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Suicide City

Formed: 2005
From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Suicide City News

Below is our complete Suicide City news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

The End Records Compilation For Free Download

Toward the end of 2009, The End Records released a 99 cent 17 track sampler on iTunes. Now, in celebration of March Metal Month, the label has released a 20 track sampler for free download on Amazon.com! (May be only available to visitors in the U.S.)

1. The 69 Eyes "Dead Girls Are Easy" (3:53)
2. Dir En Grey "Dozing Green (Live)" (3:57)
3. Creature With the Atom Brain "Transylvania" (5:59)
4. Autumn "Liar Emilie" (6:01)
5. Cable "Running Out Of Roads To Ride" (4:55)
6. Goes Cube "Grinding The Knife Blade" (3:15)
7. Early Man "Someone Else's Nightmare" (3:52)
8. Shining "Fisheye" (5:07)
9. Karl Sanders "Rapture Of The Empty Spaces" (4:23)
10. Novembers Doom "A Eulogy For The Living Lost" (6:30)
11. Suicide City "The Best Way" (4:11)
12. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter "Der Weg (Live)" (3:56)
13. Sigh "L'art De Mourir" (4:55)
14. Borknagar "Havoc" (6:41)
15. Laethora "A.S.K.E." (3:39)
16. Hull "Architect" (6:54)
17. These Are They "The Indweller" (6:38)
18. Vreid "Milorg" (6:21)
19. Sarke "Old" (2:06)
20. Red Planet;Nattefrost "Sin Goddammit" Fenriz' (4:10)

You can download the free compilation here.

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The End Records Sampler On iTunes For 99 Cents

The End Records is thrilled to offer AMALGAMATE, a seventeen track sampler on iTunes for only $0.99. Featuring an exclusive track from Dir En Grey, plus unreleased songs from upcoming albums by Creature With the Atom Brain, Sigh and Early Man, AMALGAMATE showcases The End's heavier artists conveniently on one album. See the link and track listing below.

Kicking things off in 2010 will be Sigh with their classically infused orchestral metal on "Scenes From Hell," and the video game inspired electro indie rock from Super 8-bit Brothers on "Brawl," both out January 19th. The highly anticipated album from Creature With the Atom Brain entitled "Transylvania" will be released on February 2nd, which combines 60s inspired rock with dark and hypnotic psychedelic grooves. Norway’s Shining will also release their hard hitting hybrid of jazz and metal entitled "Blackjazz" on February 2nd. Laethora, which features Niklas Sundin of Dark Tranquillity, are set to release "The Light In Which We All Burn" on April 27th and consists of thirteen epic tracks of violent and powerful death/grind metal performed with intense passion and ferocity. More albums will be announced shortly.

Here is the "Amalgamate" track listing:

1. Dead Girls Are Easy – The 69 Eyes
2. Dozing Green (Live) – Dir En Grey
3. Transylvania – Creature With the Atom Brain
4. Liar – Emilie Autumn
5. Running Out of Roads to Ride – Cable
6. Grinding the Knife Blade – Goes Cube
7. Someone Else’s Nightmare – Early Man
8. Rapture of the Empty Spaces – Karl Sanders
9. A Eulogy for the Living Lost – November’s Doom
10. The Best Way – Suicide City
11. Der Weg (Live) – Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
12. L’art de Mourir – Sigh
13. Architect – Hull
14. The Indweller – These Are They
15. Milorg – Vreid
16. Old – Sarke
17. Sin Goddammit – Fenriz Red Planet & Nattefrost

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Suicide City Cancels US Tour Dates

New York's Suicide City has issued the following update regarding the cancellation of their upcoming tour:

"Due to circumstances beyond our control, SUICIDE CITY regretfully are unable to do the previously booked U.S. tour."

"New tour dates are being booked and will be available shortly."

