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Friday, October 29, 2010

Metal Meets Comedy

When it comes to mixing Heavy Metal and Comedy, there are very few people that can blend them together like Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine do. You may be familiar with these two maniacs from VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, or from their infamous "Terrorizing Tele-marketers CD's. You may also know them from Comedy Central's Crank Yankers and Meet the Creeps, or maybe from a Heavy Metal concert. Regardless of where you know them from, what this two men have achieved in their careers is truly admirable.

This "Metal heads" are not only part of the most important Heavy Metal television show today, but are also recognized for their immature and smart humor. While they could be perceived as morons, the truth is that a concept such as terrorizing tele-marketers, is pretty damn genius. Simply because nobody can stand tele-marketers, and we have all wanted to have our revenge against them! Thankfully, Jamieson and Florentine had the time and energy to do terrorize the hell out of this unwanted creatures. Thanks to a cheap tape recorder (yes, they still use tape) they have captured some hilarious moments, which you can now own on CD.

Apart from their various comical endeavors, together with media legend Eddie Trunk, they have managed to become the "authority" in television when it comes to Heavy Metal. That Metal Show just kicked off its sixth season with a tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio, who lost his battle to cancer earlier this year. The tribute featured Wendy Dio (Dio's wife and manager), Heaven and Hell's Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice (Dio's band-mates), Rob Halford from Judas Priest, and Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine.

This past Tuesday our friends from Revolver Magazine, Red, and Tones of Death, along with Scion and Best Buy, presented the CD Release show for Jamieson's and Florentine's fifth installment of their "Terrorizing Tele-marketers" series. The event featured live music by Begorrah and Gunfire N' Sodomy (Jamieson's acoustic death metal group), and also a comedy duet by both "Metal Comics". As soon as Jamieson and Florentine stepped off the stage, we grabbed them for an exclusive interview. Here it is is for all of you to enjoy! \m/

Related links:
Watch full episodes of That Metal Show LEGALLY
Official Site of Don Jamieson
Official Site of Jim Florentine
That Metal Show on MySpace
That Metal Show on VH1
That Metal Show on Twitter
Official Site of Favored Nations
Official site of Meet the Creeps

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Deftones NEW video for "You've Seen The Butcher"

Sacramento's deftones have a new video for the song "You've Seen The Butcher". Directed by Jodeb (DESPISED ICON), the video was filmed in Toronto, Canada on September 19.

The deftones have always been known for their "fresh" looking videos, and this time around they mixed the bands performance (shot inside a library), sexy women and even blood. Their new video, definitely represents the music and bands imagery very well.

"You've Seen The Butcher" is one of the tracks from the deftones' latest release titled "Diamond Eyes" (released on May 4 via Warner). "Diamond Eyes" sold 62,000 copies in the US in its first week and debuted at the Number 6 position on The Billboard 200 chart. "Diamond Eyes" is the deftones first album, since their bassist Chi Cheng had a horrific car accident on November 4, 2008. The accident left him in a comatose state.

Without further due, here is the brand new deftones video for their song "You've Seen The Butcher":

You've Seen The Butcher

Deftones | Myspace Music Videos

Related links:
Deftones on iTunes
Deftones Official Site
Deftones on MySpace
Follow Deftones on Twitter
One Love For Chi

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"Big 4" Live From Sofia, Bulgaria: Details & Video Premiere

As we all know, the "Big 4" (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax) teamed up in Europe this past summer at the Sonisphere Festival, for a series of historical concerts. One of those concerts took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22, 2010. This show was recorded and edited for a DVD/Blu-ray. It was also aired in over 800 cinemas worldwide on the same day of the festival. It is calculated that over 100,000 people experienced this concert.

Here are the details about this release:

- Release dates:
EUROPE: October 29, 2010
INTERNATIONAL: November 1, 2010
North America: November 2, 2010

- The DVD/Blu-ray will be released as a two disc set.
- Behind the scenes footage and interviews.
- Limited super deluxe box set, which includes: Two DVD's, five CD's, a 24 page booklet, a poster, photos of each band and a "Big 4" guitar pick.

