Canadian metallers KITTIE have unveiled the track listing for their upcoming album, "Until the End", which was recorded during the month of March in Massachusetts' Longview Farm Studios.
Songtitles are as follows:
01. Career Suicide
02. Burning Bridges
03. Look So Pretty
04. Pussy Sugar
05. Until the End
06. Red Flag
07. In Dreams
08. Daughters Down
10. Into the Darkness
"The heaviest song on this album is hands down 'Burning Bridges'," said frontwoman Morgan Lander. "It combines a huge melodic chorus with a balls-out riffing. It is the perfect combination!"
Morgan's sister, drummer Mercedes Lander, agrees with Morgan's assessment, adding that "Daughters Down" is equally heavy. "Both songs have amazing heavy-ass guitar and bass riffs that tear your ass apart," she said. "The drumming is heavy with lots of pounding double kick and really awesome breakdowns."
Bassist Jennifer Arroyo also selects "Burning Bridges" as one of the album's heaviest songs, also noting that "Looks So Pretty" is "tough as nails. And I love, love, love 'Pussy Sugar'. That song has a ton of dynamics and we just bring the house down in the end. It makes me want to run free in the streets with a mallet!"
Six of the tracks were written prior to last summer's U.S. tour, allowing the band to try them out live as they trekked across the country.
“I have always believed that if you tour on a song before you record it, it always turns out better in the studio," said Mercedes Lander. "Playing the song live helps it mature and makes you that much more comfortable with the song."
Added Arroyo: "I love playing new material on the road because you get to watch it grow, then when you head into the studio, you just nail it. It's done nothing but help the recording process."
The remaining songs, which the ladies all agree are inspired by every life, were written after the group returned from a June 2003 Mexican tour.
"Lyrically, I write about mainly personal experiences," said Morgan Lander. "Situations, relationships, human nature, and our emotional and physical struggle just to get by and be heard. Musically, I think what keeps us going is knowing that there are the people out there who really love and appreciate what we are doing. That gives us a desire to continue on, no matter what the obstacle."
Artemis Records will release "Until the End" this summer.