Origin: Germany  
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Page online: November 5, 2003
Last update/review: August 12, 2019

Lacrimas Profundere

Lacrimas Profundere was founded in 1993 by Oliver Schmid, who along with his brother Christopher remain the sole original members of the band. Their style is a blend of doom and gothic metal, borrowing from both camps while injecting their own originality to the mixture (mid-period Anathema is an oft-cited reference point), with their later material drifting away from doom toward the Katatonia-styled melancholic style. They have not been afraid of incorporating non-metal instruments to their sound, having previously employed a harpist, a violinist, and a flutist. The band has a fine sense of melody and atmosphere, with the two albums reviewed here (Memorandum* and *Burning) fine examples of gothic doom metal.

Recent album: Bleeding The Stars, released on July 26, 2019.

Current Members

Julian Larre

vocals

Oliver Nikolas Schmid

guitars

Dominik Scholz

drums

Former Members/Guests

Christopher Schmid

vocals

Rob Vitacca

vocals

Marco Praschberger

rhythm guitar

Christian Freitsmiedl

guitars

Tony Berger

guitars

Markus Lapper

bass

Rico Galvagno

bass (ex-Darkseed)

Daniel Lechner

bass

Peter Kafka

bass

Clemens Schepperle

bass

Christian Steiner

keyboards

Anja Hötzendorfer

violin/backing vocals

Ursula Schmidhammer

harp

Eva Stöger

flute/keyboards

Christian Greisberger

drums

Stefan Eireiner

drums

Lorenz Gehmacher

drums

Willi Wurm

drums (ex-Darkseed)

Korl Fuhrmann

drums

Cristop Schepperle

drums



Discography



And The Wings Embraced Us  
1995 Perverted
  1. Snow
  2. Perfume Of Withered Roses
  3. Amorous
  4. Eternal Sleep
  5. Autumn Morning
  6. Embracing Wings
  • Christopher Schmid
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Markus Lapper
  • Anja Hötzendorfer
  • Eva Stöger
  • Christian Greisberger



La Naissance D'Un Reve  
1997 Witchhunt
  1. A Fairy´s Breath
  2. Priamus
  3. Lilienmeer
  4. The Gesture Of The Gist
  5. An Orchid For My Withering Garden
  6. Enchanted And In Silent Beauty
  • Christopher Schmid
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Markus Lapper
  • Anja Hötzendorfer
  • Ursula Schmidhammer
  • Eva Stöger
  • Stefan Eireiner



Memorandum  
1999 Napalm
  1. Infinity
  2. Helplessness
  3. ... And How To Drown In Your Arms
  4. Black Swans
  5. Reminiscence
  6. The Crown Of Leaving
  7. All Your Radiance ...
  8. The Embrace And The Eclipse
  9. The Fate Of Equilibrium
  • Christopher Schmid
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Marco Praschberger
  • Markus Lapper
  • Christian Steiner
  • Anja Hötzendorfer
  • Lorenz Gehmacher



Burning: A Wish  
2001 Napalm
  1. Melantroduction
  2. Without
  3. Adorer And Somebody
  4. A Summer´s End
  5. Solicitude, Silence
  6. 2 Sec. And A Tear
  7. Lastdance
  8. Morning ... Grey
  9. Diotima
  10. Re-silence
  • Christopher Schmid
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Marco Praschberger
  • Rico Galvagno
  • Christian Steiner
  • Willi Wurm



Fall, I Will Follow  
2002 Napalm
  1. For bad times
  2. Adorertwo
  3. Last
  4. I did it for you
  5. Sear me pale sun
  6. The nothing-ship
  7. Liquid
  8. Under your ...
  9. ...And her enigma
  10. Fornever
  • Christopher Schmid
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Christian Freitsmiedl
  • Rico Galvagno
  • Christian Steiner
  • Willi Wurm



Ave End  
2004 Napalm
  1. One Hope's Evening
  2. Ave End
  3. To Bleed Or Not To Be
  4. Sarah Lou
  5. Amber Girl
  6. Testified
  7. Astronautumn
  8. Evade
  9. Wake Down
  10. Black
  11. Come, Solitude
  • Christopher Schmid
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Christian Freitsmiedl
  • Daniel Lechner
  • Christian Steiner
  • Willi Wurm



Filthy Notes For Frozen Hearts  
2006 Napalm
  1. My Velvet Little Darkness
  2. Again It's Over
  3. Not To Stay
  4. No Dear Hearts
  5. Short Glance
  6. Filthy Notes
  7. Sweet Caroline
  8. An Irresistible Fault
  9. To Love Her On Knees
  10. Sad Theme For A Marriage
  11. Should
  12. My Mescaline
  • Christopher Schmid
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Tony Berger
  • Daniel Lechner
  • Christian Steiner
  • Willi Wurm



Songs For The Last View  
2008 Napalm
  1. The Last View
  2. A Pearl
  3. The Shadow I Once Kissed
  4. Veins
  5. We Shouldn't Be Here
  6. And God's Ocean
  7. Suicide Sun
  8. Dear Amy
  9. A Dead Man
  10. Sacrificial Lamb
  11. Lullaby for a Weeping Girl
  12. While
  • Rob Vitacca
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Tony Berger
  • Peter Kafka
  • Korl Fuhrmann



The Grandiose Nowhere  
2010 Napalm
  1. Be Mine In Tears
  2. The Letter
  3. Lips
  4. I Don't Care
  5. Her Occasion Of Sin
  6. A Plea
  7. Not for Love
  8. The Fear Of Being Alone
  9. My Little Fear
  10. Side
  11. Dead Heart Serenade
  12. No Matter Where You Shoot Me
  • Rob Vitacca
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Tony Berger
  • Peter Kafka
  • Korl Fuhrmann



Antiadore  
2013 Napalm
  1. My Release in Pain
  2. Antiadore
  3. What I'm Not
  4. All For Nothing
  5. Dead To Me
  6. Abandon
  7. Still in Need
  8. Deny for Now
  9. Head Held High
  10. My Chest
  11. Remembrance Song
  12. A Sigh
  • Rob Vitacca
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Tony Berger
  • Dominik Scholz



Acousticadore  
2014 Napalm
  • Rob Vitacca
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Tony Berger
  • Dominik Scholz



Hope Is Here  
2016 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. The Worship of Counting Down
  2. My Halo Ground
  3. Hope Is Here
  4. Aramis
  5. A Million Miles
  6. No Man's Land
  7. Pageant
  8. You, My North
  9. Awake
  10. The Path of Broken Homes
  11. Timbre
  12. Black Moon
  • Rob Vitacca
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Tony Berger
  • Clemens Schepperle
  • Cristop Schepperle



Bleeding The Stars  
2019 Oblivion
  1. I Knew and Will Forever Know
  2. Celestite Woman
  3. The Kingdom Solicitude
  4. Mother of Doom
  5. Father of Fate
  6. Like Screams in Empty Halls
  7. The Reaper
  8. After All Those Infinities
  9. A Sip of Multiverse
  10. A Sleeping Throne
  • Julian Larre
  • Oliver Nikolas Schmid
  • Dominik Scholz




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