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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Motörhead New York City takeover 2011

This past Monday we had the chance to catch the legendary Heavy Metal band Motörhead live and loud at New York City's Best Buy Theater in Times Square. As we all know not only is Motörhead one of the most influential Heavy Metal bands of all time, but lets not forget that their singer/song writer/bassist/badass Lemmy Kilmister is GOD! Or as Oderus from Gwar puts it: "the Metallic Pope"!

After over 35 years of extreme hard work, drinking, partying and taking all over the world, some may think that the band might be getting old and that they are becoming irrelevant. Rest assured that when it comes to Motörhead this equation does not apply, specially not after the release of their new album titled "The World Is Yours". The band sounds fresh, tight as hell, and just like with fine Whiskey: the more they age, the better they get.

From the moment they stepped on stage and faced the 2100 fans who sold it out the show, the entire room went absolutely insane! In the many years we have been attending concerts, we have never seen a crowd throw so many Horns UP as they did whenever Lemmy interacted with the furious crowd! The band played classics such as "Ace Of Spades" and "Overkill", and were joined by the beautifully talented Doro Pesch when they performed "Killed By Death". Additionally, drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell played very impressive solos!


1) We Are Motörhead
2) Stay Clean
3) Get Back In Line
4) Metropolis
5) Over the Top
6) One Night Stand
7) Rock Out
Guitar Solo
8)The Thousand Names of God
9) I Got Mine
10) I Know How to Die
11) The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
12) In the Name of Tragedy (including Drum Solo)
13) Just 'Cos You Got the Power
14) Going to Brazil
15) Killed by Death (with Doro Pesch)
16) Ace of Spades


Here is a video we produced which proves what we are talking about! It features a drum solo by Mikkey Dee, their classic song "Killed By Death" (featuring Doro Pesch) and of course "Ace Of Spades"!

If there is a man that should have a statue in London's Trafalgar Square, its Lemmy Kilmister! And if Motörhead does not get inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, we will personally start a riot! \m/

Photography by: Simi Friedman

Related links:
Lemmy on Facebook
Motörhead on Twitter

Metallica: 25 years of Master Of Puppets

Metallica's legendary album "Master Of Puppets" is easily one of the most influential and kick-ass albums to have ever been recorded in Heavy Music. Recorded at Sweet Silence Studios in the fall of 1985 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Metallica's mission was to create an album that would help the band become a global phenomenon. Not only did they manage to do this, but 26 years later this album is still as relevant as it when it came out. "Master Of Puppets" was also the last record that bassist Cliff Burton recorded with the band, before his tragic death in September of 1986.

Here are some facts about this legendary album:

- Master Of Puppets reached number 29 on the Billboard 200, and spent 72 weeks on the charts.

- On November 4, 1986 it became the band's first album to be certified gold after selling over 500,000 copies. Master Of Puppers eventually sold over 6 million copies in the United States and was certified 6x platinum by the RIAA. This was done without any radio airplay or the release of a music video.

- After the release of the album, Metallica went on tour in the United States with Ozzy Osbourne. During this tour vocalist/rhythm guitarist James Hetfield broke his wrist while skateboarding down a hill. The tour continued with Hetfield on vocals, and guitar technician John Marshall on rhythm guitar.

- Every song on "Master Of Puppets" (except "Leper Messiah" and "Damage, Inc.") can be played on "Guitar Hero: Metallica". The song "Battery" is featured on Rock Band 2.

- ESPN has used the title track "Master of Puppets" to promote the NASCAR Nationwide Series. It is also featured on the movie "Old School" when they kidnap the pledgers.

- This is one of the albums that every Metalero should have in their collection.

Track list:

1) Battery
2) Master of Puppets
3) The Thing That Should Not Be
4) Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
5) Disposable Heroes
6) Leper Messiah
7) Orion (Instrumental)
8) Damage, Inc.

Related links:
Metallica's Official Site

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The 2011 Black N Blue Bowl

Black N' Blue Productions are notorious for bringing the masses some real deal Hardcore, and year after year they keep proving that Hardcore lives! On Saturday May 28th they are presenting their annual festival called "The Black N Blue Bowl" (previously the "Superbowl of Hardcore") at Webster Hall in New York City. As usual, they are presenting the masses with some stellar acts.

