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 himself.
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. 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 be 1987).
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 very limited distribution.
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 left the band.
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.
1996: Lanz recorded one simple electronic track.
1997: Lanz recorded one vocal 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 controversial
small cult hit.
2001: Lanz recorded a black metal track inspired by the
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 track inspired by the artist
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
as a part-time member.
2012: Lanz released (split) single #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.