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Check Out The Trailer For “Kittie”; A 20th Anniversary Documentary

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I’ve been hearing about this documentary for a number of months now and I am excited to share the press release and the trailer for said film with you all. The documentary gives us a keen look inside the beginnings, the middle and the now in the lives of the Canadian Metal band KITTIE. Check out the trailer below and then you can absorb the press release.

The Press Release:


NEW YORK – Canadian metal act KITTIE will debut a career spanning documentary to be released next year. The trailer for the epic will premier Friday September 25, 2015 at 9pm in London, Ontario, Canada at the historic Hyland Cinema (240 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON N6J 2L4, Canada) in conjunction with the Canadian Premiere of “Nintendo Quest: The Most Unofficial and Unauthorized Nintendo Documentary Ever!” in part with the London Comic Con Convention. The trailer will appear online after the screening on the band’s Facebook page.
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Former Kittie/Suicide City Bassist Ms. Jenncity (Jennifer Arroyo) Will Be On “Big Brother”

I’m not too sure about how many of the PiercingMetal Musings blog readers are fans of Reality Television shows but there just might be a few of you out there and based on one of the participants on the “Big Brother” program this season I am posting a blurb blog note for you all to be aware of. It seems that the popular CBS television show is getting a dose of Metal this coming season by bringing Miss Jennifer Arroyo into the house. This will be the second “Metal Person” to compete with the first being Adam Poch who while I do not know personally, does know many of my Metal circle people. To my knowledge Jennifer will be the first musician of note to play.

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PiercingMetal Visits Ms. Jenncity & “Wicked Threads/What’s Next Shoes” Fashion Show

Today was the day of the annual Bay Ridge “Third Avenue Festival” and this event brings hundreds upon hundreds of vendors to the area and several thousand visitors to our streets all in search of bargains, good eats and entertainment. Depending on what you like to eat, you can find pretty much of everything along the two mile span that the festival runs based on the area’s own restaurants and if you are a fan of the standard sausage and pepper hero that you find at every single festival well there were plenty of those folks as well selling the stuff as they are apt to do time and time again. There are plenty of bars and many offering up music that spanned the Rock and Pop genre while hair salons and clothing stores seemed to cater to having DJ’s in front of their establishments. Today’s adventure for me was based on my learning that Suicide City’s own Jennifer Arroyo or Ms. Jenncity to use her nom de guerre, would be hosting a fashion show down at the What’s Next show store located on 3rd Avenue between Bay Ridge Parkway and Ovington Avenue. It was a nice afternoon and I felt it would be fun to see Jenn acting as emcee instead of throttling her bass guitar for a change, so I wrapped up the PiercingMetal camera and headed on down to the store.

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Suicide City @ Highline Ballroom (8/5/2009)

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Artist: Suicide City
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Hate In The Box
Date: 8/5/2009
Label: The End Records

To celebrate their signing to The End Records and the release of their debut recording “Frenzy”, New York Punkers Suicide City would make a special appearance at the Highline Ballroom and this super affordable show would give their fans a night of music, sideshow antics and all sorts of other craziness all for under $15. There would be a total of four bands on this evening and while Suicide City was essentially the main attraction tonight they would go on second in order to take advantage of the night and get to mingle with their fans that had come out to help toast this brand new album. Before the music began, well the live stuff I mean, we found the talented folks who make up the Cirque Du Rock doing some of their things for a very curious crowd.
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“Not My Year” by Suicide City

Artist: Suicide City
Title: “Not My Year”
Label: Unsigned
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Post Hardcore/Punk
Rating: Very Good

Suicide City is the energetic new group formed by Billy Graziadei (Biohazard) and Jennifer Arroyo (Kittie). The interesting thing you will find right off the bat is that instead of finding a new version of Biohazard or Kittie you find that the group takes a different approach and takes you into a more power punk/post hardcore type of vibe. Fans of the pair who might have wanted this to be the case risk being disappointed but if you are one of those fans that enjoy the constant change that music offers there is a chance that you will be pleasantly surprised. There is a level of the teenage angst screamo going on which might turn off some folks and I admit that is not my cup of tea either but one has to agree with an artists desire to work into a growing in popularity style. Of the five tracks I enjoyed “Give Me Your Pity” and “Diemonds” the most and found them catchier than the rest over the couple of listens I was able to give the recording. Having caught the band live I can add that they are a very energetic group onstage and do keep the audiences attention through their set. I would expect this to be the result though given Graziadei and Arroyos level of stage charisma from their many years of touring. The other members of the band are Karl Bernholtz (vocals), Danny Lamagna (drums) and AJ Marchetta (guitar) and together they manage to deliver an EP with powerful, electric songs that are instantly relevant to the type of music being performed today. Bernholtz does a lot of screaming across the recording, but also softens it up a bit at times. The amount of bands using this model makes me want to hear more melody from him, and perhaps if a full-length release comes out we shall see what else he can do. Musically it is rather sound but not overly complex or technical. I feel that fans of bands like Finch and Zao would go for these guys as well and while still unsigned, Suicide City offers you a professional recording that works best with the dial on “loud”. If this is your preferred style or you are just curious make sure to check them out.
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