“Rock fans haven’t gone anywhere. They need a reason to fall in love again and here we are.” This quote and blunt mission statement comes from Davey Suicide, a band embarking on a journey to fill the world with an inspiring message behind their gutter-goth rock for those who can listen with open minds.
Hailing from California, the industrial metal band formed in 2010. They’ve been busy touring the last few years, picking up numerous fans along the way. They’ve previously released a single, two LP’s, and are keeping the momentum with an LP yet to be released on March 24th 2017, entitled ‘Made From Fire’.
Davey Suicide joins Dope and Combichrist for the “Blood Lust & Death Tour 2017”, beginning Feb 27, 2017 in Portland, Oregon and finishing off April 9th 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Pre-Orders for the new album and Merchandise bundles are available at www.daveysuicidemerch.com. We had the opportunity to ask them a few questions before embarking on their tour, and here’s a little glimpse into the world of Davey Suicide for our readers.
Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions. I’d like to introduce Last Day Deaf readers to Davey Sucide, starting with a quote from your bio. “Rock fans haven’t gone anywhere. They need a reason to fall in love again, and here we are.” Would you say that’s a Davey Suicide mission statement?
Put our Trust in Suicide or self belief has always been the mission statement I suppose. I’m just reminded everyday that the rock community exists and once enough people find out about us, they’ll realize we’re injecting something refreshing to the genres they love and taking it to a whole new level.
In that same bio, there are lots of positive messages. Do you feel your image gets unnecessary prejudice that prevents people from hearing your true message? I feel the track ‘Professor Asshole’ from 2013’s self-titled release has touched on this.
Of course. We’ve always been judged on our appearance. It’s taken a couple albums for people to give us a chance and then realize how many great songs we have. It’s okay, I get that the world is wired a certain way but I’m not about to change what we do to make people like us. We’re gonna do us and the right people will love us.
Your music is a collective hybrid of several different genre influences. Do you all share those same influences? Or do you have different ones you prefer individually? Do you think it helps or hinders you when you create music?
Being open minded has allowed us to be experimental and innovative. We all have the bands that we love like In This Moment, Rob Zombie, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Pantera, but I love that Needlz is driven by Nine Inch Nails and Niko loves Angus Young, while I am heavily into Guns N’ Roses, Eminem, Marilyn Manson and so on.
Your lyrics quite openly touch on a variety of subjects; politics, media, morality. It seems Davey Suicide has nothing to hide. Do you feel being this open is important?
For me, the vulnerability has brought out my best work. I’ve never been one to censor myself or hold back. No matter how much trouble it has gotten me in. It’s hard to be brutally honest but fans aren’t stupid. They sense when it’s real and that’s why we’re connecting on a higher level than ever before.
2014’s ‘World Wide Suicide’ was markedly heavier than 2013’s ‘Davey Suicide’ LP. Where there specific things you wanted to do differently for that album, or is that just how it wound up in the mix?
That was when we started to realize how much of a piece of shit our label owner was and that brought the anger. That’s why we ended the album with Kamikaze Culture Shock. We knew a war was coming and that was the To Be Continued moment for us.
In 2016 we saw the release of the single and video for ‘Rise Above’, a teaser track from 2017’s upcoming ‘Made From Fire’. How was the response to that? Are you guys pumped for your new album release?
Over the moon about it. Doors that weren’t open before are now opening ten fold. I feel the public rallying behind us and wanting us to win. It’s an exciting time for us and my guys. We’ve worked so hard and always have. The difference is, we’re free from that label.
‘Rise Above’ shares a spirit of overcoming obstacles, collectively and individually. Do you think fans identify with that sentiment of Davey Suicide?
Of course they have. We all have them, we all have doubt and we all have a breaking point. It’s just a matter of how far will you go when the obstacle is staring you in the face.
You guys are about to embark on a tour with September Mourning, Dope and Combichrist. Are you guys eager to open that chapter in Davey Sucide’s book so to speak?
It’s been a long time coming. This is the next step in the stair case and I’m ready for the climb.
Are there any stops in particular you are looking forward to?
I have my favorite cities but I’m also curious about a lot of these Midwest states that we’ve never played before. I’m just hoping it’s not cold for the first leg. I’m ready for Spring!
Do you have any outlets for your creativity besides music and painting you’d like to share?
I tattoo and play a lot of basketball. I’ve always loved sports and understanding the team aspect. It’s a great way to decompress and escape my everyday life.
Are there any future plans for Davey Sucide you can share for fans?
We’re gonna be on some upcoming tours that will blow your mind. Stay tuned.