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The Diamond Dogs - 'The Grit & The Very Soul' (Legal Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:30

diamonddogs86Dom Daley checks out the fourteenth album from long running, and long rocking 'n' rolling, Swedish reprobates The Diamond Dogs. What he finds may be a slight departure from the sounds of a band that every true Uber Rocker should hold dear to their heart, but it is still the unmistakable sound of Sulo and his bande à part. Read on for the lowdown on 'The Grit & The Very Soul'......

Onslaught - 'Sounds Of Violence' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 14 January 2011 05:00
Sounds_of_Violence_Review_thmbapproved_smallWith a career spanning nearly 3 decades it's about time we got a career-defining studio album from UK thrash metallers Onslaught, a band who have promised so much for so long. So will studio album number five be the album that will finally see Darrel Sutton raise the URHQ cat skin glove in devil horned celebration? What do you think????
Danger Zone - 'Line Of Fire' (Avenue Of Allies) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:00

dangerzone86A long-lost gem of the AOR world, the second album from Italian melodic rockers Danger Zone finally sees release, over two decades after its recording. Featuring the songwriting talents of Marc Bolan and Steve Jones (sort of) and the guest vocals of Grace Jones (no relation) this is certainly one for the curious.....

Sy Keeler - Onslaught - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 05:00
Sy_Keeler_ThmbIn the lead up to the release of 'Sounds Of Violence', the long awaited new studio album from UK metal titans Onslaught, we asked Mark Taylor to pop along to a London watering hole to sample some of the finest thrash known to humanity whilst also catching up with the band's frontman Sy Keeler.
Ginger & Friends Tour Diary Print E-mail
Written by Rich Jones   
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 05:00

gingerdiary86We wanted the inside scoop on Ginger's Xmas UK tour so who better to ask than one of his 'friends', guitarist Rich Jones? Read on to see how Rich, Ginger, Tom Spencer and Denzel battled the elements to travel the length of the country with tales of special guests, crowd surfing birthday cakes and a one string guitar......... 

Flotsam And Jetsam - 'The Cold' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 10 January 2011 05:00

flotsamthumbcoldapproved_small'The Cold', the tenth album from thrash metal legends Flotsam And Jetsam, finally gets a UK release through the good people at Nuclear Blast and Ross Welford was more than happy to get to grips with it. Read on to see why he thinks that, in 2011, thrash fans shouldn't just settle for the Big Four.........

Hurtsmile - 'Self Titled' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 09 January 2011 05:00
HurtSmile_thmbHurtsmile's debut album has been a long time coming according to their frontman Gary Cherone. Yup that Gary Cherone of Extreme and (once of) Van Halen fame. So will Johnny H be keeping a welcome in the hillside for this release or looking to get the funk out? Read on and find out....
Sascha Gerstner - Helloween - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Saturday, 08 January 2011 05:00
Sascha_Profile_thmbBack in the country promoting two albums in their 25th anniversary year, German power metal pioneers Helloween were about to hit the stage at the UK's annual Hard Rock Hell Festival when Ian Bell grabbed some time with Sascha Gerstner to get some larger than life confessions from the larger than life guitarist, Room 101 style.
Hawkwind - London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 17th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Friday, 07 January 2011 05:00
Hawkwind_thmb"Everyone should see a Hawkwind show before they die" so proclaims Mark Taylor, a man who loves the band so much his entire shirt collection is made from their old backdrops. But with only Dave Brock left from the original members would the current line up still deliver the goods in the same essential way?
Jim Jones - The Jim Jones Revue - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Jim Jones   
Thursday, 06 January 2011 05:00

jimgfh86Jim Jones, yes he of The Jim Jones Revue, opens our 2011 Gig From Hell account with a tale of Jack White, heavy fog, little sleep and the threat of arrest for playing too loud. Read on for the horrific truth as Jim opens up, exclusively for Über Röck.

Wolfsbane - 'In Bed With Wolfsbane' DVD (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Howling Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 05:00

wolfsbane86'In Bed With Wolfsbane' was originally a fan club only VHS release back in 1991. Now, two decades later, the band have released the much-loved footage as a two disc DVD, complete with a whole host of extras, including the band's full set from London's Astoria twenty years ago! Let howling mad shithead Matt Phelps tell you why you need this disc NOW!

John Waite - 'Rough & Tumble' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 05:00
John-Waite-86pxapproved_smallGuess who's just come back into Russ P's life like a long lost friend? Why it's John Waite, respected solo artist and one time lead singer with The Babys and Bad English. So who's up for a little 'Rough & Tumble' then? Well Russ is obviously...but will he enjoy the grapple?
Michael Monroe - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Monday, 03 January 2011 05:00
M_Monroe_thmb_2What better way to start our 2011 interviews than with the proud winner of our Uber Rock gig of the year award Mr Michael Monroe? Captured deep in the heart of a freezing cold London venue towards the end of his recent Motorhead support tour, Tazz Stander gets Mike to discuss the release of his upcoming studio solo album whilst casting a cautionary glance over his shoulder to matters Hanoi, and lots more....
Über Röck's Gigs Of The Year 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 December 2010 05:00

gig2010thumbOn Christmas Eve we gave you Über Röck's Albums Of 2010 now, on New Year's Eve, we give you our Gigs Of The Year feature, listing the favourite live performances seen by Über Röck's writers in 2010. We came, we saw, we came.....Read on to see what tickled our fancies in the year of the tiger.

Ginger & Friends/Wolfsbane - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall - 22nd December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 30 December 2010 05:00

1gingerthumbThe snow might have stopped your Xmas presents from arriving, your team from playing, or your plane from flying, but it didn't stop Über Röck from attending our annual pilgrimage to rock 'n' roll in the company of Ginger....and friends.

Chip Z'Nuff - Enuff Z'Nuff - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:00
Chip_thmbWe thought it was about time Rob Watkins, a long time fan of Chicago power poppers Enuff Z'Nuff, got the chance to sit down and chat with one of his heroes, namely bassist/songwriter and founding band member Chip Z'Nuff ahead of the band's Hard Rock Hell show earlier this month, and damn it if they just didn't get on like a house on fire, even with Danny Nordahl's interjections...Read on to find out more.

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