KITTIE (1997–PRESENT). Morgan Lander (vocals, guitar), Fallon Bowman (guitar, replaced by Lisa Marx, replaced by Tara McLeod), Tanya Candler (bass, replaced by Talena Atfield, replaced by Jennifer Arroyo, replaced by Trish Doan), Mercedes Lander (drums).
Kittie were one of the new all-female metal bands of the late nineties who played as aggressively as any band, metal sexism aside. The band was started in high school by Mercedes Lander and Bowman and played covers until being signed by Artemis. The band’s recorded output started strong with the Spit record in 2000, a fine alternative to the nu metal excesses that were dominating the airwaves at the time. However, constant lineup changes led to the Lander sisters being the only constants in the band. Kittie still tour today, playing a brutal and aggressive form of metal.
Discography: Spit (Artemis, 2000); Oracle (Artemis, 2001); Until the End (Artemis, 2004); Funeral for Yesterday (Merovingian, 2007).