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Church Of Misery - 'Master Of Brutality/The Second Coming' Reissues (Rise Above Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 05:00

churchmasterChurch Of Misery are a hugely influential Japanese doom metal band who now see their first two full length albums, long out of print, reissued with bonus tracks and redesigned artwork. With almost every song a sludged ode to a nefarious serial killer, this heavy duty shit seemed right up Gaz E's twisted boulevard of broken bones.......

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Donnie Vie - 'Wrapped Around My Middle Finger' (Cargo/Livewire) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 05 March 2012 05:00

donnieIconic Enuff Z'Nuff frontman Donnie Vie follows up his Winter UK tour with the British release of his new solo album, the smartly-titled 'Wrapped Around My Middle Finger'. Featuring a guest appearance from Winger mainman Kip Winger, this album made Uber Rock's Rob Watkins cry.....for all the right reasons. Read on as the fanboy turns into a man.....

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Rich Robinson - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 04 March 2012 05:00
Rich_Robinson_thmbAs the guitarist in platinum selling rockers The Black Crowes, Rich Robinson was always seen as the quiet one compared to his outspoken singing sibling Chris, so when Rich crossed the Atlantic recently to promote his second solo album, 'Through A Crooked Sun', via a series of intimate shows we asked Russ P to put his best controversial questioning head on and put the six stringer's cast iron constitution to the test. The result was...intriguing, to say the least.
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Lost Babies Found At Bovine Sex Club/Roller Derby Event Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 04 March 2012 04:30

d-vasthumbuseYou know what Über Röckers truly love? Detroit punk-influenced badass bands playing fundraising gigs for Canadian roller derby teams with names like the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. Find that in Kerrang, kids! Jason Daniel Baker got his hide to Toronto's Bovine Sex Club...and just about managed to escape with enough unspoiled fingers to get his thoughts down for your reading pleasure......

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Wrathchild/Hangfire/Stop Stop - Crumlin, The Patriot - 24th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 03 March 2012 05:00

wrath86For the first time in two decades glam legends Wrathchild treated Welsh fans to a couple of dates in the land of song. Gaz E strutted the short distance to the first of these shows to see a rejuvenated band, ably supported by (soon to be) local legends Hangfire and Spanish sleazesters Stop Stop. Read on for the lowdown.....

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Jeff Scott Soto - 'Damage Control' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 02 March 2012 05:00
Jeff_Scott_Soto_thmbFeaturing more guest players than it is physically possible to mention in one album review, Rob Watkins tackles Jeff Scott Soto's fifth studio release as a solo artist solely from the angle of the songs contained within 'Damage Control'.  Question is, after 2009's 'Beautiful Mess', would Jeff finally be getting back to his hard rocking roots? Rob is the man with all the answers.
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Miss Guy - 'Dumb Blonde' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 01 March 2012 05:00

missguy86approved_small_2012Miss Guy, frontman of celebrated Uber Rock favourites the Toilet Boys, returns with a five track EP that, although happy to satisfy fans of his DJ work, showcases a surprising maturity that takes UR's Gaz E a little by surprise. Read on to find out why......

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Rich Robinson/Dave O'Grady/Ulysses - Bristol, The Fleece - 15th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 05:00

Rich_Robinson_55Playing just a handful of UK shows in support of his second solo album, 'Through A Crooked Sun', former (?) Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson found himself back in Bristol recently for the first time in seven years. Lucky for us then that Uber Rock's very own Rich look-alike Russ P was on hand to capture the evening's magic for us all. 

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The Hip Priests - 'Full Tilt Bullshit' (No Balls/Ghost Highway/Fixing A Hole Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 05:05

hipuseapproved_small_2012We've already seen some strong contenders for album of the year in the first two months of 2012, but could the lewdest, crudest rock 'n' roll record of the year sneak in via the back door and lay its grimy fingers all over the award? Dom Daley checks out the 'Full Tilt Bullshit' of The Hip Priests and reckons that the sleazy smash 'n' grab is on......

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Pain Of Salvation/Cryptex - London, Relentless Garage - 13th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 05:00
POS_thmbWith the UK in the middle of the usual mass hysteria that accompanies one or two flakes of snow, our intrepid scribe Jim Rowland was all set to get the 'Road Salt' out himself if he had to (see what we did there), just to ensure he was in North London in good time to catch the last date on Pain Of Salvation's UK headline tour. Thankfully for us all he didn't miss a note.....
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Primal Rock Rebellion - 'Awoken Broken' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 27 February 2012 05:00

primal86There's been a buzz around Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith lately and, for once, it wasn't caused by the unwashed denim cut-offs of his main band's sweaty fans. No, Adrian has unleashed his side project, Primal Rock Rebellion, and, alongside SikTh frontman Mikee Goodman, has turned in a debut album that pushes the boundaries of rock sensibilities. Super Trooper Matt Phelps was the lucky Über Röck warrior assigned the album for review: read on for his thoughts......

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Hangfire - 'Shoot The Crow' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 27 February 2012 04:30

hangfirecoverWelcome to Matt Phelps Monday here on Über Röck! Spit roasting the ÜR front page today with his double-ender of rock goodness, Matt was the neutral chosen to get to grips with the new album from Hangfire, the band with former Tigertailz drummer Matt Blakout bringing up the rear. Read on for his cultured thoughts on 'Shoot The Crow'.......

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Motley Crue Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 26 February 2012 06:00

record_collectionRoss Welford returns to the rock 'n' roll record infection section with an album that reignited that fire that the '90s threatened to extinquish in many a black heart. Motley Crue make their first appearance in Uber Rock's Hi-Fi To Die For....but maybe not with the album that you expect. Read on to discover the Welford weapon of choice......

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Lee Love - The Hip Priests - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 26 February 2012 04:45
FTHP_ThmbMaking the little girls scream 'n' the big girls wet since 2006 we simply love the no compromise attitude of the muthafuckin' Hip Priests here at Uber Rock. With their much anticipated second album, 'Full Tilt Bullshit', due to infect your rock 'n' roll world very soon, we thought it was about time we caught up with the guys to see what truly goes on in their sick minds. Johnny H meets brother Lee Love to discuss porn punk, Cuntplay, and the addictive qualities of Haribos.
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Ian Anderson - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 26 February 2012 04:30
IA_solo_shot_thmbUber Rock interviews don't come much more legendary than this one, as Jim Rowland catches up with one of his all time heroes - Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Jim caught up with the singer recently for a chat about his soon to be released 'Thick As A Brick 2' album and tour, his hatred of the term 'prog' and what he's been up to writing tunes with The Darkness.
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Alestorm/Claim The Throne/Darkest Era - Bristol, The Fleece - 7th February 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 25 February 2012 05:15

ale86Warning: the live review that will greet you if you click that blood red link may be a little too piratey for you. Not for Über Röck's very own bouffant buccaneer Matt 'Mutiny' Phelps who, plank walked instead of spanked for a change, set his blackened sails in search of the golden fleece...finding a sweatier version in Bristol, manned by a legion of pirate metallers and their lusty fans.....

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