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Powerhouse: 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. Thrash/Heavy Metal band Powerhouse were more than willing to share their experience with us.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?

Hey! We’re doing the best we can with what we have available. No loss in steam, just redirecting priorities on what we can control!

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Recording, and show opportunities. Although it does suck, it really gives us time to reflect and make sure all our material is the best it can possibly be.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
All bands across the globe are definitely being impacted, mainly in the live aspect of our career. However, most musicians this day and age rely on jobs to support themselves. With a lot of jobs gone, some have resorted to selling their pride and joys.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
Just by being active, providing new material, new merchandise and making things fun by doing contests!

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
We think, most people who used to take live music for granted will no longer. Bands should be more energetic, be more interactive, and the fans will be there to give back!

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I’m pretty sure everyone is suffering equally at this point. Whether venues are hurting for money, or musicians career’s are suffering by not being able to play at the venues.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
A very wild mix of Thrash, NWOBHM, Hair Metal, and Country.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Being able to converse and communicate music in person.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We do! Most of it are individual practices over video but now since things are getting better, we’re able to meet up and crank the volume!

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!

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