August Interviews
The Bloodstock Interviews - Endeavour Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Sunday, 27 August 2017 04:30

Endeavour BOA FlyerIn the latest of our series of interviews conducted with just some of the bands who appeared at the recent Bloodstock festival, Linzi A chats to Chris and Iain from Bristol prog metallers about their show, how they had to shorten it at the last minute – and how the guitarist managed to impale his eye on his instrument!  Nice!

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The Bloodstock Interviews - GraVil Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Saturday, 26 August 2017 14:00

BOA SquareAlways the chatty type – not even her famous musician brothers can get a word edgewise when she starts gassing – Linzi A spent almost the entire weekend of the recent Bloodstock festival haunting long-haired heavy metal type dudes and getting them to open their hearts to Über Rock.  In the latest of her despatches from the front line, she talks to Tony and Sparx from London death dealers GraVil:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Wolfheart Print E-mail
Written by Mel B   
Friday, 25 August 2017 19:00

Wolfheart band picWhen Mel B sauntered across to the Sophie stage at Bloodstock the other weekend to check out Finland’s Wolfheart, she didn’t quite know what to expect – other than the fact that they describe their music as “winter metal”… the result just blew her away.  Afterwards, she went on the hunt backstage and tracked the guys down for a chat about their music, writing, singing and rhyming in English and the mind-boggling eight flights that it took them to get to the stage at Catton Hall:

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Reaper Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:00

Reaper - Bloodstock 2017In the latest of our series of interviews conducted with just a small handful of the 100+ bands who played Bloodstock recently, Linzi A pulled up a chair with Daniel Moran from Liverpool thrashers following their highly impressive performance on the New Blood stage, to talk about their experience, the work of the Sophie Foundation and their forthcoming debut album:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Winterfylleth Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:04

Winterfylleth - Bloodstock 2017Following their main stage performance at Bloodstock the other weekend, Linzi A took the opportunity to chat with Winterfylleth frontman Chris Naughton about Britain’s foremost metal fest and its importance to the scene, as well as their “most ambitious and polarising” album to date, in the shape of their forthcoming sixth full length release:

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Internal Conflict Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Monday, 21 August 2017 16:00

Internal Conflict flyerFollowing a hugely impressive set on the Sophie Stage on the first morning of Bloodstock, Linzi A caught up with Adam and Dan from Leicester metalcore monsters Internal Conflict to talk about moving up the festival’s ranks, the invaluable work of the Sophie Foundation and how much work being in a band actually involves:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Dendera Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Friday, 18 August 2017 03:30

Dendera artworkWe didn’t give poor Linzi A much time to breathe when she broke her Bloodstock duck earlier this month… hardly had she pitched her tent and we had her diving into the thick of the action, with a list of interviews as long as her arm to conduct.  Her first victim, sorry subject, was Ashley Edison, vocalist with Dendera, who also turned out to be a BOA virgin; but, as you’ll see, the conversation quickly turned to Harry Potter:

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The Über Rock interview: Hank Upton (Lionize) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 19:13

Lionize - HankMaryland groovers Lionize currently are finishing off a 12-date UK and Ireland tour, which culminates at Bloodstock this coming weekend. Über Rock caught up with bassist Hank Upton when they pulled into Belfast, to chat about their new album, ‘Nuclear Soul’, and how it sees a further evolution in their sound, as well as a few hints about what to expect when they hit the stage at Catton Hall on Friday evening:

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Role Models - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 03:40

Album coverOn the eve of their brand new record coming out (the uber-approved ‘Forest Lawn’) – we found Uber Rock’s Dom Daley holed up in a Camden pub with all four members of Role Models. Breaking the mould of power pop punk rock ‘n’ roll they currently can't do a single thing wrong so we couldn't turn down the opportunity to throw some questions at the band and find out what really makes them tick…..

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2016 - Mikko von Hertzen - Von Hertzen Brothers - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 14 August 2016 03:00

VHB2A few weekends ago Finnish progressive types the Von Hertzen Brothers had just finished a warmly received set at this year’s Steelhouse Festival when singer guitarist Mikko von Hertzen was suddenly faced with an even more daunting task than ascending the Arael Mountain to play. He was about to come face to face with Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins and what happened next is but a mouse click away.

