Voodoo Queen Digital Magazine Interview with Diabology
Diabology is a teenage thrash metal band from Los Angeles, CA.
Jesse Bergen: guitar and vocals Jack Kleinman: guitar Matthew Morales: drums
VQDM: Who are the members and how old are all of you?
Jesse: I'm Jesse, 16, and I play guitar and sing.
Jack: I'm Jack and I'm 16 years old.
Matt: I'm Matt, I'm 14 and I play drums.
VQDM: Who are the influences that made you want to be a musician?
Jesse: My mama, my papa, and Satan.
Jack: Listening to Guns N Roses, Led Zepplin, and AC/DC when I was younger made me want to pick up a guitar; I just thought they were so cool. Listening to Metallica got me into playing metal, and from there I discovered a whole slew of dope-ass metal bands that inspire me to play, from Megadeth to Sabbath to Exodus.
Matt: Slipknot, Behemoth, Slayer, etc.
VQDM: Being from Southern California what other musician/band from the area would you like to share the stage with?
Jesse: Megadeth. I think they're pretty much our only option other than Motley Crue.
Jack: I'll share a stage with any band that wants to share the stage with me.
VQDM: What is your favorite venue to play?
Jesse: The Rec Center in downtown LA. They hold a bunch of great metal and punk shows, they're always all ages, and they're usually free.
Jack: We played this Latin nightclub in Hollywood called Los Globos that I thought was pretty cool. The stage was nice, the lighting was pretty interesting, and there were some artists in the back selling their art.
VQDM: At your age, are you allowed to tour? If so, what’s the farthest you’ve been away from California to do a show?
Jesse: We are allowed to tour when we're off school, but we haven't actually done it yet. We're actually playing our first ever show outside of L.A. on April 16th at the Tower Bar in San Diego.
VQDM: What is the largest crowd you’ve played in front of?
Jesse: We managed to get a show at the Wiltern through a program hosted by the House of Blues. There were a few hundred people there. Most of them were rap fans, but we still managed to start a pit!
VQDM: What is the strangest gift a fan ever gave you?
Jesse: One time, a guy brought a spicy pepper to one of our shows. At one point during the show, I went out into the audience and he stuck it in my face, so I did what anyone would do and ate the whole thing in one bite out of his hand. I was suffering for pretty much the entire rest of the set. After the show, the guy told me that he had just found the pepper in a random box on the street on his way to the show, so I guess it could have gone worse all things considered.
VQDM: Which of your songs would you want to represent you in 100 years if it was in a time capsule?
Jesse: I would put "About You" in a time capsule because then whoever finally opens it after all that time would just be greeted with me yelling "F*ck you" repeatedly at the top of my lungs, and I think that will be the best possible representation of modern society for the people of the future.
Jack: I think that the song "Seas of Eternity", which can be found on our Bandcamp and Soundcloud, best represents Diabology in terms of heaviness, tone, and creativity.
VQDM: What are your plans for the rest of 2019?
Jesse: To return the mystic skull to the top of the crystal mountain in order to return the rightful heir to the throne of the Blackbloods and bring about the the end of days. Oh, you mean in the band? Yeah, we're playing shows. We're gonna release an album too.
Jack: Yeah, I'm excited about the album and I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do with it.