Hello, everyone! Welcome to the one and only Artist Spotlight column that we plan to run this week. We know a lot of our recent interviews have revolved around the world of metal, but that is not the case today. Davey Suicide may look like a hardcore frontman, but the truth of the matter is that he is spearheading a rock revolution that may soon takeover the world.
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If you were to see the photo of Davey Suicide featured above this text without any supplementary information you may be quick to assume he’s some kind of metal musician, or at the very least a performer of some kind. The truth is that Suicide is indeed a musician, but the metal genre is something very few would associate with his sound. What Davey brings to the world of music is far more industrial than anything else, often driving fans to dance instead of mosh, and on September 30 he will share his latest creation - an album titled World Wide Suicide - with music fans around the globe.
Earlier this week, I had the good fortune to hop on the phone with Davey for a lengthy conversation about his career and where it may be headed in the future. I’m admittedly not the biggest fan of industry music, but there is something about Davey’s fervent dedication to promoting a message of individualism that made me want to know more about his work. What I discovered, and what I hope translates in the interview below, is that above all else Davey Suicide wants to impress upon people that they have the ability to take control of their life. He wants to empower people to do whatever it is they’re passionate about, even though his image may make him seem a bit more sinister than this positive outlook would suggest. In my opinion, there is no better example of someone using music to do more than entertain in music today, and I’m honored to share the motivations behind that effort today.
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H: To help get us started, please take a moment and introduce yourself:
DS: Hello, everyone. My name is Davey Suicide.
H: Thanks for joining us, Davey. Do people ever call you David? There is something far less cool about David Suicide.
DS: [laughs] No. That doesn’t really happen too often. My parents do use it whenever they get upset, but I live a lot farther away now so that doesn’t happen as often as before.