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20.10.2017 live at Metal Symposium - V Anniversary, Bari, Altromondo Music. With Warchild, Cancrena, Assaulter.

26.08.2017 live at Breaking Sound Metal Fest, Mesagne -BR-(Villa Cavaliere) with Sinister, Antropofagus, the Ossurary and more.

13.05.2017 live at Trash Division Club Montegranaro (FM), with Organic Illusion, Legion of Chaos, This Isn't Over.

08.04.2017 live at Roadhouse live pub (Collepasso (LE) - Rock 'n' ride fest, with Hammershock.

25.03.2017 live at Garage Sound (Bari) for "Beerstruction" fest with Gargan, Torso, Witchunter.

03.02.2017 radio interview (Radio Wau) at "the strangers" with the speaker Andrea Ferrari.

11.12.2016 live at Garage Sound (Bari) for  the Metal Meltdown fest (with Overkhaos and Diemocracy)

26.11.2016 live at Terenga 2.0, Ugento LE

4.11.2016 live at Twentyfour Biker Club, Lecce

13.08.2016 live at Spongstock VIII (festival) in Spongano LE, with Cobra, Camden, Ginkgo Dawn Shock, Macaria, Speedfreak

06.05.2016:  live at Saloon Public House, Roccaforzata TA, with Cobra

15.04.2016: unplugged session  at The Shakespeare pub, Casarano (LE)

19.02.2016: live at El Rojo pub, Alezio, LE, opening act Luca Alfieri Insane. The flyer: [ link].

05.02.2016: Live at Metal Symposium (with Baphomet's Blood and more, Nord Wind, Bari (BA).The flyer: [ link].

28.11.2015: Live at Terenga 2.0, Ugento (LE).The flyer: [ link].

21.11.2015: Born to raise hell II, La Piccola (Porto Sant'Elpidio FM). With Etrusgrave & more.The flyer: [ link].

18.09.2015: MEMT, Barletta (BAT) at GOS, Giovani Open Space, (opening act by Teverts). The flyer: [ link].

23.08.2015:  Spongstock VII, at Gianni Bar, Spongano (with Overkhaos, il Pasto Nudo, Blindcat). The flyer: [ link].

15.05.2015: Metal Danger Zone, El Rojo, Alezio (LE), with Dreker. The flyer: [ link].

09.05.2015: Rockeggiando Fest (X ed), Eggi di Spoleto (PG), with Organic Illusion, L.O.V., Cobra, Tractors, Ibridoma, Steel Crow. The flyer: [ link].

24.04.2015: the Metal Storm II, Roadhouse, Collepasso (LE), with Cobra. The flyer: [ link].

07.03.2015: Southern Steels III, Spongano (LE),  with Lucky Bastardz, Iron Fist, Ghost of Mary, Luca Alfieri & Insane Guitar Trio, Outcast. The flyer: [ link].

Live report

 August 2017


The live reports of the Breaking Sound metal fest have been published on TrueMetal by Giuseppe Casafina [ link] and Rock & Metal in my Blood by Federico Pizzileo [ link]
 
“Sembra davvero di assistere ad un grande celebrazione di una vera band underground, sempre troppo poco nota al grande pubblico ma sempre nel cuore dei suoi affezionatissimi defenders: Cuore & Rock & Roll, questo sono gli Essenza. Mai un monicker di una band si è rivelato più appropriato di questo: Essenza del vero Hard & Heavy, appunto. Solo grandi applausi per loro!”

“sicuramente abbiamo di fronte dei veterani che non hanno mai abbandonato la chitarra al chiodo bensì hanno sempre cercato di portare un genere che piacesse a loro e che facesse divertire anche gli altri. Oggettivamente le dediche elargite durante l’esibizione hanno reso la loro performance più vicina al pubblico, lasciando una bella immagine grazie alla comparsa del violino.”


Live at Breaking Sound Metal Fest

 26 August 2017


The 26th of August, Essenza played at Breaking Sound Metal fest with Sinister, Antropofagus, the Ossuary, Septem, Nereide, Fatbacks in Mesagne (BR, Italy). Thanks to the amazing crowd and the staff!!!
 
The flyer of the event: [ link]
Live-videos:
- the fury of the ancient witch (special guest Luca) [ link]
- universe in a box [ link]

Spongstock IX

 August 2017


Essenza Studio organized the 9th edition of the "Spongstock" festival! The concert bill included Assaulter, Il Confine, the Clips, Sibilance. Thanks to Gianni Bar -Cafè in Spongano (LE) which hosted the event, and to Alex and the studio staff (Frank De Gennaro and Sebastiano Corvaglia) for technical support!
 
