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The Urban Voodoo Machine/The Future Shape Of Sound/The Montgomerys - Grillstock, Bristol, Lloyds Amphitheatre - 8th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:00

UVM 4Promising “Meat, Music and Mayhem” Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks was in seventh heaven at the prospect of attending this year’s Grillstock festival in Bristol’s swanky harbour side area. Throw in The Urban Voodoo Machine, a chilli jam that will have his ring stinging for days to come plus the inevitable appearance of good old British festival weather and we have the perfect recipe for an afternoon to remember. So click the link and find out what happened next.

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CJ Wildheart - Leeds, The Fox & Newt - 7th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 04:00

CJpledgegig86Uber Rock loves 'Mable', the new album from CJ Wildheart, and nobody more than Ben Hughes, who Pledged, not only for the album (and hot sauce!) but also to be one of the lucky mofos in attendance at the most intimate of gigs. With Chris Catalyst, Willie Dowling and Jon Poole along for the ride, this was one night our man was not going to forget in a hurry.....

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Prima Donna - 'Vinyl Cuts & Other Pieces' (Valspeak Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 23 June 2014 03:00

VinylCutsPDcoverapproved small 2013A new album from World Champion, uber-approved glunk 'n' rollers Prima Donna? Not quite. 'Vinyl Cuts & Other Pieces' collects eleven songs from the Prima Donna back catalogue that have only appeared on vinyl - there's some rarities here for sure. Uber Rock's Dom Daley puts the needle away and blasts out his laser for a run around some of the choicest glunk cuts on the planet.....

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Mastodon - 'Once More 'Round The Sun' (Reprise Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 23 June 2014 02:00

mastodononcemoreroundthesuncoverUber Rock's Rob Watkins, the infamous 'Butcher of Bethcar Street', loved Mastodon's last album, 'The Hunter', for obvious reasons. He felt that it spoke to him, that he had a curious connection to its subject matter. How would our man feel about the band's follow-up, 'Once More 'Round The Sun'? Hit Read More to find out!

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Michael Kiske and Dennis Ward - Unisonic - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 04:00

kiskewardint86Unisonic, the supergroup spearheaded by ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and Pink Cream 69 anchorman Dennis Ward, are gearing up to release their second full length album, 'Light Of Dawn', in early August. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps got the chance to sit down with Michael and Dennis in London recently to learn a little more about how Unisonic has changed over the last few years and what we can expect from the new long player.....

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Chad Cherry and Nate Arling - The Last Vegas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 03:00

lastvegasweetcoverChicago rock 'n' rollers The Last Vegas recently toured the UK for the first time supporting their recently released album, 'Sweet Salvation'. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with singer Chad Cherry and drummer Nate Arling on a bus in Wakefield to find out what the band are all about. So read on if you want to know what influenced them, why American Rock radio sucks and if they really know where Robin Zander buys his cereal.....

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Uriah Heep - ‘Outsider’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 21 June 2014 03:00

Uriah HeepIn his 47 years on the planet Uber Rock’s Johnny H has never had the pleasure of owning a Uriah Heep album. That folks is all about to change as we have set him the task of reviewing ‘Outsider’, the band’s 24th studio record, and their second in three years for label Frontiers Records. Question is will it leave our man standing in a field in only his underpants and wellington boots whilst sporting a knotted handkerchief and his slaphead? Click the ‘Read More’ link to find out….

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Rockstars On Mars - 'Rockstars On Mars' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 20 June 2014 03:00

rockstarscoverRemember London LeGrand? The US hair stylist who became the frontman for Nikki Sixx's Brides Of Destruction? Well, the guy is back in the saddle and now fronting the out of this world Rockstars On Mars. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks out the band's new, self-titled EP and notes that if there is in fact life on Mars then it friggin' (space) rocks.....

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Night Ranger - ‘High Road’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 03:00

Night Ranger‘High Road’ is the eleventh studio record from San Francisco stadium rockers Night Ranger, but it’s the first one that Uber Rock’s Johnny H has had to sit and listen to since the early eighties. Long gone are the ludicrous clothes and mullet hairstyles, and that folks is just our man. No, 2014 sees a much different Jack Blades, Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy taking the trip to the ‘High Road’, eleven tracks of AOR that are about to frustrate the hell out of H Bombz. To find out why…hit the link.

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Rich Robinson - ’The Ceaseless Sight’ (The End Records/Circle Sound) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 03:00

Rich-Robinson-The-Ceaseless-Sight-176pxGuitarist Rich Robinson returns with his third solo album, the oh so eloquently titled ’The Ceaseless Sight’, Uber Rock’s Russ P runs the review gauntlet for this one hoping that Robinson junior has had enough foresight to stay well away from his singer brother’s hippy post Crowes project, and retain a sound that is grounded in the multimillion selling band’s musical legacy. To experience (sometimes) salvation just hit the link.

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Nick Oliveri/Straight Lines/Prosperina - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 2nd June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:00

NO thmbA hot and sticky Monday night in Cardiff was the near perfect setting for an intimate encounter with bass demon Nick Oliveri, back in the UK supporting his soon to be released new long player ‘Uncontrollable’. What made this one oh so special though was the fact that this time around it’s just Nick and his acoustic guitar left to cover his immense back catalogue. Covering this one for Uber Rock though is fellow baldy Mr Johnny H.

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Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills - 'Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 02:30

kristythrillcdcoverapproved small 2013Pretty Boy Floyd guitarist Kristy Majors has teamed up with a Murderdoll, a BulletBoy, and another Pretty Boy to form 'Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills'. The band's self-titled debut, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, harks back to Kristy's earliest influences and creates a trashy, punk rock-fuelled gem of an album.....

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The Boys - 'Punk Rock Menopause' (Wolverine Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 16 June 2014 03:00

boysmeno300approved small 2013It's only been thirty-odd years since the last studio album from The Boys so it's not as if this long-promised new long player is hugely anticipated, right? Wrong! Uber Rock's Dom Daley goes through a 'Punk Rock Menopause' and thinks it's the best thing that's happened to him...this year at least.....

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Ginger Wildheart - Uber Rock/Camden Rocks Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards with Hywel Davies   
Sunday, 15 June 2014 03:00

gingecamdint86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, backed up by his muscles, Hywel Davies (frontman of Dead Shed Jokers), caught up with Ginger Wildheart at the Camden Rocks festival at the end of last month. The ensuing conversation found the legendary frontman speaking candidly about, amongst other things, how bands are using PledgeMusic all wrong. It all makes for a remarkable, must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 40 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 14 June 2014 03:40

URradiothumb201440 shows?! Another milestone reached for The Uber Rock Radio Show, the two-hour exercise in audio velvet from the six-legged glunk rockin' collective par excellence. But what to play on a show of such magnitude? What to play to mark such a special milestone in Uber Rockin' history? How about a world exclusive play of one of the songs from Kory Clarke's forthcoming album, 'Payback's A Bitch'? Yeah, that should do it.....

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Deathstars - 'The Perfect Cult' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 14 June 2014 03:00

deathstarscultcoverSwedish deathglam pioneers Deathstars return after almost five and a half years out of the New Release pile with fourth studio album, 'The Perfect Cult'. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out...but does he la-la-la-like it? Read on to find out.....

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