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Weezer / Dinosaur Pile-Up - Manchester, Academy - 3rd April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 03:00

Weezer thmbWith their ‘White Album’ still fresh in the racks Weezer descended on the UK for a duo of dates in Manchester and London. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson was lucky enough to secure some tickets for the first show in Manchester and in the process secure a night full of colour-themed nerdy pop punk magic, oh and an awesome support set from Dinosaur Pile-Up too. Hit the link, then, to join him down the front.

Diamond Head - ‘Diamond Head’ (Dissonance) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 18 April 2016 03:00

Diamond Headapproved small 2013This weekend NWOBHM legends Diamond Head release their first studio album in almost a decade. The self titled album marking not only the debut of vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen but also, rumour has it, a return to the band’s celebrated early eighties sound. Uber Rock’s Johnny H investigates.

Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth - Overkill - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 17 April 2016 04:00

URTV thmbBobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth is one of metal’s true characters – and one of its true survivors as well. Frontman with Overkill, one of thrash metal’s most influential and enduring bands, for the past 36 years, he has survived cancer and suffering a mild stroke while on stage, but would he survive 16 minutes answering questions from UBERROCK TV’s Mark Ashby? Hit the link to find out.

Purson - ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 16 April 2016 03:00

Pursonapproved small 2013British big psych facemelters Purson blew Michael Anthony’s cape off at the recent HRH PROG 4 festival, so much so we cannot help but wonder what impact their all-new sophomore release, ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, will have on our intrepid scribe. Hit the link, then, to find out, plus you’ll also discover the all important Uber Rock verdict on an album that tells you to “expect the unexpected.”

Christmas/ Meathook / TENPLUSONE / Trigger McPoopshute - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 2nd April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 15 April 2016 03:00

Christmas thmbGerman deathpunks Christmas returned to the UK for a series of four shows recently, the last of which took place in one of our favourite live venues, The Dolls House in Abertillery. The last time they played the same venue grown men danced naked, but would their return spark the same response? Uber Rock’s Johnny H is down the front for this one and ready for some 'Satanic Rock’. Hit the link to join him.

Rich Robinson - 'Through A Crooked Sun' & 'Woodstock Sessions Vol. 3' Expanded Editions (Circle Sound/Eagle Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 15 April 2016 02:00

woodsess300With a new solo album set to be released in June, Rich Robinson, co-founder of The Black Crowes, sees two more back catalogue titles reissued in expanded form. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey listens, reveals which legendary act Robinson will be touring with this Summer, and writes for your reading pleasure.....

Department S - ‘When All Is Said And All Is Done’ (Westworld Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 14 April 2016 03:00

DeptS finalapproved small 2013Self-styled psychedelic punk funk terrorists Department S are back and have an album of all-new material set for release via Westworld Recordings this May. Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks takes an early look at this opus whilst casting his mind back to a chance live encounter with the band in Amsterdam. ‘When All Is Said And All Is Done’ is the name of the record and, trust us, it’s about to blow your bloody doors off.

Jesus Chrüsler Supercar - Leeuwarden, NL, Schaaf City Theatre - 1st April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Thursday, 14 April 2016 02:00

JCS thmbFor his latest gig report Uber Rock’s Colin Hunt travelled from Germany to Leeuwarden in the Netherlands to catch the Uber Rock Approved Jesus Chrüsler Supercar out on the road supporting their ’35 Supersonic’ record. Hit the link to find out what happened next....

The Ginger Wildheart Show - London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town - 1st April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 01:00

GW Show thmbWith everything else that is going on in the world of Ginger Wildheart right now it was something of a relief to see the man finally get the chance to play some rock ‘n’ roll via his rescheduled Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London, along with a stellar supporting cast of course. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson had been waiting (patiently) for this one, and here he relives a rather special night of music…..

Mushroomhead / Sanguine - Plymouth, The Hub / dbs Live - 27th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:00

Mushhead86Uber Rock's Matt Phelps went to The Hub to see hotly-tipped UK outfit Sanguine, but came away wet with excitement at seeing U.S. mentalists Mushroomhead perform the best live show he's ever seen in the venue. Hit the link to find out why.....

The International Swingers - 'The International Swingers' (All The Cats Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 11 April 2016 03:00

ISwing300approved small 2013Take Clem Burke from Blondie, Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols, Gary Twinn from Twenty Flight Rockers, and James Stevenson from Generation X, chuck 'em in the Foo Fighters' studio, and what do you get? Only one of the best albums of the year. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey writes of the upcoming official UK release of the self-titled album from The International Swingers.....

Mikko von Hertzen - Von Hertzen Brothers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 10 April 2016 04:00

VHB logoUber Rock’s Michael Anthony caught up with Von Hertzen Brothers frontman Mikko (von Hertzen) at the band’s recent headline show at The Fleece in Bristol to talk about the challenges of building an audience, the impact of being labelled a prog band, the Finnish archipelago and the Welsh weather. There’s a ‘New Day Rising’, says our scribe, and he’s one of a growing band who think we should all be part of it.

Prong / Steak Number Eight - London, Camden Underworld - 26th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 09 April 2016 03:00

prong-poster thmbHitting the UK for a single show in support of their stunning ‘X-No Absolutes’ album Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was not about to miss post-metal godfathers Prong playing in the intimate surroundings afforded by Camden’s Underworld venue. Hit the link then to experience a night of intensity in one city delivered in true Prong style.

Zakk Wylde - 'Book Of Shadows II' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 08 April 2016 03:20

BoSII300Two decades after releasing his debut solo album, the inimitable Zakk Wylde follows it up with 'Book Of Shadows II', a pared-down album that, like its predecessor, highlights the lighter, introspective side of his music. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is lurking in the shadows and liking what he finds.....

Skurvi - ‘Get ‘Em In’ (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 08 April 2016 03:00

Skurviapproved small 2013Every now and then an album comes along that doesn’t so much reinvent a genre as simply give it a size nine up the jacksie, case in point ‘Get ‘Em In’, the all-new album from Brighton-based punk/Oi! band Skurvi. Uber Rock’s Johnny H can’t get enough of this one ranking it alongside some of the greats from the scene like Cock Sparrer and, erm, Peter And The Test Tube Babies. Hit the link to find out why….

Tigertailz - 'Blast' (TT Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:00

blastreview300With a new line-up and throwback glam image, Tigertailz return with 'Blast', their first full studio album in almost a decade. Lead single, 'Pipped It Popped It', divided fans with its Eurovision-craving cheesiness but, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovered, this new album is a bona fide pop metal success story.....


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