In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. DJ Wilson, guitarist of Infinite Sin, from New Hampshire USA, speaks his Quarantine Story.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hi, This is DJ Wilson from Infinite Sin band. Thank you for the opportunity for this interview and thank you for having us. We are doing as good as we can throughout this pandemic.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We had to cancel and postpone most all of our 2020 shows. We may be able to do some limited capacity shows and live streams moving forward. We had around 9 shows booked and were still in the process of booking more as well as our video shoot scheduled right around the same time the lockdown started. Our studio time for recording our upcoming full length album also got pushed out at least until this coming fall. This has had a great impact on the music and entertainment industry globally unfortunately.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
The inability to get out and play shows, practice as a full band, etc. due to the health concerns has had a major impact on merchandise sales, meeting band deadlines and goals set for 2020.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We try to stay engaged as much as possible on social media and other promotional tools considering the challenges we face with Covid 19.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
I believe it will take some time for things to progressively open up again, that is if limited capacity shows and live stream events do not become the new norm for the music industry.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I believe everyone in the industry has taken a pretty decent hit unfortunately. Some venues also may never reopen after this.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
I would have to say I tend to listen to Testament both their older material and their newest release.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
I miss being up on stage performing for our fans and new fans to be. There is no better reward than to play in front of a group of people and sharing your music with the world.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We did not have any rehearsals until our state started opening things back up with social distancing guidelines and guidelines for masks recently. We are following the guidelines as we would never want to put ourselves, friends, or family at risk.
Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
You are very welcome! Thank you so much for the interview. Stay safe and healthy!