Saturday, May 1, 2010
OZZFEST 2010 was confirmed today by Ozzy! This years lineup includes:
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Motley Crue
- Rob Halford
Monster Energy Second Stage
- Black Label Society
- Drowning Pool
- Kingdom of Sorrow
The 2010 OZZFEST dates are as follows:
Sat, Aug 14 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Tue, Aug 17 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amp.
Thurs, Aug 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Sat , Aug 21 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater
Sun, Aug 22 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna
Tue, Aug 24 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
OZZFEST official site
Friday, April 30, 2010
More tour dates to come! Direct support will be PRONG
May 14 RIALTO Tucson, Arizona
May 15 CALIFORNIA METALFEST @ FOX THEATRE Pomona, California
May 16 HOUSE OF BLUES San Diego, California
May 17 KNITTING FACTORY Reno, Nevada
May 19 KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE Spokane, Washington
May 20 KNITTING FACTORY Boise, Idaho
May 21 CLUB SOUND IN THE VENUE Salt Lake City, Utah
May 22 MARQUIS Denver, Colorado
May 24 POP’S Sauget, Illinois
May 26 THE MACHINE SHOP Flint, Michigan
May 27 INTERSECTION Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 28 HEADLINER’S Louisville, Kentucky
May 29 THE RAVE Milwakee, Wisconsin
May 30 AL ROSA VILLA Columbus, Ohio
Jun 1 NORVA Norfolk, Virginia
Jun 2 JESTER’S PUB Fayetteville, North Carolina
Jun 3 JAXX West Springfield, Virginia
Jun 4 PALLADIUM Worcester, Massachusetts
Jun 5 WEBSTER THEATRE Hartford, Connecticut
Jun 6 TROCADERO Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 8 HIGHER GROUND W/ALL THAT REMAINS So. Burlington, Vermont
Jun 9 PORT CITY MUSIC HALL W/ALL THAT REMAINS Portland, Maine
Jun 10 STARLAND BALLROOM W/ALL THAT REMAINS Sayreville, New Jersey
Jun 11 NORTHERN LIGHTS W/ALL THAT REMAINS Clifton Park, New York
Jun 12 TOWN BALLROOM W/ALL THAT REMAINS Buffalo, New York
Jun 14 PEABODY’S Cleveland, Ohio
Fear Factory Official Site
Fear Factory on MySpace
Fear Factory on Twitter
Recently, I had the pleasure to interview New York City's most rocking band! Who are they? Killcode! What do they do? They rock hard wherever they go through their passionate songs and great stage presence.
Here is an exclusive interview I did with the entire band, as well as a bunch of killer tunes by Killcode. ENJOY!
Killcode on MySpace
Killcode on Reverbnation
Killcode on Twitter
Killcode on Facebook
Thursday, April 29, 2010
SEVERED shot a video for their song "A Better Way" on Sunday March 14th at Club Europa and Horns Up Rocks was there to witness it. The band were explosive that night and here is the proof. SEVERED = The new breed of New York Metal Core!
It has been confirmed by various sources that 3 of the most influential bands of our generation are touring together this Fall! Which bands am I talking about? Three legends of Heavy Music: Alice In Chains, deftones and Mastodon! Here are some tour dates, a lot more to come!
16-Sep Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion, on-sale May 22
17-Sep Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center, on-sale May 22
18-Sep Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre, on-sale May 20
20-Sep Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun, on-sale May 22
22-Sep Boston, MA Agannis Arena, on-sale May 22
24-Sep New York, NY Madison Square Garden, on-sale May 22
28-Sep Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre, on-sale May 22
1-Oct St. Louis, MO Scottrade Arena, on-sale May 22
4-Oct Denver, CO Red Rocks, on-sale May 22
7-Oct Vancouver, BC GM Place, on-sale May 15
8-Oct Seattle, WA Key Arena, on-sale May 22
9-Oct Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum, on-sale May 22
16-Oct Las Vegas, NV The Joint, on-sale May 22
This will probably sell out fast, so don't delay! Tickets will be available on May 22. Stay tuned for more information!
BlackDiamondSkye Official site
In case you have been living in a shell for the last 20 plus years, you should know that New York Hard Core takes the trophy for being the realest musical scene in the world. It's more than a scene, it's a family. Proof of this is Black N Blue Productions, which is THE Hard Core production company! Lead by Freddy Cricien from NYHC legends Madball and Cousin Joe, Black N Blue is all about spreading the word about underground music on a global scale. Simply put, if it wasn't for Black N Blue Productions, Hard Core music would not be as impacting as it is today.
On May 15th, 2010 history will be made as Black N Blue productions presents "The Black N Blue Bowl", formerly known as "The Super Bowl of Hard Core". I had the honor of interviewing both Freddy Madball and Cousin Joe, right by East Village Radio after their weekly "Black N Blue Takeover" radio show and we talked about Hard Core and the upcoming "Black N Blue" Bowl.
You can check it out right here!
Who is playing?
WISDOM IN CHAINS
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
And more to come!
Special guest will be announced on Tuesday May 4th on the "Black N Blue Takeover" on East Village Radio, tune in from 8-10 PM!
