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Sacrilegious Rite: 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. Saarlandian Black/Death Metal band, Sacriligious Rite, shares their thoughts with us today.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hey, I am fine and to be serious, I’m not much affected by this corona outbreak. My job is essential and I had not one single day of quarantine until now. I’m doing what I’ve always done, writing music, listening to music and doing things in solitude, wandering etc.

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Nothing yet, so far. There is still a tour taking place in October but we’re not sure we’re gonna take the risks to enter clubs with restrictions and limited numbers of visitors. It’s good possible tastbarere gonna cancel. Risks are too high, actually.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Very much, I’d say. Bands are getting denied performing their shows or meet to compose new material. In our case, working with an international line up, we’re not supposed to meet or enter a studio. Tours, festivals etc. is also not gonna work out. Short said, 2020 is not a year for live music. Let’s hope 2021 will be better.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
To be serious, we don’t take anyone. What else can we do but to live metal life on our own. Individually is important, I think extreme metal is not only a mass phenomena. I think anyone who grew into this on his own knows what I’m trying to say. Do what you always did, listen to music and educate yourself.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
I think there will a big comeback. More shows, more Fests and not talking about the albums which will be released which have been composed in isolation.

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I think all suffer in the same way. It affects us all…

What is your isolation soundtrack?
I am just consuming the new album of Armagedda “Svindeldjup Ättestup” on a daily basis.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
I miss the band working routine, meeting with the guys and talk about things important to us. Besides that I dearly miss a studio visit that were finally able to record the new material.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Actually, we don’t. As said above, it’s not possible to bring international people together when you’re not allowed to cross any border.

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!
For you the same, all the best.

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