Metal Industrial in it's purest form, grinding guitars, huge beats, distorted vocals and otherworldly atmospheres are strangled down into stereo for the legendary New York regimes' first release since 2002's 'DEMONIC ELECTRONIC" and the 10 year mark for their D.I.Y. record company Bile Style Records, bringing by far their most violating body of work while
continuing with their ferocious intent and 'road less traveled' attitude the band has used as it's manifesto since their inception in 1992.
BILE was on the Mortal Kombat Soundtrack (TVT/1995)
BILE was the glow in the dark band onstage, in their first on screen cameo appearance, in the cult horror film "Strangeland" starring Dee Snyder of 80's hair band Twisted Sister fame. The "Strangeland" soundtrack (TVT/1998) features BILE's most popular song to date "In League".
BILE began in 1992 when KRZTOFF became disillusioned with playing in boring jeans and t-shirt metal bands and had an idea for the ANTI-BAND. The early BILE was compareable to "Mummenschanz meets a pissed off Ministry". "A photo negative opera under blacklight", "not for the faint at heart". The show was total and complete chaos. 3 lead singers all wearing ski masks, guitar and bass dressed as terrorists, drummers in gas masks, evil clowns, exotic dancers in S&M themed costumes, completely under blacklight, with lots of fire, smoke, extreme lighting,monster strobes and a generally nasty attitude. It was a fucking spectacle, that's for sure.
The band was designed to die a fiery death, just a short run of some fun, then move on to other projects. Yet, BILE became one of the top drawing acts in the NY area. Through the hype BILE unexpectedly was signed to Energy Records (a small NYC label with great distribution). Now the pressure was on to try and capture the intensity of the live show on tape. Which was near to impossible. But what emerged from those first studio sessions was truly a new beast. Ferocious in it's intent and groundbreaking in it's approach.
When the first album "SUCKPUMP" was released it sold 7800 copies in the first week in the NYC/Long Island area alone.
What has happened from that moment in 1994 to now has been a journey into bizarro land. Imagine everything you can think would or could happen and times it by "50".
Banned from major American cities, cancelled tours, hotels ablaze, military smoke bombs, electrocution, tornados during NYC S&M block parties, arrests, denied access abroad or re-entry, prescription drug use, wrongly attacked by the ACT UP anti-violence to gays coalition, a Cherry Coke radio commercial, deaths,.etc. And that's just the stuff we can remember off the top of our head. It's been a hard and happy road. Under the radar, and off the grid.
Although there have been many members throughout the bands bizarre history, KRZTOFF (lead vocals, lead guitar) and R.H.Bear (lead bass, vocals) have been the ones driving the tank. Now, with ex- Chemlab, KMFDM, Daniel Ash drummer, John Desalvo kicking the skins, the live show has mutated to a level it has never been before.
"Sometimes the best way to make something truly beautiful is to destroy it.
And that's not only the physical world, the spiritual world, as well as the subconscious." KRZTOFF stated on a recent radio interview.
"As soon as you get your live show sounding and looking perfect; perform it, document it, then change it.
Re-creation. Re-invention. These are the keys."
"This new cd "Hate Radio" will be worshipped by fans of BILE, at the same time alienating every other person on the planet". "It's really what I have been striving for this whole time, our own world."