In 1987, while living in San Francisco, Rozz Williams began work on his solo noise project, Heltir. Drawing influence from Nazi-era Germany, Rozz utilized samples of marches, cabarets, and speeches. The material was written, recorded and produced solely by Rozz Williams.

Through the independant label, Happiest Place On Earth, Heltir released three recordings. In 1994, Rozz collaborated with Ace Farren Ford, Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo, and Aaron Schwartz on "Neue Sachlichkeit".

In 1997, while performing at Coven 13, a new vision for Heltir was unveiled. Rozz had now decided to concentrate on vocalizing as his main source of sound input (something absent from previous Heltir material). This freed Rozz from the restraint of working behind a console table, and allowed him to bring much more of the performance element to the live experience. While Rozz focused on his new stage presence, much of the sound structure and noise element was performed by Erik Christides during Heltir's concerts.

Several Heltir recordings, including one never before released are scheduled as part of "Rozz Williams: The Lost Recordings".