Yeah, we get compared to Romantically Apocalyptic all the time (but we're compared to Snippy more often than Zee Captain). But Shadow the Machine Angel is a music producer and performer that's been around for years. Looking similar to the characters from RA was just a happy accident
The bottom half of the mask is actually just a painter's mask we found at a home improvement store. There were large cylindrical filters on each side that we removed (so it wasn't so bulky). The goggles are actually mine They are WWII replicas (worn by German bike messengers during the war).