BAND SPOTLIGHT: HARD ROCK BAND XFACTOR1 FROM COLUMBUS OHIO.
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.
From Columbus, OH, XFactor1’s dedication and strong work ethic proves their desire to be seen and heard and once prompted a writer for a rock magazine to proclaim them “Americas blue collar band”. They wear it like a badge of honor!
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The band has released two EP’s a CD/DVD combo and Two full length records selling over 75,000 records combined. In 2012 XFactor1 signed to Megaforce/MRi Records and saw the singles: “Bring It On”, “The Stroke” and “Parasite” all gain significant traction on Active Rock Radio. “Bring It On” was featured on the NFL, MLB, ESPN, Speed TV, and College Game Day.
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XFactor1's latest album REBOOT: THE SYSTEM is XF1's most complete effort to date. It's a true "group effort" from every member and their individual influences. The first single “I Blame You” is an emotional song touching on a topic that has heavily affected our culture. During the winter holiday season of 2013, front man Ricky "QBall" Wolf was contacted by a fan about the recent suicide of his girlfriend due to a pill overdose. He told QBall that XFactor1's music was really helping him “get through some
tough times" because it spoke of empowerment and overcoming adversity.