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,
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 Darkwave 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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