Lantlôs is Middle High German and means “homeless” (literally, “without homeland”). Herbst (Markus Siegenhort) chose the name because he feels at home neither in Germany, nor anywhere else.
With their fifth full-length, “Wildhund” (“Wild Dog”), Lantlôs once again shed their sonic skin and emerge from their inspirational chrysalis a quite different animal than the one before. The Germans have turned into an alternative metal butterfly with songs meandering along colourful streams through beautiful wide open soundscapes that defy easy comparison but can tentatively be located somewhere in that warped sonic space between DEVIN TOWNSEND, SMASHING PUMPKINS, HUM, and MOTORPSYCHO. This collection of amazing songs also comes with the gravity defying, inverted heaviness of DEFTONES and a strong dose of catchiness that in unobserved moments even leans towards the FOO FIGHTERS. When multi-instrumentalist Markus Siegenhort founded LANTLOS together with his friend Anggrau in 2005, their music was still quite influenced by black metal. In the video below Markus opens up to Tom Sundgren in possibly his first video interview ever.