Szwajcaria / Switzerland
Date of establishing :
darkwave, Gothic, Gothic Metal, symphonic metal
Band members:Tilo Wolff
Biography:Lacrimosa is a duo led by German-born Tilo Wolff, the main composer, and Finnish Anne Nurmi, currently based in Switzerland and founded in 1990.
Lacrimosa was formed as a solo project of Tilo Wolff in 1990. Anne Nurmi had her first appearance in 1994 on "Schakal". Since then she has been the second permanent member of the band.
Lacrimosa's musical genre originally was darkwave or rather downright gothic, with occasional metal elements. Since Inferno, their s tyle has shifted much more towards gothic metal. Their musical s tyle mixes heavy metal and gothic rock sounds along with violin, trumpet and more classical instruments, although their musical development throughout the years has also led to changes in instrumentation.
It is said that the major apex of possibilities Tilo Wolff has reached on the album "Elodia" (1999). This album is compared to the theatrical play consisting of three stages and was created by almost 180 of people. During the time of recording this album Lacrimosa has worked with the world famous LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, in the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
Lacrimosa's lyrics are written almost exclusively in German, although since the 1995 album Inferno every album has featured one or two songs in English, generally written by Anne Nurmi. Finnish has also appeared in brief spoken intros to two songs (Schakal on Inferno and The Turning Point on Elodia) and on a bonus track in a limited edition relee. Their lyrics are mainly about loneliness, sadness, darkness, despair and love.