Magazine from Thailand
-Hi Bro, How are you doing?
Hello man, everything is fine.
- Please introduce yourself to our reader and tell me about your band history and current
My name is Andres, i play guitar in Bestia and write most of it's music. Also i'm responsible
for promotion, design etc. In the end of 90-ties i played in several underground bands,
usually bass or drums, but all of them disbanded, because there were no strong leader.
I decided to move on and create something new and powerful, with my own ideas. So i started to
develop my guitar skills and looked around for other band members. It was very difficult
to find suitable musicians.
In february of 2000 i met our first drummer and one by one other band members appeared.
In the beginning of 2001, we
were already 5 piece band. In 2001 we played a lot of gigs and released "Demo 2001". In
january 2002 our drummer and second guitar player decided to left band, because they werent
interested to play extreme metal anymore. After 6 month of searching i found replacement for
them. With this lineup we recorded "Promo 2002" with one song. At the moment we are busy
with our debut album, drums and some bass tracks are already recorded, soon we will start
working on guitar parts.
Current line-up is: Andres - guitar, Rainer - drums, Reivo - bass, Beleth - guitar,
Art - keyborads. As you can see, there is no vocalist in lineup. We will use session singer(s)
on our debut album.
- How and when did you first get involved in black metal?
Well.. in the beginning of 90-ties i listened mostly death and thrash metal, black metal came
to my life in 1995 or something like that.. i discovered a lot of great bands like Darkthrone,
Enslaved, Satyricon, Immortal etc.
-What was the response world wide to the “Demo 2001”?
Response was even better than we expected. Most of the complaints were about raw sound and
this unusual bonus track, heh. Thanx to all labels, who helped me to distribute it almost
-Do the band members have any side project?
I'm trying to concentrate all my powers into Bestia, but sometimes i help my friends, if they
have lineup problems. At the moment i dont have any serious side projects. About other guys:
Rainer plays in I.F.M (melodic metal) and Havoc Deform (brutal death), Reivo also in Havoc
Deform, Beleth is involved into various bands and projects and Art plays guitar in Testicle
Vomit (snuff metal) and in death metal band with no name (both his own projects).
-What is your opinion about Black metal scene at the moment?
I wonder why so many crappy bands, what play just standard (melodic) black metal, without
any fresh ideas, get signed by big labels.
- Please tell me about your live show , how crazy are there?
Well, lives usually take place in a small underground bars with very little stage and it's
quite difficult to do special show there. But anyway, if public supports us, we are very
active on stage. Actually we have some crazy ideas and when the right time comes, we will
-Do you have a plane for European tour?
Not at the moment.
- Is there any chance Bestia will come play in Thailand or do a SE Asian tour any time soon?
-Please tell me about Estonia underground metal scene, and tell me about some of other good
band in Estonia.
Well.. some last years were very active in Estonian metal underground, there are quite a lot
of gigs and venues who support such activity. There are several bands, who deserve attention.
From the black metal side it's worthy to check out bands like Realm of Carnivora, Must Missa,
Manatark, Loits, Winter Night Overture, Devotus Regnum, Meinardus.
-What is it like living in Tallinn?
-and please tell me about the history of Estonia for those who never known it.
Comparing to other capitals (Helsinki, Riga, Stockholm) what are around, Tallinn is quite
small. It's possible to walk with couple of hours from one side of town to another. There
is very nice old town, where you can feel smell of dark medieval times.
Huh.. now you gave me serious topic, well i try to tell you about history of Estonia very
shortly. The main point is that Estonia is located between European big countries and Russia
and it has been occupied by them almost all the time in last 800 years.
Estonia was independent some time in the beginning of XX century and it is now since
beginning of 90-ties, after Soviet Union collapse. Anyway, we still have our culture and
language, bloodthirsty Soviet occupation didnt managed to destroy it. Estonian language is
related to Finnish and Hungarian, we are not russians like many of people think in other side
- In your opinion what is GOD, and what you think about Christianinty, do you have any
problem with them?
Yes i have problems with them, when those assholes come to me on street and
invite to their stupid meetings. It happens quite often. Sometimes it's quite funny to chat
with them. Guys who are from America, they even dont know that Church of Satan exists in USA.
I respect beliefs of our ancestors and give a little support to satanic movement, but actually
i dont like any religion.
What i think about christianity? Bible is just a collection of jewish fairy-tales. Historians
are already proved that a lot of facts in it are just bullshit, they never happened. But
churches need money, so they just continue brainwashing people and spread their lies in
schools, newspapers, TV etc. I dont care if someone believes in jesus, but this propaganda
really pisses me off.
-what is your plan and Do you have any merchandises for sell, and please tell me price
include postage to be send to Thailand?
At the moment is only "Demo 2001" cdr and tape available, and it's price is 4 euros, without
-What are your plans for the future?
At first we want to finish recording of our debut album and give to it as good promotion
as possible. If we find suitable singer for lives, we will do some promotional gigs or
even a little tour, who knows!
Also i think we will print some more t-shirts, with new design at this time.
- What you want to say with the reader?
Best regards to all metalheads, keep the black flame burning!
Fresh information about Bestia is always up on our website http://www.zone.ee/bestia