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This Sunday, sadly, it will be 3 years since the passing of the legendary Peter Steele. Peter's fans have turned April 14th into a annual meet-up at the bar, and this year shouldn't be any different. This year's gathering will be held this Saturday night the 13th, going into Sunday the 14th. In Peter's honor, we have made a limited amount of shirts for the weekend, with 100% of the proceeds from their sale to go to The North Shore Animal League. A cause the big guy surely would have appreciated. You can donate to NSAL directly online here: North Shore Animal League America
"As Grace Descends", the first video from "Pinnacle Of Bedlam" the new album from SUFFOCATION, made it's world debut yesterday (The video was filmed at the bar on January 5th 2013).
A behind the scenes video produced by director Tommy Jones has been posted on Youtube of the "As Grace Descends" video shoot at the bar on January 5th 2013. The band's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam" is set to be released next week, on the 15th, by Nuclear Blast Records. Cool pre-order deals are available, check it out (the album fucking RIPS!!) - Nuclear Blast
The folks at Barfinder.com have once again seen fit to name DUFF'S as one of the top 100 bars in the country for 2012. We are, of course, very honored. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: A bar is only as good as the people that hang out there. This award merely reflects that fact, that our patrons are some of the best and coolest around. This one's for you - Thanks
On Thursday,January 31st, we'll be hosting our 4th annual blood drive in conjunction with The New York Blood Center. The blood drive starts at 6 PM so please try to get there early (the drive runs until 10 PM), and bring identification with photo or signature. All donors will be served complimentary refreshments and will receive a free Duff's blood drive t shirt (shirt image is below). Find out more about the New York Blood Center, including donor eligibility requirements here:
Welcome to New York Blood Center
"Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, patients in our regions need close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply."
The winner of our 8th annual Dimebag guitar raffle, Kristin Mowrey of Brooklyn, finally made her way down to the bar to pick up her prize on Monday night. Our total raised for VH1's Save The Music Foundation this year was $720, which pushed our total of money raised for charity since 2005 to over $10,000.00. Our thanks to everyone who participated this year, to Curse and John P. from Dean Guitars, and "Best Dude" John C. for all their help in making this event happen again. You can contribute to VH1's Save The Music Foundation here:
A piece of killer art was in the neighborhood this week, getting polished up for an exhibition in Las Vegas.
The sculpture is H.R. Giger's "Nubian Queen" Year: 2002 , Cast Aluminum, height 1meter 83cm, weight 12kg, limited to 23 pieces. Korn fans will recognize it's similarity to Jonathan Davis's custom made Giger microphone stand.
Join us next Saturday, December 8th, for our annual Dimebag tribute night, and the start of our 8th Dean Dimebag Guitar Raffle!! Rumor has it that some Pantera might be heard at the bar that night, as a well as a blacktooth or two thrown back . The righteously rock solid folks at Dean guitars have again "delivered the goods" by donating a guitar for us to raffle off, with all of the proceeds going to VH1's Save The Music Foundation. We hope to see you then, and if we don't, join us wherever you are that night in raising up a drink up to the late great Dimebag - "Getcha Pull !!!"* Raffle tickets are $10 each
* Winner need not be present when winning ticket is drawn
* Past winners, and current and former DUFF'S employees are not eligible to enter
* Winner will be picked at the bar's holiday party, 12/21
The bar and staff survived the hurricane more or less unscathed, our thanks to everyone who inquired. Some of our friends were not so fortunate - Any contribution you can afford to make will help make a difference - American Red Cross
Surreality: Below are couple photos we took in an abandoned Times Square on Monday, 8 PM, right before the storm hit in full force.
High River Sauces, the award winning Hot Sauce Company started by Mosh Potatoes Cookbook (Simon & Schuster) author and music industry veteran Steve Seabury is proud to announce the premier of his TV commercial on this weekend’s episode of VH1’s “That Metal Show”. The commercial titled "Oh That’s Hot” will debut on October 27th between 11 PM to Midnight EST and will continue to air nationally until November 10th . The commercial is a blend of spicy humor and B-Movie Special effects. Just what you would expect for a hot sauce commercial.
The commercial was filmed by Grammy Nominated music video director Kevin J. Custer (Overkill, High on Fire, Cannibal Corpse, Lacuna Coil) at Duffs Brooklyn, the most famous Heavy Metal Bar in NYC. Duffs has been known to host some of the craziest and wildest parties for such acts as Black Label Society, Pantera, Slayer and numerous others. “After a night of chugging beers and snorting lines of Hellacious Hot Sauce Kevin and I, for shit’s & giggles, thought it would be funny to film a hot sauce commercial” Seabury recalls. “We wanted to make it loud, funny and METAL to fit the mold of High River Sauces”.
