David Lander, the father of KITTIE's Morgan Lander (guitar, vocals) and Mercedes Lander (drums), reportedly died of a heart attack over the weekend. David Lander, who is said to have been in his early 50s, also managed KITTIE as part of X Of Infamy/K.M.A. Entertainment. No further information is currently available.
Fan-filmed video footage of KITTIE performing at the Altered Skin Revolution in Saginaw, Michigan on Saturday, July 26 can be viewed below.
KITTIE recently parted ways with bassist Trish Doan and replaced her with Ivy Vujic of the Canadian band IN THE WAKE. According to a press release, Doan was diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia-athletica-nervosa, which she developed during the recording of KITTIE's "Funeral for Yesterday", Doan's first release with the group.
"Funeral for Yesterday" — which was released via the band's own record label, X of Infamy — was recorded at Retromedia Studio in Red Bank, New Jersey with producer Jack Ponti, who has previously worked with BON JOVI, SKID ROW, and ALICE COOPER. The band mixed the effort with producer Kevin Shirley (IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER).
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