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Gabor Szakacsi - Sledgeback - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:10

sledgint86Gabor Szakacsi has spent the last ten years of his life fronting Sledgeback, the Seattle-based punk outfit he formed after moving to the US from his native Hungary. Last year they released their highly acclaimed 'Land Of The Freak' album which has been praised by many as being the strongest of their career. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps shot a few questions across the pond to Mr. Szakacsi who was only too pleased to rattle off some fantastic answers about Sledgeback's current upward swing.

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Steven Horner - Lo Mejor - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:10

loint86Featuring former members of Hunger's Mother and Swanee River amongst others, Northern Ireland's Lo Mejor are about to release their debut EP. Uber Rock's Mark Ashby caught up with the band's frontman, Steven Horner, to get all the details.....

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Neal Morse - Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:20

NMB thmbEarlier this week progressive rock workaholic Neal Morse released his latest studio record ‘The Grand Experiment’ via InsideOut Music, which duly got a rave review from Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony. Here our man catches up with the man behind such fantastic bands as Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic and Flying Colors to find out why his very latest album might just be his best yet.

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Danny Rexon - Crazy Lixx - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 03:00

Danny Rexon 01In just a few weeks Swedish melodic rockers Crazy Lixx will be taking to the AOR stage at the inaugural HRH United festival Hafan y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli to deliver a blistering set chock full of modern day arena rock anthems. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with frontman Danny Rexon to uncover the story behind the band’s excellent fourth album and what fans can expect to see and hear at their sole UK show.

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The Dirty Youth - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 03:00

dirtyyouthint86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins caught up with Danni Monroe, Matt Bond and Leon Watkins from The Dirty Youth to get the lowdown on their upcoming second album, 'Gold Dust'. Thing is, though, Watkins was so taken with Danni that he actually forgot who answered what from his little black book of questions. First person to work out who answered what wins a prize - a night out in Bethcar Street.....

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Marc Storace & Chris Von Rohr - Krokus - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive @ HRH VIII Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 04 January 2015 03:00

Krokus Long StickAhead of the first UK appearance of the band’s classic line up in thirty years (at last year’s Hard Rock Hell VIII) Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught up with Krokus frontman Marc Storace and bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr to find out what lies ahead for the reenergised Swiss rockers as we enter 2015, their fortieth anniversary year. The answer he got will surprise many, so hit the link to read on.

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Harry Darling - Bitch Queens - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 30 November 2014 03:30

bitchqueenslips86So we managed to get Harry Darling, the chief tub thumper in Basel's favourite rock and roll pirates, Bitch Queens, to have a word with Uber Rock about the brand new record they've just released and the up and coming UK tour dates with The Hip Priests. Bitch Queens have been steadily releasing music since the early days of Uber Rock so if you've got five minutes here's a few good reasons why you should buy 'Kill Your Friends'.....  

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Joe Elliott - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:00

JE thmbAs frontman for Def Leppard, Joe Elliott is part of one of the most successful British acts of all time. Conquering America with two back to back multi-million selling albums in the 80s, his place in music history is assured. Yet, he’s never one to shy away from paying homage to his heroes, and having just released a second album with his Mott The Hoople loving Down ‘n’ Outz, the band are heading out on the road in December, and here you can win tickets to the London show. Ahead of the tour though, Joe also caught up with Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill to discuss the band, Leppard’s plans for the future and their shady past. Do ya wanna get rocked? Read on.

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Danny Garcia - 'Looking For Johnny' - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 09 November 2014 03:30

garcia86int'Looking For Johnny', Danny Garcia's documentary on Johnny Thunders, has just been released on DVD in the UK, with the film's soundtrack set to appear on limited edition red vinyl later this month. Uber Rock's Dom Daley caught up with Garcia to get the lowdown on the making of this must-see, uber-approved documentary.....

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Richard Jones - Fireroad - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 01 November 2014 03:20

Rich thmb2014 has already been a good year for Welsh rockers Fireroad, but it’s just about to get whole lot better as they prepare to head off across the Atlantic for their first every dates Stateside for a trip that also includes a slot on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man Cruise. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the band’s singer/guitarist Richard Jones to find out all about what lies ahead for the four mates from Aberdare who’ve certainly got plenty of sound.

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H13: Hella - Lordi Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 October 2014 03:15

HellaLordiH1386Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween take their last breath today...and in the company of a bona fide scream queen. Hella, keyboardist and living doll, is counting down the seconds until Lordi's new album, 'Scare Force One', crash lands into stores and stereo systems...but not before the Scarbie doll let's us into her burned plastic head to hear her thoughts on Halloween and horror.....

