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Dirtbag Republic – ‘Downtown Eastside’ (Spawner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 11 September 2017 04:30

Dirtbag Republic artworkThe second album from Vancouver glunk rockers Dirtbag Republic has got Ben Hughes all excited – so much so that he’s rhyming off comparisons to Hanoi Rocks, Cheap Trick and even the bruvas themselves, all while spouting enough superlatives to fill an entire edition of ‘Bullseye’! Click the link and join the Bennyman as he takes a trip into the seedy underbelly of downtown eastside:

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Alpha Tiger – ‘Alpha Tiger’ (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Monday, 11 September 2017 04:00

Alpha Tiger artworkOur resident shredder Marc L reckons that if you open the window while listening to Alpha Tiger’s fourth, self-titled album, you’ll hear the neighbourhood dogs howling in pain! Why? Well, he reckons that there is one major flaw with this latest release from the German power metallers… click the link to find out what it is:

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The FINAL Bloodstock Interview – Courtesans Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Sunday, 10 September 2017 05:00

Courtesans - Bloodstocj thumbLast month’s Bloodstock festival may be fading in many people’s memories, but it remains very much to the forefront of others, mainly because of the vast majority of amazing sets by some pretty damn fucking incredible bands… one of the true discoveries of the weekend, as far as the UR team and many others were concerned, were Courtesans, who delivered a set that can only be described as outstanding.  Our backstage queen caught up with them afterwards, and you can find out what they chatted about right on the other side of this link:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Dean ‘Denzel’ Pearson (Mutation) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:30

Mutation - Denzel croppedAs Ginger Wildheart prepares to unleash his latest creation, Mutation, upon us, with a string of dates designed to level the venues involved, we have been getting under the skin of the project, and of the people involved. This week, it’s the turn of that prolific music-making machine, and the beating heart behind much of Ginger’s solo material this past decade, Denzel, who is quizzed by Rich H:

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In Conversation With… Colin McFaul (Cock Sparrer) and TJ McFaul (Bar Stool Preachers) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 10 September 2017 03:30

Cock Sparrer - CardiffAs we said yesterday, we’ve got a double hit of punk old and new for you this weekend.  First up, Dom Daley reported from the frontline of the gig that saw Cock Sparrer returning to south Wales for the first time in almost four decades. They were ably supported by The Bar Stool Preachers – the band fronted by Tom McFaul, son of Sparrer singer Colin.  Before said gig, our Nev pulled up a stool with the father and son team for a rather unique chat:

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HRH Sleaze – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 2 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 05:00

Jay - TigertailzLast weekend, the guys at Hard Rock Hell premiered the most recent addition to their expanding range of themed weekend festival packages, with their first bespoke event dedicated to things at the sleazier end of the rock ‘n’ roll spectrum. The UR team of Monk and DQ boarded the big silver bird from Belfast to Sheffield to get in on the action, as you can find out right here right now:

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Cock Sparrer/The Bar Stool Preachers/Foreign Legion – Cardiff, The Globe – 1 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 04:30

Cock Sparrer Cardiff gig posterWe’ve got a double hit of punk old and new for you this weekend.  Tomorrow, Nev Brooks pulls up a pew and indulges in some serious banter with the father and son team of Colin and Tom McFaul, frontmen of Cocksparrer and The Bar Stool Preachers respectively.  But first, Dom Daley reports from the frontline of the gig that saw the godfathers of the British Oi! scene returning to south Wales for the first time in almost four decades:

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Hair Metal Heaven – Hull, City Hall – 27 August 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 04:00

Hair Metal Heaven - SquareA hair metal festival? In Hull? You’re pulling our spandex pants, aren’t you?  But, know they weren’t, as so it came to pass that, on the August bank holiday weekend, the Über Kingdom’s current ‘City Of Culture’ played host to the ambitious Hair Metal Heaven extravaganza.  Despite all sorts of behind-the-scenes problems – including stories of acts not being paid (or even booked in the first place), it offered up a memorable weekend of rock ‘n’ roll action, as our resident glammer Ben recalls (through bleary eyes)… Click the link for the full story of what went down on the final day:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Criminal Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Friday, 08 September 2017 20:00

