Schultz Gives the Details on Music, Crisis and the Future!


Electronic industrial metal act SCHULTZ is a solo project born out of France, way back in 2002, the project not really taking off until around 2006! When Schultz had gone on to join VDREY, another performer wanting someone to play with them! The act goes into further details about the music content they have available and the current crisis at the time.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Franz : SCHULTZ is 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 2018 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.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Franz : People use to ask me this question quite often, but I must admit I still haven’t found the answer really. At the beginning of it all, I was playing in a German festival and the promoter asked me  what was the band name… I have been searching on things for one night long, and finally I answered SCHULTZ. As an industrial German music fan, I thought it was a good name for this project. Simple, and easy to remember.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Franz : The band is based in Nice, south of France. Lots of bands, but I don't know all of them. The fact is there are not many places to play in there. If I had to choose one, it would be the other band of Guitarfox and Sandy called LATEX, more punk and rockabilly inspired.

4. How would you describe your style?

Franz : We can resume it as Industrial Metal but not only. Our music is a crossover of lot of things from experimental to EBM, from industrial to Punk and a lot of other influences.

Guitarfox : Dark Electronics with metal guitars… But if you like short formulas, call it Industrial Voodoo ! LOL!

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Franz : We released « Shot Of Pain », our first album with the new line up last year. 12 incredible tracks mixing instrumental dance floor, and great metal industrial songs. Since then, we realized another new album called « Black Magic Party », which is really different from the last, because In Shot Of Pain, most of the electronic parts were already created when Guitarfox and Sandy joined the band. Here, this is the first time we really wrote it all together, from the first to the last second.

Guitarfox : Check it out, it worth it !

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Franz : For now, we’re more about promoting the new album. It went out on the 01 of May, so times are not for new creations yet... But keep in touch !

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Franz : We played some gigs last years, but not enough, because as you surely know, we love playing live. Today we’re like everybody due the situation, all of our gigs have been canceled, so we hope things will come better soon.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Guitarfox : Getting rid of this fucking coronavirus so we could play live again !

Franz : Yes, we are really impatient to play live again to present you this new album.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Franz :Shot Of Pain and the new album Black Magic Party are now available everywhere on all digital stores, CDs or merchandising can be found on bandcamp. But the best way is to visit our page schultzmusic.fr !

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Franz :I hope all listeners receive a big slap in the face and say « oh my god, it’s fucking good ! What is it ? » And look to discover more, by listening more tracks and come to our concerts.
If this is what the listener feels at the first listening, we made our job !

Guitarfox : We want you to play our records loud on your music players, get naked, and dance on it like crazy apes ! That’s all!

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