Category: Interviews

The BIG Über Rock Interview: Sebastian Moederle-Lumb (Them Bloody Kids)

Having lived in the North West for the better part of a decade now, Jonny B is well used to hearing the phrase “them bloody kids” being bandied around and generally it’s referring to the hordes of kids that hang around in places like the park or outside McDonalds. What he didn’t expect is for this particular group of bloody “kids” to be a hard-hitting alt-rock/groove metal trio from down London way…

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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 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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Black Spiders – ‘Black Spiders’ (Self-Released)

It’s somewhat typical of the modern music market. You find a band, completely by chance, whose music you really enjoy. They release a couple of albums, they look like they’ll be making it big. A couple of EPs filter out, you’re hyped for the next big release, and then… hiatus/split time. Like many of us, DJ Astrocreep thought we may have unfortunately seen the last of Black Spiders but that thankfully seems not to be the case after time out in lockdown has readjusted priorities. Will they live up to the hype they rightfully built up? There’s only one way to find out…

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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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Über Rock Introduces… Scarred

Four years after their last release, Luxembourg progressive/tech metallers Scarred last month returned to the fray with their third, self-titled album, their first to feature new vocalist Yann Dalscheid. Although the album somehow slipped under our radar in reviewing terms, we thought we’d make up for that criminal oversight by catching up with drummer Laurent Kessel to chat about the band, the album, the challenges of the year-long pandemic and breaking out of the tiny landlocked principality in which they are based.

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Über Röck Introduces… Brazen Bull

The backdrop of a global pandemic may not be the best time for a young band to try and establish themselves on the musical landscape, but that is exactly the situation in which East Anglia’s Brazen Bull have found themselves. And, when we describe they four guys as “young”, we’re right on the money, as they’re all still in their teens. However, given the resilience of youth, they have not let small things such as continuing lockdowns get in the way of getting their music “out there”, in the form of their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which they are self-releasing at the beginning of next month.

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The BIG Über Rock Interview: Paul Gray (The Sensible Gray Cells/Professor And The Madman/The Damned)

Despite the ongoing lockdowns across the Überverse, it has been a busy year for punk legend Paul Gray. While The Damned may have been one band forced into an unforeseen hiatus, the break has meant that the bassist has been able to concentrate on not just one but two “side projects”, in the form of Professor And The Madman, who recently entertained us with their excellent ‘Seance’ album, and more latterly The Sensible Gray Cells, which has seen him team up with another of this long-term bandmates, the ever charismatic Captain Sensible, to produce an equally impressive second collaboration, which sees the light of day later this month.

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Über Rock Introduces… Seek Harbour

While there have been many negative aspects of the ongoing lockdowns, such as the absence of live gigs for the better part of the past seven months, one up side has been being able to use the extended periods of downtime to seek out new bands and new talent. One such recent discovery to come our way earlier this month was southern English metal crüe Seek Harbour and their latest single, ‘Sleepless Water’. With the band also celebrating a new management deal, Monk took the opportunity to find out a little bit more about the four guys, their background and the challenges of getting their product out there in the midst of a pandemic…

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Über Rock Introduces… Hells

Given we at Über Rock like nothing better than to try and showcase the talents of someone starting out, we are always keeping and eye and an ear open with everything we do. In this case, the big lad by the name of DJ Astrocreep met this talented young lady, Helene, in someone’s gaming stream – and on his birthday. After a brief chat, he checked out her music demos and was pleasantly surprised to find she had a single coming out a few days later. A couple of listens later, it was clear that she is a talented person and definitely deserves to have a spotlight shined upon on her, just after self-releasing her second single. So, he had no hesitation in hooking up with her and getting her to introduce herself to the wider Uberverse

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers)

Over the past decade, Canada’s Unleash The Archers have been slowly and steadily building a reputation as being one of THE rising forces of the international power metal scene, not least since the arrival of vocalist Brittney Slayes. It is a reputation that was firmly cemented by most recent album, ‘Abyss’, released this past August. There is no mistaking that it is an absolute beast of an album, and one worthy of all the positive feedback which has been fired its way. So, having spent weeks immersing myself in its utter gloriousness, Jonny B jumped at the chance to have a quick chat with Ms Slayes about the album, it’s characters and story and how both the band and the Canadian music scene have been coping with the wave of lockdowns in the wake of the continuing C-19 pandemic.

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