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 Graveshadow’s Aaron Robitsch as he’s been spending this time writing new music. 


What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?

When Quarantine started, we went into a full writing phase for the band. Originally we had two songs that were prepared to be part of an EP, but decided with extra time now available, to go forth writing a whole record. Seeing these songs evolve from guitar pro tabs, orchestral demos, rough mixes, and finally masters have made this quarantine fulfilling.


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

Over quarantine, I discovered an interest in synthwave music. Taking a particular interest in artists like Carpenter Brut, Pertubator, and Dance With The Dead.


A lot of people have been spending this time cooking, including making their own bread. What food have you been prepping during this time?

Not anything super exciting, or impressive. But I have recently found myself cooking with vegetables way more than I ever have. Surprised to find out that I actually really like brussel sprouts. They have too bad of a reputation.


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

TV show wise, The Mandalorian, Book of Boba Fett, Cobra Kai, Inside Job. Movie wise, Dune.


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

Always go back to basics, now’s the time to refine your skills as a performer. But most importantly, take care of yourself mentally. We are living in a time where anxiety and depression are really taking the best of us, and our minds really bring us down if we’re not in the right headspace.