Clan Of Xymox

Formed in Amsterdam in 1984, Clan of Xymox became one of the mainstays of the 4AD label. Along with label mates such as Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance the Clan's dark electro-gothic approach to music quickly became the benchmark by which all other bands to follow were judged. Prior to their 4AD days, Clan of Xymox released "Subsequent Pleasures" on their own label in a limited run of 500 vinyl copies. Their self titled debut, released in 1985 on 4AD, was highlighted by the club classics "A Day" and "Stranger". In 1987, the band was included on 4AD's popular "Lonely as an Eyesore" compilation with "Muscoviet Musquito", as well as releasing their darker follow-up CD, "Medusa" and the 12 inch "A Million Things".

In 1988, Clan of Xymox changed labels, moving to Wing, a subsidiary of PolyGram, and shortened their name to Xymox. Modifying their sound to appeal to a larger audience, their 1989 debut record for Wing, "Twist of Shadow", sold in excess of 300,000 copies. Following up the album was three extremely successful 12 inches: "Obsession", "Imagination", and "Blind Hearts". "Phoenix" followed two years later, but without the same clout as their three predecessor albums.

After leaving Wing in the early nineties, Xymox became the sole signing to the independent label, Zok Records. They released four recordings, primarily in the dance genre: "Metamorphosis", "Headclouds", one remix CD, and they re-released "Subsequent Pleasures".

In 1997, the band reclaimed their original name, Clan of Xymox, and began the work of reclaiming their original sound and glory. "Hidden Faces", produced by Dave Allen (of Sisters fame) and John Rivers (of Love and Rockets note) hearkened back to the 4AD years, and although it did not completely regain the power of their initial sound, it was clearly the best work they had done since "Medusa". This release was followed by a number of American and European dates, including co-headlining the Zillo and Leipzig festivals in Germany. In relation to these intriguing live shows, Pandemonium records released two singles "Out of the Rain" and "This World" which rose to the top 10 in the German Independent Charts.

In 1999, Clan of Xymox signed on with Metropolis Records, and delivered "Creatures" to a public that had been waiting for the true follow-up to 1985's "Clan of Xymox" album for 14 years. "Creatures" not only captures the sound of their amazing debut (which has also been reissued in 1999 along with "Medusa"), but infuses it with the dark rock and Gothic guitar styles of such masterful bands as The Sisters of Mercy.

2000 marked a first for the Clan of Xymox. After thousands of requests from fans for a live album, Clan of Xymox returned with "Live", a double live CD which featured nineteen tracks and two videos. All of the tracks were recorded during their Central and South American tour in 1999. A re-issue of the ever increasingly hard to find Subsequent Pleasures EP featuring many obscure pre-4AD demos, as well as a new single, "Liberty," followed.

Metropolis's second studio album by the Clan of Xymox was 2001's "Notes from the Underground." A double remix CD was released the year after titled "Remixes from the Underground," featuring the mixing talents of Front 242, Beborn Beton, Iris, Assemblage23 and many more. Clan of Xymox spent the two years following "Notes from the Underground" to work on the next record, "Farewell," which was released in 2003.

One year later, the band released their first 'best of' CD simply titled, "The Best of Clan of Xymox." In the words of Ronny Moorings, "The most difficult task was to pick the best of songs…but with the help of our fans who voted for their favorite songs on-line we finally got the resulting tracks… Whilst listening to the final running order as listed here I just got swept from period to period, remembering all kind of people and situations. I am sure you too will have memories with certain tracks, so all I want to say to you now is: cherish your moments in life!"

For 2006, Clan of Xymox released the "Weak In My Knees" digital single as a precursor to the album "Breaking Point." The album exhibited a more mature sound than on its predecessors, and leaned more towards dark rock than gothic rock.

In 2009, the band’s twenty-fifth year, Clan of Xymox presented "In Love We Trust." The stunning opus adroitly combined the early melancholic 4AD sound of the band with the glimmering synthesizer sounds of the 90s and the power of classic darkwave. Past and present were perfectly combined to showcase the music that has kept Clan of Xymox relevant and popular after all this time. With the release, Clan of Xymox demonstratively returned to its roots while nevertheless remaining up to date. After spending the past two and a half decades forging a path for others to follow in the dark music scene, "In Love We Trust" proves above all that their creative potential is a long way from coming to an end. This holds true with 2011’s Darkest Hour and the covers album Kindred Spirits, a collection of covers from artists that the band cherishes such as the Sisters Of Mercy, The Cure, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Joy Division, Nine Inch Nails, Test Dept., and more.