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Suicide City Announces US Tour Dates

New York metal band, Suicide City, which features ex-members of Kittie and Biohazard, has announced the following US tour dates:

09/03 - Gullify’s, Camp Hill, PA
09/04 - Diesel, Pittsburgh, PA
09/05 - Penny Arcade, Rochester, NY
09/06 - The Summit, Erie, PA
09/08 - Shaker’s, Cambridge, OH
09/09 - Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH
09/10 - Frankie’s, Toledo, OH
09/11 - Small Planet, Lansing, MI
09/12 - Harpo’s, Detroit, MI
09/13 - The Loft, Bay City, MI
09/15 - Lizard’s, Indianapolis, IN
09/16 - Double Door, Chicago, IL
09/17 - Scatz, Madison, WI
09/18 - The Warehouse, La Crosse, WI
09/20 - What’s Up Lounge, Mankato, MN
09/22 - Spicolli’s, Waterloo, IA
09/23 - The ICM, Champaign, IL
09/24 - Pop’s, St. Louis, MO
09/27 - The Otherside, Tulsa, OK
09/29 - Click’s, Tyler, TX
09/30 - Tree’s, Dallas, TX
10/01 - The Warehouse, San Antonio, TX
10/02 - Le Modular Café, Laredo, TX
10/03 - Smokin’ Aces, McAllen, TX
10/05 - The High Ground, New Orleans, LA
10/09 - Ground Zero, Spartanburg, SC
10/17 - Championship, Trenton, NJ

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Suicide City Announces CD Release Party Show

New York City's Suicide City has announced a CD release party at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. the details for the show are as follows:

Wednesday, August 5th @ Highline Ballroom (NYC)
Doors: 8PM, ALL AGES
Tickets: $10 Advance, $12 Day Of Show

Suicide City will release their debut album, "Frenzy," on August 4th.

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Revolver Offers Compilation For Free Download

When you are at Mayhem Fest this year, you can visit the Revolver tent to pick up your free Limited Edition Revolver/Mayhem special mini magazine. The magazine is just like the regular Revolver magazine, only smaller. It is 42 pages and features 26 bands such as Job For a Cowboy, Anthrax, Darkest Hour, Baroness, and Dying Fetus. The magazine is jam packed with exclusive interviews, but what is not included is the exclusive 21 track compilation, which you can download online in it's entirety for free.

Here's the compilation's tracklisting:

1. Job For A Cowboy “Regurgitated Disinformation”
2. Impending Doom “More Than Conquerors”
3. For Today “Saul of Tarsus (The Messenger)”
4. Baroness “Wanderlust”
5. Dying Fetus “Homicidal Retribution”
6. Narrows “Chambered”
7. Reign Supreme “And Come What May”
8. The 69 Eyes “Dead Girls Are Easy”
9. Living Colour “Behind The Sun”
10. Sugar Red Drive “One More Time”
11. Bigelf “The Evils of Rock & Roll”
12. Suicide City “The Best Way”
13. Graves of Valor “Locusta”
14. Tombs “Gossamer”
15. Darkest Hour “No God”
16. Bury Your Dead “Without You”
17. Carnifex “In Coalesce With Filth and Faith”
18. Wretched “Aborning”
19. Within The Ruins “Extinguish Them”
20. Corpus Christi “Fight For Your King”
21. Arise and Ruin “Doom Sentence”

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Suicide City Offering Free MP3 For Download

Suicide City, the band featuring ex-Biohazard guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former Kittie bassist Jennifer Arroyo, are set to release their debut full-length album "Frenzy" on August 4th via The End Records. The band is currently offering an MP3 from the album titled "The Best Way" as a free download. The song can be found here.

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Biohazard's Original Line-up To Reunite For Shows

The original lineup of the highly influential New York-based group Biohazard, whose intense fusion of the aggression of hardcore, punk and thrash metal with the socio-critical commentary and authenticity of hip-hop earned the band extensive international acclaim will reunite for a series of performances in the summer of 2008 to commemorate the band's 20th anniversary. Bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei, drummer Danny Schuler and guitarist Bobby Hambel have not performed together publicly since 1995, when Hambel left the group at the end of the touring cycle for Biohazard's third album and major-label debut, "State Of The World Address."

