Vile formed in 1996 in the San Francisco Bay Area. They were inspired by bands such as Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Atheist, Monstrosity and many other Floridian and American death metal bands. They have always offered a professional and well thought out style with a certain groove that makes their music extremely catchy while still retaining progressive elements. Over the years they have become more musical and melodic with their latest offerings being a mix of American death metal and the best of European black metal. A fourth album is to be released in 2011