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 Sanguine Glacialis guitarist Jonathan Fontaine as he’s been spending this time writing new music.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Writing new material for Sanguine Glacialis has been my top priority for me and I think most musicians and artists around the world have done the same. I’ve also been working out on a much more regular basis since the beginning of the pandemic/lockdown. It helps me stay sane.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Russian ballet suites. These things are a wild ride to listen to! On the other side of the musical spectrum, I discovered Mors Principium Est (I was living under a rock, I know). I think they’re a really kickass band.
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
My SO and I did bake some bread a couple of times! We were already much into cooking our own food before the pandemic hit so it’s business as usual. My latest favorite would be the smoked salmon pizza.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
The latest book I read was the Book of the Long Sun series by Gene Wolfe and it was pretty good. I’m a huge sci-fi nerd and this guy writes some of the best sci-fi out there.
Otherwise, I’m on my 5th Dark Souls 3 run with a friend (the final boss music is awesome by the way). Online gaming is a good way to stay in touch with my friends right now.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
My advice would be to use your imagination to stay as active as you can while being as safe as possible. Do all you can to take care of yourself and encourage everyone around you to do the same.