Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s pandemic column during the ongoing uncertainty behind COVID-19. We ask artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy during these unprecedented times. We caught up with Burned In Effigy as they’ve been spending this time working.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
We’ve all been working a lot between our jobs and working on band stuff. While working on the release of our debut album, we’ve been getting our new members up to speed and have already started working on new material. The pandemic hasn’t slowed us down. We’ve also been spending a lot of time with our families and on our own hobbies. Eddie’s been watching wrestling and collecting wrestling action figures. Mike’s been playing video games and spending time with his dog. Matt moved in with his girlfriend and has been using the extra time from working at home to work on new music and play video games. Steve’s been playing guitar and doing adult stuff.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
We’ve been really digging a lot of new metal releases, like Inferi’s “Vile Genesis,” Archspire’s “Bleed the Future,” and Between the Buried and Me’s “Colors II.” 2021 has been a great year for new metal releases. Eddie’s also been jamming the new Oliver Tree release, “Ugly is Beautiful.”
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking, including making their own bread. What food have you been preparing during this time?
I’ve been cooking and grilling a lot at home, mostly fish and veggies. Roasted veggies are really easy to prepare and come out great every time. The sous video is reportedly Mike’s new best friend, and he’s been experimenting with it a lot. We’ll occasionally have band bbqs outside our practice space and have some beer-braised bratwurst and/or burgers, which is always a great time.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I was binging the Netflix series Dark and some of the Monster Hunter games at the beginning of quarantine and have sunk a lot of time into those. Mike’s been playing Wolfenstein and Ghost of Tsushima. Eddie’s been all in on wrestling and has also been watching the show Maniac.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Though this can be a really hard time to get through, it’s the perfect time to dive deep into your hobbies and passions. Try to pick up a new skill or interest, or take the time to develop one you’ve already had. Also, stay in touch with friends and family as much as possible.