Formed in 2014, Minneapolis Minnesota's Villain of the Story not only brings heavy music into the modern era, but infuses straight forward head-banging hard rock. Filled with intense riffs & breakdowns to catchy choruses, VOTS continues to grow as more and more discover a band that brings them the nostalgia of early 2010's metalcore while contrasting those styles with influences from 2000's radio rock. Their debut album "Wrapped in Vines, Covered in Thorns" released in early 2017 via Stay Sick Recordings and has accumulated over 2 million streams on Spotify alone, with their most recent (and independent) release "Ashes" reaching over 4 million, released in late 2018. The next era of the band is here with the release of 'Bloodshot', Villain of the Story's next fully independent album. Bloodshot is proving to be the strongest VOTS release, with many claims of being the band's best work to date. There are no signs of slowing down.