Music: Clan of Xymox

Clan of Xymox (aka Xymox) is a Dark Wave band from the Netherlands which was formed in 1981. The band's first four (and most successful) albums Clan of Xymox, Medusa, Twist of Shadows, and Phoenix were co-written by a trio of songwriters consisting of Anka Wolbert, Pieter Nooten, and Ronny Moorings. The first two left the band after the 1991 release of Phoenix, however, and then Xymox became a Revolving Door Band whose only consistent member has been Ronny Moorings.

Although Clan of Xymox is most famous for combining elements of Goth Rock and Synth Pop to create some of the earliest Dark Wave music, their releases between 1991 and 1997 were considerably influenced by American Grunge. In the late 1990s, after learning that Industrial Rock was now popular, Clan of Xymox re-released their first two albums in the USA. They enjoyed moderate success due to the popularity of dark electronic music at the time, but those albums have never attained the credit they deserve as the Ur-Example for the darkwave genre.

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