The flyer of the event: [ link]

Interview on Giornale Metal

 July 2017


A new interview to Carlo and Alex, conducted by Maurizio Mazzarella, has been published on "Giornale Metal" at the following link [ link]

Insane Voices: a new review

 July 2017


A new review to "blind gods and revolutions", written by Valerie Campagnale, has been published on "Insane Voices Labirynth" at the following link [ link]

“Un ottimo disco questo degli Essenza, forse non facile al primo ascolto ma che cattura per la sua molteplice entità artistica. Rimanendo fuori dal comune, il gruppo ha creato una realizzazione che abbraccia più generi fondendoli tra loro e incastrando i tasselli in modo ottimale”

MusicMap: a new review

 July 2017


A new review to "blind gods and revolutions", written by Samuele Conficoni, has been published on "Music Map" at the following link [ link]

“Gli Essenza giungono oggi al quarto album con uno status quasi di leggenda all’interno del panorama hard rock italiano [...] “Blind Gods and Revolutions”, che già dal titolo epico prefigura battaglie, lotte politiche e riflessioni religiosi mai banali e sempre controcorrente, parte forte con una tempesta di aggressività e filosofia [...] Ci sono gli Iron Maiden, i Metallica, ma anche i Jon Spencer Blues Explosion e i Black Flag. Il rock duro e roccioso si scontra con ritmi blues, l’aggressività dell’interpretazione si fonde con momenti più melodici [...] la versatilità è ciò che distingue gli Essenza dalla miriade di gruppi italiani che propongo generi più o meno simili ma con poca personalità [...] Le chitarre stordiscono, la voce affonda nel petto e nella mente di chi ascolta; e lascia con tanta soddisfazione per l’ennesima ottima prova di questa band ormai storica.”

MetalHead: a new review

 July 2017


A new review to "blind gods and revolutions", written by Alberto Vitale, has been published on "MetalHead" at the following link [ link]

“I pugliesi restano fedeli al verbo del metallo, onorandolo attraverso riff di granito, andature mai veloci e al massimo rapide, sostenute da una buona base ritmica. Le chitarre di “Blind Gods and Revolutions” sono protagoniste e presentano serie melodiche interessanti”

TuttoRock: a new review

 July 2017


A new review to "blind gods and revolutions", written by Fabio Loffredo, has been published on "Tutto Rock" at the following link [ link]

“Un’occasione per riscoprire una band che mette il cuore e la passione nei loro brani e si sente in ogni nota e in ogni assolo. Sono in tre gli Essenza, ma sono ben coincisi ed affiatati e riescono a dare ad ogni brano carica e dosi di adrenalina”

Giornale Metal review

 June 2017


A new review to "blind gods and revolutions", written by Angelica Grippa, has been published on "Giornale Metal" at the following link [ link]

“Gli ultimi due brani a mio parere impreziosiscono notevolmente il tutto e rendono l'album memorabile. A differenza di ciò che ascoltiamo quotidianamente questo non è un album di facile ascolto ma a più riprese si possono cogliere le numerose sfumature di cui è intriso. Tutti gli amanti del rock vintage come la sottoscritta non possono che rimanere incantati da un gruppo che partito dai festivals del sud Italia ha puntato alla crescita e ad un Heavy di grande qualità, Chapeu ai miei corregionali!”

Rock Pride Fest VIII

 June 2017


Essenza Studio organized the 8th edition of the "Rock Pride Fest" festival! The concert bill included Italian metal legend Fingernails, and Ibridoma, Leta, Gargan, Malasorte. Thanks to Gianni Bar -Cafè in Spongano (LE) which hosted the event, and to Frank De Gennaro and Sebastiano Corvaglia for technical support!
 
The flyer of the event: [ link]
The youtube video-playlist: [ link]

Vater percussion endorsement for Paolo

 May 2017


The international brand Vater percussion announced the official endorsment collaboration with Paolo Colazzo through the italian distributor Gold Music!

Live at Danger Metal Night

 May 2017


The 13th of  May Essenza played in Montegranaro (FM, Italy) at the "Danger Metal Night" fest, an event organized by the Italian label SG Records. On the stage, also Organic Illusion, Legion of Chaos, This isn't over.

The flyer of the event: [ link]
Two videos from the show:
- devil's breath [ link]
- rock 'n' roll blood [ link]

Southern Steels V

 May 2017


Essenza Studio organized the 5th edition of the "Southern Steels" festival! The concert bill included Ghost of Mary, Time for Vultures, Christine IX, and Greyer. Thanks to Gianni Bar -Cafè in Spongano (LE) which hosted the event!
 
The flyer of the event: [ link]
The youtube video-playlist: [ link]

Live at Rock 'n' Ride V

 April 2017


The 8th of April 2017 Essenza played at the Rock 'n' ride fest, with Hammershock, in Collepasso (LE), at the Roadhouse live pub.
The live video of "Time (keep my memories alive)" is on youtube at the following link: [ link]
The flyer of the event: [ link]

Rehearsal acustic video

 April 2017


A rehearsal-acustic version of "Time -keep my memories alive" has been published by the band on the official youtube channel, at the following link. [ link]. The recordings have been made at the member's private homes. 

