Tilo Wolff

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Tilo Wolff
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Tilo Wolff performing with Lacrimosa in Puebla, Mexico in 2013
Background information
Born (1972-07-10) 10 July 1972 (age 50)
Frankfurt am Main, West Germany (now Germany)
Genres Gothic rock, Alternative rock, darkwave, orchestral rock
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, composer, arranger
Instrument(s) Vocals, piano, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1990–present
LabelsHall of Sermon

Tilo Wolff (born 10 July 1972) is a German musician and artist. He was born in Frankfurt am Main and currently lives in Switzerland.


His longest-running project is the band Lacrimosa, which debuted in 1990. The band embraces a diverse range of gothic, darkwave and orchestral musical styles. Wolff composes, arranges, and writes the lyrics for almost all of Lacrimosa's songs. He also sings and plays piano for the songs and has contributed to the design of the album sleeves' designs.

The same year Lacrimosa was founded, Wolff founded the independent record label, "Hall of Sermon" to finance Lacrimosa without being dependent on outside record companies. Hall of Sermon now has eight darkwave bands other than Lacrimosa on its books, including Dreams of Sanity and Girls Under Glass.

In 2004, Wolff founded Snakeskin, another band, which diverts significantly from Lacrimosa's music. [1] [2]

Wolff was also the manager of the German band Cinema Bizarre. [3] [4] [5] He also DJs, playing festivals and clubs across Europe. [6]


Lacrimosa albums

Studio albums

YearTitlePeak positions
1991 Angst
1997 Stille 64
1999 Elodia 12
2001 Fassade 2031 [10]
2003 Echos 13
2005 Lichtgestalt 3021 [11]
2009 Sehnsucht 35826849 [12]
2012 Revolution 35
2015 Hoffnung 28
2017Testimonium [13] 32

Live albums

YearTitlePeak positions
1998Live (2 CD)
2007Lichtjahre (2 CD)7064 [14]
2014Live in Mexico City (2 CD)


YearTitlePeak positions
2002Vintage Classix (7 LPs)
2010Schattenspiel5151 [15]

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  13. The new Album: TESTIMONIUM
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