Self-described “angry queer gloom cult” Vile Creature have made their name by pounding out sludgy, expansive, anti-oppression, pro-animal-rights extreme music. The duo recently unleashed “You Who Has Never Slept,” the slow-burning, Neurotic lead single off their forthcoming new album, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!, and today, they’ve unveiled the song’s cinematic music video, premiered via Metal Injection. The clip follows a dancer who enters an empty theater only to be joined by occult-looking figures in masks and robes, as well as Vile Creature’s own Vic and KW. From there, things only get weirder and more sinister.
“Raissa & Dave are two wonderful people we met working our food truck, they knew we played music and offered to help us with a music video one day,” Vile Creature commented of the clip. “Fast forward a few years and we were finally able to take them up on their generous offer. We rented out a theatre in small-town Ontario for a day with a bunch of friends and crafted this vision for the song. All of it was held together by the amazing work of Anita who starred in & choreographed the video. We were inspired by psychological & abstract horror films, most obviously Suspiria. We wanted to craft a linear narrative that still kept you wondering and interested—our songs are long enough that any music video is a really short film.”
Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! is scheduled for release on June 19th via Prosthetic Records, and is available for pre-order and pre-save now.