How did the band come to be?
We started as a three man group, when Samuel(drums), Jose(guitar), and Santeri(bass) started to play a lot of cover songs around 6th grade. Later on our second guitarist also named Santeri joined the band, and that’s when we started really writing our debut album ”Cerulean”. Some of the songs on the album have pretty old roots from the early days, which is kind of cool to think back!
Do you have any releases coming up in the new year?
Nothing specific planned at the moment, but you never know, since we have a lot of songs in the making! It’s really up to us, that’s the beauty of working independent. We don’t want to rush out a release before it’s good enough :)
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
Whether it’s the brutality,lyrics,melody or whatever, it’s always fun to think that there’s something that people can relate to. That would be the best case scenario. Music is afterall a way of channeling different feelings and embracing them.
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
I am a passionate advocate of free speech. Nowadays people tend to get offended by pretty much everything which makes expressing yourself really hard. Like, people get harassed for 10 year old jokes and stuff. I just can’t understand that.
What is your writing process like?
The writing process for us often starts in front of the computer where one of us (usually our guitarist Jose) inputs riff-ideas and structures. We then share it with other members of the band and slowly refine it to a full song. Finally we try playing it at a rehearsal where we do the final adjustments.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
I think the biggest influences for us are bands like The Faceless, Trivium, As I Lay Dying and Between the Buried and Me. I personally mostly listen to technical death metal and progressive metal, while some of the other members tend to like metalcore and stuff. One of the biggest influences for our lyrics (and sound overall) has to be movies. We tend to watch movies that get your brain going, I mean like philosophical stuff. Some of our favorites include Blade Runners, Fight Club and The Lobster.
Any tours coming up soon?
Not yet, but we’re looking forward to getting our first tours started as soon as possible after all this COVID-19 of course.
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
If you haven’t heard our debut album ”Cerulean” yet we highly suggest you give it a go! You can find it across all the digital stores and streaming platforms!