Destini Beard is a dark lyrical soprano in the Gothic and Horror soundtrack genre. She debuted as the first vocalist for the Horror Soundtrack group, Midnight Syndicate. Her two albums, “The Dark Masquerade,” and, “A Time Forgotten,” have been enjoyed by fans for over a decade. Performing across the US and abroad, she continues to add a dark twist to all her musical creations. Her song “Farewell Forever” was featured in the award-winning Horror/Soundtrack album from the 10th annual Rondo Hatton Awards. Her albums were featured on Rue Morgue radio, Dark Beauty Magazine, and are played nationwide on the award-winning Rock/Metal radio show “Rock Solid Pressure Show”. Continue reading
Vocals and Piano
Who writes your lyrics?
I write all of my lyrics
Album/Song/Tour we are excited about right now.
I’ll be seeing some of my favorite bands in July at Inkcarceration Festival in Mansfield Ohio! I’m excited to meet fellow musicians and explore the historical reformatory!
What singers or bands inspired you growing up?
My mom is my biggest musical inspiration! I also love my muse Amy Lee of Evanescence! I had the honor of meeting her in 2017 as an ultimate birthday present!
Who are your favorite artists today?
Amy Lee of Evanescence, Maria Brink of In This Moment, Breaking Benjamin, Epica, and Roy Kahn of Conception Music.
What non-musical things inspire your music?
Nature and abandoned places always create a haunting melody in my mind.
Is there a place where you go to be inspired?
A forest or sitting by the ocean is the best place to clear my mind and be inspired of the world around me.
What’s been the greatest achievement of your band?
Honestly, the greatest achievement was one of the last vocal lessons I had with my teacher who has now passed. After completing a difficult aria, he looked up with a smile and said, “the mouse has finally roared!” That will forever be my greatest achievement as my teacher meant the world to me, and gave me the tools and knowledge to pursue my dream of music!
Where was the coolest place to play? Where did you enjoy yourselves the most?
The coolest place was back in 2011 when my family was invited to Sweden. My dad had an exhibit of his art, and I was asked to perform in their courtyard. We stayed at the coolest bed and breakfast that overlooked this beautiful landscape. It was like being in Skyrim! I enjoyed myself the most walking the grounds of the castle, pretending for a moment that I had traveled back to the days of old.
What are your favorite horror movies?
Woman in Black is my favorite hands down! I love the traditional macabre horror! I also enjoyed Dead Silence, and Oculus because of the paranormal horror aspect.
What was the scariest night of your life?
The scariest moment would have to be a graveyard adventure my mom and I had while I was working a show in Michigan. We traversed the Holly Cemetery, known to hold the grave of George Washington’s first commanding officer. We found a section in the back of the cemetery where a number of unmarked tombstones lay. We both were startled to hear what sounded like a horse and carriage, followed by the beating of a drum. With my camera in hand, I asked my mom to turn to take a quick picture of her. I ended up taking two pictures, because the first displayed an eerie green formation over my mom’s head. I examined both to be sure, but no denying there was something around us. We left soon after, and when I showed her the picture we both got a chill! I haven’t quite experienced a night that spooky as of yet!
If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be and who would be your opening band?
I would play in another castle if I could, performing in a courtyard was the most fantastic experience! Maybe a castle ruin in Ireland? Or Dracula’s Castle! A girl can dream!
What are you working on now for future release?
I am currently working on my debut solo album which will have a dark fantasy and Celtic theme to it! It will be a mix of traditional Irish, Welsh and Scottish ballads mixed with some of my own creations! I am extremely excited to finish the process of writing and recording the tracks!
Final thoughts / Anything you want to tell the listeners?
If you have a passion, follow it. Learn and refine your craft to the best of your ability. Never let anyone tell you, you can’t do something. Even if it isn’t the arts, follow your passions and your dreams! And always appreciate the value of others, including the creative arts. Imagine a world without music, art, or writing? Without acting or dancing? It’s possible if you support your – fellow artist by buying their work on their websites, seeing them live etc. It’s up to us to keep the arts alive! Never give up, and always help those if you can!
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For the finale of HorrorAddicts.net, Season 10, we have an interview with horror songstress, Destini Beard. Destini is a beautiful songbird whose music connects with the darkest part of your soul. She started her musical career in high school, and became one of the youngest singers to join the world renowned Susquehanna Valley Chorale. She’s collaborated with Midnight Syndicate on a few albums and is currently working on several different projects.
Edward Douglas from Midnight Syndicate says, “Destini is a tremendously talented artist and I’ve really enjoyed our collaborations together. She comes from a talented family. Her mother sang professionally and her father is one of the most talented fantasy artists I’ve ever met. Like them, she has that mix of talent, entrepreneurial spirit, and the all-important drive which is so important in the entertainment business. On A Time Forgotten, Destini has a song called “My Last Goodbye” that she not only wrote all of the music for but also performed the vocals (and piano!) on. The first time I heard it, I was blown away. With that song, I think we got a short glimpse of what it is to come from Destini and I for one, am very excited to hear what’s next!”
Destini’s haunting melodies and Midnight Syndicate’s theatrical accompaniment, transport me into a opera box in the early 1900’s, hairs standing on end as the vocals rise and fall. On the finale, you will get to hear samplings of her work as well as the lady herself talking about what’s next. The finale will air October 17th, 2015.
If you can’t wait for the finale, you can visit her website, Facebook, or check out her YouTube Channel.