Where and when is this happening?
Webster Hall in New York City: 125 E. 11th ST. between 3rd and 4th Ave. (That's right, they brought the biggest Hard Core show of the year back to the city!)
SATURDAY MAY 15, 2010
DOORS OPEN AT 2PM
$25 in advance
$30 day of the show
Tickets are going fast so buy yours now!
Tickets also available at NYHC Tattoos, Brooklyn Monster Factory, and Generation Records
Disposable Cameras Only!!!
****TICKETS ORDERED THROUGH PITCHFORKNY.COM ARE WILL CALL - THEY WILL NOT BE MAILED OUT****
*****PLEASE BRING VALID ID AND PAYPAL RECEIPT TO THE SHOW*****
Lets make this show go into the history books!!! See you there!
Check out the exclusive interview with the Black N Blue Productions team:
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
New York Hard Core legends Sick Of It all have a new record titled "Based on a True Story", which I have personally been hooked on since I first heard it. To me Sick Of It All represents what the New York Hard Core scene is all about: unity, honesty and determination. Proof of this is the amazing 25 year career that they have under their belt.
While some may say that Sick Of It All has passed their prime time or that they are too generic. I believe that not only has Sick Of It All released one of their best records to date, but they have also kept their world known sound intact. Sick Of It All has many more years of music for everyone out there, so you better be prepared for Sick Of It All! Support New York Hard Core!
Here is their brand new video, for their instant classic titled "Death or Jail":
SICK OF IT ALL - Death Or Jail (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
SICK OF IT ALL [NEW VIDEO ONLINE] | MySpace Music Videos
SICK OF IT ALL on MySpace
SICK OF IT ALL official site
SICK OF IT ALL on Twitter
Monday, April 26, 2010
On Thursday April 22, my partner in musical crime (Cyn) and I, headed over to The Gramercy Theater in Manhattan for the first stop from the Earth Crisis national headlining tour called "Wrath of Sanity". After running like a maniac from work to my place to grab all my stuff and from my place to the Gramercy Theater, I arrived as Long Island's From Bliss to Devastation was opening the tour. I immediately ran inside and recorded some video of them rocking. I will post this video very soon, along with the exclusive interview I did with them. This guys are definitely worth checking out!
After From Bliss to Devastation finished their set, Burning Empires took over and played a decent set but didn't have the same fire as the opening band. I was expecting a lot more from a band that features members of Fall Out Boy and Misery Signals. Once they finished their set, I headed downstairs and interviewed From Bliss to Devastation. Unfortunately, I missed most of Thick as Blood, but Cyn said they passed the Hard Core test. Once I caught the end of their set, I went on a mission to find Karl Buechner (singer from Earth Crisis) and get an interview with him. I don't know if it's destiny, but I ran into him within minutes and he was definitely down for an interview. Mission accomplished!
At 9:30, it was finally time for Hard Core legends Earth Crisis to kick off their headlining tour in a New York style. Being a fan of Earth Crisis since the mid 90's, I have always considered them one of my favorite Hard Core bands and I am glad this was the show I picked from a handful of shows happening that same night. The band is tighter than ever and their message is still very strong. I know many out there put down the fact that Earth Crisis are worldwide promoters of the Straightedge life style, but I have always said that musical movements are like religion: you can't agree with everyone, but you must respect everyone.
As Earth Crisis stomped on stage at The Gramercy Theater, the crowd was moving and even though the venue wasn't fully packed as I was expecting it to be, the circle pit was insane! I mean, Earth Crisis with their passionate and energetic music will get a dead person pitting in seconds. If you have a chance to catch Earth Crisis on tour, don't even think twice. Earth Crisis are proof that Hard Core lives and its not going anywhere! And here is some proof of that!
Here is an exclusive interview with Karl Buechner (singer from Earth Crisis) and as you will see, the man is more genuine than a 20 K diamond. Here is what went down, along with some live footage caught by the Horns Up Rocks Eye! Enjoy!
Earth Crisis - All Out War in New York (PLUS Pt1 of interview with Karl Buechner)
Earth Crisis - So Others Live in New York (PLUS Pt2 of interview with Karl Buechner)
Earth Crisis - Gomorrah's Season Ends in New York (PLUS Pt3 of interview with Karl Buechner)
Earth Crisis on MySpace
Earth Crisis on Twitter
Brought to you by: Jo Schüftan & Cyn
If you haven't heard SEVERED yet, I think now is the time for you to crank the volume and check out this incredible band. Through their hard work and passionate musicality, this blend of Brooklyn and Queens musicians is going to leave a mark in the music scene.
Check out 2 NEW tracks from their upcoming self-titled album! RIGHT HERE
Join SEVERED for their CD RELEASE SHOW, May 9th at Club Europa!
On Friday April 16, 2010, the mighty Killcode from Brooklyn took over Mercury Lounge and demonstrated why they are one of the strongest bands in the country, both musically and personally. Not only do this pictures represent what Killcode delivers on stage but also makes you want to rock! This dudes are genuine rockers and always up for a good time! Enjoy!
PHOTOGRAPHERS: CYN & ALEX
PHOTOGRAPHERS: CYN & ALEX