Introducing Vile-Views.com! Vile-Views.com is a webzine run by Perth, Ontario musician Vile Ent, covering all genres of music and media, including reviews, interviews and news items! Vile-Views.com introduces the reader to the bizarre arboreal entity known as Vile Ent, and includes music reviews, interviews, and topic articles. Vile Views will also present a truly amazing story - Vile Ent's discovery not only of Sasquatch, but UFOs, ETs, and phenomena that can only be explained by Quantum Mechanics! (See Crypto-Views)
Letters To The Ent-itor, submissions for reviews, and interview requests :
Vile at Vile-Views.com
Album Review of Lovecraft-ian madmen Crafteon is up!
Album Review of Russian Psychedelic deviants Malefic House is up!
Album Review of Black Metal maestros Svoid - Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion is up!
Album Reviews and most Ent-itorials on Vile Views are now open to comments. Bark it up! - Vile Ent
Review of Infinitas - CIVITAS INTERITUS (Folk/Power Metal) up in Album Reviews
Oregon Doom-Rockers R.I.P. hit the mark with preview track "Unmarked Grave" to the Street Reaper album, slated for release October 13th, 2017 on Bandcamp.
Vile Ent of Vile Views has released the 4-song "Road Rash" EP on Bandcamp! Including "Road Rash", "Fresh Pussy Lazer", "I Live For Sound", and "FUCK IT", the EP features blistering guitar work and hard-edged programming by MrBUMP, and was produced by the ingenious Kevin Sanders (solo artist, Jackie Treehorn). For a mere $4 you get over 16 mins. of Road Rashin' Electro-Rawk, CD insert graphics, the Vile Ent Bio, and song lyrics!
Three tracks from The Yobs "The Wild Hunt" LP are up on Soundcloud, recently released on Vile Views as an Ent-torial
Last Hallowe'en's creepy Conversation With Spookhaus is up for a limited time only on Soundcloud. A fiendish meeting of the minds between The Artist Of Darkness Himself and Vile Ent of Vile Views!
Pennsylvania-based musical maestro Just Mouse has released a double EP entitled "Armchair Revolutionaire/Making Things In Interesting Times". An eclectic blend of creative ingenuity and Earth-shattering global commentary, the indie release is available on Bandcamp, but the best place to buy it is the Just Mouse website
Vile Ent of Vile-Views.com is previewing the title track to the upcoming 4-song EP "Road Rash". Listen to "Road Rash" on BANDCAMP! Release date as yet undetermined but shooting for March. Sounding like an insane cross between Motorhead and Frank Zappa, the track is Electro-fuelled sonic madness that marks a new day in Vile Ent's musical repertoire. Features killer guitar and production from Vancouver's K. Sanders aka MrBUMP!
Vile Views has published an Ent-itorial on long lost Punk classic "The Wild Hunt" (1986) by Carson City, Nevada Punk band The Yobs. The post has resulted in Vile Ent getting in touch with the band and they have given their approval to their album streaming on Vile Views! Hear The Yobs exclusively HERE!
Canadian Black Metal legends Eclipse Eternal have unveiled their final album! Update 2017 states : "For three years now we have worked diligently to finish our final album. To get every song as perfect as possible. To capture the essence of who we are and what this band represents. My friends, comrades, brothers and sisters at arms, I am here now to tell you that we have achieved that goal. Pride does not begin to encompass what I feel at this moment. Eight songs, eight tales of victory through defeat. Eight odes to death and destruction, eight creations of horror and beauty intertwined. Raging and relentless on the outside yet in the eye of the storm there is the ever-present feeling of things ending and coming apart. And, in the end, the title track, “Nostalgia”, breaks it all down and the reality of this album’s significance to us is made apparent. This is the end for us. For Eclipse Eternal. The path we have walked has ended and new paths we have taken, yet the echoes of where we have been and what we have done remains. Eclipse Eternal's final album will be available in physical and digital forms Spring 2017 through bandcamp."
Vile Views wraps up 2016 with a Musician's Choice of the Top 5 Albums of 2016 ! Features the choices of veteran independent musicians Vile Ent, Just Mouse, Mr. Bump, and Evildead Jay!
Right in time for Hallowe'en is a Kreepy Konversation with the Artist Of Darkness himself, Spookhaus. Conducted straight from the Lair of the Beast (Vancouver's Downtown Eastside?), Vile Ent ventured into a true realm of terror as guest of Horror Rock's deadliest fiend, Spookhaus! Check Out The Creature Feature HERE
The mastered edition of Doom Metal act Witchsnake's second release "Act II" is up on Vile Views exclusively in high quality .wav format, complete with all lyrics! Experience the Snake HERE
Crypto-Views Interview with Sasquatch/E.T. Experiencers Andrew Robson and James Truthseeker up HERE
By the musician who plays "the most eclectic show you will ever know," Just Mouse, comes the official Just Mouse website. First features include an exclusive streaming of the single from the forthcoming album, a merch store, photos, bio, and streaming of past musical releases.
