Jexter Dean Buenaventura


I'm just some dude trying to produce my own interpretation of what the world calls music.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Pretty much the only thing I think about these days. It actually gives me a sense of purpose since I'm a VERY boring guy.

What is your music dream?

I only want people to hear my music and tell me how to improve it.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I won't change the world. I'll always be a nobody.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Probably Somewhere I Belong from Linkin Park(Hey, we all have that embarrassing childhood stuff) since it actually got me into Metal, some semblance of understanding to it at least.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I'm very into Melodic Death Metal bands like Insomnium, Be'lakor and Ne Obliviscaris(I think this is not melodic death metal but melodic black metal). I also like the old school Thrash Metal bands like the Big 4(Megadeth especially). I still have my love for the old Goth Rock bands as well as Gothic Metal bands of the past like Lacuna Coil, Leaves Eyes etc.

What inspires you to make music?

I'm a very introverted person. The only way for me to express what I really am is the music I create.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I have no particular message but I guess it's more about being more introspective. Knowing yourself can help you improve yourself a lot.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Here in my country, many musicians never get recognized even though they are so talented because they don't get any support here.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it's great :).

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Writer's block.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I did what I could by organizing local gigs.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Technical knowledge of recording principles and open-mindedness.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Rotten(Philippine Brutal Death Metal Band), Guillotined(Another Philippine Brutal Death Metal Band that directly influenced the first one I mentioned)