In its long and storied history, Clan Of Xymox has developed a signature dark electro-gothic sound that has made the act adored around the world. With the new album, Matters of Mind, Body and Soul, the band explores its signature, melancholic sound, as evidenced by standout tracks such as “I Close My Eyes” and “I’ll Let You Go.”
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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
DeleteDarkest Hour
The Darkest HourDarkest Hour
Troubled SoulHidden Faces
Hail MaryIn Love We Trust
Emily (C.O.X. Remix)Emily
Heroes (Slow Industrial Version)Heroes
Calling You OutBreaking Point
Weak In My Knees (Grendel Remix)Weak In My Knees
There's No TomorrowThe Best Of
FarewellFarewell
Innocent (Defiled Remix By Assemblage 23)Remixes From The Underground
The Bitter SweetNotes from the Underground
Muscoviet MusquitoSubsequent Pleasures
LibertyLiberty
This WorldLive
Reason (John Rivers Remix)Consolation
Jasmine and RoseCreatures

Discography
KINDRED SPIRITS · MET 832D· buy Digital
1. Venus (Shocking Blue) 2. Alice (The Sisters of Mercy) 3. Is Vic There? (Department S) 4. A Forest (The Cure) 5. Something I Can Never Have (Nine Inch Nails) 6. Red Light (Siouxsie and the Banshees) 7. Decades (Joy Division) 8. Heroes (David Bowie) 9. A Question Of Time (Depeche Mode) 10. Creep (Radiohead) 11. Blue Monday (New Order)
KINDRED SPIRITS · MET 832· buy CD
1. Venus (Shocking Blue) 2. Alice (The Sisters of Mercy) 3. Is Vic There? (Department S) 4. A Forest (The Cure) 5. Something I Can Never Have (Nine Inch Nails) 6. Red Light (Siouxsie and the Banshees) 7. Decades (Joy Division) 8. Heroes (David Bowie) 9. A Question Of Time (Depeche Mode) 10. Creep (Radiohead) 11. Blue Monday (New Order)
DARKEST HOUR · MET 721D· buy Digital
1. My Reality 2. Delete 3. My Chicane 4. Dream Of Fools 5. Deep Down I Died 6. In Your Arms Again 7. She Did Not Answer 8. Tears Ago 9. The Darkest Hour 10. Wake Up My Darling
DARKEST HOUR · MET 721· buy CD
1. My Reality 2. Delete 3. My Chicane 4. Dream Of Fools 5. Deep Down I Died 6. In Your Arms Again 7. She Did Not Answer 8. Tears Ago 9. The Darkest Hour 10. Wake Up My Darling
HIDDEN FACES · MET 689D· buy Digital
1. Out Of The Rain 2. This World 3. Going Round '97 4. The Child In Me 5. Wailing Wall 6. It's All A Lie 7. Sing A Song 8. Hypocrite 9. Special Friends 10. Piano Piece 11. Your Vice 12. November 13. The Story Ends 14. Not For The Money 15. Troubled Soul 16. Flatlands
HIDDEN FACES · MET 689· buy CD
1. Out Of The Rain 2. This World 3. Going Round '97 4. The Child In Me 5. Wailing Wall 6. It's All A Lie 7. Sing A Song 8. Hypocrite 9. Special Friends 10. Piano Piece 11. Your Vice 12. November 13. The Story Ends 14. Not For The Money 15. Troubled Soul 16. Flatlands
IN LOVE WE TRUST · MET 608D· buy Digital
1. Emily 2. Hail Mary 3. Desdemona 4. Judas 5. In Love We Trust 6. Sea Of Doubt 7. Morning Glow 8. Home Sweet Home 9. Love Got Lost 10. On A Mission
IN LOVE WE TRUST · MET 608· buy CD
1. Emily 2. Hail Mary 3. Desdemona 4. Judas 5. In Love We Trust 6. Sea Of Doubt 7. Morning Glow 8. Home Sweet Home 9. Love Got Lost 10. On A Mission
