Suits and Daggers

Suits and Daggers (Victory Metal) - Saginaw, Michigan




Suits and Daggers is a Victory Metal musical act founded in Saginaw, Michigan by Andy Martin. The project is built on the pillars of hard work, dedication, team work and integrity. Over the last few years Suits and Daggers has worked tirelessly to develop a very unique sound, a concrete performance worth remembering, and excellent relationships with fans and fellow musicians. While filling local venues and expanding their horizons, Suits and Daggers has been working around the clock learning the "In's and Out's" of audio engineering, music theory and marketing. Suits and Daggers is a completely "Do it yourself" power house team with almost everything done by the band mates themselves. Right down to their clothing line! They are a force to team up with!

In conclusion Suits and Daggers is simply 4 best friends writing inspirational music hoping to influence you to chase your dreams and be the best YOU that you can be!

Upcoming Shows:
More shows coming soon.



"Frozen Planet" Album Review
Suits and Daggers describe their sound as "Victory Metal". What exactly does that consist of? Take a glance at our new review and we'll tell you. The opening track "Vendetta" begins with an almost symphonic Metal sound. The clean/harsh vocals along with the ever changing melodic riffs make it a truly unique Metal sounding track. "Defender" chugs right in with a mosh inducing breakdown. The track eventually breaks into a melodic chorus that brings to mind Bury Tomorrow. Overall the track has a more Melodic Metalcore vibe than the opener. "Cold Karma" fires on all cylinders. The track drives along on a high speed clip and doesn't let up. "Out Of Lights Reach" is an incredible Metal track. The time changes, riffs and excellent vocals make it a worthwhile masterpiece in any Metalheads collection. "Solitude" has a bit more melody to it but it sticks along the Iron Maiden path. The track has a throwback Metal feel to it and it works pretty well in that regard. "Velvet Glove" is heavy as hell. While the track does have clean sung melody, it doesn't overshadow the track. "The Cure" is another blistering Metalcore track. The track shows what the band is really capable off when they really let loose. "The Sirens" is more of a Metal rollercoaster as it features twists and turns that keeps the listener on edge. The clean and harsh vocals go back and forth while the instrumentation keeps everything heavy. "Empathy" continues the onslaught of Metalcore. The track is a bit schizophrenic in that that tempo is both up and down during its four minute span. "Tranquility" is a fantastic track to lose yourself in. Everything works perfectly and really should be a single. Talking about singles, the title track "Frozen Planet" is up next and it doesn't disappoint. The track brings to mind early As I Lay Dying with its Melodic Metalcore vibes. The closing track "My Shelter" builds slowly but eventually erupts with more of the symphonic Metal sound found on the opener. It's diverse but so is the band. If you're looking for a more diverse, deeper Metal sound, Suits and Daggers should be right up your alley.

Verdict:
Suits and Daggers blow the doors off the Metal genre with their newest album.

-Interview- (10/16/18)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Suits and Daggers" and is there any meaning behind it?

We got started with music all in different bands that helped us grow as individuals. We came together out of necessity since our area lacks a progressive music scene, we teamed up to make something we are proud of!


2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want people to understand our message. We want to shine a positive light on those around us and we believe that you should always do what you can for people around you. Our message is basically help when you can. As the late Henri Frederic Amiel who wrote, “Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who make the journey with us. So, be swift to love, and make haste to be kind.”


3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Melodic, catchy rhythms, progressive leads and a message to take to heart.


4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

We would seriously die to tour with After The Burial, The Contortionist, and ERRA.


5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

Parkway Drive: Atlas, ERRA: Drift, and Volumes: No Sleep.


6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

We believe it’s growing, and headed for a progressive era. We also believe very low tunings are going to be most prevalent.


7. What’s the current music scene like there in Michigan both locally and state wide?

The music scene for us locally is pretty dead sadly. There’s some good bands here but not a lot of people participating in our scene compared to even 5 years ago. It’s sad, but it’s also exciting because as far as the state-wide scene, it’s awesome! Lots of supportive bands and we’ve made lots of friends while traveling around the state.


8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Sadly streams and digital sales are pretty much the dominating source of music sales now. So we believe as long as artists are getting something for the streams and plays then everything is good. Stealing music sucks but I think we’ve all did it.


9. What’s next for Suits and Daggers?

Oh man, we’ve got a lot of big plans. We are currently working on booking a tour, advancing our style of music, as well as investing in the studio and learning how to produce better. We are planning on our next album being out in late 2019.


10. Any shoutouts?

We’d like to give a shout out to you guys! You guys are a gem for musicians like us! Thank you so much for all you do!