Metal Hammer Issue 389 - Kittie Magazine + Exclusive T-Shirt Bundle

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  • 100% combed ringspun cotton
  • 144gsm
  • Kittie front cover print
  • Metal Hammer logo nape print
  • Limited-edition Kittie x Metal Hammer magazine

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 were 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...13 years later, that silence has been broken in earnest.


This exclusive Kittie x Metal Hammer bundle comes with a special magazine cover and a T-shirt featuring a black kittie curled up in a skull.

Inside the magazine, we take Kittie to a cat cafe to get the inside story of their reunion and the making of their new album, Fire.

Kittie burst onto the nu-metal scene in 1999 with debut album Spit, and released five more albums before going on an unannounced hiatus in 2012. But after reuniting to play Las Vegas festival When We Were Young in 2022, the foursome were approached by Sumerian Records about writing the album that would become Fire – their first in 13 years.

In our interview with frontman Morgan Lander, she reflects on Kittie’s part in making the metal scene more inclusive.

“There is a lot more representation of women in metal,” says frontwoman Morgan Lander. “We were sort of the lone women in modern metal or nu-metal for a really long time. While I don’t think that has solved all of the problems of misogyny and all of those things most women in the music industry experience, representation certainly helps. It’s a slow crawl to the equality thing, but there’s a lot of incredible female talent out there, and I love to be a part of it.”

Seventh album Fire was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Korn) and recorded in Nashville. In an 8/10 review, Metal Hammer’s Paul Travers wrote: “This is a supremely assured return from a band who, while acknowledging what has gone before, are intent on creating something fresh, new and exciting. This Kittie still has claws.”

Also in the magazine, there are new interviews with Serj Tankian, Nightwish, Jinjer, Scowl, Sepultura, Apocalyptica and more!

Please note: contents of the magazine are the same as Metal Hammer 389.

This is a pre-order item that will ship from 17th July 2024


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