XT – “Revived – Standing for Jesus Christ” (Talking Music)

XT – “Revived – Standing for Jesus Christ”
Talking Music
26 April 2019

The XT collective is back with a new record. Formed in 1991 by guitarist Björn Stigsson (Leviticus) and singer Sonny Larsson (Motherlode), XT went on hiatus for many years after their third full-length was released back in 1995. Their lyrical universe offers a Christian message but where social consciousness is always present. In the 1990s, grunge and death metal were the dominant genres, but with the great demand for heavy melodic and progressive rock that we’re having today, XT’s music is quite right in time. Their role models are bands like Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Genesis.XT reunited again in the spring of 2017 and “Saved by the blood”, their fourth full-length was released, getting got good reviews and offering melodic heavy rock music. Some gigs in Sweden took place. But the musicians’ good reputation and contact network also led them abroad. Yes, actually as far away as Laos where they performed at a big festival. But it was not only the shows that felt great for the musicians, as the biggest step was to play at an orphanage, with the band buying coloring books for the kids and spending some time with them. Being able to do something for the smallest in society, those who are often forgotten, is something that the musicians in XT are passionate about. A good example of how they go from word to action!The new album, the band’s fifth, is called “XT Revived” and although it doesn’t contain new songs we can still consider it new material.The songs were selected from the first three records and recorded again with the band’s current musicians, with guitarist Björn Stigsson stating that it was a better choice than to remix those tracks. The final result features a better and contemporary sound played by today’s constellation of XT.New in the band since the last album is the drummer Thomas Weinesjö. Other members include Sonny Larsson (vocals), Björn Stigsson (guitar, keyboards, moog taurus), Peter Carlsohn (bass, moog taurus) and Danne Tibell (Hammond organ, keyboards). The album is released on April 26, 2019 and the day after XT will perform a release show in Värnamo.

Björn Stigsson – Guitars, Keyboards, Moog Taurus, Backing vocals
Sonny Larsson – Vocals
Danne Tibell – Hammond and keyboards
Peter Carlsohn – Bass
Thomas Weinesjö – Drums

Country: Sweden
Genre: Melodic Hard rock