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Wonk Unit - ‘Feel The Wonkness’ (Drunken Sailor Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:00

wonk unit lpapproved small 2013Three albums into their career and now has never been a better time for Brit punk rockers Wonk Unit. With national and international tours waiting they have also become the subject of a vinyl only career retrospective called ‘Feel The Wonkness’. Uber Rock’s Johnny H loves to get a hot 12”er in his hands, and this folks is certainly no exception to that rule.

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Stiv Bator - ‘Do You Believe In Magyck?’ & Johnny Thunders - ‘In Cold Blood’ Deluxe Edition (Easy Action) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 03:00

StivJust a few weeks ago two double disc reissues of glunk rock goodness hit URHQ that left Johnny H scratching his shiny bonce. The albums, Johnny Thunders’ ‘80s release ‘In Cold Blood’ and Stiv Bator’s last studio tracks, now packaged up as ‘Do You Believe In Magyck?’ now both come with a second disc of live material, but are they really worth your time and money? Hit the link to read the all-important Uber Rock verdict…..

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Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends - ‘Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 03:00

Reeves Gapproved small 2013You might know Reeves Gabrels as the guitarist in The Cure or perhaps Tin Machine, but he is a solo artist in his own right too. Here Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks checks out the six stringer’s latest release ‘Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends’ and finds plenty to get…very….excited about.

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Diamond Dogs - 'Quitters & Complainers' (Livewire / Cargo) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 27 July 2015 03:00

diamonddogsquitterscover500approved small 2013Swedish rock 'n' roll greats Diamond Dogs return with new studio album, 'Quitters & Complainers', complete with bonus seventy-minute live disc, 'Let's Have It - Live In Bilbao'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley welcomes back the band like an old friend, thinking that this new album might well be its strongest yet.....

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Rich Rags - Role Models - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:00

richroleint86'The Go-To Guy', the upcoming debut album from Role Models, is going to be troubling the upper reaches of Uber Rock's Album of the Year chart come New Year's Eve, mark our words. Get a taste of what's to come right now as Dom Daley catches up with band mainman Rich Rags and asks him all about the new record, Rich Jones, Sami Yaffa and, erm, Bon Jovi's 'Runaway'.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: I shook hands with Ted Nugent (and didn't pull back a bloody stub) Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:00

nugeblog86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey returns with another of his must-read retro concert reviews, this time detailing a Ted Nugent show, with Scorpions and Blackfoot as support. But wait, Bill didn't just watch Ted in concert - he also met the Motor City Madman and lived to tell the tale!

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Anvil - London, Islington, O2 Academy - 12th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 25 July 2015 03:00

Anvil thmbCanadian power metal trio Anvil returned for a short run of UK shows just a few weeks back to bring to the end their mammoth worldwide tour in support of the ‘Hope In Hell’ album. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland just had to be at London’s Islington, O2 Academy to sample the band in all their glory because after all Anvil Is Anvil.

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Lamb Of God - 'VII: Sturm Und Drang' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Friday, 24 July 2015 03:05

LOG7300There's been more than a little drama surrounding the Lamb Of God camp in the supposed downtime between albums six and seven. Now, the band returns with the hugely-anticipated 'VII: Sturm Und Drang', an album that Uber Rock's Matt Bunting thinks is an onslaught of brilliance, but.....

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Nuclear Assault - ‘Pounder’ EP (Dry Heave Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 24 July 2015 03:00

pounder frontNew York thrash metallers Nuclear Assault released their first new material in over a decade earlier this week as ‘Pounder’ hit the streets via the UK’s Dry Heave Records. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was one of the few lucky enough to bag himself a limited edition 12” vinyl copy, this ladies and germs is what it sounds like.

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The Terraces - ‘Empire’ (Westworld Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 23 July 2015 03:00

Terracesapproved small 2013Australian boot boys The Terraces return to the UK next month for their third appearance at a Rebellion event, and with them they’ll also be bringing their second studio record ‘Empire’. Here Uber Rock’s “Big” Johnny H gets a sneaky peak at what is to come and in the process digs up every footballing cliché known to mankind. These guys were “always rising” or so it seems, so hit the link to find out more.

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Fuzztones - 'Psychorama' (Easy Action) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:00

Fuzztones boxEasy Action does it again, collecting a wealth of material from the Fuzztones and slapping it all in a new box set called 'Psychorama'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out the five remastered albums, live DVD and 7" single and thinks that this is a must-buy. Why? Hit that link and find out.....

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Neal Schon - ‘Vortex’ (Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 03:00

Neal SchonWhat’s better than a new solo album from Journey six string maestro Neal Schon? How about TWO new albums? Well that’s what the guitarist claims ‘Vortex’ to be, so let’s find out if our very own wizard of the fretboard Eamon O’Neill agrees? Hit the link to discover the all-important Uber Rock verdict.

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Role Models - 'The Go-To Guy' (Glunk Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 20 July 2015 03:00

RoleModelsCoverHiResapproved small 2013'Lost In The City', last year's three track EP from Role Models, offered much, but we never thought that the band's full-length debut would be so incredible. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to a genuine Album of the Year contender that has Rich Jones and Sami Yaffa bringing up the rear of 'The Go-To Guy' himself, Rich Rags......

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Gus G - Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 19 July 2015 03:00

Gus G thmbOn July 24th 2015, Ozzy and Firewind guitarist Gus G releases his latest solo record ‘Brand New Revolution’ via Century Media. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the six string wizard to discuss the new record as well as all things Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne, and err…. Black Sabbath. Hit the link to get all the Gus G gossip and much, much more….

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Lifer - 'Black Mountain Rising' (House Of Doom) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 18 July 2015 03:00

liferalbum2300approved small 2013South Wales bruisers Lifer return with second album, 'Black Mountain Rising', over four years after their lauded debut, 'Cursing Them Out'. Uber Rock's Gaz E enters the House of Doom once again, certain that guitar string benders await him at every turn.....

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The Bastard Sons - 'Smoke' (Kaiju Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 17 July 2015 03:00

bastardsmokeuse300approved small 2013Last year's 'Roads' EP from York-based The Bastard Sons impressed us here at URHQ, but their upcoming full-length debut is a major step up. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes listens to 'Smoke' and hears what could be one of the big breakout records of the year. Hit the link to find out why.....

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