XP8

XP8

Real Name:
Marco Visconti, Marko Resurreccion
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XP8 was Marco Visconti and Marko Resurreccion.

The band, started in 2001 as a trio including previous singer Paul Toohill , composes an airy blend of EBM, electronica, techno and trance, bringing their various visions and talents to life with synthetic vibrancy and danceable beats, crossing electronic genres with relative ease.

Aimed at the heart of the dancefloor, the music keeps listeners moving through the night in timeless waves, emitting subtle hints of the 1980s while slipping easily into sounds of the new millennium: glitchy patterns, sharp simulated strings, and clear vocals travel through bright sequences and brooding atmospheres.

After having released their first demo, "Forgiven", on the now defunct mp3.com website, and receiving good feedbacks, they signed a deal with the Polish label Black Flames Records, who would reissue the demo on May 2004 as "Forgive[n]", quickly followed by the "RE_Productions" EP in October 2004.
In several interviews though, the band seem to consider their real debut the 2005 album "Hrs:Min:Sec", released on the acclaimed German label Infacted Recordings.

Over the years, XP8 made a name for themselves due to their energetic live performances: the band played all over Europe, from their native Italy to Russia, and attended prestigious festivals like the Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany. Also their remix work is much sought-after, and bands as different as Attrition, Mortiis, Icon Of Coil and Dope Stars Inc. (among the others) has been remixed by XP8.

In 2013, XP8 released the crowd-funded concept album Adrenochrome, which they described as their best effort to date, without any record label support.

Everything came to a grinding halt in 2014 when the band decided to disband, quoting various reasons for this decision, among them the dwindling interest in alternative/industrial dance music, a trend that had a long run for almost two decades but that eventually ran dry. In an interview, Visconti also stated that “[...] no one wants to be the old guy in a room full of kids looking at you like a dinosaur: I remember vividly making fun of those old goths that simply didn’t want to get the fuck out of MY clubs a decade ago, and the last thing I wanted to become was one of them.” - clearly pointing out the necessity to make space for a younger generation to make things vital and vibrant once again.

Before disbanding, XP8 released a series of 3 EPs over a period of 9 months, each released tied to one of the phases of the Alchemical process: the three releases went on to be praised as the band's best material by critics and fans alike, proving how the Italian duo left a mark on the industrial scene for years and years to come. Steven Gullotta at Brutal Resonance stated that "XP8 may be dead, but their music will forever hold a place within my soul",[9] giving the band a good send off.
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XP8 Discography

Albums

none XP8 10111(CDr) Not On Label (XP8 Self-released) none Italy 2002 Sell This Version
XP8 Forgive (Album) MP3.com US 2003 Sell This Version
XP8 Hrs:Min:Sec (Album) Infacted Recordings, Infacted Recordings US 2005 Sell This Version
XP8 The Art Of Revenge (Album) Infacted Recordings Germany 2008 Sell This Version
XP8 Drop The Mask (Album) Infacted Recordings Germany 2010 Sell This Version
XP8 Adrenochrome (Album) 2393 Records Italy 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

XP8 RE_Productions (Das Licht + Wet Dream) (EP) Black Flames Records Poland 2004 Sell This Version
Reaper (2), Retractor, XP8, Liquid Divine Reaper (2), Retractor, XP8, Liquid Divine - Infact1on Two (Single) Infacted Recordings, Infacted Recordings Germany 2006 Sell This Version
TTNT001 XP8 Download Me (P2P Version)(File, MP3, Single, 320) 2393 Records TTNT001 Italy 2007
XP8 Want It (Single) Infacted Recordings Germany 2009
none XP8 :Ritual:-Magazine Presents XP8(5xFile, MP3, EP) :Ritual: none Italy 2009
XP8 X: A Decade Of Decadence (EP) Deathwatch Asia Italy 2011 Sell This Version
XP8 Still Frames (EP) 2393 Records Italy 2011
XP8 Burning Down (EP) Deathwatch Asia Italy 2012 Sell This Version
XP8 vs. Hope Estheim XP8 vs. Hope Estheim - Heartless Disaster (Single) Not On Label (Hope Estheim Self-released) Italy 2013
XP8 Meathead's Lost HD (EP) 2393 Records Italy 2013
XP8 Two Of Three: Albedo (EP) 2393 Records Italy 2014
XP8 One Of Three: Nigredo (EP) 2393 Records Italy 2014
XP8 Three Of Three: Rubedo (EP) 2393 Records Italy 2015

Miscellaneous

none Everything Goes Cold vs XP8 Everything Goes Cold vs XP8 - Everything Goes Cold & XP8 Present: The Squidhead Liberation Front, Featuring Battery Cage And Claire Voyant(2xFile, MP3) Not On Label none US 2008
none XP8 Club The Mask(CDr, Smplr, Promo) Infacted Recordings none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
none XP8 Bullet Hole (Free Download Version)(File, MP3, Promo, 320) Deathwatch Asia none Japan 2011