December News Updates
VIDEO RELEASE: Aeren struggle for a ‘Breath Of Air’ Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 December 2017 15:58

Italian alt-rockers Aeren have just released a video for the track ‘Breath Of Air’, taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Breakthru’:



‘Breakthru’ is scheduled to be released via Sliptrick Records on 6 March.

VIDEO RELEASE: Feed The Rhino ride ‘Timewave Zero’ on new video Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 13:50

Feed The Rhino have just released a video for ‘Timewave Zero’, the track to be released from their forthcoming new studio album, ‘The Silence’, which itself is due to be released on 16 February via Century Media:



Feed The Rhino play the following dates in support of the album release:


Tuesday 20 February - Bristol, The Exchange

Wednesday 21 February - Exeter, The Cavern

Thursday 22 February - Southampton, The Joiners

Friday 23 February - London, The Underworld

Saturday 24 February - Norwich, Owl Sanctuary

Tuesday 27 February - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Wednesday 28 February – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Think Tank

Thursday 1 March - Glasgow, G2

Friday 2 March - Manchester, Rebellion

Saturday 3 March - Birmingham, The Flapper


Support on all dated will come from Bad Sign, HCBP and Cove. Tickets are on sale from all usual outlets.


Feed The Rhino also play Hammerfest on Thursday 15 March.

TOUR NEWS: The Dead Daisies announce April dates Print E-mail
Monday, 18 December 2017 15:05

The Dead Daisies have announced a short run of six dates for April, to coincide with the release of their as-yet-untitled fourth studio album:


Sunday 8 - Glasgow, Garage

Monday 9 – Bilston, Robin 2

Tuesday 10 – London, Koko

Thursday 12 – Manchester, Academy 2

Friday 13 UK – Nottingham, Rock City

Saturday 14 UK – Bristol, Academy



Support on all dates comes from The Amorettes. The Treatment will be special guests at the Bilston, London and Nottingham shows. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (21 December).


The Dead Daisies’ current line-up is comprised of singer John Corabi (Motley Crue, The Scream), lead guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Revolution Saints), rhythm guitarist David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink), bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline, Revolution Saints).

FESTIVAL NEWS: Some wildhearted bastard sons join Steelhouse line up Print E-mail
Monday, 18 December 2017 12:20

The Wildhearts, Dan Reed Network, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons and Mason Hill have been added to the 2018 edition of the Steelhouse Festival.


Steelhouse Second Poster


Steelhouse – officially Europe’s highest festival – takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal, outside Ebbw Vale from 27 – 29 July.


The early bird offer on weekend tickets closes on New Year’s Day. You can get yours HERE.

TOUR NEWS: Monster Magnet confirm UK/Ireland dates Print E-mail
Monday, 18 December 2017 10:30

Monster Magnet have confirmed a handful of UK and Ireland dates in support of their forthcoming new album, ‘Mindfucker’, due for released on 23 March via Napalm Records.

Monster Magnet Mindfucker artwork

Following on from their headline appearance at Desertfest London on 6 May, they will play:

Thursday 31 May – Manchester, Gorilla

Friday 1 June – Glasgow, The Garage

Saturday 2 June – Belfast, Limelight 2

Sunday 3 June – Dublin, Tivoli

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (20 December) from all usual outlets.


‘Mindfucker’ is available for pre-order HERE.

VIDEO NEWS: Compulsions deliver ‘Dirtbag Blues’ on first single from new album Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 December 2017 09:58

Compulsions – the ad hoc New York punk ‘n’ roll supergroup founded by Rob Carlyle – have today released ‘Dirtbag Blues’, the first single to be taken from forthcoming third album, ‘Ferocious’.


Speaking about the song, Carlyle told Über Rock:


“[‘Dirtbag Blues’] is less than a minute long but it’s got enough sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll to fill an entire album. I challenged myself to write a song that ‘tells a story’ in 60 seconds or less. It wasn’t easy but it was a good songwriting exercise and it was a blast to record. We basically tried to combine Motörhead with Chuck Berry and maybe a little Sunset Strip-style sleaze.”


The video – which has been rated NSFW (Not Suitable For Work) is an homage to the video for ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ by Bob Dylan and features Carlyle with pals Jonny Dambrosio and Jaster Leon from New York band The Nasty Things. Dambrosio and Leon also portrayed beloved NEW YORK DOLLS guitarists, Johnny Thunders and Sylvain Sylvain respectively, in the short-lived, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese-produced HBO series, ‘Vinyl’.




“The video is just a little something to give fans while we finish up the new album. Like the recording, we had a lot of fun filming this. We did three or four takes in about 20 minutes. Then we went to lunch for a couple of hours,” says Carlyle.


Carlyle recently parted ways with drummer Frank Ferrer (although he contributes to two tracks on the new album), guitarist Richard Fortus and bassist Sami Yaffa.  However, the notorious, New York-born front man has formed yet another high-powered recording unit, featuring guitarists Earl Slick, best known as sideman to David Bowie, and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, former Raging Slab bassist, Alec Morton and ex-New York Dolls drummer, Brian Delaney.


