Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they’ve been eating, music they’ve been listening to and more. We caught up with Abandoned Souls bassist Reagan Thorne as he’s been spending this time outside and being away from people.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
To pass the time during quarantine, I spent as much time as I could outside and away from people. I’m an avid hiker, and so I enjoy exploring what our geography provides, and a great way to keep sane during the shutdown.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
YES, actually I’ve started “The Rock Coalition Playlist” (currently on Spotify and Apple Music). This playlist includes Abandoned Souls, as well as other incredible Indie Rock artists from around the world, rotating daily with new bands added every week. I go to great lengths to reach out to each and every artist or management company personally, and as is the case with any great coalition, we work out the details and launch them on the Playlist soon thereafter. For our readers, I’d like to personally invite you to look up the playlist and follow it. I’m MORE than certain you will discover new favorites!
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
I make my own Sushi, and it’s so freaking easy!
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I’m a big supernatural horror fan. I’m currently watching The Haunting of Bly Manor. Considering it’s almost Halloween, my favorite movies worthy of a re-watch would be Drag Me To Hell, Insidious, Dead Silence, and Hereditary. DEFINITELY great flicks!
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Find a creative outlet, even if you don’t consider yourself all that creative. I truly believe we are all capable of it and the only way to bring that side out is to grab a piece of paper. Whether you’re sketching, writing, or doodling matters not. If you have been wanting to pick up an instrument, find or borrow one, and definitely do that. YouTube is a fantastic resource where you can find tips, or just about anything you could ever need when picking up a new instrument. You CAN totally do it!