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 Dean England.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
ENGLAND: Just fine really, things outside are mad at the moment. It’s crazy times indeed. We have all been well and cool in our house but we live a very natural life.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
ENGLAND: Absolutely, the last half of “Feel, Think Do” the new EP was written during lockdown. I have been working hard writing lots with the extra time.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
ENGLAND: The last shows I did where in a club in my home town. It’s such a shame what has gone on with all these late night venues
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
ENGLAND: Yeah, I actually did a couple of Facebook live shows and 500 people tuned in for the last one! Not a bad turn out. Although I do find it odd playing to an empty room when I thrive off a live crowd.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
ENGLAND: I don’t know how this is going to play out. I honestly think people should be allowed to get back to what they live and do best. I think our way of life has been really hurt and it absolutely sucks!
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
ENGLAND: Support online stores and videos. We are making our names online now. It’s different and it would help me out if you could jump on Facebook and give Dean England Music a like and a follow on Instagram! Stay tuned for the videos and hopefully I will see you at a venue again soon. Peace and love.