Genre: Darkwave, Gothic Rock, Gothic Metal, Symphonic, Classical.
Country: Germany, moved to Switzerland.
Activity Period: 1990 - Present.
Members: Tilo Wolf: Vocals, Lyrics, Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Fluegelhorn, Programing.
Anne Nurmi: Vocals, Lyrics, Keyboards.
Jay P Genkel: Guitar.
Dirk Wolff: Guitar.
Yenz Leonhardt: Bass.
Mane Uhlig: Drums.
Discograpny: 1990 Clamor (Demo Cassette)
1993 Alles Lüge
1996 Stolzes Herz
1998 Live (Live)
1999 Alleine zu zweit
2001 Der Morgen danach
2002 Durch Nacht und Flut
2002 Durch Nacht und Flut
2005 The Party is Over
2005 Lichtgestalten EP
2007 Lichtjahre (Live)
2009 I Lost My Star
2009 Mandira Nabula
Videography: 1995 The Clips 1993-1995 VHS
1997 The Silent Clips VHS
2000 The Live History VHS/DVD
2005 Musikkurzfilme: The Video Collection DVD
2007 Lichtjahre: The Lacrimosa Movie DVD
Lacrimosa is a gothic band formed in Germany by Tilo Wolff in November of 1990.
Currently residing in Switzerland and is formed by the permanents members Tilo Wolff on vocals, piano, guitar, trumpet, fluegelhorn and Anne Nurmi on vocals, keyboard, synths with addition to supporting music, who have varied over the years, Jay P Genkel in guitar, Dirk Wolff in guitar, Yenz Leonhardt in bass and Mane Uhlig in drums.
Tilo Wolff is the owner of the label "Hall Of Sermon", Lacrimosa edits all his albums in it like another bands.
Lacrimosa mix musical styles such as elements of gothic metal, gothic rock, trumpet, and other classical instruments. Their lyrics are written primarily in German, although some of his albums have content in english, spanish, latin and finnish. Their songs mainly are about loneliness, sadness, darkness, despair, happiness, hope, despair, death and love.
In The Begining the songs of the band was of the Darkwave genre, with melancholic and nostalgic melodies accompained of a depresive, deep and nostalgic voice, wich is demostrated in their demo cassette "Clamor" and Their first albums "Angst" and "Einsamkeit", this last album have Gothic Rock influences wich persist in the next album "Satura" where covers topics such as fear, helplessness, loneliness, the non-existence, lack of love and death. Every album onwards, from Satura, has a song that is taken as a single later.
In the beginning of 1994 Anne Nurmi joined to the band as a second and permanant member. She was part founder, and also a singer and keyboard player of the Finnish band Two Witches, put new emphasis within the music of Lacrimosa with her extraordinary voice and composing skills. In 1995 they released "Inferno", where Anne Nurmi full participation in the making, collaborating with her voice for the first time, in this album we can hear different music than that of their earlier work, giving it a touch heavier, using guitars, bass and keyboard, arguably, the now familiar Gothic Rock becoming in Gothic Metal, but it is not until 1997 the band releases "Stille", an album that can be described as Gothic Metal. in 1998 releases their first live album, "Live", followed by "Elodia" in 1999 reducing the power of guitars,focusing on symphonic elements with the support of the famous London Symphony Orchestra, sounds continue in the album of 2001 "Fassade", also including soft melodies. In 2003 was released "Echos", an album focused on Classical and Symphonic elements, leaving out the sounds of guitars. "Lichtgestalt" was released in 2005 whe the content again to emphasize themes of love and light using elements of Classical music and Gothic Metal. After two years of Lichtgestalt tour, in 2007 goes on sale its second live album, titled "Lichtjahre". "Sehnsuch" was released in 2009, is characterized by the clear implementation of trumpets and having a heavier sound than the previous album.
By May 2010, on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, on sale Lacrimosa launched a new album titled "Schattenspiel". It contains 18 songs. 14 previous unreleased albums and two entirely new.
Lacrimosa is a gothic group par excellence, because they have evolve in sound, retain their original essence in some way in their compositions.