Like its predecessor, the landmark "Urban Discipline" (1992), "State Of The World Address" sold more than 1 million copies worldwide and capped the band's evolution from a Brooklyn local favorite into an international success. In recent years, Schuler kept busy by playing drums for the band Bloodclot and occasionally mixing music for other artists, frequently in collaboration with Graziadei. In addition to his success with his new band Suicide City (currently working on the second release), Graziadei also stays active producing and recording bands in his studio; Underground Sound Studios. Seinfeld, meanwhile, remained in the public eye via high-profile appearances on HBO (five seasons on the critically acclaimed prison drama "Oz") and VH1 ("SuperGroup"), as well as a column in Stuff magazine. Additionally, he shot photos for such publications as Playboy, Penthouse and FHM and voiced characters in the video games Manhunt, The Warriors and the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto IV, and as CEO of Teravision, he currently manages the career of his wife, leading adult film star Tera Patrick, whom he has directed and performed with under the name Spyder Jonez. He also recently launched a new band, The Spyderz.

Seinfeld admits that none of these extracurricular activities would have been possible without the success of Biohazard, and looks forward to returning to his roots. "Biohazard was the single most important chapter in our lives," he says. "Our music brought us together and helped us rise up out of the streets of Brooklyn. Our journey has been an amazing one, and for me, it's all about my brothers Billy, Bobby and Danny, and of course the fans, whose undying support has never given up on the hopes of a reunion of the original band. I'm proud to announce that the four of us have decided to bring our special brand of hardcore tribal ceremony better known as a Biohazard live show to select venues across the globe. Here comes the pain, and see you in the pit, motherfuckers!" Adds Hambel, "We owe it to ourselves and to everyone who wants to see the original band reunite. We've lost a lot of great friends and musicians over the years, but we're still here — and it's time to set the record straight!"

In early January, the original Biohazard members met and rehearsed together for the first time in a dozen years. "To be in the same room with old friends again fuckin' rocked," says Graziadei. "We created something unique back in the day and I'm psyched we can all hang together and recapture that vibe. It's like time stood still and we're all 19 again!" "I'm extremely happy that we're all friends again," Schuler adds. "Life is too short, and all the fights, rumors and beefs don't matter anymore. What matters is the four of us being friends and getting up on stage again together. I can't wait to do this."

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Suicide City Sign Euro Deal With I Scream Records

SUICIDE CITY, the new group featuring ex-BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, has inked a deal with I Scream Records for the European release of their self-financed "Not My Year" EP. A September 21 release is expected.

Originally issued in May 2005, "Not My Year" has reportedly sold over 5,000 copies hand to hand, without the help of "proper" distribution.

SUICIDE CITY entered the studio in January to begin recording its new full-length album, for a late 2007 release. "The new material is taking SUICIDE CITY to the next level... and we can't wait to share it all with you," the group previously stated.

SUICIDE CITY's Jennifer Arroyo and Karl Bernholtz were interviewed by Roxwel last November during the CMJ Music Marathon about their video for the song "Give Me Your Pity". Watch the video interview at this location.

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Suicide City Announce More Tour Dates

SUICIDE CITY, the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will kick off their "Perfect Timing Summer Tour 2006" tonight (July 15) at Mark's Showplace in Bedford, NH. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jul. 15 - Bedford, NH - Mark's Showplace
Jul. 16 - Red Bank, NJ - Chubbys
Jul. 18 - Reading, PA - The Silo
Jul. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Loft
Jul. 20 - Cleveland, OH - The Pirates Cove
Jul. 21 - Chicago, IL - Stage 83
Jul. 22 - Lansing, MI - The Rock Spot
Jul. 23 - Detroit, MI - TNT's
Jul. 25 - Columbus, OH - High Five
Jul. 26 - Cincinnati, OH - Poison Room
Jul. 27 - Huntington, WV - Monkey Bar
Jul. 28 - Danville, VA - Plan B
Jul. 29 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx nightclub
Jul. 30 - Chelmsford, MA - Reflections Lounge
Aug. 03 - New York, NY - CBGB (video shoot)
Aug. 12 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint (two shows: all ages at 12:00 p.m. and 21+ at 8:00 p.m.)
Aug. 15 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom (w/ GWAR)
Aug. 16 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre (w/ GWAR)
Aug. 17 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts (w/ GWAR)
Aug. 18 - Toledo, OH - Headliners

Since the May 2005 release of their self-financed EP, entitled "Not My Year", SUICIDE CITY have reportedly sold over 4,000 CDs hand to hand, without the help of "proper" distribution.

