INTRODUCING: True Villains

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Nashville’s hard rock newcomers True Villains are here to prove that the genre isn’t dead with their new single ‘Dig Your Grave’. The song was produced by Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz and is a cautionary tale of accountability. The band had this to say about the song.

“Our latest single ‘Dig Your Grave’ is a heavy reminder that sometimes there are situations in life when you need to face up to the consequences of our own actions. Alternatively, you are not responsible for cleaning up someone else’s mess that they’ve created for themselves. Sometimes the best lessons are the ones learned the hardest”

We caught up with the band to talk about their origins and what the future holds.


Hard Rock

Nashville, USA

Inglorious / Michael Monroe / Steel Panther



DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard True Villains before?
True Villains: We strive to achieve a balance of classic and modern rock styles.

DP!: How did the band form?
True Villains: Tim and Matt originally met in Los Angeles and eventually reconnected in Nashville a few years later. After a few lineup changes we finally found the best combination of members that resulted in what we are now. After a few writing sessions, and especially after our first live show, we knew that we had something special.

DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
True Villains: We are planning on getting back in the studio with Nick Raskulinecz, hopefully within the next couple of months, and are really itching to get back out on the road as soon as we can.

DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
True Villains: Dinosaur Pile-Up, BRKN Love, The Midnight, Mammoth WVH, The Blue Stones to name a few

DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
True Villains: Bands like Metallica and Foo Fighters for their longevity and lasting relevance throughout the years. Also having your band truly mean something to people is something we aspire to.

DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
True Villains: Working with Nick Raskulinecz and touring with Steel Panther are for sure at the top.

DP!: Where do you want to be a year from now?
True Villains: Have a full-length album out and be touring extensively!

True Villains‘ new single ‘Dig Your Grave’ is out now and you can download the single online from Apple Music (here).

You can keep up-to-date with the band online over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.