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Below is our complete Kittie 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
As has been said several times throughout the history of this column, the saddest reason to feature a band is following a death in the family as it were. Following the tragic passing of bass player Trish Doan on February 11th, it seems appropriate that Sunday Old School takes the time to look at one of North America's most famous all female metal bands, with whom Doan made her name, Kittie.
Kittie began life in 1996 in London, Ontario when drummer Mercedes Lander and guitarist Fallon Bowman met in school and began jamming together. They were quickly joined by Morgan Lander, the sister of Mercedes on lead vocals and guitar and after a search, recruited bass player Tanya Candler. With a full lineup, the quartet began recording demos and performing live in 1998, with a record deal arriving the next year after the band asked NG Records executive Jake Weiner. Though they signed with NG, they were switched to Artemis Records following a takeover. More...
Kittie's bass player Trish Doan has passed away at the age of 31. The band issued this brief statement about her death:
"It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan. Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do. She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band.
"She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated. We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family's privacy during this difficult time." More...
Kittie drummer Mercedes Lander‘s doom band The White Swan premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut EP "Anubis", due out in stores November 01 via Bandcamp.
Check out now "Anubis" in its entirety below.
Kittie will release a career spanning documentary next year, with a first teaser trailer set to drop on September 25 in London, Ontario at the historic Hyland Cinema in conjunction with the Canadian Premiere of “Nintendo Quest: The Most Unofficial and Unauthorized Nintendo Documentary Ever.” The trailer will appear online after the screening on the band’s Facebook page.
"We are absolutely elated to be able to tell the band's colorful history through the many people that were involved throughout the years," says Kittie. "This project has been a labour of love for the last year and a half and we are excited that things are finally coming together. I'm sure people will be shocked, and maybe even a little astonished when our collective story is told. It has been a wild ride! Thank you to everyone who donated to the IndieGoGo campaign, who made this possible!"
The movie is directed by Rob McCallum who adds his own comments, “It’s been an awesome adventure discovering the real story of the band. You think you’ve got the story sorted out from what you can research online only to realize that everything on you thought you knew is only contorted fragments and a cracked reflection of the ultimate reality. The film charts the career of the heavy metal act from 1996 to present day from their perspective, as it’s clear that they’ve never been given a platform to share their story in their words, and in their own voice
"In addition to the band’s specific history, the documentary looks at the evolution in the music industry, gender and color politics in music, and, the backlash of success. Whether you’re familiar with the band or not, this is a universal story that touches on themes of self worth, living up to exceptions of others, the necessity of goals, and the importance of family. It’s a roller coaster ride that will get you to question and consider your own life in a different light. It’s an important film and I’m lucky that I have the chance share it with the world."
Following Otep dropping off the Civil Unrest tour after accusing a member of Terror Universal of sexual harrasment, Ill Nino has now issued the following statement about the tour going on without either group:
"Ill Nino does not condone any forced act of violence or sexual nature towards any human beings, nor will we tolerate violations of one's personal space.
"This also goes for cyber-bullying, or making demeaning comments towards ANYONE on social media. We strongly support equality for all.
"We would like to draw closure by stating that the Civil Unrest Tour will continue without participation from either Otep or Terror Universal. We're looking forward to hitting the road, reuniting with our fans and friends, and also sharing the stage with our tour brothers, and sisters, Kittie & 36 Crazyfists. Stay tuned, more bands to be added!!"
The Canadian metal veterans in Kittie have announced a crowd funding campaign for a career spanning documentary DVD featuring all past and present band members.
In addition, the band plans to include a yet-to-be-titled official biography and has confirmed author Mark Eglinton to write the memoir. Eglington is best known for his co-authored book, "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera," which was released last year.
Kittie is also in talks with eOne Music about releasing a re-mixed, re-mastered box set of the band's back catalog.
Get full details on the campaign and see the available perks at Indiegogo.com here. Co-founding member and vocalist Morgan Lander comments:
"For almost 20 years we have had the privilege of making music and performing around the world for some of the most amazing, dedicated people we have ever come to know. All in all its a very exciting time for the band and we could not be happier about the chance to do this for YOU!" More...
Kittie has a new teaser clip out titled "What You Always Wanted," in which the band announces big news is coming at the end of the month. Check it out below, and Kittie also comments:
"Next Saturday March 29th 2014, we are dropping the bomb! please share and spread the word This is going to be EPIC!!!! Love you guys and thank you for all your support!"
Originally scheduled as a two day fest in Toronto, Spread The Metal Fest will now only be taking place on Saturday, Sept 7th at the Opera House with the following line-up:
Beheading of a King
Answer With Metal
The all-day heavy metal music celebration will be hosted by The Governor, from the "Governor's Ball podcast." All profits are to be donated by Spread the Metal Records to Kiva.org. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the doors, with ticket info available right here.
