Hey Fartheads! Dig this. Every month this year I will randomly choose a Farthead of the Month. I have some truly awesome, dedicated, and awesome readers and I consider you all friends. Anyways, every month I am going to randomly choose a Farthead of the Month and if chosen, you will do a 12 question Q&A that will be featured as a post on the blog! This is your way to get semi-famous or at least give you the ability to brag that you’re on a shitty metal blog!

I bet you thought I was gonna miss it didn’t ya? I know it’s the last day of the month but fuck it.  It’s still January and better late than never right?  Our first Farthead of the Month for 2017 is none other than Michelle Schrotz from the band Brave.  As you know, I’m a huge fan of Brave and it just so happens that Michelle is a big of the Brainfart… as she should.  Anyways, have fun reading about one of the greatest honors ever bestowed upon Michelle and go check out Brave!


What’s your name and what the hell do you do with your life?

My name is Michelle Schrotz.  I’m a wife, mother, professional by day and rocker by night with my band BRAVE.


How did you discover the Great Southern Brainfart?

I believe you stumbled across us back in 2011.  I think you were reviewing While Heaven Wept and discovered that 3 of us in WHW have another band BRAVE.  You reviewed us and have been a huge supporter of us ever since (THANK YOU).


What’s your favorite thing about the Great Southern Brainfart?

Love your honesty and opening saying your perspective.  You don’t say nice things all the time just to people please.  Although sometimes really I fear for your safety.  You need security when you go out!


How did you first get into heavy metal?

My brother and I used to watch MTV’s heavy metal half hour after school back in the day.


What are your Top 5 metal bands?

Hmmm, so hard to pick and I’m not sure these are technically true metal?  IDK…but here goes:  The Gathering (plus Anneke solo), System of a Down, Pantera, Slayer (are we still friends? LOL) and Anathema.


What is currently your favorite metal album?

Ok for real I could never pick just one…I have no idea.  Any album by the above mentioned bands.


What is the least metal thing about you?

My love of pink sparkles…haha (but I’m not joking).  Well let’s face it everything about me is basically not very metal.


If you could have dinner with any metal musician alive or dead, who would it be, what would you talk about, and what would you have?

I would love to chat with Anneke Van Giersbergen, she’s one of my all time favorite musicians.  I’d love to take vocal lessons from her and ask her about her process for writing.


What is one metal album that everybody should own?

Judgement by Anathema.


What is your favorite metal t-shirt and why?

You know the Christian Mistress tee that I won from a giveaway you did is super soft, I really like that one (but in all honestly have never listened to them!).  Also love my Anathema concert tee.


In your opinion, who is the worst metal band out there?

Oooh so hard for me to say something negative, I try to find the positive in everything.  But I hear bad things about Watain and their nasty tour antics (and stinky lol) so I guess I’ll go with them.


Finally, what does being selected as Farthead of the Month mean to you?

Well I’m super honored that you would select me for farthead of the month!  Thanks for the selection and keep up the good work.  Looking forward to your Geoff Tate live show review!!



About Don de Leaumont

Don (aka. The Brainfart) has been a heavy metal fan since hearing it for the first time in 1983. Don is also repsonsible for all of the typos, shitty grammar, and kick ass content on this site. Don likes cheap beer, whiskey, Coca Cola Icees, going to shows, and hanging with his kick ass wife, two cats and dog. He originally wanted to name his dog Shandi but his wife said, "No fucking way."

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