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 Rage In My Eyes drummer Francis Cassol as he’s been spending this time teaching online.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Personally, I have been teaching online, practicing and recording drums, going out on runs, working out, watching series, reading. Regarding Rage In My Eyes, since we are currently unable to perform live due to covid, we have been putting out quarantine and lyric videos.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
Hell yeah, music is for sure helping people, musicians and fans, stay sane during the lockdown. I’m not really a fan of playlists, I would rather listen to a whole album, from start to finish.
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
As vegans, my wife and I have been working on some new vegan recipes, trying different things. We try to eat healthy, avoiding processed food.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I’ve been watching a bunch of series, my favorite being The Last Dance, which is about the fantastic Chicago Bulls basketball team from the 90’s. I also enjoyed the series The Alienist and Mindhunter, both focusing on serial killers, the first taking place in the New York City of the 19th century and the latter based on a true story of FBI agents interviewing serial killers, discovering a lot about the human mind and preventing new homicides. Another disturbing series, also based on true events is called Waco. In terms of books, I recently finished reading Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari, which is fantastic. It teaches a lot about mankind and pretty much explains why and how we are where we are today. The most recent movie I saw is called Marshall, with Chadwick Boseman, about a young black lawyer from the 40’s, dealing with absurd cases of racism.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
This has definitely been a very hard time. Some of us lost loved ones, some lost jobs… Life by itself is hard enough, and in times like these, things get especially tough. I hope everyone remains patient, calm, be careful, stay safe and healthy. We all hope things go back to normal soon. In the meantime, make sure you stay (virtually) close to family, friends to avoid depression and other illnesses that can arise. It’s important to exercise, have fun listening to music, watch movies, cook, read, etc. I’m sure we’re all going to get out of this fine.