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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Paola Pellegrini - Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK Print E-mail
Written by Paola Pellegrini   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:20

Paola2When Uber Rock’s Ross Welford reviewed ‘Dreams Come True’ the all new album from Italian singer/guitarist Paola Pellegrini he name dropped such legends as Joan Jett and the Ramones amongst his words of wisdom. So with this we got to wondering what a 13 track mixtape compiled by the lawyer by day and Lexrocker by night might actually sound like? Hit the link and all will be revealed.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ollie Stygall - Grifter Print E-mail
Written by Ollie Stygall   
Sunday, 16 August 2015 04:00

olliegrifter86South West dirty metal outfit Grifter play the second of Uber Rock's Kickass Klub Nites next month so what better time to get frontman Ollie Stygall to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape? Steel yourselves, Uber Rockers, for one of the most epic Midnite Mixtapes yet.....

Family Values: A fond look back at Welsh rockers The Wild Family Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 08 August 2015 03:00

wild86Take an Uber Rock elder, a pair of UR tech wizards, the bass player from Onslaught and the AC/DC drummer (nearly), introduce their two decade-old musical wares to a curious Canadian, and what do you get? Jason Daniel Baker investigates The Wild Family.....

Hi-Fi To Die For: Montrose Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 04:00

HiFi86Uber Rock's Toronto terror Jason Daniel Baker travels back in time to 1973 to pay loving homage to the self-titled debut album from Montrose. Produced by Ted Templeman, the first album from Ronnie Montrose's collective, fronted by Sammy Hagar and also featuring Bill Church and Denny Carmassi, really is Hi-Fi To Die For......

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!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Crashgate Print E-mail
Written by Crashgate   
Sunday, 12 July 2015 03:20

AlbumcoverStraight out of the heavy metal hotbed that is … err… Kent come Crashgate, a still relatively new band on the UK heavy rock circuit who sound like they have plenty to offer the denim and leathered up masses. Having already shared stages with the likes of Feed The Rhino, Orestea and Malefice we thought it about time to ask the five piece to share something with Uber Rock via the mystical medium of the mixtape. Here, ladies and gentlemen are the lads thirteen selections.

Vintage Concert Bill: New York Dolls - 14th November 2006 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 04:00

NYDBill86useImpaler's Bill Lindsey returns with the June instalment of his never-dull Vintage Concert Bill feature, this month writing of how great the New York Dolls (still) were when they hit Minnesota in support of their 2006 comeback album, 'One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This'. Hit Read More and fall in love, L-U-V.....

Hi-Fi To Die For: 58 - 'Diet For A New America' Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 03:00

HiFi86With Mötley Crüe finally hanging up their backing tapes after a farewell tour that promises more trainwrecks than a B-movie Western boxset, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes remembers when Nikki Sixx made music from his heart, and not just for his bank account. 58's 'Diet For A New America', he writes, is pure Hi-Fi To Die For.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jamie Porter Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Porter   
Sunday, 14 June 2015 03:20

Jamie Porter 2Jamie Porter is a singer songwriter from North Wales who specializes in music with a rock edge. Will his thirteen songs selection for the Midnite Mixtape Massacre have an Uber Rock edge though? Well read on and you’ll soon find out.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mark Crosby - Nightblade Print E-mail
Written by Mark Crosby   
Sunday, 31 May 2015 03:40

Nightblade2Having released their critically acclaimed ‘Crisis Has No Prejudice’ EP earlier this year, Kidderminster based NWOBHM influenced metallers Nightblade were up for the challenge of trying to “out metal” every other Midnite Mixtape we’ve published so far here on Uber Rock. Step forward then Nightblade frontman Mark Crosby and let’s see your dandruff flying as he unveils his favourite 13 tracks of all time.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ed Stones - Ed Stones & The BD3 Print E-mail
Written by Ed Stones   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 04:00

edstoneslogo86You like The Cramps, Eddie Cochran or maybe a bit of Jim Jones Revue, do ya? Then maybe you should have a word with Ed Stone and tap him up for an album or two. You see Ed and his band hail from Bradford and may well be right up your street with the likes of 'This Is The Life'. We love a bit of it and so should you, now check out Ed's own personal C90 Mixtape for an idea of where he's coming from.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Bastard Sons Print E-mail
Written by The Bastard Sons   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 03:00

bastardsmokeuse300York's finest noise merchants The Bastard Sons have released one of the most impressive debut albums of the year and 'Smoke' has got a few of us here at Uber Rock hot under the collar with its relentless and powerful chunks of hardcore-tinged metal. Uber Rock caught up with the band to get a collective 13 track mixtape and find out exactly what sounds have shaped the beast that The Bastard Sons have become.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ferocious Dog Print E-mail
Written by Ferocious Dog   
Sunday, 02 August 2015 03:20

