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 Kilter.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
KILTER: The pandemic started just after Kilter’s album release tour, we were in Europe and our very last gig was in NYC the 10th of March 2020!
I tried to use this time to do tasks I never have time to do. Admin, music scores, backups, etc. I also had the opportunity to record music for different companies.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
KILTER: An EP was recorded in Paris with Kilter and it was released on June 25th. We had to organize its production.
Also, a jazz project called SHIJIN, released in February 2021, took a lot of my time, and was expected since a long time.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
KILTER: 10th of March 2020, NYC with Kilter!
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
KILTER: Nope, I don’t want to do this.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
KILTER: I think yes, but it will take time.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
KILTER: Buying directly from artists is a real big help, and I thank very much all our fans who really support us during the pandemic!