Interview with…Segmentia

Segmentia, self-described as “Pop Metal From the North,” has a new EP out available for everyone to enjoy. The EP, Alone, can be found on the usual streaming platforms. Check out the video for their latest single from the album which is posted below.

Bassist Matti Siekkinen has joined us for an interview session to discuss the band’s latest album. Please welcome Matti of Segmentia to the blog!

Kansana – Vocals 
Arttu Vainiola – Guitars
Matti Siekkinen – Bass
Jere Luokkamäki – Drums

Who is answering the questions?

Matti Siekkinen (Bass)

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Tell us about your latest project:

We released our latest EP called alone just about a month ago via SODEH Records. It is our second EP so far consisting of five songs of Pop Metal From the North! It’s available on all major streaming platforms, so feel free to check it out and see if you like it!

Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?

The first real show that I can remember was seeing a band called Discore at a local metal festival called Jörisrock back in 2005. I come from a very small town in the middle of the Finnish countryside, so it was a huge deal to see real metal shows at that age!

As a performer, my first actual gig was in 2014 (I think?) playing with my first metal band End Time Design at a small rock bar called Dog’s Home in Tampere, Finland. We were playing in the semifinals of a band competition called Wacken Metal Battle. The winner of the competition got to play at the legendary Wacken Open Air in Germany.

Sadly we did not win though! A little trivia for those who know their Finnish metal bands. The winner of that year’s competition was actually Blind Channel, who has become pretty popular in the past couple of years.

What is the secret to writing good music?

Honesty, practice, and a good ear for melodies! If you are able to write music honestly without second guessing yourself too much, you’ll probably be able to pour some genuine emotion into your music and people absolutely will pick up on that. You need to practice it too. Some aspects of songwriting can be seen as skills that you can and will improve on if you keep on doing it and practicing it. But the first two tips don’t mean anything if you just can’t come up with great melodies, riffs, and hooks, and not all people can. In my opinion, that’s where the “raw talent” comes in.

Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s on it?

Not really to be honest. There are plenty of things I’d like to do and see while I’m alive, but I feel like for a person like me having a bucket list would make me just think about death or the things on my list too much and I would not be enjoying the present moment or seize life’s opportunities as they come.

What was the last thing that you read?

The last book I read was actually The Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers. I’ve read the trilogy probably 5 times in Finnish and this time I’m reading it through in English.

What are you listening to at the moment?

At the moment, a song called Peace and Tranquility by Mastodon. I’ve finally gotten around to listening to their latest album Hushed and Grim and I’m really loving it! They have such a unique style!

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?

I have no idea. I studied automation engineering before I decided I wanted to pursue a career in music, so maybe I would be working as an engineer somewhere, but I’d rather not even think about that. What a terrible fate that would have been!

Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

I wish I would get to collaborate with Peter Tägtgren one day! Perhaps he could produce an album for Segmentia one day. My bandmates are sick of me going on and on about Pain and Peter Tägtgren, but I think the man is a genius!

What do you want people to know about your music?

Our music is a unique blend of melodic metal, synth sounds, and symphonic elements mixed with a lot of pop music influences. On paper that may not sound all that new or exciting, but I honestly think we have our own thing going on with our pop metal. It’s energetic and emotional with a melancholic undertone, yet somehow hopeful.

However, I would urge any of the readers to listen to our latest EP to find out more, because that’s our current sound and style summed up perfectly!





“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

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