Live at Beeestruction Fest

 March 2017


The 25th of March, Essenza played in Bari (at Garage Sound) for the Beerstruction fest, with Torso, Gargan, and Witchunter.

"rock 'n' roll blood" and "the song inside" live on you tube: [ link], [ link]
The photo gallery on facebook [ link]
The official flyer of the event [ link]

the Strangers - radio interview

 February 2017


The web radio "radio WAU" presented a live-interview with Carlo from the studio located at the University of Lecce (IT), the 3rd of February 2017, within the "the Strangers" series, conducted by Andrea Ferrari, Alessandra Altavilla, Xhemi Hysa.

An extract of the special is available on youtube at the following link:  [ link]

Metal in Italy - interview

 February 2017


The Italian website "Metal in Italy" published a video-interview to Carlo, including a discussion with Marco Stanzione on the metal events in South Italy and on Rock Pride TV (the web-TV created by Alex and Carlo).

The article: [ link]
The video interview [ link]

Live at Metal Meltdown

 December 2016


The 11th December 2016, Essenza played at Garage Sound (Bari, IT), for the Metal Meltdown fest, planned by the Beerstruction staff. Thanks to Walter Tarallo for the event direction, and to Diemocracy and Overkhaos for the opening acts.

A you tube video of the concert (extract): [ link]
The photo gallery on facebook [ link]
The official flyer of the event [ link]

New B.C. Rich guitar for Carlo

 December 2016


Thanks to the collaboration with the B.C. Rich Guitars and Gold Music, Carlo included a new model of B.C. Rich Bich double neck guitar in his gear!
Carlo's official endorser page [ link]
Pics on the official facebook channel [ link]

 

Screams "voices from the underground"

 November 2016


The II series of "Screams, voices from the underground" including the video-reviews to rock/metal underground cds, produced by Rock Pride TV [ link] and presented by Carlo, is now available on youtube [ link]

 

Live at Terenga 2.0

 26 November 2016


The 26th of November, Essenza played at Terenga 2.0 in Ugento (LE). Thanks to Mauro and Massimo.

The photo gallery (by Marisa Causo) is on facebook: [ link].

The event flyer is available at the following [ link].

 

Live at Twentyfour Biker Club

 4 November 2016


The 4th of November, Essenza played at the Twentyfour Biker Club in Lecce (LE).
On youtube, a video from the show: [ link]

The photo gallery is on facebook: [ link];

the event flyer is available at the following [ link].

 

Spongstock VIII fest

 13 August 2016


The 13th of  August, Essenza organized the 8th edition of the "Spongstock" open air festival in Spongano (LE), at Gianni Bar. Guests of the festival, Essenza, Speedfreak, Cobra, Camden, Macaria, Ginkgo Dawn Shock.
The official website of Spongstock fest is: [ link]. 

The flyer is available at the following [ link].

The photo gallery (pics by Antonella Rizzello) is on facebook: [ link].

 

On youtube, some videos of the Essenza's show:

- rock 'n' roll blood  [ link];

- deep into your eyes [ link];

- the fury of the ancient witch  [ link].

Seagulls in the night: the official videoclip!  

 26 April 2016


The official videoclip for the ballad "seagulls in the night", a song from the album "blind gods and revolutions" has been published on youtube at the following link [ link].
The videoclip has been realized by Piernicola Mele.

Interview on "menti in fuga" 

 26 May 2016


A new (Italian) interview to Carlo (entitled "Dall’underground l’heavy-metal degli Essenza") has been published on "Menti in fuga" website at the following [ link].
Thanks to Ciro Ardiglione.

Live at Saloon Public House

 6 May 2016


The 6th of  May Essenza played at the Saloon Public House in Roccaforzata (TA). The event was promoted by Cobra for the release of their first cd.
On youtube, the live performance of  "rock 'n' roll blood"   [ link] and "the fury of the ancient witch"  [ link

The event flyer is available at the following link: [ link].

The photo gallery is on facebook: [ link].

Unplugged session at the Shakespeare pub

 15 April 2016


The 15th of  April, Essenza played a special unplugged session in Casarano, Lecce (at the Shakespeare pub). On youtube, the live performance  of "seagulls in the night":   [ link]. 

The event flyer is available at the following link: [ link].

Live in Alezio

 19 February 2016


The 19th of  February, Essenza played in Alezio, Lecce (at El Rojo pub) with Luca Alfieri Insane trio. On youtube, the live performance  of  "the fury of the ancient witch":   [ link]. 

The flyer is available at the following link: [ link].

Live report by Breaking Sound

 February 2016


A live report (Italian) of the concert at Metal Symposium (05.02.2016, NordWind, Bari) has been published on the facebook profile of the metal community Breaking Sound, at the following link: [ link].

