In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Black/Doom Metal band Being “alive” Is Beautiful from Germany contributed our Quarantine story. Many thanks to Christina Earlymorn!
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hi! I am doing ok during the corona outbreak.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Nothing pretty much. Earlier this year I left a band and I am now on focusing on my own band, which is called Being “alive” is beautiful. I am recording the 3rd album right now!
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Depends on bands who are doing music for a living (Jobwise) or bands who are doing it besides their work for a living. Like me. I work part time as a team leading caring nurse in an old age home for elderly ppl. So my main income now comes from my nursing job.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
Well. I have some music out and I always got an open ear for my fans. They can write me day
and night and I am talking to them, sending out signed guitar picks and signed pictures of me to them.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
Idk really. I think this virus BS will hunt us into 2022 still. Social distanced concerts are one thing, but c’mon! Its nothing compared to the real thing.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I think the artist, because most of the industry are like leeches sucking out the artists money on everywhere they can (even before this coronavirus pandemic).
What is your isolation soundtrack?
On the new Being “alive” is beautiful album there is a song called “Regen” (Translat. engl. rain) which themes the situation of the ppl and companies (especially the small companies) who got into this mess of isolation and bankruptcy by the failed support of the governments.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
There is nothing I really can say about. I wasn’t really going out before this corona thing came up. I only work my ass off writing my own music, record it, mix and master it and putting it out. Besides that, I have my job as a caring nurse.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
No. Everybody knows what to learn and everyone learns the stuff at home. Just keeping the flame alive. 😀
Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
Thank you as well for the interview and stay safe also!