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Suresh - Vocalist

Vocation : Creative Director
BIO:

Suresh de Silva is a proud ‘n loud Thomian of old, a lover of dogs and cats, a keen basketball enthusiast, a prodigious dabbler of S & M, a voracious reader and a compulsive writer. He is known famously for behaving like some mad, idiosyncratic mage on stage (and more oft than not offstage as well) as the
vocalist/frontman/lyricist of Stigmata, one of the region’s leading ensembles having toured the world with an impressive body of work spanning 4 albums, a DVD and countless EPS.

He is by profession a Creative Writer and Brand Consultant and is the Director of Creative, Production and Design at Q & E Advertising. He sports a gloriously unkempt mane, a plethora of tattoos and a trademark eyebrow piercing and is known to be charming given the occasion and context. He has experience as an actor, an event coordinator, marketer, blogger, voice artist, scriptwriter and social media author.

Suresh is (wisely?) unmarried, and lives in Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka with his 6 dogs and 6 cats. “From Chaos to Catharsis” is de Silva’s debut
Collection of Writing conceived and released in book form containing Poetry, Thoughtful Rants ‘n Ramblings, Prose and Short Fiction
which has gone on two independent print runs and is currently sold out.

Favourite Albums

  • Dreaming Neon Black – Nevermore
  • 2113 – Rush
  • Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath
  • Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden
  • Sound of Perseverance – Death
  • Sad Wings of Destiny – Judas Priest
  • Aenima – Tool
  • Vulgar Display of Power – Pantera
  • Master of Puppets – Metallica
  • Alien – Strapping Young Lad

Arsenal

  • SM 58 Beta Wireless

Inspirations

  • Warrel Dane
  • Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Steve Harris
  • Neil Pert
  • Carl Anderson
  • Mathew Barlow
  • Michael Akerfeldt

  • Ronnie James Dio
  • Randy Blythe
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • David Finch
  • James Maynard Keenan
  • Mo Hayder
  • Hansi Kursch
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Rob Halford

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