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RIP Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf, one of the most charismatic, recognizable and iconic figures in modern rock 'n' roll, has died at the age of 74. The cause of death has not been announced, but it is known that he died with his wife Deborah by his side.

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Hellfox – ‘The Call’ (Music For The Masses)

In an industry that is still pretty dominated by male acts, it’s often a bit of a head turner to come across an all-female metal band. So, it’s no surprise that, when such a rarity dropped onto the doormat of ÜRHQ, JOnny B couldn’t resist the temptation to pick it up and take it for a spin. With a striking green cover depicting a masked woman carrying a fox, ‘The Call’ is his first introduction to this Italian alt-metal band and, as it is their debut, it could be yours too…

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THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS (ALMOST) LIVE

No doubt, 2021 has been another traumatic and troubled year for the music industry, particularly on the live front. While festivals and gigs did slowly return as the year progressed, many restrictions remained in place for months upon end, with some form of “normality” only returning towards the latter part of the year. However, there remained, and still remain, inconsistencies in how the Government and the various devolved administrations handled, and continue to handle, the situation. Different regions “opened up” at different times, meaning that tour schedules continued to be disrupted and re-arranged to comply with local restrictions.

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The Über Rock Singles Club – March Madness (Part One)

It's DJ Astrocreep back on the decks of doom in the Über Rock bar - fuck jukeboxes when we have so many quality songs sent in so frequently! What better way to find your new favourite band or song than by kicking back and chilling out with the following tracks, handpicked from the submissions coming in from all over the Überverse! The bar's open and it's time to play our first track!

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Feminism and Black Metal: An Essay

While maybe not having an obvious relationship, on an abstract level, feminism and black metal have a lot in common. In this essay, BM vocalist Raegina argues that both concepts centre around ideas of subversion, rebellion, individualism and personal freedom. Both subcultures challenge traditional norms and values and do not shy back from using highly controversial and provocative means to reach this aim.

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Hellfox – ‘The Call’ (Music For The Masses)

In an industry that is still pretty dominated by male acts, it’s often a bit of a head turner to come across an all-female metal band. So, it’s no surprise that, when such a rarity dropped onto the doormat of ÜRHQ, JOnny B couldn’t resist the temptation to pick it up and take it for a spin. With a striking green cover depicting a masked woman carrying a fox, ‘The Call’ is his first introduction to this Italian alt-metal band and, as it is their debut, it could be yours too…