Metal Anarchy’s Music In The Age Of COVID-19 Series: Interview With The Rockit King

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 The Rockit King vocalist Jes Beveridge.

METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?

BEVERIDGE: We actually did alright. We finished recording and released “Fourth Turning” and still have ten or eleven partially finished songs. It was a fairly creative period for The Rockit King.

METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?

BEVERIDGE: For sure. We’re a productive bunch.

METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?

BEVERIDGE: We have certainly played a few shows since the lockdown. Other than some of the logistical stuff which can be a bit of a moving target, it’s been fun.

METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?

BEVERIDGE: We haven’t as of yet, but we do have a YouTube presence.

METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?

BEVERIDGE: Yeah, I do. People want to connect with other people.

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?

BEVERIDGE: Patreon is a really great new option for bands. Buying physical merchandise is another. If you dig the music a band is making, buy a T-Shirt, support them on Patreon.

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