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Hawkwind - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire - 22nd February 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 07 March 2014 03:00

Hawkwind Rock 4 RescueAlmost six months to the day after Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland last stood in Shepherd’s Bush Empire witnessing Hawkwind perform their ‘Warrior On The Edge of Time’ album in its entirety he’s back (with a bong) watching the band deliver their ‘Space Ritual’ album in much the same way. This time around though the nights in aid of Rock 4 Rescue a charity that looks after animal welfare as our man was soon to find out.

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Halestorm - 'ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP' (Atlantic) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:00

halestorm2.coverFinally released in the UK to tie-in with the band's British headline tour that starts at the end of the month, Halestorm's 'ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP' attempts to get to grips with songs by Judas Priest, Daft Punk, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Marilyn Manson and AC/DC. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens... and gets lucky.....

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The Intersphere - ‘Relations In The Unseen’ (Long Branch Records / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:00

Intersphereapproved small 2013‘Relations In The Unseen’ is album number four for German Pog (that’s pop/prog) outfit The Intersphere, and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out its one that is full of musical surprises, not least the fact that the band remind him of an act that really should have been huge. So is it the time for The Intersphere to do just that? Become huge? Click the link and all will be revealed.

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House Of Lords - 'Precious Metal' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Blakout   
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 03:00

houseoflordspreciouscoverThe most important thing about the upcoming HRH AOR2 festival for Matt Blakout - after trying not to fall off the stage again, obviously - is catching up with one of his all-time favourite bands, House Of Lords. So who better to wax lyrical about 'Precious Metal', the legendary US melodic rock outfit's brand new album?

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Bigelf - ‘Into The Maelstrom’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 03 March 2014 03:00

BigelfFive years on from Bigelf’s last album (the awesome ‘Cheat The Gallows’) the band finally return with ‘Into The Maelstrom’ their first for new label InsideOut. With the line up of the band radically overhauled, most notable by the inclusion of Mike Portnoy on drums, what exactly does Mad Hatter Damon Fox and his band have in store for us? Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland takes a trip ‘Into The Maelstrom’ and in the process uncovers a new genre of music. Anyone for some Glog?

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Chris Catalyst - Eureka Machines - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 02 March 2014 04:00

CC thmbThis coming Thursday powerpop supremos Eureka Machines take to the highways and byways of the UK to play what will be the first date on their latest 8 date tour. Johnny H caught up with Machines’ main man Chris Catalyst during rehearsals for these dates to find out what fans can expect for they bucks plus a whole lot more juicy gossip about the (not so) wonderful music industry.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Inger Lorre Print E-mail
Written by Inger Lorre   
Sunday, 02 March 2014 03:00

ingermix86Made famous for her time with The Nymphs, infamous for relieving herself on the desk of A&R man Tom Zutaut, Inger Lorre returns next month with a limited edition 7" single for Record Store Day. Prior to an exclusive interview with Uber Rock, Inger compiled her ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Behemoth - 'The Satanist' (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Saturday, 01 March 2014 03:00

BEHEMOTHsatanistTalk about putting your heart and soul into your work: Behemoth frontman Nergal's blood was mixed with the paint used for the striking cover art to new album, 'The Satanist'. Not wanting to be left out, Uber Rock's Nick Russell added a bit of flob to his review of said album, a record he says is a must-hear.....

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Butcher Babies - 'Goliath' (Century Media Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 28 February 2014 03:00

goliathcover300Were we all too quick to judge the metalli-merits of Butcher Babies? Uber Rock's Ross Welford thinks that maybe we were. Checking out the band's 'Goliath' album, our man looks beyond the silicon silliness and soft porn pasts and finds a band doing the modern metal thing almost as well as anybody.....

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W.E.T. - ‘One Live - In Stockholm’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 03:00

WETOn January 17th, 2013, W.E.T. played an exclusive show at the Debaser Club in Stockholm, Sweden to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Rise Up. At the time Uber Rock’s Dave Prince so wished he could have been there on the night, but sadly the URHQ bank balance wouldn’t stretch that far. Now thanks to a 2CD/DVD release from Frontiers Records entitled ‘One Live - In Stockholm’ he can finally live the AOR W.E.T. dream. Read on to find out more.

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The Quireboys - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 15th February 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:00

Spike thmbAfter three decades of what some might call maximum rock ‘n’ roll excess The Quireboys have most recently been going back to basics with their ‘Unplugged And Upfront’ tour p0laying intimate venues and reinterpreting some of their best loved songs especially for said environment. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby caught up with The ‘boys for a few jars at the Diamond Rock Club recently, and this is how things went.

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Def Leppard - ‘Slang’ (Deluxe Edition) (Bludgeon Riffola) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 03:00

SlangOriginally released back in 1996 Def Leppard’s ‘Slang’ album was largely overlooked by fans and critics alike at the time as the band “trying to do a grunge record”. Uber Rock’s Johnny H is having none of it though as he reviews the expanded 2CD Deluxe Edition version of the album released recently on the band’s very own Bludgeon Riffola label.

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The Breakdowns - 'Rock 'n' Roller Skates' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 24 February 2014 03:00

breakrollerskates440approved small 2013Uber Rock interviewed the scamps in The Breakdowns this past weekend, now the UK glunk 'n' rollers have their new album reviewed by Dom Daley. Would 'Rock 'n' Roller Skates' live up to the promise? You bet your sweet bippy on it.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: AC/DC 'Back In Black' tour - September 11th, 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 23 February 2014 03:30

billacdcshirt86Just days after the anniversary of Bon Scott's passing, Impaler's Bill Lindsey writes about the death of one of his favourite frontmen and the huge task awaiting his replacement, Brian Johnson. In this month's Vintage Concert Bill, AC/DC hit town on their legendary 'Back In Black' tour in 1980. More must-read retro rock 'n' roll goodness!!!

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Rich Ragany - Role Models/The Loyalties Print E-mail
Written by Rich Ragany   
Sunday, 23 February 2014 03:00

ragany86Another Sunday, another way cool (jr.) thirteen track mixtape chosen by a musician hugely respected at URHQ. This week it's the turn of Rich Ragany, guitarist with Role Models and The Loyalties, to pick the baker's dozen tunes. Wait, did he mention Ace Frehley?

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 32 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 03:30

URradiothumb2014Dubbed 'Medium Rare', Episode 32 of The Uber Rock Radio Show contained songs from demo tapes, unreleased albums, and many corners of the rock 'n' roll world left untouched for decades, the show featuring uber-rare songs from the likes of The Chelsea Smiles, Van Halen, Dwarves, Wicked Lester, Foxy Shazam, Mötley Crüe, Queen, The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Marvelous 3, Feline Groove, Flyscreen, Backyard Babies, Candy, and The Wildhearts....but with Snake from Tobruk on vocals...

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