Shock Horror Industrial noise with power vox and plenty of GORE! Their second show opening for My Life with Thrill Kill Kult indelibly thrust gore rock into Seattle’s forefront. From there, there was no turning back.
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born and where are you now?
I was born in Massachusetts and was raised as a child traveling the South. My Dad was a Nuclear Engineer so we moved alot.
Is there a specific scene you play to in Seattle?
I have played the Cover Top 40 Scene, the Rock Scene, the Electronic Scene, the Gothic Industrial Scene and the Metal Scene. My voice is power gospel rock but I love Industrial Music.
How long has this project been in existence?
Murder Weapons came out of Desillusion in 2012. A couple members of that band wanted to do a Horror Band Project. My name came up as a suggestion, the rest is history.
Describe your sound to our readers?
Horror Shock Rock Industrial.
Tell us about your new music video ‘HIVE’:
HIVE is about the negative aspects of the HIVE MIND mentality. Many psychopathic leaders throughout history who pushed this mentality and our current society where people jump on the most ridiculous things and miss the big picture. We have become a Jerry Springer drama llama society. Our question is: Who benefits from this?
Who are some of your favorite movie villains?
I have a thing for Vampires. Radu of the Full Moon Subspecies Series is my personal favorite.
How would you describe a Murder Weapons listener?
We have all sorts of fans. From corporate professionals, to Horror, Industrial and Metal Fans. I will say that as a female singer, I am used to men coming to me after a show and chatting. In this band specifically the amount of late teen early twenty something young women coming to me after a show and asking for hugs and encouragement. It’s humbling and something I never expected to be able to give some women a voice.
You were voted Seattle’s best Shock Rock Horror Industrial Band in 2016, what was that like for you?
It is great! We had such a hard time explaining what our music was that it was nice to be recognized.
Top 3 musical influences:
I think each of us has different influences including bands like Wednesday 13, SKOLD and Combichrist – it has been amazing opening for these bands. My biggest influences were from my childhood of the 80s. There were such a plethora of influences and styles that were all embraced. I love that! I also love a good powerful, raspy old-school blues/gospel voice! The only vocalist I have ever seen live that gave my whole body goosebumps was Seal. The tonality of his voice is incredible.
We want our music in film and TV! Any and all opportunities considered!
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
I love the photography in Dark Beauty. Every photo is stunning and a work of art!