Interview with Vile Views' Graham MacSkimming is up on the "Understanding Sasquatch" Youtube Channel! Hear Graham's story of discovering the Hairy People, UFOs, and ETs in a remote location in the Ozark Mountains! Check it out HERE
New blog in Crypto-Views : "Little Watcher" introduces Vile Ent's story of jamming with a Sasquatch child.
Our Crypto-Views' "HOW IT ALL STARTED" page has been updated with lots of new info and photos!
The new master of Witchsnake's "Act II" is up on vocalist/lyricist Graham MacSkimming's Soundcloud page in its entirety! Unhinged Doom Metal from the abyss!
Review of the great Eisenhauer EP "Horse Of Hell" is up!!!
Vile Views' most popular story, "The Demon Tree," has been updated! Some things that make the story even more bizarre are explicated in the paragraph headlined Near-Inaccessible Area With A Government Warning Sign?
Canada's Ligeia, a Thrash Metal band (1986-1988) with original Annihilator members Dave Scott and John Bates, has had its catalogue remastered by PMT Studio and Vile Ent Wreckordings. The first song to be released is
"Die Or Killed" on Soundcloud
British Columbia, Canada's 8th Armstrong Metal Fest is July 15th – July 16th. West Of Hell, Saints Of Death, Dayglo Abortions, Black Wizard and others will take the stage.
Vancouver's Hardcore Black Metallers Wormwitch have released a video for their horrid creation "Coffin Birth"
Vile Ent would like to welcome staff writer Evildead Jay to the Vile Views fold! Jay is a killer writer and musician, known for his writing with Hellride Music and Teeth Of The Divine. He's got a helluva lot of music under his belt and is currently known for his work with Deadly Sin. His first album review is Here
Fuck The Facts interview with Mel Mongeon is up!!!
Interview with Ottawa's Fuck The Facts coming up on Vile Views this weekend! FTF were recently nominated for a Juno award
Vancouver's Nylithia will play Abbotsford, BC, on March 18th, along with Dead Asylum, The Mountain Man, Curse The Forsaken, and The Darker Days.
Canada's Fuck The Facts has been nominated for a Juno award, the most prestigious award of the Canadian music industry. Vocalist Mélanie Mongeon comments: “We are extremely proud to be nominated for a second time for a Juno Award for Heavy Metal Album of The Year. "Desire Will Rot" was self recorded, self released and self promoted; to be recognized for such a DIY effort is extremely rewarding and also shows a change in times.” Additional nominees include the current albums by Cancer Bats, Diemonds, KEN Mode, and Kataklysm.
Russian Metal legends Master have released their new album "Epiphany Of Hate". Their new video, "Subdue The Politician" is up on Youtube
Canada's The Whorehouse Massacre have limited edition cassettes coming out of the visceral "Altar Of The Goat Skull" on Denses Records
Armstrong Metalfest is proud to reveal its next batch of bands for this year's line up taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. This year's fest plans to showcase a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands, which will include this year's Best Metal winner from the Whammy Awards taking place in Vancouver on Feb 12th. Check their site Here
“In Defiance Of Conformity” the first single off Artillery (band)'s new album 'Penalty By Perception can be pre-ordered at metalblade.com/artillery
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Electric Frankenstein's version of We Are The Road Crew by Motörhead was picked as one of the 10 best Motörhead cover versions of all time!! (somewhere, they didn't say)
Vile Views has published a Crypto-Views blog featuring the spiritual path of Sasquatch contactee Andrew Robson, and Vile The Ent’s human conduit, Graham MacSkimming. Find out what's really happening with the planet!
Downtown Brown have upped their full set from their sold out Detroit Farewell Show, filmed/edited by Rage View Studios, to Youtube. They also insist that they are not breaking up!
Vancouver's farcical political party The Canada Party has made a bid for running for president of the United States Of America. Check it @ The Vancouver Sun
Adrenaline Mob had done a Metal cover of Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"
Vancouver's Wormwitch premieres "Coffin Birth" on Nefarious Realm
Vancouver Death Metal greats Archspire play Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre April 9th.
