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Judas Priest/Rival Sons - Newport, Centre - 15th July 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 21 July 2011 05:00
PriestThmbWith a career spanning four decades, Judas Priest have produced some of the best heavy metal music the UK has had to offer during that time. With their current 'Epitaph' tour being hailed as quite possibly their last, we sent Turbo Lover Johnny H along to catch the tour's opening night....
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Rival Sons - London, Borderline - 13th July 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 05:00
sonsthmbHaving first come to the attention of Uber Rock via a storming live set at this year's Next Big Thing festival back in February, Rival Sons whetted our appetites with a quality EP before unleashing the barnstorming 'Pressure & Time' only just a few weeks ago. But what would the guys from L.A. be like as a headlining act? Jim Rowland caught up with them at a "sold out" London show to find out.
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Gallows/33/Bastions - Swansea, Sin City - 10th July 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 05:30

gallowssincity86With the shockwaves still rippling from the announcement that frontman Frank Carter was to leave Gallows following this batch of shows, what better time for Uber Rock to catch the band live for a final time with the auburn aggro merchant? Dom Daley (an early bookmaker's favourite to replace Carter) went where the lights are bright to see if Gallows were gonna win in Sin City.....

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The Wolfmen - 'Married To The Eiffel Tower' (Howl Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 18 July 2011 05:30

The_WolfmenToday at Uber Rock is all about musicians returning with different projects. With Adam Ant making a stunning return to the stage this year what better time to check out what some of his former bandmates are up to? The Wolfmen feature former Ant Marco Pirroni and Chris Constantinou (who played with Adam under the name Chris De Niro) and 'Married To The Eiffel Tower', the band's second album, is being lauded over as one of the year's best by the likes of Mark Lamarr and Jonathan Ross. Read on to see if our very own high profile celebrity Dom Daley agrees....

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Roger Daltrey/Paul Freeman - Newport, Centre - 10th July 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 17 July 2011 05:00

Daltrey_thmbBringing the rock opera 'Tommy' to life as part of his first UK solo tour, frontman for The Who Roger Daltrey is not about to leave you feeling behind blue eyes when he's playing close to 3 hour sets every night, even if it will set you back almost £50 for the pleasure of his company. Johnny H is our man seated at the front openly admitting he can't stand 'Tommy'... how will he ever survive we wonder? 

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Ginger & Friends - Birmingham, The Asylum - 6th July 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 17 July 2011 04:55
Ginger_Asylum_thmbFollowing in the great Uber Rock tradition of sniffing out those special festival warm up shows, Rich Hobson gate crashed the Sonisphere warm up show by the one and only Ginger Wildheart at Birmingham's Asylum venue and got more than he bargained for. Two sets for zero admission fee and two great support bands. Let Rich explain this bargain of the year as only he can....
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Bai Bang - 'Livin' My Dream' (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 16 July 2011 05:00

baibangIt would appear that Bai Bang are yet another Swedish sleaze outfit rolled off the yellow and blue cock rock conveyor belt...but wait....these guys have been around since the 80s and have shared stages with the likes of Motley Crue and Ratt. Reckless Ross Welford was teezed 'n' pleezed to be checking out 'Livin' My Dream', the band's seventh album. Click on that ruby red slippered link to discover our man's critical assessment.....

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Vintage Trouble - York, Fibbers - 8th July 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 15 July 2011 05:00

vtyork86We can't get enough of Vintage Trouble here at Uber Rock. The UR certified tips for the top have us all convinced that they are a band destined for greatness - want further proof? Read on as Ben Hughes reports from yet another startling live show from the band, this time in the packed-out, sweaty confines of Fibbers in York. Could this really have been one of the top five gigs of all time? Only one way to find out......

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Social Distortion - London, Shepherds Bush Empire - 6th July 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 14 July 2011 05:00
SDthmbWith the UK's rock and metal community quivering at the prospect of last weekend's Sonisphere Festival, a few of us at URHQ took some time out to reflect on what we'd achieved so far in our two years on the web. Ironically we couldn't have picked a better gig than Social Distortion's return to the UK live stage at which to ponder our next steps.  Dom Daley picks up the story of our lives.
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Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium - 24th-26th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 05:00
Graspop_thmbWith the choice of either staying at home all weekend and watching Glastonbury on the Red Button or setting sail for Belgium with five of his best mates in search of his own festival fun, David Whistance chose the latter and once again found himslef at Graspop. With a line up featuring Ozzy (or maybe not), Scorpions and Slipknot, check out his weekend diary to find out why Europe is becoming more attractive to the more sussed out Festivalgoers than the UK these days.
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Philip Sayce - 'Ruby Electric' (Provogue Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 04:45

Ruby_Electric_thmbYou've probably never heard of Philip Sayce before today, but that doesn't really matter as it's never to late to discover something new and exciting, as Johnny H found out late last year when he had an 'Innerevolution' with the Aberystwyth born guitarist. This time Philip's back with a half live half studio album called 'Ruby Electric' and H Bombz is here to tell you all about it...

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Japanese Voyeurs - 'Yolk' (Fiction Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 11 July 2011 05:00

japanese-voyeurs-yolkHotly-tipped young London-based outfit Japanese Voyeurs release their debut album, a highly-anticipated set of a dozen songs that industry insiders insist belong to one of rock's next big things. Gaz E dips his little soldier into 'Yolk' and finds a noise that owes much to Nineties grunge and, soundman permitting, could explode.....

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Hellfest (Day Three) - Clisson, France - 19th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Sunday, 10 July 2011 05:00
Hellfest_ThmbIt was the final day of an eventful weekend for our intrepid reporters Mark Taylor and Jim Rowland as Hellfest presented its strongest line up of bands so far. With the prospect of Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne closing off proceedings Uber Rock's very own scarecrow picked up his Del Boy Trotter phrase book and pen and went solo to capture the closing stages of a truly epic heavy metal event.
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Lock Up - 'Necropolis Transparent' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 09 July 2011 05:00

lock_upLock Up is the death-grind supergroup featuring Napalm Death's Shane Embury, former Cradle Of Filth drummer Nick Barker and Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates. Following the tragic passing of guitarist Jesse Pintado the band have recruited Anton Reisenegger of Pentagram and now release 'Necropolis Transparent', their third studio album. Who else but our resident noisemonger Darrel Sutton could kick off UR's thrash day with a stormer of a review of this brutal release?

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Hellfest (Day Two) - Clisson, France - 18th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor and Jim Rowland   
Friday, 08 July 2011 05:00
Hellfest_ThmbWith the torrential downpours of day one but a distant memory, it was time for Uber Rock's very own version of Don Estelle and Windsor Davies to bask in some French sunshine and witness the arrival of Germany's very own Big 3 in thrash metal as Hellfest entered its second day. Mark Taylor picks up the day's classic rock whilst Jim Rowland whiplashes his way through the thrash.
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Taking Back Sunday - 'Self Titled' (Warner Bros) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 07 July 2011 05:00

takingbacksundayWith the reformation of the line-up responsible for their breakout record, Taking Back Sunday return with their fifth album, a self-titled affair that Gaz E thinks is more of a solid, modern rock record than emo throwback. Read on to find out why...and if our man has gone soft on us....

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