Włochy / Italy
Date of establishing :
ebm, electro, electronica, futurepop, industrial, synthpop
Band members:Marco Visconti
Biography:XP8 began in 2001 as a trio including previous singer Paul Toohill. Melding an airy blend of EBM, electronica, techno and trance, the band brought their various visions and talents to life with synthetic vibrancy and danceable beats, while crossing electronic genres with relative ease.
Release of their first CD "Forgiven" in 2004 by Black Flames Records is quickly followed by the "RE_Productions" EP. A year later, XP8 signs to Infacted Recordings to release their sophomore effort, "Hrs:Min:Sec", which the band considers their real debut. Over the years that followed, XP8 made a name for themselves due to their energetic live performances and their much sought-after remix work.
Their third studio album, "The Art Of Revenge", is released in 2008 and immediately receives rave reviews.
Pushing forward even harder in 2009, XP8 begins working on the eagerly anticipated new album, "Drop the Mask". The 2010 release, is a further evolution of the band’s sound by showing the duo of Marco Visconti and Marko Resurreccion taking their collective music prowess to new heights. Still present are the subtle hints of the 80's and early influences, while easily slipping in sounds of the new millennium. The album is introduced by the single "Want It", a groovy and sexy electro-industrial tune who also features the guest vocals of Daniel Graves of Aesthetic Perfection fame, who lends XP8 his mighty screaming which turns the song into a pure dancefloor smasher.
In 2011 comes out "X: A Decade Of Decadence", which exhibits a singularity of purpose: to drive the listener onto the dancefloor. This is futurepop at its finest, surely the catchiest and most accessible work XP8 has produced to date. A year later is released "Burning Down", a remix EP focused on the same-titled song, which was also chosen by the band for their third official video, and which became already a true classic of the whole genre.
XP8 with "Adrenochrome" enters by re-affirming once again their constant search to evolve their own sound, incorporating elements from every electronic dance styles, which culminate here. It is the best and most mature band's effort to date. Defying the current trends that see bands and musicians releasing singles, XP8 went once again back to their own roots and planned Adrenochrome as a real concept album, with a full story behind it, where the music becomes soundtrack to the tales told. The same year comes out "Meathead's Lost" a release with interesting remixes.
Then the band releases three critically acclaimed EP's: "Nigredo", "Albedo" and "Rubedo", which are well-concepted recordings.