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 Pressure.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
PRESSURE: We have used the time to find our sound, approach and our style. We have recorded and will release an album on May 7th. And before that we have released a few singles. We have also recorded videos for all our songs, so it’s been pretty busy times even though the pandemic, but of course we are really tired of it now and want it to end. The hard part is the lack of income during the pandemic.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
PRESSURE: Yes, that has been our main focus.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
PRESSURE: It was at a small nightclub called Patricia. We met, and got the band together just a few months before the pandemic so we didn’t really have time to do a lot of shows with Pressure.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
PRESSURE: Yes, we have done a few small ones and of course we will do one when we release the album.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
PRESSURE: Yes, I definitely do. There are a lot of hungry people out there and they are not ready to give up. Maybe a few people will retire and/or unfortunately have seen their life’s work ruined, but there will definitely be people who want to step up and take their place.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
PRESSURE: Support bands by buying merch, paying for live streams, etc. And of course cheer for their bands and show them that they haven’t forgotten them. If you wanna follow us and listen to us: Instagram, Facebook, website, YouTube, Spotify, and merch.