XCIII is an Avantgarde Rock / Metal project located in France. Its aim is to combine different styles going from Black Metal to Trip Hop with no limitation, but with the will to keep a musical and lyrical coherence between all the tracks. A kind of « Art Total », where music, lyrics and pictures respond to each other. The former idea to play a folk black metal disappeared by the time Guillaume composed new songs, which were more open to new horizons, including Experimental and Prog elements. The result is a bleak experiment around the same idea. Destructed in the musical conception, the theme remains a whole.
The gradual transformation of XCIII has reached a provisional end with The Blue EP, which was released on the 10th of December 2019 to celebrate the ten years of the existence of the project. Even more sensual and direct, it overlaps all the band’s experiments of the last decade, even more eclectic, with some hint of industrial Metal, but also more pop-influenced atmospheres. Several songs were specially composed in order to be played live. The digipack version contains a bonus track as well as two remixes by BartosAntos and by Maquerelle.
Guillaume – All instruments, lyrics, recording
Maélise – additional vocals
Sarah – additional vocals