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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 55 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:30

URradiothumb2014The gloriously shambolic Uber Rock Radio Show returned for its 55th show at the ghost town that is BRfm and brought with it at least a couple of exclusives - songs by The Hip Priests and Magic Eight Ball getting their first ever taste of glorious airplay! Brand new music from the likes of Danko Jones, Gallows, Halestorm, Bonafide, Straight To Video and Wednesday 13 rubbed shoulders with uber-cool tunes from The Empty Hearts, Watts, The DeRellas and more...

Frankie Whyte: Why Rock's Not Dead Print E-mail
Written by Frankie Whyte   
Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:00

frankie201486Uber Rock welcomes back Canadian cool kid Frankie Whyte, armed with another of her must-read hand-written blogs. Frankie wrote about Metallica and AC/DC for Uber Rock last year, now she returns with her thoughts on the recent claims that "rock is dead" - we all know it's not, and here's more reasons why.....

Lenny Kravitz/Rival Sons - London, Wembley SSE Arena - 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 23 January 2015 03:00

Lenny ThmbA lot has changed since Uber Rock’s Nick Russell last saw Lenny Kravitz back in 1991, not least the venue he had to visit to see catch Mr Cab Driver live on his one and only UK date promoting the recently released ‘Strut’ album. Also on the bill for this one off date were retro rockers Rival Sons, so why not hit the link to join our man in an enormodone somewhere in North London.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Birmingham, LG Arena - 1st December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 03:00

Slash thmbWe asked Uber Rock’s Nick Russell to spend his December traipsing around the UK witnessing live shows in venues none of the rest of us at URHQ dare visit. First up on his trio of adventures he headed over to the LG Arena on the outskirts of Birmingham for some arena rock action in the company of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Click ‘Read More’ to do just that.

Venom - ‘From The Very Depths’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 03:00

Venom FTVDOHUber Rock’s Johnny H was lucky enough to twice witness black metal godfathers Venom live at the very peak of their career here in the UK. Now some three decades on he returns to the band that started his love of all this "noisy stuff" for a review of their fourteenth studio album, ‘From The Very Depths’. Hit the link to find out how this one stacks up against the band’s seminal early releases.

En Garde - ‘Weekenders’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 03:00

En Gardeapproved small 2013En Garde hail from South Wales and feature within their ranks ex members of Attack! Attack! and Kids In Glass Houses. With the impending release of ‘Weekenders’ Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton is convinced the band are about to unleash one of the best albums of year even though we are less than a month into 2015. To find out what is so very special about this as yet relatively unknown band hit the muthafuckin’ link punks.

Butch Walker - 'Afraid Of Ghosts' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 19 January 2015 03:00

butchwalkerghostcoverapproved small 2013Released next month via Lojinx (in the UK, Dangerbird Records in the US), 'Afraid Of Ghosts' is the seventh full studio album from Butch Walker. Even though it was produced by Ryan Adams and features guest appearances from Bob Mould and Johnny Depp, Uber Rock's Gaz E finds this new album to be Walker's most personal yet.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Richard Jones - Fireroad Print E-mail
Written by Richard Jones   
Sunday, 18 January 2015 03:00

Rich ThmbTaking some time out from the writing and recording of Fireroad’s long awaited second studio album we cornered the band’s singer/guitarist Richard Jones and challenged him to pick the 13 songs that would make his ultimate mixtape. We think that the resulting compilation will surprise and enlighten, so hit the link to find out which tracks made the final cut along with the reasons behind his selections.

Papa Roach - 'F.E.A.R.' (Eleven Seven Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 17 January 2015 03:00

paparoachfearcoverPapa Roach returns with 'F.E.A.R.', the band's eighth full studio album, and one that signifies a "new dawn" for the Californian band. Yeah, another one. Uber Rock's Gaz E wonders what happened to a band that, despite its critics, used to have something of an edge about it.....

Straight To Video - 'Straight 2 Video: The Sequel' (TrashPit Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 16 January 2015 03:00

S2Vcoverapproved small 2013Rob Lane, with 'Straight 2 Video: The Sequel', is aiming to lay claim to one of the rare examples of a sequel being greater than the original. Could this PledgeMusic-funded album, with one side dedicated to songs from '80s movies, '90s movies the other, really top the original STV EP from 2013? Uber Rock's Gaz E goes to the movies.....

Marilyn Manson - 'The Pale Emperor' (Hell, etc.) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 03:00

MMalbumnews500Marilyn Manson returns with ninth studio album, 'The Pale Emperor'. Released on his own Hell, etc. label (via Cooking Vinyl here), this new long player had Uber Rock's Rob Watkins putting on his dope hat, getting his gunn and playing with my monkey. Yes, our man loves MM and that wasn't about to change with this new album.....

Revolution Saints - 'Revolution Saints' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 03:00

REVOLUTION SAINTSThose of you who have ever seen Journey (or for that matter Soul SirkUS) live will know how fantastic a singer drummer Deen Castronovo is, so much so in fact many still think of him as the perfect successor to Steve Perry. Revolution Saints then sees Deen stepping out from behind the kit and super grouping it up with Night Ranger’s Jack Blades and guitarist Doug Aldrich, to produce a dozen tracks Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby likens to “Journey with balls”. Hit the link to find out exactly what that means.

U.D.O. - 'Decadent' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 03:00

UDOThese past few years Teutonic rockers U.D.O. have been pumping out quality heavy metal albums at a fair old rate of knots, but as band main man Udo Dirkschneider approaches his 63rd year on this planet Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby wonders if 'Decadent', his 15th solo release, might just be his most consistent record in decades. Click the ‘Read More’ link to find out why.

Wednesday 13 - 'Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague' (Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 12 January 2015 03:00

wed13monstunicover300'Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague', the new album from Wednesday 13, finds the Murderdolls frontman wiping away the horror make-up and, instead, watching the skies with his first concept album. Uber Rock's Gaz E has a close encounter of the thirteen kind.....

Duncan Reid - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 11 January 2015 03:00

duncanint86Promoting the difficult second album, former Boys man Duncan Reid was cornered by Uber Rock's Dom Daley and forced into giving a difficult second interview for the website to excite. Want to know everything about the writing, recording and touring in support of that second long player? It's all here.....


Sweet & Lynch - 'Only To Rise' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:20

SWEET LYNCHWhat happens when you put Stryper singer/guitarist Michael Sweet in a recording studio with ex Dokken six stringer George Lynch, drummer Brian Tichy and bassist James Lomenzo? Well Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby is about to find out as he goes track by track through ‘Only To Rise’ the debut record from Sweet & Lynch. But does he find himself in melodic rock Heaven or Hell? Hit the link and all will be revealed.


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