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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Baz Francis Duarte - Magic Eight Ball Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis Duarte   
Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:00

Baz in Liverpool Taken by Andrea Duarte and edited by Baz FrancisBaz Francis Duarte will be headlining the final day of Slugfest 9 later tonight. Right here though he’s picking his 13 favourite tracks by his favourite Welsh band, the Manic Street Preachers. Hit the link then to find out which tracks have made the cut in his oft-fluctuating favourite MSP song list…..

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Magic Eight Ball/Ulysses/Digital Criminals - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 18th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 02 July 2016 03:00

M886jUber Rock's Kickass Klub Nite returned with a most eclectic of line-ups that featured the replicant rock of Digital Criminals, the retro wares of Ulysses, and the hook-laden majesty of Magic Eight Ball. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey walked approximately eight hundred yards to attend a gig of the year contender.....

 

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Download Festival - Donington Park - 12th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson & Rob Watkins   
Friday, 01 July 2016 03:00

Download thmbIt’s the third and final day of Download 2016 and true to form Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson is onsite as early as he can be to catch the likes of Amon Amarth and Witchsorrow. Rob Watkins on the other hand is probably still asleep in his tent at this time as he rolls in for the big guns, Disturbed, Jane’s Addiction and of course headliners Iron Maiden. Question is, has it stopped raining yet?

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Download Festival - Donington Park - 11th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson & Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 30 June 2016 03:00

Download thmbDay two of Download 2016 and with Black Sabbath headlining what is likely to be their final UK festival show Uber Rock’s mud-caked Rob Watkins was always going to be in attendance. Also at Donington Park was Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson, but he was up bright and early to watch the likes of Black Peaks, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing and Turbowolf. Hit the link then to relive the beginning of The End!

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Download Festival - Donington Park - 10th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson & Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 03:00

Download thmbIt’s June and that can mean only one thing, the UK festival season fully getting underway. For this year’s Download Uber Rock sent Rich Hobson off to spend 3 nights in a lovely warm hotel room whilst Rob Watkins went barking at the moon with the happy campers. Here’s their individual takes on the Rammstein headlined Friday line up. Yup it's June alright and here comes the rain, we love the rain!

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Dare - ‘Sacred Ground’ (Legend Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 03:00

DARE Sacred Ground smallNext month British melodic rockers Dare return with their seventh studio album in the shape of ‘Scared Ground’. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby got a sneaky preview of this one and came away feeling very impressed indeed. Hit the link then to find out why Darren Wharton and Co. are once again back on top form.

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Apocalyptica - 'Plays Metallica By Four Cellos' 20th Anniversary Edition (Odyssey Music Network) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 27 June 2016 03:00

apoccrop300Released two decades ago, 'Plays Metallica By Four Cellos', the debut studio album from Finnish cellists, Apocalyptica, gets a remastered anniversary reissue, complete with three previously unreleased tracks. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey says "Hey!" "Cello!" for your reading pleasure.....

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InMe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 26 June 2016 04:00

InMethmbIt’s safe to say that Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson is our resident office nerd when it comes to all things alt-rock, especially the British variety played by one band in particular, InMe. A few weeks back ahead of the band’s appearance at Download Rich caught up with the four band members for one of the most intriguing chats in our almost seven years online. Hit the link then to enter the world of InMe.

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Scott Holiday - Rival Sons - Download 2016: Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 26 June 2016 03:00

Rival Sons thmbAhead of our extensive coverage of Download 2016 we thought we’d kick things off with a tidy little chat Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill had with Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday at said event. Here they talk ‘Hollow Bones’, touring with Sabbath and the six stringer’s love of vinyl. The instructions are simple, click the link, sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Rich Robinson - ’Flux’ (Eagle Rock Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 25 June 2016 03:00

Rich RobinsonIt’s been a busy year so far for Rich Robinson, the guitarist not only having his solo back catalogue reissued but he’s also just about to finish a set of US shows stepping in for Mick Ralphs in Bad Company. Quite how he managed to find time to record ‘Flux’, his all new studio record is beyond us, but it’s in the shops this weekend folks and here Uber Rock’s Russ P checks it out.

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MGT - ‘Volumes’ (SPV/Oblivion) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 24 June 2016 03:00

MGT Volumes‘Volumes’ is the debut solo album from Mark Gemini Thwaite, or MGT as he prefers to be known for this release. Boasting a diverse cast of guest vocalists ranging from Ville Valo to Julianne Regan and produced by Tim Palmer Uber Rock’s Johnny H drops this one on the stereo praying it isn’t going to be just another one of those ego trips for a six string gun for hire. Hit the link to discover one of the real surprise albums of 2016.

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The Amorettes - 'White Hot Heat' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 24 June 2016 02:00

amorettesheatcover300The Amorettes return with third album, 'White Hot Heat', recorded just minutes from URHQ, and in worryingly close proximity to the infamous Butcher of Bethcar Street. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey wonders aloud where the girls got the song title, 'Pervert Alert', from.....

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Anti-Flag - 'Live and Acoustic in Vienna' (Uncle M Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:00

AFviennacover550When on tour in Vienna at the tail end of last year, Anti-Flag recorded a live acoustic set directly onto vinyl, producing a one-of-a-kind record. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out the digital EP ripped directly from said slab o' wax, with 100% of profits going to Amnesty International.....

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D Generation - 'Nothing Is Anywhere' (Bastard Basement Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 03:00

DGennew300Yay, D Generation are making a new record! Boo, it's never getting released! Wait, it is coming out... and we've got the review! Uber Rock's Dom Daley is like Augustus Gloop with his golden ticket, stuffing himself with succulent rock 'n' roll for your reading pleasure. But could the D Generation of this decade get anywhere near the D Generation of old?

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The Interrupters - 'Say It Out Loud' (Hellcat Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:00

inter300approved small 2013Produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong (who also makes a guest appearance), 'Say It Out Loud', the second album from Los Angeles ska punks, The Interrupters, is Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey's favourite album at the minute. Why? Only one way to find out....

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Role Models - 'Forest Lawn' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 20 June 2016 03:00

rolemodles300lawnapproved small 2013'The Go-To Guy', the debut album from Role Models, was riding as high as Eddie Kidd in the 2015 UR Albums of the Year charts. Now, faster than a speeding bullet, follow-up album, 'Forest Lawn', is in the ears of pledgers clued-in enough to partake in a crowd-funding exercise par excellence. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is one such ear-blessed mofo who loves this new record, L-U-V

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