Here are the complete set-lists for all four bands, in the order that they appear on the respective CDs, rather than the order in which they were performed and are shown on the DVD/Blu-ray.

Anthrax (DVD 1/CD 1):
1. Caught in a Mosh
2. Got the Time
3. Madhouse
4. Be All, End All
5. Antisocial
6. Indians/Heaven & Hell
7. Medusa
8. Only
9. Metal Thrashing Mad
10. I Am the Law

Megadeth (DVD 1/CD 2):
1. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
2. Hangar 18
3. Wake Up Dead
4. Head Crusher
5. In My Darkest Hour
6. Skin o' My Teeth
7. À Tout le Monde
8. Hook in Mouth
9. Trust
10. Sweating Bullets
11. Symphony of Destruction
12. Peace Sells/Holy Wars Reprise

Slayer (DVD 1/CD 3):
1. World Painted Blood
2. Jihad
3. War Ensemble
4. Hate Worldwide
5. Seasons in the Abyss
6. Angel of Death
7. Beauty Through Order
8. Disciple
9. Mandatory Suicide
10. Chemical Warfare
11. South of Heaven
12. Raining Blood

Metallica (DVD 2/CD 4 & 5):
1. Creeping Death
2. For Whom The Bell Tolls
3. Fuel
4. Harvester of Sorrow
5. Fade to Black
6. That Was Just Your Life
7. Cyanide
8. Sad but True
9. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. All Nightmare Long
11. One
12. Master of Puppets
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Am I Evil? with Dave Lombardo, Megadeth, and Anthrax
17. Hit the Lights
18. Seek & Destroy

Here is the Video Premiere you have all been waiting for, this is Megadeth with their classic "Symphony of Destruction" (Courtesy of Noisecreep):

Pictures courtesy of Music Photocalypse and Damien Maurer (Almost Famous Photography)

Related links:
Official Site of Metallica
Official Site of Slayer
Official Site of Megadeth
Official Site of Anthrax

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

PHIL ANSELMO reveals PANTERA box set

In the last few years, Pantera's front-man Philip Anselmo has taken a turn for the better. As we all know, Philip battled with an addiction to Heroine and pain killers for many years, which eventually lead to the demise of Pantera. After defeating his own demons, he looks strong, healthy and happy. Anselmo has also opened the doors to his fans after many years of isolating himself and at times disrespecting his fans. Today he is involved in various projects including Down, and Housecore Records (Anselmo's record label). He has also been busy promoting the new releases by Pantera. The next Pantera release is the biggest one in the history of the band.

On November 22, the Cowboys From Hell will release the "Ultimate Edition box set"! Here are the details:

- Suggested price of $99.98
- Custom artwork
- 60-page booklet with rare photos
- Expanded liner notes and replicas from the Cowboys era as listed below:

+ New Years Puke Party T-shirt – designed by Dimebag Darrell (XL)
+ ‘We’re Takin’ Over This Town’ flyer reproduction (8 1/2″ x 11″)
+ ‘It’s Up To You/Censorship’ flyer reproduction (8 1/2″ x 11″)
+ Arcadio Theatre poster reproduction (11″ x 17″)
+ Cowboys From Hell Fucking Hostile button
+ ‘All Access Tour Pass ’90’ Fabric Sticker
+ Cowboys From Hell Texas Guest Laminated Pass
+ ‘U.S. Tour ’91’ All Access Laminated Pass
+ Ticket reproduction, June 14, 1991

Here is Pantera's own Philip Anselmo unleashing the beast:

Related links:
Official Pantera site
Official Pantera Facebook Page
Official site of Philip Anselmo
Official site of Duff's Brooklyn

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Duff's Halloween Peter Steele Remembrance Party

As we all know (or should know), this Sunday is Halloween! From all the events and parties going on here in New York City, there is one that stands out and should be a memorable night for all involved. We are talking about the Peter Steel Halloween Party at Duff's Brooklyn. This is the first event held at the bar, since Pete passed away earlier this year. Here is the official statement from Jimmy Duff (Owner of Duff's Brooklyn):

