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Schoolgirls Mercedes Lander (drums) and Fallon Bowman (guitar) met in gym class and said, "Let's play together!" And thus, Kittie was born. At least, that's how legend has it, and it's not that far from the truth. Four teenage girls with a love of heavy metal, a desire to prove naysayers wrong, and a passion to rock formed the hard-sounding metal-esque quartet in 1997 while still in high school. One part glam rock and one part death metal, the women of Kittie signed with the NG Records-distributed Artemis Records after a stint of playing covers of Nirvana, Silverchair, and even Corey Hart. By the time indie record producer GGGarth had gotten hold of their demo, they had graduated from teen pop to pushing their sound up a notch along the likes of L7 and Godsmack. The debut full-length, Spit, showcasing their incisive sound, was released late in 1999 with Lander's sister Morgan picking up vocals/guitar and Talena Atfield (replacing Tanya Candler) on bass. The album was eventually certified gold and the Paperdoll EP followed a year later. In 2001, they released Oracle, their second full-length, followed by the Safe EP, which featured six live tracks, two versions of the title track, and an enhanced video of three cuts from a different live show. Various lineup shifts occurred, and the release further featured new bassist Jennifer Arroyo. 2004 saw the release of Until the End. More lineup shifts occurred (Arroyo left in early 2005 to join Suicide City), and by 2006, Kittie comprised the Lander sisters alongside guitarist Tara McLeod and bassist Trish Doan, formerly of the Ontario bands Sherry and Her, respectively. The group released Funeral for Yesterday the following year, with In the Black arriving in 2009. ~ Roxanne Blanford
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  1.   Song
  2.   Brackish
  3.   Run Like Hell
  4.   Charlotte
  5.   Cut Throat
  6.   Spit
  7.   What I Always Wanted
  8.   My Plague
  9.   Raven
  10.   Choke
  11.   Do You Think I'm a Whore
  12.   Look So Pretty
  13.   Pain
  14.   Suck
  15.   Whiskey Love Song
  16.   The Change
  17.   Everything That Could Have Been
  18.   Slow Motion
  19.   Breathe
  20.   No Name
  21.   Safe
  22.   Jonny
  23.   Forgive and Forget
  24.   Die My Darling
  25.   Summer Dies
  26.   Flower of Flesh and Blood
  27.   Last Goodbye
  28.   Sugar
  29.   Trippin'
  30.   We Are the Lamb
  31.   The Truth
  32.   Sorrow I Know
  33.   Sleepwalking
  34.   Now or Never
  35.   Falling Down
  36.   Will to Live
  37.   Around Your Heart
  38.   Witch Hunt
  39.   Funeral For Yesterday
  40.   Daughters Down
  41.   Loveless
  42.   Burning Bridges
  43.   Into the Darkness
  44.   In Dreams
  45.   Until the End
  46.   Career Suicide
  47.   Severed
  48.   Oracle
  49.   Do You Think
  50.   Get off (You Can Eat a Dick)
  51.   Paperdoll
  52.   Mouthful of Poison
  53.   Kingdom Come
  54.   Sweet Destruction Interlude
  55.   This Too Shall Pass
  56.   Never Again
  57.   Wolves
  58.   In Winter
  59.   Immortal
  60.   Ready Aim Riot
  61.   Red Flag
  62.   Pink Lemonade
  63.   Charolette
  64.   Johnny
  65.   Bonus Live Video Footage
  66.   Paperdill
  67.   Already Dead
  68.   Come Undone
  69.   Empires, Pt. 1
  70.   Empires, Pt. 2
  71.   I've Failed You
  72.   Never Come Home
  73.   Time Never Heals
  74.   Ugly
  75.   What Have I Done?
  76.   Whisper of Death
  77.   Fantasies
  78.   In Screams
  79.   What I've Always Wanted

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