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Circa Arcana: Quarantine Story

by Ivona Bogner

Today, Quarantine Story comes from El Paso, Texas. Metalcore band Circa Arcana have just released their EP “Bridget Viginti”. Read what the band formed during the Corona pandemic says about it.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
I would say that as a band it has definitely had its moments that were scary having to make sure everyone did not show any symptoms and that we all felt comfortable enough to get together for the most part we have managed to pull through and get a lot of work done thankfully no members have been infected with the virus, but our hearts and love go out to the ones that have been affected!

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
When we finished writing aside from rehearsals we have not had to cancel any shows or release when we finally finished writing the material we wanted to tour with covid had started to decrease so hit the road as fast as possible going from Tucson to Houston even all the way out to play rebel rock in Orlando, Florida we are thankful that all of our shows have been a success and nothing has been put off due to covid.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
I would say it is making it difficult to connect the way we want to with our fans some of our fans are still not comfortable being in such a populated environment and that is totally understandable we understand that some of us have different health conditions that make it harder to be out and about attending our favorite festivals or concerts and as artist we feel that void.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
Social media is the biggest connection we have with our fans through all this I can personally say we pride ourselves in the ability to connect with our fans on and off the stage, we message them personally through social media or vice versa on top of releasing content as much as possible.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
Like when you squeeze the last flaming hot Cheeto from a bag full of cheese it’s gonna be massive.

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
We feel that in today’s market the person that will suffer the most will be the musician not only emotionally from not being to express themselves through their art but also not making any revenue from shows or merchandise sold at shows.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” – Culture Club.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Over everything else we miss our fans the most we would give anything to be on the road every day playing to waves of our fans we also miss the homies we made in other bands we met on the road we hope to see everyone again soon.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Yes, we have practice at least twice a week we try to get together as much as we can aside from those two dedicated days to work improve our sound as a band we always make sure none of us are presenting symptoms of the virus before we get together we also do our best to remain at least 6 feet apart unless the jams get to real.

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!

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