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Andreas Davids

Niemcy / Germany

Date of establishing :

Music genere:
industrial, noise, powernoise, Rhythmic Noise


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Andreas Davids


Xotox was founded in 1998 as a solo-project by Andreas Davids. Adequately described as "industrial for hyperactive people" - the Xotox sound is characterised by hard beats, catchy melodies and merciless noise-attacks.

The debut-album "Stückgut" and following releases "Epos" ,"Monolith", “Disinhibition ", “Normalzustand: angst" and "Rhythm of fear (live in Jena)" got a variety of great reviews . Xotox started performing live around Germany, winning more fans and attracting media attention for the first time.

In 2002 "Silberfieber" and the Minialbum "Nothing" were released featuring the hits "Eisenkiller", "Nothing", "Null" and "Zweischicht", which went on heavy rotation in many clubs in Germany.

In 2003 the first album on pronoize was released - "Lichtlos" managed to establish itself on nearly every German dancefloor.

"Eisenkiller" became the club anthem of winter 2003/04 and "Lichtlos" the benchmark album. for the very first time an industrial-act managed to reach number 1 in the German alternative charts and held on to the top spot for several weeks. But Xotox have not been lazy and so in June 2004 the follow-up to "Lichtlos" was released also on pronoize.
"Die unruhe" contained 15 new tracks, including the clubhits "Nasse wände" and "Mechanische unruhe" as well as remixes by absurd minds, mindware, heimataerde and other established acts.

But there was more: "Die unruhe" had a play time of nearly 70 minutes for the price of an ep, a special gift for loyal Xotox fans. No surprise then that "Die unruhe" sold out before the actual release date just on account of the pre-orders. Since then Andreas Davids has been supported by Ulrich Riedmüller on drums for the live shows.

In 2005 the next album "[PSI]" was released in two different editions (jewelcase-edition and a limited double-cd-digipack containing an extra disc with remixes by KieW, [S.I.T.D.], Jean Bach, Mechanical Moth, Noisuf-X , exclusive tracks and 2 video-clips).

"[PSI]" reached number 2 in the German alternative charts and hold on to this position for several weeks.

To celebrate the headlining position of the first pronoize-festival on April, 16th 2006 Xotox released the first live-album called "Dokumentation I: Ton".

Recorded in november 2005 at the bpm-club, leipzig (gemany) it contains all clubhits like "eisenkiller", "winterblut" or "nasse waende" in powerful live-versions. "dokumentation i: ton" is limited to 1000 pcs. and contains also 4 previously unreleased bonustracks which were created in cooperation with x-fusion, spiritual cramp and missratener sohn.

Right in time for his project's 10th anniversary the third album "in den zehn morgen" will see the light of day to coincide with the start of the european tour on march, 14th 2008.

"In den zehn morgen" contains many club-hits , such as "ewig", "habitat", "grob fahrlaessig" or "keine ruhe vor dem sturm", as well as more experimental tracks. for this release andreas decided to team up with some interesting guest artists: thomas rainer (l´ ame immortelle / nachtmahr) and lahannya, who is best known for her performances with soman but has recently made an impact in her own right with the release of her debut album "shotgun reality". "in den zehn morgen" will be released both in standard jewel-case format and as a limited box set, which will contain the bonus cd "early recordings" with rare tracks from the beginning of xotox as well as a few other little surprises...

The box set is strictly limited to 1000, each numbered by hand.
"In den zehn morgen" reached number 1 in the german alternative charts (dac) and held on to the top spot for 6 weeks in a row.

In may 2008 „hyperactive – the best of“ has been released as exclusive north-america-release by vendetta music (under licence of pronoize). this release contains all clubhits and 2 previously unreleased tracks.
at the end of the year 2008 'in den zehn morgen' has reached pos. 4 in the DAC charts of the year 2008 and xotox is on pos. 2 in the category "top album act national 2008"!
andreas is also a sought after dj on the electro, industrial and noise scene.