The commercial features fellow metal heads and hot sauce addicts Chris Caffery of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mike Meselsohn of Black Water Rising, Adam Poch from the CBS hit TV Show “Big Brother” and John Conley from the band Moth Eater playing the role of the Devil.
The New High River Sauces TV Commercial
NEW limited run t shirt, available exclusively at AM/PM Ink (along with tons of other cool Metal gear). Check em' out here : AM/PM INK
About If You Like Metallica...
In hard rock history, there is the time before Metallica and there is everything that has come since: metal, punk, industrial, grunge, alternative – all of it absorbed, transformed, and reinvented by the band that, for decades, has ruled as both the Beatles and the Stones of heavy music. From garage rock to the avant-garde, indie pop to hardcore punk and, of course, all shades of metal, If You Like Metallica... illuminates the sounds and styles that influenced and have been influenced by this band, in addition to nonmusical elements such movies, books, and cultural iconoclasts. Just as Metallica expanded heavy metal to new meanings and new possibilities, If You Like Metallica... expands being a fan of the band to an education and a treasure hunt that, put as bluntly as a devil-fingered salute to the face, rocks.
More books from the If You Like series: http://ifyoulike.halleonardbooks.com.
If you would like a review copy, radio giveaways, author interview, or excerpt of If You Like Metallica..., please email Jaime Nelson at email@example.com.
Our buds in HELLYEAH stopped by Tuesday night with their new disc for an impromptu listening party. The new album "Band Of Brothers" sounded killer cranked up good and loud, and marks a new direction for the band as it's a lot heavier than their first two release. This is good. Click here to hear some cuts at the HELLYEAH Amazon Store
Speak Of The Devil was filmed at Irvine Meadows, California in 1982. The show was part of the delayed continuation of the Diary Of A Madman tour following the tragic death of Randy Rhoads in March '82 in a flying accident during the early part of the tour. The show features guitarist Brad Gillis who was brought in to replace Randy Rhoads. The concert is a perfect snapshot of Ozzy Osbourne's live performances in the eighties with dramatic staging and masses of energy with a setlist based around his first two solo albums and a few Black Sabbath classics. Ozzy has always been one of heavy metal's great frontmen and, despite the difficult circumstances, this show captures him at his absolute best. / Line-up: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals); Don Airey (keyboards); Tommy Aldridge (drums); Brad Gillis (guitar); Rudy Sarzo (bass).
1) Over The Mountain 2) Mr Crowley 3) Crazy Train 4) Revelation (Mother Earth) 5) Steal Away (The Night) 6) Suicide Solution 7) Guitar / Drum Solo 8) Goodbye To Romance 9) I Don't Know 10) Believer 11) Flying High Again 12) Iron Man 13) Children Of The Grave 14) Paranoid
Had a blast recently with our friends from CYCLE SOURCE magazine, which resulted in a 4 page piece "Full Throttle Rock" in their new issue, on newsstands now. More bonus interview footage, aka, "Everything you never wanted to know about DUFF'S" can be viewed below:
Get more on CYCLE SOURCE: www.cyclesource.com
Good news - KILLER show by all the bands Saturday night at Irving Plaza. It was beyond great to see Nergal back in action, destroying & looking very healthy. On the not so healthy side, the after party at the bar with The Devil's Blood and Watain was a total full on rager, the kind that only happens at the end of a tour. Much thanks to everyone who partied with us Friday and Saturday, it was one of the most fun weekends at the bar ever, and that's saying a lot.
Duff, Les Barany, and Nergal
Friday May 11th 2012, 9 PM
We are very proud to announce that the bar will be hosting the official release/listening party for the 20th anniversary reissue of Pantera's masterpiece "Vulgar Display Of Power". Many thanks to Rhino and PANTERA for allowing us to host this event, and for their generosity in donating free discs and swag for the fans.
February 25, 2012 marked the 20-year anniversary for Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, a landmark album widely acknowledged as one of metal's most enduring and influential masterworks. Recorded by singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul, the album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA and features several of the group's most iconic songs including "Walk," "Mouth For War," "This Love," and "Fucking Hostile."
To celebrate, Rhino channels the album's relentless blitzkrieg of musical aggression onto a two-disc Deluxe Edition. The collection features the debut of "Piss," an incendiary blast of vintage Pantera from the original recording sessions. It remained lost until Vinnie Paul rediscovered the track while going through the band s vault.
