Classic Bands

Clan of Xymox Release New Album “Limbo” and Announce North American Tour Dates

Clan of Xymox returneth! Following our podcast interview with frontman Ronny Moorings earlier this year, the band have released their new album out today through Metropolis Records, entitled Limbo. a record that arrives exactly one year after their previous release Spider On The Wall.

Limbo is a masterstroke of modern goth rock, expanding the signature Clan of Xymox sound to create a captivating take on this moment in our history. As with most musicians with time on their hands after lockdown, Clan of Xymox began crafting new material – but unlike many bands who simply used the time to work on irons in the fire, Xymox turned quarantine into a brilliant concept album about the pandemic itself.

With Limbo, Clan Of Xymox remains at the top of their songwriting game, certainly one of the most poignant and timely albums to come out of the Covid era. The album opens with the explosive, plaintive “Brave New World”, with Ronny Moorings’ signature voice in fine form. It’s followed by “Lockdown”, a fast-paced, unsettling track peppered with eerie synth accents lamenting the madness incurred with social distance. The paranoid “Big Brother” makes a scathing nod to camera culture.

“The Great Reset” and the emotionally-charged Forgotten get more introspective, hauntingly musing over societal changes and injustices. The pace picks back up with Limbo, a goth-heavy narrative questioning this paralyzing state of mind. “No Way Out” churns through the labyrinth of the mind at a quicker rate, a panic attack doubling as a club banger. “In Control” taps into a more classic Clan of Xymox sound with big hooks, echoing classics like A Day. This energy is yanked into a minor chord in The Great Depression, a track about a struggling collective with a gorgeously ghostly hook. “The One Percent” is a scathing critique of top-tier fat cats and unforgiving governments. “Dystopia” opens with a sinister riff off of the classic Rock and Roll Part II,  a nightmarish vision bringing to mind the destroyed yellow brick road of Return to Oz.  The album finishes with a higher energy question on all our minds – “How Long?”

This is some of the best work Clan of Xymox has ever produced. From start to finish, Limbo is both highly catchy and deep. Listen below:

To support the album, Clan of Xymox 2022 North American tour dates appear below. The second leg of the tour features Curse Mackey as support, who recently released the Clan of Xymox Remix video of his song ‘Submerge”.

Clan of Xymox Tour Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 4 – Columbus OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex
  • Sat, Mar 5 – Ferndale MI @ The Magic Bag
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex
  • Sun, Mar 6 – Toronto ON @ Velvet Underground
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Yone Defcode
  • Tue, Mar 8 – Montreal QC @ Theatre Fairmount
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Yone Defcode
  • Wed, Mar 9 – Boston MA @ Cavern Club at Hard Rock Café
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex
  • Thu, Mar 10 – Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex
  • Fri, Mar 11 – Millersville PA @ Phantom Power
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex
  • Sat, Mar 12 – Richmond VA @ Richmond Music Hall
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex
  • Sun, Mar 13 – Baltimore MD @ Soundstage
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Aertex
  • Wed, Mar 16 – Orlando FL @ The Abbey
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate
  • Fri, Mar 18 – West Palm Beach FL @ Respectable Street
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Astari Nite
  • Sat, Mar 19 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate
  • Sun, Mar 20 – Nashville TN @ High Watt
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate
  • Tue, Mar 22 – Indianapolis IN @ Irving Theatre
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate
  • Wed, Mar 23 – St Paul MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Autumn
  • Thu, Mar 24 – Chicago IL @ Concord Music Hall
    w/ The Bellwether Syndicate, Autumn
  • Thu, Nov 3 – Dallas TX @ Gas Monkey
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Fri, Nov 4 – Austin TX @ Elysium
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Sat, Nov 5 – Houston TX @ Numbers
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Sun, Nov 6 – San Antonio TX @ Paper Tiger
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Tue, Nov 8 – Denver CO @ Oriental Theater
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens, The Siren Project
  • Wed, Nov 9 – Salt Lake City UT @ Metro Music Hall
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Fri, Nov 11 – Seattle WA @ El Corazon
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Sat, Nov 12 – Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Sun, Nov 13 – Portland OR @ Star Theater
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Wed, Nov 16 – San Francisco CA @ August Hall
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Thu, Nov 17 – Costa Mesa CA @ The Wayfarer
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Fri, Nov 18 – San Diego CA @ Music Box
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens
  • Sat, Nov 19 – Los Angeles CA @ Regent Theater
    w/ Curse Mackey, A Cloud of Ravens

Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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