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 Next Stop Olympus.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
NEXT STOP OLYMPUS: We were mainly just been working behind the scenes getting everything ready for our EP ‘Heart, Mind & Hell’ release, which was released on April 9 so that was at the back end of everything fingers crossed.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
NEXT STOP OLYMPUS: We’re always working on new stuff however nothing too much because we had sat on the release for quite a while due to the pandemic and we were mainly just focused on the release stored ready and not being able to meet up together can always slow things down a bit because we mainly write together.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
NEXT STOP OLYMPUS: We played a show at the Suburbia in Southampton just before lockdown.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
NEXT STOP OLYMPUS: We’ve spoken about it but now it’s getting to the point we can play actual gigs again then chances are we won’t.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
NEXT STOP OLYMPUS: We certainly hope so but it will probably take its time unfortunately, it’s just down to everyone to put the effort into going to shows and everything they can to help it recover.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
NEXT STOP OLYMPUS: Check out our music and every other band’s, buy merch, buy music and just spread the word as much as possible to help all these bands because it’s a lot of time, effort and money in this industry and unfortunately no matter how much passion bands have these parts are required as well.