X-Sinner

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Line Up:
Rex Scott (V)
Greg Bishop (G)
Rob Kniep (B)
Mike Buckner (D)

Origin: USA
Label: Retroactive Records
Style: Hard Rock
Homepage: www.x-sinner.org
MySpace: myspace.com/xsinnernews

Overview

X-SINNER introduced themselves to the world in 1989 with their critically acclaimed Brian Johnson-era AC/DC influenced debut "Get It". The band followed that record up two years later with the Bon Scott-era AC/DC influenced sophomore effort "Peace Treaty". Retroactive Records initially approached the band about re-releasing the long out of print "Peace Treaty" disc to the modern world, but was met with the kind of legal red tape that usually brings a quick halt to such matters. Undaunted, the band and the label charted a new course and set plans for re-recording the entire album. The band was never fully pleased with the original version of the album and felt this was a great chance to give it the kind of hard rock treatment they had wanted it to have in the first place.

The ballad, "Hold On" was replaced with a newly written song entitled, "Fire It Up". Feeling the song encapsulated so much of what the band had always felt they were about, they decided to rename the album after it. Updated artwork was required as well to give the album the look to fit the sound.

X-SINNER has now officially reunited and is playing concerts again. They're currently recording a brand new studio album (tentitively titled, "World Covered In Blood"). Fans wondering what to expect from the new album should look no further than the title track of "Fire It Up".

Press Feedback

So, if you like your Rock N' Roll heavy and with the right amount of attitude, this is a good album for you.
Alan Miasnikov (Alternative-Zine.com)
More than likely, fans of AC/DC and DEF LEPPARD will enjoy this album more than anyone else. If you are a fan of X-SINNER's previous efforts, you will be blown away by the production quality of this release.
Fred Keel (JesusFreakHideout.com)
They deliver some great melodic hardrock songs in the same style as DEF LEPPARD did on their "On Through The Night" and "High 'n Dry" albums. The harmony vocals sounds very close to the LEPPARDs and the songs got great hooklines. This is an album that has it moments and if you miss the sound DEF LEPPARD had on their early days with some hints of AC/DC - should give this band a chance.
Juha Harjula (Melodic.net)
Looking for party rock in the same style as: KROKUS, AC/DC and DEF LEPPARD? Well... look no further.
Peter Laursen (PowerOfMetal.dk)
They've always been labeled as the Jesus rockers mix of AC/DC and DEF LEPPARD and you won't get a better description here. It's very much the sound of DEF's "High N' Dry" and "Pyromania" albums vs. the entire back catalogue of ACCA DACCA and especially the era of Bon Scott and early Brian Johnson.
Urban Wallstrom (RockUnited.com)
If you don't own "Peace Treaty", this is a definite must­buy, as it is a good upgrade from the previous release.
Jonathan Nelson (Tollbooth.org)
Wenn man in den 80ern DEF LEPPARD mit AC/DC verkuppelt hätte, wären X-SINNER deren äh…Kinder gewesen. Jeder einzelne Song der Scheibe hätte exakt auf beispielsweise "High N' Dry" oder eben auf einer der AC/DC Platten mit Brian Johnson stehen können.
Thorsten Dieterle (FFM-Rock.de)
Wer auf Oldschool Rock in bester DEF LEPPARD Manier mit einem Schuss AC/DC abfährt, wird hier absolut goldrichtig liegen. Daher bleibt einem nur noch eines zu sagen: Let The Good Times Roll!
Maio (Metal-Inside.de)
Haaach, so ehrlich schön, lausig, dreckig und speckig kann altbackener Hardrock Marke LED ZEPPELIN, AC/DC und frühe DEF LEPPARD, mit pfundweise Spass inne Backen, rebellischer Attitüde, literweise Herzblut, Schweiss und Schrot auf der Kimme beinhaltend, klingen. Yeah, that's really, really, really Rock 'n' Roll!!!
Toschi (Metallic-Zine.de)
Sänger Rex Scott hätte definitiv das Zeug zum dritten AC/DC Frontmann, falls Brian mal heisser wird. Ich bescheinige der Band absolute Partytauglichkeit und gebe euch das Versprechen, dass ihr viele Leute täuschen könnt, wenn ihr frech behauptet, es wäre die neue Scheibe der Australier.
Matthias Decklar (MyRevelations.de)
X-Sinner sind die Party-Band schlechthin und haben den grünen Daumen in Sachen Kompositionen des guten alten Rock'n Roll. Schnell noch ein paar Def Leppard-Visionen (natürlich auch vom alten Schlag) und fetter Sleaze, so dreckig wie Strassen von L.A. und ich kann mich gar nicht satt hören. Eine perfekte Symbiose aus allem was in den 80er-Jahren noch so richtig Spass gemacht hat.
Steve Burdelak (Obliveon.de)
Knaller wie "Rollin' Thunder", "I Take Power" oder "All I Need" sind purer Rock'n Roll. Für alle, die die Band bis dato versäumt haben, sei gesagt, dass hier feinster Sound im Stile von AC/DC meets JOHNNY CRASH dargeboten wird. Stay tuned.
Stefan (RockingBoy.de)
Der Sound von X-SINNER erinnert verdammt stark an DEF LEPPARD nicht etwa ans "Hysteria" sondern an das rockige "Pyromania". Gewisse Parallelen gibt es übrigens auch zu AC/DC vor allem Frontman Rex Scott brüllt sich die Seele aus dem Leib, dass es eine wahre Freude ist. Eine 100 % Empfehlung bei der man nichts falsch machen kann ausser man kauft sie nicht!
Vince (Sleaze-Metal.com)
Wer DEF LEPPARD gut fand, als sie noch mächtig die Botanik gerockt haben, wird mit X-Sinner und "Fire It Up" sehr, sehr viel Spass haben.
Eric (Squealer-Rocks.de)

Discography

New Album

Pic: Album 2006
Fire It Up
Street Date: 03/28/2008

Tracklist

1. Fire It Up (Demo)
2. I Take Power
3. Gotta Let Go
4. Rollin Thunder
5. Getch Ya
6. Don't Go
7. Peer Pressure
8. We Need Love
9. All I Need
10. You Got Me

Sales sheet

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Distribution

Austria: Rebeat
Belgium: Bertus
Denmark: Target Distr.
Finland: Firebox
France: Season Of Mist
Germany: Twilight
Italy: Andromeda Distribuzioni
Italy: Masterpiece Distribution
Japan: Disk Union
Luxembourg: Bertus
Netherland: Bertus
Norway: VME
Poland: Agonia Records
Slovakia: Metal Age Productions
Sweden: Border
Switzerland: Non Stop Music
UK: Plastic Head
USA: Century Media Distro
International: H'Art Music Vertrieb

Top review results

Sleaze-Metal.com: 9/10 pts.
AngelicWarlord.com: 90/100 pts.
RockingBoy.de: 8.5/10 pts.
JesusFreakHideout.com: 4/5 pts.
MetalInside.it: 8/10 pts.
Obliveon.de: 8/10 pts.
RockUnited.com: 8/10 pts.
TrueMetal.it: 80/100 pts.
HardSounds.it: 78/100 pts.
RockReport.be: 4.5/6 pts.
MetalGlory.de: 7.5/10 pts.
MyRevelations.de: 11/15 pts.
LordsOfMetal.nl: 73/100 pts.
Metal2Metal.de: 3.5/5 pts.
Tollbooth.org: 3.5/5 pts.
HallOfMetal.com: 7/10 pts.
Hardline-Magazine.de: 7/10 pts.

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Reviews on original release

WhiteMetal.it: 78/100 pts.

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