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ALBUM NEWS: Prong to release new album in July Print E-mail
Friday, 19 May 2017 11:14

Prong will release their new album, ‘Zero Days’, on 28 July 28 via Steamhammer/SPV.


Prong - Zero Days


Prong frontman Tommy Victor talks said of the album:

"I must say a lot of effort was put into this new recording. From the minute I would get off tour, I would consolidate ideas from the road and form new ones. Again, the focus was on creating good songs. We wanted this record to be modern as well as holding justice to all the previous releases.


“Again, and maybe even more than normally, I went crazy meticulous with the lyrics. I had built up a lot to say and I wanted to articulate them in the most intelligent way possible.I firmly believe the mission was accomplished all around. We are really pleased with the performances on this record, as well. It's a solid outing. We have the anthems, the bangers, the thrashers, the grooves, everything that makes up a PRONG record. It's definitely a record to listen to start to finish!!"


Prong kick off an extensive European tour at the Graspop Metal Meeting on 16 June, and visit the UK and Ireland on the following dates:


Tuesday 18 July – Glasgow, Audio

Wednesday 19 July – Belfast, Voodoo

Thursday 20 July – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge

Friday 21 July – Manchester, Rebellion

Saturday 22 July – Camden, Underworld


Prong 2017 Tour Flyer

ALBUM NEWS: Michael Monroe to issue career-spanning 'Best Of' collection Print E-mail
Friday, 19 May 2017 09:32

In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock 'n' roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself, but his name will be colourfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on 'The Best' – the first official collection of his (ongoing) solo musical exploits, featuring prime tracks from 1987 right up to 2017...


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 "This album is a great representation of my 30-year solo career, including four songs from the Little Steven-produced 'Demolition 23' album, which has been unavailable for over 20 years, plus some special rarities and previously unreleased bonus tracks," says Monroe.


Icon, song-writer, multi-instrumentalist, media personality, flamboyant force of nature and one of rock's most celebrated and uber-kinetic front-men, Michael Monroe has been a name and a (much-photographed) face on the scene since 1979 when he played a central role in the formation of Hanoi Rocks – legendary Finnish glam-punk heroes who came within a rolling paper's width of taking the world by glitter-storm.


 Were it not for cruel and fickle fate, Hanoi – who disbanded for the first time in 1985, then finally in 2009 – might have ended up as an arena act; but whatever obstacles were thrust in their path, they were never less than the real deal, and major names like Guns N' Roses were ready to acknowledge their influence and their worth (G N' R would go on to issue the European Hanoi catalogue in the US via their Uzi Suicide imprint).


Over his three-decades-plus in the spotlight, Michael has befriended and performed with a whole host of artists and acts, including Guns N' Roses and Slash; Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Little Steven, Ian Hunter, the front-man has shared stages and studios with them all, but since that first break-up of Hanoi in the mid-'80s, he's essentially been pursuing his own path, and it's this solo activity that forms the basis of 'The Best' – almost two hours' worth of career-spanning music, re-mastered by Svante Forsback and sequenced by the great man himself.


 As well as key, high-profile numbers such as 'Dead, Jail Or Rock 'N' Roll' (from second solo album, 1989's 'Not Fakin' It', the promo clip for which features an onstage cameo from Axl Rose) and ''78' (from 2011's 'Sensory Overdrive'), this two-CD set also showcases some 'from the vaults' moments for collectors and completists, with bonus tracks and previously unreleased songs strategically placed to make the journey both scenic and surprising.



"There's a couple of extra special tracks like 'It's A Lie', sung as a duet with Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church) back in 1985, and a never-before-released second version of the Steppenwolf cover 'Magic Carpet Ride' featuring Slash, left over from the 'Coneheads' soundtrack project that Slash did with me in 1993. And since Slash has the biggest heart of gold in rock 'n' roll, he was kind enough to allow me to use it on this album. God bless him!"


Two other previously unreleased songs are 'Fist Fulla Dynamite' and 'Simpletown', outakkes from the 'Blackout Stakes' album (2015), plus there's the new single 'One Foot Outta The Grave' to bring things nicely up to date, showing Monroe’s continued commitment to a genre (we're talkin' rock 'n' roll here, straight from the source!) he has both celebrated and driven forward with unbridled passion, energy and emotion, not to mention a natural front-cover flair.


'The best' will be released on 9 June via Spinefarm Records.

ALBUM NEWS: Leprous to release 'Malina' in August Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:13

Norwegian progsters Leprous are to release their fifth studio album, 'Malina', via InsideOut Music on 25 August.


Leprous - Malina artwork


They will follow the release with a full European tour, which will include the following dates:


Thursday 2 November - London, The Dome

Friday 3 November - Dublin, Voodoo Lounge

Saturday 4 November - Leeds, Damnation Festival

Chris Cornell dies at the age of 52 Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:06

Former Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell - regarded as one of the most iconic voices of the post-grunge era - has died at the age of 52.




