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 Invicta.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
INVICTA: You know, just like everyone else. Have ups and downs, but try to remain positive looking towards the future! The only thing I really miss from pre-covid is playing and going to shows!
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
INVICTA: I have never worked on new music this much in my life! Haha. As soon as I had gotten laid off from my job last year, I decided I would work on new music full-time, minimum 8 hours a day.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
INVICTA: The last show Invicta played was Feb 26, 2020 at Lee’s Palace opening for Soulfly and Toxic Holocaust! That was so sick!! The last show I attended was a Spice Girls Tribute show in Waterloo with the Council in March… Got hammered with the boys and had a great time!
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
INVICTA: We did a livestream last April and right now we are recording our upcoming album. If the state of the world doesn’t change before it’s release, we will probably do another to go with it!
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
INVICTA: Most definitely! No matter how long it will take, it will recover. I mean, live entertainment has been such an important part of humanity for thousands of years… it always recovers.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
INVICTA: Picking up merch from ours and other bands you support’s Bandcamp/merch store is always the best way to help! Streaming the songs and sharing them and spreading the word is also always a great way to help band’s like us grow!