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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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New Model Army/The Simpletone - Oxford, O2 Academy - 23rd April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:00

NMA thmbUber Rock’s Nick Russell had always wanted to see New Model Army live, but until just a few weeks ago he really thought it was never going to happen. A series of low key shows promoting the band’s ‘Between Dog And Wolf’ album was enough for our man to get his gig clogs on and make the short trip south to Oxford. Just watch out for them students on pushbikes Nick!

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Killing Joke - ‘In Dub’ & ‘Down By The River’ (Killing Joke Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 05 May 2014 03:00

Killing JokePreviously only released via PledgeMusic the 3CD ‘In Dub’ and 2CD/DVD ‘Down By The River’ sets from Killing Joke finally get a wider release this month via the band’s very own record label. Uber Rock’s Johnny H dedicates a day of his life to listening/watching the lot and here’s what he has to say about them.

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Glenn Hughes - California Breed - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 04 May 2014 03:00

URTV thmbOn May the 19th 2014 Frontiers Records releases one of the most hotly anticipated debut albums of the year. The album in question is the self-titled release from the band California Breed. Jim Rowland was lucky enough to catch up with legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes at a rooftop location somewhere in London recently to discuss the formation of the band, the making of the album and a whole lot more.

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Die So Fluid - 'The Opposites Of Light' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 03 May 2014 03:30

diesofluidlightcoverDie So Fluid return with the band's fourth full-length release, 'The Opposites Of Light', a concept album of sorts that features sixteen tracks and enough talking points to fill up a week's worth of reviews. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes does his best to get it all into one cultured write-up of a double album filled to breaking point with high-end quality of a dark rock variety.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 37 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 03 May 2014 03:00

URradio86Keen-eared listeners (all eleventeen of them) of The Uber Rock Radio Show will no doubt have realised via a carefully placed piece of movie dialogue that introduces each and every episode that those who sail in HMS URRS are down with the View Askewniverse. Therefore, the 37th episode of the show was always going to be a special one. It was memorable to say the least.....

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Heaven & Earth - ‘Dig’ (Quarto Valley Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 02 May 2014 03:00

HandEHeaven & Earth are an American classic rock band about to take the UK by storm with the release of their latest album ‘Dig’ blending together latter day Rainbow and classic Bad Company within their music mix it was an album that instantly sparked an interest with Uber Rock’s Dave Prince. Here our king of all things melodic explains why this record above any is the one fans of old school classic rock should be investing in right now. Click the link to Read More.

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Adam Ant - Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo - 19th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 03:00

Adam Ant ThmbJust a couple of weeks ago, and for one night only, Adam Ant took to the stage of one of Hammersmith’s only remaining legendary live venues and performed his ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ in sequence and in full. In the audience (and in full Ant stripes face paint) was Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland a long-time fan who until that fateful night had resisted seeing his sometime volatile preteen pop/punk hero. So what was his night of Antmusic like? Click the link and all will soon be revealed.

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Cheap Thrill/Maverick - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 17th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 03:00

Cheap Thrill ThmbFeaturing one half of Cinderella, a band who have never played Northern Ireland before, you can just start to imagine the excitement that a Cheap Thrill show being announced in Ahoghill created within the Norn Iron hard rock community. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby was lucky enough to get himself a seat on the by now infamous Belfast shuttle bus for a night of rock delights in the company of Jeff LaBar and Eric Brittingham. So was it worth the wait?

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Doro - 'Raise Your Fist' 30 Years Anniversary Edition (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:00

doro30thcoverDoro Pesch's 2012 album 'Raise Your Fist' gets re-released in a double disc Anniversary Edition that celebrates three decades of the Metal Queen, the second disc featuring rare covers of the likes of Metallica, Led Zeppelin and Ronnie James Dio. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps loves (L-U-V) Doro, and that isn't about to change any time soon, especially with excellent releases like this.....

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California Breed - ‘California Breed’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 28 April 2014 03:00

California Breedapproved small 2013Rising from the ashes of Black Country Communion, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham hooked up with 23 year old New York guitarist Andrew Watt to begin the California Breed. Linking up with Rival Sons producer Dave Cobb to capture a dozen tracks (thirteen if you have the special edition of the album) for their self-titled album Uber Rock’s resident long time Hughes fan Johnny H initially worried “if this was just going to be more of the same?” Click the link to find out baldylockz all important verdict on ‘California Breed’.

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Jack Black - The Boys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 04:00

JB5 thmbAfter God knows how long, The Boys have finally reconvened in the studio to deliver one of the year’s most hotly anticipated albums. An album that looks set for release this summer if everything goes to plan. So why exactly are this UK band still so revered? Uber Rock’s Dom Daley was offered the opportunity to fire a few questions at the band’s original drummer and keeper of the band’s photo albums and scrapbooks recently.  So sit back pour yourself a drink and let Jack Black tell you how it was from the engine room of one of the UK’s finest rock and roll bands.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Priya Panda - Diemonds Print E-mail
Written by Priya Panda   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:30

priyamix86'The Bad Pack', the 2012 album from Canadian rockers Diemonds, is a regular visitor on the death deck at URHQ, so we thought it would be a good idea to ask the band's vocalist, Priya Panda, to copy us her ultimate thirteen song mixtape...but she must have run out of C90s and only had a C120 left, as thirteen just wasn't enough! Another must-read, must-listen entry in Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Motörhead - Tour Of The Colonies, Riverflat Jam - May 25th 1981 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:00

motorheadbill86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary US shock rockers Impaler, returns with the April entry of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill feature, this month detailing the Riverflat Jam of 1981 where, alongside the likes of 38 Special and Ozzy's Blizzard of Ozz, he saw Motörhead for the first time. Read all about how Lemmy, Philthy and Fast Eddie blew the P.A. and made the evening news!

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Chuck Ransom - Chuck Norris Experiment - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:00

ransom-chuck-norris-experiment thmbWith the release of the new album ‘Right Between The Eyes’ it’s fair to say that Sweden’s Chuck Norris Experiment have raised a few eyebrows around URHQ with a lot of people tipping it as a strong contender for the Uber Rock Album Of The Year, and that’s about the size of it really. So we asked Dom Daley to catch up with Chuck Ransom the band’s frontman and mainstay to find out all about their upcoming first visit to the UK due this June, plus a whole lot more.

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