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Rock n Roll Villain Society / Bio

Hendrix meets Danzig on a twisted highway of 18 wheelers, killer dogs, epic guitar leads, B-horror movie soundtracks, and wickedly sarcastic 'love' songs.

Helios Creed, Legendary guitarist of Chrome offered this

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society. This is rock, you either like it or you don't. You're either with us or against us. I'll give you a couple minutes to figure out whose quote that is. But this is not politics and this isn't the sh!t your mommy listened to..."

Fusing American style rock and raw psychedelic fury with influences as dark and diverse as metal, delta blues, death rock, The Misfits, Hendrix, the Doors, the Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, Elvis, and Johnny Cash, "Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society started their career as RadioStar SF, but changed the name, rumor had it, to avoid confusion with another band. Although Drummer Cameron Landers offers this theory:

“In reality we changed it because Jay [singer and lead guitarist Jay Skyler] always hated it. He was outvoted on it when the band began. I think Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society describes the music far better and had no argument.”

Known for their explosive live performances, powerful songwriting, and the dark cutting-edge Hendrix-inspired guitar work of lead vocalist and guitarist Jay Skyler, they are the first of a shameless new breed of 21st century Rock Stars.

Explains Skyler:

“Our goal has always been to produce rock music that combines the pick it up and play the hell out of it spirit of 60's acid rock with the intensity and defiance of modern punk and metal."

Press Reviews:

"Jay Skyler is the white Jimi Hendrix."

DJ Rob Wallace, Metalhead Radio, Anaheim

"Grit, Growls, and a Touch of Glam- Everything Real Rock 'n' Roll Should Be"

Rock this Magazine, Seattle

"...Brilliantly twisted sound blasting through the air at light speed."

“This month I found a killer and most twisted band called Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society. The band plays a mixture of metal, Gothic metal and rock and roll. The sound comes out as a cacophony of brilliantly twisted sound blasting through the air at light speed. I definitely give this corporate rock hating trio my hillbilly stamp of twisted approval.”

"Forget that mainstream crap; this is the band you should be listening to!"

"I'll be playing [Skulls, Stars, and Guitars] on my radio show! 5 Stars! It's that damn good! I listened to the whole album through and was satisfied once again by Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society. Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society is bringing rock n roll back but darker than before and I love it! This is true rock n roll.

"Talented musicians indeed hold this masterpiece together.”

“5 Stars! With their second release...Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society once again proves that they understand the true meaning of putting together a real rock n roll album! Why you ask? This band has the talent to construct catchy hooks, with unique song structure. All this mixed with dark, yet strange lyrical content. Talented musicians indeed hold this masterpiece together. Part of my job as a D.J., is to filter out all the worthless wannabe's. Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society gets consistent airplay on The Crawlspace, because their music deserves to be heard!”

"...No way to stop it from eating your brain and taking over your soul unless you seek out these songs...”

Before you know it, you will be humming the choruses of “Buried Alive”, “Space Wolf”, and “Puppy” (The theme song for a horror movie of the same title) as you go about your daily routine, and there is no way to stop it from eating your brain and taking over your soul unless you seek out these songs and listen to them over and over. If I were to make comparisons, I would say that Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society’s style invokes the spirits of a wide array of groups from THE CULT to MISFITS to Joe Wood era TSOL to REVEREND HORTON HEAT to THE DOORS, and the list goes on. If you are a fan of Horror movie style punk/ rock-n-roll, then this three man outfit from San Francisco is definitely one to keep an eye and an ear out for. You think I’m bullshittin'? Just check them out….you’ll see.

"I especially love the Puppy Theme by Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society."

“One of the more unique things about [the movie] Puppy is the music. The score by Astrad Zada and Jeff Dion is great, and I especially love the Puppy Theme by Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society”

"This cd is a definite buy"

“How can ya' go wrong when ya’ hear old school rock mixed with new style Metal!! This cd is a definite buy... get one today and crank it the Fuck Up!!”

"...Hooked on Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society right from the very first listen."

"I was hooked on Rock ‘n’ Roll Villain Society right from the very first listen. It was Hollow Man, the great vocals and lyrics by Jay Skyler blew me away. Then I began to hear the quality bass lines and backing vocals of Sean LTK in the songs. One Last American Dream is probably my favorite and makes it to the top of my playlist regularly. Cam Shaft Landers drumming is the ultimate in that one, very, very tight. Awesome! Keep On Rockin'!"

“Rated one of the 10 top bands to see in San Francisco.”

Tops in America

General Info

Band Members
Jay Skyler (Guitar & Lead Vocals) Cameron "Shaft" Landers (Drums & Backing Vocals) Marcus Ortiz(Bass Guitar)
Artist Name
Rock n Roll Villain Society
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Rock / Metal / American Punk

Contact Info

San Francisco, CA

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