In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Screams of Syrens bring a great mixture of heavy genres into their music as well as interesting answers on our nine Corona questions.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
We have all been doing pretty well, just staying as busy as musically as possible!
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Mainly shows/tours. That was a pretty big blow. We were getting a really good momentum with touring and stuff like that, and the virus basically stopped all of it. That’s why we have been focusing heavily on releasing new music and videos.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
It’s destroying a band’s ability to tour, which is such a big part of what we do as musicians. Touring is the lifeline of music, it’s how you are able to connect on that personal level with fans, and not just be a face behind a screen. It has been a serious bummer not being able to do that this past year.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We are very lucky to have really loyal fans, so we have just been being as present as possible. Like I mentioned before, we are consistently working on new content to release, which has helped a lot!
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
Hopefully, there are some really unique projects that emerge along with all of us! The one good thing about this lockdown is that it has given the chance to a lot of people to really unleash their creativity.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I feel that really everyone in the industry has been suffering, but a BIG portion of those suffering are the people behind the scenes. All the different jobs that make tours/shows possible have been hit hard, and those people are definitely the ones who got hit the hardest.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
I’ve been jamming 311 almost non-stop. It’s funny, most people look at dudes in metal bands and think “he probably just listens to heavy music”. But it’s normally the opposite! I listen to everything from country to classical. But definitely 311 has been a big one recently.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Just being able to be around people. I’m a big people person, so not being able to be super social sucks!
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We have done more studio sessions than rehearsals. Like mentioned before, we are really trying to crank out some new music! It has been fairly normal. I own my own studio, where we do all our writing/recording. So we will just meet up and get to work!
Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!