Davey Suicide – Rise Above: A Video Breakdown


Jealous cowards try to control/Rise above! We’re gonna rise above!
They distort what we say/Rise above! We’re gonna rise above!

Davey Suicide is a nu-goth rock band from California (or as they put it on their Facebook page, “UnHollywood, Killafornia). Their name may sound familiar as they have been touring constantly for the past few years or possibly because you thought the guy from AFI had a new solo band. Recently, the band’s namesake put out a lengthy video (which has since been taken down) explaining their legal troubles with their former label StandBy Records. The video laid out point-by-point how StandBy Records, ripped off the band through reneged on contractual promises and misappropriated funds. Deathcore band As Blood Runs Black also suffered from being involved with StandBy Records.

Though not a fan, I genuinely felt for Davey Suicide. Being in a working band is incredibly difficult. It’s even harder when the people that are supposed to help you become a detriment. The lawsuit between the band and StandBy has since been settled and Davey Suicide have just released a new video to celebrate their emancipation from StandBy. Lets see how they celebrated their new-found freedom.

0:02: The late 90’s are alive and well my friends.
0:06: And before you ask, yes they’ve toured with Orgy.
0:10: Oh, my fists are up, but not for the reason you want them to be up.
0:15: Just looking at them makes me want to take a shower.
0:21: So this is what it sounds like when UFO pants form a band.
0:25: The keytar is the most sensual of instruments.
0:31: Now is probably a good time to name the members of Davey Suicide.
0:34: Davey Suicide (duh).
0:37: Needlz, who may or may not be Flea from Back To The Future II.
0:40: Drayven Davidson, which may or may not be his real name.
0:42: Niko Gemini, the best American Gladiator.
0:44: Derek Obscura. Hard to be “obscura” with a name like Derek.
0:48: I hope they get a discount from ULTA with all the makeup they’re wearing.
0:53: Sure are a lot of curse words in this song.
0:59: It’s like The Crow stuffed himself full of garbage juice and then exploded all over the band.
1:04: This band has more buckles and belts than an Uzbek airplane.
1:09: His hair somewhere between clumped spaghetti and the dust bunnies you find under your couch.
1:12: It’s like a Juggalo banged a dollar store Steampunk costume.
1:18: Oh, you’re sick of my shit?
1:24: This will be the new anthem of angsty 14 year-olds across all the fly-over states.
1:30: For a good time, speed this video up to 2.
1:34: Ewwwww kitten breath!
1:43: Ozzfest 2002 would’ve been all over these guys.
1:49: Same for one of the Coolboarders games for Playstation.
1:57: Don’t have a large budget for your music video? Just wiggle the camera around!
2:04: That unexpected high-note made this all worth it.
2:13: If I’m following the plot of this video correctly, the CIA knew that Internal Affairs was setting this up the entire time.
2:17: I keep expecting a Joel Schumacher movie to break out.
2:29: VampireFreaks.com: The Major Motion Picture
2:34: If they ever do another Spawn movie, Davey Suicide should definitely be henchmen.
2:42: Ghetto Mad Max would work too.
2:52: Vogue. Strike a pose.
3:00: The siren song for kids outside of Hot Topic that get told to “Move along” by mall security.

Davey Suicide’s new album Made From Fire will be out in 2017 via AntiSystem Records.

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  • Joaquin Stick

    Wait those are real people? I thought it was stop-motion claymation.

  • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2


    -minipunkz, 2 days ago

  • JWEG

    Those names look like they all came from one of those Internet Name Generators.

    Except they forgot to specify a specific theme, instead going with “generally edgy”.

  • Waynecro

    Jeez. This is just awful. The singer is being awfully confrontational for a dude who doesn’t look like he could kick anyone’s ass.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Angst is a motherfucker.

      • Waynecro

        A motherfucker with lots of makeup and flailing.

        • more beer

          Is what we used to call a victim.

  • JWEG

    I should also admit I don’t get the AFI reference. Was I supoosed to learn their names too?

    • AFI’s singer is Davey Havok.

      • JWEG

        Sounds more like an indie wrassler stage name.

        Actually, so does the other Davey now that I think about it.

        • James

          Davey Richards, son of Havok, Suicide. confirmed.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Wait, so Davey Richards is the son of Jessica Havok and any of the people who played Suicide?

          • Ayreonaut

            I like havok

      • more beer

        I have learned that every band with a guy named Davey or Davhie sucks. Not that I didn’t recognize the suck in all of these bands. But you are doing a great service to those. Who do not know!

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          But what about Davey Vincent?

          • more beer

            He doesn’t call himself Davey.

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

      I dont know your names, and I really dont care. I just like the music!!! Great for fuck!!

      -Posted by Jessica Stavros, Sep 21 2011

  • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

    It could be better if they all wear Black Veil Brides makeup, sing like Dahvie Vanity, dress like Jeffree Star, scream like BrokeNCYDE, and sing This Is Our Big Night from My Little Pony.
    -Emo Scene Brony Who Is A Big Fan of Black Veil Brides, Blood on the Dance Floor, and My Little Pony, in reply to South Of Heaven Records, 2 months ago

    • I think this ruptured something inside me.

    • JWEG

      That is a toxic mess of awful.

      • more beer

        I have never agreed with you more.

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    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Look, I’m just going to leave this link here. Listen to this song. Maybe you’ll stop sounding like my sister when she talks about pop punk.


      • Abradolf Lincler

        jjd, youre going to turn him into someone that listens to npr

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          It’s better than having him be a sceney weeny. This guy makes me want to quit the dad rock and go listen to shit like 10,000 Maniacs and Phish. That’s not happening.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            then youd be one of my neighbors over the last 15 years. at least you would have drugs.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            The only way to tolerate 10,000 Maniacs is to be wasted out of your gourd. I fucking despise Natalie Merchant and she hasn’t been in the band since 1993. Her singing is the aural equivalent of Wonder Bread for 90’s alt pop.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            this is going down the rabbit hole, right here

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            What rabbit hole?

          • Abradolf Lincler
          • Ayreonaut

            Ew… Phish fans are gross

        • more beer

          It’s better than where dude is now!

        • Ayreonaut

          I listen to npr 🙁

  • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead



  • Well, uh, if nothing else, good on them for getting one-up on their old label.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    lol i think that was the first time i had a genuine chortle today