Nashville rockers True Villains have released a blistering new video produced by Grammy-award winning Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Velvet Revolver, Queens of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains,Coheed and Cambria).
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 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.