April Interviews
The Big Über Rock Interview: Kobra Paige Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Sunday, 30 April 2017 05:00

KATLKobra And The Lotus have a new album ‘Prevail I’ coming out this coming month. Bravely for the band, it’s actually part of a double package, as the band produced a mammoth 21 songs for it… just a tad too many to fit onto one record, we’re sure you’ll agree. Über Rock’s Lindsey Appleton sat down with the charismatic frontwoman from whom the band take their name to talk about the album, and recent developments in the KATL camp:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Sunday, 30 April 2017 04:30

Demon Hunter sigilIt’s not often that you find a metal album reaching as high as #25 on the Billboard 200 these days. It’s even more of an impressive feat for a band as late as eight albums into their career to achieve such an accolade. However, such was the reception to Demon Hunter’s latest release ‘Outlive.’ Heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbangers Ball and a spot on the ‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse’ soundtrack helped the band’s name become more widely known in the mid-Noughties. Since then, Demon Hunter has managed to retain their core fan base whilst continuing to grow in popularity, with a continued dedication to frequently releasing new material. Jonni D caught up with front man Ryan Clark to discuss some of the lyrical topics on ‘Outlive’, as well as the band’s evolving sound and their longevity in the industry:

 

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The Big Über Rock Interview: Seether Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Sunday, 23 April 2017 04:30

SeetherFor last 15 years, Seether have been a staple of the alternative rock scene in America, consistent in both popularity and their creative output. According to our man Jonni D, their upcoming album, ‘Poison The Parish’, sees the trio taking some bold steps in terms of adopting a more unpolished sound, as they take advantage of a newfound, greater creative control over their music. JD recently took the opportunity to chat with primary songwriter Shaun Morgan about this fertile stage in the band’s career:

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The Über Rock Interview: Last Great Dreamers Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Sunday, 09 April 2017 10:50

Last Great DreamersÜber Rock's Mark Ashby and Dark Queen were supposed to interview renascent Welsh retro-rockers Last Great Dreamers at last month's HRH AOR fest thing in their homeland, but the fates conspired against us and it had to be scrapped... so, our deadly husband and wife duo caught up with the lads when they pulled into Northern Ireland during their tour in support of The Quireboys:

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Andrew Kline - World Be Free - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 30 April 2016 02:20

World Be Free albumWhen Uber Rock’s Matt Phelps reviewed ‘The Anti-Circle’, the brutally uplifting debut album from hardcore superstars World Be Free back in February he called it “a killer package loaded with excellence.” Andrew Kline, guitarist with the band, got to read Matt’s review and immediately requested their two great minds meet via the interweb. Read on for an interview where nothing is off limits, not even Donald Trump……

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Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth - Overkill - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 17 April 2016 04:00

URTV thmbBobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth is one of metal’s true characters – and one of its true survivors as well. Frontman with Overkill, one of thrash metal’s most influential and enduring bands, for the past 36 years, he has survived cancer and suffering a mild stroke while on stage, but would he survive 16 minutes answering questions from UBERROCK TV’s Mark Ashby? Hit the link to find out.

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Mikko von Hertzen - Von Hertzen Brothers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 10 April 2016 04:00

VHB logoUber Rock’s Michael Anthony caught up with Von Hertzen Brothers frontman Mikko (von Hertzen) at the band’s recent headline show at The Fleece in Bristol to talk about the challenges of building an audience, the impact of being labelled a prog band, the Finnish archipelago and the Welsh weather. There’s a ‘New Day Rising’, says our scribe, and he’s one of a growing band who think we should all be part of it.

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Vic Zino - Hardcore Superstar - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 03:00

HCSS thmbLater this month Swedish street metallers Hardcore Superstar will unleash ‘HCSS’- their tenth studio record - on the world, so we thought it was the ideal time to catch up with the band to basically find out why this is the record we should all go out and buy. We asked hardcore (superstar) fan Ross Welford to pen some questions for guitarist Vic Zino to answer, and the resulting replies…well you can read them for yourself, right here on Uber Rock.

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Uber Pop Weekend: Carol Decker - T'Pau - Uber Pop Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 04:00

carolint86To celebrate Uber Rock's very first Uber Pop Weekend T'Pau released a new single, 'Read My Mind', this week. How, then, could we debut such a poptastic holiday spectacular without featuring the band? We couldn't. Dave Prince caught up with Carol Decker to talk about the new album, 'Pleasure & Pain', rescheduled tour dates and, yes, the Eighties.....

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James Green and Tom Hamilton - The 45s - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 26 April 2014 04:00

45s thmbYou may not have heard of The 45s, neither had we until recently, but you will do soon as word on the streets is travelling fast. These teenagers formed a band at school with the intention of channelling the same grooves as ‘50s R&B and ‘60s beat combos. Together just a couple of years they have already toured the length and the breadth of the country and sold out the legendary Oysterfleet on Canvey Island where Wilko Johnson joined them for a set of Dr Feelgood tracks. Uber Rock’s Ben Hughes recently caught up with vocalist James Green and guitarist Tom Hamilton to find out all the details behind the band.

