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Celebrate 20 years of KITTIE with a documentary and new live album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:09 AM (PST)

KITTIE have always been way cooler and more important than some snobs gave them credit for and I remain a real fan. A long gestating documentary is arriving on March 30 via Lightyear Entertainment in North America to celebrate the band’s career and impact. The three-disc set, which was directed by Rob McCallum, includes a Blu-ray and DVD of the documentary as well as a new live album on CD. Check out a ripping new trailer HERE.

Press Release:

How many people do you know that accomplished something that effectively CHANGED LIVES while they were in HIGH SCHOOL?

Our friends Morgan and Mercedes Lander didn’t intend to become Heavy Metal Feminist Icons in their teens, but that is exactly what they have become. 

They held their own with some of the biggest metal bands in the genre and made music as brutal as any of their male counterparts. They were RIAA certified gold and have sold MILLIONS of records since their debut 20 years ago. With plays in the millions on YouTube and Spotify, the band is even more relevant today, due to the international dialogue about women in entertainment.

The 3-Disc Set (DVD, Blu Ray and CD) is due out on 3/30/2018.  Also, look out for a 12″ record of the audio portion of the release in the coming months.

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Deep Cuts: Kittie

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 12:58 PM (PST)

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Kittie have never really gotten enough respect, all because some people think they were too cute or “nu metal” when they came out (but now it’s “tough” or ironic to like Baby Metal?). As it turns out, through numerous incarnations the band has written a lot of really heavy stuff and has been around just as long as Arch Enemy, for example. And when Morgan Lander brings the vocal sugar it still sounds way more soulful than saccharine. She can fuckin’ sing. And is a legit bad ass.

The Canadian metal queens still impress live and can hold their own or surpass some of the biggest bands in metal live to this day. This current band might be their most seasoned line up. People might trash on them for their music but then praise shittier bands in the same breath, which is a thin veil for sexism. Like, if they were a gimmick don’t you think they’d have gone away by now? Idiots.

Frankly, if you listen to “Cut Throat” it spanks the shit out of some of the shitty clean vocal autotune 19th stepped on generation death/mall emo bands. I’d still rather see Kittie than almost any deathcore band, and it’s testament to the band’s staying power that people still have favorite or current past members.

A few good Kittie gems that made this Deep Cuts are BELOW.

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MR Exclusive Interview: Paul Ablaze of Blackguard

Posted by JDKleinhans on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM (PST)

Dick feet! That pretty sums up how this interview went. Actually, it was more of an hour long conversation of randomness that often occurs when you get several people such as this sitting on some comfy ass futons waiting for the start of a metal show. It was a helluva a good time and a helluva show. Check out the highly edited interview here.

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The evening started with an awkward handshake. It ended with a man hug. Potential friendships had begun to be forged that mid-spring night. I suppose I should start at the beginning.

Upon arriving at the historic Rave / Eagles Club just west of downtown Milwaukee, I made a quick phone call to a gentleman who some call “Ablaze”. Between the wrought iron bars surrounding a school ground, I watched as the frontman for Blackguard raised his hand up in the air and spun around in a circle. This was going to be an interesting night indeed.

Instead of having the usual casual interview that I typically strive for – as I am very sensitive to the fact that I may be interrupting some pre-show ritual – I ended up sitting around on a futon while having a very laid back and oftentimes “inappropriate” 90 minute conversation with various members of not only Blackguard but Bonded By Blood and Kittie as well. If the show itself was going to be anything like this pre-show “interview” (stay tuned), then it was going to be a very memorable night indeed.

To see if the show itself was as memorable, head on over here.

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Spayed: Bassist Ivy Vujic Leaves Kittie, Trish Doan returns

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM (PST)

Canadian heavy metal hotties Kittie shuffle the deck and usher in a new bass player after Ivy Vujic makes her exit. Ivy had this to say on her departure:

“After four amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters, I am officially resigning. After a lot of touring and two albums, I feel it is time for me to move on. There are still other things for me to do in my life. Although I will always appreciate Kittie and the amazing fans we have, it does not fit my plans right now.”

