With their third album, the band SCHATTENMANN, helmed by vocalist Frank Herzig, unmistakably prove: the content of their music is getting tougher, more metal-oriented, more multi-faceted and more uncompromising. Herzig: “‘Chaos’ has us deliberately expand our sound to include modern and more original elements. We don’t want to limit ourselves musically, but have included metal and industrial influences in our new material.
Considering the fact that the band is trying to push their own limits with this new record, it makes sense that their recent single ‘Spring’ features a collaboration with J.B.O.’s Vito C. and Hannes “G.Laber” Holzmann. A novelty for SCHATTENMANN! Says Herzig: “Musicians know each other, and nobody got past J.B.O. when we were younger. So we asked them to guest on our single. I think their voices give ‘Spring’ amazing power.”
The result of this special collaboration can be seen here on YouTube:
‘Chaos’ will be the decisive third step in SCHATTENMANN’s career, moving with unyielding consistency the essence of the new material into the focus of their uncompromising sound. Herzig: “Due to the fact that almost all new songs were composed on the guitar, the material sounds more metal-oriented, heavier, you could say: it’s more crash, bang, wallop!” The SCHATTENMANN frontman is referring to numbers such as ‘Spring’ or ‘Alles auf Anfang’, but also to ‘Abschaum’ and ‘Chaos’ with their unmistakable metal roots, which contrast with a pop-oriented number like ‘Cosima’ and Schattenmann-typical tracks such as ‘Amnestie’ and ‘Extrem’.
It’s obvious that the band is paving it’s way into the higher league of rock and metal with a strong album like this and it shows the honorable high standards they set for themselves. This has been recognized by band before as it is being recognized by established acts today. Therefore SCHATTENMANN have already been on tour with bands like Megaherz and Feuerschwanz and they will also catch on the support slot on the Eisbrecher Tour that has been postponed to 2022. In addition they will play their very own headliner tour in February/March 2022 to promote ‘Chaos’ in Germany.