XFactor1 are all about big, crushing guitar riffs and lead singer QBall’s gruff wrath — simple stuff, but there’s no denying their songs’ potential for getting bodies moving across concert hall floors. Speaking of bodies and floors, the raging buildups of a track like “Break You” might as well be this decade’s answer to Drowning Pool and other similarly minded power chord pummellers at the turn of the millennium. If you like hard rock that gets right to the point, look no further. Check out what QBall has to say about the origins of the band’s name below.
Who came up with the band name?
I did. Ricky, a.k.a. QBall.
Was there a selection process?
There were several different names we came up with. In the end, we thought this one personified us the best.
Is there a particular meaning behind the name?
Yeah. Most people know that an “x factor” is the unknown intangible. We wanted to be knows as the #1 unknown intangible in all aspects of people’s lives.
What’s the best name that you considered but rejected?
Burn Into Nothing.
What’s the worst name that you considered using?
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