Funeral For Yesterday is going to be insane. For anyone who is doubting the metal that will be on this album, I just saw Kittie on Friday, they played like..6 new songs I believe, and they definitely bring the Metal.
He recently posted on the Kittie Forum..here's the post for those of you that don't go on there.
Man, so many questions and I'll throw my two cents in as much as I can.
Is there going to be a DVD? Yes. A DVD will be included with the CD, it has some real cool behind the scenes footage of the recording, photo shoots, etc. and we felt we needed to add some value and show some appreciation. It runs about 45 minutes give or take.
FFY promo video: That wasn't meant for viewing right now but Kittie feels very strongly about keeping it available and so do we. I have worked with a lot of artists but Kittie loves their fans more than most do, so they win! It does look like a cool video now that I see it in that light. Maybe it will be.
Video symbolism: Lots of on target comments, it's all about rebirth.
MySpace etc.: New song snippets coming soon and photos.
Guitars used on the record: Hamer Vector Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Reissue Gibson Les Paul Jimmy Page Model 1953 Fender Telecaster 1960 Danelectro 1980s DiMarzio Hybrid
Guitar solos? You bet and Tara shreds!
Bass playing: Trish kills on every song and how she doesn't hate me for what I put her through, I don't know.
Drums: Mercedes is my favortie drummer of all time, she was amazing to work with. When I sent the record to Kevin to mix it, his first comment was who the Hell is the drummer? This is from a guy who worked on Zeppelin.
Vocals: Morgan sings her butt off on this record and wait until you hear the heavy stuff. The record is split in two with FFY being the lighter side. The heavy side is HEAVY. Morgan worked until she dropped and really went way beyond the limit.
Kittie: The most talented and hard working band I have ever been around. The record is crushing and I can't wait until you all hear it.
Tonight at 10pm Pacific Time(1am Eastern Time)Kittie's new song Funeral For Yesterday will be played on X107.5, you can listen live at http://www.xtremeradio.fm/mail_room.asp After the song is played, call in or vote on that page for Kittie.
LONDON, ONTARIO - Kittie are currently in Retro Media Sound Studio in Red Bank, New Jersey, recording their fourth full-length release.
Industry veteran producer Jack Ponti, who has worked with Bon Jovi, Doro, Baton Rouge, and Alice Cooper, will produce the record. The album will be released on Kittie’s own label, Kiss of Infamy. Kevin Shirley, who has worked with Jimmy Page as well as Slayer, Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Dream Theater, will mix the album.
“Starting our own label is an amazing feeling,” said guitarist vocalist Morgan Lander. “We have always been entrepreneurs of sorts, so this path really made sense. I cannot tell you how lucky we are that Jack chose to come out of retirement to do this album with us. He taught us a lot about recording, about how less is always more, about improving sound with different microphone placement, and the importance of focusing on one song at a time. Jack is also a master at arranging vocal harmonies, which is something we have never really experimented with.”
“This album has so many more dimensions than anything we have ever done before,” said Lander. “The harmonies are huge and lush, and the guitars are crushing and complex all at the same time. The bass is smooth and complimentary to the ridiculously fast and precise drums and allows the song to just open up. There is so much more going on now musically rather than two guitars playing the same riffs.”
Some of the song titles for the album are: “Never Again,” “Funeral For Yesterday,” “The Change,” “Breathe,” “Last Goodbye,” “Slow Motion,” and “Flowers of Flesh and Blood.”
“This album is sort of a concept album in a way,” said Lander. “All of the songs were written over a period of about a year and a half and they all revolve around dying, death, and the promise of resurrection. The subject matter is a direct result of what Mercedes and I were going through personally and professionally these past few years - dealing with life on the road, personnel changes, deceit, hopelessness and an overall feeling of "is this the end." Death of one kind or another - be it literally, figuratively, or emotionally - has been at the center of our lives these past few years. But you must have death before you have resurrection and I feel the band is in its resurrection stage - a new hope, a new light and a rebirth.”
Kittie’s yet untitled album will be released March 2007.
Kittie will be making their first ever live appearance in Puerto Rico on September 15th and 16th 2006! This will be the bands first live performance since returning from recording their highly anticipated 4th album in New Jersey with Producer Jack Ponti. Both shows are $20.00 in advance and $23.00 the day of the show, and doors are at 8:00pm.
Dates are as follows:
September 15th, 2006 Hard Rock Cafe Recinto Sur Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Ticket Price $20.00/ $23.00
September 16th, 2006 Mayagukez Cafe Frente Plaza Recreo Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Ticket Price $20.00/ $23.00
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