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Formed: 2005
From: Nordjylland, Denmark
Last Known Status: Unknown

Latest Essence News

Below is our complete Essence news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Essence Signs With Spinefarm

Spinefarm Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Essence. The label had this to say about the new singing:

"Essence is a Danish metal band with roots in thrash metal formed in 2005. The band consists of four young lads-Lasse, Nikolaj, Mark and Rasmus. Debut album, 'Lost in Violence,' produced by Søren Andersen, was released in 2011. Second album, 'Last Night of Solace,' produced by Peter Tägtgren, was released in 2013. It was nominated for a Metal Hammer Award and won the Rock the Nation Award. The band was honored with a Culture Award from the Danish government presented by the mayor of their home region.

"Essencei is regarded as a highly energetic live band and has toured Europe several times as support for artists like Hypocrisy and Vader. The band has also shared the stage with acts like Entombed, In Flames and Megadeth and they have also rocked the stages of Roskilde Festival, Copenhell and Metal Fest, and toured Denmark on several co-headline and headline runs. Essence played more than 130 shows and is working on a third album, which is the group's first for Spinefarm, and it signals the beginning of a new era: a new kind of expression that is all about keeping it simple, melodic, and catchy, all the while capturing the youthful energies of four friends living out their passion. More...

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Essence Drops Off European Tour

Mercenary is out on the road with Essence and Omnium Gatherum. The band has now posted the following message online about Essence dropping off the tour:

"It is with great regret that we must inform you that Essence has left our European tour early. Due to health issues the band chose to cancel the rest of the tour. We wish them the best and a speedy recovery.

"On another note - we will be playing Frankfurt this Monday the 9th of September at the Nachtleben club. By mistake this show was not mentioned on our official website even though the show was announced on other social media. We apologize for any confusion and hope to see you there!"

Remaining dates on the tour can be found at this location.

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Essence Posts "For The Fallen" Clip

Danish thrashers Essence have just released the "For The Fallen" lyric video, which is taken off the band’s latest album, "Last Night Of Solace," released via NoiseArt Records in March 2013. The video was created by Peter Kelkelund and can be viewed below.

Essence is also about to hit the European roads together with Danish labelmates Mercenary and Finns Omnium Gatherum. Dates are as follows:

Aug 30 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
Aug 31 DE - München, Backstage Club
Sep 01 CH - Pratteln, Z7
Sep 03 SER - Belgrade, Gun Club
Sep 04 RO - Bucharest, The Silver Church Club
Sep 05 HUN - Budapest, Showbarlang
Sep 06 AT - Wien, Escape
Sep 07 CZ - Brno, Melodka
Sep 08 DE - Berlin, K17
Sep 09 DE - Hamburg, Marx
Sep 11 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
Sep 12 UK - London, The Underworld
Sep 13 DE - Essen, Turock Open Air
Sep 14 DE - Stuttgart, Club Zentral
Sep 15 NL - Eindhoven, Dynamo More...

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Mercenary Announces European Tour

Danish melodic death metal act Mercenary has announced that the band will embark on a headline tour of Europe in support of the forthcoming new LP "Through Our Darkest Days" (out July 26th) beginning August 30th in Germany. Support will come from Finland's Omnium Gatherum and Denmark thrash act Essence.

Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:

30.08.13 - Leipzig (DE) - Hellraiser
31.08.13 - Munchen (DE) - Backstage Club
01.09.13 - Pratteln (CH) - Z7
03.09.13 - Belgrade (SER) - Gun Club
04.09.13 - Bucharest (ROM) - Silver Church Club
05.09.13 - Budapest (HUN) - Showbarlang
06.09.13 - Wien (AUT) - Escape
07.09.13 - Brno (CZ) - Melodka
08.09.13 - Berlin (DE) - Magnet
10.09.13 - Hamburg (DE) - Marx
11.09.13 - Vooselaar (BE) - Biebob
12.09.13 - London (UK) - The Underworld
13.09.13 - Essen (DE) - Turock Open Air
14.09.13 - Stuttgart (DE) - Club Zentral
15.09.13 - Eindhoven (NL) - Dynamo More...

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Essence Announces Japanese Album Release

Danish thrash metal band Essence is currently touring Europe supporting Hypocrisy, and has announced a special Japanese edition will soon be released of new album “Last Night Of Solace.”

