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Stiff Little Fingers/Foreign Legion/Eric Unseen - Ebbw Vale, Leisure Centre - 15th October 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 05:00

slf86When punk legends Stiff Little Fingers announced a show at a leisure centre close to URHQ we just had to be there. Rob Watkins was on hand to check out the band, with support from both ends of the local scene - old timers Foreign Legion and young bucks Eric Unseen.....

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Bach in the Saddle - An interview with Sebastian Bach Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 05:00

sebbachintthumbWith his uber-approved new album, 'Kicking And Screaming', tearing holes in stereos worldwide what better time to catch up with Sebastian Bach than right now, when his rock 'n' roll star is shining brighter than it has for some time? UR's US vixen Kim Thore managed to catch fifteen minutes with the former Skid Row frontman and quizzed him on his singing, acting and much, much more..........

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H13 : Sean Yseult - White Zombie/Star and Dagger Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 31 October 2011 05:00

seanint86Halloween, the night she came home. Our favourite rock 'n' roll scream queen returns to the hallowed ground of URHQ to thrill you with the startling final chapter of Uber Rock's 13 Days Of Halloween. The four-stringed she-demon might have been re-animated as one of the trio of hellcats in Star and Dagger but she will always be remembered as a part of the classic White Zombie line-up. We can think of no-one who we would rather celebrate Halloween with than Sean Yesult - read on as she thrills...and kills...with the final shocking moments of 2011's H13.....

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Lou Reed & Metallica - 'Lulu' (Mercury) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Monday, 31 October 2011 04:45

luluIf you thought that Steel Panther review below was gonna split the UR Massive then this album is sure to drive a wedge wider than Udo's waistline between some factions of our ass-kicking collective. Lou Reed's collaboration with the mighty Metallica on a work based on a century old play about one of Jack The Ripper's victims is likely to be the most talked about release this year, good or bad. Jamie Richards is on hand to convince you all that not only is this album worth a listen, but also worthy of some kind of reverence. Read on for the shocking truth...

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Steel Panther - 'Balls Out' (Universal Republic) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 31 October 2011 04:30

steelpantherBeing veterans of extracting the urine from hair metal - some of us with our real hair - the UR massive failed to warm to the charms of Steel Panther. But Ross Welford has formed a one man breakaway group, his mission to convince us that the band are worthwhile and that 'Balls Out', their sophomore release, proves that they are not a one trick pony....even if it does feature a guest appearance from Chad Kroeger from everyone's favourite band Nickelback. Read on for the details of this cum-fuelled 'comedy' curio.....

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Cradle Of Filth - 'Evermore Darkly' (Peaceville Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 31 October 2011 04:00

Cradle-Of-Filth-Evermore-Darkly-ArtworkIt's Halloween so what better place to start today's Uber coverage than with Cradle Of Filth and their latest release? Described by the band themselves as something of a stopgap release, 'Evermore Darkly' offers one new song, several reworkings and remixes and a DVD - we asked Mark Ashby to get his corpse paint on and check it out for you boils and ghouls.....

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Misfits - 'The Devils Rain' (Misfits Records) Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Sunday, 30 October 2011 05:05
Misfits_Devils_Rain_thmbWith Halloween just hours away, Fraser Munro couldn't wait to get in a ghoulish mood with the new album from horror punk legends the Misfits. With mainstay Jerry Only now the band's longest serving vocalist it was time for him and Dez Cadena to open up their Pandora's box of songwriting excellence and let 'The Devils Rain' cleanse us all of our sins...or maybe not.
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H13 : Zoot - Good Hooker Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 30 October 2011 04:00

zooth1386How do you react when faced with extreme horror? When a major label rock star lets you down at the last minute with All Hallow's Eve fast approaching? Why, you turn to a local legend who, whilst being known for his debauched antics at gigs, is actually a full-on horror nerd like the best of us! Boils and ghouls, please stand in appreciation for the idiot who saved the day (well, Day 12 of Uber Rock's 13 Days Of Halloween) - Baron Von Zoot!

