Diva Destruction is enjoying an explosion of success throughout the U.S. and Europe after several albums and worldwide tours. Trained as a classical pianist, Debra Fogarty (singer/songwriter/programmer) mixes heavy electronics and dance beats with powerful female vocals. Many of the songs have become big dance club hits which are also being played heavily on college radio.
Painful and beautiful, Debra's dramatic keyboard melodies create an epic soundscape, while her urgent Beethoven styled strings pierce through heavy industrial dance rhythms. The resulting wall of sound merges the best of industrial dance beats, gothic melodies, and synthpop elements. With her passionate female vocals venting lyrics as bitter as a betrayed lover, the strong emotions of her songs range from fast and angry dance songs to seductively dark ballads.Also see Diva Destruction Official Web Site
Winner of "Best LA Goth Band" two years in a row by Rock City News, Diva Destruction was also voted as "Newcomers of the Year" by Orkus magazine in Germany and chosen by Robert Smith of The Cure for his top ten on mp3.com list. Featured on many top selling compilations, such as Unquiet Grave I and II, Diva Destruction also recorded songs for popular tribute albums to Radiohead and Cocteau Twins.
Signed to Metropolis Records (U.S./Canada/Mexico) and to Alice In (Europe/remaining countries), Diva Destruction has been receiving incredible reviews for both the music and theatrical live stage shows. Reviewers have stated that all of the songs on the debut are a "Masterpiece" (Zillo magazine, Germany), and Debra has also been featured on the cover of many top magazines throughout the world. Diva Destruction subsequently headlined many large festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe, and upcoming tours are always being planned.
Diva Destruction released the follow-up to their debut album, Passion's Price entitled Exposing the Sickness, in 2003 which was mixed by the famous producer Scott Humphrey (Rob Zombie/Crystal Method). This second album contained even more hard-driving dance songs which will continue to fill dance floors. Debra maintained her strong songwriting style, while developing even more aggressive vocals and more layers of sinister electronics. A special dance remix by Julian Beeston (Nitzer Ebb) was an added bonus track on the album.
Diva Destruction's founder, Debra (singer/songwriter/programmer), spent the next several years training to become a complex Logic Pro Recording Engineer. Now she not only writes and performs her own songs, but she is also able to elevate her sound style to its purest potency. Debra has always co-produced her own albums, but for the first time ever she actually recorded, edited, mixed, produced, wrote, and performed the entire album by herself. This rare feat establishes her as one of the few female recording engineers and programmers.
Diva Destructions album for 2006, Run Cold, shined with the explosive title track, and expanded into new electro sound-scapes with "The 4th Knife" and her first instrumental track, "Resolution." Fans of previous hits like "The Broken Ones" and "Enslaved" loved the similarly powerful songs "Rewriting History" and "Subterfuge." Debra Fogartys delicate and exceptional piano ballad, "Safe with Me," displayed her classical pianist training from a young age and makes her a true standout among electronic programmers. Throughout the diverse songs, Debra's personal lyrics build and intertwine to reveal her full story as in a movie, uniquely topping off her best album by far. This long awaited 3rd album from Diva Destruction was a masterful showcase of Debra's many talents.