Monday, May 27, 2024

Schattenmann & Día De Muertos


Industrial dark rock/metal outfit Schattenmann has announced their fourth studio album, Día De Muertos, will be out on 30th June, via AFM Records, with the title track just released as a new single, and video that you can check out here at RAMzine.

Previously released singles like ‘Menschenhasser’, ‘Hände Hoch’, ‘Dickpic’ and Jeder Ist Schlecht have set the stage for the upcoming album.

With their previous 2021 album, Chaos, the band’s sound became heavier, more metallic,  multifaceted and uncompromising in terms of content. Schattenmann has purposefully expanded their sound to include modern and enthralling elements through the influences of metal and industrial, and their upcoming offering won’t make any exceptions. This has led to them becoming one of the most promising bands in the German metal scene.

“On Día De Muertos, you will only find songs that get straight to the point without detours. Half-hearted ideas or even filler material is sought in vain here,” said frontman Frank Herzig, who also produced and mixed the album.

“We sorted out a lot during the songwriting and kept only the very best tracks to present to the public. In this way, ten strong songs have been created that leave no questions unanswered.”

This statement is all the more true since Herzig and his three bandmates Jan Suk (guitar), Luke Shook (bass) and Nils Kinzig (drums) draw on the full range of their skills. Their credo being: “We wish, that our fans are touched by our music and take something out of it for themselves personally. We want to arouse emotions, from good mood to anger, but at the same time it can also be melancholic or thoughtful.”

Tracks featured are: ‘Día De Muertos’, ‘Jeder Ist Schlecht’, ‘Hände Hoch’, ‘Menschenhasser’, ‘Dämonen’, ‘Meer Aus Licht’, ‘Haters Gonna Hate’, ‘Dickpic’ ‘In deinem Schatten’ and ‘Ewigkeit’.

Día De Muertos can be ordered here.

You can also check out the video for Jeder Ist Schlecht here, about which Herzig revealed: “Everyone is bad, as the name suggests, is about the fact that no one can acquit themselves. Everyone has, if you dig deep enough, ‘dirt on the stick’. Even if they may only be small sins of everyday life, such as gluttony, lust or greed. None of us are perfect, everyone is bad, and that’s absolutely human.”

Previous single, Dickpic’ that guest features Anna Lux, and you can check out the video for it here at RAMzine.

A direct and blunt song that deals with social and societal issues, Herzig commented: “It’s unbelievable how many women get unsolicited dick pics and how widespread this topic is. Even criminal liability has hardly changed that. With our song we want to draw attention to this topic and show men who send this kind of pictures, that it’s an absolute no-go!”

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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