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Saturday, January 8, 2011

LIQUID METAL Devil's Dozen of 2010!

Liquid Metal has been the number one promoter of Heavy Music for over 10 years! Thanks to the hard work of their team, they have helped to strengthen the scene and can easily be credited for keeping the Metal torch burning strongly! Not only do they play the best selection of Heavy Music, but their interviews have been a huge influence on Horns Up Rocks founder Jo Schüftan!

Without further due, here is the LIQUID METAL Devil's Dozen of 2010!

12 - SICK OF IT ALL: Death Or Jail:

11 - TRIPTYKON - A Thousand Lies:

10 - ACACIA STRAIN - The Impaler:

9 - AS I LAY DYING - Beyond Our Suffering:

8 - THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - Farewell Mona Lisa:

7 - DEATH ANGEL - Truce:

6 - HIGH ON FIRE - Frost Hammer:

5 - OVERKILL - Ironbound:

4 - KINGDOM OF SORROW - God's Law In The Devil's Land:

3 - EXODUS - Downfall:

2 - SOULFLY - Rise Of The Fallen:


1 - FEAR FACTORY - Powershifter:

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Friday, January 7, 2011

The Blizzard of GWAR with Oderus Urungus!

Recently, New York City experienced a mental snowstorm. The city was halted, and covered in evil white powder. Many blamed it on global warming, but we believe that Gwar decided to bring the Antarctica weather to the center of the world!

After hiking through tons of snow, we finally arrived in Times Square and made our way to the Best Buy Theater. Once inside we realized that the turnout was pretty weak! Was this because Oderus decided to interrupt the flow of the New York City transit system, or were some fans being lame and allowed the snow to beat their desire to see one of the best live bands in history?

Regardless of the turnout, we were on a mission. That mission? To interview Oderus right before the bands performance, and to experience Gwar’s show for the first time ever.

As soon as we got backstage, we could smell the stench of Gwar! Next thing we know, this enormous beast comes out and threatens to eat us alive! Once we started talking to the Oderus, we realized that behind the beast there is a man who knows exactly how to piss people off and make them laugh at the same time. He was very fun to interview, and was very appreciative about having Horns Up Rocks interviewing him. As soon as we were done with the interview, the beast was unleashed into hundreds of fans that were hungry for some GWAR!

During their epic performance, the band sounded tight as hell, and obviously shot all sorts of liquids into the crowd! The kids loved it, and wanted more of that Gwar juice. Next thing you know, Oderus introduces Sarah Palin and decides to kill her! You would think that pop star diva Lady Gaga would be save from Gwar's stage antics, but nobody is save when Gwar is on stage! Oderus is so sick of Gaga, that he decided to implant a toilet on her and to wash her hair with feces!

What else happened during Gwar’s show? Watch this exclusive video that we produced for you! It features tons of live footage and an exclusive interview with Oderus Urungus!

WARNING: Explicit Content!

We want to thank our good friends Evelyn Ellison and Ali Megatroid for all their help! And Jon Freeman for making the interview happen!

Related links;
GWAR's Official Site
GWAR on MySpace

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Deftones 2011 Tour

The deftones are taking over New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Canada, and the United States! Part of the proceeds from this tour will go to their bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a come after he was in a serious car crash in 2008! So pick up your tickets, rock with the sexy grooves of the deftones, and lets wake Chi back up by letting him know how much we love and care about him! Here are the tour dates:

Fri, 01/21/2011 - Auckland, New Zealand (Big Day Out)
Sun, 01/23/2011 - Gold Coast, Australia (Big Day Out)
Wed, 01/26/2011 - Sydney, Australia (Big Day Out)
Thu, 01/27/2011 - Sydney, Australia (Big Day Out)
Fri, 01/28/2011 - Sydney, Australia (The Roadhouse @ Uni of NSW)
Sun, 01/30/2011 - Melbourne, Australia (Big Day Out)
Mon, 01/31/2011 - Melbourne, Australia (Palace)
Fri, 02/04/2011 - Adelaide, Australia (Big Day Out)
Sun, 02/06/2011 - Perth, Australia (Big Day Out)
Tue, 02/08/2011 - Jakarta, Indonesia (Tennis Indoor Senayan)
Thu, 02/10/2011 - Tokyo, Japan (Club Quattro)
Sat, 02/12/2011 - Manila, Philippines (World Trade Centre)
Mon, 02/14/2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KL Live)
Tue, 02/15/2011 - Bangkok, Thailand (Thunderdome)
Wed, 02/16/2011 - Singapore (Fort Canning Park)

