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Latest Vilipend News

Below is our complete Vilipend news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Vilipend Streaming Entire New Album

Vilipend is a Candadian destructive force which has carved out a name for itself after self-releasing two full lengths and a live album since 2009. Now, Vilipend has joined forces with A389 Recordings and is gearing up for the August 19th release of "Inamorata." The band's publicist states, "Imagine 90's metalcore ala Turmoil/Deadguy crossed with nihilistic sludge like Buzz*oven/Eyehategod - yes, it's that fucking awesome!"

Now you can check out "Inamorata" in its entirety over at Exclaim.ca here. Vilipend is also hitting the road in support of the new album with Meek Is Murder. Dates are as follows:

Aug 16 The Garrison Toronto, ON (w/ Jucifer)
Aug 18 Suburban Blend Jamestown, NY
Aug 19 The Worthen House Lowell, MA
Aug 20 Lit Lounge New York, NY
Aug 21 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
Aug 22 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Aug 23 Kopec Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 24 Rake's End Cincinnatti, OH
Aug 25 Township Chicago, IL

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Vilipend Streaming New Song

Toronto's Vilipend is quickly approaching the August 13th release date for "Inamorata" (A389 Recordings) and now the group has teamed with CVLT Nation to unveil a brand new song. Check out "Great White Nothing" at this location.

Next on Vilipend's agenda is an August tour with NYC powerhouse Meek Is Murder. Dates for the trek are below.

8/03 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's (Titan "Burn" album release show)
8/16 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison (w/ Jucifer, Kosmograd)
8/18 - Jamestown, NY @ Suburban Blend (w/ Beard Without A Mustache)
8/19 - Lowell, MA @ The Worthen House (w/ Hivesmasher, Divider, Astronomer)
8/20 - New York, NY @ Lit Lounge (w/ Tiger Flowers, End It)
8/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Carved Up, Hollenlarm)
8/22 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ Pristina)
8/23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Kopec (w/ Ancient Shores)
8/24 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA
8/25 - Chicago, IL @ TBA

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Vilipend Signs With A389 Recordings

A389 Recordings will be joining forces with Toronto Canada's Vilipend to release the band's new full-length LP "Inamorata." The following press release was also issued:

"The band's sound combines metalcore ala Turmoil and Deadguy, crossed with the tortured desperation and the technical proficiency/reckless abandon of 90's nihilism of bands such as Buzz'oven and Eyehategod.

"Since forming in 2007, Vilipend has maintained a punishing writing and recording schedule. By 2008, the band had released the live-off-the-floor debut EP, Northern Hostility, which was quickly followed by 2009's Love Left To Rot... EP. More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground In Toronto

Toronto is located in the South Eastern part of the province of Ontario, five hours east of Montreal, Quebec and three hours away from Ottawa, Ontario. A fair comparison to use to describe Toronto would be as the poor man’s New York City: it is large, expansive and industrial (and emotionally cold) in feel, but extremely culturally diverse, and while there are great opportunities for people to spark their individual creativity, the pressure to conform is palatable. Toronto seems to primarily be an “indie rock” town, but in the past few years, hardcore bands such as Fucked Up and Cancer Bats have been making waves, and Protest The Hero started off in Whitby, a suburb outside of the city. There are a plethora of new metal bands in the GTA, and while they get little (if any) love by Toronto press – metal or otherwise, they are around, getting opening slots for the American and European metal and hardcore bands that come into town.

Sons of Otis

In terms of style, Toronto metal acts seem to prefer to emulate the NWBHM feel, while Quebec metal bands seem to be more technical and favor Black metal and /or grindcore styles. Toronto’s Sons of Otis stands out as being a trio of extremely proficient musicians who stand out from the pack with their unique take on metal. Their sound, which is categorized as psychedelic stoner/doom, is infused with American blues music, which adds a deep-in-your-belly groove and a soulfulness to their sound.

While the band has been kicking around since 1992 and has toured with bands like Electric Wizard and YOB and performed at the renowned Roadburn Festival in Holland in 2010, they have been lauded with critical acclaim, but for some reason commercial acclaim has been stymied by horrible record deals, lineup changes and in my opinion, a musically immature city where their uniqueness isn’t appreciated. While I’d heard of the band for a number of years, their opening set for Dark Castle and YOB this past July blew me away, and if I were in one of the bands performing that night, I would have been intimidated. Sheer power and heartfelt passion for their craft cannot be faked simply to win an audience over. These guys are the real deal.


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