Segmentia's Drummer Jere Discusses Music, Shows, and More!

Pop metal band SEGMENTIA have not one but three various EP releases, with all new music coming soon in the form of their debut album! A few shows have been set for the next year as well. The band's drummer discusses about these releases and other plans in the works!

 Answered by Jere Luokkamäki – Drums

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Long story short: Segmentia started as a cover band around 2012 and we played all kind of music, for example Finnish pop music but also music from Paramore, Nirvana, Avenged Sevenfold, Porcupine Tree... just mentioned few. 

I had just ended things up with my old band, Celesty, and some point I thought that now is the time to start making my own music again. This time I wanted to compose music with a female vocalist. It took some time but on 2019 we released our first EP "Shanghai", in January 2023 we are releasing our second EP "Alone".

There is four of us in Segmentia: 

I have been composing heavy music and playing drums over 20 years now. I play the drums and make the backing tracks and write lyrics to Segmentia. 

Our guitarist Arttu has also played guitar for all his life, he is also teaching his instrument. Arttu has been in Segmentia with me since the day one.

Bass player Matti is a multi-talent, he is mixing our demos and composes music. 

Vocalist Kansana is a newbie in music scene, she is making most of the visual stuff for us and helping with the lyrics. 

You can read more from our biography:

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

At first, we named our band as "Seventh Segment" but just before our first EP release I wanted the band's name to be only a one word and I invented the name Segmentia. We combine several music styles in our songs, like segments. So, there is a clue of our music in the name. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We live in Seinäjoki, which is located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Seinäjoki is a small town but the music scene in here is very active! I could mention a lot of bands from Seinäjoki to check out, but f.e. Antivalent, Memoremains & Nicole are the first ones to pop in my mind atm. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Our genre is Pop Metal. We are combining bright melodies & sounds to metal music. Yet there are symphonic elements in almost every song, so .... To elaborate a bit, what we draw from our pop music influences are straight forward song structures with some catchy hooks and melodies 

and those elements we bring together with the base of metal and heavy rock music and that's why we call our music pop metal.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Shanghai EP 2019

Shanghai Live EP 2021

Alone EP 2023

Segmentia is "pop metal from the north", and it means that our music is melancholic (like us finnish people often are when making art), but also hopeful! Our songs have many layers and they might open up better after listening to them more than once.  

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Oh Yes! At the moment we are working on our debut album, we are actually recording demos just now. One can say that maybe we are going to a little bit darker road with those new songs. I’m very exited about our debut albums material because for the first time in bands history we are working together as a team from the beginning.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We have a few shows booked to early next year in Finland. We are heading abroad in the future, and we hope to get there as soon as possible!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Of course, release our second EP “Alone” in January 2023 and do lots of shows and not only in Finland but abroad as well. Then release our debut album and tour as much as possible! Our goal is to be an active, international band. Music is life!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

All well-known platforms like Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, YouTube, etc. Merch is available in our Official Segmentia Web 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We hope that one can flow and immerse themselves into a feeling that our music has evoked. That "something", some feeling, is a thing that we and the listener truly are sharing together and so, in a sense, no one is all alone while listening to our music.

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