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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: 'Inamorato' Song

"Inamorato", a new song from THE WHITE SWAN, the Canadian doom-laden sludge rock trio founded by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new EP, "Touch Taste Destroy", which will be released on September 7. Following up from THE WHITE SWAN's previous EPs, 2017's "The White" and ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: 'Touch Taste Destroy' Title Track Available

"Touch Taste Destroy", the title track of the new EP from THE WHITE SWAN, the Canadian doom-laden sludge rock trio founded by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), can be streamed below. The disc will be released on September 7. Lander commented: "'Touch Taste Destroy' is about experiencing real romantic love for the first time. The kind ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: 'Touch Taste Destroy' EP Due In September

THE WHITE SWAN, the Canadian doom-laden sludge rock trio founded by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), will release a new EP, "Touch Taste Destroy", on September 7. Following up from THE WHITE SWAN's previous EPs, 2017's "The White" and 2016's "Anubis", "Touch Taste Destroy" spans over three tracks with support from guitarist Shane Jeffers and bassist ...

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Former KITTIE Guitarist FALLON BOWMAN On Band's New Documentary: 'It Was Quite Shocking At Times'

In a new interview with music writer Joel Gausten, former KITTIE guitarist Fallon Bowman opens up about her 2001 split with the band, her subsequent musical activities and what she thinks of the just-released "Origins/Evolutions" documentary on KITTIE's career. An excerpt from the story appears below. Recently, Bowman found herself re-connecting with her ...

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KITTIE Drummer On Silliness Of 'Female-Fronted' Description: 'You Don't Talk About DARK FUNERAL's Wieners'

KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander was interviewed by Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "Origins/Evolutions", the forthcoming documentary about the band: Mercedes: "We kind of decided that, for the twentieth anniversary, we wanted ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Calls It Quits Once Again

Chicago metallers DIRGE WITHIN have once again called it quits — five months after playing their comeback concert. DIRGE WITHIN guitarist Shaun Glass said in a statement: "As many of you have rightly suspected, DIRGE WITHIN has sadly come to an end. Being the creator and sole founding member of the band, I tried to ...

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MORGAN LANDER On KITTIE's Career: 'Our Story Is Not Always A Happy One'

James Geiser of Antihero Magazine recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Morgan Lander of Canadian all-female metal band KITTIE about their forthcoming career-spanning documentary, "Origins/Evolutions". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On her thoughts on KITTIE's 20th anniversary: Morgan: "It makes me feel very ...

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KITTIE's Career-Spanning Documentary 'Origins/Evolutions' To Arrive In March

Canadian all-female metal band KITTIE will release its long-awaited career-spanning documentary, "Origins/Evolutions", on March 30 via Lightyear Entertainment in North America. The three-disc set, which was directed by Rob McCallum, includes a Blu-ray and DVD of the documentary as well as a new live album on CD. Official documentary description: "Thrust into heavy metal stardom ...

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Resurrected DIRGE WITHIN Plays First Comeback Concert (Video)

Resurrected Chicago metallers DIRGE WITHIN played their first comeback concert this past Saturday, August 5 at Route 20 at Route 20 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Video footage of the gig can be seen below. DIRGE WITHIN in June released a new version of the song "Memories". The track was mixed by Joel Wanasek, who has previously ...

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Resurrected DIRGE WITHIN Releases New Version Of 'Memories'

Two months after revealing their resurrection and reformation, Chicago metallers DIRGE WITHIN are ready to make new "Memories" with the release of their comeback single, available today on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other digital outlets. "Things have been moving slow and steady in our camp since reuniting this spring," said founding guitarist Shaun Glass. "After ...

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KITTIE Drummer's THE WHITE SWAN To Release 'The White' EP

THE WHITE SWAN, the Canadian trio launched by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), will release its new EP, "The White", on June 9. After receiving high praise around the globe for its debut EP, "Anubis", THE WHITE SWAN returns with three brand new tracks of heavy downtrodden doom that encompasses the warmth of '70s-flavored BLACK SABBATH ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Returns, THE BLOODLINE Retires

They say that time can heal many wounds, and for DIRGE WITHIN the past five years have proven that true. People grow, and people change, and for this band of brothers from the American Midwest, a half-decade apart has come to an end with an unexpected reunion and the prospect of unfinished business ready to ...

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KITTIE Bassist TRISH DOAN Dead At 31

Trish Doan (a.k.a. Trisha Jai-Mee Doan), bassist for the Canadian metal band KITTIE, has died. She was only 31 years old. The news of Doan's passing was first revealed by KITTIE on the group's official Facebook page. The band wrote: "It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister ...

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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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