Vilify Release “From The Inside”

Newcastle metalcore outfit Vilify address internalised homophobia in their menacing new single, From The Inside.

A tale of anger, self-loathing and torment, the track delivers a heavy groove from the onset that carries the weight of raw emotion throughout. From The Inside speaks to the relentless questioning that takes place on the journey of self discovery, identity and authenticity.

Vilify share that, “From the inside – in the most direct explanation – is about internalised homophobia. It’s about doubting yourself and your sexuality and then having others double down on the doubt.”

The single is accompanied by an energetic music video that captures the four-piece in their element, ripping up stages across Australia. A visualisation of the thrashing power present at a Vilify gig, the clip proves the quartet aren’t one to be missed live. Watch here

Vilify is Amy McIntosh (vocals), Deni Hourihan (guitar), Kieran Jackson (drums) and Lizi Blanco (bass). The quartet established their dark and driving sound with their 2020 EP, Clarity‘ in which The Soundcheck described as a “Potent blend of punk, metal and melodic mayhem” and Wall Of Sound‘s Cait MacDonald professed it was: “absolutely in my shortlist for top 5 releases of the year”.

The EP was swiftly followed up by several singles including Futility which triple j’s Claire Mooney boasted as having a “Sharp, cut throat delivery that’s full of intensity” and Odyssey which landed on the New Blood, All New Metal and Homegrown & Heavy Spotify playlists.

Never a band to shy away from heavy subject matters, their February single, Take The Pill, was described by NME Au as “crushing” as vocalist McIntoch divulged that the track is about, “the battle of balance between SSRIs, depression and drive”. The track saw the band achieve national radio play, clock over 34k views on YouTube alone and established Vilify as a band on a mission to help others through candid storytelling and unrestrained live performance.

The band’s ability to captivate audiences and create an inclusive atmosphere has made them a highly sought-after support act sharing the stage with the likes of NorthlaneErra (USA), Paledusk (JPN), Alpha WolfVoid Of Vision and more since their inception. They showcased From The Inside live for the first time last Thursday at a hometown show with Melbourne post-hardcore act Belle Haven and Perth’s pop-punk superstars, Those Who Dream.

From The Inside is available now and streaming everywhere.