EMILY · MET 607D· buy Digital
1. Emily 2. Emily (C.O.X. Remix) 3. Chemistry 4. Emily (Contrast Remix)
HEROES · MET 495D· buy Digital
1. Heroes (Slow Industrial Version) 2. On A Mission 3. Be My Friend (Single Version) 4. Heroes (Pop Version) 5. On A Mission (Version)
BREAKING POINT · MET 417D· buy Digital
1. Weak In My Knees 2. Calling You Out 3. She's Dangerous 4. Eternally 5. We Never Learn 6. Be My Friend 7. Cynara 8. Pandora's Box 9. Under The Wire 10. What's Going On
BREAKING POINT · MET 417· buy CD
1. Weak In My Knees 2. Calling You Out 3. She's Dangerous 4. Eternally 5. We Never Learn 6. Be My Friend 7. Cynara 8. Pandora's Box 9. Under the Wire 10. What's Going On
WEAK IN MY KNEES · MET 414D· buy Digital
1. Weak In My Knees 2. Weak In My Knees (Azoic Remix) 3. Calling You Out 4. Michelle (Deep In Pain Remix By Destroid) 5. Weak In My Knees (Dimitri NI Mix) 6. Michelle (Re-recorded Version) 7. Weak In My Knees (Grendel Remix)
THE BEST OF · MET 343D· buy Digital
1. There's No Tomorrow 2. Jasmine And Rose 3. I Want You Now 4. A Day 5. Louise 6. Consolation 7. This World 8. Innocent 9. Into Extremes 10. Out Of The Rain 11. Muscoviet Musquito 12. Back Door 13. Farewell 14. Stranger
THE BEST OF CLAN OF XYMOX · MET 343· buy CD
1. There's No Tommorrow 2. Jasmine and Rose 3. I Want You Now 4. A Day 5. Louise 6. Consolation 7. This World 8. Innocent 9. Into Extremes 10. Out of the Rain 11. Muscoviet Mosquito 12. Back Door 13. Farewell 14. Stranger
FAREWELL · MET 293D· buy Digital
1. Farewell 2. Cold Damp Day 3. There's No Tomorrow 4. Dark Mood 5. One More Time 6. Into Extremes 7. It's Not Enough 8. Courageous 9. Losing My Head 10. Skindeep
FAREWELL · MET 293· buy CD
1. Farewell 2. Cold Damp Day 3. There's No Tommorrow 4. Dark Mood 5. One More Time 6. It's Not Enough 7. Courageous 8. Into Extremes 9. Losing My Head 10. Skindeep
MATTERS OF MIND, BODY AND SOUL · MET 926D· buy Digital
1. Once in a Blue Moon 2. She is Falling in Love 3. The Climate Changed 4. Hector 00-00 5. I Close My Eyes 6. Hand in Glove 7. Your Own Way 8. Love's On Diet 9. I'll Let You Go 10. Months Ago 11. Kiss and Tell 12. Chinese Whispers
MATTERS OF MIND, BODY AND SOUL · MET 926· buy CD
1. Once in a Blue Moon 2. She is Falling in Love 3. The Climate Changed 4. Hector 00-00 5. I Close My Eyes 6. Hand in Glove 7. Your Own Way 8. Love's on Diet 9. I'll Let You Go 10. Months Ago 11. Kiss and Tell 12. Chinese Whispers
REMIXES FROM THE UNDERGROUND · MET 249D· buy Digital
1. Anquish (Deep Inside Iris Mix By Iris) 2. Somethings Wrong (Avatar Mix By Angels & Agony) 3. Number I (Cut Rate Box Remix) 4. Innocent (Defiled Remix By Assemblage 23) 5. I Want You Now (Tri-State Remix) 6. The Same Dream (DJ RAM Nightmare Mix) 7. At Your Mercy (In Strict Confidence Remix) 8. Liberty (Damon Fries/Boudoir Mix) 9. Into Her Web (Remix By Sophya, Idan K.) 10. Internal Darkness (The Second Sight Remix) 11. Anquish (Remix By Front 242) 12. The Same Dream (Perfidious Words Remix) 13. Liberty (Remix By Aboforcen) 14. Something Wrong (Beborn Beton Remix) 15. The Bitter Sweet (Blackland Remix)
REMIXES FROM THE UNDERGROUND (2CD) · MET 249· buy CD
