'Cat-Fronted' Metal Band CATTERA Issue Single To Benefit NYC Feline Rescue
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
April 1, 2021
A new Brooklyn-based band is putting the fangs back into heavy metal.
Literally from the streets, the feline four-piece Cattera is fronted by a reformed street-kitty Roope-Shakir, the fur family member of Anna Mrzyglocki, a product manager at Fearless Records.
Cattera released its first single, the yowling, cat-nip-fueled headbanger "Hunger of the Beast" on Thursday, pledging all proceeds to benefit the Whiskers-A-GoGo non profit volunteer-run cat rescue in the band's hometown. Whiskers-A-GoGo is the same organization that got Roope-Shakir off the streets and into his forever home with Mrzyglocki.
"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."
Get a look at Roope-Shakir and Mrzyglocki's studio in the video player at the top of this page!
Thumbnail Photo courtesy of Cattera