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 Haruki of TramstonValley.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
HARUKI: I started playing piano while keeping on songwriting. And I’ve been studying mixing and mastering, focusing on making a high quality band sound.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
HARUKI: Yeah, I decided on the direction of the next EP. And I’m trying to make a solo EP, because I wanna widen my musicality.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
HARUKI: I’m pretty sure we performed at GAMUSO Asagaya in February.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
HARUKI: No we haven’t for now. We’re gonna focus on studio work. Because We have jobs and I’m not living close to other members.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
HARUKI: Yeah, I think so and I hope so. Otherwise I don’t mean to play music.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
HARUKI: Please just listen to music on streaming, it makes our motivations. We all have the possibility of something, So don’t stop music.