Along with the unreleased song, Vulgar Display Of Power (Deluxe Edition) also features unreleased video of the quartet performing six songs at the Monsters Of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 12, 1992. The set list draws almost exclusively from Vulgar ("This Love," "Rise" "Mouth For War"), but also includes the title track from their previous album, Cowboys From Hell, and a melding of Vulgar s "Hollow" and Cowboys "Domination," which was a live staple of the band.
Get the new release HERE
Today we remember the genius of Peter Steele. Peter, in tandem with the rest of Type O Negative, had the ability to express feelings that we all feel, but we don't necessarily know how to verbalize on our own. And to be able express those feelings in such an amazing and beautiful way musically... It's something that speaks to all of us, no matter who you are. I am grateful to have been able to get to know the "Wizard of Oz" so to speak, and I can tell you, Peter did not disappoint. With more personality and wit than anyone else, he fulfilled his destiny to be a star. We won't see the likes of him again. Crank up some TON today, a little red wine too, and honor "The Green Man" today - J.Duff
It's been 10 years today since our friend and the bar's "mascot" Dominick Fiorello passed away. What a character. Dom's spirit lives on in the bar's imagery, and most definitely at the bar itself. He would be thrilled to know this. Dom was in on the joke, and he would be even more thrilled to know that people are still crackin' up because of him. As Dom himself would say:"The kids - They go koo-koo for my rock n' roll dancin' !!!"
Our friends at Moscot here in New York City have launched a new line of eyewear, using metal frames for the first time (They've been in business since 1915). Appropriately enough, Zakk Wylde, Scott Ian, Alex Skolnick, and other Metal folk were recruited for the ad campaign, which launched Friday, March 9th. All of the promo photos were taken at the bar over a month long or so period. Everyone involved was totally cool, and the shoots were a lot of fun. Check out the new spex along all the other cool eyewear on Moscot's official site, below.
"We want to give a giant thank you to Alex Skolnick, Chris Adler, Faisal Talal, Jesse Leach, Jose Mangin, Juliya Chernetsky, Marwan Riyadh, Matt Heafy, Scott Ian, and Zakk Wylde for their generous participation in our campaign, and a special thanks to Jimmy Duff, who loaned us his incredible bar, Duff's Brooklyn, for the photo shoot."
Our Buds in WATAIN were kind enough to ship us some killer complimentary merch from Sweden. You can get your own at the band's official merch site WOLF WEAR (they ship worldwide) - Check it out HERE
Duff's was recently named one of the top 5 "Beer & Shot" Bars in Williamsburg Brooklyn by CBS.com. This is our second recent nod from them, having been named one of the best Metal Bars in NYC back in 2010. The article can be viewed here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/top-lists/the-5-best-beer-and-shot-bars-williamsburg-brooklyn/
Photos from the Friday's crushing MACHINE HEAD show in Times Square can be viewed in the gallery here
Shocked and saddened to hear that "Evil" Steve Ventura passed away Wednesday. For those of you who didn't know him, Steve was a very enthusiastic supporter and photographer of the Metal scene here in New York City. A good Dude...he will be missed. R.I.P. Buddy \m/
Barfinder.com has again named DUFF'S as one of the top bars in the country. We ranked # 21 out of the 70,000 bars reviewed, which is pretty awesome .Thanks Barfinder.com !! And thanks, as always, to all of our supporters. Good people = Good bars, and that's the reason right there why we get the props that we do.
Friends, old and new - Join us Saturday night as we celebrate our 13th year of rockin' New York City !!! Our anniversary parties are always a blast, and we look forward to seeing you for yet another one. Once again, thank you for all the many years of great times and support - Without you there wouldn't be, and would never have been a "Duff's". Here's to YOU, Rockers - Cheers
We hope you'll join us for our 3rd annual Blood Drive on Thursday as we once again try to pull in the maximum amount of donors!! Complimentary refreshments will be served to all donors by the New York Blood Center, and DUFF'S will be giving all donors a free event t shirt (see design below).
The New York Blood Center :
"Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, patients in our regions need close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply."
Find out more about how you can help on the NYBC web site: Welcome to New York Blood Center
The winner of the 2011 Dean Dimebag guitar raffle was Jason Orlic, from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. This year we raised $510 for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and bumped our total of money raised for metal related charities to $9000 (since 2005). Not bad for a hole in the wall bar. Much thanks go out to everyone who participated, John C., and John P. & Curse from Dean Guitars. You can contribute directly to the STMF here: http://www.vh1savethemusic.com/
We are 365 days a year, and this of course means that we are OPEN Christmas Day. Happy and safe holidays everyone - Your friends at DUFF'S
Sad news today - David Gold from Woods Of Ypres passed away yesterday in a car accident. He was a very talented, super cool, down to earth dude. Big loss. A major Type O fan too, a band that clearly influenced WOP. Any TON fans would do themselves a favor and go check out some Woods music. Our condolences go out to his band mates, family, and the metal community at large at this time.