"This Halloween is going to be our first without "The Green Man", Peter Steele. It wouldn't be right to let the holiday pass without paying tribute to our fallen friend. As you know, Halloween was Peter's favorite holiday, and we all looked forward each year to a Halloween tour/show from Type O Negative. Talk about a perfect pairing. For the fans, this is going to be a celebration of Peter's love for the holiday, and all things "Peter". The gathering, which is being held with the "green light" from the band and Peter's family, isn't going to be the big Peter memorial that has been discussed - When the time is right, that will be held down the road. With that said, we're all in agreement that if, and when such an event happens, it will be done right, or not at all. Have a fun and safe Halloween weekend everyone."

We hope to see you this Sunday at Duff's Brooklyn to raise the Horns Up in memory of the great Peter Steele! Here is an interview that Jimmy Duff conducted with Peter Steele, in one of Pete's many visits to Duff's Brooklyn.

JIMMY DUFF: Hey Peter - First off, I want to thank you for agreeing to be the first interview for the DUFF'S website.

PETER STEELE: And thank you, for like, the worst wine for free that you served to me.

JD: Hey, whadda want for for free?

(Peter grabs my hat)

PS: Hey, fuckin' Gilligan, what the fuck?

JD: It's my sun hat, I gotta stay out of the fuckin' sun.

JD: All right

PS: What now, what?

JD: Congratulations on the new Type O record...

PS: You say that to all the bands that come through here

JD: The general opinion among everyone I've spoken to about the new disc is that it's the best TON release since October Rust. How do you feel about the record?

PS: You really took me off guard here, I have to say... How do I feel about it?

JD: Yeah.

PS: Not that I'd buy it, but I do like it. I mean, I wouldn't reject it if it was put in my mailbox, or even my female box.

JD: So you're pleased with how it came out?

PS: I'm pleased, but please don't tell anyone.

JD: How are things working out with the new label, SPV?

PS: With my STD's?

PS: SPV, actually we're doing really well with them. I will leave what happened today as an isolated incident, ah, experience, whatever.

JD: What happened today?

PS: I had a bunch of interviews to do and it didn't go too well. I mean...

JD: Like this one

PS: They gave me tokens for like the New York City Transit system but they were from 1975. And they didn't work. You know, they look like nickels.

JD: Were they slugs?

PS: I believe that they were real because I recognized them from my childhood. They were like bronze, but they had the Y cut out. And the bus driver yelled at me. And I believe his name was Ralph Kramden. He hurt my feelings. What are you laughing at?

JD: Nothing, nothing.

PS: You fucking look in the mirror with that hat.

JD: Dead Again is the first TON record in 6 years - Can the fans expect a return to a semi regular record / tour cycle, or will it be a long time before we see another release?

PS: What can the fans expect?

PS: Has it been six years since we released a record?

JD: Five or six years, I'd have to check.

PS: When you talk about records, I mean, I believe I was locked up for attempted murder a couple years ago, so I think I have another record.

JD: That's another record altogether.

PS: Although I think that was actually your record.

JD: That wasn't my record.

PS: I have hearsed all about you.

PS: So, you have a new car, don't you?

JD: Yes I do. I got another hearse, it's over there

PS: Seats a family of 4?

JD: Yes indeed.

PS: I have the exact family in mind. Please change the subject because my dick is getting hard.

JD: Say no more.

JD: You just recently completed a swing through the US. How did that go? Any highlights?

PS: The USA? Yeah, it was cool, I liked Texas. I love Southern girls, ya know (in a southern accent) "Hi Peter, Hi Peter". Oh my god. Ya know, I mean doesn't your dick get hard with even me saying it ? And I have a really high testosterone level. (Southern accent again) "Hi Peter", I'm like holy shit man. I'm like - I'm sorry about the war and Northern aggression... Pardon me about the Youuu-nited states (more indecipherable southern type ramblings). So I just apologize. "Hi Peter" - I'm like, oh, you can do whatever you want to me. Like a fucking dingbat outta hell.

