In this Preshow Rituals segment, Joey Simpson of the metal band, Kissing Candice, talks about what they do before every show. You can check out his ritual, after the break.
Before shows I try to warm my voice up the best I can. I’ll listen to some of my favorite heavy bands to get myself ready. Next comes “Suit Up” time, as I call it. I’ll put my bloody show pants on and my bloody show shirt or vest depending on how I’m feeling that night. I’ll pace around the dressing room for a bit to get loose, then I apply the make-up on my face and other areas of my body; neck, arms, hands. The make-up is a combo of black and red. Then I apply the thick blood to areas of my face, head, and arms – this blood is super sticky and has a nice effect. Then comes the mask. Once I put it on, there’s no coming off until after the set. The last part of the step is right before taking the stage – I’ll splash a nice amount of “drippy” blood to my head and let it run down my mask .. final step… Show time!
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