 [...]La loro prestazione, così come nelle precedenti occasioni avute per poterli ammirare dal vivo, è come al solito impeccabile e solida, con, dalla loro parte, il sound del locale che rende davvero giustizia alla vena tecnica di questo storico gruppo della scena pugliese e in particolare salentina [...]

Live at Metal Symposium

 5 February 2016


The 5th of  February, Essenza played in Bari (at NordWind rock club) for a "Metal Symposium" event, with Baphomet's Blood, Hopesend, and Oltretomba. Many thanks to the promoters Vittorio, Flavio, Saverio, Lucia and Nicolò!
On youtube, the live performance  of  "devil's breath":   [ link].

The flyer is available at the following link: [ link].

The photo gallery, including the pictures of Francesco Ferri, is on facebook: [ link].

Radio Special - Metal Kaleidoscope

 February 2016


Metal Kaleydoscope (on Radio JP, [ link]) transmitted a special on Essenza hystory. Many thanks to the amazing speaker Modesto Romanazzi. 

On youtube, an extract of the special:   [ link];

Live at Terenga 2.0

 28 November 2015


The 28th of  November, Essenza played in Ugento at "Terenga 2.0". Many thanks to the promoters Mauro, Massimo Munitello, and Luca Alfieri!

The flyer is available at the following link: [ link].

Photo gallery on facebook: [ link].

 

On youtube, the live performance  of  "the song inside":   [ link].

Live at Born to Raise Hell II

 21 November 2015


The 21st of  November, Essenza played at "Born to Raise Hell" festival (II edition) in Porto Sant'Elpidio (FM, IT), at La piccola club, with Etrusgrave, Fallout HR, Nasty Whores. Many thanks to the coordinator of the event, Pietro di Gregorio, Ibridoma crew and La piccola staff. 

The flyer is available at the following link: [ link].

Photo gallery on facebook: [ link].

 

On youtube, two videos of the Essenza's show:

 - (universe) in a box   [ link];

- devil's breath [ link].

Paolo's drum-solo: a clip from the tour with Kee Marcello (ex-Europe)

 October 2015


Paolo Colazzo has been the session drummer in the Kee Marcello's tour of the last summer.
His partecipation as official drummer for the next release of the ex-Europe guitarist has been also confirmed. Here, the youtube video of  the Paolo's drum-solo taken from the first concert of the tour. [ link].

Live at GOS in Barletta

 18 September 2015


The 18th of  September, Essenza played at GOS (Giovani Open Space) in Barletta (BAT) with Teverts. Thanks to Giuseppe Cassatella and Antonio Paolillo... and to the friends came to see the concert!

The flyer is available at the following  [ link].

Live report on "Apulian Destruction" webzine

August 2015


The live report  regarding the 7th edition of the Spongstock Festival (23rd of August 2015) written by Alex Nespoli is availanle on ApulianDestruction Webzine at the following [ link]

"La dimensione live è particolarmente cara al trio salentino e lo si vede nel sound corposo della chitarra del già menzionato Carlo Rizzello, musicista capace di non far sentire la mancanza di una seconda chitarra."

Live at Spongstock VII

 23 August 2015


The 23th of  August, Essenza organized the 7th edition of the "Spongstock" open air festival in Spongano (LE), at Gianni Bar. Guest of the festival, Blindcat, il Pasto Nudo, Overkhaos, and the jam-band Sardella Rock Project.
The concert was dedicated to the 15th Anniversary of "Suggestioni" cd publication.
The band thanks Gianni Bar & staff, Francesco, Sebastiano, Riccardo, and Erica for the organization and collaboration,  Rock Pride Tv, Tony of Detroit Rock Music Store, Daniela Errico, Donato Nuzzaci,  Alex Nespoli (Apulian Destruction webzine), Monti Distribution (and Estrella beer). Many thanks to Luca A. Rizzello, who played bass instead of Alex, and Gaetano Rossiello (TwilightGate/Vinterblot) and Francesco Probo (Mnemos) for special partecipation on stage. The official website of Spongstock fest is: [ link]. 

The flyer is available at the following [ link].

 

On youtube, two videos of the Essenza's show:

- devil's breath  [ link];

- l'alieno è su di noi  [ link].

Photo gallery on facebook: [ link].

Live at Metal Danger Zone

 15 May 2015


The 15th of  May, Essenza played at El Rojo music pub in Alezio (LE) with Dreker.
The flyer is available at the following  [ link].

Live at RockEGGIando fest in Spoleto

 09 May 2015


The 9th of  May, Essenza played at "RockEGGIando" festival (X edition) in Eggi, Spoleto (IT) with Organic Illusion, L.O.V., Cobra, Tractors, Ibridoma, Steel Crow. 

The flyer is available at the following link: [ link].

 

On youtube, two videos of the Essenza's show:

 - (universe) in a box   [ link];

- rock 'n' roll blood [ link].

Photo gallery on facebook: [ link].

New review on "Metalliville UK" webzine

 June 2015


A new review to "blind gods and revolutions" on the webzine "Metalliville UK" by Dave Atrill (9/10).

