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 Horror Dance Squad.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
HORROR DANCE SQUAD: We are doing the best we can during these trying times and, fortunately, our families and we are all doing well.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
HORROR DANCE SQUAD: To be honest, we haven’t really had any downtime. We stuck with our plan to release our new album, No Flag Will Fly Forever (25 September), and have been very busy promoting the singles and the release. In reality, this is the hardest we have ever worked. And we love it.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
HORROR DANCE SQUAD: We had just performed in January here in Tallinn, Estonia before the shutdown began. However, fortunately, the situation in Estonia was safe enough during the summer to allow some of the festivals to continue and we were lucky to get to play two very fun shows in July as well as one just last Saturday.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
HORROR DANCE SQUAD: If things get worse here, then it is a possibility. However, concerts are still allowed in Tallinn and we are planning on having our album release concert in October. Fingers crossed we will still be able to.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
HORROR DANCE SQUAD: Certainly. It may take a while, but where there is a demand, and we believe there always will be for live music, the industry will recover.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
HORROR DANCE SQUAD: Music brings us together even if we have to stay a little bit apart. We hope that you can find a message in one of our songs that will help you feel understood and less alone during these trying times.