Villain vs Villain
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Villain vs Villain

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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Self-titled debut EP now on iTunes and at all shows. More distribution coming soon!



Coming from a city known for it's work ethic as well as it's corruption, Villain vs. Villain has no choice but to ingest all of it's influence, both good and evil. What better way to learn the tales of our lives than through the lethal drama that Chicago has to offer. Give us your lies and fears, and we'll give you our broken glass outlook. Feed us your crime and politics, and we'll vomit our art. We're not merely witnesses to your crimes, but accomplices. On April 1st 2009 at a rehearsal studio on Chicago's west side, Villain vs. Villain introduced themselves with a spry smile and slick cadence and staked claim to what they believe to be theirs.

Peeler - Vocals, guitar, programming
Jaysin - Guitar, vocals
Ryan Arthur - Bass
Chesney - Drums

In 2006, Chicago-based rock band Royal (2005 - 2008) recorded an album with Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust, Staind), which was shelved and never released. The group abruptly disbanded shortly after. Founding members Peeler and Ryan Arthur joined forces with guitarist Jaysin in early 2009, and Villain vs. Villain was born. Drummer Chesney fell in later that year and the band hit the ground running, releasing their self-produced/self-titled EP in mid-2010, as well as two videos ('The Chicago Way', 'Thrillogy'), both of which were directed by Peeler. In May 2010, the band was chosen by Chicago's Q101-FM to perform at their annual 'Q101 Jamboree' festival at First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, which had the band playing alongside acts such as Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, and Hollywood Undead. Other Chicago performances followed, including packed houses at Double Door, Angels & Kings, and Cubby Bear. The band made their first appearance at Milwaukee's Summerfest 2011.The band is currently preparing for a string of Midwest dates to coincide with the release of their the follow up to their debut Ep (yet untitled). A third self-produced video ('Overlook Hotel (The Fury)') debuted on January 1st 2012.

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