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The Hip Priests/Bulletridden/Bring To Ruin/This System Kills/Trigger McPoopshute - Ebbw Vale, EVI - 22nd October 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 29 October 2011 05:00

hiplive86What could be better than watching a stunning five band line-up, headlined by the loud 'n' lewd Hip Priests, on a Saturday night? Watching moronic television? Instead of sitting at home posting 'Occupy A Venue' photos on Facebook, Uber Rock actually OCCUPIED A FUCKING VENUE and herein lies the tale....

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H13 : Sal Canzonieri - Electric Frankenstein Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 29 October 2011 04:00

salh1386Uber Rock's 13 Days Of Halloween has trawled the trashy depths of horror over the past ten days, now it goes for the classics. Sal Canzonieri, guitarist and founding member of New Jersey garage punk legends Electric Frankenstein, is an original Monster Kid, growing up with the Wolfman, the Creature, Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster as atrocious allies. Read on as Sal educates today's feral youth with classic after classic after classic....

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Gene Louis - 'The Cocaine & Whiskey Years' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 28 October 2011 05:00

genelouis6Gene Louis, uber-approved frontman of Bullets And Octane and The Brave Ones, releases his sixth collection of solo tunes, 'The Cocaine & Whiskey Years'. Dom Daley bites his tongue and dips his dirty rock 'n' roll toe into iTunes' murky waters to discover the charm and quality of this digital-only release. Read on to see if selling his soul for your reading pleasure was worth it....

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H13 : Frank Butchery - Scutty Neighbours Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 28 October 2011 04:00

scuttyh1386The victim count is building up, just like a dodgy sequel at the tired end of a once-great franchise. But here to save Uber Rock's 13 Days Of Halloween from the bargain bin is Frank Butchery, guitarist with the neo-legendary Scutty Neighbours. With the first mention of both killer ice cream and robotic werewolves this horrific exercise in Z-grade entertainment will titillate, will excite, will thrill, will kill. Are you brave enough to take Frank's hand as he leads you through the gates of Hell, as centuries of evil erupt from the tomb?

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Kory Clarke - 'Opium Hotel II' (Livewire/Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 05:00

opiumhotel2"Parental Advisory: This Recording Contains Art." Warrior Soul frontman Kory Clarke follows up his 2003 'Opium Hotel' solo album with its official sequel. Have the several years between records tempered any of Clarke's notorious angst? Yeah, right! Read on as Ben Hughes meets a Junky Stripper and America's New Cunt, all courtesy of one of this planet's finest voices...

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H13: Dave Kazukiewicz - Mongrel/Polluted Remains Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 04:00

davemongrel86"When it comes to horror I want comedy, booze, sex, drugs, kick ass music, blood puddles, a few more naked chicks for absolutely no reason at all, and a whole lot of killing." That's the gospel of the next victim of Uber Rock's 13 Days Of Halloween, Dave Kazukiewicz, drummer with uber-faves Mongrel and Polluted Remains. Go ahead and scream...it can't help you now....

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Chickenfoot - 'III' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 05:00

chickenfoot-III-300x267Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and Michael Anthony in 3D? Yes, that's right, 'III', the second album (!) from Chickenfoot, features innovative 3D packaging - you can almost feel Hagar's curly hairs tickling your tonsils. Mark Ashby checks it out and finds a super group rather than supergroup. All is explained when you click that 2D link.....

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H13: Joey Strange - JD and the FDCs Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 04:00

joey86On the 8th day El Diablo created the FDCs. Joey Strange, lead bass player with JD and the FDCs, may be one of the younger victims of Uber Rock's 13 Days Of Halloween but that doesn't mean he doesn't know his shit when it comes to horror flicks. When there's no more room in Hell, the Strange will walk the earth. Click that blood red link and enter a world of the macabre....

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