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KITTIE Drummer Launches THE WHITE SWAN

"Dirty sludge synth rock." Not the way you'd expect to describe a band called THE WHITE SWAN, but one listen to the Canadian trio's debut EP, "Anubis", and the muddy picture becomes clear. Launched by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), THE WHITE SWAN bleeds warm '70s-flavored BLACK SABBATH doom mixed with classic '90s grunge, creating a ...

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KITTIE: Title Of Upcoming Career-Spanning Documentary Revealed

Canadian all-female metal band KITTIE has set "Kittie: Origins/Evolutions" as the title of its upcoming career-spanning documentary. Director Rob McCallum states in a new Facebook video update (see below): "This is going to be somewhat of a two-part documentary. The first part will be 'Origins' and it will look at the first ten years of ...

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Watch Trailer For KITTIE's Upcoming Career-Spanning Documentary

Canadian metal act KITTIE will release a career-spanning documentary next year. The trailer for the film premiered last night (Friday, September 25) in London, Ontario, Canada'shistoric Hyland Cinema in conjunction with the Canadian premiere of "Nintendo Quest: The Most Unofficial And Unauthorized Nintendo Documentary Ever!" as part of the London Comic Con convention. The two-and-a-half-minute ...

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MORGAN LANDER: KITTIE Documentary Is As Much About Finding Forgiveness As It Is About Telling A Story

Guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander of the Canadian metal band KITTIE spoke to The London Free Press about the group's upcoming 20th-anniversary documentary, which is being directed by Rob McCallum ("Missing Mom"). "It's really exciting," Lander said. "This has been as much a journey of overcoming obstacles, reaching out to former members and finding forgiveness ...

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KITTIE: Teaser For 20th-Anniversary Documentary

Canadian all-girl metal band KITTIE has posted a teaser for its forthcoming 20th-anniversary documentary. Check it out below. KITTIE last year raised $40,000 via a crowd funding campaign for the documentary. "To be honest with you, it was something that I didn't necessarily expect," Morgan Lander told TheLondoner.ca. "I was under the impression ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Says Heavy Metal Is No Longer A Male-Dominated World

Metalship conducted an interview with vocalist Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED at last month's Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HATEBREED's songwriting approach: Jamey: "If you look at a band like ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER: 'Even If We Toured Nine Months Out Of The Year, It's Not Enough To Pay Our Bills'

In a brand new interview with London Groove Machine, guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander of Canadian all-female metallers KITTIE spoke about the band's current status three years after the release of KITTIE's last collection of all-new material, "I've Failed You". "The status of KITTIE is kind of complicated," Morgan began. "The last full tour that ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER 'Didn't Expect' Such An Overwhelming Response To 20th-Anniversary Crowd-Funding Campaign

Canadian all-girl metal band KITTIE last weekend raised $20,000 in eight hours via crowd funding campaign for a 20th-anniversary documentary. As of yesterday (Thursday, April 3), the campaign had already raised over $35,000 from 770 funders, and there were 26 days left for fans to contribute. "To be honest with you, it was something that ...

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KITTIE: Quality Footage Of SPREAD THE METAL Festival Performance

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 ...

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Former KITTIE Bassist Resurfaces In SPEEDGOD

Former KITTIE bassist Ivy Vujic Jenkins has resurfaced in a brand new Lansing, Michigan-based metal band called SPEEDGOD. SPEEDGOD is a heavy metal band created and established by Sean Von Tersch (ex-DEEPFIELD) on guitar, Ivy Vujic Jenkins on bass, Miles Green (ex-BETWEEN YOU AND ME, MYTHS AND LEGENDS) on drums, and Geoff Jenkins (ex-GWEN STACY, ...

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KITTIE Members Interviewed On 'London Indie Underground' (Video)

Mercedes and Morgan Lander of Canadian metallers KITTIE were the featured guests on yesterday's (Wednesday, April 24) episode of the "London Indie Underground" podcast. You can now watch video footage of their appearance below. KITTIE released a best-of compilation, "Not So… Safe", last September via eOne Music. The collection featured tracks from the band's records ...

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WOODS OF YPRES Wins 'Metal/Hard Music' JUNO Award

WOODS OF YPRES was honored in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards), which is being held in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. WOODS OF YPRES mainman David Gold was killed in December 2011 in a car accident near Barrie, Ontario. His mom accepted ...

