In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Band Flesh speaks about his days spent in isolation.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
HI! We’re doing just fine. The corona outbreak isn’t so severe in Zagreb so we’re ok, working from home etc.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We had a few shows cancelled this spring/summer, but we took this time to finish some of our stuff, like the new album which is on it way.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Well I think the hardest part ov the corona virus outbreak is cancelling of all events. It’s what most of the bands are primarily “made” for.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
I did a vocal cover of Queen of the Reich by Queensryche which did really well, a lot of people seem to like it. It’s the first cover I ever did, so will probably do some more. Špile is preparing a new drum video cover also, but the most important thing, we’ll put out a new single from our upcoming album quite soon.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?I hope the scene will be kinda renewed”. People and the bands will be eager to get the live shows going.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I think that people who live of music will be hit the most. Majority of bands and other people involved with the scene have a side job, so they’ll survive.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
Probably Queen of the Reich – heard it a hundred times last month.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Hanging out with people. But let me tell you what I don’t miss – fighting with traffic every day just to reach the office to do a job I can mostly do from home. I hope that companies will learn from this experience – internet exists and can be freely used.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Yes we do, and they look the same as they always did – chat for an hour, play for half an hour