Spread The Metal Festival has added all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to the Toronto line-up, which also includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more.
The bands will be performing to raise funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries.
This year's Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. Ticket info is available at this location. The lineup will be:
Beheading of a King
Answer With Metal
Edge of Attack
Kittie has released details surrounding the band's upcoming best of compilation, "Not So... Safe," which is due out on September 11th, 2012. The album will feature tracks from the records "Spit," "Oracle," "Safe," "In The Black," and "I've Failed You." The track listing will be:
4. Paper Doll
5. What I Always Wanted
6. Run Like Hell
7. Safe (KMFDM Inc. Remix)
8. Into The Darkness
9. Look So Pretty
10. Cut Throat
11. My Plague
12. Do You Think... (Live) More...
Bonded by Blood is due to kick off a North American tour tonight with Canadian all-girl metal band Kittie. Bonded By Blood - which recently finished recording new album, "The Aftermath" - will also be joined by Blackguard and The Agonist on the six-week trek, which starts in Poughkeepsie, New York.
View the tour flyer at this location.
Apr. 10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
Apr. 11 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Apr. 12 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Apr. 13 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Apr. 14 - Portage, IN - Camelot Hall
Apr. 15 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's
Apr. 16 - Peoria, IL - Brass Rail
Apr. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Apr. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Apr. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
Apr. 20 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
Apr. 21 - Edmonton, AL - Pawn Shop
Apr. 22 - Prince George, BC - The Generator
Apr. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Red Room
Apr. 24 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Apr. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom
Apr. 27 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Apr. 28 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's
Apr. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
Apr. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vertigo
May 01 - Englewood, CO - Moe's
May 02 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
May 03 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
May 04 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 05 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
May 06 - Tyler, TX - Click's
May 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Roxy
May 08 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
May 09 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
May 10 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
May 11 - Libertyville, IL - Austin's
May 12 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
May 13 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
May 14 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 15 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
May 16 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
May 17 - Hampton Beach, NH - Wally's Pub
May 18 - Worcester, MA - Tammany Hall
May 19 - Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
May 20 - Auburn, ME - Club Texas
May 21 - Montreal, QC - Club Foufounnes
May 22 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
May 23 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
May 24 - Trenton, NJ - Championship
May 25 - Providence, RI - The Ruins
Kittie is pleased to announce the return of bassist Trish Doan to the band following the departure of Ivy Vujic. Doan was previously with the band from 2005-2007, appearing on the group's 2007 release "Funeral for Yesterday."
Ivy adds her own words, "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."
Trish will join the band live after the upcoming Soundwave Festival appearance in Australia and upcoming hometown shows later this month are completed. 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!" More...
Just For Fun
Footage has been posted online of Tara McLeod from Kittie playing an acoustic guitar version of the intro theme to the "Dexter" T.V. show. Check out the clip in the player below.
Canadian act Kittie has announced extensive touring plans to kick off 2012. The currently announced dates stretch from Canada, the U.S. and a return appearance in Australia on the renowned Soundwave Festival. Kittie will be touring in support of the new album "I've Failed You," released earlier this year on eOne Music. Dates are as follows:
2/17/12 London, ONT Music Hall
2/18/12 Montréal, CAN Opera House
2/25/12 Brisbane, AUS RNA Showgrounds
2/26/12 Sydney, AUS Olympic Park
3/2/12 Melbourne, AUS Showgrounds
3/3/12 Adelaide, AUS Bonython Park
3/5/12 Perth, AUS Claremont Showgrounds More...
Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.
Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."
A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...
Next Mosh has posted a video interview online with Morgan Lander of Kittie from the band's record release show for "I've Failed You" at Highline Ballroom in NYC on 08/30/2011. You can check out the clip below.
Hornsuprocks.com has posted a video interview online with Kittie's Morgan Lander about the band's new album "I've Failed You." You can check out the interview in the player below.
Kittie also recently released a music video off the new album for the track "We Are The Lamb," which can be found at this location.
Canadian alternative metal outfit Kittie has posted a new music video online for the song, "We Are The Lamb." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "I've Failed You," which is released today (August 30th) in North America through eOne Music. More...
Kittie has released a teaser for the upcoming music video for "We Are The Lamb," the second video from the band's upcoming brand new full-length. Check out the clip below.
The band also recently debuted a music video for the first single, "Empires (Part 2)," which can be seen here. Kittie's upcoming album "I've Failed You" is set for release on August 30th, 2011 via eOne Music. The track listing is as follows:
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
11. Time Never Heals
Kittie has revealed a second episode of behind the scenes studio footage from the making of thei band's upcoming record "I've Failed You." Check out the studio clip below.
"I've Failed You" is set to drop on August 30th, 2011 via eOne Music. Kittie also recently posted a music video off the album for the song "Empires (Part 2)," which can be found here.