X Marks The Pedwalk was started in 1987 by André Schmechta (Sevren Ni-Arb) and his school-friend Jörg Böhme (Regan Eracs) but they used the name Scarecrow at first. André and Jörg made "Black Door" (Scarecrow), "Arbitrary Execution", "Danger/Disease Control", "Abattoir", "Freaks" and "Cenotaph" together then Jörg Böhme left the band. He was replaced by André's brother Thorsten (Raive Yarx). André Schmechta put aside his work on X Marks The Pedwalk in the late 90's to concentrate on his family and career. X Marks the Pedwalk returned in late 2009/early 2010 with a new album and single, with live shows in 2010.
X Marks the Pedwalk (sometimes written as X-Marks the Pedwalk) is a German band whose styles range from post-industrial dance to electronic body music. X Marks the Pedwalk’s influence in the industrial and electronic music scenes was considerable during the 1990s, as they were one of the first and most popular acts from the now defunct record label, Zoth Ommog.