Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With A Permanent Shadow

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 A Permanent Shadow.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

A PERMANENT SHADOW: The band is called A Permanent Shadow. I am the singer and sole fixture as I work with different producers and collaborators. I founded this project in 2017 and in 2019 we released our first album “Songs Of Loss.” Now we have a new single and a second LP ready for release.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

A PERMANENT SHADOW: Berlin-era David Bowie above all, but also Iggy Pop, Nine Inch Nails and Lou Reed.

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

A PERMANENT SHADOW: We will have a new single out on September 24th called “Shining Star”. It’s a ballad – we are not a Metal act at all – but if you have an open mind you may find that there are some interesting things going on in the song, and you might identify with the lyrics which generally deal with loss, pain and bleakness.

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

A PERMANENT SHADOW: We haven’t played live a lot to be honest, but when we do we make sure it’s a memorable experience. We work with video projections and put a lot of thought in the order of songs so as to take the audience on a journey.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

A PERMANENT SHADOW: I have two albums worth of songs that I’d like to record – original compositions as well as some interesting covers – plus some side projects I’ve been thinking about recently, so hopefully I’ll be busy writing, recording and performing to an ever-growing audience.

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