Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Stone Sea.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
STONE SEA: Trying to keep productive meanwhile, developing music production skills, reading books etc. It’s a great moment to get the best out of our introspection; if we get a little mad we can just transform it into art.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
STONE SEA: Sure, no better time to do it, to be honest. We are still planning on recording some songs this year.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
STONE SEA: I’ve been to the Metal2theMasses competition in Dublin – Ireland, I think it was the Heat 3. We were also meant to play in the Heat 4 but the lockdown came just right before it.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
STONE SEA: Not actually but that’s something interesting to invest on, for sure, we might go for it.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
STONE SEA: Yes, for sure. I don’t know how long that might take but it will eventually come back. I was working in the industry before it happened and it all went gone. Feels like a long time ago to be honest. I miss it a lot, not just working on it, but gathering with friends, watching live gigs, festivals, just seeing people being close to each other.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
STONE SEA: Definitely, and that goes to every band in the world at any time! We have t-shirts and CD’s to sell in our Bandcamp or MusicGlue page but many things are FREE: Check out our new music video “Dream Song” on YouTube, stream our songs, like our pages, subscribe to the channels, share our work, comment… You have no idea how much these little things can help the artists.