Kittie Is Back With New Song & Record Deal

Kittie Is Back With New Song & Record Deal
Original Photo Credit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIqcEiaOpM8

Kittie, a Canadian all-female heavy metal band that made their mark in the late ’90s and early 2000s, went on an indefinite hiatus in 2017 following the passing of their bassist Trish Doan. Sisters Morgan and Mercedes Lander have been the band’s constant members through the years, and the group’s 1999 album, “Spit,” sold more than 600,000 copies in America. 

Earlier this week, however, the band released their first new single in 13 years, “Eyes Wide Open,” and inked a deal with Sumerian Records. The single was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who is widely known for his work with Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush and Korn, among others. 

“Sometimes, incredible opportunities present themselves in surprising ways,” Kittie guitarist and frontwoman Morgan Lander said. “Just a few years ago we could have never imagined we would be getting ready to release new music as Kittie. We’ve been given what feels like a second life and are grateful to Ash and the Sumerian family for believing in us.”

Sumerian Records Founder Ash Avildsen added: “Kittie are true female pioneers in heavy music that helped bring it into pop culture. They have been both influential in the studio and on the road, as I’ve had the privilege of working with them on touring years ago when they brought out Bring Me The Horizon, In This Moment and many other present day heavyweights as brand new opening acts.”

“The ladies have now returned with what I believe is their greatest album since their debut that set the world ablaze. The attitude, grit and songwriting is all there and I am honored to once again be helping them unleash their talent to the masses.”

Lander also spoke about the single saying: “Our first new material in 13 years, ‘Eyes Wide Open’ is a vision quest for truth. It is a torch lit in the darkness of ignorance to reveal one’s true motives. ‘Eyes Wide Open’ is a lesson in trust, betrayal, and ultimately the ability to see behind the curtain to reveal all. It was one of the first songs we wrote, coming together again after a long time away from creating, and I think you can really hear the fires reigniting in this track.”

The song/video can be viewed below. 

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