Kittie have just announced the return of bassist Trish Doan to replace Ivy Vujic, who is set to part ways with the band.

Vujic stated, "After four amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters, I am officially resigning. After a lot of touring and two albums, I feel it is time for me to move on. There are still other things for me to do in my life. Although I will always appreciate Kittie and the amazing fans we have, it does not fit my plans right now."

Frontwoman Morgan Lander says, "Ivy has been friend and partner in crime for over 4 years, we love and respect her wishes to depart from the band and move onto another phase in her life."

Trish Doan was previously in the band from 2005-2007 and offered up some serious bass lines in Kittie’s 2007 release ‘Funeral for Yesterday.’ Doan expressed her enthusiasm about returning to the group. "I am very happy to be reunited with the Kittie family. The girls and I have remained close friends over the last 7 years and I am excited to have this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to seeing everyone when we go back on the road this spring. I wish Ivy all the best!"

Lander adds, “Trish has been a member of our extended family since she joined the band in 2005 and we are welcoming her back into the band with open arms. We are ecstatic that she will be returning to bass duties and are looking forward to the tour this spring! We love both girls and are glad that we all remain friends, first and foremost."

Vujic will still play with Kittie in support of their latest album ‘I’ve Failed You’ at a couple of hometown Canadian dates and the Soundwave Festival in Australia later this month. Doan will then take over bass duties for their extensive North American trek that kicks off in April. See Kittie's tour dates here.