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Saint Jude/Bijoumiyo - London, 100 Club - 22nd January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 05:00
Lynne_Jackman_thmbHail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll and Hail! Hail! Saint Jude, potential saviours of the UK Rock 'n' Roll scene. Mark Taylor was lucky enough to get up close and personal with the band at a recent London show, and you can almost feel the heat from here, as the band literally set his soul on fire.
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The Hotel Ambush - 'Condemned' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dai Whistance   
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 05:00

tha86approved_smallWant further proof that there is a beast of a metal scene waiting to burst out of South Wales? Look no further than 'Condemned', the self released album from The Hotel Ambush. Dai Whistance gets blown away and you can read why......

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra - 'Night Castle' (Tonpool) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 21 February 2011 04:06
Trans_Siberian_Orch_thmbBringing together classical music and progressive rock with a star studded heavy metal cast, Trans-Siberian Orchestra are the American musical phenomena that is about to take the UK by storm. We asked Jim Rowland to spend a night in with the band's soon to be reissued 'Night Castle' concept album to see what awaits us all.
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Crowbar - 'Sever The Wicked Hand' (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:00
Crowbar_thmbapproved_smallFollowing on from the band's recent live demolition of the UK, Kirk and the boys from Crowbar are back in town with their first new studio album in six years. Darrel Sutton is on (wicked) hand to check out the sludge just to make sure it's good and hot before we all jump in the hot tub of metal that is 'Sever The Wicked Hand'.
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Charlie Harper - U.K. Subs - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 19 February 2011 05:00

charlie86The term 'Legend' gets bandied about all too easily these days but today we are honoured to use that term as we unveil our exclusive interview with punk rock legend Charlie Harper of U.K. Subs. Dom Daley caught up with Charlie and was lucky enough to get told some classic tales that he now shares with you! If you want to know about Charlie's favourite Subs song, playing Top Of The Pops, getting covered by Guns N' Roses, discovering Hanoi Rocks and playing a South American prison then read on for the best interview that you will read for the foreseeable future!

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Robin Beck - 'The Great Escape' (Her Majesty's Music Room) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 18 February 2011 05:00

robinbeck86A hit song poured into a Coca-Cola commercial might have made Robin Beck a star back in 1988 but that sweet voice must have had something to do with it. Fast forward to 2011 and Robin releases her new album 'The Great Escape', produced by her main squeeze James Christian (the House Of Lords frontman) and featuring duets not only with him but also former Rainbow mouthpiece Joe Lynn Turner. Who better to listen to this album than Dave Prince, a melodic rock-fuelled man used to having sweet, sticky fluids entering his orifices.....

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Good Charlotte/Four Year Strong/Framing Hanley/The Wonder Years - Cardiff University - 10th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 17 February 2011 05:00

kerrang86The 2011 Kerrang! Relentless tour hit Cardiff bringing with it a four band line-up that looked ever so slightly impressive. Dave Prince cancelled all AOR appointments at short notice to head to the big city to check out The Wonder Years, Framing Hanley, Four Year Strong and headliners Good Charlotte. How were they? Read on for the punk poptastic truth....

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Joey Fake - The Genuine Fakes - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Joey Fake   
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 05:00
Johan_Lundin_3_thmbNot content with simply releasing one of the best albums to grace Über Röck's stereo in the past twelve months, Joey Fake, lead singer and guitarist with the awesome Genuine Fakes, wants to tell you about one of the best Gigs From Hell you'll ever read. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to life on the road with Dexter Jones' Circus Orchestra.
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Rainbow - 'Down To Earth' and 'Rising' Deluxe Editions (Polydor) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 05:00

Down_To_Earth_thmbWith the release of two deluxe edition albums from Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow we gave Jim Rowland the chance to tell you about the first album he ever purchased and how it sounds thirty something years on...but will he be replacing his dog-eared clear vinyl and gatefold sleeve original copies for these new versions anytime soon? 

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Gay For Johnny Depp - 'What Doesn't Kill You, Eventually Kills You' (Shinebox) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 14 February 2011 05:00

gfjd86Brooklyn hardcore lunatics release their sophomore album that features eleven tracks, one being a crazed cover of a classic by Slade, a laugh out loud homage to hair metal and clocks in at just over twenty minutes? This Valentine's Day we go Gay For Johnny Depp......

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Boombox Bootlegs - Tape 2 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 13 February 2011 05:00

boomboxthumbTape 2 gets dusted off from the Über Röck archive and this time Dom Daley makes us all jealous as he listens to the fabled bootleg tapes of Guns N' Roses live from the Marquee in 1987 and reminds us that he was one of the lucky bastards in attendance. Before becoming a bloated arena rock pig of a band, GN'R were the most dangerous band on the planet and reading this will remind you why.....

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Yngwie Malmsteen - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:00

malmsteen86Big name interviews - we shit 'em! In the world of the guitar hero there are few bigger names and personalites than Yngwie Malmsteen and the Swedish six string svengali unleashed the fury on Über Röck übervixen Kim Thore for an interview that just demands to be read! Think you know Yngwie Malmsteen? Read on, you may be surprised......

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Murderdolls/Black Veil Brides/The Defiled - Bristol, O2 Academy - 4th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 February 2011 05:00

1amdollsthumbWednesday 13 and Joey Jordison resurrect the Murderdolls for a welcome full run of UK dates and, for the God Save The Scream tour, they bring with them a couple of happening support bands, and the reception for one just had to be heard to be believed.....

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The Alarm : The Gathering - Pontin's, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales - 28/29/30th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 10 February 2011 05:00

gathering86The Gathering, the annual weekend celebration dedicated to Mike Peters and The Alarm, hits a milestone and Dom Daley revisited old haunts to catch a legendary band on top of their game, with support from the likes of Glen Matlock and a reunited Big Country. Read on for the lowdown as Daley updates.......

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Grog and Drew Richards - Die So Fluid - Interview Exclusive. Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 05:00
DieSoFluid_thmbJohnny H rewinds the interview clock today as he tracks back to December's Hard Rock Hell and an interview he did with Grog and Drew from UK post punk rockers Die So Fluid. What's the special occasion you might ask?  Well the band's upcoming UK tour of course.... Now that really is something worth celebrating.
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Scheepers - 'Self Titled' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 05:00
Scheepers_thmbPrimal Fear frontman Ralf Scheepers is a man of many surprises; he's also someone with an insatiable lust for all things Heavy Metal. With a career spanning over three decades the singer's debut solo album has got Jim Rowland using terms like "metal gods" and he's only on track one. What can he be referring to?
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