|The authorised biography
The official extended biography
can be downloaded as a pdf-file through this link. It is the ultimate source to
quote, the complete reference guide to Lanz history, and
the most astounding band biography you will ever read,
written by the illustrious artist Paranoia himself,
reviewed for online publication by his companion V Xul.
short online biography
Lanz was born out of a
psychological necessity to accommodate the creative urges
that were filling up the body of Paranoia, a relatively
untalented musician from the Rotterdam area. In 1990,
after several years of creating basal electronic music,
Paranoia started his self-titled solo-band that debuted
in 1992 with the death metal / black metal / electronic
music based debut demo tape. It was in 1994 that the band
had changed into Lanz, releasing primitive black metal.
After that the band decided to call itself Namtillaku for
the duration of one demo, adding guitarist Panther to the
temporary roster and bringing doomy black metal. Paranoia
returned in 1996 as the controversial Führer, releasing
one - mainly instrumental black-metal-meets-gabber-house
- tape. It wasn't until 2000 that Lanz returned with a
vocal hate / lounge album, a black metal noise demo, and
a more serious black metal concept album. In 2008 the
band was finally drawing attention with the release of
the industrial based black metal Incinerator
album, which was released by a proper label in 2010!
After that Lanz started working on new material from time
to time, some of it appearing on vinyl in 2014 - another
milestone - some on tapes in 2018 and 2019. That year
Lanz released its latest effort Transcendence Through
Death. Although the band might seem dead at times,
it never is. Despite the Earth's imminent demise, Lanz is
official Lanz timeline
1988: Paranoia started
creating electronic music as CFR (although it might even
1989: Paranoia collected its saved electronic music on an
1990: Paranoia officially founded Paranoia, the
forerunner of Lanz.
1990: Paranoia recorded the tape Computertunes
filled with electronic music.
1991: Paranoia recorded the tape Paranoia filled
with electronic music.
1992: Paranoia collected electronic left-overs on an
1992: Paranoia recorded demo #1: The Spectre of
Paranoia. It saw near non-existing distribution and
got lost for a long time.
1994: Paranoia changed its bandname into Lanz, and
recorded a promo track in the process.
1994: Lanz recorded a primitive rehearsal session prior
to the demo.
1994: Lanz recorded demo #2: Faust der Macht, of
which one track never made the tape.
1995: Lanz recorded demo #3: Göttin der Hölle.
1995: Lanz recorded an experimental track under the name
1995: Lanz changed its bandname into Namtillaku,
attracted guitarist Panther and changed its musical
1995: Namtillaku recorded demo #4: Namtillaku,
after which Panther went home again.
1996: Namtillaku changed its bandname into Führer, and
changed its musical course.
1996: Führer recorded demo #5: Der Totale Krieg.
1996: Führer changed its bandname back to Lanz, and was
uncertain about a new musical course.
1996: Lanz recorded one simple electronic track.
1997: Lanz recorded one vocal hate track inspired by the
1998: Lanz recorded one noise track.
2000: Lanz recorded three songs of experimental noise,
dubbed Experiment 9-2-0. It is NOT a seperate
2000: Lanz re-recorded one of the tracks present on demo
2001: Lanz recorded the vocal hate / lounge demo #6: Sink
the Black Titanic, which became a small,
controversial cult hit.
2001: Lanz recorded a black metal track inspired by the
band Botulistum. Two near-identical versions exist.
2002: Lanz recorded a noise track.
2003: Lanz recorded demo #7: Lanz & Girls,
which actually includes the Experiment 9-2-0
2003: Lanz recorded demo #8: The Satanic Rock Opera,
which would not see the light until 2014.
2005: Lanz recorded a vocal hate track inspired by the
2005: Lanz prepared a never released remixed re-release
of Sink the Black Titanic, with a slightly
different track list.
2008: Lanz released the promo album Incinerator: The
New Church for labels.
2009: Lanz released the biographical 'glossy' The
Lanz Magazine in a limited edition of 5 copies.
2010: Lanz released album #1: Incinerator: The New
Church through Post Apocalyptic Music.
2012: V Xul acknowledged prior collaboration on The
Satanic Rock Opera and Incinerator, joining
Lanz as a part-time member.
2012: Lanz released (split) EP #1: Excrement
Terrorism on the Holy Trinity Part 2 through New Era
2013: Lanz recorded two cover tracks for different
2014: Lanz released album #2: The Satanic Rock Opera,
the 2003 demo with a 2013 cover bonus, through
Zwaertgevegt / NLBMe.
2014: Lanz recorded the nuclear hate music album Front
Seat at The Apocalypse, which still remains
2017: Lanz released its first official logo patch for
your true metal jacket, courtesy of Zwaertgevegt.
2018: Lanz recorded the songs a full-length Transcendence
2018: Lanz released the (split) tape with Groovy Taus: Satanic
Disco Holocaust through New Era, including balloon
2019: Lanz released the (spilt) tape with The Parents Of
Oude Pekela: Made for Loving You through
2019: Lanz released album #3: Transcendence Through
Death through The Ritual Productions / NLBMe.