This year's headliners include Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front and Sick Of It All. Joining them will be Terror, Absolution, Antidote, Maximum Penalty, Backtrack, Down To Nothing, Take Offense, No Turning Back, Bottom Out and a surprise special guest.

Tickets will be available soon at Generation Records and on Pitchfork NY's website. Stay tuned for more details!

Related links:
Black N Blue Productions
Gorilla Biscuits
Agnostic Front
Sick Of It All
Maximum Penalty
Down To Nothing
Take Offense
No Turning Back
Bottom Out

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Two years ago the awesome people at Revolver Magazine had the brilliant idea of bringing the first ever Heavy Music award show to US soil! The third installment of this epic event will take place on Wednesday April 20th, at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. If you can't be there in person, the event will be aired on VH1 Classic on May 28th. Additionally, Horns Up Rocks will be there covering the event, so buckle up and get ready for some killer content.

For this edition of the "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" (presented by Epiphone), WWE pro-wrestling legend and FOZZY front-man Chris Jericho will be hosting the event for the second year in a row! Additionally, Mötley Crüe will be receiving the "Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award" and shock rock legend Alice Cooper will receive the "Golden God Award". Wait, there's more! This years awards show will be headlined by Avenged Sevenfold, additionally you can expect performances by: The reunited ORIGINAL Alice Cooper Group, Loaded(led by DUFF MCKAGAN of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver), Devildriver (leading an All-Star tribute to Black Flag featuring Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed), Asking Alexandria (with a guest appearance by SEBASTIAN BACH), Volbeat, Fozzy and many more!

Their are many more awards to be given out, and you can cast your votes right here!

Here are the nominees:

Epiphone® Best Guitarist(s):
- John 5 (for his work with Rob Zombie)
- Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
- Gus G. (or his work with Ozzy Osbourne)
- Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Janick Gers, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
- Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Drum Workshop® Best Drummer:
- Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne)
- Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
- Joey Jordison (or his work with Rob Zombie)
- Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
- Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
- Mike Portnoy (or his work with Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Vocalist:
- Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
- Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
- Chino Moreno (Deftones)
- Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzy Osbourne)
- M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Corey Taylor (or his work with Stone Sour)

Affliction® Album of the Year:
- Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
- Black Label Society, Order of the Black
- Deftones, Diamond Eyes
- Ozzy Osbourne, Scream
- Stone Sour, Audio Secrecy
- Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

Samson/Zoom® Best Live Band:
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Gwar
- Iron Maiden
- Megadeth
- Rammstein
- Sevendust

Most Metal Athlete:
• Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
• Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
• Toni Lydman (NHL hockey)
• The Miz (WWE wrestling)
• Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)
• Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)

Best New Band:
• Asking Alexandria
• Black Veil Brides
• The Damned Things
• The Pretty Reckless
• Times of Grace
• We Are the Fallen

Eagle Rock® Comeback of the Year:
• Accept
• Faith No More
• Murderdolls
• A Perfect Circle
• Soundgarden
• System of a Down

Since Revolver rules, the Heavy Music elite will be present at the event to support this years awards show. Some of the confirmed guests are: Rob Zombie, Vinnie Paul (Pantera and Hellyeah), Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), Mike Portnoy (formerly of Dream Theater and now on Avenged Sevenfold), Robb Flynn (Machine Head), Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Brendon Small (Dethklok), master shredder Yngwie Malmsteen and action sports stars Mike Vallely, Chris Cole, Jason Ellis, and Carey Hart, as well as members of Megadeth, Anthrax, and Five Finger Death Punch.

For more information on tickets for the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards click here.

Here are some killer videos produced by Revolver TV:

For more information and to cast your votes CLICK right here!

Monday, February 28, 2011

URANIUM Tour 2011

When it comes to representing Heavy Music worldwide, their are very few media personalities out there that have had the impact that Mistress Juliya has had during the last 10 years. Remember that TV show called "Uranium"? What about "Metal Asylum" and "Slave To The Metal"? Well, for the first time ever we are stoked to announce the "URANIUM Tour 2011", presented by The House Of Blues, Right Arm Entertainment and of course, Mistress Juliya from Fuse TV.