For more information, visit www.suicidecity.com.

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Suicide City Complete US Tour, Planning 2006 Tour

Suicide City has completed their first US tour with Mindless Self Indulgence with great success. Since the May 2005 release of their self-financed EP entitled, "Not My Year", the band has sold over 4000 CDs hand to hand, without the help of any distribution - completely DIY. With their first shows since home from tour, the other weekend in NYC (@ CBGB's) and Philly (@ The Pontiac Grille) their local following witnessed the fine tuned band at their best, with Philly ending in singer Karl Bernholtz spending the night in jail as a result of heavy partying on South Street.

The band is currently in the studio working on new music and will be doing local shows in the North East until they head out on another US tour in February.

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Biohazard Is Done, Frontman Comments

In a recent interview with Britain's Zero Tolerance magazine, BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei confirmed that the band's recently released tenth album, "Means to an End", will also be their last: BIOHAZARD are splitting up.

"It was a natural progression with the band," Billy said. "We've grown in different areas. I have a daughter and I'm focusing now on my other band SUICIDE CITY [also featuring former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo]; Danny [Schuler, drums] has three kids now, so things have really changed for him; Evan [Seinfeld, vocals and bass] is doing his big porno-acting thing now, and that's cool. One of the things about BIOHAZARD is that it's your life, your way. So to each his own.

"I think over the years we just grew apart," Billy continued. "I've come to a stage in my life where I've come full circle and music is only for pleasure now. Don't get me wrong, I always dug it, always enjoyed it, I've had a fucking great time, but I didn't know any better. All I had was music. But my reality now is that I have a family and we've got to pay the bills. I'm no different from you — we've both got to buy the same token to ride a train, you know? So I'm back in the workforce, hanging out with my buddies at the weekend and dealing with the bullshit so I can enjoy the pleasures of life, like making music."

"Means to an End" is available now on SPV Records.

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Suicide City To Support Mindless Self Indulgence

SUICIDE CITY, the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will be supporting MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE on the following dates:

Sep. 21 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Sep. 22 - The Masquerade - Tampa, FL
Sep. 23 - Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sep. 24 - House Of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Sep. 27 - House of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
Sep. 28 - Ridglea Theatre - Fort Worth, TX
Sep. 30 - T Lounge - El Paso, TX
Oct. 01 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Oct. 02 - Soma Sidestage - San Diego, CA
Oct. 06 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 07 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Oct. 09 - Loveland - Portland, OR
Oct. 10 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Oct. 12 - Lo Fi Cafe - Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 13 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
Oct. 18 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
Oct. 21 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Oct. 22 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY

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Mindless Self Indulgence Announce Tour Dates

Mindless Self Indulgence have lined up a new set of dates, almost all of which will see Suicide City (Biohazard, Ex-Kittie) as direct support, here's the schedule:

September 21st Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Feat. Retard-O-Bot)
September 22nd Tampa, FL - The Masquerade
September 23rd Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution (Feat. Retard-O-Bot)
September 24th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues (Feat. Retard-O-Bot)
September 27th Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock (Feat. Retard-O-Bot)
September 28th Ft. Worth, TX Ridglea Theatre (Feat. Retard-O-Bot)
September 30th El Paso, TX - T Lounge (Feat. Retard-O-Bot)
October 01st Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
October 02nd San Diego, CA - SOMA Sidestage
October 06th Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
October 07th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
October 08th Mountain View, CA - Download Festival
October 09th Portland, OR - Loveland
October 10th Seattle, WA - El Corazon
October 12th Salt Lake City, UT - Lo-Fi Cafe
October 13th Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
October 18th Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
October 21st Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
October 22nd Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey (Feat. Theo & The Skyscrapers)
October 29th New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience

