Hail the Villain is a Canadian hard rock band from Oshawa, Ontario.
Joseph Stamp - Guitar(2003-present),
Chad Taylor - Bass(2003-present),
Flavio Cirillo - Drums ,
Bryan Crouch - Vocals (2003-2011),
Drew Dockrill - Drums,
Early days and Population: Declining (2003-2011):
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.
Departure of Bryan Crouch and hiatus (2011-present):
On November 11, 2011, Hail the Villain announced that after seven years of being in the band, Bryan Crouch has quit.
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."