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 Mindwake.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
MINDWAKE: It’s difficult to cope with the epidemic. We released our album in September, but we are currently unable to schedule concerts, or even to do rehearsals because we are currently still confined. We each make music at home. We take the opportunity to prepare the continuation and be able to get out of the news as soon as the Covid pandemic has ended.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
MINDWAKE: Oh yes dude! We have a new EP that I’m currently recording the vocals for. I can’t wait to share this with you. The next album is also being composed.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
MINDWAKE: Our last concert was in August at home, then there was the second confinement.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
MINDWAKE: No, this is not planned. We cannot currently see each other in rehearsal without perhaps taking a fine. We must be confined to our home and go to work, that’s all we can do… Long live France lol
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
MINDWAKE: Yes I think so, at least I hope so with all my heart. It is an absolute necessity, many people work in this environment and are currently unemployed. So for all the people who need to see concerts, to appreciate live music, we will never delete concerts permanently, it’s impossible. Otherwise we go to the street and we do a big hardcore show in the middle of it haha.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
MINDWAKE: Share our sounds as much as possible. You know man, social media is a big deal for us in the music industry. We prefer to share our passions in real life and promote human relationships than to be constantly on the Internet, life is outside and not on a screen. So if you want to help us, share our music as much as possible, come talk to us, let’s share things together and move on.