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 Etherius guitarist Jay Tarantino as he’s been spending this time working on the next Etherius album. 


What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?

Playing a lot of guitar, getting a head start on writing the next Etherius album, and reading a lot.


Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?

The new Trivium songs “What The Dead Men Say” and “Catastrophist” have been in constant rotation for me since they were released. Also, Bobby Keller, guitarist from the band Meka Nism, just released an instrumental song called “Reign in Fire” and it’s awesome! Definitely worth checking out.


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 can’t cook much, so I’ve been eating Chipotle a lot more, haha.


In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?

I finally got to finish “The Irishman” on Netflix. It’s almost 4.5 hours, and I was finally able to finish watching it in one sitting. And I’m a huge baseball fan, so I’ve been going on Youtube and watching old World Series games from the 70s and 80s. 


What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?

Always have music to listen to. If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that music really does help us get through life when times are tough. And use this time to reconnect with friends and family, you’d be surprised at how much better it can make you feel after checking up on someone you may not have talked to for a while.