Arts and Decay is a gothic rock band from Kaiserslautern, Germany, founded in 1988. In the early years their music moved between punk and dark wave using a drum machine. The band first achieved great attention with the song "Mescal" when it was released on the "German Mystic Sound Sampler - Volume II". With their concept album "Shadowjesus" they caused quite a stir in the black scene.
Roger Ingenthron (Roger Thorn) - vocals, guitar
Michael Halberstadt - guitar, vocals
E.-L. Hesky - keyboard, programming
Markus Weilemann - bass
Elmar Fritzinger - guitar
Mike Bellum, Max Payne - drums