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Suicide City To Support Mindless Self Indulgence

SUICIDE CITY (formerly RODEK), the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will b supporting MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE on an East Coast tour beginning on July 1. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Jul. 01 - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
Jul. 02 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
Jul. 03 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA
Jul. 08 - Webster Hall – New York, NY

SUICIDE CITY formed in 2004 when five talented and experienced artists, sharing the same passion in music, crossed paths. For the past several years, Billy Graziadei of BIOHAZARD has been producing bands from many different parts of the world. While producing tracks for THE GROOVENICS, their singer, Karl Bernholtz, and Graziadei realized they had many common musical interests. Bernholtz and Graziadei quickly began writing material and soon hooked up with New York-based drummer Dan Lamagna and GROOVENICS/GHOST FIGHT guitarist AJ Marchetta. KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo joined up with the band shortly after, solidifying the SUICIDE CITY lineup. Jennifer has recently left KITTIE to give 100 percent of her time and effort to SUICIDE CITY.

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Suicide City To Join Mouth of Madness Tour

SUICIDE CITY (formerly RODEK), the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will be joining the "Mouth of Madness" tour with OTEP, DEVILDRIVER, GIZMACHI and DAYSEND for several dates in early June. SUICIDE CITY will be featured as a special guest on the following shows:

Jun. 08 – Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Jun. 10 - Knitting Factory - New York, NY
Jun. 11 - 2686/Club Ritual - Levitttown, NY
Jun. 12 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Jun. 14 – Chameleon - Lancaster, PA
Jun. 15 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Jun. 18 – Jaxx - Springfield, VA

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Suicide City Announce Long Island Gig

SUICIDE CITY (formerly RODEK), the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will play two shows this Saturday, May 7, at the Club Ritual in Levittown, NY. The first performance is an all-ages show in the afternoon. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Then SUICIDE CITY takes the stage again for a second 18+ show. Doors for the second show open at 10:00 p.m.

SUICIDE CITY formed in 2004 when five talented and experienced artists, sharing the same passion in music, crossed paths. For the past several years, Billy Graziadei of BIOHAZARD has been producing bands from many different parts of the world. While producing tracks for THE GROOVENICS, their singer, Karl Bernholtz, and Graziadei realized they had many common musical interests. Bernholtz and Graziadei quickly began writing material and soon hooked up with New York-based drummer Dan Lamagna and GROOVENICS/GHOST FIGHT guitarist AJ Marchetta. KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo joined up with the band shortly after, solidifying the SUICIDE CITY lineup. Jennifer has recently left KITTIE to give 100 percent of her time and effort to SUICIDE CITY.

SUICIDE CITY's new EP, "Not My Year", will be available at the show.

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Jennifer Arroyo Explains Departure From Kittie

Former Kittie bassist Jennifer Arroyo has also weighed in on the announcement she and Lisa Marx quit the band.

"Yes, I left Kittie," Arroyo wrote in an online posting. "It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make in my life, but sometimes in life you have to make decisions for yourself. This was one of them. I love Morgan [Lander, guitar/vocals] and Mercedes [Lander, drums] with all my heart and they know that. There is no bad blood WHAT-SO-EVER. In fact, I hope Artemis finally decides to drop the band so THEY can move on with their lives. They truly deserve it after all the wrongs that have been done to the band Kittie."

"I'm not going ANYWHERE… no no no!!!! I'm devoting all my efforts into Suicide City and can't wait to see ALL OF YOU with my boys in tow. It's my heart and I couldn't be more excited about the future!!!

"Thank you for all the support and love... the three years with Kittie was some of the best times of my life… thank you all for the memories... I had an awesome time!!!

"See you with Suicide City!"

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Suicide City Songs Posted Online

Suicide City (previously reportedly named "Rodek" back in January 2004), a five-piece featuring Biohazad pair Bill Graziadei and Danny Schuler and Kittie's Jennifer Arroyo, have posted two new tracks at their Myspace site. The songs, taken from their upcoming EP, are 'Undone' and 'Diluted'.

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