Coming to Pittsburgh’s Altar Bar on the RETURN TO DECADENCE TOUR with Mushroomhead for their 20th Anniversary Tour is Columbus, Ohio’s very own XFactor1. XFactor1 was formed during the brutal winter of 2006 with the intent of bringing decadence, intensity and the true meaning of music back to a rock and metal scene that was sounding pretty tame and had lost its connection with the people that matter the most, the fans.
Armed with only a 3 song demo (Generation Chaos) and a second to none passion to be seen and heard, the band started making an immediate name for themselves in the midwest region of the nations corn belt via word of mouth and through a strong showing at live shows with such national heavyweights as Hell Yeah, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Disturbed & more. New legions of fans called XNation instantly identified with the message and passion of the band. The desire was undeniable and prompted one writer to dub XFactor1 “Americas Blue Collar Band” after he witnessed the band members going person to person at a large festival talking to everyone they could about the band and how grateful they were for everyone’s support. Humble, hard working. REAL.
To date, XFactor1 has sold over 50,000 units combined of their EP (Something Inside), 1 CD/DVD combo (Live Another Day), 2 full length Cd’s (American Dream/Hope For Tomorrow) and in 2011 charted for 4 weeks on Billboards Heatseeker charts for the NE/Central US region. Coming in as high as #2. XFactor1 has also been a feature band on various regional/national compilation cds from sources such as Metal Edge Magazine and more. In 2010, their strongest sponsor, Jagermeister included them on over 125,000 download cards that was distributed all over the United States at the Mayhem tour. In 2011, Red Bull named XFactor1 a top 5 band to watch. Furthering their status as a band on the move and a force to be reckoned with.
In 2012, XFactor1 signed to MRi/Megaforce to extend the reach for the release of their most ambitious and rock solid release to date, Famous.Last.Words. The defining formula that personifies who they are, what they believe in and the dreams that we all live for. A thirteen song collection of today’s real world realities through the eyes of a real world band.
Don’t miss a great line up at Altar Bar 10/24!
Members: QBall – Vocals, C-Lok – Lead Guitar, Cody – Guitar, – Bass, Zack – Drums
Sounds Like: Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, HELLYEAH, Shinedown, Staind
Label: Mega Force