Davey Suicide is ruling the underground by fusing the live aesthetic of an arena rock show into a club setting. The Los Angeles insurgent injects gutter grit and theatrics back into a rock industrial genre that’s been salivating for it’s next messiah. The band flanked by (Drayven Davidson, Needlz, Niko Gemini and Derek Obscura) distills heavy metal, industrial, and punk into anthems that are as corrosive as they are catchy. Currently, they are supporting their sophomore release, Worldwide Suicide, after spending the past few years extensively touring the US and their first UK tour. In May of 2015, the band left their former record label, that had been knee-capping them for years. The band is energized and poised to put out new content for their fans under their own terms.
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Photography by MichellexStar
Where were you born?
The East coast, south of heaven.
What impact has music made on your life?
It allowed me to understand myself and express my feelings in a way that no longer let me feel disconnected from the world. It’s a therapy of sorts.
Who are some of your musical heroes?
My patron saints, Axl Rose, Manson and Eminem
Tell our readers some juicy stories from your past “Blood On The Dancefloor” World Tour?
Our Tour Manager took a girl to the dumpsters in a back alley of the club to do some work. A couple days later she called bluffing that she was pregnant. Of course he put it on speaker phone for us to hear.
Where do you get your style inspiration from?
I love horror movies and psychological thrillers. Gnarly Halloween costumes mixed with grunge and androgyny.
I like that you don’t keep things safe, what can people expect from one of your live shows?
They can expect to never forget it.
What is some of your your favorite technology, musical and gadgets?
Photoshop and recording programs have made taking art to a new level.
Explain your song “God Head Killers”, I’m digging it:
It’s about seeing past all of the propaganda and fear that television and media force feeds the world.
Where is your favorite place in the world and why?
We toured the UK and I loved it.
What impact would you like to leave on the world?
If I can be what my predecessors were to me, then it was worth it.
What positive message would you like to give to your fans?
Everything that you want out of life is attainable if you dedicate yourself to it. Nothing worth something comes easy so fuck shit up and get what you want out of the world.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Taking what the population may perceive as bad and showing them another way to look at it.