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Dirkschneider / Anvil - London, Islington O2 Academy - 19th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 05 May 2016 03:00

Udo 1Former Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider hit the UK recently for a series of shows where he played a set of songs selected exclusively from his former band’s illustrious back catalogue, allegedly for the last time ever. Also on the bill for this jaunt were Canadian rockers Anvil, so you can probably imagine Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was first in the queue when tickets were put on sale for the London show. Hit the link then to get your metal heart pumping for one last time….

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The Black Halos / Role Models / The Hip Priests - London, Camden, The Black Heart - 18th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 03:00

The Black Halos poster thmbLegendary Canadian glunk rockers The Black Halos reformed for a series of shows just last month, hitting the UK with Role Models and The Hip Priests in support for a very special one-off date at The Black Heart. How could we possibly miss this one, even if it was on a Monday night? Uber Rock’s Dom Daley gets all hot and sweaty as he relives a birthday party to end all birthday parties.

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The Virginmarys - 'Divides' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 03:00

VMdivides300approved small 2013It's been three long years since the debut album from The Virginmarys seriously impressed Uber Rock's Ben Hughes. Would the long-awaited sophomore release have the same effect? You can bet your sweet bippy it could! Hit the link to read of one of the finest comebacks of the year.....

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Dan Reed Network - 'Fight Another Day' (Frontiers Music Srl) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 02 May 2016 03:00

DRNfightcover300Dan Reed Network returns with studio album number four, a cool quarter of a century after the release of its third album. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey listened to 'Fight Another Day' and, though a little surprised, found himself quickly falling for the long-awaited new album.....

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Brandy Row - 'Hold No Shame' EP (No Front Teeth Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 02 May 2016 02:00

brandycover300Brandy Row, former guitarist of The Gaggers, returns with a new EP via No Front Teeth Records. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes got to grips with the new four-track extended player, 'Hold No Shame', and will tell you why you should do the same with but one click of the mouse.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): May Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 03:00

derek86Now available digitally, Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes is the coolest, funniest book released in aeons. Uber Rock has been lucky enough to have the book's author, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). Hit the link for May's instalment, 'The Wrong Number of the Beast'.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: May Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 02:00

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, GG Allin, and Doyle in compromising positions, what will May offer us?

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Baz Francis - Magic Eight Ball - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 30 April 2016 02:30

Baz in Liverpool Taken by Andrea Duarte and edited by Baz FrancisOn the eve of the brand new Magic Eight Ball album being released Uber Rock’s Dom Daley managed to bag a really good chat with Baz Francis, the band’s singer, frontman, and songwriter to talk about the band’s new record, ‘Richest Men In The Graveyard’, and whatever else he has going on in Magic Eight Ball’s world right now. Here, for your reading pleasure are some of the printable highlights of a conversation that seemed to be over in minutes but actually lasted nearly three hours…

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Andrew Kline - World Be Free - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 30 April 2016 02:20

World Be Free albumWhen Uber Rock’s Matt Phelps reviewed ‘The Anti-Circle’, the brutally uplifting debut album from hardcore superstars World Be Free back in February he called it “a killer package loaded with excellence.” Andrew Kline, guitarist with the band, got to read Matt’s review and immediately requested their two great minds meet via the interweb. Read on for an interview where nothing is off limits, not even Donald Trump……

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 30 April 2016 02:00

gaggersWith Record Store Day 2016 now nothing more than just a distant sawblade-shaped 12” memory Uber Rock’s Dom Daley opens The Uber Rock Singles Club doors to look at new releases from the likes of The Gaggers, Hung Like Jack, Maniac plus many, many more. Hit the link, then, to join him in seven inch heaven.

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The Bellrays - York, Fibbers - 15th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 29 April 2016 03:20

bellrayslive86Without a new album on the shelves in five years, it was somewhat surprising to see California's cult punk-rock-soul outfit The Bellrays announcing a headline tour of the UK. Surprising maybe, but not pretty much incredible, as detailed by Uber Rock's Ben Hughes.....

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Flotsam And Jetsam - ‘Flotsam And Jetsam’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:00

Flotsam and JetsamHaving inked a worldwide deal with AFM Records Arizonan thrash legends Flotsam And Jetsam return next month with a twelve-track, self-titled, all-new studio record. Uber Rock’s long-time fan of the band, Ross Welford, takes a sneak peek at the album and says “Forget The Big 4” in the process. Hit the link, then, to find out why…..

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Magic Eight Ball - ‘Richest Men In The Graveyard’ (Magic Cat Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 03:00

Richest Men In The Graveyard front cover artwork by Matt Whitbyapproved small 2013According to their PR blurb Magic Eight Ball's third studio album is a New Orleans-inspired funeral album; a Hallowe'en record for all seasons. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins simply thinks ‘Richest Men In The Graveyard’ is “a beautiful masterpiece.” Hit the link, then, to find out why this might be the band’s most accomplished record to date.

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The Posies - 'Solid States' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 03:00

possol300Iconic power pop outfit The Posies return with album number eight, released in the UK via the always cool Lojinx. With major life events influencing the song writing, 'Solid States' may well sound a little different but, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes discovered, the results are no less impressive.....

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American Hi-Fi - 'American Hi-Fi Acoustic' (Rude Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 25 April 2016 03:00

AHFacoustic300approved small 2013To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of their first album, American Hi-Fi have reimagined the self-titled debut record as an acoustic tour de force. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is connected to the sound, and he's got pictures on the wall of all the girls he's loved before.....

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Glen Matlock - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:00

glenint86With the Rich Kids reforming for a one-off show in London in May what better reason for Uber Rock's Dom Daley to ring Glen Matlock to get the lowdown on all things Rich Kids and throw a few other questions at him? Hit the link for yet another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive!

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