Crying Whilst Dying is a Goth-Rock band based out of Kentucky. You're probably laughing, thinking, "A Goth-Rock band--from Kentucky?! They can't be good!"
But, who ever thought that the state of Iowa would be known for music? Nobody, until a little band named Slipknot formed. But I'm not here to talk about Slipknot. I'm here to talk about Crying Whilst Dying.
Crying Whilst Dying was first conceived in the minds of two of the band's members, the man on the mic: Malice and drummer: Bahamut. As best friends, the two decided that the Gothic music scene needed a new member, namely, a new band. The band was brought into existence early in the year of 2003, and then work on songs and album ideas really picked up in the Summer of '03. Together, Malice and Bahamut have written the majority of the songs that will appear on their first upcoming album, "...slit your wrists...". In Autumn '03, the two bandmates met me, Gabriel, their now-Webmaster. Still in search of their remaining 3 members, Malice and Bahamut continue to pound out songs on paper, even if the songs cannot yet be brought to life with the music that is already planned for them. With the release of "...slit your wrists...", Crying Whilst Dying plans to unleash the true Goth-Rock style, which has been captured by only a few bands in the past.
Many people have wondered who Malice and Bahamut are, in real life. I'm afraid that's a question that they must answer on their own time, under their own circumstances.
Never revealing his true identity and always staying shrouded behind a mask, Malice seems to be big on the mystery thing. Trying to get a conversation out of him also proves difficult, as the only time he talks is when he is making violent threats or speaking in cryptic, trance-like messages. He claims, "I usually let my knife do the talking..."
When questioned about the truth of the violent and brutal meanings behind most of Crying Whilst Dying's songs, Bahamut responded with the following:
"As the muddled clouds of hate and despair clashed, I saw this world naked in all it's glory, with all the murder, the raping, and the pain. I live for the pain...all the others suffering in their despair. This world is corrupt and I'm loving it. Walking down the alleys in the darkest phase of the night I see the crimson honey. Dried...new patches...all from my lust. I must cause suffering, I feed off the adrenaline and the hate and pain I know I'll cause for those 'lucky' families."
Well, I don't know if that will help anyone sleep at night, but it seems like that's the driving force behind the members of Crying Whilst Dying.