We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Creatures’ new EP, titled Creatures II (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on July 20th through Old Haunt Records.
The band commented on the EP:
The ‘Creatures II’ EP as a whole is the ideas and thoughts over the past year. We are expecting this release to be even more well received than the last EP. We worked twice as hard on ‘II’ and had a few new people along the way that really helped add an outside perspective to the creative processes for a more mature and heavy sound. We really just want to create a seamless listening experience for the fans, leaving them wanting more, and left with the feeling of needing to listen to the EP over and over again.
August 12 – Toronto, ON – The Rockpile – info
August 16 – Barrie, ON – Foxx Lounge – info w/ Kavara
August 19 – Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub – info w/ Kavara
August 20 – Brantford, ON – Our Place – info
About the band:
Spawned in the Toronto murk in 2015, Creatures is a group effort with a long history that intertwines the lives of numerous local bands to summon a truly devastating soundscape of unbridled chaos. Inspired by bands such as Necrophagist, Despised Icon and Thy Art Is Murder, Creatures is a 6 piece band playing heavy and catchy deathcore, taking intense sounds and mixing in small elements of extreme and black metal.
The band explains how their name came into being:
“We chose the name Creatures because we wanted to keep the name simple but at the same time incite a somewhat menacing image. We all really enjoy creepy/haunting imagery and felt that this name would allow for us to incorporate that into the artwork/imagery as well.”
Almost immediately after forming, Creatures released a 4 track self-titled EP. A varied sampling of the musical talents from the band helped them gain the interest of fans in the local scene and they played several shows with great reception. Taking great pride in live performances, Creatures embodies all the aspects of showmanship with high energy and audience involvement.
Three years later, in 2018, they’re set to unleash their second offering Creature II EP unto the world through Old Haunt Records on July 20, 2018. The songs reach into a large porcelain cup of topics and instead of just merely presenting their themes to their listeners, Creatures smashes the cup in their faces, making sure their themes cut deep and stay with the listeners. Whether they are lyrics about the futility of existence with a cartoon metaphor, or the bond of brotherhood within an intense party setting, there is a message for everyone to latch onto. Regardless, the songs are a visceral insight into the band’s life.