Bile (band)

Origin New York City, United States
Genres Industrial metal, industrial rock
Years active 1992present
Labels Energy Records (1994 2000)
Bile Style (2000 present)
Associated acts Pigface, EXE, Napalm, Ill Nino, Sepultura, Kaveat
Members Krztoff
R. H. Bear
Brendin Ross
Steve Gallo
Past members Brett Frana
Dave Sussman

Bile is an industrial metal project based in the New York City, US area. Although there have been many different members throughout the band's career, Krztoff is the songwriting, recording and conceptual leader. But the team of Krztoff and R.H.Bear are the ones driving the tank. The group has performed with as many as 11 and as small as 2 people on stage. The early shows in 1993–95 New York included a dominatrix and fire-breather. In 2013 they added Brendin Ross to the lineup as a keyboard player. In 2014 they introduced former Agnostic Front drummer Steve Gallo.


Beginning in December 1992 Bile began as an art project to become the anti-band. Bored by being in simple jeans and T-shirt rock/metal bands and led by vocalist Krztoff, the band became the top drawing NYC live spectacle, which led to them signing with a New York-based indie record label and released three albums on Energy Records, including their debut, Suckpump, Teknowhore and Biledegradable. Following tours with Gwar, 16 Volt, Evil Mothers and many many lineup changes, Krztoff became unsatisfied with Energy Records and negotiated his way off the label, inciting Krztoff and R.H. Bear (Krztoff's longtime friend and bandmate) to regroup and record for their own label, Bile Style Records. Krztoff recorded Sex Reflex. The album features their most popular song to date, "In League". Their song, "I Reject" appeared on the 1995 Mortal Kombat soundtrack. Their song "In League" appeared on the soundtrack to the 1998 Dee Snyder film Strangeland. Krztoff went on to join Pigface as guitarist in 2001. With help from Martin Atkins' distribution conduit, Bile Style Records then released Nightmare Before Krztoff Black From The Dead, Demonic Electronic, The Copy Machine, Frankenhole and Regurge" The Best o' Bile.

Krztoff coined the phrase "Demonic Electronic" to best describe their sound and live show since the band doesn't fit into any one genre. There are few bands on earth that truly share the Bile sound. Except that it's very extreme.

Bile has played and toured the U.S. extensively with artists such as Pigface, KMFDM, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Ohgr, Gwar, Misfits, and Rammstein.

When performing live, Bile consists of Krztoff (vocals, lead guitar), R. H. Bear (bass, effects), Brendin Ross (keyboard), and former Agnostic Front drummer Steve Gallo. Bile mainly uses drum machines and sequencers for their live experience.

In 2013, Bile released the album Built to Fuck, Born to Kill as a digital release online.


Main article: Bile discography
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