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 Stonebrother.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
STONEBROTHER: Zach: It’s been tough for sure, but we’ve been using the time as best we can by writing new songs and planning what we’ll do once we’re able to play again.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
STONEBROTHER: Ethan: Absolutely yes we have. Despite not being able to practice in person, we’ve probably been busier these past couple months than ever before in the history of this band, with a bunch of new songs, and plans for a couple music videos in the near future.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
STONEBROTHER: Leo: I’m pretty sure it was a small acoustic show at the Salmon River inn. Small room, real personal, lots of fun to play at every once in a while.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
STONEBROTHER: Zach: We’ve done a few Facebook Live shows, and we’ll probably do some more when we’re able.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
STONEBROTHER: Ethan: The industry will probably recover, but it’ll take a while. The best thing for the live music industry right now is for everyone reading this to take this advice; once you can go see live music while being safe, be you vaccinated or distanced, go. See your local bands. Support local music. These next couple months are pivotal for the future of the music industry as a whole, and the way forward is supporting bands more than ever.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
STONEBROTHER: Leo: Keep supporting local artists, listen to their music, buy their merchandise, and let them know what you want to see from them!