JD: All right now, lemme ask you a question - There was a show cancellation in San Antonio. Is there anything you'd like to say to the fans in regard to the cancellation of the show?

PS: Yes, I am ill, of course it's mentally ill, but um... There was, um... sociopolitical problems within the band. I mean we have Democrats, and Republicans, and parameciums within the band, and, ah, I consider myself to be like a e-coli , so I didn't agree, so the show had to be canceled.

JD: So would you like to say anything to the fans about that, if they should be reading this, this transcribed interview?

PS: Transcribed? That's a big word for you.

JD: I don't know what it means.

PS: I mean, you can't even afford a fucking razor blade...

PS: The show was canceled for reasons that I really can't go into, but I am extremely sorry for the fans. I mean, San Antonio has always been great to the band. And, I promise, as a mammal, that we will attempt to make it up to our fans in San Antonio.

JD: All right, cool.

JD: Some people have been grumbling that sometimes you sit down during the set. Are there any medical problems that make you sit down? I mean, what's the story with that?

PS: No, it's just that I'm even more bored than the audience.

JD: I thought maybe you had bunions or something.

PS: Bunions?? I will tell you something honestly... I fell of my bike a couple of months ago. I have this prototype Harley Davidson, it's called an MT 500. And it was in the shop, and Harley Davidson got my parts from Italy, fucking Transylvania... Ya know, so when I finally got the bike out, I had not been on the bike for two years. So I'm going down fucking 18th Avenue in Brooklyn and this car pulls out in front of me, and I'm thinking - Do I really want the last thing through my head to be a windshield? So I decided to lay it down. And look (Peter drops his pants to reveal two large gnarly purple scars on his shin and kneecap.) I actually fell off the bike and fucked my leg up. I had no license, no insurance, no inspection, or disrespection, whatever... I just picked the bike up...

JD: What did you do? You just split?

PS: Yeah. I had a friend following me, a cop friend that I won't name, and I said, how did I look when I fell? And he said, 'you hit the ground like a fucking ton of bricks.' So now I have an excuse to look the way I do.

JD: Now what was it like to take out Celtic Frost on the road ?

PS: Oh my god... it was... We had too much of a good time. They were great. All the members, we've always been really big fans, and apparently they had been fans of us as well. You know, what do you want from deaf people? Brand New Sin, who Joey Z produced, you know Joey Z from Life of Agony and Carnivore.

JD: Yeah, sure.

PS: Right. You made a fool out of yourself one time at a Carnivore show.

JD: I did, yes I did.

PS: Yeah, but I made a bigger fool, cause I was onstage for 70 minutes, you had 1 minute of glory, I was a super dick. But, um, Celtic Frost, they are great guys. It's like, all these creepy, horror, deathrock, satanic bands. They're like the nicest guys in the world. You know, you want them to be like the catering company at your fucking wedding. But only if you're marrying a dead girl.

JD: How about an amusing story from the road?

PS: This one time, when I was young and good looking, which was like, yesterday, when Type O Negative was on tour... I had gone onto the bus after the show and there's a knock on the bus door. Actually, it sounded like bristles, or horns (Peter makes a similar sound.) So I go to the door in my fucking underwear, and here's this beautiful "full figured" gothic gal - So I ask her, are you a good witch or a bad witch? And she says, just gimme a fucking sandwich!! So of course, with a remark like that, oh baby, you come on. And you know New York City has kneeling buses, where the step goes down? The step went down automatically. And she had these little tiny, like pig feet. I don't know how she found shoes so small, but they were porcelain and black. But she had these big coffee can cans. It was like science, she blinded me with defiance.

JD: In addition to TON, you've been keeping busy with Carnivore recently. Are there any plans for a new Carnivore tour or record?

PS: Why yes. We're doing a European tour for six weeks, and after that I think we'll be doing two weeks in the states, so... I mean, does anyone know that I'm talking to you at DUFF'S and that you are "JD"? Like I shot JD? Like I shot JR? I shot JD. It should be... to play out here (Peter talking about playing outside the bar on the deck.) Or ya put us upstairs. Like fucking let it bleed, like the Beatles. But with, like the whole fucking Planet of the Apes thing, it would be great. But you don't want the cops here.

