RANK AND VILE: Decibel Premieres “Destitution” Video From Portland Politically Charged Deathgrind Outfit; Worship Full-Length To See Release Via Modern Grievance Records Next Month

Photo by Sarah Mendez

Portland deathgrind outfit RANK AND VILE is pleased to unleash their video for the track “Destitution.” Now playing at Decibel Magazine, the track is featured on the band’s upcoming second full-length, Worship, set to drop on November 17th via Modern Grievance Records.

As the world around us gradually declines into a pit of almost laughable tyranny, a groundswell of riffs and blast beats will be your preferred weapon of punitive justice in the form of RANK AND VILE. The band spews forth a crushing fusion of violent deathgrind, downtempo grooves, and crusty mosh madness that was organically grown for mass consumption in the basements of Portland, Oregon. As active members of the clamoring DIY scene in the Pacific Northwest, this four-piece has been on a smear campaign across the West Coast since 2018 with the promises of affordable shows, neck breaks for big business, and walls of death wider than the wealth gap.

Notes the band of their latest video and single, “The houselessness crisis is the result of a systemic issue that is unlikely to be solved in a system that only rewards profit. It causes suffering to so many and instills a casual disregard of that suffering in so many others. ‘Destitution’ expresses our disgust with the attitudes of city, state, and federal governments and with those who think people living on the street suffering from untreated opiate addiction and mental health issues are an inconvenience to be eradicated so as not to interfere with their pub-crawls and Sunday brunches.”

Watch RANK AND VILE’s “Destitution” video at Decibel Magazine HERE.  

After a four-year term since their debut album Redistribution Of Flesh, RANK AND VILE elected to seek the recording council of Hallowed Halls (Poison Idea, Pallbearer) and Leon del Muerte of Beastman Audio (ex-Nails, Terrorizer AD) to draft a twelve-song bill of piss and vinegar that is Worship. As if powered by chainsaws, the album cuts through any political red tape to inspire frenzied rage in the general public and pearl-clutching fear in the outnumbered oppressors.

And while politically charged, RANK AND VILE understands the nuances of this game that nobody wins. Reading less like a dissertation and more like a demented late-night monologue, the lyrics are as amusing as they are brutal, taking shots at flabby politicians, hypocritical religious fanatics, and fence-sitting sycophants. Stern song titles on the front half like “Churchstate” give way to misleadingly fun rippers like “Lobotomobile” to create a perfect soundtrack for vandalizing state monuments.

Worship includes cover art by Matt Oien and will be available on limited edition vinyl, cassette and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION where the band’s first single, “Churchstate,” can be streamed.

11/17/2023 Blackwater – Portland, OR * Worship Record Release Show w/ Rat King, Lesser Animal
11/18/2023 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA w/ Nurser, Worth Nothing, Rat King, Generation Decline, Grim Earth, Maneater

Theo Spence – vocals
Matt Oien – guitar
James Cox – drums
Leon West – bass