ESSENZ are a purposeful sonic ether, a decomposition of the physical that transcends the mind through floating acoustic elements. With contrasting, decelerated phrases, bursts of transformation are drowned in ecstatic adrenalin. ESSENZ are the invocation of a metamorphosis, a stimulation of remote realms of the psyche that dwells on the borders of musical extremes and opens the gate to a deeper level. ESSENZ play Extreme Metal with hints of Black, Death and Doom Metal infused with Ambient and Noise phrases.
After the project’s birth in December 2006, the first selfproduced concept EP “metaphysis” was released in autumn
2009. The LP version came to stores in June 2010 via IRON BONEHEAD and AMOR FATI PRODUCTIONS.
The first full-length album “KVIITIIVZ – Beschwörung des Unaussprechlichen” (“Kultus – Invocation of the Inexpressible”) succeeded in July 2010. In March 2011, the album was released on vinyl by AMOR FATI PRODUCTIONS. The second album “Mundus Numen” was released by SVART RECORDS in April 2012 worldwide.
ESSENZ performed first live concerts in renowned German venues in 2009 and have played further concerts since then in Germany, Scotland, Denmark and Italy (incl. headliner and record release shows, a performance at a multimedia reading, and a festival appearance). In cooperation with video artists, an official video for “Vivat Entits Okkulta” was produced on Super8 and released on YouTube.
Six years after the predecessor ESSENZ’s third full-length album “Manes Impetus” will be released by AMOR FATI PRODUCTIONS as CD and digital in August 2018 and later on this year as LP. It was recorded and mixed at Englsound Studio in Berlin and mastered at Audiamond in Finland between March and June 2018. This record is dedicated to the infinite spirit and its spectral manifestation in this world: The endless, conceiled movement, the flood of inanimate life, the tide of the stars and disclosure of the inner structure.
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