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 Sea Of Snakes.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
SEA OF SNAKES: Good for the most part. We miss playing live and hanging out all the time, but we make do. We’ve been writing and recording here and there.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
SEA OF SNAKES: Yes, there’s definitely more time to be creative and be inspired by movies and things. Kind of like Glenn Danzig when he was in the Misfits.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
SEA OF SNAKES: We saw King Diamond at the Wiltern in LA before the pandemic hit. Also got to partake in the Stand Up and Shout cancer benefit dinner for Ronnie James Dio’s foundation with a whole bunch of people; Tommy Lee, Sebastian Bach, Geezer Butler, Glen Hughes, Craig Goldy, Fred Coury, and Frankie Banali, among others. It was good to see Frankie before he passed. That benefit dinner is what led to us working with Wyn Davis and Total Access Studios for our debut EP “World On Fire.”.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
SEA OF SNAKES: No, we’re going to wait for live shows.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
SEA OF SNAKES: Yea I do… the demand will never go away. Some of the venues and people involved in making it all happen will change, but live entertainment will always be around and evolve; hopefully into something shocking again.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
SEA OF SNAKES: Look out for our new video for “Let The Fire Burn” and pre-order our full EP “World On Fire”. There will be shirts and key rings and CD bundles, too! Donate to food banks where you may live as well!!