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Madvice: 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. Directly from Italy Nadvice gave us interesting answers.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hello to you and all the readers of Metal Jacket. Fortunately we are all fine, this forced stop brought us just a lot of anger.

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Musically, the coronavirus ruined our plans in the middle of a series of European gigs, some already fixed, others in the planning stage. Ukraine, UK, Poland are just some of the countries where we should have played between last spring and next autumn. At the moment we still don’t know what will be confirmed and what will be rescheduled for next year, but for sure we will resume playing hungrier than before!

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
This pandemic has hit very hard the already rather critical and shaky musical situation. For years people got lazy, due, in my opinion, to the excessive supply of information that is offered free and continuously on the web. Everything is accessible, so the motivations to go out and experience things firsthand have dropped considerably. It is increasingly difficult to attract a satisfying audience live, but I hope that this stop will make people want to get together and also will bring the curiosity to meet new bands.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We don’t like to be seen in our personal life and in our inner situations, even if we look outmoded. We prefer to show concrete things, so we’re taking advantage of this period to produce material for the next record.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
More pissed off than before!

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
Everyone has suffered and will suffer in his own way. The promoters and organizers probably suffered greater economic losses than the musicians, but the latters also had an emotional damage, in my opinion. Let’s not forget also the technicians and the seasonal workers. A disaster for everyone.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
The Mameli’s Hymn. Every fucking day, here in Italy, people sang it out from the windows!

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
The chance to make plans, organize things. At the moment, something so simple and obvious is impossible and we miss it very much.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Oh no! I don’t remember how many months have passed since the last time we all met in the rehearsal room, but we kept on training anyway! We can’t wait to feel the stench of sweat and oxidized strings again! Ahahaha!

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
Thanks to you, we hope to return to Croatia soon!

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