May Interviews
The BIG Über Rock Interview: Joey Sturgis Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Sunday, 28 May 2017 04:30

Joey Strugis 1Joey Sturgis first garnered attention back in 2006, when he produced ‘Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord’, the debut album by metalcore mob The Devil Wears Prada. In the intervening decade or so, he has become the producer of choice of TDWP and many of their genre counterparts, including Of Mice And Men, Asking Alexandria, Emmure and many more… Über Rock’s Linzi A caught up with the mixmaster supreme in a rare moment of downtime to talk about his storied career to date:

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The Über Rock Interview: Astrid Carsbring (Heavy Tiger) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Sunday, 28 May 2017 04:00

Heavy TigerThis past February, our man Ben Hughes practically came all over his copy of Heavy Tiger’s ‘Glitter’ album, describing it as “a sticky sweet, sugar buzz of an album” with “just the right mix of punk attitude, pop suss and glam stomp” and predicting it would be near the top of many of the inevitable end of year lists… Gerald Stansbury tends to agree with him, and therefore jumped at the chance to grab a chat with drummer Astrid Carsbring to find out more about the band and the album:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: Alan Robert (Life Of Agony) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Sunday, 14 May 2017 05:00

LoA Alan 1It has been 12 long years since Life Of Agony released their last album.  The intervening period has been a difficult period for the band, but now it would appear that they have bounced back with a vengeance, with our man Jonni D hailing ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ as a “resounding creative success”.  He caught up with LOA bassist Alan Robert to get under the skin of both the album and the band’s turbulent recent past:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: Duncan Reid Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 07 May 2017 04:00

Duncan Reid - Camden 1Who would have thought that one of UR’s favourite power pop punk rock ‘n’ roll songsmiths used to struggle to produce a single word, never mind a tune? Yep, indeed he did folks, as Dom Daley found out when he caught up with ex-The Boys bassist turned Big Head Duncan Reid following his recent triumphant Camden show to discuss his transition from sidekick to main man:

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Brian Tatler - Diamond Head - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 22 May 2016 03:00

DHP019Described as “breathtaking” by this very website Diamond Head’s all new self titled album is making people wake up to the fact that the NWOBHM legends have never sounded more relevant or exciting. Here Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins chats with guitarist Brian Tatler to find out what has reenergized the band and made them a force to be (dead) reckoned with once again.

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Brandy Row - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 08 May 2016 03:00

Single coverWhilst in London Town recently Uber Rock’s Dom Daley decided to hook up with one of the city’s most exciting sons, the one and only Brandy Row. As you do when interviewing a singer songwriter they decided to go for a Thai Buffet and have a good old chat about all things singing and songwriting, whilst covering things like where he's been since The Gaggers split and what can we expect from him next. So, hit the link and the answers to all this and more will be revealed.

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Gagz Williams - No Choice - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 17 May 2015 03:40

GagzthmbSince the dawn of the eighties Cardiff punks No Choice have been doing their thing their way, releasing 3 much revered studio albums and playing many shows around the globe in support of them. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the band’s frontman Gagz recently to see what is happening with the highly anticipated follow up to their ‘Thru It’ LP and ended up with a truly exclusive piece of news. Hit the link to find out what that shock announcement actually is.

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Chris Catalyst - Eureka Machines - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 03 May 2015 03:00

CCint86With several Uber Rock writers already pencilling Eureka Machines' new album 'Brain Waves' high in their Albums Of The Year lists Ben Hughes caught up with main man Chris Catalyst to get the lowdown on the new album, PledgeMusic, and what it means to be a truly independent artist, in yet another must-read interview exclusive.....

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Hayden McGoogan - Black Heart Breakers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 18 May 2014 03:40

Hayden86Proof that Uber Rock searches every inch of this Rock 'n' Roll Planet in search of top quality bands, our resident Godfather of Glunk, Mr. Dom Daley, tipped us off about a bunch of Australians who rocked, rolled and represented in the best way possible. Our man caught up with Black Heart Breakers frontman Hayden McGoogan to get all the goss on this hotly-tipped new band and their uber-approved debut album.....

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Glenn Hughes - California Breed - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 04 May 2014 03:00

URTV thmbOn May the 19th 2014 Frontiers Records releases one of the most hotly anticipated debut albums of the year. The album in question is the self-titled release from the band California Breed. Jim Rowland was lucky enough to catch up with legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes at a rooftop location somewhere in London recently to discuss the formation of the band, the making of the album and a whole lot more.