Ancient wizard Scott Stearns has released a promo vid for his band Bibilic Blood;
Witchsnake is streaming their new release "Act II" on Bandcamp;
Ultralord have released their full album "Act I" on Youtube
Producer/Vocalist/Percussionist Graham MacSkimming has a new Soundcloud page, featuring tracks from former and current acts such as Infernal Majesty, Ligeia, Bates Motel, Witchsnake, and Vile Ent. An entry in the Encyclopaedia Metallum has also been updated.
Pennsylvania-based baritone blaster and Folk guitarist extraordinaire Just Mouse has completed two dates in southern Ontario, one in Ottawa and a house concert in Perth. Great tunes of the epic past and the grimacing present! Killer performances both!
Witchsnake is busy recording its second album. The Doom-Sludge band's first album was improvised cold off the floor. To hear it at Bandcamp click the link!
Ol' Willy from The Whorehouse Massacre has started a DIY label with CDs and tapes. Witchsnake, Deadly Sloth, and of course TWM themselves are available on the label. Check it out here;
Vancouver's Life Against Death plays a Van gig at SBC restaurant on June 26th with Blacked Out. Ol' hillbilly Thrash stalwarts The Golers were kicked off the bill for some reason.
BIG STAR NEWS
Blessed Be Negru (Gabriel Mafa) , Percussionist and founding member of Negura Bunget, who passed away March 21st, 2017. Sadly this ends plans for Negura Bunget's European/American tour, listed below. Negru was 42 years old.
King Crimson will be starting their "Radical Action Tour" of North America on June 13th in Seattle.
Negura Bunget is currently touring Northern Europe and tours North America beginning April 5th. Dates are @ NeguraBunget.com - Live Events.
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown is touring the U.S. for the first time in 5 decades. Three dates remain at time of press. Chicago, and last two shows are Austin dates February 24th and 25th. Tickets Here
Boston's Elder are releasing their 4th album on Armaggeddon Records (USA) and Stickman Records (EU) on June 2nd. It is entitled "Reflections Of A Floating World". Check out the Teaser.
The Obsessed's first album in 20 years will be released on April 7th of this year. First single is "Razor Wire". All physical bundle and digital download details at Relapse Records
Skyclad's first album in 8 years will be released this April 28th, entitled "Forward Into The Past." The album cover artwork reflects the sound the band calls "warm, natural, and real" as opposed to an overproduction. Vile Ent approves!
Vile Views wraps up 2016 with a Musician's Choice of the Top 5 Albums of 2016 ! Features the choices of veteran independent musicians Vile Ent, Just Mouse, Mr. Bump, and Evildead Jay!
Brant Bjork's latest videos are up on Youtube, Stackt and Greeheen, taken from the upcoming "Tao Of The Devil" album ( to be released on Napalm Records)
Bavaria's Nothgard releases a new album of extreme yet melodic Pagan Metal on September 23rd. Check the promo video here. Read Vile Ent's review of 2011's "Warhorns Of Midgard" here.
We have lost a great friend, poet, and musician in the passing of Bill Hawkins. A Canadian force for creative change in the '60's and 70's, Hawkins played in bands such as The Children with musical greats like Bruce Cockburn and David Wiffen. The world of poetry and music he has left us can be discovered at WMHawkins.com.
Dweezil Zappa has been forced BY HIS OWN FAMILY to change his act's name paying tribute to his father...Again! Check it Here
Saint Vitus (with vocalist Scott Reagers), The Skull (Trouble), and Witch Mountain have announced American tour dates starting September 27th and ending October 23rd.
Negura Bunget is preparing for the release of "ZI" which the band says " ...Is undoubtedly a major step for us and we are keen to start sharing with you the many layers of this release."
New video by Infernal Majesty (one of Vile Ent's former bands!) from their upcoming album "No God". The song is entitled "House Of War".
Rebaelliun’s third disc marks the band’s return after 15 years. ‘The Hell’s Decrees’ is scheduled for release in May. A lyric video for "Affronting the Gods" is Here
Agalloch has called it quits! They will be missed! On their official Facebook page, the band stated, "Following 20 years, 5 full length albums, many tours around the world, and numerous other recordings, John Haughm and the rest of the band (Don Anderson, Jason Walton, and Aesop Dekker) have parted ways. What the future holds for the separate parties remains undetermined but the name Agalloch has been permanently laid to rest. We collectively thank all of our fans across the world. There are also way too many other people to thank who made this band possible. You know who you are."
