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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Schattenfall Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

We started recording this album almost immediately after the release of Schatten in Schwarz. But during the recording there were some differences of opinions with our previous vocalist.
The search for a new vocalist took quite a lot of time, but fortunately Stefan Traunmüller accepted our invitation. Which resulted in a rather productive cooperation.

2.In March you have a new album coming out, musically how does it differ from the album you had released in 2017?

New album is full of experiments, in contrast to the album of 2017: clean vocals, female vocals, more instrumental tracks, samples, and more.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

On the “Melancholie des Seins” we used poems of German and Austrian poets. The main topics of album are loneliness, melancholy and autumn..

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Schattenfall'?

Creativity is always something unknown, the mystery of the manifestation of what was hidden in the shadows

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

All artwork was created by Valeria Metzker. She tried to convey the atmosphere of the album to the maximum - blurry images protruding from the darkness.

6.The band members live in Germany, Austria and Ukraine, how does this work out in the recording process/

It is not very difficult for us. Each works with his own part, making changes at different etaps. When we are satisfied with the result (never), we finish one track and going to the next one.

7.If the opportunity ever came would the band members be open to doing a live show or tour?

No idea, will see.

8.So far the band has worked with 'Wolfspell Records'and 'Redefining Darkness Records', do you feel both of these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?

Yes. I sincerely thank full them for it.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of atmospheric black metal?

To my surprise, the first album responded quite warmly. What of course pleases me.

10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

Now I am working on a dark electric / industrial metal project. In this band will be also vocal by Stefan Traunmüller. I have some ideas for the another projects, but now there are only a few home demo tracks.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

I am going to make my music more aggressive and fast, closer to the classic atmospheric black metal.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

I don’t think that it would be correct to say that something specific inspired me to this album. I listen to quite a lot of different music, and there is not so much black metal among it.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thank you for the questions and for that you help to carry our shadows to the world!


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