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 Eternal Closure.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
ETERNAL CLOSURE: It has been tough not gonna lie haha. We had plans that were either put on hold or removed entirely. We’ve been bored and stressed at the same time, it sucks. We’ve had our “new” vocalist Maggy for almost a year now and we still haven’t been able to play a show with her, it’s really weird.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
ETERNAL CLOSURE: Absolutely! We just released “Color of Our Fears: Rediscovered” which is a special edition of our second album. The 3 added tracks have re-recorded vocals on 3 of the original songs. It gives people a taste of what we sound with Maggy. We’ve also never stopped writing new material. We have some really kickass new material.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
ETERNAL CLOSURE: Our last show was at the Phoque-Off in Quebec City and it was our last show with our wonderful friend Alexandre Desroches who helped us tremendously while we were looking for a new permanent vocalist. For a show we attended, Phil and I (Olivier) went and saw Haken, The Contortionist and Devin Townsend just a few weeks before everything shut down. Quite the evening, a nice way to go out haha.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
ETERNAL CLOSURE: We’re still in a bit of a transition internally and are focusing on new material at the moment. Also, we can’t even be in the same room at the moment due to the restrictions in Montreal. We can’t jam let alone play a show for people sadly.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
ETERNAL CLOSURE: I really hope so. I’d like to think that people miss going to shows so much that when it all comes back, it comes back stronger than ever.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
ETERNAL CLOSURE: Not much people can do for us specifically except stream “Color of Our Fears” non-stop. However, buying merch/CDs has never been more important. If you can afford it, help the bands you love the most. I see many bands calling it quits, I hate it.