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 Skraeckoedlan.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
SKRAECKOEDLAN: We have been doing reasonably well. We are missing playing live like crazy, but fortunately we all have other income, so we have all just been working away at jobs and university studies.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
SKRAECKOEDLAN: Yes! We are slowly progressing on our next album. Our workstyle when writing is centered around us working at home and sending parts back and forth, so the lockdown has not been in the way at all.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
SKRAECKOEDLAN: We played a show the last weekend before (13th of March 2020) the lockdown started here in Sweden. A great evening at Mejeriet in Lund together with Vokonis and Deville.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
SKRAECKOEDLAN: Not any new ones, we did one the 18th of April last year in Studio Gröndahl with Rockpodden. Great fun!
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
SKRAECKOEDLAN: Yes, definitely. But probably a lot of the people and businesses will be changed by this, which is sad. People, including our selves, like going to gigs and I don’t think that will have changed by around one and a half years pause from live music.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
SKRAECKOEDLAN: Same as every other band, check out merch stores, keep listening to the music and interact on social media to keep spirits up.