Thu, 04/14/2011 - Seattle, Washington (Paramount Theater) - Tickets (avail. Jan 15 at 10am)
Sat, 04/16/2011 - Portland, Oregon (Crystal Ballroom) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 11:30am)
Mon, 04/18/2011 - Vancouver, Canada (Commodore Ballroom) - Tickets (avail. Jan 14 at 10am)
Fri, 04/22/2011 - Denver, Colorado (Ogden Theatre) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 10am)
Mon, 04/25/2011 - Kansas City, Missouri (Harrah's) - Tickets (avail. Jan 15 at 10am)
Tue, 04/26/2011 - St. Louis, Missouri (The Pageant) - Tickets (avail. Jan 14 at 5pm)
Thu, 04/28/2011 - Minneapolis, Minnesota (First Avenue) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 10am)
Fri, 04/29/2011 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin (The Rave) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 10am)
Sat, 04/30/2011 - Chicago, Illinois (Riviera Theatre) - Tickets (avail. Jan 15 at 10am)
Sun, 05/01/2011 - Detroit, Michigan (Fillmore Theatre) - Buy Tickets (avail. Jan 15 at 10am)
Wed, 05/04/2011 - Montreal, Canada (Metropolis) - Tickets (avail. Jan 15 at 12pm)
Thu, 05/05/2011 - Hampton, New Hampshire (Hampton Beach Casino) - Tickets (avail. Jan 14 at 10am)
Fri, 05/06/2011 - Providence, Rhode Island (Lupo's) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 12pm)
Sat, 05/07/2011 - Hartford, Connecticut (Webster Theatre) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 10am)
Mon, 05/09/2011 - Boston, Massachusetts (House of Blues) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 10am)
Tue, 05/10/2011 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Electric Factory) - Tickets (avail. Jan 15 at 12pm)
Wed, 05/11/2011 - Sayreville, New Jersey (Starland Ballroom) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 12pm)
Fri, 05/13/2011 - New York, New York (Best Buy Theatre) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 12pm)
Sat, 05/14/2011 - New York, New York (Best Buy Theatre) - Tickets (avail. Jan 8 at 12pm)

Related links:
Deftones on iTunes
Deftones Official Site
Deftones on MySpace
Follow Deftones on Twitter

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Always wanted to live the Rock N Roll lifestyle? Was Axl Rose your hero back in the 80s? Come drink like a Rockstar, side-dance like Axl, and rock some 80s style fashion!


FREE night of Music, Bourbon, and terrible hair! DJed by Jo Schuftan from Horns Up Rocks!

Happy Hour ALL night long:
$5 Well Drinks, $5 Drafts, $5 Can & Shot Specials. $2 Off All Bourbons!

Brought to you by: Horns Up Rocks and Idle Hands Bar

More information @:
Official Facebook Invite
Horns Up Rocks
Idle Hands Bar

CROWBAR: OFFICIAL listening party

Crowbar has represented Heavy Music since 1989, and they have never released an album that sucks. Simply because Crowbar's front-man Kirk Windstein has always written music from the soul, packed with monstrous riffs. In our opinion, Kirk's guitar tone defines what a Heavy Metal guitar should sound like!

This Friday night come to Idle Hands Bar and get Crowbent at the official listening party for Crowbar's upcoming release: "Sever The Wicked Hand" (in stores February 8, 2011).

