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FESTIVAL NEWS: Bloodstock confirms final acts, plus line-up changes Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:21

With three weeks to go, the final bands appearing at this year’s Bloodstock have been confirmed. Two changes to the lineup on the Sophie Lancaster Stage. also have been announced as has some extracurricular entertainment.

 

Welsh death metallers Venom Prison, who won the ‘Best New Band’ at last month’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods, fill the final slot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday

 

Mantar and Scarab (who were tipped as one of Über Rock’s “must see” bands of the weekend) have both been forced to pull out of the festival, and have been replaced by Red Rum and Xentrix respectively.

 

BOA Poster July 19

 

The final batch of bands from this year’s Metal 2 The Masses competition also have been announced.  Raze The Void, K-Lacura and Embodiment will all appear on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage on Friday, Hoofknuckle and Hundred Year Old Man will perform on the Saturday, while the Sunday bill will be completed by Switchblade City, Sentience, Netherall, Seething Akira and Battalions.

 

In the final announcement, Kettering thrashers Unitra have been added to the Jagermeister stage on Sunday.  

 

For those with VIP Serpents Lair tickets, details have been announced of a number of exclusive sets in the VIP bar.  Darth Elvis & The Imperials will play on the Friday, stoners Steak and doom/punk/blues duo Noisepicker perform on the Saturday, while Sunday will feature classic rock & metal covers squad Black Shot Rose.

 

For the full list of bands appearing over the weekend, visit www.bloodstock.uk.com

 

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 10 -13 August.  Limited weekend and day tickets are still available.

 
Adrenaline Mob bassist David Z killed in crash Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:13

It has been confirmed that David Z, bassist with Adrenaline Mob and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, was killed in an horrific traffic accident in Florida yesterday (Friday).

 

The highly-respected musician, real name David Zablidowsky, joined Adrenaline Mob earlier this year. The band were en route to a show in St Petersburg, Florida, when it appears the RV in which they were travelling was hit by a lorry while parked at the side of the I-75. The vehicle apparently had been pulled over to have a flat tyre fixed.

 

According to Florida Highway Patrol, vocalist Russell Allen, guitarist Mike Orlando and drummer Jordan Cannata (both of whom were travelling in a separate van hauling the band’s equipment), and four members of the band’s crew were seriously injured in the crash. Tour manager Janet Revis is described as “critical”.

 

The sympathies of everyone at Uber Rock goes to David Zablidowsky’s family and friends, and our thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the victims.

 
NEW RELEASE: For The Win prove it’s ‘All Or Nothing’ on new video Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:08

For The Win have released ‘All or Nothing’, taken from their new album, ‘Heavy Thoughts’, which is being issued via Victory Records on 25 August:

 

 

“’All Or Nothing’ is a phrase that we live by when it comes to this band and where we want to go with it,” says vocalist Kyle Christensen.

 

“The video’s story represents the challenge between chasing your dreams and letting go of stability that you could easily have at home. We all struggle with letting go, because the unknown can be a terrifying place. We face ourselves in the video and also every day while we work to make the best of these opportunities.”

 

www.facebook.com/forthewinsd/

 
TOUR NEWS: Still Remains announce first British shows in nearly a decade Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:44

Still Remains have announced their first British shows in nearly a decade with a run of nine headline shows in October:

 

StillRemains UKTourPoster 

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday 14 July).  Wars and Carcer City are special guests on all dates.

 

Still Remains frontman TJ Miller said:

 

"We have always seen the UK as our home away from home... kind of like a nice summer cottage where we can get away and party every night with the best fans in the world! Like rekindling a relationship with a long-lost best friend, it will be like we never left. But the best is yet to come! Let's get weird, UK."

 

www.facebook.com/stillremains/

 
ALBUM NEWS: Satyricon to release ‘Deep Calleth Upon Deep’ in September Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:00

Satyricon will release their ninth studio album, 'Deep Calleth Upon Deep' on 22 September, via Napalm Records.

 

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Frontman Satyr said of the album:

 

“Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record.  If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special.  If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning.  I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.

 

“The way that I see it is that for any art, be it Satyricon or any other form of art with substance, in order for you to be able to inhale and completely understand it, it will take a little bit of you as well.  If you get it all after a couple of listens, you know that it probably won’t stay with you.  So the title is saying ‘from the depth of the people making this record to the depth of the listener…’  If you want to take part in this journey, you should be prepared to dig deep down in the darkest corner of your soul with us."  

 

The album’s front cover features an obscure drawing from 1898 by Edvard Munch.

 

Satyricon play a one-off UK show at London’s Heaven on Friday 29 September as part of a European run of dates.  Tickets are on sale now.

