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‘FIGURES’ DROP NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ALPHA – EP ‘CHRONOS’ OUT JUNE 16

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Figuresdrop new video/single ALPHA, EP ‘Chronos’ out June 16 Aussie rockers FIGURES have premiered the video for new single ‘Alpha’, the second track released from the upcoming new EP, Chronos , set for release on 16 June. They are also announcing today the launch of the EP to the world on the live stage at The Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne on 7th July 2017 with special guests A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, Colibrium and Phoenix Day.Packed full of huge hooks, groove-driven riffs and cleverly subtle dynamics, ‘Alpha’ is another great taster ofFIGURES’ inventive and accessible [read on]

The BIG Über Rock Interview: Joey Sturgis

May 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

The BIG Über Rock Interview: Joey Sturgis http://ift.tt/2raWhoA Joey Sturgis first garnered attention back in 2006, when he produced ‘Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord’, the debut album by metalcore mob The Devil Wears Prada. In the intervening decade or so, he has become the producer of choice of TDWP and many of their genre counterparts, including Of Mice And Men, Asking Alexandria, Emmure and many more… Über Rock’s Linzi A caught up with the mixmaster supreme in a rare moment of downtime to talk about his storied career to date: from Interviews [read on]

The Über Rock Interview: Astrid Carsbring (Heavy Tiger)

May 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Über Rock Interview: Astrid Carsbring (Heavy Tiger) http://ift.tt/2rb6IbC This past February, our man Ben Hughes practically came all over his copy of Heavy Tiger’s ‘Glitter’ album, describing it as “a sticky sweet, sugar buzz of an album” with “just the right mix of punk attitude, pop suss and glam stomp” and predicting it would be near the top of many of the inevitable end of year lists… Gerald Stansbury tends to agree with him, and therefore jumped at the chance to grab a chat with drummer Astrid Carsbring to find out more about the band and the album: from Interviews [read on]

The BIG Über Rock Interview: Kento Koie (Crossfaith)

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The BIG Über Rock Interview: Kento Koie (Crossfaith) http://ift.tt/2qh90XF Japanese genre benders Crossfaith are currently in the UK at the end of a run of dates opening for Enter Shikari, before appearing at this weekend series of Slam Dunk festivals.  Über Rock‘s editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with vocalist Kento Koie just moments before the band took to the stage in Belfast to welcome them on their first time visiting his home city and to get the low down on the band’s new EP and album: from Interviews [read on]

INTERVIEW: Levi Benton (MISS MAY I)

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

On leaving Rise records for Nuclear Blast… They’re awesome(Rise records), but it’s just such a big team withNuclear Blastacross the world. Like, we have people fromNuclear BlastinAustralia! it’s crazy becauseRiseis just an office inPortland. So, it’s nice to have people all over the place always. To work with us and work out ideas with and make big things happen. On the new album ‘Shadows Inside’ … I think it came out better than we could have ever expected, I think it’s really cool because all these phoners and interviews that we’ve done has been surreal because all the responses [read on]

INTERVIEW: Levi Benton (MISS MAY I)

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

On leaving Rise records for Nuclear Blast… They’re awesome(Rise records), but it’s just such a big team withNuclear Blastacross the world. Like, we have people fromNuclear BlastinAustralia! it’s crazy becauseRiseis just an office inPortland. So, it’s nice to have people all over the place always. To work with us and work out ideas with and make big things happen. On the new album ‘Shadows Inside’ … I think it came out better than we could have ever expected, I think it’s really cool because all these phoners and interviews that we’ve done has been surreal because all the responses [read on]

The BIG Über Rock Exclusive: Luke Appleton talks (and plays) Iced Earth, Absolva and more…

May 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

http://ift.tt/2q8Auda How’s this for an exclusive, you bad-ass bitches? Iced Earth bassist Luke Appleton recently sat himself down in front of a camera and recorded a short film, just for Über Rock and you, all our lovely readers. In it, he talks about Iced Earth and their brand new album, ‘Incorruptible’. But, wait, there’s more… but, to find out what it is, you’ll have to click this link thing: from Featüres [read on]

Baz Francis: ‘Face That Launched A Thousand Shipwrecks World Tour 2017’ Tour Diary

May 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

http://ift.tt/2rDQUMw Ever wondered what life is like on the road for a travelling troubadour? Well, wonder no more, as, writing exclusively for Uber Rock, the inimitable Baz Francis reveals what it is like to face up to new challenges and explore new frontiers as a solo artist. The first part of this exclusive tour diary sees him travelling the highways and by-ways from Macedonia to Helskinki: from Featüres [read on]

The Über-Rockin’ Guide To Camden Rocks (Saturday 3 June)

May 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

http://ift.tt/2q5yMsM The traditional definition of a “festival” dictates that it is an event held over three or four days, sometimes longer, and usually in the back side of nowhere (so as not to annoy the neighbours). Now, Camden Rocks may last for only one day – but, in that period, they manage to cram in 250 performances across 25 different venues in the heart of dear old London town… Nev Brooks does his best to try and pick out the bands he’d be least gutted to miss in the military action that will be involved in trying to catch as music of the action as possible: from Featüres [read on]

‘Mike & Jules – While We Still Have Time’

May 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

http://ift.tt/2qBsrJu This coming Monday (29 May), BBC One Wales is to screen a documentary following a year in the life of The Alarm frontman Mike Peters and his wife Jules.  It was a year during which saw both of them literally fighting the fights of their lives, against cancer.  Dom Daley was privileged to be in the audience at a special advance screening.  Click the link to find out more about what promises to be a very moving film, and Dom’s thoughts on both the programme and the people involved: from Featüres [read on]