Features and interviews

The Singles Club – Sensational September

September 17, 2017 // 0 Comments In all the time he’s done the Singles Club, Dom Daley has come across some fantastic singles. It’s a format he can’t get enough of and, whilst it might now come in many guises and formats, he still loves hearing a great single by a band or singer. But even he reckons that his month’s batch, without exception, is the strongest and finest selection to date. Click the link to find out why: from Featüres [read on]

Black Sabbath – ‘The End Of The End’ Premiere – London, Soho Screening Rooms – 6 September 2017

September 17, 2017 // 0 Comments Earlier this year, the founding fathers of heavy metal declared that is was indeed ‘The End’, at least as far as touring is concerned.  Events around their last ever live appearance, in their home town of Birmingham, were recorded for posterity, with the resulting film due to be shown in cinemas at the end of this month.  Our man Jim Rowland was very lucky to be among the invited audience at a very special preview, as you can find out on the other side of the link: from Featüres [read on]

The FINAL Bloodstock Interview – Courtesans

September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

The FINAL Bloodstock Interview – Courtesans Last month’s Bloodstock festival may be fading in many people’s memories, but it remains very much to the forefront of others, mainly because of the vast majority of amazing sets by some pretty damn fucking incredible bands… one of the true discoveries of the weekend, as far as the UR team and many others were concerned, were Courtesans, who delivered a set that can only be described as outstanding.  Our backstage queen caught up with them afterwards, and you can find out what they chatted about right on the other side of this link: from Interviews [read on]

The BIG Über Rock Interview – Dean ‘Denzel’ Pearson (Mutation)

September 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The BIG Über Rock Interview – Dean ‘Denzel’ Pearson (Mutation) As Ginger Wildheart prepares to unleash his latest creation, Mutation, upon us, with a string of dates designed to level the venues involved, we have been getting under the skin of the project, and of the people involved. This week, it’s the turn of that prolific music-making machine, and the beating heart behind much of Ginger’s solo material this past decade, Denzel, who is quizzed by Rich H: from Interviews [read on]

In Conversation With… Colin McFaul (Cock Sparrer) and TJ McFaul (Bar Stool Preachers)

September 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

In Conversation With… Colin McFaul (Cock Sparrer) and TJ McFaul (Bar Stool Preachers) As we said yesterday, we’ve got a double hit of punk old and new for you this weekend.  First up, Dom Daley reported from the frontline of the gig that saw Cock Sparrer returning to south Wales for the first time in almost four decades. They were ably supported by The Bar Stool Preachers – the band fronted by Tom McFaul, son of Sparrer singer Colin.  Before said gig, our Nev pulled up a stool with the father and son team for a rather unique chat: from Interviews [read on]

The Bloodstock Interviews – Criminal

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Bloodstock Interviews – Criminal Guitarist Anton Reisenegger pulled double duty at last month’s Bloodstock – taking to the main stage with Brujeria and then fronting his own band, Criminal, across the site in the Sophie tent later that same evening.  In between, our backstage correspondent grabbed him (metaphorically anyway) for a quick chat about the 20th anniversary of the ‘Dead Soul’ album and the challenges of a changing music industry: from Interviews [read on]

The BIG Uber Rock Interview – Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy)

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

The BIG Uber Rock Interview – Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy) Now over two decades into their career, Arch Enemy are beginning to reap the greater rewards of longevity in the metal scene.  Although the last few years have seen significant changes within the band, it’s done nothing to slow them down.  If anything, this is a band revitalized, as is apparent from their formidable new album, ‘Will To Power.’  We caught up with bassist Sharlee D’Angelo prior to today’s albus release, to get some insight as to how the band pushed the boundaries of their signature sound like never before, [read on]

The BIG Über Rock Interview: Ginger Wildheart

September 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The BIG Über Rock Interview: Ginger Wildheart Man of many talents and even more bands (four at the last count?), Ginger Wildheart is a musician who should need no introduction to the readers of Über Rock. His project Mutation, on the other hand, might… His foray into the more extreme end of the rock ‘n’ roll spectrum, it’s not quite what you would expect from this troubled troubadour. To get to grips with this distinctly heavy metal-oriented project, Rich Hobson recently sat down, separately, with each of its three protagonists – and who better to start with than with the main man? Click the link for further [read on]