Bill Leeb

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Bill Leeb
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Bill Leeb performing in Moscow, 2013.
Background information
Birth name Wilhelm Anton Leeb
Also known as Bill Leeb, Wilhelm Schroeder
Born (1966-09-21) 21 September 1966 (age 48)[1]
Vienna, Austria
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Industrial, electronic music
Occupations Singer, composer, writer
Instruments Synthesizer, sampler
Years active 1984–present
Labels KK, Dossier, Third Mind, Wax Trax!, Roadrunner, Cleopatra, Off Beat, Metropolis, Dependent, Zoth Ommog
Associated acts Cyberaktif, Delerium, Equinox, Fauxliage, Intermix, Noise Unit, Pro>Tech, Skinny Puppy, Synæsthesia

Wilhelm Anton "Bill" Leeb (born 21 September 1966,[1] Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian-Canadian[2] electronic musician.

He moved to Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada with his family when he was 13. He was a high school student at Mount Elizabeth Secondary School.

Leeb began his musical career with industrial band Skinny Puppy under the pseudonym of Wilhelm Schroeder in 1985, contributing bass synth and occasional backing vocals to a few of their recordings and concerts from this period. He left in mid 1986 and formed his own industrial project Front Line Assembly with Michael Balch, and later Rhys Fulber and Chris Peterson. Though Front Line Assembly has had consistent underground success, Leeb's most widely known efforts are through his side project, Delerium, which had a major hit in the late 1990s with "Silence".[3]

Musical projects in which Bill Leeb has participated in include:

Leeb lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His ex-wife, Carylann Loeppky, created much of the artwork for his records over the years.


  1. ^ a b Bauer, Henrik (March 24, 2004). "Mindphaser > People > Bill Leeb > Biography". Archived from the original on January 2, 2005. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Raven, Daniel (June 2, 2011). "Front Line Assembly Leads Cyborg Armies Through Post-Apocalyptic Soundscapes". Phoenix New Times (Voice Media Group). Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Bill Leeb". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2010.