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Harissa: Quarantine Story

by Metal Jacket

In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Today we spoke with Frank (Krzysztof Franczyk) – Guitarist.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hi! Harissa is lucky when it comes to C-19. Some of us got sick with mild symptoms and the rest didn’t catch it at all, and probably like most people, we’ve had enough of it.

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
As a band we regret that we can’t do the club concerts or festivals.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
We were lucky to start working on the new album before covid19. We are focusing on preparing and recording in the studio, and getting everything ready for the new album.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
It’s definitely not easy. We’re posting some of our songs as often as we can. We keep our fans posted about our new album and the progress we make with it. We also revealed some bits of what’s to come on the new album,like the name…now it’s time for the cover.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
We think it will look the same, but the live concerts will bring double the energy.

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
Probably the musicians will suffer the most, however everyone whose work is related to the music industry is having a hard time right now.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
I don’t have any particular playlist right now. I’m trying to stay positive and I always choose what I listen to depending on my mood and how my day goes.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
We miss everything that’s going on before and after the concerts.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We’re trying to follow the sanitary regulations and at the same time stay grounded. What we do is really important to us. There was a period of time, at the peak of the pandemy, when we didn’t rehearse but we missed it a lot. Now we’re trying to meet and play some music as much as we can.

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!

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