The event marks the return of Uranium in the form of a national tour and feature Black Label Society, Hail The Villain, All That Remains and/or Rev Theory (they will replace All That Remains in June). Additionally, Mistress Juliya will be hosting some of the shows.

"You wanted it? You got it! It is an absolute honor, to announce the return of my beloved Metal brand URANIUM in the form of a badass your! In typical URANIUM fashion, we bring you Black Label Society, All That Remains, and Hail the Villain. Need I say more?" - Mistress Juliya

The "URANIUM Tour 2011" will start at the House Of Blues on May 4th in San Diego and will end on June 5th in Richmond, VA at the National.

Here are all the tour dates:

May 04 - San Diego, CA (House Of Blues)
May 06 - Los Angeles, CA (House Of Blues)
May 07 - Tucson, AZ (KFMA radio show *)
May 08 - Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
May 10 - Dallas, TX (House Of Blues)
May 11 - Houston, TX (House Of Blues)
May 13 - Denver, CO (Fillmore Theater)
May 14 - Kansas City, MO (KQRC radio show *)
May 15 - Des Moines, IA (KAZR radio show *)
May 17 - Buffalo, NY (Townhall Ballroom)
May 18 - Wallingford, CT (The Dome)
May 22 - Columbus, OH (Rock On The Range *)
May 23 - London, ON (Cowboy's)
May 24 - Detroit, MI (St. Andrew's Hall)
May 26 - Omaha, NE (Sokol Auditorium +)
May 27 - Madison, WI (Majestic Theater +)
May 28 - Minneapolis, MM (93X radio show *)
May 29 - Pror, OK (Rocklahoma *)
May 31 - Chicago IL (House Of Blues)
June 01 - St. Louis, MO (The Pageant **)
June 03 - Atlantic City, NJ (House Of Blues **)
June 04 - New York, NY (Irving Plaza **)
June 05 - Richmond, VA (The National **)

*Black Label Society only
**No All That Remains, Rev Theory
+ Rev Theory only

Here is Juliya's personal invitation:
Uranium Tour 2011 by rightarment

Related links:
Official Site of the URANIUM Tour 2011

The Impact Of Life Of Agony (Starring: Joey Z)

After working on their craft for over 20 years, it can be said that Life Of Agony are living legends and that their status as a cult band is not in vain. Through their original music and their mission to be the best they can be every time they step on stage, the band has inspired many musicians to pick up an instrument and start creating some epic music. Life Of Agony is a proud member of the New York Hardcore community, and along with Type O Negative and Biohazard, they have become synonymous to the New York City underground music scene. Today, all three bands can be pointed at for being a key asset of the revitalization of the New York City Heavy Music underground scene.

Recently, the band Misery held their CD listening party for their latest album titled “Evil Is Crowned” at Duff’s Brooklyn. You may be asking yourself what this has to do with Life Of Agony. Well, the album was produced by Life Of Agony’s legendary guitarist Joey Zampella, most commonly known as Joey Z. As we all know Life Of Agony hasn’t been fully active in the recent past, but this does not mean that they haven’t been busy contributing their craft to the music scene. Joey did an excellent job with Misery’s latest album by making sure everything was meticulously crafted, just how he does with everything he does with Life Of Agony (Joey serves as Tour Manager).

We obviously had to talk to Joey about his role as a producer, and how working with other musicians has helped him keep his music career right on path. Needless to say, we talked about the legacy of Life Of Agony and what the near future holds for the band who were recently part of a special on MTV2's Headbangers Ball and also played a few shows in the New York area in front of hundreds of fans that were mesmerized by the power behind Life Of Agony!

Without further due, here is the exclusive video interview we did with Joey Z at Duff’s Brooklyn on the day of our 1 Year Anniversary. We want to thank Joey, Jimmy Duff, Sage Thyme, Jay Sanchez and you for reading this! \m/

Photography by: Jay Sanchez

Related links:
Official site of Life Of Agony
Misery on My Space
Official Site of Duff's Brooklyn