Q & A with Gerry Dead

June 14, 2024 0

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What first got you into music?

Depression and boredom at the start. I needed something positive to do other than causing trouble. I grew up in a very small town and it didn’t have much to offer. I started out playing the drums, I bought them from a friend from school since he didn’t play them anymore. Three

months later I was in a punk band. Playing music was very natural to me. Music became everything I ever wanted and knew from the start I would be doing it for my entire existence.

What is your creative process?

I literally hear voices in my head. I have been told that I am an open vessel for spirits on the other side. They say I am being followed. The voices I hear are mostly screams and at times they have a melody or rhythm and then I create music to complement that melody. This isn’t for every song but for a good amount of my work starts with that.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

I would say it’s pretty unique. Of course I have my influences and have been compared to a lot of popular nu-metal projects. Which a huge compliment to me. I would say it’s an alternative Industrial Hip hop/metal. In all of my songs there is a story behind the lyrics or a deep personal meaning. But I leave it up to the listener to have their own interpretation. My music is aggressive and gets to the point with a message.

Which famous musicians do you admire?

As a kid I was sheltered so I was not allowed to listen to the radio. I would purposely ride in cars with aunts or uncles because they would listen to rock radio. The first time I heard Korn I was so scared of them since I was super young. Jonathan Davis’ voice on their song twist was the first I remember hearing them. This was a huge influence and moment for me. I remember it like it was yesterday. I also am a huge fan of Orgy. Jay, their singer, has such a unique voice. I feel Orgy has a good influence on a lot of bands that are coming out today. Also, Chino from Deftones. He can fit into almost any genre and pull off anything.

What would you be doing right now if it wasn’t for your music career? I don’t think I would be walking the Earth if it wasn’t for music.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

I do not want to should cliche, But you can do anything you want. You can be anything you want. If you are not good at something, you can work at it. If you don’t fit in somewhere, don’t get mad, you can find your crowd. Set positive goals for yourself and stick to them. Push as hard as you can. It is a very hard world to live in but being negative really won’t get you too far. Express yourself and be confident.

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