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The original Queens of Metal, Kittie have finally announced their highly-anticipated and long-awaited new studio album, ‘Fire‘ today. The upcoming release is the band’s first full-length in over 13 years and is set for release on Friday, June 21st via Sumerian Records. Heralding the exciting news is the release of brand new single “Vultures” and its accompanying music video featuring live footage of the band’s main stage performance at this year’s Sick New World festival in Las Vegas on April 27th. Pre-orders for the album are available now HERE. Stream “Vultures” HERE and watch the music video HERE or by clicking the image below.

Speaking on today’s album announcement and their latest single, Kittie vocalist/guitarist, Morgan Lander shares

“10 years ago, if someone would have told us that we would be releasing new Kittie music in 2024, we’d have dismissed them right away. It feels like something deeper than fate that’s brought us together again, allowing us to create something fearless and magical for you. We’ve worked incredibly hard over the past year, and surrounded ourselves with the ultimate dream team to make this album a reality. We cannot wait for you to lose yourselves in the passion and strength of ‘Fire’.”

“Vultures is a bold musical declaration, signalling our new beginnings as a band. Vultures is a warning to those with hidden agendas, who thrive on deception. It’s a proclamation of breaking free of the chains of exploitation and a reckoning for those who pick at the bones of those who suffer in silence.”

The new album, ‘Fire‘, is available to pre-order now with a variety of merch bundles including exclusive vinyl colorways, t-shirts, a cassette tape, a sticker pack, guitar pick pack, laminate and two metal lunch box designs. Available bundles are as follows (each comes with a digital download of the album):

Fire CD Pack – T-Shirt & CD

Fire Vinyl Pack – T-Shirt & Vinyl

Fire Collector’s Pack – T-Shirt, Lunchbox, CD, Cassette, Sticker Pack, Laminate

Fire Ultimate Pack – T-Shirt, Lunchbox, Cassette, Guitar Pick Pack, Laminate, Sticker Pack, Vinyl.

Pre-orders are available now from SumerianMerch.com

Fire Track Listing

  1. Fire
  2. I Still Wear This Crown
  3. Falter
  4. Vultures
  5. We Are Shadows
  6. Wound
  7. One Foot In The Grave
  8. Are You Entertained
  9. Grime
  10. Eyes Wide Open

Kittie sent the internet ablaze earlier this year when they announced their return with brand new music, in the form of blistering single, “Eyes Wide Open“. They followed up with a second new single, “We Are Shadows” and the announcement of a very special run of exclusive headline shows across the US and Canada last month, topped off with an incendiary live performance at Sick New World festival in Las Vegas.

The long-awaited headline shows will see the band perform in 5 cities across the US and Canada this July and August, giving fans a very special and rare chance to see the band play a full headline set that will include their new material as well as classic hits and some deep cuts not played live since the band’s early days.

Each show will feature a different supporting line-up (full details below), ensuring a unique experience for Kittie fans in each city. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast, get yours from kittie.net

KITTIE

FIRE 2024

EXCLUSIVE HEADLINE SHOWS

July 12th – Toronto, ON – History w/ Vile Creature

July 19th – New York, NY – Palladium Times Square w/ Unearth, Within The Ruins and Stabbing

August 2nd – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade w/ Upon A Burning Body

August 4th – Dallas, TX – The Studio at The Factory w/ Upon A Burning Body

August 23rd – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall w/ VCTMS and Conquer Divide

UPCOMING FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

May 10th – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville

May 18th – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple

July 6th – Quebec City, QC – Festival d’Été de Québec

August 24th – Jackson, MI – Havoc Festival

 

ABOUT KITTIE

When you discovered Canadian bashers, Kittie, has a direct influence on how you see them. For those that were on board from the beginning with the Spit album, released in 1999, Kittie was considered part of the nu-metal movement. Going into their later albums, In The Black (2009) and I’ve Failed You (2011), the band had evolved into something far more sinister, and were viewed as a serious full-on metal outfit. Just as they seemed to be hitting their stride six albums into their career, however, Kittie slowly disappeared from the scene in the wake of touring for I’ve Failed You. The silence was eventually dubbed an “indefinite hiatus” by the band, broken only by a one-off hometown show in London, Ontario in 2017, and the release of the documentary, Kittie: Origins/Evolutions, in 2018. Until now…

Thirteen years later, that silence has been broken in earnest. Vocalist and guitarist, Morgan Lander, drummer Mercedes Lander, guitarist Tara McLeod and bassist Ivy Vujic maintain that Kittie did not break up because it is an ingrained part of their identity. The documentary and the one-off show in London were intended as a cap on everything, leaving a big question mark at what might happen down the road. Offers from promoters to do some shows in 2022 and 2023, including the sell-out, inaugural Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas, were enough to convince Kittie to dust off their instruments, resulting in a renewed interest in the band and a label deal with Sumerian Records

When they finally did gather as a unit, it was like putting on a pair of comfortable boots, with no need to break things in before getting down to business.It turns out that thirteen years away has seen the band develop growth in songwriting, arranging, lyrical content and vocal melodies, creating something monstrous and volatile. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Korn), Kittie have finally surfaced and are poised to unleash ‘Fire’, their first new album in thirteen years via their new label home, Sumerian Records. With renewed fury and unfathomable sonic brutality, the new era of Kittie has begun. 

Kittie are

Morgan Lander (vox/guitar)

Mercedes Lander (drums/backing vox)

Tara McLeod (guitar)

Ivy Vujic (bass)

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