"Empires (Part 2)", a brand new song from the veteran all-girl Canadian metal outfit KITTIE, can be streamed below (courtesy of RevolverMag.com). The track comes off the band's sixth album, "I've Failed You", which will be released on August 30 via eOne Music. The CD was recorded at Beach Road Studios in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The band once again worked with producer Siegfried "Siggy" Meier, who helmed KITTIE's last CD, 2009's "In The Black".
When asked what "Empires (Part 2)" is about, KITTIE guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander told Revolver, "'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."
Regarding the song's relationship to the album's "Empires (Part 1)" , Morgan said, "Well, musically, 'Empires (Part 1)' and '(Part 2)' are based around the same guitar chords and structure, and '(Part 1)' is more like a soft, acoustic introduction to the fury of the second part, much like a time of peace before unrest."
"I've Failed You" track listing:
01. I've Failed You
02. We Are The Lamb
03. Whisper of Death
04. What Have I Done
05. Empires (Part 1)
06. Empires (Part 2)
07. Come Undone
08. Already Dead
09. Never Come Home
11. Time Never Heals
The song "We Are The Lamb", for which KITTIE filmed a video earlier this month in New York, can be streamed below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep).
Commented KITTIE guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander: "'We Are The Lamb' is the first single and is about as musically devastating as we get. It is a tale of self-sacrifice, to give those you love a chance to grow and learn to live for themselves.
"I cannot express to you how proud of this album we are. 'I've Failed You' is real, honest, angry and ugly."
"Empires (Part 2)" audio stream (courtesy of RevolverMag.com):
"We Are The Lamb" audio stream (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep):
Morgan Lander previously stated about KITTIE's new material, "We have been working exceptionally hard these cold winter months, crafting what is to be our six full-length release, and our second for eOne. 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."
Added Meier: "The girls have written some incredible and personal songs this time around. They're heavy as shit and relentless. It's a pleasure and an honor to be doing another record with one of the best metal bands of our time."
"In The Black" sold around 3,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 132 on The Billboard 200 chart.
KITTIE's previous CD, "Funeral for Yesterday", opened with 9,000 units back in February 2007 to land at No. 101.
"In The Black" was made available in Europe on October 23, 2009 via Germany's Massacre Records.
Morgan Lander (Guitar, Vocals)
Mercedes Lander (Drums)
Tara Mcleod (Guitar)
Ivy Vujic (Bass)