Here are all the details:
WHAT: Crowbar "Sever The Wicked Hand" official listening party
WHEN: January 7th, 2011 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: Idle Hands Bar: 25 Avenue B (Downstairs), New York, New York 10009

In case you missed this, here is an exclusive interview we did with Kirk Windstein right after Crowbar's show here in New York City!

Related links:
Crowbar's Official Site
Idle Hands Bar

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)

Monday, January 3, 2011

A message from WATAIN!

End of year message from Swedish Black Metal band WATAIN:

"North and South America have now been left in ashes, and with that the "Lawless Darkness Tour 2010" is over. Hail to those who made it possible, and those who made it even more triumphant; North: Watain Disciples USA, Goatwhore, Black Anvil, Decibel Magazine, Liz and Dave at Earsplit, Jimmy and the Duff's crew, Josh at Dean Guitars, Engl Amps, Black Witchery, Negative Plane, Averse Sefira, Hod. South: Arma Productions, Hells Angels Antofagasta, Careloco and The Chilean Watain Militia, Kythrone, the mighty Mortuary Drape, the Tumba crew, and all those whose presence strengthened us along the long and winding road through hell and back. You know who you are. A special mention to S.L of The Devil's Blood who took on the lead guitar duties in North America; hail brother! Finally, a thunderous salute to our iron crew, without whom none of this would have been possible." -WATAIN

Here is a clip from Swedish TV (with English subtitles) about WATAIN's appearance at the Sweden Rock festival in June earlier this year. The concert was aired on the Swedish national radio program "P3-Live" on Thursday December 23rd:

WATAIN received the following awards and nominations in 2010:
#1 Album Of The Year - Close Up Magazine
#1 Album Of The Year - Sweden Rock Magazine
#1 Band Of The Year - Terrorizer Readers Poll
#1 Personality Of The Year - Terrorizer Readers Poll
#2 Album Of The Year - Decibel Magazine

WATAIN have also been nominated for:
"Hardrock" Category of the Swedish Grammy Awards
"Hardrock" Category of the P3 Gold Awards
"Nordic Album 2010" of the Nordic Music Price Awards

In light of all this, the band would like you to contemplate upon the following lines:
"It is the magic combination of fierceness and beauty that makes the Wolf an exception even in nature. Revered outlaws, feared in their bestial nature, yet also objects of fascination and curiosity, of naturally inhabited and unreachable grace, that men love to hate, and hate to love. But regardless of what judgement the vox populi might pass on the nighttime predators, they remain just that; a rare breed of hunters; alone, aside, untamed, always hungry..."

Related links:
Watain's Official Site

Bobby Hambel = Biohazard's Legend

When Bobby Hambel and Evan Seinfeld formed Biohazard in 1987, their goal was to mix the urban feel of New York Hardcore Punk and Hip Hop, with Heavy Metal music. This is how their signature sound (which has been replicated by many) became alive.

In late 2005, the band took an extended break after they decided it was time to focus on other projects. Once they resurfaced in January of 2008, Biohazard's plan was to join forces for a reunion tour. With this in mind, the band embarked on a worldwide tour in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Once on tour, the band realized that the reunion tour had become the comeback everyone was waiting for. With the original lineup consisting of: Evan Seinfeld (Vocals/Bass), Billy Graziadei and Bobby Hambel (Guitar/Vocals), and Danny Schuler (Drums), the band re-found their sonical tightness and realized that the years they were apart, made the band a lot stronger. This is when why they decided to record a new album, which they plan to release this spring!

After seeing the band destroy New York City! We hunted Bobby down, to talk to him about the past, the present, and the future of Biohazard! We also have exclusive live videos from the bands last performance, before the release of their long awaited comeback album!

Interesting fact about Biohazard: Peter Steele (RIP) from Type O Negative and Carnivore, named the band. According to Evan Seinfeld, Steele told him to take the name for his band, or he would have to rename Carnivore.

BIOHAZARD - LOSS (Dedicated to Peter Steele). Here you can hear Evan Seinfeld telling the story about Peter naming the band!

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BIOHAZARD graphic by Joey James

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)