Destruction were one of the first bands to have a live socially-distanced concert during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group performed two shows earlier this month in front of 300 people at the Z7 Club with a capacity of 1600 people in Pratteln. These German thrashers documented the event to showcase how shows can work during these times to keep the music scene going and having our spirits up. Today (15th), the band unveiled the Aftermovie documentary, Live Through Corona Times, to share this experience.
Frontman Scchmier comments:
“I am very glad that our film-team could capture those moments, the first shows after the loosening of the rules in Switzerland for concerts, were for sure a special moment for all of us. The fans did a very good job and the social distancing worked pretty well. For sure much better than in the supermarket or on public transport these days. We all felt safe & sound and sure you can not completely avoid contact but you can use your common sense. The precautions and government rules have been implemented well and that was important for everybody involved! It will still be very challenging to bring concerts back into our lives. We will see in the coming weeks If masks will be a part of that future or if there will be other precautions. It is important to take the new challenges and try – instead of doing nothing and just accepting the situation of no shows! DESTRUCTION will continue this path and play a social distancing Open Air close to Berlin in August. A concept that has been in the works for a while in Germany and now this is the first METAL show in that format. Thanks for all the support & stay healthy and aware!”
Watch the video below: