Thomas Lang

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Thomas Lang
Thomas Lang in concert, October 15, 2005
Background information
Birth name Thomas Lang
Born (1967-08-05) August 5, 1967 (age 47)
Origin Vienna, Austria
Genres Instrumental rock, pop, jazz fusion, progressive rock, heavy metal, avant-garde metal
Occupation(s) Musician, producer
Instruments Drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts stOrk, John Wetton, Vienna Art Orchestra, Falco, Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes, Robbie Williams, Steve Hackett, Nina Hagen, Terabite, Schwarzenator, Paul Gilbert

Thomas Lang (About this sound listen ; born August 5, 1967, Vienna) is an Austrian drummer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer. He is the founding member of the Los Angeles-based progressive/avant garde metal band, stOrk.

Lang took up drumming at age 5. In addition to lessons at local music schools and years of private tuition, he was classically trained at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. After leaving the conservatory in 1985, Lang began working professionally, working his way through the European pop, rock and jazz scenes. As a session musician he played for artists such as John Wetton, Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes, Peter Gabriel, Asia, Nik Kershaw, Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson, Sugababes, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Ronan Keating, Steve Hackett, 911, Boyzone, Falco, Nina Hagen, Steve Jones, Mick Jones, The Commodores, George Michael, Doogie White, B*Witched, Gianna Nannini, Lighthouse Family, Westlife, Kylie Minogue, The Blockheads, Sertab Erener, Vienna Art Orchestra, Bonnie Tyler, Nadine Beiler, and Paul Gilbert. In 1995 Lang released his debut solo project, Mediator, which topped the charts in Europe and garnered positive reviews.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lang was born in Vienna.

Instructional material[edit]

In 2009, Lang launched The Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp[2] a multi-day touring, educational drumming experience that he hosted in various locations around the world including London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Austria and Finland among others. In 2012, Lang debuted the 5-day, multi-drummer festival The Big Drum Bonanza which has featured various guest artists including Virgil Donati, Stanton Moore, Chris Coleman, Dave Elitch, Kenny Aronoff, George Kollias and Jeff Hamilton among others.

Selected discography[edit]


DW Collector's Series Custom Shop drums in solid black lacquer: 7x8 rack tom X-shell 8x10 rack VLT shell 9x12 rack VLT shell 14x16 floor on legs VLX shell 16x18 floor on legs VLX shell 6-1/2x14 Edge snare 6x14 Aluminum snare with clear wrinkle powder coat finish 12x6 rata tom (single headed concert style tom with 8ply shell) 14x6 rata tom 16x6 rata tom 18x6 rata tom 5x8 short concert tom (single headed 10ply shell) 18x24 kick VLX shell (2x) 14x18 kick VLX shell with lifter 5x10 snare 10+6 shell normal configuration 6.5x14 VLT snare (no rings) with die cast hoops 16x20 gong drum on legs VLX shell

Meinl Cymbals: 16” Gen-X Thomas Lang Signature Synthetic Crash 17” Gen-X Thomas Lang Signature Kompressor Crash 18” Gen-X Thomas Lang Signature Signal Crash 18” Gen-X Thomas Lang Signature Kinetic Crash 8” Thomas Lang Signature Filter China 10” Thomas Lang Signature Filter China 12” Thomas Lang Signature Filter China 14” Thomas Lang Signature Filter China 16 Thomas Lang Signature Filter China 18” Byzance Series Extra Dry Crash 18” Byzance Jazz Series Medium Crash 19” Byzance Series Thin Crash (Billiant Finish) 18” Byzance Jazz Series Medium Thin Crash 20” Byzance Series Sand Ride 19" Classics Series Trash Crash 15" Classics Series Trash Crash 14” Byzance Series Fast Hi Hat 15” Byzance Series Traditional Hi Hat 12” Gen-X Safari Hi Hat 8" Classics Bell (2x)

Meinl "Crasher" mounted on Meinl Pedal bracket 2 Meinl Percussion table (18”)

Vic Firth Thomas Lang Signature drum sticks (STL)

Remo Drumheads : Clear Emperor on all toms, Coated Emperors on snares, White Coated CS dot on main snare, Powerstroke 3 on kick-drums and Gong drum


  1. ^ "Thomas Lang". Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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