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 Deadwolff bassist/vocalist Thomas Wolffe and guitarist Bobby Deuce as they’ve been spending this time finding ways to be more productive.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Tommy: At the beginning of the quarantine, there was a lot of doing nothing. Sitting around all day, watching movies, sleeping as much as possible. The productivity level was at an all-time low. With that much time on your hands, it’s a lot easier to do nothing. Mind you, that was only for a few weeks. Now, since we’ve sort of grown accustomed to solitude, we’ve been being more productive and proactive. Writing, planning, getting all of our ducks in a row. It’s been good, lately.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
Tommy: Unless somebody puts on a playlist, then I won’t listen to one. I don’t have anything saved. I have a few mixtapes, so I guess you could call that the same thing. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Triumph, and Haunt as of recently.
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
Bobby: I’ve been perfecting my pan-fried fish. It’s my own take on it. I use almond flour and a few specific spices to batter it. Then I use grapeseed oil in the pan for frying. Mega delicious if you like haddock fillet.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
Bobby: Lately, I’ve been playing Castlevania Symphony of the night. It’s a PS1 game. It fuses the Metroid-style map with Castlevania. It’s more of an RPG also with a leveling system and tons of items and gear you can find throughout. I highly recommend this bad boy!
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
The best thing any of us can do during this time is to keep an open mind. Look towards a better tomorrow. Times are tough right now, but hopefully, we’re all able to scrape on by. Checkin’ out new music, checking out a new hobby. Maybe fixing stuff. All great tasks to keep your mind off the pandemic. If you’re able to, of course. But no matter what you do, never stop rockin’. Cheers.