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Joey Tempest - Europe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:30

Joey ThmbSteve Beebee caught up with Europe's Joey Tempest as the legendary Swedish band toured the UK as special guests of Foreigner, exclusively for Uber Rock. Hit Read More for the lowdown on the recent UK trek, the future of the band and, of course, just what they'll be bringing to the Steelhouse Festival this July! Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock.....

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The Big Über Rock Interview - Ally Dickaty (The Virginmarys) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 30 April 2017 04:00

VirginmarysLate last year, Macclesfield rockers The Virginmarys found themselves at a crossroads in their ten year long career. They had reached the end of their record contract and then long time bassist Matt Rose announced he was to leave the band. Now freshly invigorated and with a new outlook on life, the band recently returned with new music and a full UK tour.  Über Rock’s Ben Hughes recently caught up with singer/songwriter Ally Dickaty prior to the final show of the tour at The Key Club in Leeds to get the full lowdown on what's been going on in the world of The Virginmarys and why they are now doing things their way:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: The Raven Age Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 23 April 2017 04:00

The Raven Age - Facebook profile picHaving supported some of the biggest and most prestigious names in the metal world over the past three years, The Raven Age have had the finest tutelage that our world can offer. Be it the gauntlet of fire of supporting Iron Maiden at international stadium shows, or a master-class of thrash in supporting Anthrax across the UK and Europe, this band has had to earn their stripes fast. Rich Hobson caught up with guitarist George Harris at the recent Hammerfest to find out everything he possibly could about them:

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Baz Francis - Magic Eight Ball - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 30 April 2016 02:30

Baz in Liverpool Taken by Andrea Duarte and edited by Baz FrancisOn the eve of the brand new Magic Eight Ball album being released Uber Rock’s Dom Daley managed to bag a really good chat with Baz Francis, the band’s singer, frontman, and songwriter to talk about the band’s new record, ‘Richest Men In The Graveyard’, and whatever else he has going on in Magic Eight Ball’s world right now. Here, for your reading pleasure are some of the printable highlights of a conversation that seemed to be over in minutes but actually lasted nearly three hours…

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Glen Matlock - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:00

glenint86With the Rich Kids reforming for a one-off show in London in May what better reason for Uber Rock's Dom Daley to ring Glen Matlock to get the lowdown on all things Rich Kids and throw a few other questions at him? Hit the link for yet another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive!

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Bruce John Dickinson and Matt Mitchell - Colour Of Noise - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 17 April 2016 03:00

Colour Of Noise logoUber Rock’s Dave Prince caught up with Bruce John Dickinson and Matt Mitchell from Colour of Noise recently to talk about things such as; growing into their skin as a band, writing album number two and touring with Toseland. Hit the link to get the answers to these questions and much more besides….

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Gareth David Noon - Serpentine - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 03:20

SerpentineLater this month UK AOR demi gods Serpentine release their third album 'Circle of Knives' on AOR Heaven. This marks the recording debut of the band’s new line up featuring singer Adam Payne and bassist Owen Crawford. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince recently caught up with Serpentine’s keyboard wizard, Gareth David Noon, to find out what lies ahead for the band and what their fans can expect from their highly anticipated new album.

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Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:00

michael schenker by laurence harvey thmbMichael Schenker and his Temple Of Rock are currently wowing audiences across the other side of the Atlantic in support of their recently released ‘Spirit On A Mission’. Just before he set sail for the US Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill was lucky enough to catch up with the six string maestro for a long overdue chat. Here he talks about recording the new album, his relationship with his brother and what the future might hold for him.

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Jack Black - The Boys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 04:00

JB5 thmbAfter God knows how long, The Boys have finally reconvened in the studio to deliver one of the year’s most hotly anticipated albums. An album that looks set for release this summer if everything goes to plan. So why exactly are this UK band still so revered? Uber Rock’s Dom Daley was offered the opportunity to fire a few questions at the band’s original drummer and keeper of the band’s photo albums and scrapbooks recently.  So sit back pour yourself a drink and let Jack Black tell you how it was from the engine room of one of the UK’s finest rock and roll bands.

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Chuck Ransom - Chuck Norris Experiment - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:00

ransom-chuck-norris-experiment thmbWith the release of the new album ‘Right Between The Eyes’ it’s fair to say that Sweden’s Chuck Norris Experiment have raised a few eyebrows around URHQ with a lot of people tipping it as a strong contender for the Uber Rock Album Of The Year, and that’s about the size of it really. So we asked Dom Daley to catch up with Chuck Ransom the band’s frontman and mainstay to find out all about their upcoming first visit to the UK due this June, plus a whole lot more.

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Ryan Hamilton - People On Vacation - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 03:00

ryan86Talk about timing! With People On Vacation's co-headline tour of the UK with Patent Pending starting on Record Store Day next weekend, Rob Lane (who else?!) caught up with Ryan Hamilton and asked him to divulge the deepest, darkest secrets of his record collection. Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock!

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