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Hi-Fi To Die For - Manic Street Preachers Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 04:00

HiFi86Uber Rock's Gaz E had planned to write, on the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Richey Edwards, the definitive article regarding the fate of the Manic Street Preachers guitarist. Instead, he writes a love letter to the band's debut album, 'Generation Terrorists', and feels better for it.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Den - Misconducters Print E-mail
Written by Den Misconducter   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 03:20

Misconducters thmbEarlier this week on Uber Rock (the website to excite, alright) the wise and wonderful Matt Phelps gave Brazilian punk/metal combo the Misconducters a rave review for their soon to be released new album ‘Boundless’. Here the band’s guitarist/vocalist Den has compiled his very own Midnite Mixtape to reveal the music that help inspire the recording of said opus. So how near was Phelpsatron to nailing the Misconducters’ influences? Well, read on folks, and prepare to be amazed…

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Sever - Sumo Cyco Print E-mail
Written by Sever   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 03:30

severmix86Skye Sweetnam may have began her musical career as a teenage pop artist, but she went from playing with Britney Spears to recording with Rancid's Tim Armstrong. Now she seems to have found her true calling with Sumo Cyco, an independent Punk Metal band who make their own crazy ass, low budget videos and rely on no one to carry out their own brand of musical craziness. Their debut album gets a UK release shortly and in the lead up Uber Rock got in touch with Sever to find out the 13 sounds that shape her musical world...

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Richard Jones - Fireroad Print E-mail
Written by Richard Jones   
Sunday, 18 January 2015 03:00

Rich ThmbTaking some time out from the writing and recording of Fireroad’s long awaited second studio album we cornered the band’s singer/guitarist Richard Jones and challenged him to pick the 13 songs that would make his ultimate mixtape. We think that the resulting compilation will surprise and enlighten, so hit the link to find out which tracks made the final cut along with the reasons behind his selections.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Shaun Soho - Crash Midnight Print E-mail
Written by Shaun Soho   
Sunday, 04 January 2015 04:00

crashmidcover300Boston-based Crash Midnight released their debut album, 'Lost In The City', at the end of the year, with the album's lead single set to hit rock radio any time soon. Uber Rock asked frontman Shaun Soho to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape - the results, as you can imagine, are rokken like Dokken.....

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Modern Concert Bill: Ace Frehley - Milwaukee, Potawatomi Casino - 28th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 21 December 2014 03:30

acebilldec86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary shock rockers Impaler, teases us every month with his tales of vintage concerts: this month, as an extra special seasonal treat to his loyal readers, Bill tells a tale of a show from just a few weeks ago, as opposed to a few decades. What do you do when Ace Frehley, the one and only Spaceman, announces a show five and a half hours drive away? ROAD TRIP!!!!

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Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Peacemaker, DIE! Print E-mail
Written by Peacemaker. DIE!   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 03:40

Chapter One PMDWith their recently released ‘Chapter One’ EP still fresh in the racks, we thought it was about time we got to know more about the South Wales based hard rockers known as Peacemaker, DIE! But rather than do the usual Q&A, where you still end up knowing nothing about the band themselves, we thought asking the quintet to reveal a little bit of their heart and soul via an extra special fifteen track Midnight Mixtape Massacre might help reveal what makes the band really tick. We think the boys did a good job, hit the link and tell us if you agree.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Tear Gassed with Alice Cooper Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 30 November 2014 04:00

BillCoop86Alice Cooper's April 1978 show at the St Paul Civic Arena is forever remembered in the the annals of rock 'n' roll history for "The Teargas Incident". Many people claim to have been witness to it, truthfully or not, but one man who was there was Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey. Read on as the latest Vintage Concert Bill details The Alice Cooper Show where the drama was not just reserved for the stage.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Lester Greenowski Print E-mail
Written by Lester Greenowski   
Sunday, 23 November 2014 04:00

lestermix86Lester Greenowski, formerly of Lester and the Landslide Ladies, loves Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre. But the Italian glunk rocker has decided to do things a little differently for his own mixtape and just pick songs by people he actually knows. Expect the likes of Honest John Plain, The Loyalties, Texas Terri Bomb, The Dogs D'Amour and more in a dubbing exercise par excellence.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Scot Little Bihlman - Grinder Blues Print E-mail
Written by Scot Little Bihlman   
Sunday, 09 November 2014 04:00

scottmix86grinderBlues rock brothers Jabo and Scot Little Bihlman recently joined forces with King's X legend dUg Pinnick to form Grinder Blues and earlier this year saw the release of their highly acclaimed debut album. Following the CD release party at the world famous Viper Room in Hollywood recently, drummer Scot Little Bihlman gathered together his thoughts on the music that shaped him and here it is in his own words.

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Vintage Concert Bill: KISS - 2nd December 1977 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 03:00

kissbill1486It's almost Halloween, the favourite time of year for Impaler's Bill Lindsey! Taking us back to 1977, and in timely fashion given this month's deluxe reissue of 'Love Gun', Bill makes us all jealous with his retro review of KISS live in Minnesota! It's like the gatefold of Alive 2 brought to life!!!