Woods Of Ypres, July 2011
Join us Saturday December 10th for our 7th annual Dimebag Darrell tribute night. We'll celebrating all things "Dime", and the night will also kick off our annual Dean Dimebag guitar raffle. The guitar was once again was generously donated by our friends at Dean Guitars, and all proceeds from the raffle will go to VH1's Save The Music Foundation. The winner of the guitar raffle will be picked at our annual Holiday party, which falls on Friday, December 23rd this year. We hope to see you for what is usually one of the rowdiest and most fun nights of the year- GETCHA PULL !!
Raffle fine print - Current or former employees of DUFF'S, and past raffle winners are not eligible to enter. Winner need not be present to win.
Photos from Friday's amazing Black Label Society & Judas Priest show at The IZOD Center in New Jersey have been posted in the photo gallery HERE
Join us this Saturday for the official DVD/Blu-ray release party for Ozzy documentary "God Bless Ozzy Ozzbourne". The party starts at 9 PM and we will have a couple dozen copies of it, along with other Ozzy goodies, to give away. As always, no cover charge, 21 and over with ID.
From EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT:
Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most iconic figures in rock and one of the founding fathers of heavy metal, however to many his “Madman” persona has overshadowed his considerable musical achievements. “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” tells for the first time the story of his career from the founding of Black Sabbath through to solo stardom and his wider fame beyond. These were the wild days of his prodigious drug and alcohol intake, of biting the head from a dove at a record company meeting and biting into a bat on stage but also of the tragic death of Randy Rhoads and the reality TV show The Osbournes. The film follows Ozzy’s torturous and emotionally fraught journey from excess to sobriety, which Ozzy regards as his greatest accomplishment. Featuring never before seen footage, new interviews with Ozzy himself, his family, his bandmates, and those who both inspired him and were inspired by him, this is the first film to take viewers inside the mind and psyche of this legendary figure.
Our friends at METALSUCKS.NET have put together a KILLER two night bill this weekend at The Gramercy Theatre, in what hopefully be will become an annual event. DUFF'S will hosting the official after show party (no cover, 21+ with ID) for the first night, Friday. Get all the information you need, as well as ticket links for the show at: http://www.themetalsuckfest.com/
Hailz to the readers of The Village Voice, who voted DUFF'S the best Metal Bar in New York City, 2011. We've garnered almost 25 "Best of NYC" acknowledgements since we opened in 1999 (almost a million years ago!), and each one has been equally appreciated. Much thanks to all the fellow "lifers" who have made a home with us, wherever our location may have been over the years.
MTV2 has posted a interview with our friends Jose Mangin and Richard Christy discussing the new Charred Walls Of The Damned disc "Cold Winds On Timeless Days". In the bit, the gents were kind enough to give props to the bar, while sporting some very sharp attire .
The clip can be viewed here http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/701144/richard-christy-talks-charred-walls-of-the-damned.jhtml#id=1672485
Get more on Charred Walls Of The Damned and The Headbanger's Ball here:
Congratulations to our friends SLAYER today, the 25th Anniversary of the release of "REIGN IN BLOOD", one of the greatest and most influential Metal albums of all-time.
Machine Head was in town last night for a listening party for their latest kick ass offering "Unto The Locust". After getting caught in a clusterfuck of traffic, the band made it's way over to the bar afterwards for a jam session with our friends DIMEBAG NYC. After probably too many shots, said jam session didn't work out too well, lol, but hey, that's rock n' roll. Still, a great a night for the fans who got to throw back some drinks and hang with one of their favorite bands.
Due to Mother Nature, aka, hurricane Irene, our 5th Annual Wingfest will be postponed this weekend, with a rescheduled date likely for next Saturday. We'll let you know here as soon as we have the new date locked in - Thanks
We received a kick-ass care package today at the bar from the very generous folks at the BLS camp. Righteous. BRAVADO handles all of BLS's merch here in the USA and abroad - You can check out all their cool swag here: Black Label Society - Official Merchandise. Look for BLS USA dates this fall (along with Thin Lizzy), supporting Judas Priest on their EPITAPH tour.
Eagle Rock Entertainment has set a July 26 release date for "Double Live - Northstage Theatre 1982 / New York Steel Benefit show 2001", a two-disc DVD set which couples TWISTED SISTER live shows from the start of the band's recording career in 1982 and the beginning of its reunion career in 2001. The show from the North Stage Theater in Long Island in 1982 was the same year as the release of TWISTED SISTER's debut album, "Under The Blade". It features many of the songs from that record along with some brilliant cover versions and is a stunning snapshot of the band in its early days.
