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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jack Taylor and Alex Veale - Tax The Heat Print E-mail
Written by Jack Taylor and Alex Veale   
Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:00

138347 Tax The Head   Fed To The Lions 4000pxWith their ‘Fed To The Lions’ album due for release on April 8th, and the band just confirmed for this year's Steelhouse Festival, we thought it was about time we caught up with Bristol rockers Tax The Heat to find out what makes the boys tick musically. What better way to do this than via the power of the mixtape, and right here drummer Jack and singer Alex pick the 13 songs that they think helped shape Tax The Heat’s rather unique sound.

Uber Old School: Rockcards Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:00

rockcards86Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is a nerd. He collects shit that it appears nobody else wants... like Brockum's 1991 trading card set, Rockcards; a bizarre collection that features everyone from Salty Dog and Junkyard to the Moody friggin' Blues, with some cards now worth over $100.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Boom Sons Print E-mail
Written by The Boom Sons   
Sunday, 28 February 2016 03:00

Boom Sons thmbWhen Uber Rock’s Dave Prince reviewed the debut EP from hot new Welsh female fronted trio The Boom Sons back in September of 2015 he dubbed it his “favourite debut EP EVER!” So with the band hard at work in the studio right this minute we thought it was time to catch up with them to try and get an angle on their eclectic set of musical influences. The result of this session is a Midnite Mixtape to get your Sunday off with a BOOM!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Razed Print E-mail
Written by The Razed   
Sunday, 14 February 2016 03:20

The Razed ThmbSwedish rockers The Razed call their music “GRUNGEADELIC SPACEPUNK”, which is most certainly a new genre of music on us. So, off the back of their recent single, ‘State Of Regression’, we asked them to explain what their music is all about via a 13 track Midnite Mixtape Massacre that takes in all their influences, from David Bowie to The Jesus And Mary Chain, via pretty much everything in-between. Read on to find out what makes the band tick...

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Empty Page Print E-mail
Written by The Empty Page   
Sunday, 31 January 2016 03:00

The Empty Page liveSalfordIn a little under 24 hours hot shot alt rockers The Empty Page release their new single, ‘Deeply Unlovable’, digitally worldwide. To help celebrate this significant event on the Uber Rock calendar we asked Kel, Giz and Jim from the band to compile their very own 13 track mixtape to help introduce the uninitiated to their rather unique sound. You are but a mouse click away from a real lesson in cool music plus a chance to view their brand new video.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - David Bowie Special Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 17 January 2016 03:00

Bowie ThmbEarlier this week the rock world lost another icon with the passing of David Bowie. Here Uber Rock’s Dom Daley follows in the tradition of our recent Lemmy/Motorhead virtual musical homage by constructing his very own 13 track tribute to a man who inspired so many in oh so many different ways. Hit the link then to find out what inspired our very own Double Danger.

Uber Old School: Guns N' Roses/Faster Pussycat/The Quireboys - Hammersmith Odeon - 8th October 1987 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 10 January 2016 03:00

GNRBen86So, the worst kept secret in rock music is out - Guns N' Roses are to return this year, with three whole members from the classic 'Appetite For Destruction' line-up. In typical Uber Rock fashion, we celebrate the band's return by writing about when they actually were worth seeing live; Ben Hughes took the nightrain (kinda) to the big city to see the (then) most dangerous band in the world.....

Uber Old School: Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister 1945-2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Sunday, 03 January 2016 02:00

lemmyfinger86With Lemmy's death resonating with all rock music fans, Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz writes of how the passing of the iconic frontman took him right back to his first ever gig - Motörhead, on the Bomber tour, at Bristol's Colston Hall, in 1979.....


Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Michael Brown - Tracer Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes with Michael Brown   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 03:00

tracermix86Breaking with tradition, this time Uber Rock actually booked some interview time rather than cornering unsuspecting band members after gigs. And although we didn't reveal what we wanted to discuss beforehand, Tracer vocalist/guitarist Michael Brown rose to the challenge and once he got going we couldn't stop the guy! Here he is with a 16 track mixtape for you to dig into and discover what shapes the classic sound of this hard rocking Aussie trio!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Shokker Print E-mail
Written by Shokker   
Sunday, 06 December 2015 04:00

Shokker coverHailing from Des Plaines IL Shokker play what many would call “proper old school” heavy metal music. Inspired by the likes of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and UFO anyone would think this female fronted quartet were actually in their late forties not twenties, but credit where it is due these youngsters do what they do way better than many of their major label peers. That’s why we gave them the chance to compile their “proper old school” fifteen track Midnite Mixtape. Here’s one that really will ‘Getcha Rocks Off’.

