Today (September 3), I am launching a new “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series in which I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. For the first installment, I have an interview with Dig Two Graves’ Kenny Meeks.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
MEEKS: Been doing okay. Everyone’s been working a lot and we miss playing shows and interacting with fans in person.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
MEEKS: We have. Been working on new material and we also released a remix. EDM god Son of Michel produced a remix of our 10/10 rock and roll classic Wick. The dude went IN and somehow made our perfect song even better. Talk about talent.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
MEEKS: Josh and I saw Silent Planet and Invent Animate right before everything got cancelled.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
MEEKS: Not at the moment. We’re hoping in person shows will return soon.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
MEEKS: It definitely will since there will always be a demand for live events and music. Small venues and struggling bands are definitely going to be hit the hardest though.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
MEEKS: Buy/stream music from the bands you like and definitely consider purchasing merch. We just released our first batch of shirts but are currently only selling them in person. In the future we will look into more designs and setting up a shop online. Keep ya eyes peeled 😀