FD logoThis Thursday at 3:10pm Warsop based folk punkers Ferocious Dog will get the Empress Stage line up of Rebellion Festival 2015 underway. Here the six piece pick the 13 songs that have helped make them the band they are today. Everything from Dean Martin to Pantera gets included here, so hit the link and join the pre-show party.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Cody Valentine - Sticky Valentines Print E-mail
Written by Cody Valentine   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:20

stickyvalentinesepWhen Uber Rock’s Dom Daley reviewed the debut self titled EP from Chicago homeboys The Sticky Valentines back in May he declared that they “were born to rock and roll”. Putting that claim fully to the test we asked Valentines’ singer/guitarist Cody Valentine to compile his 13 track Midnite Mixtape just to see just how big his rock ‘n’ roll cahoonas really are. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that….

Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Adam Jones - Peachfuzz Print E-mail
Written by Adam Jones   
Sunday, 19 July 2015 03:20

Peachfuzz albumAdam Jones is the singer/guitarist for Welsh band Peachfuzz who will release their fourth album, ‘Raise High Your Bright Halo Of Stars’, via Leeds’ Bombed Out Records this summer. The following are some of his favourite songs.  

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Afterpartees Print E-mail
Written by Afterpartees   
Sunday, 05 July 2015 03:30

aftermixcircle86Uber Rock grabbed Niek, Sjors, Youri, Jesse and Bas from Horst garagepop outfit Afterpartees and asked them to compile their ultimate thirteen song mixtape. No pressure! Yes, from the Dutch province of Limburg to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock, it's an Afterpartees Midnite Mixtape Massacre!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Max Portnoy - Next To None Print E-mail
Written by Max Portnoy   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 03:20

N2NalbumTomorrow sees the release via InsideOut Music of ‘A Light In The Dark’, the debut album by teenage progressive metal sensations Next To None. To help celebrate this occasion we asked the band’s 15 year old drummer Max Portnoy (yup its Mike’s son) to pick the 13 songs that helped influence the sound of the record, and you are but a mouse click away from revealing what he chose to make the ultimate metal midnite mixtape.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Joey Strange - JD & the FDCs Print E-mail
Written by Joey Strange   
Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:00

jambo2mix86JD & the FDCs officially release their second album, 'Anatomy Of A Wolf', next week so, after grabbing an exclusive interview with the mainman last weekend, we thought we'd give him some competition and ask bassist Joey Strange to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape exclusively for Uber Rock. Yes, it's another Midnite Mixtape Massacre!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Soul Fire Saints Print E-mail
Written by Soul Fire Saints   
Sunday, 07 June 2015 03:20

soulfiresaintsSoul Fire Saints is a heavy ‘riff rock’ band from Sheffield who claim to be just five normal(ish) working class lads who write and perform their own unique brand of heavy riff-rock. The simple fact that they play their own music and don’t simply take the easy route of playing the UK’s oversaturated cover/tribute band scene was enough for us to offer the guys their very own slot on Uber Rock’s Midnite Mixtape Massacre. So hit the link and discover something new this Sunday.

Vintage Concert Bill: Clash Of The Titans - 9th June 1991 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 31 May 2015 03:00

titanshirtImpaler's Bill Lindsey returns with another of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill entries, this time detailing the US version of 1991's Clash Of The Titans tour, featuring Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth and openers Alice In Chains. Who would win this thrash clash? Read on to find out.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Print E-mail
Written by Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal   
Sunday, 17 May 2015 03:00

BF thmbRon 'Bumblefoot' Thal has played guitar in Guns N' Roses, with Scott Weiland and RUN DMC's Darryl McDaniels, and now he tackles his toughest test yet; picking the ultimate thirteen song mixtape! Smokey Robinson alongside Manowar? Billy Joel alongside Judas Priest? This you have to read.....


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