Beyond Extinction – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
BE: We’re a very dedicated, very passionate and pragmatic Deathcore band with an approach to building a loyal fan base.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
BE: Most of us met in school, jammed together then started to play small gigs, before adding another guitarist, Jude, to make our full lineup to play bigger shows.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
BE: Our influences range from indie to deathcore and experimental sounds, which allow for us to write interesting music. We share certain influences such as Bury Tomorrow, Thy Art is Murder and Parkway Drive.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
BE: Our dreams are to be able to do what we love full time, to play bigger and bigger shows and build up a loyal fan base. Our goals are to one day play in the big venues that we’ve seen so many of our favourite bands play.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
BE: We all have a hand in writing, using our differences to create a unique sound. Usually, the main bulk of writing is done by Jasper (our frontman), Jude (our rhythm guitarist) and Niall (our drummer). Our songs are about the plight of humanity, personal struggles and the dark side of the human mind.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
BE: We promote our band on our Instagram and Facebook page, with regular posts about what we’re working on and what’s coming soon. We like to engage with our fans on social media to see what they think about our music and thank them for their support too.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
BE: We think it’s a convienient way to listen to music but that streaming services should pay artists more as it’s currently very hard to make money just on streams alone.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
BE: Anything by Parkway Drive because those guys completely revolutionised metal with their sound and their songs are genius. Take a song like Idles and Anchors for instance, it’s a classic!!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
BE: As a group we like to be quite organised, so when anyone is late it can be a little annoying. Things going wrong in the middle of a live set is also frustrating – like dropping a pic or drum stick at absolutely the wrong moment.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
BE: Definitely opening for the Cancer Bats in August 2019, it was a very humbling experience and we were all very proud and grateful to get the opportunity to play with a band that we love.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
BE: We’ve just finished work on our next EP which will be out January 2021 which we can’t wait for people to hear. We’re also working here and there on some demos for future songs, watch this space!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
BE: Our first EP plus two singles we released in 2019/ early 2020 are available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music and more.