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 War Drum Syndicate.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
WAR DRUM SYNDICATE: We have been holding up quite well and we consider ourselves lucky and truly blessed. Our prayers and positive thoughts go out to all those that have lost loved ones from it and to those that have battled it and are currently battling the terrible virus.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
WAR DRUM SYNDICATE: We most definitely have. We just finished our debut EP ‘Premise of the Enlightened’ and are already working on several new singles to be on a follow up album.
METAL ANARCHY: What would you like to say about your latest release?
WAR DRUM SYNDICATE: It’s a laid back rocker with a huge catchy chorus, it’s about when people make up lies to burn you down but you always rise above the ashes like the Phoenix.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
WAR DRUM SYNDICATE: A Local show that we headlined. It was at one of our favorite places to play back home at an awesome rock bar called Shagnasty’s in Huntsville, Alabama.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
WAR DRUM SYNDICATE: We have discussed doing some acoustic livestreams, but have mainly been using the time to write and finish EP. We have always planned to do some livestreaming before the pandemic so look forward to some of that soon as well!
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
WAR DRUM SYNDICATE: We think it will and it’ll be better than ever.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
WAR DRUM SYNDICATE: Absolutely! Fans please follow our Facebook page, Instagram. YouTube, Spotify, Apple Msic, and iTunes for releases and please download. Also we are about to have our website up with new merchandise etc. Also, more importantly, go donate to your local food banks, check on the elderly and homeless. Make sure you help someone everyday! Be safe, be patient, be courteous and be kind. We will get through it together so let’s rock with War Drum Syndicate!!