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The Answer - ‘Raise A Little Hell’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 03:00

The AnswerFollowing the disappointment of their ‘New Horizon’ album Uber Rock’s Dan Hayes was starting to think that perhaps he had perhaps already witnessed the best days from Northern Ireland blues rockers The Answer. That was until he got to hear the band’s all new album ‘Raise A Little Hell’. Hit the link to find out why our scribe thinks this record is actually “nothing short of incredible!”

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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock - ‘Spirit On A Mission’ (Inakustik) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 03:00

Temple Of RockGuitar maestro Michael Schenker returns later this month with an all new Temple Of Rock album that this time around sees the mad axeman sharing writing credits on all twelve tracks with vocalist Doogie White along with other members of the band. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill got an exclusive preview of ‘Spirit On A Mission’ recently, and here he spills the beans on what Schenker fans have to look forward to with this release.

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Prong - 'Songs From The Black Hole' (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 02 March 2015 03:00

prongsongscoverTommy Victor and Prong follow up last year's 'Ruining Lives' album with a covers record celebrating the bands that influenced the NYC outfit when it was formed almost thirty years ago. The likes of Discharge, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy, Fugazi, Black Flag, Butthole Surfers and Neil Young get covered and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, the results are more than a little impressive.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mick Murphy - My Ruin, The Birds Of Satan, Chevy Metal, Teenage Time Killers, Neanderthal Print E-mail
Written by Mick Murphy   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:00

MM2 by Andy WatsonCurrently working with more bands than even Uber Rock’s Matt Blakout could manage, workaholic guitarist Mick Murphy’s first love will always be his wife Tairrie B. Murphy, but music, and in particular guitar driven hard rock music must come a close second. How do we know? Well here’s the second in our very special Midnite Mixtape Massacre double header, and this has Mick Murphy written all over it….

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tairrie B. Murphy - My Ruin, Teenage Time Killers Print E-mail
Written by Tairrie B. Murphy   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 03:00

TBM1 by Kayla WrenToday Uber Rock breaks the mould for Mick and Tairrie B. Murphy, the husband and wife team behind My Ruin, as we give up the Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature to a very special duo of virtual C90s, allowing the couple to talk intimately about the tunes that have inspired them to do exactly what they do. First up Tairrie’s selections, and as you would expect it is as eclectic as they come. So hit the link to reveal her lucky thirteen song selections.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Joe Perry Project - 28th April 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:00

JP86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey returns with another of his must-read vintage concert reviews. This time Bill tells us of the time the Joe Perry Project came to town and he accidentally bumped into them on the afternoon of the show. We've even got a photo of the autograph to prove it! More rockin' retro goodness, exclusive to Uber Rock.....

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Rick Springfield - 'Stripped Down' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 27 February 2015 03:00

rickspringfieldstrippeddowncover'Stripped Down' is a new CD/DVD that captures fourteen songs - a mixture of hit single, cover version and new tune - at one of Rick Springfield's solo shows. In 1982 he said that 'Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet' and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, it looks as if Dr. Noah Drake is still true to his word.....

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Mariachi El Bronx/Pounded By The Surf - Bristol, Thekla - 12th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 03:00

MEB thmbReturning to the UK for a fifteen date tour in support of their third self-titled album, Mariachi El Bronx once again found themselves back in Bristol and back on the stage of the good ship Thekla, one of their favourite live venues. Also on board for this one was Uber Rock’s Johnny H concealing his usually gleaming bonce under a sombrero and feeling in the need of some spiritual enlightenment. So hit the link to find out why our man claims this might be the most inclusive punk rock tour of all time..

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Fukdust 4 - 'Lorraine' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 03:00

fukdust4500approved small 2013Fukdust 4 feature members of Wolfsbane, UK Subs and Drongos For Europe and their debut, three-track release, 'Lorraine', is awesome. Don't take my word for it, ask Uber Rock's Ben Hughes who already has this pencilled in at the Number One spot on his 2015 EP of the Year list.....

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Giants Of Rock - Minehead, Butlin’s - 6th - 8th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 03:00

GORWith the likes of Black Star Riders, Magnum, The Quireboys and many more all making an appearance at the second annual Giants Of Rock event at Butlin’s in Minehead, Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland couldn’t resist the temptation to pack his bucket and spade and head for the seaside for the weekend. Here he revisits some of the highlights for those of us not lucky enough to go.

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UFO - ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ (SPV/ Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 23 February 2015 03:00

UFO A Conspiracy‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ is the 22nd studio album from British (and now part American) hard rock veterans UFO. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was Hot ‘n’ Ready for this one the moment it dropped into the URHQ Po Box, but the question is does this Chris Tsangarides produced record rank as a knock your ‘Lights Out’ moment or is it a ‘Misdemeanour’ in the band’s otherwise illustrious back catalogue? To find out you better be ‘Makin’ Moves’ to the ‘Read More’ linky.

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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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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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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 57 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014Episode 57 of The Uber Rock Radio Show was little different to the other 56 shows from the website to excite - cool music was played, cool music was talked about, things went wrong, the things that went wrong were laughed at, somebody swore when they weren't supposed to.... you get the picture.....

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VCPS - 'VCPS' (Dangerous Rock Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 20 February 2015 03:00

VCPSST300approved small 2013Swedish glunk rockers Vietcong Pornsürfers trimmed their bandname to VCPS for last year's 'All Over The Internet' single and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, the changes don't stop there as the band's new six-track album offers a much more serious sound. Happily, it still rocks, rolls, and thrills.....

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Sick Of It All/Pay No Respect/No Warning Shot - Bristol, Fleece - 8th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:00

SOIA thmbIt was the last night on the UK leg of Sick Of It All’s Last Act Of Defiance tour and Uber Rock’s Johnny H was on the verge of becoming 48 years of age. What would our man do? Sit in the house and watch Top Gear like most saddos his age would do, or get in the mix with the Bristol faithful and celebrate his big day watching one of the best NYHC bands ever to walk the planet? Hit the link to join the party.

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