XIII. Století ("13th century" in czech) is a czechgothic rock band. The beginning of the group can be dated to 1990. It arose from the ruins of punk trio Hrdinové nové fronty ("The Heroes of the New Front", H.N.F.). The frontman of XIII. Století, Petr Štěpán, says: It is logically only one genre, which can grow up from punk past, without declining their music from the past. During evolution, the membership of the group changed many times, but the original members of singer Petr Štěpán and drummer Pavel Štěpán have remained with the group throughout.