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Quality video footage of KITTIE‘s September 7 performance at the Spread The Metal festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below.

KITTIE released a best-of compilation, “Not So… Safe”, in September 2012 via eOne Music. The collection featured tracks from the band’s records “Spit” (1999), “Oracle” (2001), “Safe” (2002), “In The Black” (2009) and “I’ve Failed You” (2011).

KITTIE‘s latest album, “I’ve Failed You”, sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 178 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band’s previous CD, “In The Black”, opened with around 3,400 units back in 2009 to land at No. 132.

KITTIE‘s fourth album, “Funeral for Yesterday”, registered a first-week tally of 9,000 in February 2007 to enter the chart at No. 101.

“I’ve Failed You” was released on August 30, 2011 via eOne Music. The CD was recorded at Beach Road Studios in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The band once again worked with producer Siegfried “Siggy” Meier, who helmed KITTIE‘s last CD, 2009’s “In The Black”.

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Austrian power metal act Dragony issued an update on the condition of vocalist Siegfried “The Dragonslayer” Samer, who underwent vocal surgery last month. In addition, the band announced the addition of new keyboardist Manuel Hartleb, who replaces the outgoing Georg Lorenz. The band is in the process of planning live show dates for 2013.

The update on the band’s Facebook Page reads as follows:

“Well guys, I guess it’s time for a little news update from the DRAGONY camp, and it’s exclusively good news today!

“First off, we are happy to announce that our lead singer’s vocal chord surgery in early November went really well, the recovery process is running smoothly, and we will be back to regular rehearsals in early 2013!

“Meanwhile, the dragons have not been lazy, and we’ve used to time to hunt high and low for a new keyboard player… and well, we are happy to announce that we have found one in Manuel Hartleb! Thus, please welcome Manuel as the newest member of DRAGONY, and we are sure that with his classical piano background, he will be a great asset to the Unicorn Union!

“Give him a warm welcome, and look out for the first live date announcements for DRAGONY for 2013 real soon! ;) Unicorns Unite!!!”

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5 Questions With… is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Dragony are an Austrian power metal band whose debut album is Legends. Vocalist Siegfried “The Dragonslayer” Samer introduces us to his band.

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L.A.’s own Saint Vitus are doom metal legends. “Why do they make life so hard/ when it’s so damn easy?” is the central question of this new song. Judging by the difficulties being suffered by the people in this video, there is no easy answer. Director: Michael Panduro / Siegfried Productions. From the groups new album “Lillie: F-65“, which is set for a May 22nd North American release date through Season Of Mist.

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Date: 2012-04-04

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Kittie has revealed the first of many behind the scenes clips of the band hard at work on the upcoming record “I’ve Failed You,” which is due out August 30th. You can check out the clip below.

The band will “I’ve Failed You” on August 30th, 2011 via eOne Music. For this effort, Kittie enlisted the talents of Siegfried “Siggy” Meier at Beach Road Studios in Goderich Ontario who took on producing rolls.

Kittie recently shot a music video for the new song “We Are The Lamb” last month in New York. “‘We Are The Lamb is the first single and is about as musically devastating as we get. It is a tale of self sacrifice, to give those you love a chance to grow and learn to live for themselves. I cannot express to you how proud of this album we are. ‘I’ve Failed You’ is real, honest, angry and ugly,” says front woman Morgan Lander.

The album’s track listing and artwork can be viewed below.

1. I’ve Failed You
2. We Are The Lamb
3. Whisper of Death
4. What Have I Done
5. Empires (Part 1)
6. Empires (Part 2)
7. Come Undone
8. Already Dead
9. Never Come Home
10. Ugly
11. Time Never Heals

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Metal Injection gives you the exclusive first look at the brand new Fuck the Facts video for the track “Wake”. Off of Fuck the Facts’ self-released Unnamed EP

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Fuck The Facts ‘Wake’ video was created by Copenhagen based director Michael Panduro (Siegfried Productions). Panduro has previously made music videos for technical math metal band Psyopus & Denmark’s indie pop band No And The Maybes. Regarding the making of the video, Panduro states “I’m doing my best to make videos that are different from what you’d expect in these genres” adding that “…making videos for bands that live around the world, makes it near impossible for me to make simple performance videos.” Panduro is currently working as director of photography on the Danish Zombie film “Opstandelsen” (Ressurection) that’ll be finished in 2010. View trailer here

Fuck The Facts ‘Unnamed’ EP was released independently by the band on February 21st 2010 as a limited edition 7″ and digital download.

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Date: 2010-06-17

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Siegfried’s sound is more epic and cinematic than vocalist Sandra Schleret’s other band Elis, and they feature three vocalists, each one portraying a different character in the album’s concept. The gruff male vocals, melodic male singing and female singing all receive ample exposure..

The arrangements are very lush and symphonic, with layers of strings and orchestral instruments lending atmosphere to the metal guitar riffs. The harsh male vocals are very urgent and raspy, almost to the point of distraction on “Fafnir,” but more ominous and fitting the songs elsewhere. All the lyrics are in German, so unless you speak the language, the epic tales of the album aren’t understandable.

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Siegfried – Nibelung Review originally appeared on Heavy Metal on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 12:20:15.

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Promoting an album can be a lot of work, but for Sandra Schleret she’s had to do twice the promotion. Both of her bands released CDs on the same day. She’s been in Siegfried for quite a while, and their latest album is Nibelung. Schleret has been Elis’ vocalist since 2006, and Catharsis is her first full-length with the band. She gives us the scoop on both albums, being in two bands at once, her musical beginnings and more. Her bandmate Brother Cle also answers a couple of questions related to Siegfried.

Chad Bowar: What was the selection process for you joining Elis in 2006?
Sandra Schleret: The guys announced on their homepage that they were searching for a singer and so I sent them my application (consisting of a letter and a CD). Some time after they called me and invited me to rehearse together. We had really great fun, and for me from that day on it was clear that I wanted to join Elis. They had to listen to some more applicants, and afterwards they called me and told me that they wanted to work with me. I was really happy, because the guys are very nice and I definitely enjoy making music together.

Give us a preview of the band’s latest CD Catharsis.
Catharsis is darker and heavier than the previous albums. We paid more attention to the guitar work, and of course we will have multi-layered vocal arrangements. The songs are very diversified and catchy, and there also will be two German tracks.

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Elis/Siegfried Interview originally appeared on Heavy Metal on Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 17:59:43.

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