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



If you take a closer look at their history “What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger” could be the keynote of this german Post Industrial Metal band. Originally founded back in 2005, X-Vivo recreated itself in 2011 after several setbacks and changes in their line-up. Temporary as a pack of four (2014-2017), they concentrated with full force on creating their current album Petrichor. The music contains stylistic elements of metal, industrial and post rock and is reminiscent of a mix of Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence or Bring Me The Horizon. Accordingly it’s a combination of heavy riffs with synthetic sounds, that characterizes the contrast between the organic and industrial approach of X-Vivo. Low tuned guitars and sinister sounds are a part of the bands repertoire as well as melancholic pianos and cinematic elements. Moreover the four different voices starting from harsh shouts to spoken word and clean singing are also a stylistic device of the band.

Performing on stage X-Vivo are five bundles of energy rocking their asses off. Stage elements of light and wires, that could be a part of “Resident Evil” meet post apocalyptic “Mad Max” outfits. The gloomy note of the sound is also stylized in the faces of the band members.

Altogether X-Vivo already had four releases. After their first Demo-EP Evil One, a full-length album called EgoPhobia followed in 2009 combining several years of theband history. In 2013 they published the Remix EP Out Of The Smell Of Decay, that shows new facets of selected tracks of their debut album. Moreover the tracks appeared on samplers of Sonic Seducer, Dark Spy and Zillo and the band had a few interviews on radio stations (i.e. RadioEins Berlin). On April 29th 2017 X-Vivo released their concept album Petrichor containing 12 new songs, that creates a symbol for revivalism and thereby opposes against the circle of apathy and suppression. Several online reviews stated the band mainly positive feedback. Currently the band plays a couple of concerts and in this regard they supported Combichrist and Ost+Front at Out Of Line Weekender 2018.

X-Vivo is a Post  Industrial Metal Band from Berlin / Germany. Take the weirdness of Slipknot, mix it with the athmosphere of Nine Inch Nails and let it play at Silent Hill. Then you’ve got the sound and style of X-Vivo.

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, melancolic 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 –

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 –

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


…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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