Justin Symbol aka Star Daddy
Star Daddy – vocals, beats, programming, bass guitar
Ryan Lynch – guitar
DJ Swamp – beats, samples, scratching
Byron Alvarez – drums
Who writes your lyrics?
Star Daddy – I write all the lyrics, other than the one song “The Devil You Know” which was written by Ryan Lynch
Album/Song/Tour we are excited about right now.
My new album – ’Candy Man’ !!!
What singers or bands inspired you growing up?
Marilyn Manson, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Doors, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Kanye West
Who are your favorite artists today? Tyler the Creator, Ghostemane, XXX Tentacion, Lil Peep, Ouija Macc, Gvllow, Razakel, Angel Nightmare
What non-musical things inspire your music? Surrealist art, pop art, fashion, colors
Is there a place where you go to be inspired? Traveling, walking and hiking around Los Angeles, Yoga, Exercise
What’s been the greatest achievement of your band? Opening for Ministry on tour, opening for Twiztid
Where was the coolest place to play? Where did you enjoy yourselves the most? We always love playing Florida. Best crowds.
What are your favorite horror movies? The Exorcist, Suspiria, Silence of the Lambs, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pink Flamingos…is that horror?!
What was the scariest night of your life? In 2018, while on tour with Ministry we were driving in the tundra across the border from Canada to the U.S. It was about 3 or 4am and the road was a pure sheet of ice! Suddenly we came across a herd of elk crossing the road in the blizzard. Each one was about 1,000 pounds and could have totaled the van, and we almost hit the whole herd! They were completely un-phased as our van ground to a halt on the ice road, and they passed silently by. Also one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen!
If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be and who would be your opening band? I would love to play in Europe specifically Germany and the UK I know we’d do really well.
What are you working on now for future release? I’ve been experimenting in fashion, designing custom leather jackets and punk style DIY pants with my girlfriend, (sideshow performer) Nola Star. As far as music, I recently did a feature for Razakel and I’ll be featuring on my friend Buddy Danger’s song. Been dabbling in my own beats too but the direction for future recordings is still very much up in the air!
Final thoughts / Anything you want to tell the listeners? Tune in, stream, watch, share and tell your friends! And thank you to those who’ve been listening and coming to shows! This is just the beginning!