JD: We could hook that up.

JD: Our friend Sean Murphy filmed...

PS: (In Irish accent) Aye, Sean!! (Unintelligible Irish ramblings)

JD: He filmed the Carnivore show last fall at BB Kings...

PS: (Irish accent) Aye, Type OHHH Negative, aye, fer Saint Paddies day!! The fuck you laughing at?

JD: Will that ever see the light of day, or was it just recorded for your archives?

PS: I don't know...

JD: Just trying to throw an Irish guy some work?

PS: A six pack and a potato, aye matey, aye .

JD: What's on tap for Type O this summer, I heard you're playing some festivals...

PS: On tap, the segueway from the Irish...

PS: Festivals ?

JD: Yeah, any festivals lined up?

PS: In Europe, yeah. And they are, fucking so chaotic. No sound-check... But (Speaking like a deaf person) When you're deaf who care about sound-check.
Try to transcribe that.

JD: How do you fly? I mean, I know I have a difficult time flying because I can't fit into a fucking seat too well. Do you fly first class usually?

PS: I buy like a fucking refrigerator, and then I return it, but I keep the box. And I paint the box white, and I write on the side in stencils in Cyrillic (in Russian accent) - Beautiful Russian bride, please do not tip over because bride is inside with food and water. So I get sent back to Europe as a beautiful Russian Bride.

JD: So what are you up to now, now that you're off the road, since the last gigs at Irving Plaza a couple weeks ago?

PS: We have about two and half weeks off, and now we have to go to Europe, so I have, of course, like personal, social, legal things to do at home, this and that. I was trying keep out of trouble until I made a wrong turn on fucking Kent Avenue, and wound up here.

JD: Band business aside, most people don't know that you drive an interesting vehicle. What can you tell me about that?

PS: I have two interesting vehicles, the first one is a modified 85 Grand Prix that I raised up on swamp tires, 33's in the back, 31's in the front. Cut out the wheel wheels, took off the bumpers, welded on I beams with chains... took out the back seat... no dashboard, pretty much it's gas, brake, stick shift, which I put in myself... It used to be a 350 transmission, but now it's... I put a tractor engine in there, and ah, woof woof. I have a PA system in there, I can yell at people... And I also have a Long Island railroad train horn, with the the compressor in my trunk. So when I hit the horn... (Peter makes train horn noise). It's tuned to Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath, the devils triad.

JD: Is that's the name of the car?

PS: No. My car is called handsome.

PS: Whenever I do an oil change, I dump the oil all over the car. I spray painted it flat black, I put yellow caution stripes on the side.

JD: Nice

PS: (As Borat) It's a nice.

JD: Whenever you play local gigs, you always have your friends from the Parks department backstage hanging out (Prior to Type O, Peter was employed by the NYC Parks Department), which is very cool. Do you ever miss having a straight job?

PS: Of course I do. I mean... I traded a shovel for a bass, and I figured, either way, it's, you know, picking up shit.

JD: You recently donated an autographed pair of your orange, skid marked, prison underwear... (True story)

PS: What?!?!

JD: To the bar, for which we are eternally grateful. Do you have any souvenirs, or keepsakes from your numerous tours that you keep around the house?

PS: Yes I do, but bad things come to those who wait.

JD: Where do you hope to be in five or six years?

PS: In five minutes, I hope to be dead. After this interview, yeah.

Interview courtesy of Duff's Brooklyn.

Related links:
Official Site of Duff's Brooklyn
Official Site of Duff's Brooklyn

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

METAL COMEDY with Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine

While stand-up comedy is not very Metal, there are two comedians that represent Heavy Metal and comedy all in one. We are talking about Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine from VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. You may be wondering since when are Don and Jim doing comedy shows. Well, before they joined media personality and radio legend Eddie Trunk on That Metal Show: Don and Jim were busy terrorizing telemarketers.