Following the terrible events of September 11, 2001, TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup reunited to headline the New York Steel benefit show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on November 28 that year. The concert was a fundraiser for the families of New York police officers and firefighters who had lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center. The reaction to TWISTED SISTER's set was overwhelming and led directly to the ongoing existence of the band today.
"Double Live - Northstage Theatre 1982 / New York Steel Benefit show 2001" track listing:
01. What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You)
03. Tear it Loose
04. Bad Boys (Of Rock 'n' Roll)
05. Lady's Boy
06. Leader of the Pack
07. Under the Blade
08. Shoot 'Em Down
09. Sin After Sin
10. I'll Never Grow Up, Now
11. You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
12. You Know I Cry
13. It's Only Rock 'N' Roll
14. Rock 'n' Roll Saviors
01. What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You)
02. The Kids Are Back
03. Stay Hungry
04. Burn in Hell
05. You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
06. Under the Blade
07. Shoot 'Em Down
08. Come Back
09. You Know I Cry
10. I Wanna Rock
11. We're Not Gonna Take It
12. The Price
The official release/listening party for "Double Live - Northstage Theatre 1982 / New York Steel Benefit show 2001" will be held on Saturday, July 23 at Duff's Brooklyn in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Press release courtesy of www.blabbermouth.net
The bar regulars were treated to a visit from Thrash legends Kerry King and Alex Skolnick who both happened to drop in Monday night. Check out SLAYER's summer tour (with EXODUS and ROB ZOMBIE) which kicks off 7/20 in Reading, PA. All tour dates can be found on the band's official web site HERE
And the hits just keep on comin' - For the second time in less than a month, the infamous Duff's jukebox has rated in another article on NYC's jukeboxes, this time in Time Out New York's "Awesome Rock & Roll Jukeboxes" piece.
FREE Screening at Duff's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on July 9th
Classic raw punk footage and interviews with The Meat Puppets, The Minutemen, Twisted Roots and Redd Kross
On Saturday July 9th, Dave Travis brings A History Lesson Part 1 East for its New York debut at Duff's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The movie will screen at 9 PM.
The director will be on hand to answer any questions about the film and the time and place. The screening is free, however, it is 21 and over with ID.
Duff's is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 168 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211-8400
It has been said that Los Angeles and San Francisco were the last major metropolitan cities in which punk music scenes developed and once it hit California, punk changed shapes numerous times, spread to every corner of the United States and became a permanent fixture in popular culture.
In 1984, a teenage Dave Travis decided to capture punk rock in Los Angeles on video tape, a fascination and hobby that he would continue until 1997, logging in hundreds of hours of Los Angeles area shows and interviews. In "A History Lesson Part 1, Travis presents live footage filmed in the spring of 1984 featuring the Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Twisted Roots and Redd Kross interspersed with interviews of members from each group which examines and puts a perspective on the early years of "psychedelic" punk rock in Los Angeles and Phoenix, AZ. Each song by each group is presented from start to finish.
Travis captured punk bands on video in L.A. for 14 years until 1997 when he decided to put down his camera. In 2000 he became a teacher with stints at John Adams Middle School teaching World and U.S. History and Santee Education Complex, a High School in South Central, L.A. teaching History and Economics. After spending nearly a decade as a teacher, Travis re-united with his passion for video and began digitizing and restoring his old footage. "A History Lesson Part One" is the first fruit harvested from his archive.
Travis also plays cello in the long-time Los Angeles punk / psychedelic / jazz band Carnage Asada.
DVD Info: http://www.seeofsound.com/p.php?s=H1001
The current issue of Cycle Source (now on stands) features a cover story and spread of a wicked ride built by our friend Iliya Hamovic, plus an interview with our rockin' buds KILLCODE. Tom and the lads were kind enough to give a shout out to Duff's in the interview, and we're very appreciative for the kind words.
Get more here:
GOTHAMIST this week gave the bar's renowned jukebox props in their article " NYC's Best Old School Jukeboxes". Almost hard to believe that a CD jukebox is now considered old school, isn't it? The piece can be viewed HERE.
On stands this week - New York Magazine's 3rd annual Boozing Guide - DUFF'S gets a shout out in "The Groove Finder" section HERE:
Visit AM/PM INK for tons of cool metal merch, including DUFF'S stuff. All new, net exclusive swag, and it's easy to order/pay (with FREE shipping in the USA on all DUFF'S merch). Check em' out HERE
A big "Thank You" to everyone who came out last night to the bar to honor Peter. Just like Halloween, it was a very cool, respectful gathering. Biggest thanks saved for Josh Silver, for coming out a difficult night, sharing with the fans, and helping make it a very special night. That's giving back to the fans, and that's fuckin' awesome - Thanks Josh \m/
A toast for our friend today, and an appropriately giant thank you to "The Big Fella" for all the amazing music, the laughs, and for just for being Peter. One of a kind. You are, and will always be missed, worldwide.
