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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.   Ready Aim Riot
  5.   Charlotte
  6.   In Winter
  7.   What I Always Wanted
  8.   Cut Throat
  9.   Choke
  10.   Die My Darling
  11.   Spit
  12.   Do You Think I'm a Whore
  13.   Trippin'
  14.   This Too Shall Pass
  15.   Paperdoll
  16.   Suck
  17.   Whiskey Love Song
  18.   Immortal
  19.   Jonny
  20.   Get off (You Can Eat a Dick)
  21.   The Truth
  22.   Sleepwalking
  23.   Now or Never
  24.   Slow Motion
  25.   Flower of Flesh and Blood
  26.   Around Your Heart
  27.   Breathe
  28.   Loveless
  29.   Pink Lemonade
  30.   Oracle
  31.   Mouthful of Poison
  32.   Sorrow I Know
  33.   My Plague
  34.   Will to Live
  35.   Last Goodbye
  36.   Witch Hunt
  37.   Funeral For Yesterday
  38.   No Name
  39.   Safe
  40.   Wolves
  41.   Pain
  42.   Do You Think
  43.   We Are the Lamb
  44.   Kingdom Come
  45.   Everything That Could Have Been
  46.   Sweet Destruction Interlude
  47.   Never Again
  48.   Daughters Down
  49.   In Dreams
  50.   Sugar
  51.   Red Flag
  52.   Severed
  53.   Raven
  54.   Forgive and Forget
  55.   Falling Down
  56.   The Change
  57.   Summer Dies
  58.   Burning Bridges
  59.   Into the Darkness
  60.   Career Suicide
  61.   Look So Pretty
  62.   Until the End

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