FASSADE (2001)

Fassade (German facade) — the seventh full-length studio album by Swiss gothic metal band Lacrimosa. It is the first album by Lacrimosa to be released not only by Hall of Sermon but also by successful German label Nuclear Blast in 2001.

The band celebrated its tenth anniversary with this album.

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01. Fassade – 1. Satz 9:19
02. Der Morgen danach 4:26
03. Senses 6:04
04. Warum so tief? 9:11
05. Fassade – 2. Satz 5:34
06. Liebesspiel 4:38
07. Stumme Worte 5:58
08. Fassade – 3. Satz 7:45


Band members

Tilo Wolff — vocals
Anne Nurmi — vocals, keyboards
Jay P. — guitar, bass guitar
AC — drums

Also participated

Manne Uhlig — drums
Raphaela Mayhaus — soprano
Ursula Ritter — viola
Björn Westlund — flute
Thomas Rohde — oboes
Larry Elam — trumpet
Stefan Pinter — first violin
Rodrigo Reichel — second violin
Dimitri Hoffmann — viola
Christof Groth — cello
Katharina C. Bunners — double bass
The Rosenberg Ensemble) — choir
Spielmann-Schnyder Philharmonie
Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

Credits and personnel

Lyrics and music by Tilo Wolff, except the song “Senses” (lyrics and music by Anne Nurmi).
Recorded and mixed by Jay P. Genlek, Impuls Musicproductions, Hamburg during January-June 2001.
Mastered by Helge Halvé at Recordong Service Halvé.
Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg was recorded by Michael Schubert, Scoring Stage, Berlin, in March 2001.
Scores were created by Gottfried Koch
Orchestrated and arranged by Tilo Wolff.
Cover and booklet:

  • Concept – Tilo Wolff
  • Painted by Stelio Diamantopoulos
  • Artwork – Gunnar Eysel
  • DTP – Roger Amann
  • Photography – Peter Rüssmann
Other editions
Format Year Label
! LP (as part of box set Vintage Classix) 2001 Nuclear Blast (Germany)
! Promo CD 2001 Hall of Sermon
! Promo CD 2001 Nuclear Blast
CD 2001 Hall of Sermon
CD 2001 Nuclear Blast
! CD 2001 Avalon (Japan)
CD 2001 Scarecrow (Mexico)
CD 2001 Hellion Records (Brazil)
CD 2001 Sail Productions (Korea)
CD 2001 Irond (Russia)
2 CD digipack (with “Der Morgen Danach EP”) 2002 Irond (Russia)
CD 2005 Icarus (Argentina)
! 2 CD 15th Anniversary Edition 2006 Scarecrow (Mexico)
MC (music cassette) 2001 Irond (Russia)
MC (music cassette) 2001 Rocris Disc (Romania)
MC (music cassette) 2001 Mystic Production (Poland)
MC (music cassette) 2002 Psychic Scream (Thailand)
MC (music cassette) 2003 Moon Records (Ukraine)

! – editions with the highest collector value.



– Live music video was made for “Der Morgen Danach”.

– Vinyl edition was released in 2001 by  Nuclear Blast in two discs as part of limited box set “Vintage Classix” (1000 copies), it doesn’t include “Der Morgen Danach” .

– Russian edition was released with “Der Morgen Danach” single in double digipack format.

– Japanese edition includes two bonus tracks – “Promise Land” and “Vankina”.

– Mexican edition (2001) includes two bonus tracks – “Nichts Bewegt Sich” and “Vankina”.

– Brazilian and Korean editions include a bonus track  – “Nichts Bewegt Sich”.

– Anniversary Mexican edition of 2006 year was released in double digipack format, it includes a poster and  a bonus disc with “Der Morgen Danach” single.

FASSADE (2001)
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