"The block here might also be the one that sports 'Iron Maiden' all over one facade and Black Sabbath on at least two, as their sound heavily borrows from both said legends, not least due to singer Carlo Rizzello's snarly Dio range.

Some such things are still scarcely any crime by my biases - songs like Plastic God, Bloody Spring, The Fury Of The Angel Witch, Lost And Blind and Seagulls In The Night are sweet ear candy for a trad metal connoisseur like me, any hour of the day. Utilising galloping, old-fashioned rhythms and rough and ready chorus attacks, Essenza offer no essence of fashion into their fodder whatever (...)

Superb music"

The complete review is at the following [ link]

Live at Metal Storm II

 24 April 2015


The 24th of  April, Essenza played at the Roadhouse music pub in Collepasso (LE) with Cobra.
The flyer is available at the following  [ link].

 Photo gallery on facebook: [ link].

New review on "Sonicabuse" webzine

 June 2015


A new review to "blind gods and revolutions" on the webzine "sonicabuse" by Chris Greenwood.

"This is a good album. I liked the political lyrics, it made a nice change from a lot of the stuff I’ve reviewed . Definitely a cd for fans of early Black Sabbath and rough and ready heavy metal. Enjoyable stuff."

The complete review is at the following [ link]

Live at Southern Steels III

 07 March 2015


The 7th of  March, Essenza organized the "Southern Steels"  festival (III edition) in Spongano (LE). Guest of the festival, from Alessandria, the hard-rock 'n' roll band Lucky Bastardz. The other bands in the setlist were: Iron Fist, Ghost of Mary, Luca Alfieri & Insane Guitar Trio, Outcast. The band thanks Daniela Errico for the pics, Erica, Ilaria, Sebastiano for the organization and collaboration, and Rock Pride Tv staff.

The flyer is available at the following link:  [ link].

On youtube, two videos of the Essenza's show:

 - the song inside   [ link];

- edge of collapsed world  [ link].

 

Photo gallery on facebook: [ link].

Live in Veglie

 21 February 2015


Essenza played in Veglie (Le) at Wild Saloon. Thanks to the great audicence and the pub staff, Benjamin in particular!

The flyer: [ link].

Live in Alliste

 31 January 2015


Essenza played in Alliste (Le) at Café Noir. Thanks to "Fuck the system" for the opening act, the audicence, Massimo and Fabrizio from the Bounty Killer Agency, Tennent's super at 1 euro/bottle, and the pub staff!

The flyer: [ link].

 

"The music affair" photo-book

 January 2015


Essenza pictures, taken by Daniela Errico during live shows and from the promotional photosession for "blind gods and revolutions" are included in the book "the music affair", now available on Blurb and Amazon also in digital form. Pictures of the bands Fleshgod Apocalypse, Giorgio Canali, Bud Spencer Blues Explosion, Asphyx, Taake, Pino Scotto, Andy, The Cyborg, Gianluca De Rubertis, and Dewfall are also included in the book.

 [ link]

Live reports

 January 2015


 

 

- Apulian Destruction webzine, report from Metal Symposium (19.12.2014) by Raffaele Fanelli,

"La grande potenza profusa dalla band ha dato vita ad un live act davvero entusiasmante. Buona parte dei brani del fortunato ep “Blind gods and revolutions” sono stati eseguiti con la stessa chirurgica precisione dello studio. Davvero notevole la partecipazione del pubblico. Gli Essenza si sono riconfermati come dei veri leoni da palco meritevoli, giunti a questo punto della loro carriera, di una più adeguata visibilità" [ link]

 

 

- Raw & Wild, a report from Metal Symposium (19.12.2014) by Antonio Paolillo,

"vedendoli suonare si coglie facilmente l’esperienza on stage di questa compagine, che risulta precisa nell’esecuzione dei brani, coinvolgente e attenta all’aspetto visivo" [ link]

 

 

- Alone music webzine, a report from Metal Camp Sicily (12.08.2014) by Valeria,

"ci colpisce la simpatia dei leccesi Essenza che con il loro heavy stone rock suonato molto bene riescono a coinvolgere in modo insolito il pubblico, conquistando con più enfasi il consenso dei presenti" [ link]

New review on "in your eyes" webzine

 January 2015


A new review to "blind gods and revolutions" on the webzine "in your eyes" by Alberto Centenari,

"non un lavoro usa e getta come ormai siamo abituati a consumare in questi anni dove tutto corre, bensì ottima musica che va curata, lavorata e fatta propria, lasciando che la moltitudine di note racchiuse nei brani del cd entrino dentro di noi, assaporandone ogni sfumatura, che sia essa rivolta all’heavy o al prog, o addirittura al folk come nella meravigliosa Seagulls In The Night" [ link]

Book chapter -bagliori di stelle

 January 2015


"Salento -Bagliori di Stelle" is the new book of the young writer Donato Nuzzaci published by Giorgiani Ed.. A chapter with a long interview to Carlo is included into the book. All the info are available at the following [ link]

Metal Symposium: new live video

 December 2014


A new video of the live-show recorded in Modugno (Ba) the 19.12.2014 during the Metal Symposium is available on youtube. Many thanks to the staff (Vittorio, Flavio, Saverio, Nicolò), the bands Social Epitaph, Clamor Silvae, and Furor Gallico, the photographers Daniela Errico and Francesco Ferri; Erica, Sebastiano, Elisa, Antonello and Rockcult, Tony and Detroit RockCity Music Store, and the amazing audience!

