Line-up and collaboration information

Paranoia
usually handles vocals, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, drum programming, sampling, lyrics, and atypical instruments, but the following people have contributed bits and pieces to Lanz in the past / present:

Panther
alternating between guitar / bass guitar on Namtillaku's first three songs of Namtillaku demo (1995).

Helldelinquent (of the band Delinquentes Infernae)
a few guest lyrics on Sink the Black Titanic (2001) and The Satanic Rock Opera (2003).

The band Botulistum
drum programming on tracks appearing on The Satanic Rock Opera (2003) and Sink the Black Titanic's remixed version (2005).

The band Lans
guest song appearance on The Satanic Rock Opera (2003). Lans is actually a Lanz tribute band.

Unholy Sodomizer Of The Virgin Lambs (of the band Satanic Blood)
guest bass guitar on a track on Incinerator: The New Church (2008).

V Xul
guest vocals on The Satanic Rock Opera (2003), Incinerator: The New Church (2008), and joining the band as a part time member in 2012. He was involved on much more releases as (home)studio engineer of the Noise Studio, and did a lot of the band's artwork.

Out into the World

Lanz has hardly appeared as an entity outside of its own releases and its website. During its years of existence, it only appeared on three occasions. Once a short self-written article appeared in Black Art Magazine. Later on a short interview was published in another issue of that same magazine. Lanz also co-operated on the creation of the Lanz chapter in The Encyclopedia of Dutch Black Metal by Vincent Meelhuysen (a.k.a. V Xul).

Interview request should always go through NLBMe Management, who will gladly pass it on. Success cannot be guaranteed though...

What does the world think of Lanz

The following words are taken from reviews that have been made public online or on paper.

"With the sounding of the name Lanz, some may feel disgust, repulsion, hate; others may experience feelings of despair and confusion. Another perverted few may feel uncomfortably horny. Be glad if that is not your case! Personally, the feeling this new opus leaves me with, is some sort of alienationfrom my own head. And I'm not sure whether that's very healthy..." (Black Art Magazine on Incinerator)

"Pas wanneer de gitaar inzet wordt het duidelijk dat het daadwerkelijk om de bijdrage van Lanz gaat met het nummer Litanie voor Satan. De combinatie van valse schelle gitaren, geschreeuwde satanistische teksten aan de ene kant en de blije harmonieën aan de andere kant is op zijn minst zeer verontrustend te noemen." (Zware Metalen on Excrement Terrorism)

"'What the fuck am I listening to' was the first thought in my head as Lanz's contribution (Litanie voor Satan) to this split EP began to unspool its maddening aural threads. The piano based, easy listening vibe is soon overlaid with distorted guitars and croaking vocals before a bout of cheery singing interrupts like some stray Christmas caroler turning up at your front door." (Burning Abyss on Excrement Terrorism)

"Lanz zou je kunnen omschrijven als een gekke mengeling tussen rauwe, repetitieve black metal en breakcore. Je leest dat laatste inderdaad goed, voor zoverre ik van geschift discotheekgehak op de hoogte ben doet dit meermaals terugdenken aan extreem oude Thunderdome. Wanneer je dat in combinatie met heel wat samples mixt met black metal in de stijl van Nattefrost / Fluisterwoud dan bekom je wellicht dit, als je je zoiets uiteraard kan voorstellen." (Zware Metalen on Incinerator)

"Que retenir de Lanz? Que l'anti-musique à trouvé un de ses maîtres. Pour la postérité. Improbable et pourtant foutrement jouissif." (Thrashocore on Incinerator)

"I've been doing my best postponing the making of this review, but deep inside I know that sooner or later I'm doomed to face the fucked-up reality, which is putting on this demo for the third time, and this while I was so happy today... At least it has one brighter side to it: after this review I'll never have to look back at this sick tape again!" (Black Art Magazine on Sink the Black Titanic)

"Slik Mijn Zaad voor Satan schijnt al op de acht jaar geleden uitgekomen demo ‘The Satanic Rock Opera’ verschenen te zijn, maar zoals ik al zei: ik ben too untrue to knew. Dat zal me verder een rotzorg zijn, het nummer heeft bij mij terstond een prominent plaatsje verworven in de rijtje ‘hilarische klasziekers’: dit zijn liedjes die ik over twintig, dertig, veertig jaar nog kan meezingen, als ik zelf net zo seniel en achterlijk ben geworden als het gemiddelde gepeupel dat naar de huidige smartlappencrap luistert. Lanz, jullie stelletje geile black metal bokken: meer van dit!" (Lords Of Metal on Incinerator)

"Lanz surprend grandement et pas forcément en bien, voire pas du tout pour la plupart des personnes, mais on peut tout de même louer une certaine prise de risque surtout pour du Black Metal et un jusquauboutisme total dans le concept de cet album peu commun. Dans tous les cas, ce n'est pas ragoûtant et vraiment dispensable dans une discographie." (Pavillon666 on Incinerator)