"The two-part, 14-minute song really is a triumph. It starts out as something dark and ethereal with haunting, pristine, gothy clean vocals, and it eventually builds to a cathartic climax of Vile Creature's usual blackened sludge." -- Brooklyn Vegan
Doom metal experimentalists VILE CREATURE premiere the official video for the title track to their upcoming new album, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! today via Brooklyn Vegan. The video for this two-part opus is culled from the VHS version of the album. Watch/share "Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!" HERE. (Direct YouTube.)
The five track album will be their first full length studio album under the Prosthetic Records banner. Pre-order/pre-save SmartURL HERE.
Decibel Magazine recently premiered "When The Path Is Unclear" alongside an excerpt from an interview due to be published in full in the print edition HERE. Metal Injection shared the video for "You Who Has Never Slept" HERE. Kerrang! previously launched the single audio HERE.
VILE CREATURE is:
Vic (they/them) - vocals, drums
KW(he/they) - vocals, guitar, drums, percussion
About the new single, KW says:
"This song is the most cathartic, personally satisfying song I have ever written from start to finish, it honestly feels like the song we were meant to put out there. The first half was co-written with Laurel Minnes, a phenomenal vocalist and musician who we worked with on our EP A Pessimistic Doomsayer. Laurel, along with her band Minuscule, which comprises a full choir, made our grandiose idea a reality. Tanya Byrne of Bismuth also contributed the perfect companion instrumentation to the first half in her piano and organ, really pushing the whole song with forward momentum towards its latter half. We could not be more proud of this title track."
VILE CREATURE has been constantly evolving during their six years as a band; from each release to the next, the Hamilton, Ontario duo have been pushing the boundaries of their own creativity, and testing the limits of their own place in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than on their latest experimental doom metal album, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! VILE CREATURE are digging their heels in, ready to fight against the all too easy slide into nihilism -- as embodied in the sardonic album title.
Opener, "Harbinger of Nothing" (which first emerged on an Adult Swim compilation in 2019 and was re-recorded for the album) provides a jumping off point for a record that traverses myriad raw, real life experiences and marks a distinct new chapter for the band. The album features contributions from vocalist Laurel Minnes and her choir, Minuscule, and additional instrumentation from Bismuth’s Tanya Byrne. VILE CREATURE remains embedded in the oppressive sounds of doom and metal, only now they are covered with a luxurious veil of majestic embellishments.
Recording took place in February, 2020 at Boxcar Sound Recording in Hamilton, Ontario, with Adam Tucker once again in the producer’s chair. With Vic’s evocative and primal vocals often taking centre stage, their marked growth in confidence as a performer is evident. By collaborating with photographer, Danika Zandboer, the trio have fashioned a striking visual accompaniment -- manifesting the psychedelic and theatrical influences that become present in both audio and visual form.
Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! will be available on LP, CD and digital on June 19th, 2020 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available HERE.
Artist: Vile Creature
Album: Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!
Record Label: Prosthetic Records
Release Date: June 19th, 2020
01. Harbinger of Nothing
02. When The Path Is Unclear
03. You Who Has Never Slept
04. Glory! Glory!
05. Apathy Took Helm!
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