CDF 7 BAND ANNOUCEMENT #3
FROM: Concord, California
LABEL: Willowtip Records
FORMED IN: 1996
Colin Davis (Guitar)
Justin Sakogawa (Guitar)
Tyson Jupin (Drums)
Mike Hrubovcak (Vocals)
Michael Poggionie (Bass)
PLAYING CDF 7 ON: Friday July 31st 2020
Founded in 1996. VILE is respected as a top quality and original band within the second wave of American death metal music, alongside acts such as Origin, Nile and Deeds of Flesh. VILE was influenced by death metal pioneers such as Morbid Angel, Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse, but they have a distinctive sound that makes them unique within the genre. They mix technical prowess with catchy song writing and a deep sense of groove.
VILE was founded by members of Bay Area bands who wanted to play serious and professional death metal at a time when the Bay Area was suffering from a lack of good extreme metal acts.
VILE recorded two demos and their debut CD “Stench of the Deceased” in the first three years, then were picked up by Relapse Records. A set back soon followed when the band lost their drummer and had to pause recording of their second album Depopulate to find a replacement. In the meantime, Relapse took a turn in priorities and the band was released from contract.
After an intense search and a suggestion from Derek Boyer of Deprecated (now Suffocation) VILE recruited drummer Tyson Jupin in 2000 and Listenable Records picked up the band and progress continued. The band also signed a North American deal with Unique Leader Records. Sales and fan respect for Depopulate through both labels was exceptional within the genre. This was still before the years of internet downloading and YouTube! VILE recorded their third album The New Age of Chaos in 2005, which was also highly acclaimed in extreme metal media.