MICHAEL GRANT
& THE ASSASSINS
ALWAYS THE VILLAIN

debut album
out 10.07.20
(Frontiers)

“Stuffed with riffs, it’s hard, it’s melodic, it has variety and it is attention-grabbing. A remarkable piece of work. 9/10”
POWERPLAY
“A real gem. Not much here misses the target. 8.5/10”
MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC
“A stunning album, mixing heavy melodies, enchanting harmonies and outstanding guitar pieces, creating a work of art. 5/5”
MIDLANDS METALHEADS
“Encapsulates all that is good in hard rock. 10/10”
ROCK ’N’ LOAD

includes
NIGHTMARES
brand new video
youtu.be/wgpkgvZ1daI

also includes
RED LIGHT RUN
video with 300,000 views
youtu.be/KGTWEArpKZA

Michael Grant & The Assassins play a diverse and exciting brand of hard and alternative rock and metal, while exploring different textures, genres and influences. Prince, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Guns ‘N Roses, David Bowie, Tom Petty and In Flames all informed the sound of the intense, heavily melodic and anthemic ‘Always The Villain’, a debut album on which band mastermind Michael Grant plays all the instruments. Prior to The Assassins, Grant was the driving force behind Endeverafter, a Californian act that released two albums before disbanding in 2012. He then served as touring guitarist for L.A. Guns for five years, recording one album with them.

Says Grant: “It took well over a year to make the album. There was such a massive learning curve in the actual recording process for me to be able to deliver. I had to write, arrange, record and produce everything, as well as play all of the instruments myself. I believe recording this way truly helped in bringing to fruition my full musical vision and signature sound. I couldn’t be more happy with the end results and I really loved recording this way.”

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ABOUT FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino and his father Fernando as a distribution company, Frontiers has developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music from across a broad spectrum of rock genres, the company has worked with multiple genre heavyweights and fan favourites. Aside from providing a home for classic artists from the 1970’s and 80’s, it boasts a wealth of young, up and coming talent that, with a savvy and forward thinking A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock and metal. With a deep commitment to and passion for THE MUSIC and the artists who create it, plus massive global distribution, sales, marketing and publicity channels, Frontiers is the premiere home for both established and emerging rock artists.
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