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Tom K. - Vietcong Pornsurfers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 19 May 2013 03:30

VP-bandimg6Photo by Jonas NordinUber Rock's Ross Welford got infected by 'We Spread Diseases', the new album from Swedish glunk rockers Vietcong Pornsurfers, at the tail end of last week, and rightly so - the record is the kind of trashy genius that we love here at URHQ. Released tomorrow, here's one final fingerbang before the album fucks you up royally as Ross talks to the band's frontman Tom K. in yet another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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The BIG Über Rock Interview: Kento Koie (Crossfaith) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 25 May 2017 21:05

CrossfaithJapanese genre benders Crossfaith are currently in the UK at the end of a run of dates opening for Enter Shikari, before appearing at this weekend series of Slam Dunk festivals.  Über Rock's editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with vocalist Kento Koie just moments before the band took to the stage in Belfast to welcome them on their first time visiting his home city and to get the low down on the band's new EP and album:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: Alestorm Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 14 May 2017 04:30

K800 NGBTS Group 2 - LandscapeDuring a rare moment of downtime for all concerned, Über Rock’s Rich Hobson caught up with three members of Britain’s favourite bunch of sea-lubbin’ rapscallions, Alestorm, ahead of their set at the recent Hammerfest to talk about their new album, why it sounds like Children Of Bodom (?) and why you won’t see them dressing up in pirate garb any time soon:

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Chuck Billy - Testament - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 29 May 2016 03:40

Billy picBay Area thrashers Testament return to the UK next month for a series of shows that includes a special one off ‘Thrash-N-Bowl’ show in London. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the band’s vocalist Chuck Billy recently to talk new albums, departed bass players and how Firehouse inadvertently managed to piss the band off. Hit the link then to find out all about ‘The Brotherhood Of The Snake’

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Dan Reed - Dan Reed Network - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 15 May 2016 03:00

Dan Reed Network LogoDan Reed is currently out on the road in the UK playing shows with Tyketto’s Danny Vaughn, next month though he returns to his first love, the Dan Reed Network, to play a series of album launch shows across Europe. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill recently caught up with the frontman to find out all about the band’s first studio album in twenty five years and why the original band members are back to ‘Fight Another Day’.

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Rick and John Brewster - The Angels - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 31 May 2015 04:00

Angels thmbLegendary Australian rockers The Angels return to the UK for the first time in 35 years this Wednesday as they make a very special one off headline appearance at The Garage in London. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the band’s remaining original members guitarists Rick and John Brewster to not only find out why it’s taken them so long to get back to Blighty but also what’s been happened in the intervening years to the one time Angels from Angel City.

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Joe Grogan & Cal Houston - Graveyard Johnnys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:00

graveyardjohnniescover500This week South Wales based rock ‘n’ roll trio Graveyard Johnnys release their second album - ‘Dead Transmission’ - via Bomber Music. To get us all in the mood for a little bit of jump ‘n’ jive delivered with one hell of a punk rock attitude Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with singer/double bass player Joe and guitarist Cal to find out what lies ahead for the band plus the full story behind an album you really must hear.

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Brad Arnold - Three Doors Down - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Sunday, 25 May 2014 03:40

brad86Uber Rock's US ubervixen Kim Thore returns with another of her must-read interview exclusives! This time she grabs a few (hundred) words with Brad Arnold of platinum-selling US rockers Three Doors Down. Kim gets the lowdown on the band's upcoming acoustic shows and also talks line-up changes and Alex Lifeson - read on to find out more.....

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Chris Von Rohr - Krokus - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:00

Krokus thmbFollowing the reformation of their classic ‘One Vice At A Time’ line up back in 2008, Krokus have slowly but surely been rebuilding their reputation for delivering some of the finest rock ‘n roll shows know to humanity. Later this year the band finally return to the UK when they play Hard Rock Hell 8, but before that there’s the release of a new live album to look forward to and as Jim Rowland found out recently whilst chatting to bassist Chris Von Rohr, the band really can’t wait to get back to Blighty.

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Adam Dutkiewicz - Killswitch Engage - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:30

adamint86Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz was sick when the band's recent UK tour hit Cardiff - luckily, the gig was the hottest in known history meaning that he sweated his fever out before the night was through. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins caught up with the guitarist and managed to grab a few answers to all-important questions about KSE's latest album, 'Disarm The Descent', and the return of Jesse Leach...

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Udo Dirkschneider - U.D.O. - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 18 May 2013 03:30

udoint86Uber Rock's Matt Phelps got his camo gear on and went AWOL with 'Steelhammer', the new album from U.D.O. but, before you can read his fine words on the album, what better way to ready yourself for the new record than by listening to the man himself, Udo Dirkschneider, detailing the story behind the album's making? That's right, there is no better way. Hit that link for yet another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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