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 Trumbiten.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
TRUMBITEN: Yeah, it has been tough and yet, looking back, I realize that we have been creative and productive the last 1.5 years (working in our small studio). The pandemic has opened new opportunities for online collaborations globally (not dependent on meeting f2f) and advances in tech and gig-platforms open up new opportunities for influences, new contacts and new music.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
TRUMBITEN: Yes, that is right! I feel that the pandemic (despite all the bad it has caused) also been a source for new song ideas and with restrictions related to social interactions, public gatherings, etc. has freed up time for music and songwriting.
Also, advances in communication tech and different online platforms might create new ways to jam, collaborations online, co-creation of music and maybe even VR concerts, etc. Who knows what the future will bring 😊.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
TRUMBITEN: We are a new band and have not yet played live. As we started just for fun in 2018, I would say that our music has been formed during the Pandemic.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
TRUMBITEN: No! Not yet!
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
TRUMBITEN: Yes, I believe so! Also, I think new arenas/scenes will arise for example in the virtual space. Who knows what the advances in tech and communication will bring to the future.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
TRUMBITEN: Listen to us even if we can’t meet (yet).