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Vintage Concert Bill: Rolling Stones - 29th November 1989 - 'Steel Wheels' tour Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 04:00

Billstones86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey is back with his first Vintage Concert Bill article of 2015, and what a way to start the year: Bill tells us about how he was in the right place at the right time to score eighth row tickets to see the Rolling Stones at one of two sold out shows at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis in November 1989. More must-read retro rock 'n' roll on Uber Rock, the website to excite!

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Forty Deuce Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 18 January 2015 04:00

HiFi86Little known fact: Ross Welford was the first writer to submit an article based on a much-loved album that, eventually, turned into Uber Rock's Hi-Fi To Die For feature. Now, the bad boy who popped its cherry returns with another hard one... rocker, that is. Remember Forty Deuce, the shortlived band from Poison/Mr. Big's Richie Kotzen? Ross does.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Gabor Szakacs - Sledgeback Print E-mail
Written by Gabor Szakacs   
Sunday, 11 January 2015 04:00

sledgemixtape86From his Hungarian roots with C.A.F.B to his current base in Seattle with Sledgeback, Gabor Szakacsi has led a life infused with quality music and influences as wide ranging as his globetrotting adventures. So with Sledgeback's brand new long player 'Land Of The Freak' recently unleashed worldwide we thought we'd ask Gabi to pick his ultimate mixtape choices so we could find out a little more about the bands and songs that have not only shaped his life but also helped forge that unique Sledgeback sound.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Zack - XFactor1 Print E-mail
Written by Zack XF1   
Sunday, 21 December 2014 04:00

ZackXF186The X-Factor on Uber Rock?! Wait, this is XFactor1, the Columbus, OH hard rockers signed to Megaforce Records. The band's drummer Zack is the latest musician forced into a corner and asked to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape. It ain't easy... but this sticksman comes out swinging with a fine C90 crammed with choice cuts.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Slade Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 04:00

hi-fi862013Our annual visit from the Coca Cola sponsored corporate whore otherwise known as Santa is a little over a week away and we thought it was the perfect time to open up our hearts here at URHQ and look again at some of the UK’s favourite Christmas songs. Yeah right!!!!! Instead Johnny H gets all emotional over the band behind perhaps the greatest Christmas song of all time as he remembers getting his first ever album, ‘Sladest’, back in December 1974.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tollef Rikje-Pearson - Hornet Print E-mail
Written by Tollef Rikje-Pearson   
Sunday, 07 December 2014 03:20

Tollef promo shotHaving just released their hugely impressive ‘Cry Wolf’ single/video, London heavy rockers Hornet felt like the ideal candidates to take up the first Midnite Mixtape Massacre challenge of December. Guitarist Tollef Rikje-Pearson is the man picking the tunes here, as he explains how he first got into heavy music back in 1999 and how his mother helped pave the way to him discovering Black Sabbath. To find out more, read on.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - StoneWire Print E-mail
Written by StoneWire   
Sunday, 30 November 2014 03:00

Stonewire - when the crow fliesStoneWire are a London five piece who specialise in a brand of Rock that embraces Blues and Southern elements whilst also retaining that essential heavy edge. Tomorrow they release their debut album ‘When The Crow Flies’ so we thought it the perfect time to ask the band to choose their 13 tracks to make the ultimate Midnite Mixtape Massacre. This ladies and gentlemen is what they came back with.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Frederick Thunder - Neonfly Print E-mail
Written by Frederick Thunder   
Sunday, 16 November 2014 03:00

Neonfly 2In the run up to the release of their second album ‘Strangers In Paradise’ later this month, we dared UK metallers Neonfly to take the Uber Rock Midnite Mixtape Massacre challenge. Frederick Thunder, one of the band’s two guitarists, was the one who was brave enough to step forward with his selection of thirteen songs to have rocked his world, and boy what an eclectic mix he has come up with. So hit the link to discover a Midnite Mixtape like no other that has gone before.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Colin Tench - Corvus Stone Print E-mail
Written by Colin Tench   
Sunday, 02 November 2014 03:20

Colin ThmbCorvus Stone is a multinational band who specialise in all things progressive and rock, with each member bringing something unique yet intrinsic to their sound. Here the band’s guitarist Colin Tench takes us through the 13 songs that have made him the musician he is today. Could this perhaps be our most progressive mixtape to date? Hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ben Perrier - Los Pepes Print E-mail
Written by Ben Perrier   
Sunday, 26 October 2014 04:00

lospepesmix86Uber Rock heaped great praise on 'Los Pepes For Everyone', the debut album from the London-based power poppers Los Pepes, earlier this month, and for good reason! Now find out what makes the band tick by checking out the ultimate thirteen song mixtape crafted by the high-speed dubbing qualities of the band's Ben Perrier!

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