Sunday, June 23, 2024

An Eternity with Schattenmann

Following the release of their chart-topping, fourth studio album, Día De Muertos, and a recent tour with scene heavy weights Eisbrecher, German industrial dark rock and metal act Schattenmann has unleashed a new music video for the song ‘Ewigkeit’, that translates as “Eternity” In English.

“Everything is temporary, nothing lasts for eternity,” said frontman Frank Herzig, who also produced and mixed the new album: “With this line of lyrics in the back of your mind, you see many things differently and you painfully become aware, that everything will come to an end at some point. You should focus on the important things in life in the time you have left and enjoy your life to the fullest. Similar to a concert. You can’t capture the mood, the experience and the emotions. A concert is a unique experience that can never be exactly reproduced again.

“With the video for ‘Ewigkeit’, we tried to capture exactly this ‘transience’, the emotions and irretrievable moments on tour.

Schattenmann has become one of the most promising bands in the German metal scene. In Chaos, the band’s 2021 album, with Día De Muertos, they have purposefully expanded their sound to include modern and enthralling elements through the influences of metal and industrial,.

“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,” Herzig said. “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 Shook (guitar), Luke Shook (bass) and Nils Kinzig (drums) once again draw on the full range of content. Their credo is: “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.”

Día De Muertos is available here.

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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