Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Emma Garell

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Emma Garell.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

EMMA GARELL: As for music…just pure rock n’ roll. We are slowly replacing our cover set with originals. We are excited to have just hired a new guitarist, Camden Harrahy. Camden and I have played together off and on since 2015 either in tribute shows at School of Rock or as my drummer in my old cover band, Bismuth. We just had our first show together with everyone and it was like we had always played together. CJ Alicea on drums and Sammy P. Stiles on bass have been with me since day one for this project, September 2018.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

EMMA GARELL: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Joan Jett, The Pretty Reckless and Highly Suspect.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

EMMA GARELL: “Destination Anaheim”, they should check it out because pure rock n’ roll in making a comeback with my generation.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

EMMA GARELL: You should expect a rock n’ roll show. I see people looking surprised that I am not the quiet little girl that I look like. After they get past that “what the fuck” moment they are singing and headbanging along. We play some familiar tunes along with our classic rock inspired originals, I hope they feel that familiarity in our originals.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

EMMA GARELL: hat seems to far away, but hopefully still making music, touring and playing bigger festivals.


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Announce North American Tour

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will be hitting the road on the “Monster Energy Outbreak” tour this fall. The Beaches will serve as support on a number of dates.

Tour Dates:

09/23 New York City, NY — Bowery Ballroom (with The Beaches)
09/24 Baltimore, MD — Ottobar (with The Beaches)
09/25 Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts – Black Box (with The Beaches)
09/27 Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life Festival
09/28 Detroit, MI — El Club (with The Beaches)
09/29 Chicago, IL — Cobra Lounge (with The Beaches)
10/08 Vancouver, BC — Venue Nightclub
10/09 Seattle, WA — Barboza
10/10 Portland, OR — Hawthorne
10/13 Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
10/15 San Diego, CA — Casbah (with The Beaches)
10/16 Tucson, AZ — 191 Toole (with The Beaches)
10/18 Los Angeles, CA — Teragram Ballroom (with The Beaches)
10/19 Las Vegas, NV — Las Rageous Festival

Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) To Perform Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Etc. Songs With Orchestra Of Doom

Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) will be teaming up with the Philarmonia Australia Orchestra for some Australian Orchestra Of Doom shows. The concerts, which will be held at the Melbourne Palais Theatre on December 3 and the Sydney Darling Harbour Theatre on December 7, will find Crane performing songs from Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, and more.

Crane commented:

“Orchestra Of Doom is all analogue, all flow and poetry in motion. We don’t have Marshall stacks, just a 35-piece orchestra and something beautiful flowing through us all; this is a special thing with a life of its own.

“How does it feel to be playing with an orchestra? It feels terrifying, but the energy and excitement makes everyone feel alive and at its heart is Black Sabbath — it’s the perfect storm!”

Shock Narcotic (Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Erratic Smearing Vitals”

Shock Narcotic, the band featuring Shawn Knight (Child Bite), Jeff Tuttle (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Don Slater (Battlecross), and Zach Gibson (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder, etc.), are streaming a new song titled “Erratic Smearing Vitals” via Decibel. You can check that out HERE. The track is from the group’s debut album “I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn’t Work,“ which will be released on August 16. Knight commented:

“This one is about having the worst psychedelic trip of your life; the kind where your mind goes down a rabbit hole of ever-increasing hyper-awareness & you feel like you’re in a never-ending nightmare. The kind of trip that has you absolutely convinced that you’re dying, but in the most spectacular, incomprehensible way possible.”

Jukka Nevalainen Officially Exits Nightwish, Kai Hahto Named As Permanent Replacement

Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen has officially exited the band. Kai Hahto, who has been touring with the group since 2014, will now serve as a permanent replacement.

Nevalainen commented:

“It has now been five years since my difficult decision, due to severe insomnia, to step aside from the Vehicle of Spirit of Nightwish. This included the previous studio album and the tours which followed.

As I then expected, it turned out to be the right thing to do. These days I’m doing fantastic, and hardly ever need to deal with any sleeping issues. It also dawned on me that having more time to merely focus on band – related things happening behind the curtains made all the difference.

Having said this, I have decided not to push my luck by returning to the band. My dear pal Kai Hahto will take my place as a full-time member of the band. I will continue to take care of the band`s businesses in the background, and I`m very much looking forward to what other adventures life has to offer!

My sincere thank you`s for the band and the fans for the glorious time we shared!


In other news, Nightwish have also started working on their new album, which is expected to be released in spring 2020.