Category: Features

The Über Rock Singles Club – Doom and Stoner Special

Welcome to another special themed edition of our Singles Club feature, for which DJ Astrocreep has trawled back through the multitude of submissions we’ve had over the last few weeks and chosen the pick of the stoner, desert rock, doom and sludge offerings currently doing the rounds. Without further ado, it’s time to turn on, tune in, crash out and to let the riffs run through you!

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Über Rock Introduces… Viatorem

Proving that heavy metal does indeed span the length and breadth of the Überverse, politically-charged London-based progressive hardcore/deathcore quintet Viatorem draw their members from across three capital cities, two continents and multiple different timezones. First impacting last summer with their debut EP, ‘No Saviours No Kings’, they are now following that up with a new two-track offering, which leads off with a timely cover of RATM’s ‘Bulls On Parade’, which lands this coming week.

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The Über Rock Singles Club – The Über Kingdom Rocks (Volume Two)

Well, it looks like the rays of light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been the past 13 months of isolation and generally being shit upon from great heights may be growing brighter day by day, with the vaccination programme being rolled out with increasing pace and BoJo’s much-vaunted roadmap seeming to actually present some form of direction and pathway back to at least a semblance of the normality we enjoyed before the pandemic wrecked chaos on our collective and individual lives.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – ROYAL BLOOD

Well, it looks like the rays of light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been the past 13 months of isolation and generally being shit upon from great heights may be growing brighter day by day, with the vaccination programme being rolled out with increasing pace and BoJo’s much-vaunted roadmap seeming to actually present some form of direction and pathway back to at least a semblance of the normality we enjoyed before the pandemic wrecked chaos on our collective and individual lives.

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The Über Rock Singles Club – The Über Kingdom Rocks (Volume One)

Well, it looks like the rays of light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been the past 13 months of isolation and generally being shit upon from great heights may be growing brighter day by day, with the vaccination programme being rolled out with increasing pace and BoJo’s much-vaunted roadmap seeming to actually present some form of direction and pathway back to at least a semblance of the normality we enjoyed before the pandemic wrecked chaos on our collective and individual lives.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – KATAKLYSM

Well, 2021 has finally taken its reasonably confident steps to the end of its third month, with the dawning of British Summer Time seeming to finally shine some light at the end of the tunnel for what otherwise has been pretty much of another shitstorm of a year, with the vaccination programme finally starting to take effect and BoJo’s much-vaunted “roadmap” out of the crisis finally having some form of, albeit loose, timetable. Of course, it comes too late for the first half of the festival season, with both Download and Glastonbury already shelved for the second successive year, and it remains to be seen if there will be any longer lasting restrictions on live events, either indoors or outdoors, especially in terms of the possible need for “vaccination passports”… But those are discussions for other places…

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Mike IX Williams (EyeHateGod)

New Orleans sludge/doom crossover legends EyeHateGod released their latest album, the UR-approved ‘A History Of Nomadic Behavior’, earlier this month. Subsequently, Monk took the opportunity to grab a chat with frontman and lyricist Mike IX Williams to chat about the album and its creation against the backdrop of a global pandemic – and what turns out to be its rather prophetic title. They also chatted about a variety of other issues,..

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – WHILE SHE SLEEPS

Well, 2021 may have may have finally taken its reasonably confident steps into its third month, with some light seeming to finally appear at the end of the tunnel for what otherwise has been pretty much of another shitstorm of a year, with the vaccination programme finally starting to take effect and BoJo’s much-vaunted “roadmap” out of the crisis finally having some form of, albeit loose, timetable. Of course, it comes too late for the first half of the festival season, with both Download and Glastonbury already shelved for the second successive year and it remains to be seen if there will be any longer lasting restrictions on live events, either indoors or outdoors. With the path to our previous level of “normality” still a long way off, at least 2021 is sharing something more positive in common with 2020, in that it already has produced some terrific new music, with the promise of plenty more to come, if the inbox here at ÜRHQ is anything to go by…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – THUNDERMOTHER

Well, 2021 may have may have finally taken its reasonably confident steps into its third month, with some light seeming to finally appear at the end of the tunnel for what otherwise has been pretty much of another shitstorm of a year, with the vaccination programme finally starting to take effect and BoJo’s much-vaunted “roadmap” out of the crisis finally having some form of, albeit loose, timetable. Of course, it comes too late for the first half of the festival season, with both Download and Glastonbury already shelved for the second successive year and it remains to be seen if there will be any longer lasting restrictions on live events, either indoors or outdoors. With the path to our previous level of “normality” still a long way off, at least 2021 is sharing something more positive in common with 2020, in that it already has produced some terrific new music, with the promise of plenty more to come, if the inbox here at ÜRHQ is anything to go by…

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Über Röck Introduces… Immerse

Bristol melodic/post-hardcore heavyweights Immerse are preparing to release their second album, ‘The Weight The Holds Me Here’, at the end of the month. While this is the band’s sophomore full-length release, they somehow previously managed to slip under the radar here at ÜRHQ, so we decided that this would be an ideal time to catch up with them, and particularly drummer Josh, to find out more about the band, the album, the challenges of life in lockdown and their ideal gigging partnerships…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – CYANIDE SUNDAE

Well, 2021 may have may have finally taken its reasonably confident steps into its third month, with some light seeming to finally appear at the end of the tunnel for what otherwise has been pretty much of another shitstorm of a year, with the vaccination programme finally starting to take effect and BoJo’s much-vaunted “roadmap” out of the crisis finally having some form of, albeit loose, timetable. Of course, it comes too late for the first half of the festival season, with both Download, Glastonbury already shelved for the second successive year and other events also facing the inevitability of further cancellations, while it remains to be seen if there will be any longer lasting restrictions on live events, either indoors or outdoors. With the path to our previous level of “normality” still a long way off, at least 2021 is sharing something more positive in common with 2020, in that it already has produced some terrific new music, with the promise of plenty more to come, if the inbox here at ÜRHQ is anything to go by…

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