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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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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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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.

 

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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!

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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!

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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.....

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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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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Johnny H & Gaz E - Uber Rock Birthday Special! Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Gaz E   
Sunday, 07 September 2014 03:00

JHGTmixCelebrating Uber Rock's fifth birthday, Johnny H and Gaz E pick their own thirteen song mixtapes, choosing songs that have, in some way, fashioned the website to excite that you now see before you. Slap bang between the anniversary episode of The Uber Rock Radio Show and the birthday party that is Uberpalooza, read about the songs and the bands that have influenced the UR Elders and the site itself.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Max Motherfucker - Christmas Print E-mail
Written by Max Motherfucker   
Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:00

ChristmasThey have an album entitled ‘Appetite For Selfdestruction’ and a sound that crosses hardcore punk with Turbonegro like anthemic choruses, and Germany’s Christmas are just about to hit the UK for a series of nine not to be missed live shows. Here their singer Max Motherfucker presents Uber Rock with a 13 song mixtape that perfectly sets the tone for the rock n roll hurricane that is about to hit our shores. You want a riot in your head? Then hit the “Read more” link right now because this Midnite Mixtape Massacre really is the motherfucking business.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Rob "Batdog" Lomax - Crowsaw Print E-mail
Written by Rob "Batdog" Lomax   
Sunday, 24 August 2014 03:30

crowmix86Crowsaw's 'Smoke & Feathers' album caused a bit of a stir at URHQ earlier this year so we thought it only right that we should get the band's guitarist/vocalist Rob "Batdog" Lomax to detail his ultimate thirteen song mixtape for your reading pleasure. If it's Sunday and it's Uber Rock, then it's time for the Midnite Mixtape Massacre....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Rocket Dolls Print E-mail
Written by Nikki Smash, Tommy K and Benji Knopfler   
Sunday, 17 August 2014 03:20

Rocket Dolls frontWhen a band knocks on the door of URHQ proclaiming to be a mix of Def Leppard, Nirvana and Kings X you can bet your bottom dollar we are going to sit up and take notice of them, even if The Rocket Dolls have within their ranks a drummer who is the son of a multi-platinum selling guitarist, which could put a dent in their metal street cred (hmmm). Duly impressed we set the Brighton based trio the ultimate challenge, to map out their influences with just 13 songs to do it in, they did it in 12 making us wonder if this really is the Midnite Mixtape Massacre to end them all?

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

Lovebite logo

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.

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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.

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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.....

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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.....

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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!

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Throwback Thorsday: Week Five Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 01:01

thorunchained86If it's Thursday, then it's Thorsday...Jon Mikl Thor's day!! This week we celebrate the must-have 1983 release 'Unchained' by way of one of the finest music videos ever made....

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Throwback Thorsday: Week Four Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 04 September 2014 01:01

ThorFour86Don't think we forgot about Jon Mikl Thor just because one of our bones bent like a steel bar between the strong man's teeth! No, Throwback Thorsday is Your Day and today we bring you a classic piece of television gold.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Plasmatics - 7th December 1982 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 31 August 2014 03:00

BillPlas86WOW! Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary horror rockers Impaler, never disappoints with his monthly Vintage Concert Bill feature on Uber Rock...and this month is no different! Let "Maggot Breath Bill" take you back to 1982 with a retro review of the Plasmatics live in Minneapolis!

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Throwback Thorsday: Week Three Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 02:00

thorunchained86If it's Thursday, then it's Thorsday! We celebrate the life and career of iconic muscle rocker Jon Mikl Thor with classic photos and videos each and every Thursday and this week we have a bona fide horror hit on our bar-bending hands.....

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Throwback Thorsday: Week Two Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:00

thorsday286Last week Uber Rock debuted its bicep- and pants-tightening new retro feature, Throwback Thorsday, where, every Thursday, we pay tribute to the iconic Jon Mikl Thor by way of classic photographs and video footage. Last week we gifted you Thor's classic '80s movie 'Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare' in its entirety - this week we present the finest eight minutes of Saturday morning kids television ever.....

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