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 Laura Vargas of The Inferno Doll.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
VARGAS: I’ve been keeping myself busy. Writing music, reading books, working on my mindset. I’m a person that normally enjoys being on its own and well, my cats have kept me good company.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
VARGAS: Oh, yes! Absolutely! All the time. There’s a new album coming so songwriting is something that happens everyday.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
VARGAS: I think it was Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy and Grand Magus. It was a great show!
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
VARGAS: Yes! I’m learning how to set everything up to stream live soon. On Youtube or Twitch. I’ll start testing on my Facebook Group very soon.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
VARGAS: Yes, I think it will. We are all waiting for live shows to happen again.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
VARGAS: There are so many ways to support your favourite artists: Purchase their albums and merch if you can, if not, stream the music, share it, add it to your playlists, etc. Talk about them with your friends. If there are people out there you think might like what I do, tell them about me. Also, subscribe to the email list. That’s the best way to stay up to date with everything going on when social media doesn’t show you the posts.