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 Hollow’s Andreas Stoltz as he’s been spending this time working on music.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Pretty much the same things as before. Spending time with my closest family. Working with music and longing for the restrictions to be lifted to be able to meet people and play live again. Reading a bit more than usual.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
I can recommend Turbulence and their album Frontal. A local band called Stygian Fair also has a really good album in Equilibrium. Well 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’ve been making sourdough bread for a couple of years now and have continued exploring fermented foods. There’s a jar of kombucha brewing above the freezer as I write this. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but I’m more and more interested in health and nutrition. I’ve been mainly vegetarian for the last 15 years but a while back I ditched dairy for health and ethical reasons. So now it’s all plant based and that’s both fun and a challenge. Hopefully more people will join the plant based switch for the benefit of the planet as well as the other creatures we share it with.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I can highly recommend any work of N.K. Jemisin and loved the Broken Earth series! I also enjoyed Liu Cixin’s books (Remembrance of Earth’s Past) and I’m looking forward to watching it on Netflix whenever that happens. I don’t play games but I watch documentaries and different tv series. One about the Palestine-Israel conflict is what’s running right now. It’s called Fauda and gives some insight into conflict as well as culture. The lyrics on Binary Creed’s A Battle Won (I’ve left that band now) also explores the conflicts in the Levant.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Be responsible. Take good care of yourself and stay in touch with your loved ones. This too will pass.