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The Ginger Wildheart Show - London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town - 1st April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 01:00

GW Show thmbWith everything else that is going on in the world of Ginger Wildheart right now it was something of a relief to see the man finally get the chance to play some rock ‘n’ roll via his rescheduled Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London, along with a stellar supporting cast of course. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson had been waiting (patiently) for this one, and here he relives a rather special night of music…..

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Mushroomhead / Sanguine - Plymouth, The Hub / dbs Live - 27th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:00

Mushhead86Uber Rock's Matt Phelps went to The Hub to see hotly-tipped UK outfit Sanguine, but came away wet with excitement at seeing U.S. mentalists Mushroomhead perform the best live show he's ever seen in the venue. Hit the link to find out why.....

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The International Swingers - 'The International Swingers' (All The Cats Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 11 April 2016 03:00

ISwing300approved small 2013Take Clem Burke from Blondie, Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols, Gary Twinn from Twenty Flight Rockers, and James Stevenson from Generation X, chuck 'em in the Foo Fighters' studio, and what do you get? Only one of the best albums of the year. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey writes of the upcoming official UK release of the self-titled album from The International Swingers.....

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Mikko von Hertzen - Von Hertzen Brothers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 10 April 2016 04:00

VHB logoUber Rock’s Michael Anthony caught up with Von Hertzen Brothers frontman Mikko (von Hertzen) at the band’s recent headline show at The Fleece in Bristol to talk about the challenges of building an audience, the impact of being labelled a prog band, the Finnish archipelago and the Welsh weather. There’s a ‘New Day Rising’, says our scribe, and he’s one of a growing band who think we should all be part of it.

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Prong / Steak Number Eight - London, Camden Underworld - 26th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 09 April 2016 03:00

prong-poster thmbHitting the UK for a single show in support of their stunning ‘X-No Absolutes’ album Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was not about to miss post-metal godfathers Prong playing in the intimate surroundings afforded by Camden’s Underworld venue. Hit the link then to experience a night of intensity in one city delivered in true Prong style.

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Zakk Wylde - 'Book Of Shadows II' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 08 April 2016 03:20

BoSII300Two decades after releasing his debut solo album, the inimitable Zakk Wylde follows it up with 'Book Of Shadows II', a pared-down album that, like its predecessor, highlights the lighter, introspective side of his music. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is lurking in the shadows and liking what he finds.....

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Skurvi - ‘Get ‘Em In’ (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 08 April 2016 03:00

Skurviapproved small 2013Every now and then an album comes along that doesn’t so much reinvent a genre as simply give it a size nine up the jacksie, case in point ‘Get ‘Em In’, the all-new album from Brighton-based punk/Oi! band Skurvi. Uber Rock’s Johnny H can’t get enough of this one ranking it alongside some of the greats from the scene like Cock Sparrer and, erm, Peter And The Test Tube Babies. Hit the link to find out why….

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Tigertailz - 'Blast' (TT Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:00

blastreview300With a new line-up and throwback glam image, Tigertailz return with 'Blast', their first full studio album in almost a decade. Lead single, 'Pipped It Popped It', divided fans with its Eurovision-craving cheesiness but, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovered, this new album is a bona fide pop metal success story.....

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Chris Cornell - Reykjavik, Harpa-Eldborg - 23rd March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 03:00

ccice86Uber Rock's plaid-clad gorgeous grunger Jamie Richards is so enamoured with Chris Cornell that, instead of waiting for the Soundgarden frontman's European tour to hit the UK, he headed to friggin' Iceland for the tour's opening night! That's some man-crush, bruthas and sistas. Read all about it here.....

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Ace Frehley - 'Origins Vol. 1' (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 03:00

FrehleyOriginsCover400What would it take to get Bill Lindsey, frontman of iconic horror rockers, Impaler, back to the Uber Rock writing fold? Why, only the brand new album from his favourite guitarist, Ace Frehley! Here Bill listens to 'Origins Vol. 1', the Spaceman's upcoming covers album that features guest appearances from Slash, Lita Ford, John 5, Mike McCready, and a certain Mr. Stanley.....

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The Dowling Poole - ‘One Hyde Park’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Monday, 04 April 2016 03:00

Dowlingapproved small 2013Released later this week, ‘One Hyde Park’, is the sophomore release from the frankly rather spiffing The Dowling Poole. Packed full of smart, psych-tinged adult pop music containing choruses to die for, this is one release Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam cannot get enough of. Hit the link then to discover the Album Of The Summer.

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Great Moments In Punk History: April Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Sunday, 03 April 2016 04:00

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock at the turn of the year with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. So far this year we've had Wendy O. Williams, Sid Vicious, and GG Allin in compromising positions, what will April bring.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): April Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 03 April 2016 03:00

derek86Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes was the best book released in 2015 - fact! Uber Rock is thrilled to have the author of said book, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). April's instalment is structured around the curious building-related wares of Ian Gillan, Bruce Dickinson, David Lee Roth, Faster Pussycat, and more....

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Monster Magnet / Orange Goblin - London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town - 19th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 02 April 2016 03:00

MonsterMagnet-thmbBetween the years of 1993 and 2001 New Jersey stoners Monster Magnet released four sublime studio records for A&M. Magnet main man Dave Wyndorf decided to celebrate these records by taking them out on the road recently, with a solitary UK show in The Forum, London. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was at this one and screaming “muthafucker” like the rest of the packed audience. Hit the link to find out why.

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Purple - 'Bodacious' (Play It Again Sam) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 01 April 2016 03:00

purplebodcover300approved small 2013Uber Rock's Ben Hughes fell in love with Purple, the insanely catchy Texan punks, when he saw them live last year. He loved (L-U-V) the band's debut album, '(409)', and thinks its follow-up is, wait for it, 'Bodacious'!!!

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The Quireboys / Hardcore Superstar / Pontus Snibb / The Texas Flood - Bristol, O2 Academy - 18th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 31 March 2016 03:00

spike86The 'HRH AOR on the Road' tour offered absolutely no AOR bands, but a slew of cool rock 'n' roll bands that every self-respecting Uber Rocker should be well versed in. With blowouts, band cancellations, a 10pm curfew, and a distinct lack of tickets sold, Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey found himself on a bitter sweet and twisted night out.....

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