Published Apr 10, 2012Having melted faces and exploded speakers with their previous short-form releases, Toronto noisecore champs Vilipend have now teamed with A389 Recordings to put out their first LP, Inamorata, this summer.
The album was made in the wake of a frightening injury that saw frontman Christopher Gramlich (who, in the interest of full disclosure, is a staffer here at Exclaim!) break his L-1 vertebra, wrist and finger during a 2009 live show.
Thanks to what a press release refers to as "an absurd abuse of painkillers," the band created a collection of songs that "embodies the frustration, uncertainty, desperation, loss, resignation and hurt of that period, the desire to recapture what was lost and emerge stronger than before, tempered."
The results are said to be more refined than Vilipend's usual live dissonance, and achieve "greater sonic lushness, conceptual richness and thematic depth" than what the Vilipend have done previously.
Scroll past the band's upcoming tour schedule to listen to the explosive album cut "To Impede the Healing Process." The record's artwork is above.
4/14 Toronto, ON - The Garrison *
4/15 Oshawa, ON - The Atria ^
5/9 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood ~
5/11 Toronto, ON - 460 ~
6/1 Mississauga, ON - The Masonic Lodge #
6/9 New York, NY - ABC No Rio
6/16 Montreal, QC - TBA
6/17 Quebec City, QC - Bar-Coop L'Agitee %
* with Isosceles Project
^ with Black Faxes
~ with Mares of Thrace
# with HRS LVR
% with the Great Sabatini