09 November 2010
Styx is an American rock band that became famous for its albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The band's name comes from the Greek mythological river Styx that was said to form the boundary between the underworld and the world of the living. It also refers to a goddess and a nymph that represent that river.
It was said that the river Styx winds around Hades (hell or the underworld are its other names) nine times.
The name is derived from the Greek word stugein which means hate.
In case you are still looking for a name for your band, there are actually five rivers that separate Hades from the world of the living. Acheron is the river of woe; Cocytus, the river of lamentation; Phlegethon, the river of fire; Lethe, the river of forgetfulness; and Styx is the river of hate.
The Chicago band is known for blending progressive rock ("prog-rock") with hard rock guitar, strong ballads, and theatricality. The band is best known for the hits "Lady" (#6, 1975), "Come Sail Away" (#8, 1977), "Babe" (#1, 1979), "The Best of Times" (#3, 1981), "Too Much Time On My Hands" (#9, 1981), and "Mr. Roboto" (#3, 1983).
Styx had four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum.
Pieces of Eight
Styx - Greatest Hits
Styx/Gold: Come Sail Away
Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings
Kilroy Was Here
Styx - Return to Paradise DVD