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Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions / Skurvi / Born To Destruct - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 11th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 25 March 2016 01:00

Spunk thmbThree bands with three new albums to plug and eight special shows showcasing the very best of STP Records. The venue for the opening night? The Dolls House Abertillery, and on hand to capture the live action from Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions, Skurvi and Born To Destruct was Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins. Hit the link to truly ‘Release The Beasts’.

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Exodus / Lost Society / Chaos Trigger - Cardiff, The Globe - 11th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 24 March 2016 03:00

Exodus PosterThe first few months of 2016 have been something of a delight for fans of live heavy metal music, with VFM triple band bills touring the whole of the UK and this: the most extensive UK headline tour EVER from Bay Area veterans Exodus. With the tour hitting Cardiff’s excellent Globe venue Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton was quick to snap up his ticket for a lesson in old school musical violence. Hit the link to find out what happened next!

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Machine Head: ‘An Evening With’ - Cardiff, University Great Hall - 10th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 03:20

MH 1Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins is a spirit reborn in 2016, he’s once again the “metal maaaaaan” here at URHQ and things certainly don’t come much more metal than the mighty Machine Head. Our intrepid - horn throwing - scribe was lucky enough to get a ticket for said band’s recent ‘An Evening With’ tour of the UK and this is what happened when the show hit Cardiff University.

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Shotgun - 'Live - Down Decadencia Drive' (Livewire/Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:00

shotguncover500Original Shotgun Messiah members Zinny J. Zan and Stixx Galore reunited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their former band's debut album, using the name Shotgun and recruiting a couple of the violent newer breed of Swedish cock rockers to back them. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey takes a trip down Decadencia Drive, via Bop City, to hear the band's upcoming live album.....

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Saxon - 'Eagles And Dragons' box set (Demon Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 21 March 2016 03:00

saxon-eagles-dragons-ltd'Eagles And Dragons' arrives later this month, a nine-album box set that collects the albums that British heavy metal legends Saxon released between 1990 and 2009 and presents them on audiophile 180gm vinyl. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps recently spoke to Biff Byford about this new release, now he has his own say.....

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Bruce Thomas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 20 March 2016 04:00

bruceint86Bruce Thomas was the bassist for the Attractions, the band formed around Elvis Costello in 1977. In his new book he gives the full story of his tempestuous times with "The Singer" so there appeared to be no better time than the present to catch up with the legendary bass player to get the lowdown on his written works, his musical career, and Operation Yewtree.....

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The Bar Stool Preachers - ‘Blatant Propaganda’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 19 March 2016 03:00

BSP COVER thmb approved small 2013‘Blatant Propaganda’ is the name of the highly-anticipated PledgeMusic-funded debut album by Brighton-based ska-infused punks, The Bar Stool Preachers. Somehow Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks has managed to get a sneaky listen to said record well in advance of it actually being released, and here wants to share with us a record that he is calling “the party album of 2016.”

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The Struts - 'Everybody Wants' (Polydor/Interscope Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 18 March 2016 03:00

strutscoverAfter supporting Mötley Crüe and the Rolling Stones on their way to becoming one of the buzz bands in the US, Derby's The Struts now see their 2014 debut album revamped and re-released, with five brand new songs added to its tracklisting. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes loved the original version of the album, now he loves it even more.....

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FD4 - 'The Last Of The Rock And Roll Bastards' (G.O.S.H. Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 04:00

FD41686approved small 2013FD4, or Fukdust 4 to give them their birth name, won the fabled EP of the Year accolade when Uber Rock's 2015 year end lists were published last December. Now, the band, featuring members who have played with the likes of UK Subs, Wolfsbane and Drongos For Europe, unleash their debut long player. Dom Daley meets 'The Last Of The Rock And Roll Bastards'.....

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Iggy Pop - ‘Post Pop Depression’ (IGHO/Lorna Vista) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 03:00

Iggy‘Post Pop Depression’ is the seventeenth solo studio album from Iggy Pop, recorded with the help of one Joshua Homme, and a few of his musical sidekicks, it’s one that has already sent shockwaves through the musical world. Will it be Iggy’s last record? Is it actually any good? Uber Rock’s Johnny H has the answer to at least one of those questions as he picks up a record that is most definitely a “grower”. Hit the link to find out more.

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Sabaton / Alestorm / Bloodbound - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 4th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 03:00

Sabaton ThmbWhen it comes to heavy metal tours the recent eleven date trek that Sabaton, Alestorm and Bloodbound made around all of the UK combining the power, pirate and panzer subgenres must have been one of the most highly anticipated packages in a good few years. Headbanging like a loon and capturing all the action at the Belfast show on the tour to end all metal tours was Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

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Ghost - London, London Palladium - 2nd March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 03:00

Ghost Flyer thmbAfter a hugely successful pre Xmas sold out UK tour promoting their ‘Meliora’ album Ghost returned to the UK just a few weeks back to play a special one-off show at London’s legendary Palladium venue. In attendance for this one was Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland and, boy, was he in for a surprise in the process. Hit the link to find out why.

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Jesus Chrüsler Supercar - '35 Supersonic' (Rodeostar Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 14 March 2016 03:00

JCS35cover300approved small 2013Once again produced by Tomas Skogsberg, '35 Supersonic', the second album from Swedish death 'n' roll crew Jesus Chrüsler Supercar, plays out like an audio game of spunk on the biscuit played by the members of Motörhead, Gluecifer, and Entombed. Well, that's what Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey reckons anyway.....

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Book Review: Vicky Hamilton - 'Appetite for Dysfunction: A Cautionary Tale' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:20

VHbook86Vicky Hamilton was the first manager of Guns N' Roses. She also worked with Poison, Faster Pussycat, Mötley Crüe, and Stryper amongst others. Her new book, 'Appetite for Dysfunction: A Cautionary Tale', details her experiences in the early careers of these bands and more and is, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey explains, a must-read memoir.....

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Max Motherfucker - Christmas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:00

Christmas thmbLater this month German punk rockers Christmas get to tour their superb ‘Lose Your Illusion’ album here in the UK via dates in Northampton, Derby, Wigan, and Abertillery. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with frontman Max Motherfucker to discuss new band members, the art of making messy music videos, why beer sucks, and why rockin’ out with your cock out can instantly win you new friends. Hit the link to find out about one tour you really do not want to miss…..

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The Cult - Bristol, Colston Hall - 25th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 12 March 2016 03:00

ian86With a well-received new album, 'Hidden City', hot on the shelves, The Cult started their UK tour in support of the platter that matters on a cold Thursday night in Bristol. Uber Rock's Dom Daley was there, and writes of how a band that has been around the block more than a few times can still be simply stunning.....

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