A two-piece art project that happens to create music. That’s a new one on us. Check out today’s BotD, Trash Deity…
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
Groovie Mann and I are both originally from the Chicago area, the industrial Mecca of the universe, but we both live in the land of a thousand stars now, Los Angeles.
How did you meet?
We’ve met socially a few times throughout the years, but I think what might have first kick-started this adventure was a Groovie Mann art show I went to in Burbank down the street from where I live, 4 years ago or so.
How long have you been playing as a band?
3 years but it’s more of an art project than a band, like modern art deco.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
It took us over a year to agree on a name, I have a massive band name list still. Trash Deity was the one we could agree upon…I like it because It can mean a lot of different things.
What are your influences?
Groovie Man is a huge glam rock Bowie fan. I was a huge fan of the Wax Trax scene he helped start. My influences are the world we live in and life in general.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We’re unique…just like everyone. Industrial new wave metal glam rock.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
We have lots of lyrical themes. Personally, I usually like lyrics that are vague and open for multiple interpretations. I once wrote a song that was about a sexual experience and man destroying the environment, depending on how you read it.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
We haven’t played any shows, our live show is the greatest show on earth, it’s just still in my mind waiting to get out.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
No comment, I’m not sure the statute of limitations is up yet.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
My favorite guitar is the one in my hand on stage right before I smash it over a synth.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We are promoting our new album, Cross & Divide available on Metropolis.
What are your plans for 2019?
Kicking ass and taking names.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
Blue Eyed Christ would open. Trash Deity in the middle. Thrill Kill Kult headline.