It’s always a thrill to find a band you haven’t listened to before, and have them rock your socks off with the first tune you hear. That happened to me this morning when Brian Basher of the ever-awesome Hard Rock Nights ( posted this video by French band Existance on Facebook.
The sound is heavily influenced by classic heavy metal acts like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Saxon, and the band lists its genre of music quite simply as “HEAVY Fuckin’ METAL”.
Existance is made up of Julian Izard on lead vocals and guitars, Antoine Poiret on guitars, Nicolas Martineau on drums, and Julien Robilliard on bass. The band’s been around since 2008, and ‘Breaking The Rock’ is the title track from their new album, set for release October 15th on Black Viper Records.
The album is available for pre-order: http://www.existanceband.com/merch.html
Definitely a band that I’m keeping on my radar from now on.