GGotW: You're the lead vocalist for Scream Machine, how did that come about?
SDM: Scream Machine is actually my music project. I started it a few years ago with my husband, so technically we are more of a duo, I guess. A few years ago, my husband's younger brother was killed in a drive-by shooting type of situation and my husband was totally crushed by it. I'm not exactly Ms. Supportive but I wanted to do something to try and ease his pain or show him I was there for him. I wrote a song called "R.I.P." for him, in memory of his brother. More songs followed and Scream Machine came to be. We've gotten some attention over the past few years and we are about to release our 4th album but in the end, it's always been and always will be me writing songs for my husband. And him writing songs for me.
GGotW: How long have you been singing?
SDM: Oh, God, years. Ever since I was a little, little kid. I can remember singing along to Whitney Houston in the back of the car when I was like 5 or 6. I'd probably rather sing than do anything else in the world. Nothing makes me feel better faster, nothing makes me happier. My vocal style ranges from Mariah Carey to Phil Anselmo from Pantera and to MANY in-between.
GGotW: When is this fourth album due out?
SDM: Our fourth full-length album is Electrowitch and it will be out on Friday the 13th, August 2010. We always try to put albums out on dates that are somewhat special or notorious.
GGotW: What kind of stuff can we expect on Electrowitch?
SDM: Electrowitch is definitely more topically varied than some of our previous albums. Our previous release, Addicted To The Whip was mostly about S&M activities, the BDSM lifestyle and that kind of thing. Electrowitch has much more varied subject matter, including The Holocaust, Lilith [Adam's first wife & the original succubus], necrophilia, political uprising and being lost in the woods alone at night. You can expect heavy synths, crashing drums, industrial noises and my own creepy vocals. We fuse a lot of different influences together and many reviewers have remarked on the fact that no two songs really sound the same. "Each track is an original." That is my favorite compliment.
GGotW: Any plans currently for a fifth album?
SDM: Absolutely. Lol, It's already pretty much done. Sometimes I just get into a frenzy of songwriting and that is what happened recently. I have written like 20 songs in the past month. Most will end up on the next album. Once I catch up on my sleep, that is.
GGotW: Any shows planned?
SDM: Right now we have like, no time for live shows, though we have been invited to play all over the place. We really hope our schedules calm down and we can fit some live stuff in. That is where you really connect with people.
GGotW: What led you to modeling?
SDM: People saying I'm photogenic, lol.
GGotW: What do you enjoy about modeling?
SDM: I really like seeing an idea or concept translated into some type of tangible media, whatever it is. If it's film, if it's graphic art, if it's "traditional" art, using paints or charcoal or whatever, if it's music or photography... I just like seeing ideas actualized.
GGotW: What has been your funnest shoot?
SDM: Probably the one I did for the photo-set "Witch." It was originally intended for a very-well known nude alternative modeling site I was asked to submit a set to (I changed my mind and did not submit them after reading the contract). My husband actually shot those photos and let's just say after the shoot it got very interesting. THOSE pictures are private, lol.
GGotW: What would you like to shoot next?
SDM: It's almost cliche but I'd really like to do something in a graveyard. Black and white, high-resolution. Very goth-macabre.
GGotW: What do you do, when you're not making music?
SDM: Lol. I take care of kids all day. How's that for your peace of mind?
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