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New Disorder: 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. Five-piece Alternative Metal band, New Disorder, based in Rome, speaks their Quarantine Story. 

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hey there! We must admit this was not exactly what we expected when we cheered up on a new years eve. We found  ourselves in a kind of Zombies Apocalypse, where all our certainties, our ways to live and interact with each ones were cancelled in a moment.

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We were supposed to be on tour across Central Europe in April/May 2020 and attend some festivals this summer. All is now postponed to the next year.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
We guess all bands, both local and international ones, are experiencing the same issues we had this year and now everyone is wondering what future will bring. Will we come back to our normal lives and to our usual way to make and promote our music? Will we be allowed to perform in front of thousands people again?

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We have released some videos: we had the chance to record and make a video of our new single a few weeks before the lockdown so we have been able to release it on March. This new single is a metal cover of a successful 90’s pop song: “Everybody” by Backstreet Boys and our version’s still enjoying good feedbacks worldwide. We also released some live videos from our last year’s show in Kiev (Ukraine) supporting Disturbed and a “quarantine” video for the song “No Place For Me”, extracted from our album “Mind Pollution”.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
The wish to come back to our lifestyle, to our dreams, to connect with our roots. Metal is a kind of religion and no lockdown can affect this. Metal is a stage where some are performing, some are listening and headbanging in front of, and both are sharing their own energy. And will always be like this.

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
Everyone of them. No doubt about it.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
Our latest single “Everybody” as it also has a beautiful meaning in these hard times of “no contact” and social distancing.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Rehearsing, travelling, having a beer together and of course, meet our amazing fans and friends.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We had some studio sessions in order to pre-produce a new single, that is due to be released this fall. We are already working on the video clip alongside with the videomaker and planning next year’s shows.

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
Stay Safe & Stay Metal. And don’t forget to stay tuned for updates coming soon!


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