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Thursday, November 11, 2010


The following conversation took place earlier this year at the Official Ronnie James Dio tribute at Duff's Brooklyn.

Ryan: "Jo, you think anyone famous will show up tonight? Perhaps Alex Skolnick?"

Jo: "Hey man, you never know. But I am sure if Alex is in the area, he might swing by."

Not even 10 seconds later, Alex Skolnick is walking through the door! Here is the proof:

You may be wondering why we just shared this story with you. Well, on Friday November 12 the music of the great Ronnie James Dio will be celebrated again at Duff's. The OFFICIAL release and viewing party for Heaven & Hell's latest CD/DVD release titled "Neon Nights" promises to be another magical night at Duff's. The event will obviously be loaded with Dio's music in the infamous jukebox and on the Plasma screens. Additionally, free CD's and DVD's will be distributed courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Duff's is located on 168 Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg Brooklyn (JMZ Trains to Marcy Avenue).

Here are the details for Heaven and Hell's upcoming release:

"Neon Nights" will be released on November 16 via Eagle Rock. The DVD/CD release features Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice performing at the legendary Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany. This was the last live performance the band did, before Dio's battle with Cancer began.

The DVD also features exclusive interviews with the band talking about their 30 year anniversary. Additionally, "Neon Nights" has tributes recorded by Tony Iommi, Vinny Appice, and Geezer Butler in memory of the great Ronnie James Dio.

"Neon Nights" track listing:


1: The Mob Rules
2: Children Of The Sea
3: I
4: Bible Black
5: Time Machine
6: Fear
7: Falling Off The Edge Of The World
8: Follow The Tears
9: Die Young
10: Heaven And Hell
11: Neon Knights


1: E5150
2: The Mob Rules
3: Children Of The Sea
4: I
5: Bible Black
6: Time Machine
7: Fear
8: Falling Off The Edge of the World
9: Follow The Tears
10: Die Young
11: Heaven And Hell
12: Country Girl
13: Neon Knights

Related links:
Heaven & Hell
Duff's Brooklyn
American Cancer Society

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)

HEADBANGERS - Brutal New Music Vol 1

E1 Music, Hatewear Incorporated, Stillborn Records, Bullet Tooth and I ♥ Vagina PRESENTS:

"For the HEADBANGERS: Brutal New Music Volume 1: CLICK to Download

Track list:

1) Hatebreed: Preservation of Belief
2) Straight Line Stitch: Bar Room Brawl
3) Deception of a Ghost: These Voices
4) Thy Will Be Done: A Solemn Oath
5) Yesterdays Saints: Rage Within
6) First Blood: Enemy
7) High On Fire: Frost Hammer
8) The World We Knew: To the Wolves
9) Falling to Pieces: My Declaration
10) Borgo Pass: The Dogs Know Better
11) Overkill: Bring me the Night
12) Abolish: The Emancipation
13) A Tragedy at Hand: In Case of an Emergency
14) Dead By Wednesday: Part of Me
15) Better Left Unsaid: Reaper of Malice
16) Ruination: From the Bottom
17) Faith Buried in Flames: For the Sale of Sanity
18) The Bunny the Bear: Lust Touch Seed
19) Guerra: Dark Woods Cometh
20) Legacy of Brutality: Rebirth of the Ancient Cult

Related links:
Hatewear Inc.
E1 Music
Stillborn Records
Bullet Tooth
I Love Vagina

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jasmin St. Claire - Confessions of a Sex Symbol (Part 1)

Brazilian Metalera Jasmin St. Claire decided it was time to sit down and chat with Horns Up Rocks founder Jo Schuftan, to discuss her career and to celebrate the release of her new book "What Was I Thinking? Confessions of the World's Most Controversial Sex Symbol". The interview took place at the "World Famous" Duff's Brooklyn on Halloween night!

Here is part 1 of this very special interview, in which we discuss Jasmin's career, the "boys" who have failed her, and even her secret crush on one of Heavy Metal's top guitar shredders. \m/

We want to thank Jasmin for her awesomeness, as well as Jimmy Duff for the hospitality! Huge props to Damien Mitchell for the pictures and Jay Belou for the video work!

Related links:
Duff's Brooklyn
Metal Darkside

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

No Mercy Helloween in Images

On Halloween weekend 2010, a vast amount of freaks took over Crash Mansion in New York City for the fourth episode of the "No Mercy Metal Showcase". In case you been living under a rock, the New York City Metal scene has been getting stronger and better. This time around, all the bands involved brought a different flavor of Metal, which made it the perfect soundtrack for Halloween. It also made it quiet an eye catching experience, here are some images captured by Evil Steve!

Pictures courtesy of: Evil Steve

Related links:
No Mercy Metal Showcase
OFNR Radio

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)