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Damon Johnson - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:00

Damon guitarJust a few days ago we got a request here at URHQ that Damon Johnson lead guitarist in Black Star Riders was in the UK and wanted to have a chat with us to tell us all about the band’s second album ‘The Killer Instinct’. We’d have to have been idiots to have turned him down, right? So, quick as a flash Eamon O’Neill was on the dog ‘n’ bone and waxing lyrical about his love of the band, plus what lies ahead for the BSR guys….

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Jon E. Love - Jon E. Love & The Haters - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 04:00

JonefingerthmbThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Love Hate’s explosive debut album ‘Blackout In The Red Room’, and Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill thought it was about time he caught up with the band’s erstwhile guitarist Jon E. Love to find out not only the story behind the seminal record but also how the six stringer himself will be celebrating the album’s very special birthday.

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Stefan Johansson - City Saints - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:00

CS thmbIn their little over two year existence Gothenburg's City Saints have produced three cracking albums chock full of gritty yet anthemic street punk rock ‘n’ roll. Drawing their influences from the likes of Chuck Berry and Motorhead Uber Rock’s Johnny H simply had to dig a little deeper and find out the real story behind the band. Read on and you too will be ‘Kicking Ass For The Working Class’ as Saintly singer Stefan Johansson spills the beans on the band’s past, present and future....

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Duncan Reid - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 11 January 2015 03:00

duncanint86Promoting the difficult second album, former Boys man Duncan Reid was cornered by Uber Rock's Dom Daley and forced into giving a difficult second interview for the website to excite. Want to know everything about the writing, recording and touring in support of that second long player? It's all here.....

 

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Andy Cairns and Michael McKeegan - Therapy? - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 06 December 2014 03:00

therapy thmbIndie metal three-piece Therapy? have come a long way in the last twenty-five years. From their early self-financed releases to the highs of their chart-bothering ‘Troublegum’ and ‘Infernal Love’ albums, they’re a band that have seen and done it all. Speaking to Uber Rock in Belfast ahead of a celebratory twentieth anniversary ‘Troublegum’ show, founder members Andy Cairns and Michael McKeegan are in fine form. With a new album in the works and more special ‘album’ shows planned, the future for the band looks bright. Going Nowhere: Eamon O’Neill.

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CREEP director Patrick Brice interviewed exclusively for Uber Rock by Exit_International's Scott Lee Andrews! Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews   
Saturday, 29 November 2014 03:00

scottint286Two weeks ago, Scott Lee Andrews of the uber-approved Exit_International turned in a fantastic horror-themed interview to URHQ... now he's at it again! The boy's on fire! Not only has Scott grabbed a chat with Patrick Brice, director of future classic 'Creep', but he's also giving Uber Rock readers the chance to hear an unreleased version of E_I's 'The Creeps' - hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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CUB director Jonas Govaerts (The Hickey Underworld) interviewed exclusively for Uber Rock by Exit_International's Scott Lee Andrews! Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews   
Sunday, 16 November 2014 03:30

jonascub86Thought that the horror at URHQ died out when the sun came up on November 1st? Think again. Scott Lee Andrews of uber-faves Exit_International came up with the idea of interviewing some of his favourite underground film makers exclusively for Uber Rock, the first being Jonas Govaerts, director of CUB who some may know as guitarist of Belgian alt. rockers The Hickey Underworld. Let's recap: E_I, horror movies, Uber Rock, The Hickey Underworld - if you like any combination of the above then this is a must-read!

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Ricky Warwick - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 02 November 2014 03:00

Ricky thmb

A few weeks back Black Star Riders’ Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and Robbie Crane played a one-off acoustic show at the legendary Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill. Uber Rock’s Eamon O'Neill was at the gig and was fortunate enough to get some time to chat with local lad Ricky Warwick, to find our all about the Riders’ second album, the new record from (sic), plus all the details behind those long delayed Almighty reissues, you know what you have to do… Hit it!!!!

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H13: Tommy Creep - Graveyard Calling Horror Records Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 October 2014 03:45

TCreepthumbH13Tommy Creep's Graveyard Calling label releases horror-themed bands on cassette...and does a frightfully good job in doing so. This Creep pointed some of H13's victims/band members in the direction of this year's 13 Days of Halloween so how could Uber Rock thank him? Why, by giving him his very own chance to answer the butcher's dozen questions on October 31st itself.....

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H13 - Kurt Dirt Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 03:33

kurtdirt86h13thumbWe're almost there; almost ready for our Halloween All-Nighter at the Market Hall Cinema. It seems appropriate, then, that Uber Rock's 13 Days of Halloween should sleaze out on the silver screen with today's H13 victim coming straight outta Tromaville. Kurt Dirt wrote music for the soundtrack of Troma's Return To Nuke 'Em High, and now the electro punk maniac writes of his bloodlust for horror and Halloween.....

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