Cattera: Stream ‘Hunger of the Beast,’ a Heavy Metal Anthem/Charity Single Sung By a Cat

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This one’s as epic as it sound: A hard-charging, headbanging heavy metal anthem … sung by a cat. It’s called Cattera (like Pantera, get it?), and the project is a charity fundraiser benefiting Whiskers-A-GoGo, a Brooklyn non profit volunteer-run cat rescue group.

Of course, “sung by a cat” is a bit of an embellishment, but the vocals are provided by “lead singer” and reformed street cat Roope-Shakir, beloved “fur baby” of Fearless Records product manager Anna Mrzyglocki. It was through that Brooklyn cat rescue group that Anna and Roope-Shakir became best friends.

Without fur-ther ado:

Via the Cattera Bandcamp page, where you can download the track for a donation:

“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.”

And an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Cattera making the magic work:

“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,” said Roope-Shakir on the Bandcamp page. “I hope I can be an inspiration to all street cats who have something to say.”


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