In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. Sashko Mojsov from Bulgarian Thrash/Death Metal band Slave Pit speaks how Corona changed their plans.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
We are managing, sadly like most of the world is right now, but it is what it is and whatever we can do we’re already doing it. Don’t forget to wear a mask!
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We have postponed an European tour, which was to be held this May from the 4th until the 12th. And now we have to wait to next year for the tour. We also lost our chance to play at several festivals.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
The impossibility of having shows in a closed environment like clubs is devastating, because most bands have concerts/shows at small venues and now we do not have even this possibility.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
By making a live Facebook video during rehearsal and through communication via social media.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
It should look the same, we’re only quarantined for about 6 months or so.But we will emerge more brutal than before.We have changed our style just a little bit (from thrash metal to tech-death thrash)
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
Everyone in the entertainment industry is suffering. Small bands and organizers which depend mostly on music are at a great loss. Also it has been kind of depressing not being able to perform and thus see a part of our fans and friends this year.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
When it comes to isolation track it is our newest song “Tomb of Pain” for which we have a teaser on our FB page. With luck we will be releasing it at the end of this year.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Before the outbreak the thing we missed the most was a studio. Now with help form loans and banks we are able to record and let music into the world.Of course concerts and shows are missed the most.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Rehearsals are pretty much the same as they’ve been before the outbreak. We gather jam a little bit, play some songs and inevitably stop due to overheating in these hot summer days.Before collapsing from a heat wave we tend to make a live FB video of our ideas and songs.
Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!