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 Void Collapse.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
VOID COLLAPSE: Pretty good for the most part. I’m pretty much a shut in anyway, so on that front it’s fine. I’m not that social, and worked through all of it. I work at a chemical plant, and it never stopped. There have been some small exposures in my circle, and that type of stuff gets stressful, but for the most part it’s been all right.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
VOID COLLAPSE: Yep! Our latest album “Gwenda” was done through 2020, and the first part of 2021. Now we’re getting the next one going. I wouldn’t credit the pandemic for that, making music is just what I’m doing in free time. lol.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
VOID COLLAPSE: We’re not a live band, but I did get to see Zao before all this stuff happened. It was really awesome, they’re one of my favorites.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
VOID COLLAPSE: Not really. Honestly we are just in the first few years of being around, and haven’t really even thought of that type of thing yet. I’m planning a guitar play through soon. I just watched the Zao livestream a couple weeks ago, and that was incredible.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
VOID COLLAPSE: It seems to be. I’ve had friends going to shows already. I’m planning to go see Terror in November.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
VOID COLLAPSE: Just champion your bands, listen, tell a friend, buy a shirt. That’s what I love about death metal, and hardcore. The bands feel like they’re yours. So, just do what you can for them.