BALD ANDERS is the name of a shape shifter from a German fable dating back to the 16th century (read more). Ever since it has inspired artists from various backgrounds. A rough translation could be "Soon Another".
In 2014, the former Lunar Aurora musicians Benjamin and Constantin König took up this moniker, and together with drummer Clemens Kerner they formed BALD ANDERS as a band which allows them to play and explore whatever style of music they want. Like the mythic character, BALD ANDERS changes its appearance every now and then.
While it might be impossible to "file under" this or that category, BALD ANDERS start from a solid fundament of rock and metal. With vocalist Izzy Wiggum, whose spontaneity and sovereign interpretation remind of the high days of experimental rock music, BALD ANDERS recorded their debut album "Sammler" in the spring of 2017 at Forester studio together with Maximilian Forst. Many comparisons have been drawn, even suggesting that the quartet sounds like “a weird mix between Sólstafir and Helge Schneider”, a famous German comedian.
The band's second album “Spiel” (“game”), however, shows BALD ANDERS in a more aggressive mode, which is further underlined by Thomas Taube’s (Ascension, Bölzer) impressively powerful production. Gnarly black metal roots are dug out, yet in the next moment, the band throws in some enchanting folk, only to plow through the wild and dark woods afterwards like a bunch of punks.