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Kevin K - 'Joey And Me/K-Day Invasion' (Realkat Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 04 February 2011 05:00

kevink86approved_smallNew York born trash-fuelled rock 'n' roller Kevin K has turned out something special for his latest release, his 20th studio album 'Joey And Me', dedicated to his late feline companion. Arriving at URHQ accompanied by a great double DVD set and a fantastic book, the album forms only a part of the excellent 'K-Day Invasion' set that is an essential purchase for all peeps for whom music begins and ends with Johnny Thunders and Ramones. Dom Daley tells us why....

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Pallas - 'XXV' - (Music Theories Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Thursday, 03 February 2011 05:00

Pallas_thmbapproved_smallBloody 'ell, Pallas!!!! Now that's a name we've not heard for a while here at URHQ. But with prog master Mark Taylor pretty much on the ball with all things related to the band, we thought we'd simply leave it to him to tell you all about the band's all new 'XXV' album.

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Cauldron - 'Burning Fortune' (Earache) Print E-mail
Written by John Oakley   
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 05:00

cauldron_thmbapproved_smallCanadian rockers Cauldron have had us boiling over (ouch) with excitement at URHQ for quite some time now with their contagious blend of NWOBHM riffing and early Eighties US rock. But will John Oakley be another Uber Rocker to join the ever-growing Cauldron Fan Coven? Read on to find out.

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The Crave - 'Breaking The Silence' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:00

thecrave86approved_smallNever heard of The Crave? That is about to change because 'Breaking The Silence', their impressive thirteen track album, has the potential to infect the world quicker the rage virus. Gaz E is frothing at the ears and you can read why......

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Black Spiders - ‘Sons Of The North’ (Dark Riders) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 31 January 2011 05:00

Black_Spiders_thmbapproved_smallHailed by many as the saviours of rock in the UK, Johnny H is the man with the task of separating hard fact from possible fiction as he wraps himself up in the debut album from the perma-touring Black Spiders. So are the five dudes from Oop North really going to save the rock 'n' roll world in 2011? Read on to find out...

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Diary Of A Cowboy Killer - Entry 2 Print E-mail
Written by Beddis   
Sunday, 30 January 2011 05:00

beddis286It's been a long time coming but, finally, Uber Rock brings you the second part in the ongoing series of riotous ramblings from punk legend Beddis, formerly of Cowboy Killers and now frontman of Bad Sam. Here he talks of a return to former haunts that resulted in him crying and crawling around like a dog. Read on for the sickening facts....

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Thin Lizzy - 'Jailbreak', 'Johnny The Fox' and 'Live and Dangerous' Deluxe Editions - (Mercury) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 29 January 2011 05:00
Jailbreak_thmbReleased earlier this week, this triple whammy of Thin Lizzy reissues had H Bombz all weak at the knees when they landed at URHQ. Discover why he feels the need to share some graphic childhood memories with you, as the boys really are back in town...
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Pushking - 'The World As We Love It' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 28 January 2011 05:30

pushking86What do you get if you take a cult rock band from Russia and re-record songs from their back catalogue with the likes of Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Glenn Hughes, Graham Bonnet, Jeff Scott Soto, Billy Gibbons, Dan McCafferty, Joe Bonamassa, Nuno Bettencourt, Keri Kelli, Steve Stevens, Steve Salas, Eric Martin, Steve Lukather, John Lawton, Joe Lynn Turner, Jorn Lande, Steve Vai and Udo Dirkschneider? Read on to find out......

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Horslips - Glasgow, The Old Fruitmarket - 18th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:00
Horslips_ThmbPlaying their first gig on the UK mainland in nearly thirty years, Irish prog folk rock legends Horslips were a welcome addition to this year's Celtic Connections for Uber Rock new boy Jim Rowland. With his tickets sorted all he had to worry about was getting to Glasgow...on a school night as well. Now that's dedication for you.
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Eureka Machines - 'These Are The People Who Live In My House' (Wrath Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 05:30

eureka86Eureka Machines will drop their second album on us in May but, until then, we'll have to make do with this teaser of a two-track release. Available as a digital download, 'These Are The People Who Live In My House' is, as Gaz E discovers, another exercise in near perfect power pop.....

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The Cult/Masters Of Reality/Romance - Bristol, O2 Academy - 18th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks amd Johnny H   
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:00
Cult_thmbLooking to destroy the night, on their new blood and deep cuts tour, The Cult are rumoured to have rediscovered their gothic roots, as Nev Brooks found out as he caught the tour's second night. Looking to destroy the nighttime Bristol traffic Johnny H was along on his lonesome to catch the tour supports.
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TNT - 'A Farewell To Arms' (Metal Heaven) Print E-mail
Written by David Prince   
Monday, 24 January 2011 05:00

tnt86When, in August last year, vocalist Tony Mills suffered a heart attack at Oslo Airport, more important things than the future of a band took centre stage. Happily, the former Shy frontman has recovered and this new album from famed Norwegian melodic rockers TNT is a celebration of his pipes rather than his life. Dave Prince (who else?) thinks that every one of these songs is a star.....

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Thin Lizzy/Supersuckers - Bristol, Colston Hall - 16th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 23 January 2011 05:00
Thinlizzy_thumb_3It's Sunday night in a packed out Bristol city centre venue, and tonight said venue is playing host to Ireland's finest ever rock 'n' roll band, no not fucking U2...Thin Lizzy. Currently featuring 3 new guys alongside 3 Lizzy originals, are the band about to get long time fan Johnny H up and dancing in the moonlight?  Not if the venue's security has anything to do with it they won't...
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The Urban Voodoo Machine - York, Fibbers - 14th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 22 January 2011 04:00

urbanlive86With their name appearing at least a couple of times on our Gigs Of The Year 2010 feature last month, we thought it was time for a live review from the Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop 'n' Strollers, The Urban Voodoo Machine. Ben Hughes parted with many shiny coins to enter a shiny new version of his local venue to be blown away by this most diverse of bands - read on to find out why......

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The Boston Incident - Teenage Casket Company's Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Rob Wylde & Jamie Delerict   
Friday, 21 January 2011 05:00

teenagecc86When Dave Prince told us that he'd got Teenage Casket Company frontman Rob Wylde to write a Gig From Hell article for us we never imagined that it would suddenly turn into the final (?) collaboration between him and former TCC member Jamie Delerict who, when hearing that his actions would feature heavily, felt like he had to add his side of the story.........and what a story!

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U.K. Subs - 'Work In Progress' (Captain Oi!) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:00

uksubs86Punk legends U.K. Subs return with their first album since 2002's 'Universal'. Continuing their quest to name an album after every letter of the alphabet, Charlie Harper and gang reach 'W' with 'Work In Progress' which features a song co-written with Lars Frederiksen of Rancid. Dom Daley investigates and finds a band on fire.....

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