Hail the Villain

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Hail the Villain
Origin Oshawa, Ontario
Genres Hard rock
Alternative metal
Modern rock
Years active

2003-2012 (hiatus)

label = Warner, Roadrunner[1]
Website hailthevillain.com
Members Joseph Stamp
Flavio Cirillo
Chad Taylor
Past members Drew Dockrill
Bryan Crouch

Hail the Villain is a Canadian hard rock band from Oshawa, Ontario.

Members[edit]

  • Joseph Stamp - Guitar(2003–present)
  • Chad Taylor - Bass(2003–present)
  • Flavio Cirillo - Drums [2]
Former members
  • Bryan Crouch - Vocals (2003–2011)
  • Drew Dockrill - Drums

History[edit]

Early days and Population: Declining (2003–2011)[edit]

Hail the Villain hails from Oshawa, Ontario. Originally called Fahrenheit, the band formed in 2003, but changed their name to Hail the Villain in 2006. In the spring of 2009, Hail the Villain made a record deal with Warner Music Canada. By the spring of 2010, Roadrunner Records had come on board to release the album in the United States. Hail the Villain's debut album Population: Declining, was released sometime in 2008 and re-released on Roadrunner Records on June 8, 2010. Their debut album was mixed by Mike Fraser. On August 17, 2010, Hail The Villain began playing on the Jägermeister stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour. The band also played on the Jose Cuervo Second Stage at The Kansas City Rockfest, on the grounds of the Liberty Memorial on May 14, 2011. Starting on November 21, "Runaway" was used as the theme song for WWE's 2010 Survivor Series. The single "Take Back the Fear" was in the 2010 WWE produced sports drama film Legendary and the 2011 film Win Win" In 2011, Population: Declining was nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards.

They have released a music video for the song "My Reward", and they were on the 2011 MMVA: The Preview show.[3]

Departure of Bryan Crouch and hiatus (2011–present)[edit]

On November 11, 2011, Hail the Villain announced that after seven years of being in the band, Bryan Crouch has quit.[4]

On February 8, 2012, Hail the Villain released a post on their Twitter and Facebook pages, stating, "We’re not dead. We’re writing. Stay tuned."

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Population: Declining
Population: Declining
Studio album by Hail the Villain
Released CanadaUnited States June 8, 2010 (re-release)
Recorded Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Genre Hard Rock
Alternative Metal
Label Warner Music
Hail the Villain chronology
- Population: Declining
(2010)
TBA
  1. "Take Back the Fear" - 3:44
  2. "My Reward" - 2:53
  3. "Runaway" - 3:11
  4. "16 Cradles" - 3:42
  5. "Evil Has a Name" - 3:26
  6. "Try Hating the World" - 3:06
  7. "Glad to Be" - 2:58
  8. "Blackout" - 3:19
  9. "Pyro" - 2:21
  10. "Mission Control" - 3:32
  11. "Swan Dive Suicide" - 5:00
  12. "Social Graces" - 3:54

EPs[edit]

  • Maintain Radio Silence (April 17, 2010)
  1. "Social Graces" - 3:54
  2. "16 Cradles" - 3:42
  3. "Blackout" - 3:19
  4. "Take Back the Fear (Live)" -
  5. "Mission Control (Live)" -

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
CAN
Alt

[5][6]
CAN
Rock

[7][8]
US
Main
US
Rock
2010 "Take Back the Fear" 15 13 20 32 Population: Declining
"Runaway" 21 14 24
2011 "My Reward"

Music videos[edit]

  • "Take Back the Fear" (One performance video and one animated video)
  • "Runaway" (Released October 20, 2010)
  • "My Reward" (Released May 20, 2011)

Villain Universe[edit]

Hail The Villain have created two volumes of their Comic Book. Volume 1: Take Back The Fear (named after their single from Population: Declining) came out August 31, 2010. Volume 2: My Reward (also named after a song off Population: Declining) came out January 18, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We Sign Hail the Villain!". Roadrunner Records. 12 Jul 2011. Retrieved 21 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ Records, Roadrunner (12 Jul 2011). "Hail the Villain Check-In From Day 1 on UPROAR". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 22 Mar 2012. 
  3. ^ Chandler Levack Special to the Star (25 Mar 2012). "Can Hail the Villain heal its voice?". thestar.com. Retrieved 21 Nov 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bryan Crouch Quits Hail The Villain". Facebook. 11 Nov 2011. Retrieved 22 Mar 2012. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Active/ Alternative Charts". Media Source. 27 Jul 2010. Retrieved 21 Nov 2012. 
  6. ^ "Canadian Active/ Alternative Charts". Media Source. 13 Jan 2011. Retrieved 21 Nov 2012. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Active/ Alternative Charts". Media Source. 21 Dec 2010. Retrieved 21 Nov 2012. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Active/ Alternative Charts". Media Source. 22 Jun 2010. Retrieved 21 Nov 2012. 

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