It was only with their latest album that I really dug into BATTLE BEAST. But being late in discovering them will be rectified with this interview. So if you are like me now is the time to discover this Finnish band. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

Do you feel that you have come as far as you planned for the band?
-We are going in the right direction and keep on doing music with full force. We’ll see what the futures’ still got for us.

Do you feel that your sound progress with each new album and how does it progress?
-Definitely. Our goal is always develop as a band and as musicians – musically and otherwise.

Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for the latest album that you all could agree on?
-Well, the previous songwriter did all the decisions back then. Now we are able to agree about common line with the sound of the next album.

How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-It is very personal what is important to whom but the whole package is what matters. The lyrics can be about anything from comics to real life.

How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-The artwork is important and should describe somehow the content of the album. Battle Beast decide about the final release of artwork together.

Where outside of your country do you feel you have had the best response so far?
-There are so many but for example Spain has been good to us.

Why is it that we do not see more metal bands from your country making it big internationally?
-That is a question you should ask the Finnish labels and promoters. But for example Nightwish, Finntroll, Stratovarious, Sonata Arctica and many other Finnish metal bands have done a good impression all around the world.

What is your local metal scene like? What status does your band have in the national metal scene?
-We are known, pretty new band in the scene. Definitely a growing one.

What is the general populations opinion on metal? Is being a metal musician a respectable choice?
-Some people love it, some hate it. Being a musician and respected…well it depends on many things like: How known are you already.

What does the future hold for you?
-Hopefully many decades in Heavy Metal scene and making Battle Beast known all around the World.

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