Lacrimas Profundere Biography
Last updated: 03/22/2003 05:12:55 AM
Lacrimas Profundere was found by Oliver Schmid in the year 1993. At this time, it was one of the few groups which combined doom-metal with gothic elements. After several changes in the members of the band, Anja Hötzendorfer (viol./fem.voc.) joined them at the beginning of 1995. The style of them was profoundly formed by her classical training. By using these classical elements, the band could already gain some respect with the result that the recordings for the first album "...and the wings embraced us" could be started in April 1995.
The company Perverted Taste showed some interest in the band at the end of 1995. At the same time, the band contributed their song "Snow" taken from their first album, to the "Deathophobia-Sampler IV" and was already working on new material for the next album.
Afer long negotations and two months in a studio, the album "La naissance d´un rêve" was published by the Swiss label "Witchhunt Records" in April 1996. The label approached to the band in November 1995, was able to submit the best offer and made a global distribution possible. In 1998, the label published a song on the "Nuclear Blast-Sampler No. 12", which made Lacrimas Profundere even more popular with the result that up to now, concerts with bands like Lacuna Coil, TOT, Farmer Boys, Subway to Sally, The Gathering, Darkseed, Haggard, Soulsearch etc. have taken place in the whole of Germany. At the beginning of 1998 the line-up was completed by introducing Ursula Schmidhammer, who is playing the harp. The harp fitted excellently into the sound of the band. In December 1998, a record contract was signed with the well-known Austrian company "Napalm Records". This company sent Lacrimas Profundere in the "Lungfull-Studios" in April/May 1999 in order to record "Memorandum". The CD got very good critics all over the world, mainly in Japan and South-America were they are booked for a festival. Meanwhile the band was on the Gothic-Meeting in Leipzig and played some open-airs just like the "Summerbreeze". At the US-Metal Radiocharts they reach place 3 with track "... and how to drown in your arms" from "Memorandum". The tour with Tristania and Sins of thy beloved was canceled because a bandmemeber was in the hospital. After "Memorandum" the line-up changes again. Lorenz and Ursula left the band for family-reasons and Anja had no time left because of her job and several orchester-exercises. Lorenz was replaced by Willi Wurm (some of you may know him, because he´s a former member of "Darkseed"). After the Gothic-Meeting in Leipzig our bassguitar-player decided to leave the band, which was rather difficult because he played in the band for many years. After a time of searching Rico, also an ex-"Darkseed"-member, was found to fill the bass-gap and the work for the new album begun.
For the recordings in Nov./Dec. the band entered the Lungfull Studios again. The stylistical changes which were on "Memorandum" were perfected on "Burning: a wish". The songs are more straight, more rock-orientated and less playfull. Meanwhile, Christopher (voc.) uses mainly clean vocals, which fits ingenious to the sound.