Thomas Lang

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Thomas Lang
Thomas Lang in concert, 15 October 2005
Background information
Birth name Thomas Lang
Born (1967-08-05) 5 August 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 5 August 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 five. 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 five-day, multi-drummer festival 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]


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

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