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 Chase Reagan of Awaken.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
REAGAN: Pretty good. We are each keeping busy. Not only has it provided us time to work on the album, but we have all thankfully been blessed enough to keep our jobs throughout the pandemic.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
REAGAN: Yes in multiple aspects. Obviously Dustin and Chad worked really hard on the new album in which me and Jimi came in later and put our two cents in, so to speak. Dustin may secretly be working on some fun musical stuff. Personally, I’m about to start working on a rather heavy worship album. Music is life for us!
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
REAGAN: I attended Memphis May Fire at Capones in Johnson City TN!! They always bring the house down!
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
REAGAN: That is in the discussions!
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
REAGAN: I believe it will. A lot of that unfortunately is going to be based on our State and Federal leadership.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
REAGAN: Yes! Please support any band you can that you like! Especially the smaller bands who have been hit incredibly hard by this, those who grind the touring circuit to pay their bills! For us, just help spread the love and our music! We love our fans, they are truly incredible!