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Napalm Death/Warpath/War Iron/Black Skies Burn – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 19 March 2017

March 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Napalm Death/Warpath/War Iron/Black Skies Burn – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 19 March 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/N/Napalm_Death/Napalm_Death_Belfast_poster.jpg It was the first night of a week which would see no fewer than five of the heaviest heavy metal gigs bring together a collection of the heaviest heavy metal bands in an attempt to level Belfast’s most historic club venue.  First into the fray were grind pioneers Napalm Death, making a welcome return to the Northern Ireland capital.  Down the front headbanging like crazy on Über Rock’s behalf were Mel B and Darren McVeigh of MetalPlanet, who have [read on]

ARW – Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo – 19 March 2017

March 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

ARW – Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo – 19 March 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/A/ARW/ARW-Artwork-170217.jpg Although the current tour featuring a re-united Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman was officially billed as ‘ARW’, in common with hundreds of other fans Jim Rowland turned up for the second of two shows at his beloved Hammersmith Odeon (as once was) to find the band billed as ‘Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman’. Mm, interesting he thought… Was what actually went down on stage just as interesting? Click the link to find out: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Armored Saint/Sinocence – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 21 March 2017

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Armored Saint/Sinocence – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 21 March 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/A/Armored_Saint/Armored_Saint_-_John_Bush_1.jpg Just shy of 11 years after their previous, and so far only, appearance in this part of the Überverse, LA metal diehards Armored Saint returned to Belfast for the second night of a short run of dates built around their appearance at this weekend’s Hammerfest… Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen ventured ‘round to the historic Limelight to see if the band would win hands down in laying down their particular brand of heavy metal law: from Gig Reviews [read on]

The Mighty Wraith/The Face Of Ruin/Remnant – Birmingham, Hammer And Anvil – 10 March 2017

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Mighty Wraith/The Face Of Ruin/Remnant – Birmingham, Hammer And Anvil – 10 March 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/T/The_Mighty_Wraith/Mighty_Wraith_2.JPG From Black Sabbath to Judas Priest, Napalm Death to Cathedral, Birmingham has spawned some of the most iconic metal bands on the planet. And yet, as the decades have waned on in the 47 years since the release of Black Sabbath’s monumental eponymous debut, the number of metal bands making it big from the region has steadily declined. But, while the scene no longer produces stadium-filling metal gods, that doesn’t mean it can’t still dream. Rich Hobson enjoyed a [read on]

The Urban Voodoo Machine/Slaughterhouse Cats – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 11 March 2017

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Urban Voodoo Machine/Slaughterhouse Cats – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 11 March 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/U/Urban_Voodoo_Machine/Photo_11-03-2017_23_37_20.jpg “We are The Urban Voodoo Machine and we play bourbon soaked gypsy blues bop ‘n’ stroll music and we will be doing it for a very long time!” So proclaimed Paul-Ronney Angel from the stage at the climax to the band’s triumphant return to the best venue in the north -The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds. Our man Ben Hughes was front and centre to find the men in red and black in resurgent form: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Monster Truck/The Picturebooks – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 13 March 2017

March 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Monster Truck/The Picturebooks – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 13 March 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/M/Monster_Truck/Monster_Truck_tour_poster.jpg Having just returned from the wilds of north Wales, where they had spent the weekend in the company of thousands of like-minded individuals at the HRH AOR festival, Über Rock’s Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen jumped straight back in at the deep end of the rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster ‘round at their local pub, as Canucks Monster Truck made a super speedy return to the Northern Ireland capital.  However, as they found, it was a gig which did not come without its issues, [read on]