In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Eddie LaFlash was kind enough to answer our questions in front of his band Decent News.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hi, this is Eddie from the industrial-metal band Decent News. We’re doing pretty okay honestly. We’re all deemed essential so not a whole lot has changed for us.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We’ve postponed all of our shows for this yeah, which is a huge bummer because we had a lot of interesting ones planned.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
The bands that it affects the most are the ones that were successful enough before the outbreak to solely rely on the income. which is of course everyone’s dream. It’s really sad to see bands come up and do that well only to have trouble bouncing back.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We just released a Remix album and a Split EP to keep the material flowing.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
Hopefully it will be easier for everyone to book shows. Alot of venues in our area rely on bands packing the place so maybe they’ll be a little less critical as to who they book.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
That’s a tough one, either organizers or musicians. Promoters will have a field day getting musicians back on stage.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
“Bullhead” by Melvins.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
I miss the venue owners. There’s a few of them out here that are wonderful characters.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We haven’t really rehearsed; we’ve mostly been working on the new album or doing session work.