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 CroMagnum guitarist/vocalist Maximus Rex as he spent quarantine recording their new album.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
I recorded an album for CroMagnum, and I wrote the first six issues of my comic book, ‘’BIGG BABY: TALES FROM THE ID’,’ of which the first issue was just released recently. I also started working out regularly again…
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
At home, I listen to Astral Throb (YouTube)… It’s not metal, it’s instrumental synth music. For the gym though, it’s Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Volbeat, Danko Jones, Sabbath, Rainbow, etc…
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 made some weed gummies, they were great!
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I like classic movies, stuff like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Robocop (The original!), A Clockwork Orange, and old 70s sci-fi stuff I knew nothing about… I read comic books, so RED ROOM is definitely at the top right now, various independent trades, and anything by Jack Kirby!
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Find something constructive to fill that extra time, be creative, paint, draw, write music, a book, poetry, whatever it is! Don’t fall down a Netflix/Disney/Amazon hole, and waste all that extra time that’s been given to you!