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 ANNOUNCE CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE LIVE PERFORMANCEJul 16, 2020
Hot on the heels of their Billboard-bothering album, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! experimental doom duo, VILE CREATURE, have today announced details of a live performance - with a twist. Billed as ‘Glory, Glory! Live!’, VILE CREATURE have constructed a choose your own adventure concert performance which will air on August 14. All roads lead to VILE CREATURE but you can have a damn good time on the way.
In the spirit of the event, it seems fitting to ask what you’d like to do next?