No further information is available at this time, but the singer's representative, Brian Bumbery, told Associated Press, that his death, in Detroit, had been "sudden and unexpected".


Everyone at Über Rock extends their deepest sympathy to Cornell's family and friends.

TOUR NEWS: Life Of Agony confirm September dates Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 17:10

As revealed in our recent interview with bassist Alan Robert, Life Of Agony have confirmed their return to UK shores for a run of dates in September.


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Read our interview with Alan Robert HERE.


Read our review of Life Of Agony's new album, 'A Place Where There's No More Pain', HERE.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Battle Beast and Devilment added to Bloodstock bill Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:00

Battle Beast have been confirmed as the Thursday night headliners on Bloodstock’s Sophie Stage, while the Dani Filth-fronted Devilment have been added to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday.  


Battle Beast bassist Eero said of the announcement: “We're psyched to be taking on Bloodstock for the first time. We had a great time playing in the UK this spring, and it's really neat to be returning there so soon. Looking forward to seeing all our friends again soon!”  



Dani Filth added: “Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out there. Hopefully festival goers will come and check Devilment out: we intend on putting on quite a raucous heavy metal spectacle!”  



The first batch of additions from the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals also have been announced. 


Coventry winners Devil’s Playground, Swindon champions Merithian and Brighton victors Enslavement will all appear on the New Blood stage on the Friday.  On Saturday, it will be the turn of Sheffield champions BA’AL and Dublin’s top dogs ZhOra, while  Sunday sees Slovenia's Mist roll in, as part of the band exchange with MetalDays, alongside CD application winners Heathen Deity and Belfast M2TM victors Shrouded.


The new announcements join headliners Amon Amarth, Ghost and Megadeth, as well as the likes of Archg Enemy, Kreator, Blind Guardian, Hatebreed, Testament, Obituary, King 810, Brujeria and many more.


Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 10 - 13 August.  Standard weekend camping tickets are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee), while children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) - and under fours go free!  Details about day tickets will be announced in the near future. VIP and camper van tickets are sold out.


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ALBUM NEWS: Dragonforce unveil 'Ashes Of The Dawn' video Print E-mail
Monday, 15 May 2017 19:05

Dragonforce have released a new video for ‘Ashes Of The Dawn', the third single to be taken from their new album, ‘Reaching Into Infinity’, which is released on earMUSIC this Friday (19 May).



Dragonforce play the following UK dates in support of the album release:

Wednesday 4 October – Glasgow, The Garage
Thursday 5 October – Newcastle, Riverside
Friday 6 October – York, Fibbers
Saturday 7 October – Sheffield, Corporation
Sunday 8 October – Manchester, Sound Control
Wednesday 11 October – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
Thursday 12 October – Cardiff, Globe
Friday 13 October – London, Electric Ballroom
Saturday 14 October – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Sunday 15 October - Tunbridge Wells, Forum
Monday 16 October – Dover, The Booking Hall

ALBUM NEWS: Eagles Of Death Metal to release historic Paris concert Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:59

Eagles of Death Metal are to release the recording of one of their most emotional and intense gigs later this summer.


 ‘I Love You All the Time – Live at The Olympia in Paris’ will be issued on Blu-Ray, DVD and CD via Eagle Rock Entertainment on 4 August.


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The concert was recorded on 16 February 2016 – just over four months after terrorists shot 89 people dead at EoDM’s gig at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, on 13 November 2015.  The band returned to Paris to complete their show as part of the ‘Nos Amis’ tour, performing at the Olympia Hall, dedicating the show to all those who lost their lives at the Bataclan.


Speaking before the show, Eagles of Death Metal co-founder and lead singer Jesse Hughes said: “The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love towards this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month. Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming. Not returning to finish our set was never an option.”

The line-up for this historic show features Jesse Hughes (vocals, guitar), Joshua Homme (drums), Dave Catching (guitar), Matt McJunkins (bass), Julian Dorio (drums), Eden Galindo (guitar) and Tuesday Cross (keyboards). As well as the full Olympia concert, bonus material includes three live video tracks from the band’s October 2015 performance at LA’s Teragram Ballroom.

TOUR NEWS: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce European tour Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 16:00

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have announced an extensive European tour for this coming October and November, kicking off in Ireland and the UK with the following dates:



Monday 23 October - Dublin, Academy
Tuesday 24 October – Belfast, Limelight
Thursday 26 October – Glasgow, Barrowland
Friday 27 October – Manchester, Academy
Saturday 28 October – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Monday 30 October - Leeds, O2 Academy
Tuesday 31 October - Brighton, Dome
Thursday 2 November - Bristol, O2 Academy
Friday 3 - November Nottingham, Rock City
Saturday 4 November – London, O2 Academy Brixton


BRMC are due to release their latest, as yet untitled, album later this summer.