Vintage Concert Bill: Type O Negative - Every Tour! Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 28 November 2015 03:00

TON86Uber Rock has been honoured to have Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary Minnesota shock rockers, Impaler, write a monthly column for the website to excite. Bill is leaving us at the end of the year so make the most of his remaining features! For his penultimate article Bill writes of Type O Negative and every tour he saw the band on.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Rebelles Print E-mail
Written by The Rebelles   
Sunday, 06 March 2016 03:40

The Rebelles 2The Rebelles is the sound of three ladies - Tracie Hunter, Elizabeth Westwood and Phoebe White - paying tribute to the songs that inspire them along with a host of special guests and noteworthy collaborators, not least Tracie’s father Ian along with the likes of Glen Matlock and James Stevenson. It’s a heartfelt homage to the rebellious sounds of the ‘70s, and here, the ladies share the songs that helped influence their sound to date.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Return To The Sun Print E-mail
Written by Return To The Sun   
Sunday, 21 February 2016 03:20

Return to the sun artworkReturn To The Sun are a Scottish guitar driven indie rock band who have already played such prestigious events as The Great Escape Festival, and the Isle of Wight Festival. Drawing from a wide range of influences including Biffy Clyro, David Bowie, Oasis, The Cure and The Strokes amongst many, many more, here the guys share the songs that have helped them develop their edgy heavy indie rock sound with pop sensibilities.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Maybe We're Dead Already Print E-mail
Written by Maybe We’re Dead Already   
Sunday, 07 February 2016 03:40

Maybe Were Dead3 finalHailing from Glasgow, Maybe We’re Dead Already released their ‘On The Way Down’ EP just before Christmas to much critical acclaim. We thought that rather than simply review the record we’d instead let you listen to it for free and read all about what makes the band tick So hit the link to discover Maybe We're Dead Already.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Nick Magee and Tarin Kerrey - Sanguine Print E-mail
Written by Nick Magee and Tarin Kerrey   
Sunday, 24 January 2016 03:00

SanguineIn reply to Uber Rock’s gushing review of their ‘Black Sheep album, Exeter modern metallers Sanguine were more than game to take up our Midnite Mixtape challenge. Singer Tarin Kerrey and Nick Magee are the ones picking the tunes to rock your Sunday. Hit the link to read their selection and watch the all new video to their track ‘Pretty Girl’.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Justin McConville - Heavy Metal Kids Print E-mail
Written by Justin McConville   
Sunday, 10 January 2016 04:00

Justin McCon2When Justin McConville isn’t playing guitar for the legendary Heavy Metal Kids, he’s either recording solo albums, playing with his heavy rock band Uncle Rust or as he’s been doing most recently, moonlighting in Then Jericho. Some might wonder how he actually found the time to compile a 13 track mixtape, but he did, and here it bloody well is……

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Motörhead Special Edition Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 January 2016 03:00

Motothead thmbWhen the news broke  regarding the passing of Motörhead main man Lemmy Kilmister we didn’t really know what to say or do in response here at URHQ. I mean just how do you pay tribute to someone like Lemmy? Well, how about a thirteen song mixtape, carefully selected by Uber Rock’s Johnny H, that not only highlights just how important the music Lemmy made was to the world of rock, but also helps provoke some healthy discussion around what should and shouldn’t be included?

Vintage Concert Bill: Honourable Mentions... and Goodbye for Now..... Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 04:00

billlast86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary U.S. shock rockers Impaler, bows out with his final Vintage Concert Bill feature, detailing several shows that got away from being featured in his must-read blog. Uber Rock loves Bill, and Impaler, and you should too! One more time, from the top.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Resin Print E-mail
Written by Resin   
Sunday, 13 December 2015 03:30

resinmix86Hinckley grungers Resin released their new EP, 'Persecution Complex', recently so we thought it about time we caught up with the band members to find out just what songs make them crack out the air guitar. Could this be the ultimate thirteen song mixtape? Only one way to find out.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Greg Hart - Cats In Space Print E-mail
Written by Greg Hart   
Sunday, 29 November 2015 03:40

Cats In SpaceGreg Hart is guitarist and founding member of UK powerpop supergroup Cats In Space, a band whose debut album ‘Too Many Gods’ stunned many of us here at URHQ with its ability to actually live up to the band's ambitious claims of wanting to follow in the footsteps of Queen, ELO, 10cc, Supertramp and Sweet. Here he picks sixteen of his favourite tunes and opens our eyes to a few we’d missed first time around. Hit the link to discover your perfect Sunday morning soundtrack.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Raising Jupiter Print E-mail
Written by Raising Jupiter   
Sunday, 22 November 2015 03:20

Raising Jupiter 1Raising Jupiter hail from Cork in Ireland, playing what some might term a modern take on the classic hard rock genre. Their last Beau Hill produced EP ‘Chrome’ garnered enough interest here at URHQ for us to ask main man vocalist guitarist Dave Aitken and sidekick guitarist Antoin O Brien to compile their very own 13 track mixtape, one that truly reflects where the band are coming from. Hit the link to discover their magic selections....


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