1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
-BEANEATH SLUMBER ARE SLOWLY WORKING ON THE SECOND ALBUM-
"DARKNESS, DEATH AND DOOM"!
2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
-ITS SLOW, DARK AND OLDSCHOOL DOOM-METAL!
3.The band members have a history playing in other bands, what are some things that you bring into this group that you have not been able to do with your other musical projects?
-THE SOUND OF BENEATH SLUMBER ARE A BIT DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER BANDS EACH MEMBER PLAY IN. MUSIC IS MAINLY MADE BY ARGANAS(NÅSTROND) WITH HELP FROM MIIKA(AJATUS). THOMAS(PAGAN RITES/DEVIL LEE ROT ETC) EEIRE VOCALS BRINGS THE UTTER DARKNESS WE WANT TO THE SONGS. MUSIC IS SLOWER, DARKER AND WITH DIFFERENT SOUND TO IT.
4.Your lyrics cover some Occult topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Occultism?
-THE SONG TITLES ARE MADE BY ARGANAS AND LYRICS ARE MADE BY THOMAS ON THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH ALBUM. OCCULTISM HAVE BEEN AN INTEREST OF ALL MEMBERS ALONG TIME, WHEN WE STARTED TO LISTEN TO METAL AND READING BOOKS AND LOKKING TO MOVIES. ALL AS PERSONAL APPROACH TO IT.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Beneath Slumber'
- DEATH LAYS BEANEATH THE SLUMBER. BENEATH SLUMBER IS DEATH.
6.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
-IT STARTED AS ARGANAS OWN PROJECT. AND HAVE NOT BEEN MENT TO PLAY LIVE. WHEN MIIKA AND THOMAS JOINED, THEY TALKED ABOUT LIVE GIGS. BUT NOTHING IS SET IN STONE.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom metal?
-MOST PEOPLE WHO LISTEN TO SIMILAR MUSIC ARE INTO IT. OTHERS CANT FIHURE IT OUT. BUT WE DONT CARE. WE MAKE MUSIC WE WANT TO LISTEN TOO.
8.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the other band members are a part of?
-NÅSTROND ARE ALWAYS MAKING MUSIC, BUT NOTHING READY YETTO BE RELEASED. AJATUS ARE WORKING ON THEIR 2ND ALBUM, WHILE WAITING FOR THE FIRST ONE TO BE RELEASED. PAGAN RITES/DEVIL LEE ROT HAVE NEW MUSIC COMING OUT.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
-ARAGANAS HAVE ALREADY FINNISHED AROUND 15 DEMO ALBUMS. MUSIC IS THE SAME MOSTLY, BUT ADDING/CHANGING SMALL THINGS. SO WE HAVE MATERIAL TO WORK WITH. AND NOW WE HAVE STARTED WITH 2ND ALBUM.
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?
-PAST BANDS ARE PARADISE LOST/ANATHEMA/VENOM/CELTIC FROST, THAT HAVE INFLUENCED BENEATH SLUMBER. TODAY WE LISTEN TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT MUSIC, BUT IT HAS NOT INFLUENCED BENEATH SLUMBER THAT MUCH I THINK.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
-WE ALL LIVE FOR MUSIC. SOME OTHER INTERESTS ARE MOVIES.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
-THANX AND BUY OUR CD -"TRIUMPH OF DEATH", SUPPORT BENEATH SLUMBER!