 

www.facebook.com/satyriconofficial

 
DVD News: Alice Cooper to release 'Welcome To My Nightmare' special edition in September Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:55

Alice Cooper’s legendary 1976 concert film ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ is to be released on DVD on 8 September, via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

 

Alice Cooper Nightmare

 

The special edition release will also feature the 1975 TV special ‘Alice Cooper: The Nightmare’, starring Vincent Price, which is being released on DVD for the first time.

 

Alice Cooper returns to the UK and Ireland this November:

 

Wednesday 8 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

Thursday 9 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

Saturday 11 – Leeds, First Direct Arena

Sunday 12 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro

Tuesday 14 – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena

Wednesday 15 – Manchester, Arena

Thursday 16 – London, SSE Arena

 

Alice’s new album, ‘Paranormal’, is released on 28 July.

 
NEW RELEASE: Departed ask ‘Are You Ready?’ Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 15:38

Departed released their new single, ‘Are You Ready?’ this past Friday (7 July).

 

 

The release celebrates confirmation that the Devon quartet will be supporting Michael Schenker on his forthcoming ‘Michael Schenker Fest’ tour:

 

Thursday 2 November – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Friday 3 November – Sheffield, O2 Academy

Saturday 4 November – Manchester, O2 Ritz

Sunday 5 November – Hull, City Hall

 

"Touring with Schenker is an incredible opportunity for Departed," lead singer Mark Pascall told Über Rock.

 

"Schenker's is a legendary figure in rock n roll. He is a significant part of rock history. It will also be great to see Graham Bonnet again, as we opened for him in Bristol last year. The Michael Schenker Fest tour is going to be a memorable and proud time for the band."

 

Departed also open for Big Country at The Globe in Cardiff on Saturday 25 November.

 
ALBUM NEWS: Overoth to open 'The Forgotten Tome' in September Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 14:00

Irish extreme metal horde Overoth have confirmed that they will release their second album, ‘The Forgotten Tome’, on 22 September, via Hostile Media.

 

Overoth - Paul Verner Photo credit: Paul Verner

 

The band said of the new album:

 

"We've been working on this album for what seems like an aeon, but finally we're pleased to announce that our hard work and determination for perfection has come to a close. We actually tracked the drums, guitars and vocals for this album around two years ago, and we had planned to add some subtle orchestration, as we had done in our debut, ‘Kingdom Of Shadows’... however... when Dan (guitars) got started, the songs yearned for much more than we had anticipated.

 

“It would be further months of writing, from violins to piano, to the use of ancient instruments like the duduk and ney flute and then back and forwards with mixing... it would appear mixing 20 instruments isn't all that easy!

 

Overoth artwork 

“We also had a grand vision for the artwork and working with a talent such as Will Simpson [known for his work on ‘Game Of Thrones’ and DC Comics] was a great experience: he really did bring our vision to life. The artwork is a story in itself, with multiple pieces all intertwined. There is more than what the cover art depicts, but we'll reveal all that at some point in the very near future.

 

“Finally, ‘The Forgotten Tome’ is complete and we are set to unleash the beast into the world this September.

"Lyrically, for the most part this collection of tales at a first glance would appear fantasy based, with fables of war and magic, good and evil, but actually there is a more human narrative underlying each song. We have our own interpretation of these stories, and we hope that people can find it or come up with some other moral of their own."

 

Overoth support the album release with the following confirmed live dates, also in September:

 

Thursday 28– Cardiff, Fuel Club (with Rabid Bitch Of The North, Mordrake, Isolation and Incursion)

Friday 29 September – Luton, Castlefest

Saturday 30 September – Dundee, Hordes Of Belial

 

www.facebook.com/overothband

 
ALBUM NEWS: Kaipa to declare they’re ‘Children of the Sounds’ in September Print E-mail
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:28

Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa will release their 13th studio album ‘Children of the Sounds’ on 22 September.

 

Kaipa artwork 

The album features the line-up of Kaipa founder Hans Lundin, accompanied by Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Morgan Ågren (Karmakanic), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic), Patrik Lundström (Ritual) and Aleena Gibson, plus a guest appearance from violinist Elin Rubinsztein.

 

Lundin says about the album:

 

“In November 2014 when I was still filled with all the energy I had captured during the summer I started to write the new songs. What really made me push the start button this time was a magic spirit that filled my whole body after visiting a concert with Morgan Ågren and his band ‘Mats & Morgan Band’. I woke up the morning after the concert and still felt that enormous groove filling every part of my consciousness. I realized that I had to canalize all this energy somewhere so I decided to start to write some new music.

