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Eternal Silence: Quarantine Story

by Ivona Bogner

Italian symphonic metallers Eternal Silence will be releasing their new album “Timegate Anathema” on October 8th, 2021 via Rockhots Records. Alessio Sessa, bass guitar player, will share their Quarantine Story.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hi, I am Alessio the bassist of the band, thanks for the space dedicated to all the staff of Metal Jacket Magazine. Unfortunately, the band is not our only occupation, but fortunately, we have other occupations that have never stopped, but we have equipped ourselves to work for the band from home.

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Unfortunately, during the pandemic, we have seen several concerts canceled, including a mini-tour, and drastically postponed our latest work Timegate Anathema.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
This damn pandemic first distanced us in the band, then with the closure of several live clubs, all very unpleasant. But we were not discouraged we held out and worked at a distance to be ready for the next reopening.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
Precisely with the introduction, by each member of the band, of a home recording system, we rearranged our old, and not, songs and even covers, gaining interest and success among our fans.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
I think it will not change much, mind you, I think that Heavy Metal music is always evolving sometimes slowly sometimes quickly, that’s why it has been living for a long time, but certainly after all this abstinence the desire to play live and attend live concerts it will be disruptive.

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I really believe they will suffer and are already suffering equally, even the fans who keep seeing their favorite bands postponed.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
Wow, it’s very long. I don’t think this interview would be enough to make my list. Let’s do this. I tell you that it ranges in the field of Heavy Metal in all its genres but not only.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
I missed my mountains very much, I had to be content with seeing them from afar.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
No, with the others in the band we had a very long break without being able to see each other in person. Everyone trained on their own at home, which was very stressful for me.

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
Thank you and always rock on.

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