Kittie will be finishing out their run of hometown live shows and Soundwave Australian with Ivy, giving fans a proper goodbye opportunity. After that, Trish Doan, from the Funeral For Yesterday-era, will be replacing Ivy. Doan Comments:

“I am very happy to be reunited with the Kittie family. The girls and I have remained close friends over the last 7 years and I am excited to have this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to seeing everyone when we go back on the road this spring. I wish Ivy all the best!”

Kittie’s latest release, I’ve Failed You, was released last year on  E1.

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New Video: Kittie – “We Are The Lamb”

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM (PST)

kittie album artOn the day of their new album release, the metal pride of shelions that is Kittie is back with a new video for the track “We Are The Lamb” off of their new album I’ve Failed You.

Kittie is banking on the zombie fad not being played out, as the new video is an old school, low budget zombie flick starring the lovely ladies. It’s been awhile since the fearsome foursome was recording and touring, so here’s another chapter in the Kittie book.

Click here to check it out!

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Cover Art Tuesday: Carnies and Kitties Galore!

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:25 AM (PST)

Hackneyed - Carnival Cadavre thumbsHow many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? Unfortunately, with the growth of iTunes and Pandora it seems easier and easier to overlook album cover art in general, but in the world of Heavy Metal we’re here to remind you that the art form is still alive and well!

Each Tuesday we will present to you the best album covers of the week and draw focus into what makes each cover so damn badass. Check out this week’s offering right here and vote on which cover YOU think should win “Cover Art of the Week”! Check it out!

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Heavy metallers Kittie have debuted a brand new music video for the track “Empires (Part 2)” which comes off of their forthcoming album “I’ve Failed You.”

Front woman Morgan Lander offers her own words, “Empires (Part 2)” is the second half, and more frantic portion of a two part idea. Part 1 is the acoustic calm before the storm while Part 2 is a full on hurricane. The subject matter likens a union or relationship to the idea of a great empire and as history has taught us; even the most mighty and powerful of empires crumble and fall eventually. Nothing is forever.

Click here to watch the video for “Empires (Part 2)” now. “I’ve Failed You” is set for release on August 30th, 2011 via eOne Music.

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Kittie debut second new track, tease music video

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM (PST)

kittie album artTwo weeks after showing off the details of their new album I’ve Failed You, Kittie is back with another new track entitled “Empires (Part 2 ).” Singer Morgan Lander describes it thusly:

“‘Empires (Part 2)’ is about the fall of something that at one time was considered great and indestructible. It likens a union, or relationship to the idea of a great empire, and as history has taught us, even the most mighty and powerful of empires crumble and fall eventually. Nothing is forever.”

Click here for the new song and here for the video!

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Kittie detail new album “I’ve Failed You”, stream new track

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 11:59 AM (PST)

A month after announcing a headlining tour, Canadian misfits Kittie are ready to show off their new album and give a preview of what’s to come from the E1 gals.

I’ve Failed You is the new album and frontwoman Morgan Lander had this to say about the group’s sixth output, due on August 30th:

“In some cases these new songs are faster, darker and much more sinister than our previous release. It contains some of the most difficult and personal subject matter I have had the pleasure (or displeasure) of writing.”

Click here for the single “We Are The Lamb” and click here for the album art!

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Kittie releases dates for upcoming US tour

Posted by Fireball13 on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM (PST)

Canadian female metal act Kittie has released the dates for their upcoming United States headlining tour. The band will be supported by Dirge Within and Diamond Plate. Click here to see the full list of dates, cities and venues.

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Kittie to enter studio next week

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 4:14 PM (PST)

Canadian heavy metal femme fatales, Kittie, are headed into the studio next week to begin work on their new, yet to be titled album, which will be produced by Siegfried “Siggy” Meier at Beach Road Studios in Goderich Ontario, Canada.

Front woman Morgan Lander, has the following to say about the new material: “We have been working exceptionally hard these cold winter months, crafting what is to be our 6th full length release, and our second for eOne [E1 Entertainment]. In some cases these new songs are faster, darker and much more sinister than our previous release. It contains some of the most difficult and personal subject matter I have had the pleasure (or displeasure) of writing.

No official release date has been set yet.

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