Vitriolic blackened doom duo, Vile Creature is the epitome of heavy metal. The Canadians are confrontational, abrasive, transgressive, and, above all, loud. They stand in opposition to authority, serving as the spiritual successor to bands like Slayer and Morbid Angel, but, instead of rebuffing Christianity (an increasingly mundane topic in metal) members Vic and KW are rejecting oppressive gender identities.
"The songs touch on our negative experiences, our feelings on willful ignorance of issues and how it is abhorrent, and that when something awful happens, sometimes it is okay to have violent feelings of revenge, and that it is natural." – Vile Creature.
The band began when KW and Vic met in Toronto in June of 2014. KW was a multi-instrumentalist with experience playing in numerous bands such as Two Funerals and Mose Giganticus, but hadn't played guitar for several years. Vic, on the other hand, had no musical background at all and taught herself how to play drums when the duo decided to start writing music together.
The band has released to full lengths 2015’s A Steady Decent Into the Soil and last year’s critically acclaimed conceptual album, Cast of Static and Smoke. The EP, A Pessimistic Doomsayer, was released in between and for the first time, all these recordings have been made available on CD on the 2-disc set, Preservation Rituals (2015-2018). Housed in a double, spot varnished digipack along with a lyric and story book, this collection is limited to 1000 copies worldwide and has an unreleased audio book version of Cast of Static and Smoke.
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VILE CREATURE PREMIERE NEW SINGLE, 'WHEN THE PATH IS UNCLEAR'May 28, 2020
Doom metal experimentalists, VILE CREATURE, have today premiered a new track from their upcoming new album, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! The track is titled When The Path Is Unclear, and it is streaming now exclusively via Decibel magazine alongside an excerpt from an interview due to be published in full in the print magazine. The album will be released on June 19 and is available to pre-order now.
Of the track, the band comment: "When the Path is Unclear was the last song completed for the record and the one that, we feel, perfectly melds the slow, meditative doom of our past records with the musical experimentation & exploration we gravitated towards when making some of the more out there musical pieces from Glory, Glory! Apathy took Helm! Lyrically the song is a direct accusation towards those that would do harm by holding up failures of the past as pillars of strength for the future."
Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! - track list:
1. Harbinger of Nothing
2. When The Path Is Unclear
3. You Who Has Never Slept
4. Glory! Glory!
5. Apathy Took Helm!
VILE CREATURE is:
Vic (they/them) - vocals, drums
KW(he/they) - vocals, guitar, drums, percussion