I decided to go into storage and find all the photos I had of Peter so I could share them with everyone today. None of them have ever been seen before. A lot of them are from the Carnivore meet & greet ("Greet the Meat"), others just from random nights at the bar. They capture some of the spirit of fun we always had when Peter was around, and hopefully they'll bring a smile to your face today like they did for me. - J.D.
The newly uploaded photos can be viewed in the Peter Steele album here.
A reply to all the inquiries about the bar on Thursday:
Well, it's hard to believe it's been 1 year since Peter's passing. We will be marking this somber occasion at the bar - Just an informal gathering of like minded folks to enjoy Peter's music and celebrate his life. A permanent display will also be unveiled at the bar, it was originally a gift from Peter ( No, it's not his underwear, lol, at least not yet ). We hope to share some never before seen pix of Peter this week too. Here's an excellent 2 part piece (part 2 should be up by the time this is posted) by our friends at METAL SUCKS about Peter one year after his passing : METALSUCKS EXCLUSIVE: ONE YEAR LATER...
Join us this Saturday as we host listening parties for TWO great new albums: from one from Duff McKagan's LOADED - "THE TAKING", and "IN PARADISUM" the debut disc from the power metal super group SYMFONIA. We'll be spinning the SYMFONIA disc first, around 9:30 or so, follow by the LOADED disc. Lots of promo goodies will be given away all night, and as usual, there is no cover charge, and this is an 21 and over event, I.D. required.
Hailed by Metal Sucks as “NYC’s answer to Lamb of God,” New York-based groove/thrash outfit IKILLYA have just completed their debut offering, RECON. On Friday, April 2nd, the band will descend upon the infamous Brooklyn metal hang-out, Duffs, to give hungry headbangers a taste of RECON. The EP is due out later this Spring. HornsUpRocks has already declared IKILLYA, “A lethal dose of adrenalized death metal…”
“We’re really proud of RECON and are excited to share it with our friends at Duffs,” states IKILLYA frontman Jason Lekberg. Lekberg continues, “It’s been an honor to work with everyone on the team on this recording. The experienced production team has helped us capture the aggression and intensity with which we wrote these songs.” RECON was recorded at both Spin Studios (Long Island City, NY) and Nova Studios (Staten Island, NY) and was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Black Tide, This or the Apocalypse). The album was engineered by Paul Suarez (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold), Ryan Kelly (Opeth/Orbs/Winds of Plague), and Armando Subero. Drums on RECON were provided by Jeff Gretz (Zao, Emanuel and the Fear). IKILLYA is: Jason Lekberg (vocals), Dave Kerr (guitar) and Mansa Gory (bass/trumpet).
Download the track “Godsize” for free by joining the IKILLYA mailing list at www.ikillya.com.
Please reply to RSVP for the IKILLYA listening party at Duffs on Saturday, April 2nd and to request RECON.
1. At My Signal
2. …And Hell Followed With Him
7. Bombs Away
8. Escape Plan
9. Jet Fuel Genetic
10. Echoes In Eternity
Join us Saturday the 26th for the official release/listening party for "SIN-ATRA", the All Star Heavy Metal/Hard Rock tribute to Frank Sinatra. View the official press release for the "SIN-ATRA" disc below:
A New Twist On The Music Of Frank Sinatra
Eagle Rock Presents
~CD Released March 29, 2011~
New York, NY (February 10, 2011)--What would timeless songs like “New York, New York,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” and “Fly Me To The Moon,” sound like cranked out of Marshall stacks, crooned by members of Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Anthrax, Mr. Big, or Queensr˙che? This can now be experienced on SIN-Atra, a brand new album to be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment on March 29, 2011. [MSRP $13.98]
This all-star project, created from the team that brought you the merry, molten melodies of We Wish You A Metal Xmas, reinvents the classic songs that the great Frank Sinatra performed and, in turn, made famous. These twelve cherished tunes, written by some of the greatest songwriters of all time, are given a radical hard rock/heavy metal treatment, resulting in electrically charged versions of the classics.
