January News Updates
TOUR NEWS: Evil Scarecrow to get ‘Lost In Antartarctica’ in 2019 Print E-mail
Monday, 15 January 2018 15:33

It may be only mid-January, but Midlands madcaps Evil Scarecrow have already announced tour dates for more than 12 months hence.


They will kick off their ‘Lost In Antartarctica’ tour at the beginning of October in their home city of Nottingham, finishing off on the island of Ireland almost four months later (OK, they take a bit of break - of about three months - in between!).


Evil Scarecrow tour poster


Evil Scarecrow frontman Dr Rabid Hell posted this update on activity in the band camp (sic):


“We are really close in completing the writing of our fourth full studio album (as yet untitled). In 2018, we’ll be back at the amazing Parlour Studios with our long-suffering (yet most excellent and legendary) record producer, Russ Russell. Is that his real name? No-one knows. I’ve heard that his middle name is Rustle.


“Alongside the album launch, which should take place sometime in 2018, we’ll be slowly rolling out a whole new stage show, to complement our latest musical stories about Martians or ghosts or robotic beer or whatever. We’re also working on a new video early in 2018 to support our new show and summer festival appearances.

“So, 2018 is going to be big one for us - as long as Russ Rustle Russell does a good job in making us sound amazing and we don’t break of all our equipment or lose our costumes!"


In addition to the above dates, Evil Scarecrow also play the following festivals, with more to be announced:


Saturday 17 February – HRH Metal, Birmingham

Saturday 12 May – HRH Road Trip, Ibiza

Friday 6 July – Amplified, Gloucester

Friday 13 July – Rock And Bike Festival, Derbyshire



TOUR NEWS: Myles Kennedy announces solo dates Print E-mail
Monday, 15 January 2018 10:28

Myles Kennedy has announced his first ever solo shows this March:


MK Year of the Tiger UKTourPoster


Pre-sales kick off at 9am this Wednesday (17 January) with O2, and 9am on Thursday with Live Nation. Tickets go on general sale from 9am this Friday.


The Alter Bridge frontman releases his debut solo album, ‘Year Of The Tiger’, on 9 March via Napalm Records.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Glenn Hughes to perform classic Deep Purple set at Steelhouse Print E-mail
Friday, 12 January 2018 13:16

Glenn Hughes will perform an entire set of Deep Purple classics when he headlines the Saturday night of this year’s Steelhouse Festival.


Steelhouse Glenn Hughes poster


Steelhouse – officially Europe’s highest festival - takes place on the mountaintop Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, just outside Ebbw Vale, over the weekend of 27 – 29 July.


You can get tickets, and further information, HERE.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Jamey Jasta to return to Bloodstock stage Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:59

Jamey Jasta is set to make Bloodstock history this summer, when he becomes one of the few artists to appear at the Derbyshire festival two years in a row.


BOA poster 9 Jan 2018 WEB


The Hatebreed frontman will be bringing his Jasta solo project to the main Ronnie James Dio stage at Catton Park on Sunday 12 August.  The official billing is ‘Jasta & Friends’ as he will be bringing along some special guests, including Kirk Windstein (of Crowbar/Down).


Elsewhere on the Bloodstock bill, Orphaned Land have confirmed their return to the event, this time as the Saturday night headliners on the Sophie Lancaster Stage.  Two other Saturday acts also have been announced – Venom Inc on the main stage, and hotly tipped Danish prog metallers Vola on the Sophie.


Bloodstock takes place from 9 - 12 August.  You can get all the information you need on tickets, including the event’s instalment plan, HERE.

TOUR NEWS: Courtesans to support King 810 on British dates Print E-mail
Monday, 08 January 2018 11:43

Über Rock favourites Courtesans have been confirmed as special guests on King 810’s run of dates next month.


King 810 tour poster


Death Blooms have been added to the Birmingham, Manchester and London bills.

ALBUM NEWS: Preludio Ancestral to venture into 'Oblivion' in March Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 January 2018 15:58

Argentinian symphonic power metallers Preludio Ancestral will release their fourth studio album, 'Oblivion', on 21 March, via Fighter Records.


 Preludio Ancestral artwork



VIDEO RELEASE: Cyanide Sundae ask 'What Can I Do' on new single Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 January 2018 15:14

Sussex alt-rockers Cyanide Sundae have just released a video for the track 'What Can I Do':



The song is taken from their debut EP, 'Nothing To Lose', which was released last month via Sliptrick Records.



