KELLERMENSCH find inspiration in both music, literature and paintings. The band’s fascination with old, abstract art, e.g. the German expressionistic movement Die Brücke, has played a vital part in defining the bands unique look and sound. Also, the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky and his novel Notes from the Underground (in German, Kellermensch) has been a big inspiration for the band, as hinted by their name. The often harsh and at times sad stories from a frustrating and confusing everyday-life shape the lyrical themes for the band as they do for the great novelist.