No release date for ‘Ferocious’ has been set yet, but check for regular updates.

Bruce Dickinson to face up to Jeremy Paxman on ‘University Challenge’ Print E-mail
Friday, 15 December 2017 14:34

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is to face up to television ultimate inquisitor, Jeremy Paxman, when he appears on a special alumni edition of ‘University Challenge’.


Bruce Dickinson


He will represent his alma mater, Queen Mary College, London, alongside broadcaster Adrian Chiles, TV chef Ching He Huang and science writer Marcus Chown. 


They will face off against Cardiff University – whose team will include BBC World News presenter Laura Trevelyan and former cycling world champion Nicole Cooke, in the penultimate first round match, to be broadcast on BBC2 at 8.30pm on New Year’s Day.

VIDEO RELEASE: Table Scraps get sick of themselves on new single Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:01

Table Scraps have released a video for the song ‘Sick Of Me’, taken from their forthcoming new album, ‘Autonomy’, due for release via Zen Ten on 23 February.

Bassist and vocalist TJ explained the story behind the video:

“We wanted to shoot a video based around a horrible day at a fun fair, ending in fake puke that we would green screen over in post [production], and planned to shoot it the afternoon before a gig in Brighton. We ended up not managing to get down to the pier in time before the gig that day so had to shoot it the morning after partying all night.

“Needless to say, no acting was required and we actually *did* have the worst day at the pier thanks to being hung-over, tired, and Scott actually throwing up off the pier.”

Table Scraps play the following dates in 2018:

Friday 23 February – Sheffield, Food Hall

Wednesday 28 February – London, Shacklewell Arms

Thursday 1 March – Bournemouth, 60MPC

Friday 2 March – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

Saturday 3 March – Bristol, The Trap

ALBUM AND TOUR NEWS: Therion to release epic rock opera on eve of UK/Ireland tour Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 14:00

German symphonic metallers Therion are to release their truly epic new album, ‘Beloved Antichrist’, on 2 February via Nuclear Blast.


Therion Beloved Antichrist artwork


The album is a three-hour long rock opera, loosely inspired by Vladimir Soloviov’s ‘A Short Tale Of The Antichrist’, spread across three CDs and featuring 27 vocalists, each portraying one of the different characters in the story.


Therion kick off a European tour on 1 February, which lands in the UK the day after the album’s release, with dates as follows:


Saturday 3 – London, Islington Assembly Hall

Sunday 4 – Manchester, Rebellion

Tuesday 6 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Riverside

Wednesday 7 – Aberdeen, The Assembly

Thursday 8 – Glasgow, Audio

Friday 9 – Sheffield, Corporation

Saturday 10 – Belfast, Limelight 2

Sunday 11 – Dublin, Tivoli

Tuesday 13 – Bristol, Bierkeller

Wednesday 14 – Birmingham – O2 Institute


Support on all dates will come from Imperial Age, Null Positiv and Midnight Eternal. Tickets are on sale now from all usual outlets.

VIDEO RELEASE: Marmozets suffer 'Major System Error' Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:57

Marmozets have released a new single, 'Major System Error', from their forthcoming new album, 'Knowing What You Know Now', which is released on 26 Janaury via Roadrunner.



They support the album release with a run of dates in February:


Marmozets 2018 tour poster


Marmozets also play The Green Room at The Academy, Dublin, on Thursday 12 April, and The Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast on Friday 13 April.

TOUR NEWS: Billy Idol confirms three June dates Print E-mail
Monday, 11 December 2017 22:54

Billy Idol has confirmed that he will play his first shows on British soil in four years next June.


The dates are:


Wednesday 20 June – Manchester, O2 Apollo

Thursday 21 June – Birmingham, O2 Academy

Saturday 23 June – London, O2 Academy Brixton


Tickets go on sale this Friday (15 December).

TOUR NEWS: The Damned add second London date at Koko Print E-mail
Monday, 11 December 2017 22:50

The Damned have added a second date at London’s Koko to their previously announced ‘Evil Spirits’ 2018 tour.


The full run of dates is now:


The Damned 2018 tour poster


The Damned also will release their first new album in ten years in 2018.

VIDEO RELEASE: At The Sun invite us to 'Walk On Over' Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 December 2017 14:03

At The Sun have just dropped a new single, 'Walk On Over':



 The track is taken from their debut EP, 'Breathe'.


At The Sun support Tarot Rats at The Green Door Store in Brighton on 15 December.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Handmade confirms first raft of bands for 2018 Print E-mail
Friday, 08 December 2017 15:34

The first tranche of band’s for next year’s iteration of Handmade Festival, which takes place in Leicester on 5 and 6 May, has been announced:


Handmade 2018 First Poster


Weekend tickets are on sale HERE.

ALBUM NEWS: Laurence Jones to tell ‘The Truth’ in March Print E-mail
Friday, 08 December 2017 12:41

Rising British blues-rock guitarist/singer Laurence Jones, will release his new album, ‘The Truth’, on 9 March.


Pre-orders are available HERE.

Jones will play a number of dates in the early part of 2018:


Laurence Jones tour header


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