 

“I had also found a lot of inspiration from the long bicycle rides that I made during the summer in the open land-scape around Uppsala. It was like if the notes were rising up from the billowing fields I passed and the words were falling like raindrops from the clear sky. So now I suddenly had found the key to open up all these ideas that had been slumbering at the back of my mind for a while. All the beauty and the wondrous inspiration from nature in combination with this “enormous groove” made me create five long songs during the next months.”

 

www.facebook.com/Kaipa.music/

 
NEW RELEASE: Nicotine Pretty offer free download of new single Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 July 2017 05:30

Nicotine Pretty – the new band of Über Rockers fronted by former Sick Liver Ginge Knievel – today release their self-titled new single:

 

 

Nicotine Pretty is available for free download HERE.

 

www.facebook.com/NicotinePretty/

 
TOUR NEWS: The Melvins announce October dates Print E-mail
Friday, 07 July 2017 21:03

The Melvins – who released their new album, ‘A Walk With Love & Death’ today (Friday) – have announced five UK dates for this October.

 

They are:

 

Monday 9 - Bristol, Exchange
Tuesday 10 - Leeds, The Brudenell
Wednesday 11 - Glasgow, SWG3
Thursday12 - Manchester, Gorilla
Friday 13 - Birmingham, Institute 2

 

Support on all shows will be provided by Redd Kross.

 

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

 

 
FESTIVAL NEWS: Three new bands added to Damnation bill Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:20

Italian occult rockers Psychedelic Witchcraft, Belgian black metallers Wiegedood and Ginger Wildheart’s Mutation project are the latest bands to be confirmed for this year’s Damnation Festival, which takes place  at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 4.

 

Damnation will be doom quartet Psychedelic Witchcraft’s UK live debut.  Singer Virginia Monti said:

 

“We are excited to hit the UK for the first time, joining the outstanding Damnation Festival line-up for this year’s edition.  Psychedelic Witchcraft is set to hypnotise the masses with magical vibes alongside slabs of darkwave rock and roll.  We will also be performing some new material from our upcoming debut record on Listenable Records due out later this year. Thanks to Damnation Festival for having us, We look forward to seeing you there.”

 

The event is also significant for Ginger Wildheart, who added:

 

“This will be the first festival appearance for Mutation, so it marks a special place in our timeline. We plan on playing as many festivals as we possibly can, but we will never forget our first. We can’t wait to bring our unique brand of noise and extreme volume. We plan on breaking ourselves and we hope that we’ll play to people with the same dedication. Damnation will be a landmark event for Mutation."

 

The Damnation line-up so far is:

 

Damnation - Updated 5 July


Tickets are on sale now, priced £40 plus booking fee.

 
FESTIVAL NEWS: Line-up announced for Bloodstock Jagermeister Stage Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 18:19

Details of the acts appearing on the Jagermeister Stage at Bloodstock have been announced.

 

Appearing on Friday, are Electric Mother, Hung Daddy, Trendkill, Biggus Riffus and Hanowar. The Saturday bill will feature Spyderbyte, Bangover, Tales Of Autumn, Twisted Illusion and Departed. Sunday will see Everest Queen, Atragon, Silverchild and Voodoo Blood take to Bloodstock’s smallest stage.

 

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that hotly-tipped Danish rockers Forever Still will open the main Ronnie James Dio Stage on Friday.

 

 

Limited day and weekend tickets are still available.

 
TOUR NEWS: Skid Row announce full UK tour for March 2018 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:30

Skid Row have announced a full runs of dates across the UK and Ireland for next March:

 

Skid Row

 

Friday 2 – Dublin, Academy
Saturday 3 – Belfast, Limelight 1
Monday 5 – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Tuesday 6 – Inverness, Iron Works
Wednesday 7 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Friday 9 – Sheffield, Corporation
Saturday 10 – Hard Rock Hell AOR
Sunday 11 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (co-headline show with Night Ranger)
Monday 12 – Hull, Welly
Wednesday 14 – Manchester, Academy 2
Thursday 15 – Cardiff, Cardiff Uni Y Plas
Friday 16 – Liverpool, Hangar 34
Saturday 17 – Coventry, Casbah
Monday 19 – Norwich, Waterfront
Tuesday 20 – Bristol, O2 Academy
Wednesday 21 – Brighton, Concorde 2 
Thursday 22 – Nottingham, Rock City

 

Support on all dates will come from Toseland.

 
ALBUM NEWS: Warner Drive prove 'Karma's A Bitch' ahead of the wheels falling off... Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 July 2017 15:24

Warner Drive will release their fourth album, 'Till The Wheels Fall Off', via Dead End Exit Records on 28 July.

 

Ahead of that, they've just issued a new single, the wonderful 'Karma's A Bitch'... she is indeed, and we at Über Rock love her - and this video, so we though we'd share it with you:

 

 
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