October News Updates
SONATA ARCTICA announce ten date UK and Ireland tour Print E-mail
Monday, 31 October 2016 11:03

Finnish melodic metallians SONATA ARCTICA – who have just released their new album, ‘The Ninth Hour’ - have announced a run of ten dates across the UK and Ireland next March.


Sonata Arctica


They will play the following dates:


Friday 17 March – Southampton, Engine Rooms (with Triosphere and Striker)

Saturday 18 March – Bristol, Marble Factory (with Triosphere and Striker)

Sunday 19 March – Cardiff, Tramshed (with Triosphere and Striker)

Monday 20 March – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (with Triosphere and Striker)

Wednesday 22 March – Manchester, Club Academy (with Thunderstone and Striker)

Thursday 23 March – Sheffield, Corporation (with Thunderstone and Striker)

Friday 24 March - Glasgow, The Classic Grand (with Thunderstone and Striker)

Saturday 25 March – Belfast, Limelight 2 (with Thunderstone and Striker)

Sunday 26 March – Dublin, The Button Factory (with Thunderstone and Striker)

Tuesday 28 March – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms (with Thunderstone and Striker)



Tickets for all shows are on sale from all usual outlets.



NI groove metallers CURSED SUN release new video – UBER ROCK exclusive premiere Print E-mail
Friday, 28 October 2016 20:20

Northern Ireland groove metallers CURSED SUN release a new video, for the track ‘Cataclysmic Decline’, tomorrow (Saturday 29 October). But, we at Uber Rock have it first…



The track is the first to be lifted from their new – and, to be honest, totally apocalypse-inducing – new EP, ‘The Amgydala’. The video itself is a playthrough, recorded in their Belfast practice room.



MOTLEY CRUE bring career to 'The End' with live DVD of final gig Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 04:00

Almost a year after they called it a day on their storied career, MOTLEY CRUE are to release a live DVD of their last ever live show, at the Staples Centre in their hometown of Los Angeles on New Year's Eve.


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'The End - Live In Los Angeles' will be released on Friday 4 November via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD/2CD, DVD/2LP, deluxe edition and digital video.


Check out the live version of 'Girls Girls Girls' from the show:


And look out for Uber Rock's forthcoming competition, when we'll be giving you a copy to win your very own piece of this particular rock 'n' roll history.


BLACK SABBATH to release 'The Ultimate Collection' Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 19:26

Screen Shot 2016-10-25 at 10.20.56BLACK SABBATH are to release a massive retrospective package, branded as ‘The Ultimate Collection’.


It comes as a 31-track double CD or digital download, released this Friday (28 October) - available to pre-order HERE - and a limited edition four-disc vinyl edition in a special ‘Crucifold’ sleeve, which will be released on 18 November.


Sabbath bring their ‘The End’ farewell tour to the UK and Ireland next January, kicking off in Dublin on 20 January and culminating with two nights at the Genting Arena in their native Birmingham on 2 and 4 February.


TYKETTO cancel all forthcoming tour dates Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 18:37

Tyketto montageTYKETTO have been forced to cancel all their forthcoming live shows - including a planned return to the UK and the end of next month, due to sad family circumstances.


Drummer Michael Clayton has returned to the United States, after his wife Isabel was diagnosed with cancer.  And bassist Chris Childs has joined his family at his mother's beside, after being told that she may not have long to live.


In an extensive and extremely honest post on Tyketto's official Facebook page, Clayton broke the news to fans, writing:


"There’s really no way to gently deliver this, so I will get right to it. Sharing sad news is never easy, especially with all the good vibrations that are in Tyketto’s world this year. As a memorable lyric from one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs states, “Upon us all, a little rain must fall”. As you are friends as much as fans, the entire band is at ease in sharing this news with you.


"Cancer has come to my wife a second time in as many years. Her scheduled treatment this fall will be more aggressive, including both chemotherapy and radiation. Although we both remain optimistic for a positive outcome, Isabel will have a tough fight getting there. The band has been in discussions since earlier this month on how to handle it, and we finally made the decision to carry on with the November tour while I tended to my wife and young son back in America. We’ve been prepping a great drummer and were planning on making an official announcement at the end of this week. Just as we thought our dilemma was manageable, more bad news has arrived.


"While on an Ultimate Eagles show with Danny in Germany this past weekend, Chris Childs was summoned home. He received the sad news that it is just a matter of time before his mother passes. He was immediately on a flight back to the UK, where he currently waits with his family during this difficult time.


"We have all been over the moon excited to share the songs of REACH with you live, but having two of us dealing with family emergencies at the same time will make it impossible for the band to perform this fall.


"It is with immensely heavy, yet confident hearts that Tyketto has made the unanimous decision to reschedule the fall tour until 2017.
Normally a band would wait on this announcement until all their business ducks were in a row, but we know that venues need proper notification and all of you made plans taking off of work, arranging childcare and securing lodging. We understand how many people are affected by this decision, so we didn’t want to wait another second. On so many levels, no one is sadder than the five of us.


"The venues and agents have all been wonderfully understanding, and we ask that you all take a breath and give us a few days to work through a mountain of logistics. This was a lengthy and complicated tour. We are diligently working on rescheduling dates and are working closely with the promoters in making sure everyone is aware of the changes.


"Like any strong family, this sad experience will do nothing but bond us tighter. Personally speaking, my brothers in Tyketto have held me up through one of the toughest times in my life, and I love all four of you for that. We will miss taking the stage together more than you will ever know, but as Mr. Vaughn so beautifully penned on our last album, “Family is what matters most of all”.


Lastly, those of you who know the wonderfully understated Chris Childs will appreciate the volumes this short sentence speaks:  “Let's get through this difficult time and then show them what we're really made of.”


"Send Izzy and Chris all your positive energy. We can use as much as you can spare. We love you and shall see you in 2017."


The post is signed on behalf of all five band members.


Tyketto had been due to return to the UK for a run of seven dates, in support of their recently-released new album, 'Reach', starting in Newcastle on 26 November and including an appearance at Planet Rockstock on 2 December.


THE HAUNTED to support MESHUGGAH on 2017 UK/Ireland tour Print E-mail
Monday, 03 October 2016 08:41

Influential Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED have been confirmed as support to countrymen MESHUGGAH on their January 2017 UK and Ireland tour.


Full tour dates are on the poster below.


Meshuggah release their eighth album, ‘The Violent Sleep Of Reason’, via Nuclear Blast this coming Friday (7 October).


Meshuggah 2017 tour poster