Some of the most potent and recognizable voices of rock rework such legendary gems as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Strangers In The Night,” and “That’s Life,” including Dee Snider, Robin Zander, Glenn Hughes, Joey Belladonna, Geoff Tate, , Tim “Ripper” Owens, Eric Martin, and dUg Pinnick. Producers Bob Kulick, of KISS and Meat Loaf fame, and Brett Chassen, recreated these songs on guitar and drums, respectively, rounded out by Billy Sheehan (bass) and Doug Katsaros (keyboards, orchestration). Also making an appearance as lead guitarist on “That’s Life” is renowned rock guitarist Richie Kotzen.
These familiar favorites are beloved the world over, but they’ve never been heard like this before! “A fantastic CD,” says executive producer Wendy Dio, “keeping the era alive with today's musicians.”
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1.) New York, New York - Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad)
2.) I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
3.) Summerwind - Geoff Tate (Queensr˙che)
4.) It Was A Very Good Year - Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
5.) Witchcraft - Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth)
6.) Fly Me To The Moon - Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
7.) Lady Is A Tramp - Eric Martin (Mr. Big)
8.) Strangers In The Night - Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
9.) High Hopes - Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway)
10.) I’ve Got The World On A String - dUg Pinnick (King’s X)
11.) Love And Marriage - Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)
12.) That’s Life - Jani Lane (Warrant)
This just in - The folks at NYC.com have compiled a list of the top 20 jukeboxes in New York City, with DUFF'S crackin' the top ten at # 8. For a Metal jukebox, that's pretty goddamn cool, and definitely a victory of sorts for the Metal scene. We'll take it.
Barfinder.com has informed us that DUFF'S has been named in their list of the top 100 bars in the country (to be exact, #37 out of 60,000 listed). As we are fond of saying, a bar is only as good as the people who drink there - so, many thanks to our patrons. And we'll drink to that \m/
Calling all Sexy Rocker Ladies !!! Casting SEXY - ROCKER CHICKS for new TV "docuseries"
Are you a ROCKER chick that likes to party like a ROCKSTAR?
Iconic Casting is looking for sexy women who love rock music and live a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle for a new docu-series. We are casting individual women as well as groups of friends who work and PARTY in the Rock n’ Roll world (examples: photographers, band managers, bartender for a rock bar, tour with a band or any other aspect of the Rock n’ Roll life), party hard and rock even harder.
Must be 21+
Personality a must
- Casting Call info:
- WHERE: DUFF's BROOKLYN
168 Marcy Ave, (BTWN S. 5th & Broadway) Williamsburg(718) 599-2092 / www.duffsbrooklyn.com
- WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2011 - 9PM - 11PM
THIS IS THE ONLY CASTING CALL SO MAKE SURE YOU GET THERE ON TIME TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE SHOW!!!
Join us this Saturday as we celebrate the bar's 12th year of headbangin' decadence. 2010, more than previous years, brought a lot of highs and lows for the bar and the metal realm itself. The lows, of course, being the passing our friend Peter Steele, the incomparable Ronnie James Dio, and Paul Gray. Unfortunately, as the genre ages, we'lll be seeing more this, but that's life. A scroll through the news page here brings home some of the highlights of 2010 at bar - The Super Bowl party with Kerry Fuckin' King, Hellyeah photo shoot/watching Vinnie Paul air drum along to "13 Steps" on the jukebox, parties with Exodus, Watain and 1349, Dio & Dime tribute/fundraisers for charity, 2 release parties for Black Sabbath, and the list goes on and on. The best of all though, is always meeting fellow fans from all over the world and sharing our events and rockin' good times. That's always #1. We thank you for your support all these years \m/
A casting call will be held at the bar later this month, more details TBA:
Casting SEXY - ROCKER CHICKS for new TV "docuseries"
Do you love Rock N’ Roll?
Do guys in bands rock your world?
Have you gone to extremes to get into concerts, backstage or on the bus to hang out… or hook up…with your favorite Rock Star?
Iconic Casting is looking for sexy women who love rock music and live a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle for a new docu-series. We are casting individual women as well as groups of friends who party hard and rock even harder.
Email the following info to Christopher@iconiccasting.com
- Phone Number(s)
- City, State(s)
- What is/are your favorite Band/Musician
- To what extremes have you gone to follow a band (ie - toured with the band, been to 100 shows, made out with security to get back stage, etc)
- Tell us how you live a rock ‘n’ roll life style.
- What bands/musicians have you met, hung out with, dated, hooked up with, etc.
- ATTACH current photo
- Must be 21+
- Personality a must
Today, January fourth, sadly marks what would have been Peter's 49th birthday. We held an informal get together at the bar back on Halloween, as a celebration of Peter and his favorite holiday. The event was taped, and today seems like an appropriate day to revisit that evening. R.I.P. "Green Man", you are missed ...
