In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Atmospheric Rock band Coldun announces brand new album! “Grand Sun Ritual” will be released on January 15th, 2021. Hear Coldun’s (head, vocals, bass, hammond, synths) Quarantine Story from Saxony!
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Cheers Metal Jacket Team! I have to say that I’m doing fine – corona doesn’t effect me so bad.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Nothing. COLDUN has not planned any live activities that has been canceled. We only actually work on the publishing of the new album “Grand Sun Ritual“ and that works fine.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Most of the bands I know are pissed of by the current situation an I understand that completely. Nearly all Gigs has been cancelled and its not clear how the development will go on.
So you can’t plan anything except writing and maybe recording new music. That’s whats COLDUN done. We complete the new album.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
The communication works through the internet. We started the promotion right now and with the help of Markus Eck with his METALMESSAGE promotion agency we are happy that all fits very well at the moment.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
I can’t really answer this question. Through my view it will be more or less the same as before because here where I live and in the situation with COLDUN the virus don’t affect us so bad. But I can’t speak for other bands. Especially for clubs, tour-agencies and so on it might will get very hard.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
All who live from the hole live business will be hit hard.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
“Grand Sun Ritual” – the title track of the new album. You can hear it as a preview single of the new album on Bandcamp https://coldun.bandcamp.com/ or Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbAjjtZcObG0fTYPtsbVnw in full length.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
The concerts, the festivals and the meetings with some friends.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We don’t do rehearsal at all, so that’s the good site on a band like COLDUN. We do our stuff at home and meet from time to time in studio or elsewhere to talk and drink some beer.
Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
Thank you too! Cheers dude!