Vatican operate at the apex of dichotomy. The Savannah, GA Paingods are both deities of hurt and at its behest, inflicting it via their blistering metallic hardcore and spouting its message through their cathartic lyrics. They’re simultaneously fuelled by faith and a lack thereof; though the band members are all straight edge, a lack of belief — in religion, in people, in self — pervades. The only area where polarities aren’t pulling in other directions is in their seamless combination of metal and hardcore: once disparate genres that have, over the years, become increasingly entangled and, here, finally fused into one.


US TOUR 2018