Finally! A place where cat lovers and metalheads intersect!
Hailing from the literal streets of New York City, Cattera is a feline four-piece fronted by reformed street cat Roope-Shakir, fur baby of Fearless Records product manager Anna Mrzyglocki.
Earlier this month, Cattera released their debut single Hunger of the Beast via Bandcamp to raise money for Whiskers-A-GoGo, the Brooklyn non-profit volunteer-run cat rescue group that got Roope-Shakir off the streets and into his forever home.
100% of the track sales and any additional donations will directly benefit the organisation. As of this week, they've raised $1,000 USD. The visualiser for the track has been viewed over 80,000 times on YouTube.
"I knew Roope-Shakir had star power from the moment he entered my apartment," Mrzyglocki says. "I heard his emotion-filled meows and knew he needed to be the front cat of a metal band. It sparked a passion for A&R I never knew I had. People may think Cattera is just another 'industry plant,' but there's real talent here.
"I'm stoked to release my first track with Cattera, as I'm a huge fan of OG animal kingdom metal bands like Hatebeak and Caninus," Roope-Shakir purrs. "I hope I can be an inspiration to all street cats who have something to say."
Check out Hunger of the Beast on Bandcamp below:
Also a cute BTS video!
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