C'mon out this Thursday (6 PM to 10:30 PM) to the bar as we hold our second annual blood drive for The New York Blood Center. Last year we donated 37 pints, just barely missing the 40 pint maximum. With your help, we hope to hit that target this year. Free refreshments will be served by The Blood Center, and DUFF'S has stepped up to give everyone who gives blood this year a free event t-shirt (see below). Join us as we kick off the New Year with this pain- free, life saving event !!
We gave away our 6th Dean Dimebag guitar this past Saturday, will all the proceeds from the raffle going to VH1's Save The Music Foundation. We raised a respectable $ 560.00. This year's guitar winner was Sal from the Bronx, and the tattoo winner was Nina (tattoo photos to be posted later).
Much thank everyone who participated this year, and of course to our friends at Dean Guitars - The World's Finest Guitars, Beaver Tattoos in Queens, and to John C. for his invaluable assistance. Happy and safe Holidays everyone.
You can contribute directly to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation HERE
DUFF'S has made the cut in the top Metal Bars/Eats list in New York on CBS.com. Check out the list HERE. The list was compiled by Metal expert and author Steve Seabury. His new (and very entertaining) cookbook "Mosh Potatoes" featuring recipes from the biggest acts and personalities in Heavy Metal, is on sale now. Get more information on Steve and his book: Mosh Potatoes by Steve Seabury
Check your local listings for VH1's "That Metal Show" airing this Saturday - The episode, "Scrap Metal", is the end of the season wrap up show, and was filmed at the bar. It was a hoot to once again have the TMS crew at "The Mecca" (this is the third time Scrap Metal was filmed at the bar), and we congratulate them on another successful season, and thank them for flying the Metal flag high.
The new issue of The Amazing Spiderman (#649) has a cameo by the bar's previous location on North 3rd Street as "A Biker Bar near the East River":
This Saturday, December 4th is our 5th annual DIMEBAG party, celebrating the life and music of Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott. This year, we will once again be raffling off a Dean Dimebag guitar, donated very generously by our friends at Dean Guitars. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the VH1 Save The Music | VH1 Save The Music Foundation (the winner of the guitar will be picked at our holiday party, December 19th). Since we moved the bar to Brooklyn in 2004, we've been able to raise over $ 8,500 for metal related charities, and with some extra effort this year, we hope to break the $10,000 mark. We you'll hope join us for one of the more raucous events of the year as we remember Dime, and raise some cash for a great charity.
Raffle fine print: Employees of DUFF'S and past raffle winners are not eligible to enter. No purchase necessary (other than the raffle ticket- $10 each). Winner need not be present to win, and entries by mail are acceptable. The guitar will be shipped anywhere in the world, free of charge. Any questions -firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck !!!
DUFF'S, along with Eagle Rock Entertainment and Rhino records, is proud to be hosting the official CD/DVD release party for HEAVEN AND HELL'S " NEON NIGHTS ". The blistering live set, captured at The Wacken Festival, June 30th 2009, is the final professionally filmed and recorded live show of the band with the late great Ronnie James Dio (who turns in a stellar performance, as usual). In addition to screening the DVD and cranking the audio good and loud on the bar's sound system, we'll be giving away free copies of the new release. The event is for fans 21 and older, there is no cover or admission charge, and we'll fire up the tunes at approximately 9:30. "Neon Knights ! All Right !!"
A belated thanks (these hangovers aren't getting any easier) to everyone involved in another amazing weekend at the bar. The Halloween party on Saturday was a RIOT, and we had a great time with the always rockin' Jasmin St. Claire. And Sunday - Amazing. It was a calm, respectful, and that word again, bittersweet evening. A very civilized affair. I'm not so sure Peter would have approved (no human sacrifices or anything, lol). All the thanks in the world to Cathy and her family for coming out and spending time and sharing with the fans. It was a very special Halloween, one for "The Big Fella" - J. Duff
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 - Your friends at DUFF'S
Join us for our annual Halloween Bash at the bar where, along with the usual mischief, we will be hosting a meet & greet with former XXX star, Wrestler, and Metal VJ, Jasmin St. Claire. Jasmin will be signing copies of her new autobiography "What the hell was I thinking?!! Confessions of the World's Most Controversial Sex Symbol", which will be released by BearManor Media in November.
It's been almost a year since we hosted the official CD release party for SLAYER'S "WORLD PAINTED BLOOD", which is still in very heavy rotation on the bar's jukebox. We filmed some of the antics that evening and made a video for those of you who missed out, and for those who have no recollection of the evening. Once again, the video was put together by mo chara, Sean Patrick Murphy, who always manages to make sense of these wild nights. More importantly, he accepts payment in potatoes, which is helpful in this economy. Dig it: