Nashville Rockers True Villains Release Explosive Single/Video Produced by Grammy-award winning Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Velvet Revolver, Queens of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Coheed and Cambria) via American Songwriter
WATCH “THE VILLAIN”
“The jumpy, glam influenced song started off like all their songs do, with a riff. And features seductive and illustrious vocal work by frontman Beau Lastavich, who got his bearings singing in ‘80s glam and metal cover bands. And well-known producer Nick Raskulinecz took their glitz to another level, steering the song like he has done for so many others including Korn, Evanescence and Halestorm.” (American Songwriter)
Hope you’re well! 2020 has been a rough year for most, but rising from what seems to be a crumbling time is music that will power us through. Part of the much-needed revival is Nashville-based, rock ‘n roll act, True Villains and their new single, “The Villain,” “the perfect dose of that head-banging, juicy goodness you’ve been itching for.” (Nashville Unsigned) The quintet’s new release was produced by notable, Grammy-award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Velvet Revolver, Queens of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Coheed and Cambria), and according to the band, the song, “highlights that sometimes in life we are forced into positions that cast us as the anti-hero. This track deals with the realization and overall acceptance of that role, and learning to lean into the characteristics of becoming the villain.”
WATCH “THE VILLAIN”
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True Villains introduce a fresh take on rock n’ roll,melding the raw energy and excitement of a bygone era with a voice, sound, and songwriting that is completely their own. With notable national tours under their belts, True Villains have also charmed their hometown, gracing notable Nashville stages including Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge, The Basement East and Exit/IN to name a few, and were recently featured on Spotify’s ‘New Noise’ rock playlist.
True Villain’s founding members, Tim Venerosa and Matt Carter, first met in Los Angeles while attending Musician’s Institute, and reconnected in Nashville in 2015 after touring and working on other various projects. After bringing bassist Barry Conaway and Greg Herndon onboard, the band embarked on an exhausting search for their frontman (think of Motley Crue’s search in The Dirt for Vince Neil) who would share the same vision of bringing rock back to center stage. Though Nashville is full of incomparable talent, it was not a swift process to nail down a singer. Finally, the group connected with lead singer Beau Lastavich who was still living in his home state of Minnesota at the time through a post on Craigslist. The five bonded over their mutual love for rock music, citing influences like Guns N’ Roses, Soundgarden, Motley Crue, and Skid Row. Together they vowed to create, perform, and move fans with their music as their idols once did for them.