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 CRS.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
CRS: It has been a period of much reflection. We are going through something surreal. I think the way of seeing the world has changed. We must restructure our goals, our way of living and the way we want to die.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
CRS: That’s right, the members of the band have talked a lot, new ideas and purposes have emerged. Not only in regards to CRS, but in projects in general. There is much to do and now we understand the importance of art and the role it plays in the well-being of the world.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
CRS: Well, We´ve been inactive since 2000. We released the album at the end of 2019 and it´s funny because it was during the pandemic that our last presentation was given. Actually, we´re promoting an EP of our “live session” titled “Live in Isolation.”
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
CRS: For now, we are focused on promoting the EP. We have some invitations that we are evaluating. We are not 100% dedicated to the band, our logistics are very complicated, but we are glad to offer new songs to our fans, and we do it with the highest possible quality.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
CRS: I think that like many activities, the music industry will be reconfigured, everything will be different. We´re going to reinvent ourselves together. The need for live music is not going to die, it´s only going to change the way we consume it.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
CRS: The best way to help bands is by listening to their music. I think that’s the main thing. Everything loses meaning if you don’t listen to the songs. Of course, recommending the music to your friends is a second step. Buying the merchandise will also always help.