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Friday, May 27, 2011

X - Mal Deutschland – Incubus Succubus

Released : 1982
Format : Vinyl, 12" EP
Genre : New Wave, Gothic Rock
Label : Zickzack


Sounding like howling witches burning at the stake, the ghoulish shrieks of Xmal Deutschland's 1982 debut single "Incubus Succubus" immediately won the approval of goth rock connoisseurs. The German band wasn't able to maintain its black-clad sound, selling out to pop before the inevitable breakup, but Xmal Deutschland competed with Siouxsie & the Banshees for goth royalty. Xmal Deutschland was formed in Hamburg, Germany, in 1980 by Anja Huwe (vocals), Manuela Rickers (guitar), Rita Simon (bass), Fiona Sangster (keyboards), and Caro May (drums). Originally an all-girl lineup, Xmal Deutschland added a male when Simon was replaced by bassist Wolfgang Ellerbrock.

Tracks

1. Incubus Succubus
2. Zu Jung Zu Alt
3. Blut Ist Liebe


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