Manitou Music / Twilight
With a strong presence and personality, gripping songs, and being definitely above current trends, XICON, loosely influenced by bands like Clawfinger or Rammstein, is catching the attention of a quickly growing audience.
THEOGONY, their 11-songs debut album, is a unique blend of powerful guitars, energetic rythms (“Chemical”, “All Flesh And Smoke”) sustained by sophisticated, subtle synth arrangements (”Pandora”, “Exit The Line”).
THEOGONY was recorded, mixed and produced by Patrick Aeby with Dom Favez - two members as well as prod.ucers of the multi-gold swiss hard-rock legend KROKUS. Patrick and Dom brought this album to ..ternational standards of production and quality. THEOGONY was mastered at MSM, Germany by .Christoph Stickel (OOMPH!,Gotthard, Guano Apes). The album features Ludovic Loez (Supuration/S.U.P.) on vocals on the ballad “Pandora”, and comes with a profesionnal video for the blasting song “All Flesh And Smoke”.
XICON are no newcomers! Formed of four talents who have all been active for over a decade in various genres of music, including rock, funk, metal, and even classical music, XICON has arisen from their previous project, “The Nightshade”. Since 1998, that band had reached an international reputation within the underground scene, thanks to dozens of gigs, reviews in top metal magazines, and a showcase broadcast several times on the Swiss National Television (TSR). The Nightshade was recast into XICON to underline the strong will to bring its creativity to a brand new level.
Formed of four musicians who have all been active for over a decade in various genres of music, including metal, classical music, funk and rock, XICON has arisen from the ashes of The Nightshade, their previous project – not to be confused with the Scandinavian or American homonyms. The band had reached an international reputation within the underground scene, thanks to dozens of gigs, three reviews in top French metal magazine Hard-Rock Mag, and a showcase broadcast several times on the Swiss National Television last year. That's with the strong will to bring its creativity to a brand new level, that The Nightshade was recast into XICON.
All Flesh And Smoke
Exit The Line
Share The Bane
All Flesh And Smoke (Ayrton Felkor Remix)
All Flesh And Smoke Bonus Video