Straight out of Harrisburg, PA, Suicide Puppets, a metal crew with an industrial twist, is about to drop their new EP, “Beyond The Veil,”. Picture this: killer riffs, eerie symphonics, and a deep dive into the minds of serial killers. They recently inked a deal with M&O Records, adding to the anticipation. Tracks like “Death Note” and “1000 Ways to Die” keep the theme dark and twisted, hitting you fast and hard.
I caught up with Veritas Suicide, the drummer of the crew, for the lowdown. Turns out, music’s been in their blood since day one, with influences ranging from horror flicks to serial killers. They started on the violin in first grade and took cues from legendary drummer Vinnie Paul to up their game.
As Suicide Puppets gears up for shows and studio time, they’re all about living life to the max. Their message to fans? Seize the day, every day. So, get ready to be hit with some killer tunes and a vibe that’s pure metal mayhem.
Listen to Beyond The Veil below
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What is your stage name
Veritas Suicide (Drums)
Is there a story behind your stage name?
I was really into Boondock Saints at the time I picked my stage name
Where do you find inspiration?
From everywhere really.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music was a very intregal part of my life. My family is full of musicians. I started out on violin in the 1st grade.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I wouldn’t say any one person inspired me so much as it was something I had always wanted to do
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I started out on violin in the first grade. However I truly believe I stated to learn about music from my Aunt Laura who is an accomplished pianist
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
My first ever concert experience was at the Valley Forge Music Fair. Sadly that venue no longer exists but I went to see The Jets. Iv got to tell you they put on one hell of a show.
How could you describe your music?
Describe your creative process.
Usually someone will introduce a guitar riff and we just play off of it until we find something we like.
What is your main inspiration?
Horror movies and serial killers
What musician do you admire most and why?
Vinnie Paul. He was a master behind the drum kit. He was the one that pushed me to learn how to do double kick.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
I would say so. I think you have to evolve and become better at your craft.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
We don’t compete with anyone expect ourselves
What are your interests outside of music?
Spending time with my family, karate, and weight training
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
I would have to say being able to take constructive criticism. When you first start out I feel you can be a little cocky about what you are doing. Stay humble.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Venues taking a cut of merch sales
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Beyond the Veil is basically the unknown state of life after death. This EP goes down the rabbit hole of the serial killer psyche. You are experiencing it as the victim.
What are your plans for the coming months?
We have a couple shows lined up to start the year and plan on going into the studio to record the next album.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Not at this time
What message would you like to give to your fans? Live everyday like there is no tomorrow.