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Beleth – Interview


Interview with Sebasthian Bentos-Pereira – Vocals with Beleth and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD: How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

SEB: Myself, I’m just a working Dad having a bit of fun and expressing myself creatively. Our band at the moment is more of a recording project that hope to do live shows some time in the future.

 

PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

SEB: I’m from Sydney Australia. Aussie born with South American parents. I grew up in South West Sydney and my whole life I played around some garage bands with some friends for a few years. Then when the world went to shit with Covid, I thought about trying to do some serious recording to at least check that box off in my bucket list.

 

PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

SEB: My biggest influence in music growing up would be of course Slipknot, but Parkway Drive holding an equal first. Both bands delivering heavy and catchy music that just spoke to me. But the person who made me first fall in love with music would be my old man. Him playing classical guitar and singing South American folk music alot really cemented the passion for music.

 

PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

SEB: To have fun, make other people have fun and enjoy music that they like listening to. I always said if I were to ever play a show and only 1 or 10 or how ever many people would come out and sing, mosh and have a good time, that’d be enough. Ideally I would love to play with bands like Parkway Prive, Slipknot, Trivium on a big stage, nothing impossible, some things take time and hard work, so we will see.

 

PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

SEB: I think for me it would be having the balls to finally sit down and write and record our first album. It proved to me that I can do it if I take the first steps to something I want, and with people giving us such positive feedback and enjoying our music around the world really means alot.

 

PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

SEB: It’s hard of course, you have to be unique, but also stay true to some of the foundations of the sound you want. Alot of bands take inspiration from other bands and try to take a sound they love to show appreciation, which is all fine and respectable, but sometimes doesn’t translate well. With hundreds of other people doing that same thing, your idea, sound, and image just becomes another band like this or that band and gets lost unfortunately. I guess the only way we can stick out is just by being ourselves and let our own personality be something different to stick out with the music we make.

 

PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

SEB: Nothing at the moment, as Chris is overseas on holiday for a couple months, and also recently proposed to his partner Jessie-Mae (congratulations again by the way). But we will see once he gets back and we start finalising the new album.

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

SEB: They are a double edged sword to be honest. Yes it’s great to have the accessibility and ease to get music anywhere at anytime and show people new songs, or bands, or artist that they just found. But it’s not something that underground artists and bands can survive on solely, especially in the heavy music scene.

 

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

SEB: Oooo, I would have loved to have written Shogun by Trivium. That song is such an epic piece of music and story telling. As for aggression and power I would have loved to have written Parkway Drive’s Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em. It’s just pure raw power and anger when I hear it.

 

PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

SEB: Call it sexism, call it elitism, call it racism, or whatever. Any and all those by just asshole people that don’t let others enjoy something, just because they are different to them. Metal is all about accepting any and everyone from all walks and creeds of life and enjoying something together with your fellow human.

 

 

PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

SEB: Our next album at the moment. Just need to sit down and write out the ideas in my head, and then record them. I’m tossing up at the moment between writing about urban legends, or warhammer 40k lore. Both have some fucked up content.

 

PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?

SEB: To hear our stuff you can search us up on any and all streaming sites. You can also find us on YouTube and download our stuff on Bandcamp. Or go to our website at www.BelethAU.com where all our links and stuff are there for all your convenience.

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