Canadian newcomers Hail the Villain have been kicking ass and taking names for the last month on the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Tour, and when the trek came through our town, we took the opportunity to chat with the band's bassist/ graphic designer/ artistic director and all around visual arts fanatic Chad Taylor to get his list of 5 Favorite Artists.

Check out who made the cut below and why, and to learn more about why we called on Chad's art knowledge in the first place, check out the animated video for "Take Back the Fear" below to get an idea of his band's aesthetic.

Hail the Villain
's debut album Population: Declining is out now. Pick up your copy of the aggressive album right here.