In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Spanish band BARBARA BLACK share their Quarantine Story.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
We have lived it trying not to be overwhelmed. We try to keep minds occupied with musical things. We were recording videos explaining each of our songs, we also recorded an acoustic song and several collaborations. We also try to do sports and our jobs online.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We had to cancelled some dates twice, furthermore we had to postpone our videoclip shooting “Queen of Flies“.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
We have seen how many bands have splitted or stopped their projects. And of course many jobs have been lost: technicians, managers and all the musical business.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
I played at home a live concert by Facebook and Instagram. We have played in two streaming festivals (Vampire Fest and Argentina Metal Fest), so our fans, friends and family could enjoy with us.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
I guess tired but excited to be able to recover normality and see that live concerts and festivals return. In fact there are things that are already changing, at least in Spain. The public is getting used to concerts with earlier schedules, but what everyone is looking forward to is that the concerts arrive without chairs or masks.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I guess everybody.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
Black Stone Cherry, In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Alter Bridge, Shinedown…
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Travelling!! In fact My sister and I were organising a trip to Vietnam some weeks before the pandemic.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
In the strictly quarantine no, nobody could go out from home, but after three months we could rehearse in a traditional style in our music room.
Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
Thank you for this lovely interview!