TOUR NEWS: The Quireboys to deliver some 'White Trash Blues' this Spring Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 January 2018 12:55

The Quireboys have announced details of dates in March and April, in support of their recently released 'White Trash Blues' album:


Quireboys tour poster


The Quireboys play "unplugged" shows at the Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill next Saturday (13 January), Queen's Hall in Nuneaton on Friday 19 January, the Coliseum in Aberdare on Saturday 20 January, The Flowerpot in Derby on Saturday 27 January and the Robin 2 in Bilston on Sunday 28 January. They also play the Winter's End festival in Poole on Friday 23 February.



FESTIVAL NEWS – “Demons” to be Drenched In Beer this April Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:27

Swedish punk legends “Demons” are among the first tranche of bands to be confirmed for this year’s Drenched In Beer festival, which takes place in their native Stockholm from 26 – 28 April.


Also confirmed are Über Rock faves The Hip Priests and Scumbag Millionaire.




“Demons” will release a split single with The Hip Priests via Savage Magic Records in February, with more singles and a new album, a collaboration with Jeff Dahl, to follow later in the year.



TOUR NEWS: Skam to support RavenEye on Jan/Feb dates Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:41

Über Rock faves Skam are to support RavenEye on the blues-rockers' previously announced 'It's Not Over 'Til It's Nova' UK and Ireland tour this coming January and February.


Full dates are as follows:


 RavenEye Skam tour poster


Skam released their latest album, 'The Amazing Memoirs Of Geoffrey Goddard' last month.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Black Star Riders and Stone Broken first headliners confirmed for Steelhouse 2018 Print E-mail
Friday, 01 December 2017 10:22

Black Star Riders have been confirmed as one of the headliners at next summer’s expanded Steelhouse Festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal, just outside Ebbw Vale, over the weekend of 27 – 29 July.


Black Star Riders


The event has now been extended to the Friday evening, which will be headlined by Stone Broken.


Promoter Mikey Evans said:


“Here we go again - Steelhouse 2018. Our eighth consecutive year. We are enormously buzzed to welcome back some old friends on this first announcement!  It’s also vital to Steelhouse to continue to introduce young and hungry, exciting first-timers; this little island has produced some of the greatest rock bands to ever grace a stage and on this evidence it continues to do so.

“We couldn't resist the opportunity of Black Star Riders making a return to 'The Mountain'. They've gone from strength to strength since their first appearance in 2014. Top Ten albums, global touring - they are true Steelhouse headliners - a perfect fit.”


BSR frontman Ricky Warwick added:


“[We] are delighted to come back and headline Steelhouse Festival for a second time. We cannot wait to see you there...Bring YOUR rock ‘n’ roll, because we will be bringing OURS”.


Announcing the "upgrading" of the festival's Friday night, promoter Max Rhead said:


“Stone Broken’s rise has been incredible and proof that rock certainly isn't dead. You can feel the momentum that's with them. Friday night at Steelhouse has just gone up a level.


Stone Broken


“For years we've been putting on a 'warm-up' evening on the Friday, but it’s become such a pivotal part of the weekend, it now feels necessary to shout about it. We think it's fair to say Stone Broken are the fastest-rising UK rock act out there and it just feels right and proper for such an exciting 'new' act to be taking the bold step of headlining the night that grew beyond a warm-up.”


The lads from Stone Broken told Über Rock:


“We are really excited to be returning to the Steelhouse festival stage next year after our debut this year. Not only do we get to play this great event again, we get to top the bill on the Friday night, which just blows us away! We will be bringing brand new songs from our new album ‘Ain’t Always Easy’, which will be out on 2 March. We can’t wait to get back up the mountain and put on an awesome ROCK SHOW for you all!”


King King dutifully take up the spot they had to miss last year. Alan Nimmo commented:


"I’m so very happy that King King have been honoured with a second opportunity to perform at Steelhouse Festival again! I was absolutely gutted not to be able to make it last time due to my illness but we are very much looking forward to coming back and giving it our all for the fans this time around! From all of us here at King King, Thank you for your patience and kindness! We can’t wait to Rock it up for you!"

Additionally, the Quireboys return to the mountain for the first time since they headlined the first ever Steelhouse back in 2011. Spike and the boys will be raising a glass and letting the good times roll on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Massive Wagons, The Dust Coda, The Bad Flowers and Those Damn Crows also take up spots over the weekend.

Tickets for Steelhouse 2018 are available HERE.




Steelhouse 2018 First Announcement