 

youtube video:  [ link]

photo-gallery on facebook: [ link]

the official flyer: [ link].

Unplugged live in Casarano

 12 December 2014


For the amazing live show (unplugged steel) in Casarano (LE), the band thanks Bounty Killers Agency, Shakespeare pub, Sebastiano, Enrico,  and the entire audience! The flyer: [ link].

Bari Rock City Radio - interview

 December 2014


A youtube video including a summary of the recent radio-interview to Carlo (broadcasted the 14th of November 2014 on Bari Rock City Radio, for the "Apulian Destruction Specials" by Alex Nespoli) is now available at the following  [ link]. Thanks to Alex Destructor Nespoli, Raffaele Fanelli and Gianni Lagioia.

Interviews: "roba da rocker" and "secret steel"

 December 2014


 

Carlo has been recently interviewed on two Italian webzines, by Dan Snakebite (Roba da Rocker) [ link] and Beppe (Secret of Steel)[ link]!

New review on Secret of Steel

 December 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions" written by Beppe Diana on Secret of Steel webzine (Italian):

“Heavy Rock proposto con veemenza, sfrontatezza, ma soprattutto con il cuore e con la convinzione di chi ha fatto della musica suonata e concepita, ben più di una semplice ragione di vita, ecco cosa scaturisce dall’ascolto di queste otto composizioni, un lotto di brani che mettono in risalto la caparbietà artistica del terzetto in questione, che si rende abile nell’imbastire partiture musicali forgiate sull’istintività e sulla genuinità di un versante compositivo scevro da qualsivoglia contaminazione moderna”

 [ link]

Studio session - bass rehearsal

 November 2014


Live video recorded at the Essenza Studio (Spongano LE) with Alex playing the whole bass track of "the fury of the ancient witch": available on youtube official channel. [ link]

Essenza live at Crazy Diamond

 November 2014


The 1st of November Essenza were in Massafra (TA), headliner  for the "Music Metal fest". Thanks to Pasquale and Antonella, and to Overkhaos and Soul of Steel for the opening act. A live-video of the show is available on youtube at the following link: [ link].

- the flyer: [ link];

- photo collection on facebook: [ link].

 

Essenza Halloween heavy-rock party

 October 2014


The Halloween heavy rock-party organised by Essenza was in Alessano (LE). Thanks to Serial Vice and Iron Fist for the opening act. Thanks also to Mimmo & the staff of "Li Santi", and to the large crowd! Unbelievable!

 

- the flyer: [ link]

Metal Revolution: new review

 October 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions" available on Metal-Revolution webzine at the following [ link].

 

"Essenza really understand how to mix different heavy styles into an album, ad how to make a good sound by keeping the riffs rolling, combined with bombastic drums".  By Simona.

Essenza unplugged live in Gallipoli

 October 2014


Essenza were guests of the Detroit Rock City Music Store (new location in Gallipoli, LE) the 18th of November, for a special unplugged concert. Luca A. Rizzello (former drummer of the band) played violin with the band. Thanks to the fans and Tony Detroit, the event planner!

- the flyer: [ link];

- photo collection on facebook: [ link].

Essenza live at Spongstock VI

 August 2014


Essenza organized the rock/metal festival "Spongstock VI", playing with Madre de Dios, Warknife, Mnemos and Sanitarium, with the Sardella Rock Project as guests. Thanks to fans, bands, and Gianni Bar staff!

-  the flyer: [ link];

- the official website: [ link];

- photo collection on facebook: [ link].

Essenza live at Metal Camp Sicily III

 August 2014


On the youtube official channel, a live video recorded at Metal Camp Sicily (III ed.) at Palazzolo Acreide (SC) the 12.08.2014, a big festival with Alcest and many more bands. Thanks to Gianni Manenti and the staff, Daniela Errico and Laura Santese.  The flyer: [ link].

- "universe in a box" live on youtube  [ link];

- photo collection on facebook: [ link].

Essenza live at Rock Auser Fest

 August 2014


On the youtube official channel, two live videos recorded at the Rock Auser Fest (10th ed.) at Albi (CZ) the 11.08.2014. The band played with Pino Scotto. Thanks to the amazing staff, Daniela Errico, Laura Santese, and to the Pino Scotto's crew!  The flyer: [ link].

