Friday, November 28, 2008


A quick note from our friends at DUFFS in Brooklyn, NY and the NYDM Association (New York Death Metal Association). Of course DUFFS is one of the best bars in NYC/NY State as they are totally supportive of extreme metal and the NYDM association. There is a "Last Call" party at DUFFS (Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC) this Saturday, be there. BTW, DUFFS is NOT closing, there are relocating just a mile away in Brooklyn and here is DUFFS new address: FROM NYDM ASSOCIATION AND DUFFS:
Some facts for ya :
The last night at DUFF'S present location is Saturday November 29th " Last Call at North 3rd Street"

(This location at North 3rd will remain open afterwards as Rock N' Roll dive bar " THE BUNKER")
DUFF'S will be opening in our new location the following weekend at 168 Marcy Avenue in South Williamsburg, December 5th and 6th, along with all the DUFF's employees & Jukebox. The new location is approximately 1 mile from the current North 3rd street bar.

We hope you'll join for some of the best parties of the year, and thank you for your continued support!!

(A map to the new location is enclosed- If not viewable, please visit the bar's official web site or myspace)

www. duffsbrooklyn.

www. myspace.

28 North 3rd & kent ave.

718 - 302 -0411
open 365 days - 6pm to 4am
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-Hails NYC-\m/ -l-

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Looks like GLEN BENTON of legendary Florida death metal band DEICIDE is schooling the immature Blabbermouth kids on the music and touring business. DEICIDE recently canceled a Central American tour. I have to agree with Glen Benton, NO ONE wants to cancel a tour, being touring is the bulk of indie bands income. However,when a promoter does not come through on guarantees, or the venue/club is not safe, why compromise? Unfortunately the fans are stuck in the middle of questionable ethics in the music/touring business. The fans try to understand and can only hope for better regional promoters and clubs and perhaps a refund if shows are canceled after tickets went on sale.
FROM DEICIDE ON MYSPACE and BLABBERMOUTH.NET.: Vocalist/bassist Glen Benton of the veteran Florida-based death metal band DEICIDE has posted the following message on the band's MySpace page:

"Response to Let me clear up a few things about past cancellations and the recent Central American fiasco.

"Firstly, to all you stupid fucks on who talk your crap about my past cancellations of shows, I only cancel shows when the safety of the band has come into question or if there is a personal family issue for anyone in the band or crew that might arise (and they do), and lastly, the unprofessional and dirty dealings of adolescent shit promoters who like to play games with our money. Yes, money!!!!! Did you stupid fucks that post your ridiculous bullshit on think we do this for free? Fuck no!!!! There is this bad habit my kids have, it's called eating and living under a roof… and when you fuck with my money, I take it personally and I walk. I have that option… I'm my own boss… I have better things to do than get stuck at airports and stranded in foreign countries where I can't communicate in order to do my job when people drop the ball. So when we make an agreement with someone for a performance, I expect them to live up to their part of the agreement, if not, I do what I have to. Most intelligent people would agree that not even I work for free. Unlike you children who post your ignorant bullshit on while living in your parents' basement with mommy washing and folding your underwear and cooking your meals and wiping your asses… I am an adult with family and big-people responsibilities…and have people who count on myself to make decisions in the best interest and safety of myself and the other members of DEICIDE. I am never happy having to walk off a tour or not do a scheduled show — this is not something I plan or conspire to do — and you, the fan, are not the only ones disappointed, we are as well. It is the nature of the beast in this business.

"I want all to know, and remember this, especially all you jack-offs that like to talk shit but have never been out of your own front yard nevertheless out of this country, I don't do this for you… I do it for me… and when it comes to me, you don't matter, so when you book DEICIDE, you wannabe big-time promoters… remember this, breach my contract in anyway and you to will find yourself with your dick in your hands and the fans kicking your ass."
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Moutaintop: BARACK OBAMA is THERE

