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In/Vertigo: Quarantine Story

by Ivona Bogner

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 have another story from From Canada. In/Vertigo will tell us their Quarantine Story.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
We are doing well, thanks! In/Vertigo has been going so hard in the last 4 years, we have taken the time off to recoup and get back to what we love doing individually, fall in love with music all over again. 

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We had to cancel a Canadian West Coast Tour as well as a week-long studio session to track our next EP.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Musicians are usually of the restless type. To not be able to tour and gig constantly has been an adjustment for us, but in the interim, there are lots of ways to still grow during all this. 

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We released a music video during peak quarantine. The Night was released on all platforms late April and we hope it brought some joy to our fans. We have been performing a few live stream shows as well but it’s our writing behind closed doors that will be the real treat. 

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
I think a mix of more brutal and more melodic, depending on the artists. I think this time has led us back to our roots in a lot of ways within the means of innovating for the future. 

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
The live music scene was struggling as is here in our home town before all this, it can’t be easy right now for anyone, but just like Rock’n’roll it will always be reborn from the ashes, we just have to be patient. 

What is your isolation soundtrack?
Early on it was the And Justice For All record. Particularly the song Blackened (talking about blistered earth’s and all) resonated heavily at the time. Lately, it’s back to business as usual, everything from Oasis to The Beatles to Chris Cornell to Tool. 

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
We miss our fans and some of the wild after parties after our shows. When everyone is all adrenalized to the max it’s easy to have a good time. 

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We haven’t stopped rehearsing but where we used to meet 3 to 4 times a week it’s gone down to once a week, and sometimes once every 2 weeks. But now that things have cleared up a bit we are going to get back in a room together and hash out 10 songs we’ve been fucking around with. 

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