- "edge of collapsed world" live on youtube  [ link].

- "deep into your eyes" live on youtube  [ link];

- photo collection on facebook: [ link].

Studio session - guitar solos

 July 2014


On the youtube official channel, a live video recorded at the Essenza Studio (Spongano LE). Carlo plays all the electric guitar solos from "blind gods and revolutions"!   [ link].

Radio interview

 July 2014


Radio interview of the 7th of July for Ciccio Ricco FM "radiazioni" (in studio with Camillo Fasulo): video on the youtube official channel.

The flyer: [ link].

The video  [ link].

Unplugged live video

 May 2014


On the youtube official channel, a live video of the unplugged at Detroit Rock City Music Store (Aradeo, LE). A great release-party! The flyer: [ link].

The video of "rock 'n' roll blood" is available at the following  [ link].

Metallus.it: new review

 June 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on Metallus.it webzine at the following [ link].

 

“Il virtuoso power trio propone un rock tosto, venato di distorsioni potenti, stacchi progressive e sferzate chitarristiche non indifferenti”. By Giorgio Rutigliano 

Apulian Destruction: new review

June 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on Apulian Destruction webzine at the following [ link].

 

“Il corredo genetico degli Essenza, vanta un tessuto connettivo polimorfo e molto variegato. Con questo lavoro gli Essenza hanno decisamente fatto centro”. By Alex

Metal Hammer: new review

 June 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on Metalhammer.it webzine at the following [ link].

 

“Piacciono, in tale situazione, la cangiante“Bloody spring”, le scorie NWOBHM di “The fury of the ancient witch”, il groove sinistro e greve di “Time (keep my memories alive”) e, soprattutto, l’atmosfera fascinosa di “Seagulls in the night”, veramente intrigante nell’evocare suggestive ambientazioni ancestrali e arcaiche”. By Marco Amaisso

Allaroundmetal: new review

 June 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on All-around-metal webzine at the following [ link].

 

“è l'intero lotto delle canzoni a convincere, le idee della band sono efficaci e ben curate. Un disco suonato con ottima padronanza tecnica in cui spiccano in particolare il drumming di Paolo Colazzo ed il guitarwork di Carlo Rizzello”. By Marco Doné 

Eternal Terror: new review

 May 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on Eternal Terror (Sweden) webzine at the following [ link].

 

“Blind Gods and Revolutions" has a lot of classic charm and stupendous musical interplay, and will be cool to check out if you need that sonic stylistic kick.”. By Matt Coe 

A Night in Steel: live at Bar Gioia in Civitanova Marche

 May 2014


The 3rd of May Essenza played in Civitanova Marche (MC) at Bar Gioia (A night in steel - fest). Thanks to the amazing audience, Axestroke for the opening act, Ibridoma and Marco Vitali for the support!. The flyer:   [ link].

A youtube video of the show is available at the following  [ link].

Eraskor: new review

 May 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on Eraskor webzine at the following [ link].

 

“Il loro sound attinge da vari generi come l’hard rock, il blues, il classic metal e qualche riff thrash che regala velocità mista a mid tempo e dinamismo, il tutto suonato in maniera impeccabile e coinvolgente. Grandi assoli e drumming trascinante”. By Ermanno Martignano 

Tag Press: new review

 April 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on TagPress at the following [ link].

 

'Le influenze del rock anni Settanta e di band amate come i Megadeth sono plasmate in uno stile proprio e fresco, melodico e al contempo costruito su riff spediti e ipnotici e colpi di doppia cassa che viaggia spesso ad altissima velocità”. By Luana Campa

Italian Metal: new review

 April 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on Italian Metal webzine at the following [ link].

 

'Blind Gods and Revolutions' si rivela così un buon disco, soprattutto per quanto riguarda le sezioni strumentali, dove il trio salentino ha sempre eccelso grazie all'apporto di tutti i componenti”. By Gabriele Nunziante.

True Metal: new review

 April 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on True Metal webzine at the following [ link].

 

“Un’invidiabile profilo strumentale ed una maestria nel forgiare tracce dalle dinamiche complesse ed articolate, nervosamente instabili ed in buona parte spiazzanti”, by Fabio Vellata.

Italia di Metallo: new review

 April 2014


New review to "blind gods and revolutions available on Italia di Metallo webzine at the following [ link].

 

“I miei complimenti a questo pezzo di storia nostrano per averci dato un nuovo disco di fierezza metallica locale” by Marco Sappi Nicoli

Essenza live with guest: new videoclip

 April 2014


 

New youtube video captured during the live of the 30th of April at El Rojo live-pub. On stage with the band, Luca Rizzello (former member as drummer in the period 1993-2003), played violin as guest in "the fury of the ancient witch" and "dance of liars"!

Thanks to Il Sabba delle Streghe for the opening act, all the friends and the fans for the support!

The flyer: [ link].