Someone asked me how do I feel about BARACK OBAMA being elected as the USA's president. It was a vague question as I assumed they were NOT referring to OBAMA being the USA's first black President. I explained I was, cynical, nervous, scared, hopeful, relieved, charmed, not impressed based upon Obama's mainstream stance, but fearful enough of Mc Cain that yeh, what do you expect, worse case scenario, it's cool, Obama's more liberal than his counterpart. I KNOW at least regarding AMERICA's foreign policy, aint a damn thing is going to change, and that being so sad, Obama may make the same mistakes.
Of course, all that soap boxing when the question regarding OBAMA being elected president was regarding his race....
:Scratches head: As a former Black Studies (honestly I should have taken some psychology, sociology and womens studies classes) and Journalism major, and from the standpoint of being non white, BARACK OBAMA's U.S. presidential victory WAS HUUUUUGE.
After all, AMERICA was built on the backs of the poor, slaves, immigrants and Native Americans.
When I spoke to people about the BARACK OBAMA (older than me) whom were born before 1960, OBAMA's victory was the fruits of tireless social change including the civil rights movement, NAACP, ending slavery, segregation, Jim Crow Laws. Without such sacrifice, and the blood, sweat and tears of such courageous people, BARACK OBAMA would NEVER have this opportunity, at all.
I'm just 38, and OBAMA's not the first African American to run for president in my lifetime, just the first to win.
NO, I don't take my freedom to vote for granted, and I don't take my freedom to have equal opportunity in this country for granted either. Frankly folks, 50 or 60 years ago, OBAMA would not be allowed to run for president, and 100 years ago, he would not be allowed to vote himself.
Have we as Americans come a looooong way, YES WE HAVE!
Here's to the civil rights movement of the 50's and 60's and let's extend these civil rights to ALL.
Cheers, and thanks to the elders for setting a POSITIVE precedent, in my lifetime.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, Stay Diverse\m/ -l-
Although ITP doesn't NOT endorse political candidates, I wide range of diverse musicians DID endorse BARACK OBAMA: (obviously DUFF formerly of GUNS AND ROSES):
GOD FORBID (NJ)-"God Forbid as a whole endorses Barack Obama for president," wrote Dallas. "I don't know if we are big enough to actually 'endorse' him, but as a band we all like him and have voted for him."

Dallas wrote the column in response to assertions by readers of his previous columns that he should not mix music and politics. Finding the notion absurd, Dallas wrote, "While I can agree that music and politics shouldn't be the same thing, I think it's impossible for our band to separate the two completely. We don't sing about women breaking up with us."

Hopefully, other bands will see Dallas' statement and take firm stances of their own. Politicians constantly worry about getting young votes, and there is probably no better way than to be endorsed by popular musicians. Taking a side may "rock the boat" and cause some fans to abandon their music, but in the end it could make the world a better place.
After all, as Dallas said, "Your true values become apparent when what you represent isn't cool."

New Jersey's very own BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (whom did NOT like Ronald Reagen endorsing HIM in 1984):Like most of you, I've been following the campaign and I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head and shoulders above the rest.
He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next President. He speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to tackle nuanced and complex problems, a country that's interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit. A place where "...nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone."

Asked for his opinion on Barack Obama's epochal election victory on November 4, Flynn replied, "[It's] awesome, man. It's fucking killer. It's amazing, really. Historic beyond words. First black president in the history of America; it's pretty fucking unbelievable. The dude's fucking getting dropped into a giant pile of shit… [laughs] … with no paper towels to wipe it off or anything, so he's a got a lot of fucking work to do. And I get the vibe that he can do it. For the first time in a long time, I believe. And I wanna believe."

TREY OF MORBID ANGEL (very cool guy BTW):
 "OBAMA's 'Victory Is Victory For Higher Level Of Vision And Principle, "THIS IS A PARADIGM SHIFT, AN EVOLUTION, MASSIVE ON SO MANY LEVELS!!!!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Gaahl of GORGOROTH has always been a controversial, charismatic and honest figure of integrity in the black metal scene. Satanist, vegetarian, loner, black metal warrior, wine connoisseur, mountain climber, criminalized and one of the first in the black metal scene to come out proclaim his sexual orientation Last week, GORGOROTH vocalist GAAHL came out of the closet and publicly disclosed his sexual preference of being gay.
This is no controversy to those whom are open minded with the exception of a few whom are homophobic and immature.
Hails to GAAHL for his courage, and all the brutal best to him and GORGOROTH. \m/ -l-

 "It doesn't feel to me as if I've outed myself because up until now the whole thing was a non-issue for me. All this evolved very naturally. I feel how I feel and I've never made any secret about it."

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-