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Uber Rock at Rebellion 2015 - Glitter Trash - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 03:00

GT thmbRewind just a few short weeks and in the run up to a show stealing performance at Rebellion 2015 Detroit glam punks Glitter Trash bumped into Uber Rock’s Johnny H in the backstage bar. Here, transgender singer Jenna Talia, guitarist Paul Grace Smith and bassist Bobby Dreg discuss why the Detroit music sucks, why some punk rockers might not be as open minded as they might like to think they are, and why Jenna can’t get enough of Australian AOR mob Air Supply. Hit the link, you know you want to.

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Shrouded Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Saturday, 26 August 2017 03:30

Shrouded flyerShrouded should need little introduction to Über Rock readers, as we have been championing this four-piece death metal outfit from the upstart city of Lisburn for nigh on four years now, following their career from when they were teenagers playing their first shows to the hallowed stages of Bloodstock, where our inquisitress caught up with guitarist Shane to talk about the role of fluffy pink unicorns in extreme music:

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Decrepit Monolith Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Friday, 25 August 2017 16:00

Decrepit Monolight sigilAs Über editor Monk noted in his review, Newcastle black metallers Decrepit Monolith certainly possess a sense of the dramatic when it comes to their stage shows.  Still caked in corpse paint and fake (or was it?) blood, they turned a few heads in the backstage area as they marched straight from the Hobgoblin tent for a rendezvous for our intrepid interviewer by the name of Linzi A:

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Ward XVI Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 03:30

Ward XVI BOA FlyerOn the Saturday morning of Bloodstock, the doors of the lunatic asylum were opened and early-comers were given a glimpse inside, where it was very clear that the inmates had most definitely had taken over and were throwing the wildest of parties – all thanks to Ward XVI and their frenetic brand of costumed alt-goth metal. Linzi A put on her best straightjacket and checked herself into the adjoining cot for a chat:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Devil’s Playground Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 19:48

Devils Playground logoThe latest in our chats with just some of the bands who played the recent Bloodstock festival sees Linzi A entering the Devil’s Playground to talk to the winners of the Coventry leg of the annual Metal 2 The Masses competition about their experienced – and about the effects of being locked in a darkened room! Intrigued? Click the link to read the full story:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Whitechapel Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Friday, 18 August 2017 04:30

Alex Wade - WhitechapelFollowing their stunning early afternoon set on Bloodstock’s main Ronnie James Dio stage, Linzi A caught up with Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade for an impromptu chat about their set, the growth of the US festival scene, their desire to tour the Middle East – and fans’ body art! Click the link to find out more:

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The Über Rock Interview: Timmy Rough (The New Roses) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Sunday, 13 August 2017 04:00

The New Roses PR picThe New Roses play what our man Allan Maxwell describes as the sort of “hard-hitting, alcohol-fuelled rock and roll you would expect from your typical dirty dive bar in down town LA... not from the sleepy Rheingua region in Germany”. They have built up a substantial following since the release of 2016’s breakthrough album, ‘Dead Man's Chest’, by racking up the miles via the old school method of playing show after show all across Europe – as frontman Timmy Rough attested when Über Rock caught up with him ahead of the release of forthcoming new album, ‘One More For The Road’:

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The Ginger Wildheart Band (Guest-starring Ryan Hamilton) - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 28 August 2016 03:20

Ginger thmbRewind the clock to a briefly sweltering July here in the UK and you would have found The Ginger Wildheart Band playing a series of intimate clubs shows ably supported by Ryan Hamilton And The Traitors. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson caught up with the headliners and their American touring buddy in Wolverhampton to talk crowdfunding, why most big festivals are a rip off and what happens next for one workaholic Geordie.

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2016 - John Corabi - The Dead Daisies - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 03:00

DDthmbWith the release of their third album ‘Make Some Noise’ The Dead Daisies have scored a Top 40 album here in the UK. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins caught up with the band’s singer, John Corabi, at the Steelhouse Festival to talk about said record, the band’s upcoming UK shows with The Answer and a whole lot more besides.

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Paola Pellegrini - Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 04:00

Paola thmbLawyer by day and rocker by night - there is certainly a lot to find out about the enigma that is Paola Pellegrini. Here Uber Rock’s Ross Welford talks to the Italian singer songwriter about the origins of Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK whilst also uncovering the story behind her debut professional album ‘Dreams Come True’. You do not want to miss this one.

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Dennis Dunaway - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:00

Dennis Dunaway smRuss P carefully dusts down and unfolds his copy of Schools Out then sits cross-legged at his resultant little cardboard desk. His homework?… Imagine if you were to talk to one of your heroes from the Alice Cooper Group, what would you ask him? That’s the Billion Dollar question….

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