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Europe/Black Star Riders/The Amorettes - Belfast, Ulster Hall - 3rd March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 12 March 2015 04:00

Europe - Belfast thmbCurrently in the middle of what we at Uber Rock like to call a “proper” UK tour, Swedish melodic rockers Europe and Norn Irish/American hard rockers Black Star Riders hit Belfast Ulster Hall recently on the second night of this co-headline tour. Also on the bill were Scottish reprobates The Amorettes whilst stage front and centre for Uber Rock, was Mark Ashby. Hit the link to read on…..

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Halestorm/Wilson - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 28th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 03:00

HS ThmbNext month will see the arrival of ‘Into The Wildlife’, the all new album from the rather splendid Halestorm. Right now though the band are touring the length and breadth of the UK, and as Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby discovered, as the band hit Belfast recently, they are also on white hot form. Read on to find out more.

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Buck & Evans/The Bleedin Noses/Hand Of Dimes - Newbridge, Memo - 27th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 03:00

Poster thmbWith their new ‘Live At Rockfield’ EP to promote, fast rising blues rockers Buck & Evans chose the art deco surroundings of the recently reopened Newbridge Memo within which to host their sold out launch event. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins managed to get a ticket to this one so hit the link to find out all about a night that will live long in the memories of all of those involved.

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Cancer Bats - 'Searching For Zero' (Noise Church Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 March 2015 03:00

Cancerbatszerocover300Cancer Bats return with album number five, 'Searching For Zero', after taking a year longer than usual between releases to mourn the loss of several close friends. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the new, Ross Robinson-produced album and finds the band's Bat Sabbath alter ego having more and more influence on the day job.....

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Banned On The Run In China - The Dangerfield Diaries Print E-mail
Written by Matt Dangerfield   
Sunday, 08 March 2015 03:00

boysmeno300UK punk rock legends The Boys arrived in Shanghai on January 13 to embark on a nine-date national tour to promote their new album ‘Punk Rock Menopause’ only to discover that the tour had been cancelled by the Chinese Ministry of Culture due to “crowd control and security issues”. Banned On The Run In China is Matt Dangerfield’s story behind a tour the band will never forget, and you can read his diary extracts right here - exclusively on Uber Rock.

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 58 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show returned for its fifty-eighth exercise in bad taste and good music with a two-hour episode packed to the sweaty brim with hot new music and cool old tunes. Heading up the twisted list of uber-approved songsmithery was a brand new track from the forthcoming Dead Shed Jokers album getting its first ever play prior to the second album's release in April. Want exclusives? You know what to do.....

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Various Artists - 'Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute' (UDR Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 06 March 2015 03:00

immrr500'Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute' is an eleven-track album that remembers a guitar legend and features a veritable feast of guest stars, from Tom Morello to George Lynch, from Tim "Ripper" Owens to Chuck Billy, covering songs co-written by the late Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne axeman. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens.....

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The Hip Priests, Bitch Queens - London, Camden, The Black Heart & Nottingham, The Chameleon - 19th & 21st February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:00

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2015 may only be a little over ten weeks old but have Dom Daley and Johnny H both already witnessed their potential gigs of the year? We sent the dastardly duo off to check out The Hip Priests and Bitch Queens on their recent 3 date English mini tour and this ladies and gentlemen is the story of what happened next. Dom picks up the live action in London, whilst Horsehead was off the reins in Nottingham.

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The Answer - ‘Raise A Little Hell’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 03:00

The AnswerFollowing the disappointment of their ‘New Horizon’ album Uber Rock’s Dan Hayes was starting to think that perhaps he had perhaps already witnessed the best days from Northern Ireland blues rockers The Answer. That was until he got to hear the band’s all new album ‘Raise A Little Hell’. Hit the link to find out why our scribe thinks this record is actually “nothing short of incredible!”

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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock - ‘Spirit On A Mission’ (Inakustik) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 03:00

Temple Of RockGuitar maestro Michael Schenker returns later this month with an all new Temple Of Rock album that this time around sees the mad axeman sharing writing credits on all twelve tracks with vocalist Doogie White along with other members of the band. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill got an exclusive preview of ‘Spirit On A Mission’ recently, and here he spills the beans on what Schenker fans have to look forward to with this release.

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Prong - 'Songs From The Black Hole' (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 02 March 2015 03:00

prongsongscoverTommy Victor and Prong follow up last year's 'Ruining Lives' album with a covers record celebrating the bands that influenced the NYC outfit when it was formed almost thirty years ago. The likes of Discharge, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy, Fugazi, Black Flag, Butthole Surfers and Neil Young get covered and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, the results are more than a little impressive.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mick Murphy - My Ruin, The Birds Of Satan, Chevy Metal, Teenage Time Killers, Neanderthal Print E-mail
Written by Mick Murphy   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:00

MM2 by Andy WatsonCurrently working with more bands than even Uber Rock’s Matt Blakout could manage, workaholic guitarist Mick Murphy’s first love will always be his wife Tairrie B. Murphy, but music, and in particular guitar driven hard rock music must come a close second. How do we know? Well here’s the second in our very special Midnite Mixtape Massacre double header, and this has Mick Murphy written all over it….

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tairrie B. Murphy - My Ruin, Teenage Time Killers Print E-mail
Written by Tairrie B. Murphy   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 03:00

TBM1 by Kayla WrenToday Uber Rock breaks the mould for Mick and Tairrie B. Murphy, the husband and wife team behind My Ruin, as we give up the Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature to a very special duo of virtual C90s, allowing the couple to talk intimately about the tunes that have inspired them to do exactly what they do. First up Tairrie’s selections, and as you would expect it is as eclectic as they come. So hit the link to reveal her lucky thirteen song selections.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Joe Perry Project - 28th April 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:00

JP86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey returns with another of his must-read vintage concert reviews. This time Bill tells us of the time the Joe Perry Project came to town and he accidentally bumped into them on the afternoon of the show. We've even got a photo of the autograph to prove it! More rockin' retro goodness, exclusive to Uber Rock.....

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Rick Springfield - 'Stripped Down' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 27 February 2015 03:00

rickspringfieldstrippeddowncover'Stripped Down' is a new CD/DVD that captures fourteen songs - a mixture of hit single, cover version and new tune - at one of Rick Springfield's solo shows. In 1982 he said that 'Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet' and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, it looks as if Dr. Noah Drake is still true to his word.....

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Mariachi El Bronx/Pounded By The Surf - Bristol, Thekla - 12th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 03:00

MEB thmbReturning to the UK for a fifteen date tour in support of their third self-titled album, Mariachi El Bronx once again found themselves back in Bristol and back on the stage of the good ship Thekla, one of their favourite live venues. Also on board for this one was Uber Rock’s Johnny H concealing his usually gleaming bonce under a sombrero and feeling in the need of some spiritual enlightenment. So hit the link to find out why our man claims this might be the most inclusive punk rock tour of all time..

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