Regarding the cover and inside art, Schmechta has said: "And do not ask me about helicopters!! I do not know what they could have to do with "Drawback"?! When I showed the sleeve to Estefania I asked her the same question and she laughed saying: 'Helicopters can be very fast...like time can be!'" The themes of time and its passage are recurring motifs in the lyrics of the songs on Drawback.
Drawback was released in Europe under the Zoth Ommog catalogue number ZOT 196, and in North America under the Metropolis Records catalogue number MET 076.
All words and music on Drawback were written by André Schmechta, under the name Sevren Ni-arb. All songs were performed by André and Thorsten Schmechta, under the names Sevren Ni-arb and Raive Yarx, respectively. Female vocals on "W.I.T.I.A.K.", "Drawback", and "Clip the Lines" performed by Stephanie Schmechta (as Estefania). Drawback was recorded and mixed at T.G.I.F. studios in Germany.
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