D-Mad Devil – Interview

D-Mad Devil – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

DMD: D-Mad Devil is a solo music project for metalcore & post-hardcore by a Japan based artist Daichi Nathaniel.

In June 2018, Daichi begun writing and recording songs that included metalcore/post-hardcore styles with his low budget gears alone.

After writing 3 songs alone, in June 2019 Daichi decided to contact with Christian Grey (from Villain of the Story) to feature his vocals on Daichi’s song. The project with Christian became Daichi’s turning point for his music project. Along with the vocal feature, Daichi had a great opportunity to co-write a song with Christian and learn new things from him.  This was Daichi’s first project collaborating with professional musicians. In September 2019, he released a single ‘Giving It Everything (feat. Christian Grey)’ and started his journey as a professional brand.

Songs for D-Mad Devil’s upcoming debut EP are being written.

The 1st single ‘Holding On’ from the EP is out now!


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

DMD: Musical influences are Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, Crown the Empire, The Word Alive, We Came As Romans, etc.

But I say the most influence is Christian Grey from Villain of the Story because good musical elements from him are given to my songs directly when co-writing the songs with him.

For non-musical influence, there’s no specific. But everyone around me often says that I look like V from Devil May Cry 5, and I also like his looking.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

DMD: My current goal is finishing an upcoming EP. Future goal is shooting higher quality music videos and share them with more people.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

DMD: Most songs are basically written by me. After writing a demo, I co-write the songs with Christian Grey.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

DMD: I use Facebook advertising. It’s currently the most effective method for me.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

DMD: Streaming and downloading are now main marketing for music I think. I prefer streaming on Spotify because it looks the most important platform for musicians.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

DMD: Songs that I can super dig. It’s really happy moment that I listen to my songs exciting both myself and audiences.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

DMD: Wrong marketing methods and scams with music promoting.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

DMD: Releasing good quality sounding songs and getting good responses to them.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

DMD: I am working on an upcoming EP including 6 songs. Holding On is the first single from the EP. I am on the way writing the rest songs.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

DMD: Spotify

Apple Music / iTunes






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