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 Rabid Flesh Eaters’ Mike Taylor (guitar), John Hill (bass), and Ricky Wilson (vocals) as they’ve been spending this time writing dark tales, making carcass stew, and watching all Romero movies.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Mike: Long run endurance guitar sessions. Writing, recording, and breathing life into new monster sound creations. Listening to as much music as possible.
John: Jamming, watching horror movies, listening to metal.
Ricky: Watching horror flicks and writing dark tales.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
Mike: Binging on old vinyl and jamming with the random album playlist of the day: Master of Reality – Black Sabbath; Tales Of the Unexpected – Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush; Verminous – The Black Dahlia Murder; Death Atlas – Cattle Decapitation; Blue Days Black Nights – Speedealer; Enter The Arena – Warbeast; Slaves To The Grave – Rigor Mortis; Radio Holocost – The Hellions (TX); Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden; The Suspense Is Killing Me – Interment; Unleashed Upon This World – Chemicaust; Caught Up In The Gears Of Application – Superjoint; Bad Magic – Motörhead; Titans Of Creation – Testament; Hell Awaits – Slayer!
John: Black and Viking Metal, Motörhead, Cro-mags, Agnostic Front, Power Trip TX, Critical Fear.
Ricky: A lot of underground metal and obscure punk tunes.
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
Mike: We have been trying to get better at a few vegan dishes, but our real specialty is still Carcass Stew “Don’t skimp on the meat.”
John: Lycan Tacos (with or w/o Bob and Delores the neighbors).
Ricky: I have been living on Roadkill and hybrid fruit.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
Mike: Lately it’s been solid binges on Old Hammer Films; Universal Monsters; How The Universe Works; Rick And Morty; “A Fast Ride Out Of Here” by Pete Way; “Black Sabbath – Symptom of the Universe” by Mick Wall; Keith Haring Puzzles; Texas Roulette; Mumbly-Peg; Dominoes; Death Dice; and classic UFC and Boxing matches.
John: ALL Romero movies, “What we do in the Shadows” (tv), “Forged In Fire”, and “Deadliest Catch”.
Ricky: Creating short horror films inspired by the spirits I deal with on a nightly basis in the haunted house where we live.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Mike: Stay safe and wash your nasty dirty hands, because you never know what you are going to catch.
John: Stay safe from coronavirus, but when the restrictions are lifted, feel free to get bitten and catch rabies.
Ricky: Stay home, keep your doors locked, and listen to some R.F.E.