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 Thirty Nights of Violence vocalist Zach Wilbourn as he’s been spending this time working from home.
What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?
Thankfully I’ve been able to work from home a great deal. I’ve been spending time with family when I can and when it’s safe. My girlfriend and I spend a lot of time together as well. It’s been a time for me to reset big time and be still for a little while.
Have you been listening to any music or have any playlists worth checking out?
The new Hum record that just came out has been on repeat multiple times a day since its release. It’s a perfect album, in my opinion. It’s even cooler to me that they haven’t put out anything in 22 years and still know how to make unbelievable music. Awhile back, I made a playlist at the start of all of this and you can check it out 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 love to cook so I’ve made some really great food when I have some time. Seitan fried “chicken,” entirely from scratch, vegan lasagna, French toast “B”LT’s, you name it.
In terms of entertainment, what movies, TV shows, books, or games have been keeping you busy?
My girlfriend and I have watched a LOT of movies since the start of this. Some of our favorites were Peanut Butter Falcon, Moonlight, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Talented Mister Ripley, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I also got her into Breaking Bad so we’ve been watching that together. It’s one of my all-time favorites!
What advice do you have for your fans in isolation during this time?
I think routine is the name of the game in all of this. I try to practice being mindful as much I can, making time for yoga and other meditative practices. I think it’s important to have structure, trying to keep a decent sleep schedule is really important too. I try to do everything I would normally do in a day and not just lounge around all the time. Go outside!
Check out Thirty Nights of Violence’s video for “Marbled Regression” below and order their new album, You’ll See Me Up There, here: