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After polishing their musical chops for years in the clubs of Green Bay, WI, Dead Modern Villains busted down the doors of the rock scene in 2010 with their debut EP, Dead Modern Villains - Live at the Elbo Room. (Chicago) The band's full length, 15 track debut album 'Wisconsin Blues' was released Aug. 9th 2011. It is available in most online stores, including Itunes, Amazon & Rhapsody. The album unites Keith Bouche's melodramatic vocals with crowd-pleasing riffs to churn out a record full of raw, heart- pounding rock. Mitch Rudolph's metal influenced drumming, mixed with David Arendt's melodic bass lines uncork rhythms to evoke a buffet of rock songs in their purest form. With standout tracks like "Hindsight is 20/20," "Silence" and "Bottle of Pills," the music of Dead Modern Villains appeals to rock fans and non-rock fans alike.
Now it's 2013 and the band recently underwent a line-up change with the departure of sticksman Mitch Rudolph. His replacement, Cody Borley, an old friend and longtime student of percussion, brought a new dynamic to the group. DMV has just finished recording their second full length album. This self-produced full length album 'Phantasmagoria' is expected to hit stores in early fall. They've been touring around the Midwest mixing up their set with dozens of rock 'n' roll songs written with one common theme...Making heads bounce. Make no mistake, DMV is an original act, and their live shows will blow you away. The band was nominated for 2012 Rock Band of the Year by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (32nd annual WAMI awards show.) This year they won 2013 WAMI Hard Rock Artist of the Year.