You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Comes from a song of a band we used to listen to. We all agreed on the meaning of the name and it has nothing to do with religion, th band doesnt aim to write songs against it or to criticize it.
As I am sure of we are quite a few that are rather new to you guys could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-We are a band from Paris called Beneath a Godless Sky. We are playing a new kind of music called Djent wich is a gender of new progressive and technical metal. When we’re writting music we try not to think about one specific kind of metal that we should play, but what we like together.
We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-The biggest influence was metal but we all have different musical tastes which allow us to create our own sound.
What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-The scene is huge in our area and we love it. It’s like a playground for us… Things might have been different elsewhere, we have a lot of local band that are much talented and it’s always a pleasure to play with them.
Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-When you play in front of people and you see that they like your music, they are moving on it, it’s fucking crazy. When you’re in band, and when you are lucky enough to travel and play gig in different towns, it’s so much fun! We have met a lot of people, a lot of band since the beginning of our band and we never get a bad experience… Metal community is like a big family.
When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-Why can’t we have birds and bees ? They are sometimes more respectable than human… We love every artistic cover. The cover is important, the music is more!
What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
– In our case Digital music allows us to share our music easily, but we like to get physical copies of CD; We like to help bands to get money.
What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-We play a lot of our show in Paris. There is a few booker in our area and we like to work with them. We are also in a crew called ” Art Core united “, this crew is based in Dijon and we really like to play with the other band of the crew.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
– It’s always a party when we play on stage. Even if we try to be the most professional. Music is our passion, we dedicated most of our time to it and we work a lot to be as good as possible. We have so much pleasure and fun when we play it is worth working hard.
What would you like to see the future bring?
-We hope to play in a lot of different places and be back in studio as soon as possible for the next record…