Interviewon MetalWave on-air

 April 2014


The radio interview of the 27th of April released by Carlo to MetalWave on air is now available on youtube at the following [ link]. 

Blind Gods and Revolutions: buy it now!

 April 2014


"Blind gods and revolutions" is now on sale! Buy the cd (jewel case with booklet) by paypal or credit card by the buttons at the discography page of this website [ link].

The cd is also available at Detroit Rock City Music Store in Aradeo (LE -IT), via N. Frigino. [ link].

Blind gods and revolutions" will be available on digital stores the 9th of April and in the SGRecords -Your Distribution network from the 11th of April!

 

Blind Gods and Revolutions: the first videoclip!

 March 2014


 

The videoclip of "bloody spring" has been published on youtube!  Recording and editing have been carried out by Alex at ESSENZA studio (Spongano, LE, IT). Special thanks to SG Records, Gold Music and BC Rich guitars, Bulk music, Giuseppe Rizzello, Aviosuperficie Corte de Droso, Massimo Panico, and Fabrizio Vetruccio!

[ link].

 

Made in Metal: review from Spain

March 2014


 

"Blind Gods and Revolutions" has been reviewed by Made in Metal, the metal Spanish website. Read the article at the following [ link].

 

Blind Gods and Revolutions: first details on new studio-cd!

04 February 2014


 

"Blind Gods and Revolutions" cd is coming soon! The release has been scheduled by the SG Records for the 11.04.2014.

The tracklist will be:
1. PLASTIC GOD (an autumn dream)
2. BLOODY SPRING
3. THE SONG INSIDE
4. THE FURY OF THE ANCIENT WITCH
5. LOST AND BLIND
6. FIGHT FOR CHANGE
7. SEAGULLS IN THE NIGHT
8. TIME (keep my memories alive)
 

The front-cover:  [ link].

 

The Italian press-release:

"Il nuovo cd degli Essenza si intitola “Blind Gods and Revolutions”, ed uscirà l’11 marzo 2014 su etichetta SG Records (www.sgrecords.it).
Il disco è composto da 8 tracce inedite, scritte e arrangiate dagli Essenza sotto la guida di Carlo Rizzello (voce e chitarra della band). Il cd è stato registrato e mixato negli Essenza Studio di Spongano (LE) da Alessandro Rizzello, bassista della band. Il cd, stilisticamente, rappresenta un passo in avanti rispetto a “devil’s breath” del 2009, disco nel quale la band ha abbracciato un poderoso stile heavy che trae ispirazione dall’hard rock classico, ma che fonde elementi thrash e power, adottando la lingua inglese (i primi lavori della band erano cantati in italiano).
Il suono del disco, dinamico e supportato dal poderoso e fantasioso drumming del batterista Paolo Colazzo, ruota attorno ad un riffing chitarristico variegato e potente allo stesso tempo. Il basso di Alessandro, anche lui nella scuderia BC Rich come il fratello, assume nel sound un ruolo in primo piano, non relegato alla semplice sezione ritmica, costruendo un inusuale muro di intrecci a supporto del groove e della melodia generale.
Le tematiche dei testi riguardano i sentimenti e la coscienza personale (the song inside, time –keep my memories alive, seagulls in the night, fight for change), lo strapotere dei mass-media, della politica e delle gerarchie religiose contrapposta al risveglio della coscienza di massa (bloody spring, lost and blind), la magia delle leggende popolari (the fury of the ancient witch) e dei sogni (plastic god)…
Il booklet del disco, sviluppato da Alessandro, include copertina di Katia Luzio, foto di Daniela Errico, illustrazioni di Paolo, batterista della band, e tutti i testi delle canzoni."

New live video

22 February 2014


 

New youtube video  captured during the Puglia Total Destruction Fest (with Natron, Cruentus, Ingraved, Neka).Thanks to all the friends and the fans for the support!

The flyer:  [ link].

 

New live video (drum cam)

24 January 2014


 

New youtube video (drum-cam) captured during the show in Martano (Morrison's pub) the 24th of January.Thanks to all the friends and the fans for the support!

The flyer:  [ link].

 

Live videos & report

4 January 2014


 

New youtube videos captured during the Apulia metal fest in Bari (04.01.2014):

Universe in a box:  [ link]; Dance of liars: [ link].

 

Live reports of the event have been published on:

Metallus.it [ link] (thanks to Giorgio Rutigliano);  Raw and Wild [ link] (thanks to Giuseppe Cassatella)

Apulia Metal Fest Live

4 January 2014


The 4th of January Essenza played in Modugno (BA) at Demodè Club at the Apulia Metal fest, with Death SS, Twilight Gate, L'Impero delle Ombre, Evillive, Daegonian, and Hexentomb.  Pictures coming soon on the facebook page and on the official galleries in the website. Thanks to the amazing audience and to Rockcult (Antonello Maggi) and Metal Symposium (Flavio, Vittorio, Saverio). The flyer: [ link].