When asked why they decided to terrorize tele-marketers, both Don and Jim agree that with so much free time during the day and tele-marketers terrorizing all of us on a daily basis, they felt it was appropriate for them to take matters into their own hands. This is when the genius concept of terrorizing tele-marketers was born. What neither of them ever expected, was for Steve Vai to offer them a record deal under his label called "Favored Nations".

Today they are celebrating the release of their comedy CD titled "Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume V". The event will take place at "The Studio" in Webster Hall, in which both Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine will be performing an exclusive comedy set. Admission is free with the purchase of the CD at the Best Buy in Union Square for only $9.99. Also performing will be the bands Gunfire N' Sodomy (Jamieson's acoustic death metal group), and Begorrah. The show is sponsored by Scion, Best Buy, and our friends from Revolver Magazine, RED, and Tones Of Death. The event is for adults 18 and up.

So come throw the Horns Up and laugh your brains off! \m/

Here is the duo of Metallic chaos, terrorizing tele-marketers:

Related links:
Official Site of Don Jamieson
Official Site of Jim Florentine
That Metal Show on MySpace
That Metal Show on VH1
That Metal Show on Twitter
Official Site of Favored Nations

IMPRINTED by Jo Schüftan (Founder of Horns Up Rocks)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne: The Perfect Rockstar

It was recently discovered that Ozzy Osbourne's DNA is the ideal DNA for a rock-star. Not only was his body made for singing and writing some of the best music in Heavy Metal history, but his bodies DNA is structured to handle lots of abuse. As we all know Ozzy has done everything from alcohol, to cocaine, to pills, to even ants. Yes ants! During a tour with Motley Crue in 1984, he snorted a line of ants from a Popsicle stick. Oh, and lets not forget the fact that he bit a bat's head off.

Ozzy was also involved in an ATV accident while shooting "The Osbournes" in 2004, which nearly cost him his life. So why makes Ozzy's DNA so special, here are some stats from the study that scientists conducted with Ozzy:

- In his prime drug abuse days, Ozzy was consuming 4 bottles of Cognac in 1 day.
- He also developed a 42 pill a day habit.
- In the past he has taken Cocaine, Morphine, LSD and Rohypnol.
- The scientists also found out that Ozzy is 6.13 x more likely to have alcohol dependency.
- Ozzy is also 1.31 x more likely to have a Cocaine addiction.
- The ironman is also 2.6 x more likely to get hallucinations while smoking pot.

Here is a video with some of the reasons of why Ozzy is "the perfect rockstar":

For more information visit: www.ozzy.com

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Kerry King + Megadeth = METAL history

For many years Kerry King from Slayer and Dave Mustaine from Megadeth, could not stomach each others presence. It all started when King was a temporary member of Megadeth, and Mustaine asked him to quit Slayer and join Megadeth as a full time member. At that time Mustaine told King that he found Slayer to be a lame band full of poseurs, that liked wearing spikes and eye liner. King obviously ditched Megadeth and kept the Slayer machine rolling.

During the 80's there was a verbal battle going on between the 2 shredders, which included name calling and useless comparisons between the accomplishments of both bands. After Dimebag Darrell's death in 2004, Dave Mustaine reached out to Kerry King, but King wanted nothing to do with Mustaine.

This "battle" was silenced forever when Slayer and Megadeth joined forces earlier this year, for the Big 4 concerts in Europe. In case you have been living under a rock, the Big 4 include Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. When asked about the feud, both man agreed that they are on good terms and that the media blew things out of proportion.

After months of touring together, and with enough time for King and Mustaine to patch things up. The moment thousands of Metal heads worldwide were waiting for, finally happened! Kerry King joined Megadeth last week in Los Angeles, and together they performed the song "Rattlehead". This was the first time that Kerry King joined Megadeth on stage since 1984! Here are some EXCLUSIVE images of this historic event, courtesy of Andrew Stuart.

Pictures courtesy of: Andrew Stuart

Related links:
Official site of SLAYER
Official site of MEGADETH

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