There’s A Cat Face Metal Band Called Cattera And You Need To Listen To Them Right Now


As we all know, metal can be a bit unorthodox at times. There’s viking metal, pirate metal, and all kinds of weird and wonderful bands. The most “present” example of genre madness we came across today, however, is Cattera, a cat-led “feline quartet” from New York City. Yes, a real living, breathing cat that apparently has quite the meow.

As detailed on their Bandcamp page, they explain: “Coming from the literal streets of New York, CATTERA is a feline four-piece led by reformed street cat Roope-Shakir, fur baby of Fearless Records Product Manager Anna Mrzyglocki. .”

Cattera – obviously named with a nod to Texas metal heavyweights Pantera – released their debut track, Hunger of the Beast, Last year. The single obviously references another metal band, Iron Maiden, and their 1982 classic. The number of the beast. Instrumentally, Cattera’s song is damn heavy, but lightened up by the adorable meows of Roope-Shakir, who groans over the mix.

Don’t worry, the world hasn’t gone completely mad, Cattera is actually a charity project, started to raise money for the cat rescue home whose first cat was adopted.

“100% of track sales and any additional donations will directly benefit Whiskers-A-GoGo,” they wrote, “the volunteer-run Brooklyn nonprofit cat rescue group that brought Roope-Shakir out streets and in his house forever.”

Owner Mrzyglocki jokes: “I knew Roope-Shakir had star power the moment he walked into my apartment.

“I heard his emotional meows and knew he had to be the lead cat for a metal band. It sparked a passion for A&R that I didn’t know I had. People may think Cattera is just another ‘factory’, but there is real talent here.”

In the YouTube comments under the viewer for the hunger of the beast, one user writes “The guitar sound is perfect”, while another fan says “That’s it. They did it. Metal couldn’t get any more perfect”, and we just have to agree .

To listen hunger of the beast below:


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