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 Nothing Sacred bassist Karl as he’s been spending this time finishing their new album.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Mostly finishing the new album. We started the writing and recording a few years ago but line-up changes delayed everything. The virus gave us a chance to get things done, and we grabbed it. The 3-month hard lockdown here last year made a few things harder, not being able to travel more than 5 kms from where you lived. But we pushed past that, did a lot of internet calls between members, and got the album done.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
Within the band, there’s a wide range of bands we listen to, and across the decades as well. I’ve been revisiting some of the 70s classics like Sabbath and early Blue Oyster Cult. But also enjoy bands like Insomnium and Epica. Also listen to a lot of internet radio, Greenman on the HotRocks radio is a great show.
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 a great question for me – basically my main requirement for surviving pandemics or the zombie apocalypse would be a can opener.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
Streaming endless movies and shows. Obvious choices like watching all seasons of Vikings again. Not so obvious like The Orville – just old school tongue-in-cheek sci-fi.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Move To Australia, things are almost ‘normal’ at the moment! But perhaps the best thing to do right now is enjoy all the music being created, and support the bands you follow. A side effect of the pandemic is there is a lot of great music being written and released right now.