Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Morgan and Mercedes Lander of Kittie at Sick New World Festival! They discussed their select comeback shows, their new song “Vultures,” their other musical projects, adulting, and other new Kittie music they are working on!
Some people told me I was crazy when I decided I was going to go to the Sick New World Fest, a debut Metal and Rock Festival in Las Vegas. In the month of May. I hate to sound like a boomer and complain about the heat in Las Vegas, which is an actual desert, but the bottom line is I knew in advance it was going to be hot as hell, and it certainly lived up to that prediction. That being said, I was really excited to come to the festival enjoy a day with my metal community and see some incredible bands; some I had never seen ever, and some I had not seen in a long time.
System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Evanescence and Deftones will headline Sick New World Festival this weekend, a new music festival featuring some of the biggest names in Nu-Metal, Goth Rock, Industrial Metal, and some modern bands as well! Among the dozens of bands on the bill, it will mark the reunions of both Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm and Coal Chamber. Other bands are promising some surprise sets as well as Ice-T’s Body Count might be joined by Ice’s daughter, Chanel Nicole! Tickets are totally sold-out, but you can join the wait list at this link here. The event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the stage spits and set times below!
After cementing its title as America’s Biggest Rock Festival with a record-breaking attendance of over 170,000 in 2022, Louder Than Life returns bigger and better than ever on September 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023 to Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. One of the top music events of the year, Louder Than Life will feature performances from a spectacular list of rock artists including Foo Fighters, Green Day (making their DWP festival debut), Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Turnstile, Rancid, Falling In Reverse, 311, Pierce The Veil, Run The Jewels, Corey Taylor, Coheed and Cambria, Royal Blood, Parkway Drive, Bad Omens, BABYMETAL and many more. General Admission And VIP Passes are on sale now starting at $10 down at the link below. Watch the teaser video here:
System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Evanescence and Deftones will headline Sick New World Festival, a new music festival in 2023 featuring some of the biggest names in nu-metal. Among the dozens of bands on the bill, it will mark the reunions of both Flyleaf with lacey Sturm and Coal Chamber. The event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the site of the recent When We Were Young Festival, that was forced to cancel one day of the fest due to high winds.
The highly anticipated destination music festival aimed at Punks, elder Emos, and millennials, When We Were Young Festival featuring My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Avril Lavigne has been forced to cancel day one of their sold out event. The cancellation was announced at 10 AM PST, just an hour before gates were to open at Las Vegas Festival Grounds. due to high winds. Winds were forecasted for up to 30-40 MPH which increases the safety hazard for an outdoor stage. The fest is still expected to take place tomorrow and again next weekend; on October 29th, 2022.
The internet has been savage over the When We Were Young Fest this week as the throwback festival for Emo, Punk, Metalcore and more went on sale yesterday. The festival even added a second day after safe concerns overwhelmed the internet. Many bands seemed to find out they were on the bill, before they knew or confirmed their plan. One such band, Kittie will return to the stage at the fest, based on a post to their socials. The band has not performed since their reunion show at London Music Hall in their native Ontario in 2017, celebrating their documentary Kittie:Origins/Evolutions. The band just celebrated the 22nd anniversary of their debut with an IG live chat with the original four members: Morgan and Mercedes Lander, Fallon Bowman, and Tanya Candler.
Let’s take it way back to Warped Tour ca. 2004 as When We Were Young Festival has announced their 2022 lineup. A Punk, Emo, and Metalcore kids dream, the lineup includes headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore. Other bands on the bill include Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, The Linda Lindas, Alkaline Trio, Thursday, AFI, Meet Me @ The Altar, Avril Lavigne, Senses Fail, The Wonder Years, ADTR, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, Atreyu, Four Year Strong, Palaye Royale, Acceptance, Anberlin, Knocked Loose, Silverstein, Bright Eyes, Dance Gavin Dance and more are among the bands announced. The festival will take place October 22 at Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets go on sale January 21. Check out the lineup and the ticket link below.
Kittie’s original lineup — Morgan Lander (guitar, vocals), Mercedes Lander (drums), Fallon Bowman (guitar) and Tanya Candler (bass) — will reunite for an online chat today, JAnuary. 11th, 2022 to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of its 2000 debut album, “Spit”. The band made the announcement on their Instagram account where the chat will take place: “Join us tomorrow on IG Live at 7:30pm EST for a little celebration of the 22nd anniversary of our debut album Spit. We’ll hang out and answer some questions! #iglive #spit #happybirthday #joinus #Kittie”. Largely in active as a touring and recording act for the last 10 years, the band released a career-spanning documentary, “Origins/Evolutions”, which finally saw the light of day in 2018 via Lightyear Entertainment in North America and a live concert video the following year.
Drowse have put a decidedly electronic spin on the titanic first Slipknot hit song from their 1999 selt-titled debut album, “Wait And Bleed.” The song appears on the forthcoming nu metal comp from The Flenser,Send the Pain Below, attribute to NuMetal and 1990s nostalgia. The comp is only available to on vinyl to subscribers of their Series Three membership club. Previously released covers include tracks by Vile Creature, Chat Pile, and Wreck & Reference. Check it out now!