The Eternal Afflict is a band from Essen, started in 1989.
The band started as a collaboration between Markus Borowski ("Mark") and Andrè Kampmann ("Cyan"). They released 3 demo tapes under the name Romantic Affliction. In 1991, they created their debut album Atroci(-me)ty, followed by the EP Luminographic. Both of these contain their best known and most popular track: San Diego. They performed at the first official Wave-Gotik-Treffen in 1992. In 1993 they released the album Trauma Rouge, followed by a supporting tour called The Trauma over Europe. 1994 saw the release of their album War on Gymnastic Records. The band broke up in 1995 due to internal strife, with Mark and Cyan concentrating on solo work such as Cyan Kills E.Coli. After a four year break, The Eternal Afflict published their best of album Nothing meant Forever in 1998. They also performed at the fourth Woodstage Summer Open Air festival in Glauchau.