NewsMay 21, 2015 8:31 PM ET22,979 views

Villains lose name, take one from another band

Villains and The Villains Last week, Illinois "street metal band" Villains announced a new deal with Prosthetic Records. This week, they are being forced to change their name. An Atlanta, GA rock outfit The Villains allegedly sent a cease and desist letter to the band, to which Villains complied, quickly changing their name to Yüth. Here's what they had to say:
"A few days ago, we received a cease and desist email from a group stating that we had to change our name or face legal action. So that's exactly what we did. "So, from now on, the artist formally known as 'Villains' shall be referred to as Yüth. This is NOT us saying that this is a "new beginning" or the "start of a new band". We are still the same boys with the same mentality making the same music that you love, we just have to be called something different. "At the end of the day, names don't mean a thing, what we've created is here to stay. "Forever."
Unfortunately, it seems that the name Yüth is already being used by a Worcester music act, who issued a statement of their own:
"So a group named Villains (dope tunes) has decided to change their name to Yüth...sorry for any confusion, guys, but I am not Villains. Also, I do hope they decide to change their name to something else. It sucks to get a cease and desist letter, but it would suck even more if they then took my name, effectively doing the same shitty thing that just happened to them. Most def a crappy situation.
We'll see what happens.

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anonymous 5/21/2015 5:48:34 PM

o boi this is good entertainent. no names hatin on no names.

anonymous 5/21/2015 5:50:09 PM

Just break up. Band blows.

anonymous 5/21/2015 5:55:20 PM

Why didn't management / PR do a background search on the name? n00bs

anonymous 5/21/2015 6:22:56 PM

well I guess they're villains then, huh? #brother

anonymous 5/21/2015 6:34:13 PM


anonymous 5/21/2015 6:57:27 PM

should change there name to the beets

anonymous 5/21/2015 7:17:31 PM

street metal band

ed_money 5/21/2015 8:19:12 PM

hahah. Prosthetic Records is the lamest label in the world.

anonymous 5/21/2015 8:28:21 PM

making the same music that you love making the same music that you love making the same music that you love making the same music that you love.

ig88 5/21/2015 9:00:00 PM

Coincidentally there is a hardcore band from near Worcester named Villain.

anonymous 5/21/2015 9:37:17 PM


anonymous 5/21/2015 9:51:07 PM

Black Flag is a cool name. Has anyone used that before?

anonymous 5/21/2015 9:58:11 PM

FRONZ comments are pretty funny. (Not being sarcastic at all, I genuinely enjoy them)

anonymous 5/21/2015 10:23:59 PM

^ Fronz

anonymous 5/21/2015 10:41:33 PM


anonymous 5/21/2015 11:02:28 PM

well here's a funny story...Villains had the same name as some band in GA...AAANNDD... they stole the term "Street Metal" from the original North Side "Street Metal" band ZOETROPE!!

anonymous 5/22/2015 12:43:02 AM

If fans can't tell the difference between both name's they should be listening to music. One band uses the, the other doesn't. Reminds me of luti-kriss(Norma Jean) and the rapper ludacris... The same but different enough it shouldn't matter.

anonymous 5/22/2015 12:58:38 AM

Sucks. Die. Fronz sucks too.

estep 5/22/2015 3:23:33 AM

Gayboi and the twinks is avalible

anonymous 5/22/2015 3:28:02 AM

the Villains can eat a fat one. Seriously cry a river forever in tears, "cease and desist". i'm literally laughing about this! how many bands in the world have the same name and are NOT complaining? They aren't even close in genre. Villains should change their name to "Cease and Desist" lmao

anonymous 5/22/2015 4:34:13 AM


anonymous 5/22/2015 5:22:56 AM

Tempted to listen to this band to see wtf street metal is

anonymous 5/22/2015 5:45:08 AM

if i was dumb enough to start a band I'd name it "The" and sue the shit out of EVERYONE

anonymous 5/22/2015 5:45:59 AM

Picturing street metal to be dudes from mad max making metal music.

anonymous 5/22/2015 7:11:10 AM

Sesame Street metal

m00k 5/22/2015 7:24:28 AM

Villains from NYC with Cattle Press members>>>>>

m00k 5/22/2015 7:24:56 AM

anonymous 1 hour ago if i was dumb enough to start a band I'd name it "The" and sue the shit out of EVERYONE uhh there's already a band named The The

anonymous 5/22/2015 7:39:26 AM

m00k12 minutes ago anonymous 1 hour ago if i was dumb enough to start a band I'd name it "The" and sue the shit out of EVERYONE uhh there's already a band named The The *sues

anonymous 5/22/2015 7:40:44 AM

they should change their name to Google

anonymous 5/22/2015 8:42:04 AM

^ Google

anonymous 5/22/2015 9:11:54 AM

For once, im with the hate. Lifes not so fcking bad. It could be worse devin, quit bitching and find something to live for. Break up. No care.

anonymous 5/22/2015 10:24:34 AM

I believe Fruit Bats is an available band name for them to use.

anonymous 5/22/2015 10:33:18 AM

Change it to Yüth Villains, problem solved. Good luck

anonymous 5/22/2015 10:57:36 AM

buncha hunks

anonymous 5/22/2015 11:08:04 AM

how about Devin spends a little bit more time on the stair master you chubby bitch

anonymous 5/22/2015 11:09:43 AM

Change it the Villainz and call it a day

Rayromano 5/22/2015 11:22:16 AM


anonymous 5/22/2015 11:24:48 AM

man, these guys are villians!

anonymous 5/22/2015 11:38:55 AM

Formally known as

anonymous 5/22/2015 12:11:19 PM

Sucks to suck

anonymous 5/22/2015 12:33:16 PM

Villianous Yüth.... Use it and get served bishes

anonymous 5/22/2015 1:16:56 PM

Shitty Beatles would be a clever name

genghisjohn 5/22/2015 1:55:06 PM

I suppose there's only so many words that bands these days can pluralize. Unimaginative queers

anonymous 5/22/2015 7:50:21 PM

darkthrone wannabes

anonymous 6/1/2015 5:21:06 PM

Sworn In 3

anonymous 9/30/2015 12:09:53 AM

They just call themselves "No Name " OR even better "that Effing band" when someone asks who's playing ..the reply is "that effing band "

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