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

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 Sharone.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your music:

SHARONE: I make dark rock music. I started playing shows on my own about five years ago and eventually started playing with a full band. At first my music was very geared towards a pop and ballad sound, but after putting together a lineup of backing musicians I began writing more rock-influenced music. I’ve grown towards a gothic and hard rock sound over time, with energetic and theatrical shows.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

SHARONE: Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Halestorm, and In This Moment.

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

SHARONE: I released my new album Reflection on December 7th. Back in April I released the first single from the album called “Cold”. It’s a fantastic embodiment of the direction of the rest of the album. My previous release, Enchiridion of Nightmares, was so special to me, but not quite what I was going for musically. This record is the exact sound I’ve been working toward over the last few years, finally coming into fruition. “Cold” demonstrates that perfectly. The next single from the album, “Turn Back Time” was released on October 25th.

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

SHARONE: I put a lot of thought into my live performances. I’ve always believed that it’s one thing to sit at home and listen to an album, but it’s a whole other ballgame to go to a live rock show. When people go to a show, they want to see a show. I put my whole body and soul into each of my performances. I incorporate props, dancers, theatrical monologues, and as many backbends as my body will allow me.

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

SHARONE: I have high expectations. I see myself touring with one of the bands I look up to five years from now. Probably sitting on at least two or three more albums.

Krokus, Dokken, Lita Ford, Etc. Set For 2020 Tierra Sagrada Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Tierra Sagrada festival. The event will take place at the Sunken Garden Theater in San Antonio, TX on September 19 and it will feature: Krokus, Dokken, Lita Ford, Riot V, Starz, Dangerous Toys, Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, and Jessikill.

[via Blabbermouth]

Fleshgod Apocalypse Release Limited Edition “Monnalisa” 7″

Fleshgod Apocalypse have released a new limited edition 7″ featuring their song “Monnalisa.” The effort, which also includes the band’s cover of Rammstein‘s “Reise, Reise” on the b-side, can be purchased HERE.

Judas Priest To Write New Material In Early 2020

Judas Priest are planning to start writing new material in early 2020. Frontman Rob Halford confirmed the news while talking about the band’s upcoming plans during an interview with WAAF.

Halford said the following:

“I’ll be heading back to the U.K. for the holidays, see my family and friends. And then we’re gonna start… There are two things happening. We’re gonna go into writing sessions in the early New Year, because we’re still buzzing from the ‘Firepower‘ record and we’re raring to go, to see what else what we can come up with musically, through writing.

So we’ve got that in planning. And then we go into the big production for the 50th anniversary, which, I believe, kicks off in Finland in June, I think it is. And then that’s it there. We’re off around the world for the rest of 2020 and some of 2021, celebrating 50 years of Judas Priest.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Candlemass, Riot Act, Satan, Etc. To Perform At 2020 Hell’s Heroes Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hell’s Heroes festival. The event will take place at White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX on April 18 and it will feature: Candlemass, Riot Act, Satan, Slough Feg, Night Demon, Eternal Champion, Haunt, Magic Circle, Gatekeeper, Smoulder, Altar Of Oblivion, Riot City, High Spirits, and Traveler.

Watch Marilyn Manson & Henry Rollins Perform With Cyndi Lauper

Marilyn Manson and Henry Rollins were among the guests at the recent “Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home For The Holidays” concert at The Novo in Los Angeles, CA. You can see fan-filmed footage of Lauper performing “The Beautiful People“ with Manson and a cover of Black Flag‘s “Rise Above“ with Rollins below: