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Encyclopedia > Xmal Deutschland
Xmal Deutschland picture by Anton Corbijn - from the original UK Viva LP inner sleeve

Xmal Deutschland was a musical group from Hamburg, Germany. Founded in 1980 as an all-girl band, they became successful outside their native country. Vocalist Anja Huwe was often compared to contemporaries like Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie & the Banshees). Xmal Deutschland last released an album in 1989. ImageMetadata File history File links Xmal_Deutschland_-_Viva_group_picture. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees, from Peepshow album art. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Biography

Xmal Deutschland (often written as X-Mal Deutschland) was formed in 1980 by Anja Huwe (vocals), Manuela Rickers (guitar), Fiona Sangsters (keyboards), Rita Simon (bass guitar) and Caro May (drums) in Hamburg, Germany. Their first single, "Großstadtindianer" was released a year later on Alfred Hilsberg’s ZickZack label. The band also contributed the song "Kälbermarsch" to the label compilation Lieber Zuviel Als Zuwenig (ZZ 45). Around this time Rita Simon was replaced by Wolfgang Ellerbrock. In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... Roland EXR-3 Keyboard The musical keyboard, also known as the piano keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which produce notes. ... Image:Fender vintage precision bass. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...


In 1982 the band released the Goth classic "Incubus Succubus". Drummer Caro May was replaced by Manuela Zwingmann the same year. While German audiences were less than receptive at first, a United Kingdom tour opening for the Cocteau Twins resulted in a label deal with independent label 4AD. Their debut album, Fetisch and the singles "Qual" and "Incubus Succubus II" were released in 1983, all 3 making the UK Independent charts, even though the band used German lyrics. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gothic girl, medieval style, with spikes and piercings Goths with bondage-inspired attire This article is about the contemporary goth/gothic subculture. ... Guthrie, Fraser, and Raymonde Cocteau Twins were an influential and prolific British band formed in 1980, their music becoming nearly synonymous with their record label 4AD. Their trademark sound of layered, ethereal guitar and indecipherable vocals inspired the 1990s shoegazing genre, which included numerous bands such as Lush, Slowdive, Pale... This article is about the record label, not the year 4 British indie rock record label, 4AD, was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Manuela Zwingmann left the band after one year, being replaced by Peter Bellendir. This lineup, Huwe/Rickers/Sangster/Ellerbrock/Bellendir proved to be the longest running. 1984 saw the release of the single "Reigen" and the album Tocsin, followed by a world tour through 1985. 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Sequenz EP was essentially a remake of a John Peel session, which had been originally recorded April 30, 1985, and was broadcast May 13, 1985. The EP contained the tracks Jahr Um Jahr II, Autumn (the band’s first English lyrics, apart from brief snatches of English that appeared in Qual, Young Man and Tag fur Tag) and Polarlicht but omitted Der Wind, which was played at the Peel sessions. John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was a British disc jockey and radio presenter. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1986 saw the release of Matador, produced by Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers. Xmal Deutschland also opened for The Stranglers at a concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Their follow-up album, Viva was recorded in Hamburg and was released in 1987, followed by the single "Sickle Moon". Viva contains a large number of English lyrics, among others a poem by Emily Dickinson. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Stranglers are a British rock music group, formed in 1974 in Guildford. ... New Wembley Stadium (2006) Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) England captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Viva was Xmal Deutschlands third album, released in 1987. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A young Emily Dickinson, sometime around 1846-1847, for a long time the only known photograph of her. ...


After the release of Viva, Manuela Rickers, Fiona Sangster and Peter Bellendir left the group. Anja Huwe and Wolfgang Ellerbrock continue to work with Frank Z. (Abwärts) on guitar. Producer Henry Staroste played keyboards, and German studio drummer Curt Cress completed the line-up that would record the 1989 LP Devils and the singles "Dreamhouse" and "I’ll be near you". This also proved to be the last release of Xmal Deutschland, showing a change of direction towards mainstream pop. 1990 saw a few scattered live appearances by the group, but eventually the group split up. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

  • 7" Großstadtindianer - Zick Zack Records ZZ 31
  • 12" Incubus Succubus - Zick Zack Records ZZ 110
  • 12" Qual - 4AD BAD 305
  • 7" Incubus Succubus II - 4AD AD 311
  • 12" Incubus Succubus II - 4AD BAD 311
  • 7" Sequenz - Red Rhino RRE-1
  • 12" Sequenz - Red Rhino RRET-1
  • 12"/CD The Peel Sessions (30.04.85)- Strange Fruit SFPS017
  • 7" Matador - eXile XMAL 107
  • 12" Matador - eXile XMAL 112
  • 7" Sickle Moon - eXile XMAL 207

Albums:

  • 1983 Fetisch
  • 1984 Tocsin
  • 1989 Devils

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Xmal Deutschland - Biography - AOL Music (324 words)
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).
Xmal Deutschland headlined a U.K. tour in 1983 and recorded a live session for renowned British DJ John Peel.
On 1987's Viva, Xmal Deutschland hit their creative peak, puncturing their doom rock sound with the eerie hooks of "Matador" and "Sickle Moon." However, Xmal Deutschland's Halloween days were over by 1989's Devils.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Xmal Deutschland (502 words)
Xmal Deutschland was a musical group from Hamburg, Germany.
Xmal Deutschland was formed in 1980 by Anja Huwe (vocals), Manuela Rickers (guitar), Fiona Sangsters (keyboardss), Rita Simon (bass guitar) and Caro May (drums) in Hamburg, Germany.
Xmal Deutschland also opened for The Stranglers at a concert at Wembley Stadium in London.
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