(New York, N.Y.): Denmark’s Essence are recent Spinefarm Records signees and they have revealed details about Prime, their label debut, sharing snippets of six songs from the release. The Danes will release Prime on October 2. Narrowing the gap between the poppy energy of The Offspring and the youthful vehemence of early Metallica and Slayer, the album, their third overall, is a Primeexample of how a riveting combo of melodic and catchy yet wildly thrashing metal is done.
Preview snippets of six songs from the album here.
“No Sleep ‘Till Def,” the first instant grat track, lands on July 17, while the lead single and video for “Untouchable” will land in August.
Essence is a Danish metal band with roots in thrash metal formed in 2005. The band consists of four young guys. Their debut album, Lost in Violence (produced by Soren Andersen), was released in 2011 and their 2nd album, Last Night of Solace (produced by Peter Tägtgren), was released in 2013. They are reckoned to be an energetic live band and have toured Europe several times as support for artists like Hypocrisy and Vader. The band has also performed with acts like Entombed, In Flames and Megadeth, performed at Roskilde Festival, Copenhell and Metal Fest, and toured Denmark on several co- and headliner tours playing 130+ shows. Their latest album got nominated for a Metal Hammer Award, won the Rock The Nation Award and honored the band with a Culture Award from the Danish government presented by the mayor of their home county.
Prime Track Listing (October 2, Spinefarm Records)
1. Refuse to Exist
2. Thunder Prayer
3. No Sleep ‘Till Def
4. Heart of Gold
5. Modern Heroes
9. Watch it Burn
With 100% analog production.