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Kittie @ B.B. King Blues Club (2/12/2007)

Kittie was hitting NYC with their newest lineup and to make this a killer night had brought along some incredible opening bands. The cold from the streets of NYC were avoided inside the confines of the B.B. King Blues Club tonight as 36 Crazyfists, Dead To Fall, Walls Of Jericho and In This Moment helped make it all the more memorable a night. To see our photos and comments about the event just read past the logo. Enjoy.

Logo - Kittie

Artist: Kittie
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Walls Of Jericho, Dead To Fall, 36 Crazyfists, In This Moment
Date: 2/12/2007
Label: X Of Infamy Records

Kittie has been one of the dominating forces in female Metal groups since their beginnings in 1996 and tonight this Canadian export would return to New York after a long absence. If one could judge by the response from the attending crowd you could be sure that this was a very welcome visit. Joining them would be a massive support slot that featured In This Moment (a new Century Media Records signing), Dead To Fall, 36 Crazyfists and Walls Of Jericho and as expected this performance would be at B.B. King Blues Club. The venue has started off the Metal year right and continues to be one of the mainstays for shows of this kind. Here is a little bit on how the night went down in order of the bands that appeared.
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“Walls Of Jericho” (remaster) by Helloween

Artist: Helloween
Title: “Walls Of Jericho” (remaster)
Label: Castle Music/Sanctuary Records
Release Date: 4/25/2006
Genre: Power Metal
Rating: 8/10

When one thinks of Power Metal, one of the names that comes up as among the first to venture into this new genre of Metal is the one and only Helloween. The band was ahead of its time and mixed the newer speed metal riffing along with incredible melodic displays to an extraordinary result. This release of “Walls Of Jericho” in an expanded version is a treat for all Metal fans because not only does it include the original album, but it also has the impossible to find “Helloween” EP for its first 5 tracks. The lineup of these early years consisted of Kai Hansen (vocals and guitar), Ingo Schwichtenberg (drums), Markus Grosskopf (bass), & Michael Weikath (guitar) and when you listen to these formative songs you will find the band performing at blistering speeds on most of the tracks. By 1985’s standards this was a refreshing change from the “Hair Metal” stuff that was killing the real headbangers. Music of the 80’s in that style needed a kick in its own tail to remind the world that Metal was as much an attitude as a musical form. The band also had some chops in the live sense and they showcase this on the included tracks from the “Treasure Chest” EP.
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