In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. On 21 August 2020 they release new album Sorrows. Read what the band answered to our our questions.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
Hey! Im doing quite okay during the circumstances although the daily routins and buisiness is somewhat different than usual. As you may have read or heard Sweden didnt have the same strict lockdown rules as many others so it was manageable.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We had a festival gig in England in september and a tour planned in Europe in october but as for many bands it was cancelled due to the circumstances of covid-19. Its sad but understandable. With the virus still wreaking havoc and lot of countries still have 50 persons or less restrictions it would be both a humanitarian and a financial disaster for everyone to go through with the plans.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Well its of course the obvious, theres no chance to play live anymore and with that comes a loss of income. For many small bands like ourselves its not that big of a deal if a tour gets cancelled. I mean it sucks to not be able to play live but we have a dayjob and not going on tour pretty much saves us money. But for bigger bands with a lot of employees and projects its a disaster. But metal survives everything, we will find a way to make this work!
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
We just released our fourth album Sorrows and the releasedate was decided long before corona came along. But when everything happened we thought it would fit pretty nice to give our fans something to look forward to in these weird times. A lot of bands do livestreams but since our guitarist lives in the caribbean and is pretty much quarantined thats not possible at the moment.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
Hopefully it will come back stronger than ever! There will be a lot of bands yearning to play their asses off and the metalaudience is longing to see it!
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
I think everyone at some stage suffers somewhat equally but as i said earlier: I, like many other struggling musicians ,have a job. A promotor, organizers or technician has no chance of doing their thing and have to find something else to do. Hopefully they still get back to the music industry cause we need them!
What is your isolation soundtrack?
In any hard or trying circumstances i always go back to my beloved power metal. Theres no genre that can lift your spirit more! Sworn in the metal wind by Lost Horizon will always lift you up!
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Going to shows as an audience! I try to go to as many shows as possible and i live close to Gothenburg where almost every band plays when they tour. Doesnt look like there will be any gigs this year unfortunately.
What do you prepare for this autum/winter?
We have some projects brewing, some photoshoots and videostuff and stuff like that. With all the time we have we might aswell start writing some new songs even if our last record is less than a week old.
Is there some what do you whant to say about all this corona pandemic situation.
Stay positive and support your local and favourite bands, buy a cd or a t-shirt our just send a friendly message. We will make it through this together and soon we´ll meet again out on the roads!!