1 – Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?

MaX (drums, electronica) : Just releasing our third effort called “LES 12 VERTIGES”, so precisely quite excited at the moment !

2 – First off, could you make some history of the band?

MaX: We started our band on 2004 with an eager to melt Extreme Metal and Electro/Indus genres in a new experiment on our own. We released a first EP in 2005, “Architects of the Humanicide”, then a full album “Tesla” in 2008. Both albums were released under Italian label CODE666 and had some decent feedback with them. After that, we had unfortunately to put HERRSCHAFT on hold for a bit, for professional and personal reasons. But even if we took our time to build and release this last album, here we are again!


3 – How could you describe your sound?

MaX: Awesome.


4- What are the band’s main musical influences?

MaX : Well you can be sure there are many, and from every Metal genre. At the beginning of the band, we even realized that our tastes and influences were quite different for each member. From Neo-Metal, to old Black Metal, New Wave, Power Metal… It was not easy to define the artistic direction at first, and we struggled a lot… Our choice was to dig the Dark Wave synths sounds & essence, power it up with simple but efficient guitar riffs, and as we wanted the result to be “soft” and sometimes cheesy, we added a very aggressive voice, that would keep the extreme level of our music. We kept that musical direction since the beginning.


5 – How is the feedback for your new album being?

MaX : It’s been released very recently on 7th of October, so most of the feedback come from press reviews that had the presskit on hand. But the first feedbacks, and the coverage that this album hit seem very good to us, especially after this long period of silence. Since the album is officially out now, we are eagerly awaiting the feedback from a more large public and our fans of course.


6 – And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?

MaX : Could it be otherwise ? : )To be honest we wanted this album to be more, straightforward, dancing, and at the same time darker and desperate that what we have produced before. In that sense yes I think we managed to achieve our goal. Moreover, it must be said that we had the support of great friends to add voices on some songs (Jessy Christ, Doctor Krank Nox from Dexy Corp_ and C.N.X from the Temple of Nemesys). It really brought a fresh blood and new dynamics, and we are very proud of their personal work to the final outcome.


7 – How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?



8 – How has the production process for your new release been?

MaX : We worked on that one in the same manner than the pevious ones. Me or Zoe can start a song from scratch. It can be a loop, a guitar riff, even a sample or a bass melody. Then we built it as far as we can, then we can exchange ideas on that base, until until one of us gives up the fight. After that step, Zoe is producing everything in his own studio (www.zoe-h.net), in term of recording, mixing and mastering.


9 – And how do you use to work on the songwriting?

MaX : In our previous albums, as we decided to follow a “concept” with a full story to tell through the set of songs, BZD used to write all the lyrics and organize the songs following the album theme. For “Les 12 Vertiges”, it was different, and we first started with a blank page, without forcing any story. Each member started bringing his personal experience and feelings. From this backbone we kept the best ideas and starting writing each song following this inner feelings, each one as a different “experience”. So this ended up with 12 vertigoes stories, and a more common work than previously.


10 – Finally, what are you near-future plans?

MaX : Album being out it’s good time to focus now on live experience again. We have build a brand new line-up and are working hard to prepare our next stage appearances. In parallel we have a project of gathering and releasing all Herrschaft-related remixes that were done by friends in the past years, into a consistent release that would give credit to all the work done. It should be a reality in the next months.


11- That’s all from our side, thanks again for taking your time to answer our questions. If you now want to add some final words; feel free to do it.

MaX : Yes, thank you. Well, I was kidding, DO ON DRUGS.

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