In early 2012, ex-Dr. Acula keyboardist and sample mastermind, Joey Simpson, was looking to start a project that would combine metal, hardcore, industrial and electronic music, but would also placate his horror-culture addiction, and recall the cinematic energy and grimness of bands like Slipknot and Marilyn Manson.
Taking on the role of frontman, Simpson recruited guitarists Tommy Sciro and Walter Dicristina, Marco Caruso on drums, and bassist Mike Grippo, spawning KISSING CANDICE, hailing from Long Island, NY.
Simpson states “KISSING CANDICE is proud to be a part of the Victory Records family and beyond excited to bring the shock back to rock. Our debut album will cement nightmares in your sleep. Stay scary!”
Kissing Candice are:
Joey Simpson – Vocals
Tommy Sciro – Guitar
Walter Dicristina – Guitar
Mike Grippo – Bass
Marco Caruso – Drums