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Bloodstock Open Air Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire - August 11th - 14th 2011 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 26 August 2011 05:00
bloodstockthmbWith over 80 bands, 3 stages and 4 nights of camping, Bloodstock is fast becoming the "fan's choice" real metal festival here in the UK. It's also David Whistance's choice and after missing last year's event he wasn't about to miss this year's with a line up that boasted W.A.S.P, Immortal and Motorhead as headliners, that's for sure.
Rudolph Schenker - Scorpions - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Attila Timár   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 05:00
Rudolf_thmbRudolph Schenker has been playing guitar with German rockers Scorpions longer than most of us have been walking on Planet Uber Rock. He'll shortly be returning to life on the road as part of the band's farewell 'Get Your Sting And Blackout' Tour, so Attila Timár took the opportunity to catch up with the ageless guitar player recently to find out what lies ahead for him and the band once this tour does finally come to an end. Read on to find out.
Tesla - 'Twisted Wires and Acoustic Sessions' and a chat with Brian Wheat Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins and Attila Timar   
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 05:00
Tesla_Twisted_thmbWhen is an album review not an album review, and an interview not really an interview? Well, when we're talking a band like Tesla we like to do something different for our friends from Sacramento, go the extra yard so to speak. And with many an uber fan of the band here at URHQ we gave Rob Watkins the task of covering their latest venture into the realms of acoustic music whilst Attila Timar got to share some words with the band's bassist Brian Wheat.
Gene Louis - Bullets & Octane/The Brave Ones - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 05:00

gene86Bullets & Octane and The Brave Ones frontman Gene Louis is the kind of rock 'n' roll soul that we celebrate here at Uber Rock. Dom Daley caught up with the UR approved vocalist for yet another interview exclusive. Read on as Gene talks about his many projects and his struggles in the current musical climate.....

Sebastian Bach - 'Kicking & Screaming' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 22 August 2011 05:00

sebastian-bach-kicking-and-screamingapproved_small_2011Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach made a startling return to form in 2007 with the impressive 'Angel Down' but how would its follow up, 'Kicking & Screaming', fare in the modern rock world? Even better says Uber Rock's Gaz E from his darkened room.....

Uber Rock at the Home Of Metal Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Sunday, 21 August 2011 05:00

hm86Not wanting to be like that dirty journo who told everyone that Black Sabbath were reforming....when they weren't, our man Craggy visited Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to see the Home Of Metal exhibition and only wants to distribute facts - cold, hard facts. What's that? Led Zeppelin to reform with Cronos on vocals? Read on for Craggy's critique....

Rough Cut Tour Diary Of A Fat Man - Iron Maiden On Tour Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 20 August 2011 05:00

maiden86Iron Maiden's The Final Frontier UK tour wasn't something our metalli-man Matt Phelps was going to miss. Taking in four shows in seven days, and visiting famous Maiden-related haunts on the way, we couldn't let our biggest Irons fan go without getting it all down for your reading pleasure! Take the plunge by clicking on that link and disappearing into a world of metal mayhem. This is a must-read..... 

Tim Payne - After Hours - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 19 August 2011 05:00
Tim_Payne_thmbWith a critically acclaimed third album released earlier this year, reformed UK AOR underdogs After Hours must feel like they've never been away. Arena rock is once again big business and fans are looking for big songs with big hooks. Long time fan Dave Prince caught up with the band's guitarist Tim Payne to find out if After Hours really are going 'Against The Grain' with their new album or perhaps following it?
Anvil - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:00
Anvil_thmbAnvil are a band that will mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For many of us at URHQ they evoke fond memories of Donington '82 and the 'Another Perfect Day' tour with Motorhead the following year. Whatever Lips and Co. mean to you Jim Rowland's interview exclusive sheds new light on the men behind the metal as well as uncovering some cool trivia regarding the band's close friend Dave Grohl.
Chesty Malone and the Slice 'Em Ups - 'Torture Rock' (Wrecked Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 05:00

torturerockapproved_smallNefarious New York horror metal/punk outfit Chesty Malone and the Slice 'Em Ups return with 'Torture Rock', their second full length release. Gaz E gets in the crypt with this sadistic sophomore release and finds an album that is as depraved and disgusting as hoped.....

Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions' (Vintage Trouble) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 04:55

Bomb_Shelter_Sessions_Redux_thmbapproved_smallThe debut album from one of Uber Rock's hot tips for the top in 2011 finally gets a UK release, and lo and behold it's a 2 CD deluxe edition already!!!  Ben Hughes reveals the appeal of Rock 'n' Soul saviours Vintage Trouble as he reviews 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'...


Butch Walker and the Black Widows - 'Self Titled' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 15 August 2011 05:00

blackwidowsspadeapproved_smallWill this self-titled second album from Butch Walker and the Black Widows, already nicknamed 'The Spade', finally be the one where Uber Rock's Gaz E ends his musical love-in with the former Marvelous 3 mainman? As if - he has fallen head over heels for should you......

Rebellion Festival 2011 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 7th August 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H, Dom Daley and Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 14 August 2011 05:00
Rebellion_R_thmbRebellion 2011 reaches its Sunday climax and suddenly the Uber Rock crew is one man down, but with a football session with Cock Sparrer to come and great bands such as The Adicts, Jello Biafra, and UK Subs to come Dom Daley, Rich Hobson and our resident tour guide Johnny H were not about to give up the rocking just yet.....
The 50 Greatest Metal Albums Ever Print E-mail
Written by Joe Daly   
Sunday, 14 August 2011 05:00

600px-US_50_svgNow this could spark a heated debate! Our US UR scribe Joe Daly gets his hands dirty as he tries to fashion the ultimate list of the fifty greatest metal albums of all time. Not only does our man with a metal plan list his top fifty, he also explains how he got that list down. Agree? Disagree? Read on as Uber Rock gets in the debating chair......

Rebellion Festival 2011 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 6th August 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H, Ian Bell, Dom Daley and Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 13 August 2011 05:00
Rebellion_R_thmbThe Rebellion weekend passes its half way point as Saturday's line up welcomes the return of Cock Sparrer to Blackpool's majestic Winter Gardens.  Our four musketeers are bravely battling the kiss me quick hat mentality that surrounds them by starting their day with a "literary review".  Johnny H picks up the story of day three, as our boys get all cultural.
Rebellion Festival 2011 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 5th August 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johhny H, Ian Bell, Dom Daley and Rich Hobson   
Friday, 12 August 2011 05:00
Rebellion_R_thmbDay two of our coverage of this year's Rebellion Festival and it's Punk Rock action a-go-go as we cover more bands than is possibly capable for four people who have had very little to eat, plenty to drink and about four hours shut eye between them.  Friday's line up always looked like it was going to be mental...and it certainly didn't disappoint

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