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Alina – Bass, Vocals | Alex – Guitar, Vocals | Kai – Vocals  | Olli – Synths, Vocals | Dima – Drums

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Biography

X-Vivo is a Post-Industrial Metal Band from Berlin, which has made a name for itself in the underground scene with its unparalleled sound. Various styles from Industrial, Core, Alternative to Post-Rock are combined organically and mostly have a gloomy tone. Timon Krause from Power-Metal.de wrote, X-Vivo “is one of a few established bands, whose sound is so distinct, that each one would deserve its own patent.” Panorama-filling guitar riffs meet interstellar synthesizers, until a piano from outer space lets everything fall apart and the sounds rebuild from scratch. In addition, there are four voices ranging from rough screams to spoken word and auratic singing. X-Vivo is an emotional anti-pathos in a damp garment and partly despicable mask.

After a first Demo-EP named Evil One, their debut album EgoPhobia was released in 2009. In the following, the band reformed, reoriented its sound, and the result was presented in 2013 with the remix EP Out Of The Smell Of Decay. Selected tracks of the debut album were expressed in a new light. In 2017 they released their concept album Petrichor, which addresses speciesism and opposes the circle of apathy and suppression.Gloomy, brute, violent, but also graceful, melancholic and fragile – The soundtrack of life.” (Badblack-Unicorn Magazine) – Several online reviews stated the band overall highly positive feedback. The song “The Eyes Of The Wolves Awake” was released as a first single including music video.

Various titles of X-Vivo appeared on samplers of Sonic Seducer, Dark Spy and Zillo Magazine. Moreover, they have been live support to bands such as Combichrist, Infected Rain and Ost+Front. In the moment the band is working on a new mini-album.

X-Vivo is a Post-Industrial Metal Band from Berlin, which has made a name for itself in the underground scene with its unparalleled sound. Various styles from Industrial, Core, Alternative to Post-Rock are combined organically and mostly have a gloomy tone. Timon Krause from Power-Metal.de wrote, X-Vivo “is one of a few established bands, whose sound is so distinct, that each one would deserve its own patent.” Panorama-filling guitar riffs meet interstellar synthesizers, until a piano from outer space lets everything fall apart and the sounds rebuild from scratch. In addition, there are four voices ranging from rough screams to spoken word and auratic singing. X-Vivo is an emotional anti-pathos in a damp garment and partly despicable mask.

X-Vivo is a Post Industrial Metal Band from Berlin / Germany.

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Reviews for Petrichor (2017)

A fascinating mix of electronic elements-hard metal, spoken-word-parts, gentle angel’s voice and wall-breaking growls with a hint of metalcore influences. Slow meets fast, hard meets smooth. Helgvar Mánfreðson – Hellfire Magazine

Gloomy, brute, violent, but also graceful, melancholic and fragile – The soundtrack of life. V-nerV – BadBlack Unicorn Magazin

Anathema and Nine Inch Nails, FearFactory and Sepultura, The Gathering and Enter Shikari don’t really fit together, but the metropolitans do a very good job with this. Conclusion: damn good, sick production and very diversified! RCN -Magazine

Reviews for Out Of The Smell Of Decay (2013)

Right at the beginning of “Reflection” you have to think of Linkin Park – while further progress allows drawing comparisons with bands like Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson or Static-X. In plain: X-Vivo serves us a mixture of Metal, Industrial and Electro, which was big in the 90s, but now in an up-to-date sound. Even elements of dubstep and psychedelic moments can be identified.Sascha Blach – Zillo

The band has remained true to their original Industrial-Alternative style and similarities to bands like NINE INCH NAILS or SLIPKNOT are still to be found. The step toward more electronics has it all done quite well and additionally expands the sound spectrum of the band. They create a grim and gloom atmosphere, that shifts between soft and loud – desolation and menace alike, that would perfectly fit as a soundtrack for an end time- or zombie movie. Floh Hessler – Metal District

This EP is serious. Dead serious. Heavy sound carpets run through these songs, interrupted by Industrial-Rock parts and whispered or wrathful vocals. No, you wouldn’t start a party with X-VIVO. Their music fits more into the credits of a Horror-Slasher or as a background for a Cyberpunk game. Timon Krause – Powermetal.de

In further progress certain elements from Gothic Metal, Neue Deutsche Härte and even Dubstep appear which makes the total of these six remixes to a quite varied as impressive affair. If you have been waiting for a crossover mix of LINKIN PARK, EVANESCENCE and SKRILLEX then this remix-EP is highly recommended. Marco Fiebag – Black Online

You have to listen carefully to the five songs and bonus track, because X-Vivo doesn’t like simple compositions. Heavy riffs, synths, electronic beats, piano and up to four voices all together in these six tracks which beside their complexity go directly into the ear and show all of their facets after repeated listening. The Raven – Jarwinbenadar

The mood of “Out Of The Smell Of Decay” is grim and sometimes almost threatening. This is particular due to the insistent voice of singer Kai and the generally very club-heavy arrangements of the remixes that will surprise now and then by a storm of riffs. But X-Vivo is even more convincing when adding the clear voice of bassist Alina as a strong contrast to the male lead vocals like for example in “Last Drop”. Sigi Maier – Metal1.info

These boys and girls from the capital play with their style of music directly in a tension field of cords and keys. What the listener gets between his ears is kind of puzzling like what it must have been for the people during the industrialization.Janet Ruppelt – The Pit

Emergenza

…X-Vivo hit the spot with their custom made Metal Crossover and an outstanding on stage performance in futuristic costumes, that remind of post-apocalyptic movies. They delivered some very harmonious well performed songs and tunes: including a DJ at the turntables, keys, guitar, bass, drums and a very energetic screamer.

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