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Synastry: 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. Canadian Synastry share their Quarantine Story.

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
We are surviving and keeping busy. It’s to our benefit really. We are taking this time to re-emerge from our hiatus and starting to write new music, focusing on what’s next and how we touch people with our music.

 What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We have been on hiatus for 10 years and are re-emerging from it now. Writing music, and using this time to gather our ideas and creativity.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly affecting bands?
We believe the worst about this pandemic is the lack of touring and live show experience for the audience. However, social media and all streaming platforms are there to soften the blow a little bit. Imagine for a moment if this was the 80’s without the internet. Maybe, don’t imagine, it’s a scary thought.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We are at a phase where we are acquiring new fans with our re-birth and new music. We are trying to reach as many people as we can with our new release, “dead to me” on the “civilization’s coma” EP. I am confident that many people will find it interesting to listen to.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
We believe that it will be similar however with a lot of emphasis on social media and streaming platforms. Even with the pandemic, music is still spreading and positively touching many people’s lives.

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
We believe that everyone is affected as much as the other is; there may be some small margins that we may not be aware but generally, everyone needs to adapt and find a way.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
Currently for Kay (drummer) its anything Djent.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Getting together with friends and the metal scene, having drinks, and merging band practices.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Rehearsal is more like writing sessions and band meetings, we virtually meet and brainstorm on the next big idea to push the band forward. We write as individuals and share the content to add to each other’s work. For now, it’s working pretty good. We kept the same writing method from years before Covid was a thing. Not that much has changed in those terms. I mean we would write a lot during rehearsals as well, but virtual work was always part of our reality.

 Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!




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