Criminal band picGuitarist Anton Reisenegger pulled double duty at last month’s Bloodstock – taking to the main stage with Brujeria and then fronting his own band, Criminal, across the site in the Sophie tent later that same evening.  In between, our backstage correspondent grabbed him (metaphorically anyway) for a quick chat about the 20th anniversary of the ‘Dead Soul’ album and the challenges of a changing music industry:

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The BIG Uber Rock Interview – Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Friday, 08 September 2017 16:00

Arch Enemy - Will To PowerNow over two decades into their career, Arch Enemy are beginning to reap the greater rewards of longevity in the metal scene.  Although the last few years have seen significant changes within the band, it’s done nothing to slow them down.  If anything, this is a band revitalized, as is apparent from their formidable new album, ‘Will To Power.’  We caught up with bassist Sharlee D’Angelo prior to today's albus release, to get some insight as to how the band pushed the boundaries of their signature sound like never before, resulting in their most diverse work to date:

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Hair Metal Heaven – Hull, The Welly Club/City Hall – 25/26 August 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 08 September 2017 04:30

Hair Metal Heaven - SquareA hair metal festival? In Hull? You’re pulling our spandex pants, aren’t you? But, know they weren’t, as so it came to pass that, on the August bank holiday weekend, the Über Kingdom’s current ‘City Of Culture’ played host to the ambitious Hair Metal Heaven extravaganza. Despite all sorts of behind-the-scenes problems – including stories of acts not being paid (or even booked in the first place), it offered up a memorable weekend of rock ‘n’ roll action, as our resident glammer Ben recalls (through bleary eyes…) Click the link for the full story of what went down on the first two days:

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Monster Magnet - ‘Tab’ Re-Issue (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Thursday, 07 September 2017 04:30

Monster Magnet - TabYou wait for a Monster Magnet re-issue, and then two come along at once… Yesterday, Gerald Stansbury stepped back in time to revisit the album that first turned him on to the glory of the New Jersey psych-rockers.  Today, he dips even further into their back catalogue and album which didn’t quite connect with him back in the day.  Will this remaster change his mind? Click the link to find out:

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Reverend and The Makers – ‘The Death Of A King’ (Cooking Vinyl) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 07 September 2017 04:00

Reverend And The MakersTen years since they first injected a breath of fresh air into a British music scene dominated by samey garage rock/proto-punk inspired acts, Reverend And The Makers have taken a bold step forward – and also backwards – with their about-to-be-released sixth studio album.  To find out what we mean, click the link and immerse yourself in Rich Hobson’s insightful review:

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Monster Magnet - ‘Spine Of God’ Re-Issue (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:30

Monster Magnet - Spine Of GodEveryone has a song or an album that introduced them to a particular artist. In the case of Gerald Stansbury, the album was ‘Spine Of God’ and the artist was Monster Magnet.  Now, more than a quarter of a century after it made its initial impact, the G Man returns to that moment in time and re-evaluates the album, thanks to the newly re-issued 2017 version. Click the link to join him on his trip down memory lane:

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Absolva – ‘Defiance’ (Rocksector Records) Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:00

Absolva artworkFour years after he first came across the band playing his local club, our resident shredder Marc L reckons that this, their fifth album, will help to cement the reputation of mighty Mancunians Absolva as “a dominant force to reckoned with within the British heavy metal scene”: and who are we to argue?  That just be an act of defiance, wouldn’t it?  OK, we’ll stop there and let you click the link to find out more:

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Caligula’s Horse – ‘In Contact’ (InsideOut) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 04:00

Caligulas Horse artworkUp until now, Jim Rowland could think of only two bands from Brisbane to have made an impact on the global music scene:  one an iconic disco act, the other a bunch of punk pioneers.  Well, now he can add a third to his list, as URHQ enlightened him by sending this little disc whirring its way through the ethersphere and into his inbox, resulting him dusting down his favourite cape and donning his proggy crown.  Click the link to find out more:

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