Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Schultz.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
SCHULTZ: Franz: We are SCHULTZ an industrial metal band from France.
Guitarfox: With a little touch of Voodoo Witchcraft!
Franz: At the beginning Schultz was a solo project born in 2002 in South of France. It became a duo with the female performer VDREY during several years and a real band since 2017 with the arrival of Guitarfox (Guitar and vocals) and Sandy Dynamite (Live dance performance and vocals).
Guitarfox: Franz asked us to join him as a backing band for one gig at the Industrial Music Fest in Cannes (French Riviera) in 2017. It was meant to be a one shot, but it went well, so Sandy and I are still in the project today…
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
SCHULTZ: Franz: We can resume our music as Industrial Metal, so we can say all the greatest bands called so (Rammstein, Ministry, Revco, KMFDM,and other things we grew up with), but not only… In fact, our music is a crossover of lot of things from experimental to EBM, from industrial to Punk and many other influences. So come on, don’t be afraid, it’s fucking good!
Guitarfox: Usually I don’t answer this question, because some people may think we are shit just because we like bands they don’t, without giving a listen to make their own opinion. That’s the way it generally goes with the true music fans. But me as an open minded person, I’m not into this or that. As a teenage metalhead who grew up, I can listen to, and eventually get influenced by any type of style, from classic to hardcore metal, whatever if it opens the gates of the cosmic mysteries! LOL
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
SCHULTZ: Franz: We just released our new album “Black Magic Party” on the 1st of May and its first video, called “Rats In The Sewers,” a few days before. 10 new crazy songs talking about rats, drugs, sex, spanking, cats, life and a lot of things! If you are curious, then check it out!
Guitarfox: This is an album you can dance to naked like a crazy ape around a bonfire… I guess you may like it!
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
SCHULTZ: Franz: A great show full of energy with 3 musicians onstage who give you the best part of them. You will move your fucking ass from the first second to the last!
Guitarfox: A clever mix of loud music and physical performance.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
SCHULTZ: Guitarfox: In your playlist!
Franz: I m not a seer, unfortunately, but I hope we will get rid of that fucking virus, and be better than ever with a lot of music and concerts for sure!