1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Our music is experimental, gloomy heavy post metal. Of course, there are also parts of black metal, for example, and we all try to bring something of our own preference. Our band consists of four members and we come from Tampere, Finland. -A
2.Recently you have released your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?
Funny thing is that the album just happened pretty naturally. We weren’t going for any specific direction or style or concept. We just let art happen and had a great fun. -V
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?
Some of the lyrics are close to real life and some describe what it could be like. Maybe the lyrics are based on the human and what it is as good as bad for others and for themselves. From the lyrics, everyone can think of their own kind of story and by looking at them more closely, one can find another meaning in it. While one might suddenly think of words and mood that everything is lost, that may not be the case. It is up to the listener to decide how they want to deal with it. I don’t know if I want to open the words any further because I want the listener to find their own theme in them -A
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Light Beneath'?
We first had the band, the music and the album ready and the name was missing. We went through hundreds of names and combinations and then suddenly Light Beneath just started to feel right. It gives hope and reflects the music and us as a band. Our music is brutal and dark but we as humans we are pretty mellow guys. :) -V
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
The cover art and everything related to it comes from inside the band and they reflect our music. We are all interested in the different forms of art and their implementation. Images are meant to internalize all of our thoughts and gives us a picture as human beings.Taneli is very talented at putting this together in one picture -A
6.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?
We actually haven’t because of the pandemic. Live music is slowly starting to happen again and it is possible in the future that we would perform live. -V
Since the pandemic ruled out many opportunities for live performances, we decided to spend time making the record. -A
7.The album was released on Inverse Records', are you happy with the support the label has given you so far?
Inverse has been really great with the release. Just awesome. We’ve been able to focus on the actual music and Inverse has done a great job working on the release. Thanks Inverse! -V
8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and post metal?
It actually has totally surprised us how well we’ve been accepted by the fans all over the world. For a new band like us, doing our own thing, the feedback has been absolutely great. We are so thrilled and thankful. It’s not intentional that we combine black and post metal. It just comes out from us pretty naturally without the need to force it. -V
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
The band will continue to combine the interests of its members and give listeners an experience in the deep elements of gloom, not forgetting the surprises and the atmosphere. While we are looking forward to live performances from our album, new songs are already being prepared and the spirit of the band will be maintained. Of course, we learn and follow the world around us, which brings its own elements into the music. You can get inspiration from almost anywhere. -A
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I think we all have our own favorites, but we are still united by an interest in metal music and how to bend it by messing with different music styles. There are so many styles to get inspired by and when this is combined with dark metal music, there is something great to expect. We respect all styles of music as a great art form. -A
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
We all have our own interests. Each of us does a different thing, but the idea is that we get our thoughts out of music for a while. However, our music follows us for the rest of our lives.-A
Some of us try to build our own instruments and some of us actually does succeed in it. -V
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
The last couple of years have been difficult for the whole world and the near future does not seem any better. So let’s take good care of ourselves, our loved ones and especially those who are not as fortunate as we are. The world is desperate for peace, love and mercy. -V