Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Schattenfang was founded by the former Singer Todesschrei T.E.S. and the former bassist and backingvocalist Selvmort in the last dying days of 2010 with another name.
a few relentless musicans come and go, until at the beginning of 2011 Eligos (guit.), Phil (guit.) and Invidia (drums) joined the horde and the band as it is known growed. The first demos were recorded and gigs were played- but after the recording-session of the first album "Abgründe", phil left the band. After a lot of trouble with selvmort he were also kicked and Ragnar Seelenzorn, known from projects like Cult of Selv or Endless Depression, get the new bassist and backingvocalist in 2012. In the same year Desiderius from Dark Armageddon and Höllensturm join the band for a few rehersals and recordings, but left it also because of the time for his main-projects. At the beginning of 2014, Ragnar, Eligos and Todesschrei left the band also because of intern trouble and time for other projects. For now, Invidia work with a lot of guests for the new album and are planning new concerts.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
The band plays a hybrid of raw and depressive, suicidal Black Metal
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Lets get you hate a shape!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We released a demotape and the album "Abgründe" at a few labels all over the world (for the evidence of truth I put the URL right behind that)
It was recived very splitted, because not many people understand or like the shabby sound, for example:
Abgrund.Magazin: 9/10 points (http://www.abgrund-metal.de/review-schattenfang-abgrunde/)
Aquelarre-Zine: "....,i don't listen black metal too often but i can say this cd will attract the attention of many of your black souls." (http://aquelarrezine.blogspot.de/2012/05/schattenfang-abgrunde-this-blackened.html)
Blackened Horde-Zine: 7 out of 10
Evilized Magazin: http://www.evilized.de/2010/rezensionen/schattenfang-abgrunde
Music of Shadows-Zine: "...as honest as it gets, right in Your face but it's not mindless anger or hate is more...it's a way of life." (http://musicofshadowswebzine.weebly.com/2/post/2012/07/review-schattenfang-abgrnde-2012-album.html)
Undergrounded-Webzine: 6,5/10 points http://www.undergrounded.de/index.php/reviews/album-reviews/item/698-schattenfang-abgr%C3%BCnde-demo
XXL-Rock-Magazin: L (from S-XXL) http://www.xxl-rock.com/index.php/cd-reviews/s-t/474-schattenfang-abgruende.html
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
In the past there was some live-shows, at the moment its not possible, but in future there will be shows again. So far:
07.04.2012 @ From Hell (Erfurt) with Bethlehem,Ad-Hoc,Nebelkrähe
20.07.2012 @ Auenland-Festival with the Gash u.v.m.
29.07.2012 @ Riedfest-OpenAir with Gorath,In Torment u.v.m.
01.09.2012 @ Torn Your Ties-Festival with Dies Ater,Selbstentleibung,Thyrgrim u.v.m.
26.10.2012@ From Hell (Erfurt) with Vehemenz,Höllensturm,Waffenträger Luzifers
26.01.2013@Black Metal Fest (Kornhaus Hünfeld) mit Vae Tertium, Hyems
11.05.2013@Kasseturm Weimar with Casket,Herzstuhl,Witticism
09.08.2013@Marktwirtschaft Halle with Ancient Spheres,Rotten Souls,Sekoria,Shrike
25.10.2013@From Hell Erfurt with White Oak, Nocturnal Depression & Make a Change...Kill yourself
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We support the local and worldwide underground.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
- a Live-Split-Album with Mortigor from costa rica, called "Cinis Ad Cinerem" (in progress)
- a live-DVD, called "Pulvis Ad Pulverem"
- a Full-Leigh-Album with a lot of guests, called "Was blieb,als du gegangen bist" (in progress)
- a mini-Split-Album with Forest of Filth
but in cact of the timeproblems and the other projects of the involved persons, its not fix when it all gets released
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to it:
and can order it at a lot of online-shops, even ebay, or our selfs over the facebook-page.