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Juno Nomination

VILE CREATURE NOMINATED FOR JUNO AWARD
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Experimental doom duo, VILE CREATURE, have been recognized 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 awards ceremony will take place in May.
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Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! was released in June 2020 and is available to purchase HERE!
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READ THE FULL LIST OF JUNO NOMINEES HERE.

Of the nomination, VILE CREATURE’s KW comments: “HOLY SHIT, HOLY SHIT, HOLY FUCKING SHIT!”.

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 a myriad of 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! – 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

Photo credit: Danika Zandboer

VILE CREATURE ONLINE:
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Posted by Sarah Lutz