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Autocatalytica: Quarantine Story

by Ivona Bogner
In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn.  Progressive Metal band Autocatalytica from Brooklyn, NY shares their story with us. Guitarist, vocalist and the producer Eric Thorfinnson answered on our nine questions.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hangin’ in there, ups and downs you know.

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
My 30th birthday was the week lockdown started so that all got shit-canned obviously, but more importantly we were not able to make our annual pilgrimage to Burning Man this year.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Can’t imagine it’s anything but insanely hard for all bands.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
Shredding out them tunes.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
Can only hope it will be more vital and desperate, certainly no shortage of material to scream about.

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I would say musicians, but hey I’m a little biased being a musician and all.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
Fuck ton of Four Tet, lots of jazz, currently vibing to some Makaya McCraven. Also the new Protest The Hero record.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
All of my buddies on the other side of the border in ‘Merica.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Not yet.

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!

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