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 Nuclear Winter.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
NUCLEAR WINTER: Things haven’t been too bad really. My main job is doing freelance motion graphics and I used to work from home anyway – so things more or less continued as normal for me. Also fortunately here in Zimbabwe we didn’t have panic buying or heavily imposed lockdowns.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
NUCLEAR WINTER: I have yes and I’ve managed to finish a new album called “Greystone,” which will be out in May. One song off the album was released in March though – called “The Harvest Moon.”
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
NUCLEAR WINTER: In Zimbabwe shows are few and far between but Dividing the Element (local metal band) put on a show a couple of years ago that I went to which was great.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
NUCLEAR WINTER: I’ve been looking if there’s any possibility of doing that. At the moment I don’t think it will happen but I won’t rule it out completely.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
NUCLEAR WINTER: I think it will – it may take a bit longer than we expect but I’m sure it will happen.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
NUCLEAR WINTER: The biggest help is from making sales – but for me, I’m happy even if people just share my music.