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CJ Wildheart - 'Mable' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 03:00

mablecoverapproved small 2013His Wildhearts bandmate may well have tore PledgeMusic a new one with a number of hugely successful fundraising campaigns, but CJ wasn't going to let him have it all his own way. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out 'Mable', a tale of hot sauce and chickens wrapped up in some of the most gorgeous power pop you'll hear all year. Contender for best album of 2014? You betcha.....

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Powerman 5000 - 'Builders Of The Future' (T-Boy Records/UMe) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 03:00

powerman2014coverUSEPowerman 5000 return with the band's first new studio album in almost five years. With frontman Spider One the only remaining original member 'Builders Of The Future' had every reason to be for completists only, but, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, it is a startling return to form.....

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Electric Eel Shock/Modern Day Dukes/Psychobabylon - York, The Duchess - 5th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 03:00

eel86Don't believe the shite plastered all over those lying television ads. Bank holidays aren't about DIY, or buying a new sofa: no, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes details in another must-read live review, bank holidays are for watching ass-kicking Japanese rock 'n' roll courtesy of Electric Eel Shock!

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Matty James - 'Last One To Die' (Pirate Heart Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 19 May 2014 03:00

Matty James - Last One To Die ArtworkNorthern Irish glunk rocker Matty James has teased us all with an official bootleg album, now he goes one better as he releases 'Last One To Die', his debut full-length solo album. Uber Rock's Mark Ashby, fellow Norn Iron rocker, checks out the new platter that matters, and thinks that you should too.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Uber Rock double bill Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 18 May 2014 03:00

deadend86Uber Rock took its Dead End Drive-In from the pages of the website to excite to the oldest cinema in Wales for its very first late-night rock movie double bill. Gaz E reports from the frontline as the Lamb Of God documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and the new "doc opera" Super Duper Alice Cooper ushered in a rockin' new way to go to the movies.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 38 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 17 May 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014Uber Rock's love affair with Brynmawr Rock City went to second base on the week that UR's Dead End Drive-In opens its doors at the Market Hall Cinema, the oldest cinema in Wales. But before the excitement of our first rock movie double bill overcame us, we had the matter of Episode 38 of The Uber Rock Radio Show to contend with. Hit Read More for Listen Again podcast links.....

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Magnum/Neonfly - London, Islington, Assembly Hall - 4th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 16 May 2014 03:00

magnumthmbUK pomp rock masters par excellence Magnum have a new album to promote in the shape of the critically acclaimed ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ and long-time fan Jim Rowland just couldn’t wait to check the material out live. Cue the purchasing of a ticket for the band’s recent London date and cue Uber Rock’s resident prog-master having a very drunken sing-along to the older tunes in their set list. Click the link to find out the story of his night.

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Clutch/Lionize - Nottingham, Rock City - 3rd May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 15 May 2014 03:00

Clutch thmbPart two of Nick Russell’s romantic weekend of gigs to celebrate his wife’s birthday saw them making the relatively short journey to Nottingham to catch Earth Rocker’s Clutch live at one of the UK’s favourite venues. How would the night pan out? Click the Uber Rocking “Read More” link to the right and all will soon be revealed.

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Korn/Hacktivist - London, Brixton, O2 Academy - 2rd May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 03:00

kornnewalbumcoverWho was it that said we weren’t incurable romantics here at Uber Rock? Take Nick Russell for example, it was his wife’s birthday recently, so what does he do? Buy his other half flowers and go for a meal that is soon forgotten? Be fucked, he takes his whole family firstly to London to see a sold out Korn gig and they all have a fantastic night to remember. Read on to find out more.

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Sabaton - 'Heroes' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 03:00

sabatonheroescoverSo just how does a band follow up a career defining album? Well in the terms of Swedish battle metallers Sabaton you simply regroup understand the battles that lie ahead and plan your attack via a ten track opus called ‘Heroes’ that celebrates individual acts of bravery and courage. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby steps forward to volunteer for this one, so click the link and find out the all-important Uber Rock verdict.

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KISS - ‘KISS 40’ (Universal Music/Mercury) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 12 May 2014 03:00

KISS finalCelebrating four decades of KISS, Universal Music are just about to unleash a plethora of product including a wallet busting box called ‘Kissteria’. We got ‘KISS 40’ the 40 track 2CD ‘Best Of’ to get our claws into here at Uber Rock HQ and we thought who better to review it than a man who remembers about 35 of those 40 years, Mr Johnny H. Here he relives the magic (touch) of KISS in the ‘70s and the trial by fire that would follow as the band sought to stay forever popular. Click the link to pledge your allegiance to the state of rock & roll.

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Chris Von Rohr - Krokus - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:00

Krokus thmbFollowing the reformation of their classic ‘One Vice At A Time’ line up back in 2008, Krokus have slowly but surely been rebuilding their reputation for delivering some of the finest rock ‘n roll shows know to humanity. Later this year the band finally return to the UK when they play Hard Rock Hell 8, but before that there’s the release of a new live album to look forward to and as Jim Rowland found out recently whilst chatting to bassist Chris Von Rohr, the band really can’t wait to get back to Blighty.

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Prong - ‘Ruining Lives’ (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 10 May 2014 03:00

Prongapproved small 2013For ‘Ruining Lives’, the ninth studio record from Prong, the band wanted their brand of no bullshit pure and undiluted brutal fucking metal to basically drill itself into the listeners' minds, scarring them for life. Uber Rock’s Johnny H readies himself for a metal craniotomy as he tackles a record that he thinks could very likely be the metal genre’s defining moment of 2014. Find out why by clicking the link.

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The Bermondsey Joyriders - 'Flamboyant Thugs' (Fuel Injection Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 09 May 2014 03:00

joyridersthugscoverapproved small 2013'Flamboyant Thugs' is the new album from London-based punk blooze trio The Bermondsey Joyriders and, as Uber Rock's Dom Daley discovered with but one spin of the disc, it's a bit of a belter. Hit Read More for another strong contender for Album of the Year.....

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Bob Log III/Thomas Truax - York, Fibbers - 23rd April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 08 May 2014 03:00

log2014thumbUber Rock's Ben Hughes decided that he wasn't going to review his third time seeing Bob Log III live...but then changed his mind as the night's entertainment was so mind-blowing, and that was partly down to the crazed support turn. Hit Read More for tales of crash helmets, an unused dinghy... and Mother Superior.....

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The DeRellas - 'Slam! Bam!' (Crushworld Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 03:00

derellasslamcoverapproved small 2013Going down the fundraising route, via PledgeMusic, for full-length album number two, The DeRellas, as detailed here by Uber Rock's Dom Daley, have delivered a masterclass in glunk rock and retro-tinged power pop. Hit that link to get on the 'Rock 'N' Rollercoaster'.....

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