Hailing from the icy depths of Winnipeg, MB, Vagina Witchcraft blend rumbling, feedback-laden doom metal with frenzied elements of punk and hardcore to create their unique sound. Queer non-binary poet and vocalist, Kayla Fernandes, leads the sonic assault with blistering ferocity, delivering lyrical content concerning mental health, heartbreak, anger and racial identity.
This band’s first, self-titled release landed them on the 2021 Polaris Music Prize long-list, and recently they won a 2021 Western Canadian Music Award for Metal/Hard Music Artist of The Year.
They released their self-titled debut album October 20, 2020 on CD. It is available for purchase on Bandcamp, and can be found on all major streaming services.
"Vagina Witchcraft takes a hardcore approach to anti-racism and gender diversity." -CBC Radio One [Up to Speed]
“Vagina Witchcraft bring the heavy with their first offerings of sludged out sonic brutality. Stoner fans will love this Sabbath/ Pentagram style riff worship, while lead vocalist Kayla’s lyrics rage over top, spanning topics of current politics to classic Satanic worship. This band is a thundering force and this album is their first mighty step on the journey towards world domination. Crank the album closer 'ALVVAYS' and bang your head into oblivion." - Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats)
"This is not an artist tapping into a performative show of aggression. This is an artist with a community to fight for, a clearly defined mission, and a clear enemy in sight...Hardcore soul, a pure manifestation of punk to leave you frightened, giving thanks, and begging for more."
-Colton Hutchinson (Psycle Radio - CKUW 95.9 FM)