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 The Blood of Christ as they’ve been spending this time writing a lot of music.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Writing a lot of music! I also work remotely at home with my day job, so that keeps me busy. Trying to spend as much time as possible with my family as well, engaging in whatever home activity we can so we don’t catch cabin fever. I squeeze in as much guitar time as possible too, more and more each day and can’t stop writing!
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
I have definitely been spinning a lot more music than usual since I am at home rather than in a corporate office – I can blast my vinyl albums all day long. I’ve been going back through entire catalogues of favourite artists such as Enslaved, Bolt Thrower, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Razor, Sacrifice, Carcass, Morbid Angel, Immolation and many, many more. Online vinyl ordering is becoming a bit of an addiction over here!
A lot of people have been spending this time cooking including making their own bread, what food have you been prepping during this time?
I have definitely ramped up my cooking skills during the lockdowns! I have been getting into homemade burgers, trying out Gordon Ramsay recipes, tacos, burritos, spaghetti and homemade meatballs… the list is endless! Also, I have been experimenting a lot with stir fry options. Overall, being locked in at home has resulted in a much healthier food intake, I think.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
I have been revisiting classic shows, such as “Lost” and “Wiseguy” for the past year. I also absolutely love spaghetti westerns and have been watching a few of those each week. I recently started reading an interesting book called “The art of not giving a F&$k”.
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
Keep active, both physically and mentally. Stay engaged with your family, even remotely, keep conversations going and don’t let your mind succumb to loneliness or boredom. Use this time to expand your mental horizons. Rediscover long-forgotten hobbies and passions. And above all, stay safe.