Music has never been the same since Cradle of Filth has joined in the metal mix. Backing vocalist and lead singer for Angtoria, Sarah Jezebel Deva, took some time out of their busy tour prepping schedule to answer some questions. She is a very cordial person and is someone that likes to take the time to get to know her fans. I had already emailed her a barrage of letters regarding the interview, so I thought I’d keep it short and sweet.
Do you have any vocal training? Or is the talent you have natural?
I’m self taught. No vocal training, I kinda trained myself by copying vocals styles and singers as a kid but that doesn’t mean I sing the right way, i just do what is natural to me. But I’ve always been able to sing.
How is singing for Angtoria different Cradle of Filth? Are you more pleased with the sound?
Hard to say if I’m more pleased. Angtoria, I’m lead, Filth I’m backing. I’m proud of both.
If you could sing a duet with a male performer (besides Dani Filth), who would it be?
I wouldn’t want to sing a duet with Dani!
Well I’ve already sung with Aaron from My Dying Bride, something I’ve waited years to do. We did “Original Sin” together on “God Has A Plan For Us All”.
Other male singers? Mike Patton of Faith No More, Pete Steel is still a vocal dream, Seb Bach and Brendan Perry, he is the amazing male voice behind Dead Can Dance.
Do you write your own songs or is it more of a collaborative effort?
I write all my own lyrics and melodies TO the music. With CoF, in the past I’ve come up with a lot of vocal melodies, but not lyrics.
Any words of wisdom to your fans?
Never give up on a dream! :)
I’d have to agree that Pete Steele and Sebastian Bach are great vocal talents. I’d love to hear a duet with her and Pete. I can imagine a very dark collaborative effort there.
A special thank you to Sarah for taking the time to let us get to know her better. A rockin’ musician whose talent should definitely not go unnoticed. Here’s looking to see ya when ya come to Cleveland!!