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 Psychonaut as they’ve been spending this time working on new music.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
We have mostly been working on new music and maintaining our social media accounts. Since we can’t rehearse or play shows, this is all we can really do for the band at this time. Stefan and Thomas are full time teachers and they are doing their best to teach from home but it’s definitely a challenge. Peter and his fiancé have their own packaging-free store, so they have just been working this entire quarantine. And Harm is also working hard at home to finish all of his mixing assignments for university.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
We’ve been listening to our favourite Belgian bands a lot, like Brutus, Stake, King Hiss, Pothamus, L’Itch, … It’s great to see how much support local bands are getting in these times. We’ve been listening to the ‘Eigen Kweek’ playlist by Studio Brussel a lot, and we’ve got our own tour playlist from 2018 which we still listen to regularly. It’s called ‘Frankymobiel PSCHNT Tour’ on Spotify. The ‘This Is Pelagic!’ The playlist is fantastic too. 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?
Nothing unusual. We don’t bake our own bread, but we all have our own vegan/veggie dinner specialties. Stefan makes a great vegan quiche and lasagne; Thomas loves his Hawaiian poke bowls and Asparagus dishes since it’s the asparagus season and Peter is enjoying some vegan BBQs in the sun.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
Some books include: ‘Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi’ by Mark Boyle, ‘The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible’ by Charles Eisenstein,’ ‘De Meeste Mensen Deugen’ by Rutger Bregman. Movies: the new Steven Greer documentary is mind-blowing. We’re also watching ‘Mr. Tfue’ on Youtube for some relaxation and we’re always following music theory channels like Adam Neely, 12tone, Rick Beato etc. Games: nothing beats playing Skyrim and The Witcher 3 for the 20th time.