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 NOMINATED FOR JUNO AWARDMar 9, 2021
Experimental doom duo, VILE CREATURE, have been recognised by The Juno Awards for their latest album, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!, which has received a nomination in the Best Metal Album category. The full list of Juno nominees was announced today, and the awards ceremony will take place in May. Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! was released in June 2020 and is available to purchase now.