STILLE (1997)

Stille (German silence) — the fifth full-length studio album by Swiss gothic metal band Lacrimosa.

Choir and symphony orchestra were extensively used in the creation of the album.

In 1997, in April and March “Stille” was ranked by the German charts with peak position No. 64.



Band members

Tilo Wolff – vocals, keyboards
Anne Nurmi – vocals, keyboards
Sascha Gerbig – guitar
Gottfried Koch – acoustic guitar
Jan P. Genkel – bass guitar
AC – drums

Also participated

Barmbeker Symphony Orchestra with Gottfried Koch as a conductor
Сhoir on “Stolzes Herz” and “Die Strasse Der Zeit”:

  • Bettina Stumm
  • Raphaela Mayhaus
  • Gottfried Koch
  • Christoph Leis-Bendorff
  • Rosenberg Ensemble

Choir on “Der Erste Tag”: Deutsche Lunkewitz Sängerinnen
Eric Forster – additional guitar on “Der Erste Tag”, “Not Every Pain Hurts”, “Deine Nahe” and “Make It End”
Christoph Meyer-Janson – additioanl piano on “Stolzes Herz”
Angelika Hahn – cello on “Die Strasse Der Zeit”
Hubert Stollenwerk – trumpet on “Mein Zweites Herz”

Credits and personnel

Music and lyrics by Tilo Wolff, except “Not Every Pain Hurts” and “Make It End” (lyrics by Anne Nurmi, music by Anne Nurmi & Tilo Wolff).
Recorded and mixed by Gottfried Koch and  Jan P. Genkel at Impuls Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
Mastered by Glenn Miller at Greenwood Mastering Studio.
Produced and arranged by Tilo Wolff.
Programming – Tilo Wolff
Photography – Johannes Rau
Cover and booklet:

  • Design by Tilo Wolff and Stelio Diamantopoulos
  • Painted by Stelio Diamantopoulos
  • DTP – Imago, Basel
Official videos
Other editions
Format Year Label
! 2 LP (vinyl edition) 1997 Hall of Sermon
! Promo CD 1997 Hall of Sermon
! CD 1997 Hall of Sermon
CD 1998 Hammerheart Productions (Korea)
CD 2001 Sail Productions (Korea)
CD 2002 Scarecrow (Mexico)
2 CD digipack (with “Stolzes Herz EP”) 2002 Irond (Russia)
CD 2005 Icarus (Argentina)
! 2 CD 15th Anniversary Edition 2006 Scarecrow (Mexico)
CD 2006 Magnum Music (Taiwan)
MC (music cassette) 1997 Morbid Noizz Productions (Poland)
MC (music cassette) 1997 Rocris Disc (Romania)
MC (music cassette) 1997 Dark Angel Records (Thailand)
MC (music cassette) 1997 Wizard Ltd (Bolgaria)
MC (music cassette) 2001 Irond (Russia)
MC (music cassette) (with “Stolzes Herz EP”) 2002 Mystic Production (Poland)
MC (music cassette) 2003 Moon Records (Ukraine)

! – editions with the highest collector value.



– Music videos were made for the songs “Not Every Pain Hurts”, “Siehst Du Mich Im Licht” and “Stolzes Herz”

– Original vinyl edition of 1997 year was released in two discs.

– Russian edition was released with “Stolzes Herz” single in double digipack format.

– Korean (1998, Mexican (2002), Argentine (2005) editions include a bonus track –  “Ich Bin Der Brennende Komet”.

– Cassettes of 1997 and 2002 (Poland, Romania, Thainland) include two bonus tracks “Mutatio Spiritus” and “Ich Bin Der Brennende Komet”.

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

– Polish edition (2002) on cassete was released with “Stolzes Herz” single.

STILLE (1997)
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