Last friday, Danish rock roligans ESSENCE premiere a captivating new track called "Untouchable" on digital platforms and video. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated third album album, "Prime", set for international release on October 2nd via Spinefarm Records.
Watch video here: http://vevo.ly/HcamT8
Freshly signed with numerous tour booking agents, Essence are ready and willing to take on the world! Originally a Danish foursome with their roots in thrash metal and hatched in the nation's capital Copenhagen in 2005, Essence are no newcomers in spite their young age. After 130 or so gigs and two studio albums plus an EP, the quartet now present their first outing for their new label Spinefarm, signalling a new beginning, a new sort of expression between punky rock energy and good old violent thrashing fun: simple, melodic and almost annoyingly catchy.
Narrowing the gap between the poppy energy of The Offspring and the youthful vehemence of early Metallica and Slayer, “Prime” is where the metal is headed in 2015. Throw in passionate Tom Araya screams for good measure and some modern thrash á la Trivium, and what you've got is a riveting combo of melodic and catchy, yet wildly thrashing metal. Not just a one-trick pony, Essence also excel in writing poppy rock songs like the one on display here, “Untouchable”: http://Spinefarm.lnk.to/untouchable
To be released on October 2rd as a CD and eAlbum, “Prime” has stirred a major buzz in its homeland Denmark already before its completion, for being produced and mixed by the super popular Grammy-nominated producer Rune Rask, of Tabu Records and hip hop group Suspekt fame (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q) . Cover for the album and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Essence's "Prime":
01. Refuse To Exist
02. Thunder Prayer
03. No Sleep ’Till Def
04. Heart Of Gold
05. Modern Heroes
09. Watch It Burn
Lasse Skov – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Mark Drastrup – lead guitar
Rasmus Kalke – bass
Nikolaj Kjaergaard – drums