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Reunited LUNA MORTIS To Headline Chicago's DAME-NATION V Festival

Reunited Madison, Wisconsin-based, female-fronted quintet LUNA MORTIS (formerly known as THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE) will headline the Dame-Nation V festival on August 15 at Reggies in Chicago, Illinois. The event will feature two stages; the main stage being the Rock Club Stage and the second stage being the Music Joint stage. Dame-Nation owner and producer Eric ...

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LUNA MORTIS Announces Reunion

Madison, Wisconsin-based, female-fronted quintet LUNA MORTIS (formerly known as THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE) has announced plans to reunite for festival appearances and the release of new music, tentatively due in late spring/early summer. The band states: "Details are still forthcoming, and all five members from [LUNA MORTIS' debut album] 'The Absence' are discussing the possibilities." In ...

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THE ALCOHOLLYS: New Performance Footage From Ontario

Video footage of THE ALCOHOLLYS, the London, Ontario, Canada-based "punk rock" band featuring KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander and original KITTIE bassist Tanya Candler, performing on February 1 at The Richmond in the group's hometown can be seen below. THE ALCOHOLLYS's "Flashback" two-song digital EP was recorded at Beachroad Studios in Goderich, Ontario with Siegfried Meier. ...

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THE ALCOHOLLYS Featuring Current And Former KITTIE Members: Footage From The Studio

Behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "Flashback", the new two-song digital EP from THE ALCOHOLLYS, the London, Ontario, Canada-based "punk rock" band featuring KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander and original KITTIE bassist Tanya Candler, can be seen below. The effort, which contains the tracks "Flashback To '93" and "27 Death Riot / Demolition In Speed ...

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THE ALCOHOLLYS Featuring Current And Former KITTIE Members: 'Flashback' EP Due Next Month

THE ALCOHOLLYS, the London, Ontario, Canada-based "punk rock" band featuring KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander and original KITTIE bassist Tanya Candler, will release a new two-song digital EP, "Flashback", on February 12. The effort contains the tracks "Flashback To '93" and "27 Death Riot / Demolition In Speed City". Formed in March 2009, THE ALCOHOLLYS bring ...

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KITTIE To Release 'Best-Of' Compilation

Canadian metallers KITTIE will release a best-of compilation, "Not So… Safe", on September 11 via eOne Music. The collection will feature tracks from the band's records "Spit" (1999), "Oracle" (2001), "Safe" (2002), "In The Black" (2009) and "I've Failed You" (2011). "Not So… Safe" track listing: 01. Brackish 02. Charlotte 03. Spit 04. Paper Doll ...

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Former, Current KITTIE Members Provide Backing-Vocal Assistance

KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander and former KITTIE bassist Tanya Candler laid down backing vocals this week on a new recording from Orianna, a 14-year-old singer/songwriter and entertainer from London, Ontario, Canada. Orianna, whose real name is Nikki Whitehead, is working on her first CD with producers Moe Berg (a founding member of Canada's THE PURSUIT ...

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KITTIE Drummer Performs With ALCOHOLLYS In Ontario (Video)

Video footage of KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander perfoming the song "27 Death Riot" with the ALCOHOLLYS on Monday, July 23 at Call The Office in London, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. Founded in March 2009, the ALCOHOLLYS features in its ranks original KITTIE bassist Tanya Candler. "We're each a (different) character," ALCOHOLLYS drummer Kate ...

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KITTIE: Video Interview Posted Online

Reality Check TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander and returning bassist Trish Doan of Canadian metallers KITTIE. You can now watch the chat below. Doan recently rejoined KITTIE as the replacement for Ivy Vujic. Trish was previously with the band from 2005 to 2007, appearing on the band's 2007 release "Funeral For ...

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KITTIE Drummer Interviewed In Kansas City (Video)

On May 9, In The Now Magazine conducted an interview with drummer Mercedes Lander of Canadian metallers KITTIE at The Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Missouri. You can now watch the chat below. KITTIE recently parted ways with bassist Ivy Vujic and was rejoined by Trish Doan. Doan was previously with the band from 2005 ...

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