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 Alizarin’s Josh Kay (guitar/vocals) as he’s been spending this time working on new music.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
We used a lot of the time to finish our new album The Last Semblance and get our promo in order. This quarantine has lasted a bit longer than we all might have imagined, so at this point, I’m starting to write material for a third release. It’s also just been a very good time for reflection.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
I’ve personally been listening to a lot of new music from Increate and Idle Hands, as well as old staples like Porcupine Tree, Enslaved, and The Mars Volta. Actually, I’ve been on a huge Mars Volta kick. I listen to a lot of random playlists on Spotify.
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
This is an important question, haha. Does making tons of Hot Pockets count? Actually, I’ve been making a lot of fish-based meals. And perfecting my coffee brewing technique, of course.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I’ve been obsessed with the show Dark on Netflix, as well as random nature programs. I caught a few films, such as Midsommar and The Pianist (the latter was absolutely fantastic).
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Although live shows aren’t really an option, for the most part, we all have more ways to listen to music than ever before. It’s a great time to utilize streaming platforms or order physical releases from artists. It’s hard to say what the future will hold for entertainment or anything else for that matter. I suppose we don’t have much choice but to adapt to the current climate and find different ways to connect the art to the people, and vice versa. Interesting and unique opportunities may lie ahead.