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Injector: 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. Dani MVN, vocalist and guitarist of Cartagena Thrash Metal warriors, Injector, speaks about the current situation in Spain.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hi there! Well, it’s been quite a letdown for us, mainly because we were ready to hit the studio for our new album in March. However, we made a great use of our time by improving the music and rethinking the songs, so… It may be for the best!

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Most important thing: recording of our new album. We were also about to start a new tour, but you know, it’s not a lost cause. We just had to postpone those dates until the situation is controlled.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
It has its cool things, like playthorugh videos, streamings and such. I see this situation as a bad time for us, though. The one thing I enjoy the most is traveling and playing in every city, every venue, so I’m particularly desperate for this situation to end.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We try to post pictures or videos of our rehearsals while preparing the new album. Also, it’s great to remember some of our previous videos, music or whatever. Anything to keep in touch with the audience, basically.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
A lot more aggressive and emotional I hope! Headbang ’til your damn head drops!

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
All the people involved in this industry are going to suffer in the same way. While it’s true that all of the promoters and staff running the festivals and tours are in a VERY rough situation, let’s not forget about those who were meant to perform: us, the musicians. To sum up, we are equally fucked.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
I’ve been listening to Annihilator last album (“Ballistic, Sadistic”) almost every day… Great record. I also had a great time revisiting some of the less, let’s say… Acclaimed Black Sabbath albums, such as “Forbidden” or “Tyr”. Oh, and “Heaven Forbid” by Blue Öyster Cult, what a cool album!

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Being able to interact with promoters and other musicians is a big part of the things I enjoy while touring. The personal relationships are essential in this industry, and I really miss that right now.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Yeah, as soon as we were able to get out of our homes, we went straight to our rehearsal room! It was definitely weird. We were wearing masks and all that stuff, and that is really… well, not compatible with singing. But we got used to it and suddenly it was a normal thing… Desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess!

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
It’s been a pleasure talking to you, folks! See you next time!
Thrash ’em!

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