Stephen Trip

The Hidden Art of Dying

Stephen Trip is the back bone of THAOD. He is the one constant in THAOD.With a long list of names, he has fronted several acts and has musicians from the likes of ButtHole Surfers , Ministry and NIN Produce , perform and collaborate with him on his projects.Just added, Adrian Tamburri is joining once again the fold with his powerful and dynamic approach to Precise and Raw Drumming that will add the subhuman sound into the mix.Adrian has been in DashBoard Mary , F.S.U. ,and Bath.He also has a solo project as the creator and destroyer of the modern electronic guide lines with his take on it . He can be found at SoundCloud as Wailing Genitals. Visit The Hidden Art of Dying at their homepage- E-mail- [email protected]







What is music to you? What does it give you?

It is the ultimate means of expression.It is happiness and it is sadness.its pleasure and pain. It is a magical is so many things for me and for so many.....really , who cannot be touched by music?

What is your music dream?

lived it for most of my life . i do want to leave a legacy and by doing so,will continue to touch others and give them something that draws out feelings and memories. a sound track to life.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Stairway to Heaven

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

a big fan of David Bowie , Iggy and the Stooges , Bauhaus , Butthole Surfers ,Melvins ,Brian Eno ,Coil ,The Swans ,Alien Sex Fiend ,Jane's Addiction ,The Cult ,Black Flag ,Misfits , The Cure , Plexi ,Verbal Abuse ,CroMags , Christian Death ,Joy Division ,Tool ,Behemoth ,Kraftwerk ,Gary Numan ,Tubes ,Deftones ,Echo and the Bunnymen ,Zeppelin , Stones ,Alice Cooper ,Ministry , Bath , NIN ,so many artists and bands ....the List could go for days.

What inspires you to make music?

Life and Death

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Well, if i told You ,than it wouldn't be The Hidden Art.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Connected by Intense Energy.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Well , the intent of the artist. As for the industry,well i really think it is in the artists hands this time. All this great music and most of it is now free...... that is just fine. sell a T-shirt , hoodie ,a jacket covered in cool art and Your name all over it ! Dont forget, be sure to get those band stickers plastered on every bar wall and guitar case,car window , suitcases ,school lockers ,etc ,etc.

What do you think of Drooble?

Havent been here long,but i think that social media is the most relevant means of socializing at the present and if it is what it is,i am a strong believer in artists having a place to connect with other artists,so it is Great !

What frustrates you most as a musician?


Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

yes, local bands are as good and in some cases better than well known acts touring. showing support is the best thing music fans can do for their local bands.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Fan Base

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Bunny Snow Shoes ,Pillow ,Bath ,Wailin Genitals ,Plexi ,LeadIntoGold,Swimmer ,and this list too would go for days.