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Symphonic Metal band Anaria has released their single/video cover version of "Alone" originally done by the '80s icon rockers, Heart. Taking the measure of what female empowerment means, Anaria brought forward that same element of strength, intelligence, and sex appeal that only lead vocalist Jessica Jackson-Salvucci can do. Powerful vocals that transcend words into swelling lyrical notes of indomitable allurement. The vocal presence in "Alone" is strikingly executed in Anaria's own unique way while embracing each band member's talents throughout in spectacular and notable performance. Anaria through their own artistic branding and video presentation owns this song and it is remarkable.


"We took a poll on Facebook in February presenting our fans with four different songs we were thinking about covering: "E.T." by Katy Perry; "Legends Never Die" by League of Legends; "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perry; and "Alone" popularized by Heart. All of these are dynamite tracks that we not only love but could see ourselves reinterpreting in our style. The majority of our fanbase selected "Alone." Whenever we work on a cover, we like to give our own spin while paying homage to the original artist. In the case of "Alone," we took what Heart did with their arrangement and translated it into something which celebrates the rocker girl spirit of the '80s with new-age symphonic and production elements. We also wanted to highlight each band member with their own creative performance. As self-produced artists, it was both challenging and fun to film our version (and very cold!)" - Anaria

Wildthorn Productions

Anaria classes itself as a genre-defying band hailing from New England, who experiments with symphonic metal, modern rock, cinematic scoring, and pop arrangements. They have shared the stage with numerous national acts such as Lacuna Coil, Flyleaf, John 5, and Powerman 5000. After operating as a three-piece studio project for a few years, releasing an EP in 2017, “Invocation” and a full-length studio album in 2020, “Exile,” they are getting ready in 2021 to come back to the live circuit, COVID allowing.

Anaria began its life in 2011 as a symphonic metal band in the vein of Nightwish under the project name “Evince Ethos.” This was changed to “Anaria” in 2014 when Jessica Jackson began working with Dan Spinney on new material. They went on to release a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” on YouTube which garnered half-a-million views and a robust following in the fantasy and gaming community. After many shows, releases, a few lineup changes, and a prolonged hiatus, Sergio Salvucci joined in 2017, resurrecting the project. The trio has been hard at work in the studio, building a sound and style which defies boundaries and takes the listener on a fantastical experience rooted in human emotion.

-"Alone" as performed/popularized by Heart was actually a cover of a song written by i-Ten. (I think a lot of people are surprised by this, so might be a fun fact to include!)

-Filming took place across several days in several locations across the White Mountains, near our home.

-"Alone" is the first release to follow Anaria's latest 15-song studio album, "Exile." Another album is already in the works.

Thank you to our fans for voting in the poll which ignited this release, and thank you to everyone who continues to support us!

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