Post Luctum – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

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

PL: I would say I’m just a musician/composer that really enjoys darker music and creating music for the fun of it.


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

PL: I come from California, Maryland. Which is a smaller southern town in MD. My background started as just a guitarist joining bands and playing shows for fun and I began trying to learn a lot of songs by ear. After I left my final band I took the route of creating music on my own and slowly started learning the different roles of each instrument. Finally I started learning from friends and other musicians on how the record at home on a PC, and then Post Luctum was created.


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?

PL: Outside of musical influences, the main things that inspire me is tragedy, sadness, being alone, and oddly enough the paranormal. In terms of musical artists its Swallow the Sun, Paradise Lost, Ghost Brigade, Amorphis, and Nine Inch Nails. And i like to write about the same things that influence me outside of musical artists. A majority of my writings are about ghosts and the paranormal in one way or another. The exception in the new album titled “The Indifference of Time: I” which is about dealing with losing the one you love most.


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

PL: Honestly, I just like writing music. my aspiration is to have fun and enjoy writing and crafting songs as much as possible. Its a bonus if others enjoy my music, and I’m very happy if someone does!


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

PL: I think the proudest moment for me is seeing my music placed right next to other artists I love and admire in others playlists. To me, that is absolutely amazing!


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?

PL: Its always tough. But if you really keep at it and keep releasing and really enjoy what you’re doing, then you’ll gain some footing and after a while the right people will notice and support you. The real key is patience.


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

PL: I honestly don’t have any shows lined up. Sadly, for now I’m the single member of this project right now.


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

PL: I’m honestly all for downloading music online! I think its really helpful for lesser known artists and for music listeners alike to discover new music. And same goes for Spotify. I think its a great tool to have people discover new or underground artists.


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

PL: “Beneath Broken Earth” by Paradise Lost. I think its a song I could envision myself writing, oddly enough.


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

PL: I’ll be honest, I don’t exactly know too much about the music industry. I just know there are pros and cons. I guess one thing I wish would change is maybe have more focus on rock and metal bands, and less on pop.


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

PL: Currently I’m getting the word out about my new album “The Indifference of Time: I”, which is out now on all streaming services and Bandcamp! After that, I plan on doing further work on the follow up to it and have another album ready in 2024.


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

PL: Some links to my work:





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