uncouth guest star known only by the mysterious handle of "Zoot".....

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Book Review: The Youngs - The Brothers Who Built AC/DC Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 01 November 2014 03:00

youngsadJesse Fink's new book, 'The Youngs - The Brothers Who Built AC/DC', finally gets an official UK release and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, is a captivating read. Read on for details on how to win one of five copies of this new hardback book.....

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Lordi - 'Scare Force One' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 October 2014 04:00

lordi cover 2014Lordi return with album number seven, the days of Nashville studios and Michael Wagener long gone; the band going back to Finland to work with a Finnish producer. The results, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovers as 'Scare Force One' crash lands onto his stereo, are monstrous.....

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H13: Tommy Creep - Graveyard Calling Horror Records Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 October 2014 03:45

TCreepthumbH13Tommy Creep's Graveyard Calling label releases horror-themed bands on cassette...and does a frightfully good job in doing so. This Creep pointed some of H13's victims/band members in the direction of this year's 13 Days of Halloween so how could Uber Rock thank him? Why, by giving him his very own chance to answer the butcher's dozen questions on October 31st itself.....

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Fearless Vampire Killers - 'Unbreakable Hearts' (Goremount Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 October 2014 03:30

FVKcoveruse300Fearless Vampire Killers follow their 2012 full-length debut, 'Militia Of The Lost', with 'Unbreakable Hearts', an uber-ambitious long player released via their own label and produced by William Control. Uber Rock's Gaz E isn't joking here when he says that FVK should be massive.....

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