Interview with SCHULTZ

BANGS!: Talk about how music has influenced you each individually in your daily living.

Franz: I always have a little music in my head. Music is my life, I work in a music venue, I’m listening to music every time I can, and I make music.
Guitarfox : This is something a love most in life: I never know what song I will have in my head when I wake up in the morning. My brain makes me the surprise everyday … I love my brain !

BANGS!: Where do you each find yourselves listening to music most often?

Franz : at work,  at home….ASAP
Guitarfox : Anywhere! With my Walkman when I was a kid, now with the MP3 player in my Iphone… And of course in concert halls as often as we can !

BANGS!: What are your favorite brands to use when it comes to the instruments, mics, amps, pedals and so on? Why do you favor them?

Franz : Classical, Ableton and SM 58 for me.
Guitarfox : Marshall amps, Boss metal zone pedal, Jackson guitar, whatever is the brand, what really counts is what I can do with it.

BANGS!: Talk about your current project. Its conception. How it evolved. The storyline behind its development or any anecdotes that may have occurred during the writing/recording process?
Franz : First this was a solo project, later a duo, and now a real band with the arrivals of Guitarfox and Sandy Dynamite. We have been working in the studio during one entire year for this album to get the most powerful result, to try to translate all we have in our mind in music…
Guitarfox : Franz asked us to join him as a backing band for his gig at the Industrial Music Fest in Cannes (French Riviera) in 2017, it was meant to be a one-shot, but it went very well, the result was really interesting. So we decided to come in studio to record this album. So we’re still in the project today.

BANGS!: Were there any conflicts during the recording process? If so, how did you as a band overcome them, if not what do you think is Another Days Armor formula to gel so well?

Franz : Oh yes! A lot of conflicts, simply because we have all our own character, we are all perfectionist and sometimes it was hard to impose our opinion, our vision of this or other things.
Guitarfox : There is always shouting when strong personalities work together. But it worth it ! The most important thing is the result. And we are French, as you know we like to grumble!

BANGS!: Is there a particular part you enjoy more than another in the process of a project?

Franz : Studio is not my favorite things, I prefer to play live, to present my music to audience to have their reaction directly.
Guitarfox : Nothing special. I love to play live of course, I like the recording process in the studio too, for different reason. In fact, I like everything in making music, that’s why I do this.

BANGS!: How do you know when a song is done and ready to be taken to the recording studio and produced?

Franz : When I can’t sleep because I have it In my mind all day long.
Guitarfox ; When nothing bothers me anymore while listening. When it makes me want to dance like a little fool on it. And we have our dancer Sandra (Sandy Dynamite) as seismograph. If she dances on the song, it means the song is good.

BANGS!: Looking towards the short and long term of where you might be currently- where do you see yourself (yourselves) as an artist/band in 2019 and beyond?

Franz : We will continue to work to be better and better… Defending this album everywhere and every time we can. I m sure it is a great project. I believe in it, and will do my best to make it a success.

Guitarfox : As said Lemmy of Motörhead : “I always knew the only way is not to live beyond today”… I don’t really think of the future. I do my best in the present time to prepare it the best. This is a great album, we’re proud of it, and we hope you will agree enough with that to come to our concerts!