Schakal (1994)

Schakal (German jackal) — the second single by Swiss gothic metal band Lacrimosa, released in 1994 by Hall of Sermon.

“Schakal” is the only single from Inferno album. The single contains four tracks, including two versions of the title composition. Lyrics and music were written by Tilo Wolff.

In the band’s history “Schakal” is the first record, where Anne Nurmi participated. She sang a fragment in Finnish on the title.

Also a music video was made for  “Schakal” in 1995, which then was included in Lacrimosa’s first video collection —  “The Clips 1993—1995”. In 2005 “Musikkurzfilme” was released,  DVD-collection of all (at that time) Lacrimosa’s music videos, including the “Schakal” video.

Unreleased versions of “Schakal” and “Vermachtnis Der Sonne” were included in  Schattenspiel  which was dedicated to 20-anniversary of Lacrimosa in 2010.

Schakal cover

01. Schakal (Edit Version) 6:36
02. Schakal (Piano Version) 5:16
03. Vermächtnis der Sonne 3:32
04. Seele in Not (Metus Mix) 7:02


Band members

Tilo Wolff – vocals, keyboards
Anne Nurmi – vocals, keyboards
Jan Yrlund – guitar
Jan P. Genkel – bass guitar
AC – drums
Charlotte Kracht – cello
Ulrich Kaon – cello

In recording also participated:

Barmbeker Symphony Orchestra with Gottfried Koch as a conductor

Credits and personnel

Lyrics and music by Tilo Wolff
Recorded by Gottfried Koch and Jan P. Genkel at Impuls Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed by Bemmo Hofer at Ton-Art Studio
Producer, programming – Tilo Wolff

Other editions
Format Year Label
CD 1994 Hall of Sermon
! 2 CD digipack (with “Inferno”) 2002 Irond (Russia)
! 2 CD 15th Anniversary Edition (with “Inferno”) 2006 Scarecrow (Mexico)
! CD digipack (as part of box set “Single Collection”) 2008 Heavy Music (China)
! CD (as part of box set “The Singles”) 2009 Scarecrow (Mexico)
MC (music cassette) (with “Stolzes Herz EP”) 1996 Morbid Noizz Productions (Poland)
MC (music cassette) (with “Inferno”) 2002 Mystic Production (Poland)

! – editions with the highest collector value.



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