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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.

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.

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.....

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.....

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.

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!!!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Lovebite Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 October 2014 04:00

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When Uber Rock’s Gaz E reviewed ‘Lock And Load’ the debut album from cock rockers Lovebite late last year he dubbed them the best of the UK nu-breed by some margin. Here band members Jonny, KC, Tryx, and Mikey reveal their 13 fave influences in a truly glamtastic Midnite Mixtape Massacre.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Martyr de Mona Print E-mail
Written by Martyr de Mona   
Sunday, 12 October 2014 03:20

MDM thmbHailing from the birthplace of heavy metal music here in the UK, Midlands progressive metallers Martyr de Mona already have three records under their belts and have played with the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold and Alter Bridge. Their latest record ‘IMPERA’ is set to hopefully see the band make their mainstream breakthrough, and here Ash, Louis, Ant and Josh tell us all about the music that inspired its recording, in another fantastic Midnite Mixtape Massacre.

Röss Welförd talks shit about 1987! Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 04 October 2014 03:30

Axlvid86Uber Rock's Page Seven Fella, Ross Welford, still intoxicated by Uberpalooza and its glunk-swathed wares, tried to compose himself after attending the gig of the year when, suddenly, and with the help of a ginger man, he was Axl-dancing his way back to 1987...listening to and writing about his favourite music from this glorious year in hard rock.....

Vintage Concert Bill: Metallica, W.A.S.P. & Armored Saint - 6th February 1985 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:00

billsep1486Metallica and W.A.S.P. on a U.S. co-headline tour, with a John Bush-fronted Armored Saint opening the shows? Now, that's a tour we really wish we could have been at! Luckily, Impaler's Bill Lindsey caught a show at 1st Ave. in Minnesota and reminisces on how great a gig it was in his latest Vintage Concert Bill feature, also pretty much summing up Uber Rock's thoughts on a certain Mr. Lawless.....

Throwback Thorsday: Week Six Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 04:05

thorbolt86If it's Thursday then, yes, it's Thorsday! That's Jon Mikl Thor's day!! Did you know that in 2003 Thor made his first film since the classic '80s one-two of 'Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare' and 'Zombie Nightmare'? Did you know that the soundtrack's lead track was by Thor himself?!? Listen here!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Hi-Fi To Die For - Starfighters Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 18 October 2014 04:00

hi-fi862013Following the recent tragic announcement regarding his uncle’s health issues, guitarist Stevie Young has once again taken up the position of rhythm guitarist in AC/DC, something he first did back in 1988. Before that though he was a member of a hotly tipped Birmingham based rock band known as the Starfighters. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H dons his second hand mac and looks back at their 1981 self titled debut record, a long lost classic that is right up there with the likes of Rose Tattoo, Krokus and Trust.


Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Alison Curry - Meansteed Print E-mail
Written by Alison Curry   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 04:00

meansteedmix86It's been a while since we last had Harrow hooligans Meansteed on Uber Rock so we though we'd tap Alison Curry (ahem) for her mixtape choices. So with the Steed currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to what is sure to be a stomping debut album Alison took a quick timeout to pull together a thirteen track mixtape masterclass. And boy, the girl done good!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Great Kat Print E-mail
Written by The Great Kat   
Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:30

greatkatmix86The Great Kat is the reincarnation of Beethoven. The Juilliard graduate is a classical violin virtuoso turned world's fastest shred guitar virtuoso, is resurrecting classical music with shred guitar and violin virtuosity and is the only guitar/violin double virtuoso since Niccolo Paganini. Now, exclusively for Uber Rock, she talks us through her ultimate thirteen song mixtape!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell Print E-mail
Written by Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell   
Sunday, 21 September 2014 03:30

admiralmix86Hastings' grease rock bastards Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell will be heading out on a UK tour in October so what better time to catch up with Johnny, Louis and Bill and ask them to compile their ultimate 15 (!) song mixtape? It's another Midnite Mixtape Massacre exclusively on Uber Rock.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - ANiMA Print E-mail
Written by Dan Sheridan, Mike Bar, Chris Sheridan and Adam Wakefield   
Sunday, 14 September 2014 04:00

Anima thmbANiMA are a young band from Birmingham who describe their music as sort of like pop music but not so shit. Call us suckers if you want, but we just loved that description so much we had to know more about them. So here vocalist/guitarist Dan Sheridan, bassist Mike Bar, guitarist Chris Sheridan and drummer Adam Wakefield get their chance to compile the ultimate 13 song mixtape. Hit the link for a virtual C90 full of 21st century musical goodies.


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