Necronomicon's "Advent Of the Human God" is out on Season Of Mist, and will be touring North America with Marduk, Carach Angren, and Rotting Christ. Tour poster/dates Here
Luther Beltz of NWOBHM legends Witchfynde has upped a vid of their entire set from last year's Garage Dayz Revisited festival, London, England. Also on the bill were Tygers Of Pan Tang, Deep Machine, Tysondog, Tokyo Blade, Desolation Angels, Jaguar, and Savage. See Witchfynde's set on Youtube Here
First preview of the upcoming Moonsorrow documentary "Home of the Wind". The doc claims to be a comprehensive history of the band.
British Columbia, Canada's Great Bear Rainforest has been saved. After years of a bitter battle to conserve it, the forest and its resident white bear, The Spirit Bear, will be permanently protected. The rainforest is key to preventing climate change.
Facebook has been given three weeks to cease tracking non-users in France. It has also been ordered to stop transferring European data to the U.S. Facebook has to comply with a three week deadline in which they must find an alternative method of transferring data. see Naked Security
Zildjian cymbals has announced its new "Family Trash Crash"! "Featuring a thin weight crash tone along with a trashy white noise color that fits the mix perfectly." Youtube
Bruce Cockburn has announced his Canadian February tour dates on Facebook
The 10th anniversary edition of Negura Bunget's OM album will be released by Aural Music on March 11th. It will be a double digipak edition featuring along with the OM album, the Inarborat Kosmos EP, both re-mastered. It can be pre-ordered at NeguraBunget.com and double vinyl can be ordered at Blood Music
King Diamond will perform the entire Abigail album as part of their set at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 9, 2016
Rolling Stone has premiered Boris's "Heavy Rain" and Merzbow's "Goloka Pt. 2" - the avant-garde legends propose that you play each artist's discs simultaneously, while adjusting the volume to your taste. Interactive indeed! Check it!
Marijuana from space!!! NASA has found trace particles of THC on a meteorite Here
"I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn" is the best album that the late Sandy Denny never made! This 40-track/2CD set draws together stripped down arrangements of demos, live, radio and TV recordings she performed solo, with the Strawbs, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and The Bunch.
Opeth : Check out this interview that Mike recently did with Billboard.com, recounting the recording of Deliverance & Damnation. The re-issue of these records, containing remixes and 5.1 surround mixes by Steven Wilson and Bruce Soord is out now. Here
Nile and At The Gates are featured in the article "10 Best Metal Shows in Orange County in February." (California). Here
The Cowboy Song, the first authorized bio of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, due for release February 25th. Cowboy Song will be the first such book to have been written with the approval of his estate.
Montreal's Necronomicon have premiered a song from their upcoming album, the title track for "Advent Of The Human God"
Enforcer and Warbringer with Cauldron, Exmortus, Dead Asylum and Torrefy - January 30, 2016 at The Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver
The Clan Destined's (Martin Walkyier of Sabbat, Skyclad) latest album is worth a listen or purchase at Bandcamp;
Necronomicon's new single "Unification of The Four Pillars" premieres in Iceland on Andfari magazine.
The Roger Steen Band (from The Tubes) plays at the Poor House Bistro March 3rd, in San Jose, California.
Voi Vod have released a preview from their upcoming EP, the title track from "Post Society" on Youtube
Henry Rollins on going through Phil Lynott's record collection with his mom : "I offered that if I could get back to Philomena’s place later in the year, I would be happy to bring protective sleeves and archive boxes for some preservation work. She said that would be great. So I have that to look forward to, as well as another chance to spend time with one of the most interesting people I have ever met."
The Stonefree Festival, in London England on June 18-19, 2016 - 7:00 PM, so far features Marillion, Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, and Blackberry Smoke.
A belated hats off to electronic music innovator Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, who passed away in 2015.
Cauldron tour dates here
Today in 1960, John Coltrane released his first LP under Atlantic Records, "Giant Steps", an album which many consider to be his breakthrough title.
Luther Beltz of Witchfynde has posted a fun performance of their NWOBHM classic "Leaving Nadir" here
"Gardenia" from Iggy Pop's forthcoming album ‘Post Pop Depression” out 18th March 2016.
Official word from Dave Brock of Hawkwind on Lemmy's passing here
The infamous sex-ified Soul Brother Blowfly has passed away; read here
Wed July 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM King Diamond plays Toronto, Canada, at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Slayer, Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, and Whitechapel.
Negura Bunget's North American tour dates have been announced here :
Soulfly's European and North American tour dates are here;
Hank Shermann's (Mercyful Fate) Shermann Tank looks forward to its first release on Metal Blade Records. Read the press release here;
Cirith Ungol's first three classic albums are being reissued on vinyl - Frost And Fire; One Foot In Hell; and King Of The Dead.