Artist: Kittie Title: “Funeral For Yesterday” Label: X Of Infamy Records Release Date: 2/20/2007 Genre: Hard Rock/Metal Rating: 3.5/5
There is an old saying about not being able to keep a good man down and while it might seem rather sexist when applying this to the girls of Kittie – I feel that it is safe to use it when one considers the amount of up and down rollercoaster rides that they have experienced over the course of their twelve year career. Hitting the public hard with their debut “Spit” (1996) the band was often lumped into the Nu-Metal scene probably because of the way the riffs were done and with Morgan’s guttural Death Metal growls. Like many bands they would have some lineup and unfortunately record label changes but through it all the resolve of the Lander Sisters only grew stronger when any one of these occurrences might have found another band calling it a day. After replacing those who left they would proudly deliver their most accomplished album to date – “Funeral For Yesterday”. The album also comes to the world on the girls own label imprint Kiss of Infamy and it’s a further sign of their dedication to their fans that they had the willingness to approach such an endeavor. Kittie’s lineup is now solidified by a rocking couple of girls who we can enjoy on the recording and they are Tara McLeod (guitar) and Trish Doan (bass). Both of the girls seem a perfect fit to the talents of Morgan and Mercedes Lander. Continue reading “Funeral For Yesterday” by Kittie→
Kittie was in NYC once again and we made sure to make their visit a welcome one. To check out words and images from the gig just click scroll down to enjoy the article.
Artist: Kittie Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY) Opener: Silent Civilian, Date: 8/11/2007 Label: X of Infamy Records
Canadian Metalists Kittie would return to New York City as they continued to support their latest album “Funeral For Yesterday” on the “Sweet Revenge Tour”. Their last show in the Big Apple was in February 2007 and this appearance found them supported by the throttling Metal power of In This Moment, Walls Of Jericho, 36 Crazyfists and Dead To Fall. That show was intense and I have to admit that I became an instant fan of both ITM and WOJ that very night and owe it all to Kittie for bringing them on the road with them. Now on the apparent second go round the tour would find them with Silent Civilian, It Dies Today, Bring Me The Horizon and Blessed By A Broken Heart but with a hectic schedule beforehand I was unable to catch anyone other than Kittie. I arrived early enough to do an interview with the girls that was informative and fun and you can read that elsewhere on these pages. The Lander Sisters were ready to Rock and that was a certainty and with that last NYC gig their fans were introduced to their newest members Tara McLeod and Trish Doan. What I was not aware of at the time of our interview was that bassist Trish was ill and not able to do the tour. In her place would be bassist Jeff Phillips from the band Thine Eyes Bleed and his presence would actually work out well as he was once a guitarist for the band when a spot opened up and his contributions were necessary. Continue reading Kittie @ B.B. King Blues Club (8/11/2007)→
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.
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. Continue reading Kittie @ B.B. King Blues Club (2/12/2007)→