The album dropped on March 29th via NoiseArt Records and is available as limited CD in slipcase. On April 17th the record is going to be officially released in Japan through Spiritual Beast, featuring three exclusive bonus tracks. Commented the band:

“It is an amazingly huge honor for us to release an album in Japan and other parts of Asia! We sincerely hope that the metal heads in Asia will come to like our album and have as much fun with it as we had recording it. One of our dreams is to play over there and with this release we are one step closer to visiting our fellow music lovers in the far East!”

The Japanese edition track listing is:

1. Intro
2. Final Eclipse
3. Arachnida
4. For the Fallen
5. Children of Rwanda
6. Gemstones
7. Dark Matter
8. Last Night of Solace
9. Opium
10. Fractured Dimension
11. Blood Culture – Live at Roskilde 2011 (Bonus Track)
12. Children of Rwanda – Live at Roskilde 2011 (Bonus Track)
13. Lost In Violence – Live at Roskilde 2011 (Bonus Track) More...

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Essence Posts Preview Of New LP

Danish thrash act Essence posted a album preview clip for the band's new album "Last Night of Solace." The album is set for release March 29, 2013 via NoiseArt Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Intro
2. Final Eclipse
3. Arachnida
4. For the Fallen
5. Children of Rwanda
6. Gemstones
7. Dark Matter
8. Last Night of Solace
9. Opium
10. Fractured Dimensions (Bonus Track) (streaming here)

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Essence Releases New Lyric Video

Danish thrash act Essence posted a lyric video for the new track "Fractured Dimensions." The song is the bonus track on the limited edition CD of the band's forthcoming LP for NoiseArt Records, "Last Night of Solace," which is due to drop on March 29, 2013. Pre-orders for the CD w/bonus track can be had at this location.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Intro
2. Final Eclipse
3. Arachnida
4. For the Fallen
5. Children of Rwanda
6. Gemstones
7. Dark Matter
8. Last Night of Solace
9. Opium
10. Fractured Dimensions (Bonus Track)

Check out "Fractured Dimensions" here: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Beastival Open Air

Essence, Hellish Crossfire, Bleeding Red, and Justice have been newly confirmed for the Beastival Open Air 2013. NoiseArt Records also comments on the fest:

"The three-day headbanger's feast will take place May 30th to June 1st in Geiselwind / Germany and will get you a perfect start into your very own heavy summer!

"The line up that will enter two stages already looks like a wet dream come true. Beside Sabaton, Wintersun, Kataklysm, Satyricon, and many other bands the 'Big Teutonic 4' Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard have been announced.

"More info about Beastival, the bands and how to get your tickets including limited fan packs (ticket, T-Shirt + NoiseArt CD of your choice) at the festival's website or through Hardticket.eu." More...

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Rising To Play Danish Headbangers Ball Tour

Denmark's Rising has announced the band will be a part of the Danish Headbangers Ball Tour this coming November along with Essence and Scarred By Beauty. The tour is being presented by 3rd Tsunami Agency and MTV. A tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:

01-nov – Studenterhuset, Aalborg (Aalborg Metal Festival)
02-nov – Von Hatten, Randers
03-nov – Konfus, Esbjerg
08-nov – Kansas City, Odense
09-nov – Beta, København
10-nov – Badeanstalten, Slagelse
15-nov – Pitstop, Kolding
16-nov – Kulisselageret, Horsens
17-nov – Radar, Aarhus. More...

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Essence Signs With Ultimhate Records

Danish thrash metal act Essence has announced it has signed a deal with Ultimhate Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its debut album "Lost In Violence" on February 25, 2011. The band commented on the signing by saying:

"We have chosen Ultimhate Records based on the seriousness and passion for metal, which is very strong amongst them. They have exciting visions for the future and a dedicated labor force, combined with a vast network.

"We are delighted that our album hits the streets and the Internet, so we can spread our thrash metal as broadly as possible. Finally, we can begin to look forward and focus all our energy on getting out on the Danish and European roads in 2011. We will also start writing new material for the next record, which we now can do well-knowing that our first album is in competent hands."

Here is the "Lost in Violence" tracklisting:
1. Allegiance
2. Unlimited Chaos
3. Pestilence
4. Blood Culture
5. Night's Destruction
6. Oblivion
7. Shades of Black
8. Trace of Terror
9. Lost in Violence
10. Aggressive Attack

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