GIG NEWS: Chris Shiflett to play London acoustic show Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 May 2017 21:00

Following the release of his third solo album, ‘West Coast Town’, last month, Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett will play an acoustic show at London’s infamous 100 Club on Tuesday 13 June.



Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Friday 5 May) HERE.


Shiflett said: ““It’s been years since I’ve done any solo shows in the UK, so I am super-excited to come over and do a couple acoustic gigs.  Many thanks to Nic Cester for letting me jump on his show at the 100 Club.”


As intimated, Shiflett is expected to announce a further UK date soon.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Bloodstock, Steelhouse and HRH all announce more acts Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 22:01

As the summer festival season approaches ever faster, three of Uber Rock’s favourite events have announced more additions to their collective bills.




First up, Bloodstock, which takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire from 10 – 13 August, have announced that Manchester hardcore bruisers Broken Teeth will be doing their damnedest to inflict some of the same when they open the main stage on the Sunday morning.


Meanwhile, Lionize, Black Moth, Wolfheart and Mantar have been added to the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Tickets are on sale HERE.


Down in south Wales, Steelhouse have announced details of their annual ‘Free Friday’ party, which will be headlined by local heroes Hand Of Dimes, who will be joined by the one and only Bernie Marsden (who also will be playing a special acoustic set on the Saturday afternoon) for a special guest appearance. Also returning to the mountain with be Northern Ireland hard partiers Trucker Diablo.


Steelhouse Free Friday Flyer


Steelhouse takes place at Hafod-y-Dafal farm, outside Ebbw Vale, from 28 – 30 July. Day and weekend tickets are available HERE.


Meanwhile, St Vitus have been confirmed as the final headliner for the second annual HRH Doom vs Stoner, which takes place at the O2 Academy in Sheffield over the weekend of 30 September – 1 October.


This follows the confirmation that Night Ranger will be returning to north Wales to headline the second iteration of the HRH AOR festival in Pwllheli next March, and that Magnum will headline this November’s edition of HRH Prog, to which Threshold, IO EARTH, David Cross Band,  Godsticks, Multistory, The Far Meadow, Wheel, and Sonic Tapestry also have been added.


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ALBUM NEWS: Rancid prove they're trouble makers with new album next month Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 20:24

Californian punk rockers Rancid will release their ninth studio album, ‘Trouble Maker’, on 9 June via Hellcat/Epitaph Records.


Pre-orders are available at

Rancid will tour the UK this summer with Green Day:

28 June – Belfast, Ormeau Park

1 July – London, Hyde Park

3 July – Sheffield Arena

4 July – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park


Rancid artwork


TOUR NEWS: Lionize announce summer dates Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 17:02

Maryland-based rockers Lionize are to return to the UK in July/August, for a run of eight headline dates plus festival performances at Ramblin' Man Fair and Bloodstock. Their as-yet-untitled new studio album is also set for a summer release, via new label The End Records. 


Lionize poster


Tickets for the headline shows go on sale at 10am on Friday (5 May). Tickets for Ramblin' Man Fair can be bought HERE. Bloodstock tickets are available HERE.


Lionize frontman Nate Bergman said of the tour:


“Coming back to the UK after our December 2016 tour with Clutch is such an exciting feeling! On that run, we tried out some new songs we'd been working on and the response and energy was something like we’ve never felt live. To be able to come back again is really a privilege! All of our favourite bands through rock and roll's history were either from the UK or got a following there before the USA caught on. To top it all off, we're playing Bloodstock and Ramblin' Man Fair! How many bands can say they did both of those?! Can’t wait to show you what we have this summer.”

ALBUM NEWS: Voodoo Six to ‘Make Way For The King’ on new album Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:06

Voodoo Six are to release their fourth studio album, ‘Make Way For The King’, via Cadiz Music on 8 September.


Voodoo Six - Make Way For The King


Anyone pre-ordering through PledgeMusic, where a number of special editions are available, will receive, ahead of the album’s release, an exclusive radio edit of the album title track


‘Make Way For The King’ is the first album to feature new vocalist Nik Taylor-Stoakes, and was produced by Tom Fletcher, known for his work with Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Lukather, Yes, Jeff Beck, Scorpions, Toto and Yngwie Malmsteen.


Bassist Tony Newton said of the new record and fresh start for the band: “It feels like this is the right time for us to return. We’re incredibly proud of the new material and can’t wait both for people to enjoy ‘Make Way For The King’ at home but also to join us for what are going to be some amazing live shows!”


Tour dates in support of the album release are expected to be announced in the near future.

FESTIVAL NEWS: First acts confirmed for HAMMERFEST X Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:47

Sepultura, Hellyeah and Gloryhammer are among the first big names to be announced for the tenth anniversary edition of Hammerfest.


Hammerfest X first poster 

Hammerfest takes place at the Hafan-Y-Mor holiday camp, just outside Pwllheli, in north Wales, from 15 – 18 March 2018.


Tickets are on sale now.


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