DISC 1 // 1. Anguish: Deep Inside Iris mix by Iris 2. Something's Wrong: Avatar mix by Angels & Agony 3. Number I: Cut Rate Box remix 4. Innocent: Defiled Remix by Assemblage 23 5. I Want You Now: Tri- State Remix 6. The Same Dream: DJ RAM Nightmare Mix 7. At Your Mercy: In Strict Confidence Remix 8. Liberty: Damon Fries/Boudoir Mix 9. Into Her Web: remix by Sophya 10. Internal Darkness: The Second Sight Remix // DISC 2 // 1. Anguish: Remix by Front 242 2. The Same Dream: Perfidious Words remix 3. Liberty: Remix by A´boforcen 4. Something Wrong: Beborn Beton Remix 5. The Bitter Sweet: Blackland Remix by Michael Balch
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND · MET 222D· buy Digital
1. Innocent 2. I Want You Now 3. Internal Darkness 4. At Your Mercy 5. Anguish 6. Number One 7. Into Her Web 8. The Bitter Sweet 9. Liberty 10. Something Wrong 11. Mysterium 12. The Same Dream
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND · MET 222· buy CD
1. Innocent 2. I Want You Now 3. Internal Darkness 4. At Your Mercy 5. Anguish 6. Number One 7. Into Her Web 8. The Bitter Sweet 9. Liberty 10. Something Wrong 11. Mysterium 12. The Same Dream
SUBSEQUENT PLEASURES · MET 204D· buy Digital
1. Going Round 2. Muscoviet Musquito 3. Strange 9 To 9 4. Call It Weird 5. Abysmal Thoughts 6. A Day 7. Stumble And Fall 8. No Words 9. Stranger 10. Equal Ways 11. 7th Time
SUBSEQUENT PLEASURES · MET 204· buy CD
DISC 1 // 1. Going Round 2. Muscoviet Musquito 3. Strange 9 to 9 4. Call it Weird 5. Abysmal Thoughts // DISC 2 // 1. A Day 2. Stumble and Fall 3. No Words 4. Stranger 5. Equal Ways 6. 7th Time
LIBERTY · MET 191D· buy Digital
1. Liberty 2. Number One 3. At Your Mercy 4. Liberty (Greg Rule Remix)
LIVE · MET 176D· buy Digital
1. Stranger 2. Cry In The Wind 3. This World 4. Jasmine & Rose 5. A Day 6. Louise 7. Creature 8. Back Door 9. Out Of The Rain 10. Taste Of Medicine 11. Going Round '97 12. Obsession 13. Muscoviet Mosquito 14. Michelle 15. Craving 16. Consolation 17. Agonized By Love 18. Hypocrite 19. The Story Ends
LIVE · MET 176· buy CD
DISC 1 // 1. Stranger 2. Cry in the Wild 3. This World 4. Jasmine & Rose 5. A Day 6. Louise 7. Creature 8. Back Door 9. Out of the Rain 10. Taste of Medicine 11. Going Round '97 // DISC 2 // 1. Obsession 2. Muscoviet Mosquito 3. Michelle 4. Craving 5. Consolation 6. Agonized By Love 7. Hypocrite 8. The Story Ends 9. Jasmine & Rose (Video Data) 10. Stranger (Video Data)
CONSOLATION · MET 155D· buy Digital
1. Consolation (Radio Edit) 2. Jasmine & Rose (John Rivers Remix) 3. Reason (John Rivers Remix) 4. Consolation (John Rivers Remix)
CONSOLATION · MET 155· buy CD
1. Consolation (radio edit) 2. Jasmine & Rose 3. Reason 4. Consolation
CREATURES · MET 128D· buy Digital
1. Jasmine and Rose 2. Crucified 3. Taste of Medicine 4. Undermined 5. Consolation 6. Waterfront 7. Creature 8. All I Have 9. Falling Down 10. Without a Name 11. Doubts
CREATURES · MET 128· buy CD
1. Jasmine and Rose 2. Crucified 3. Taste of Medicine 4. Undermined 5. Consolation 6. Waterfront 7. Creature 8. All I Have 9. Falling Down 10. Without a Name 11. Doubts

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