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Genreshard rock, heavy metal
Years active1993 - present
LabelsSG Records
MembersCarlo G. Rizzello
Alessandro S. Rizzello
Paolo Colazzo
Past membersLuca A. Rizzello

Italy has just produced the new Rush.[1]

— Simon Williams on DSD Magazine

Essenza is a heavy metal band formed in Italy in 1993,[2] led by the guitarist Carlo G. Rizzello and his brother Alessandro (bass player). At the beginning, Luca A. Rizzello played drums in the trio. Since 2003 Paolo Colazzo joins the band as drummer. The first two full lengths of the band were sung in Italian and were strongly influenced by traditional hard rock and rock-blues; later, the band adopted English lyrics and switched to a classic metal style that resembles Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden[3] [4] [5] mixed to the speed and the heaviness typical of the Megadeth sound.[6]



EP, demo, live[edit]

  • 1996 - Essenza, demo
  • 1998 - Algoritmo 60, demo
  • 2007 - Dance of liars, EP

Official videoclips[edit]

  • 2007 - deep into your eyes
  • 2009 - devil's breath
  • 2014 - bloody spring


Current members[edit]

  • Carlo G. Rizzello – Vocals and Guitars
  • Alessandro S. Rizzello - Bass
  • Paolo Colazzo - Drums

Past members[edit]

  • Luca A. Rizzello – Drums (1993–2003)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ DSD Magazine, November 2009
  2. ^ Interview on Metal Sound
  3. ^ Heavy Metal Time Machine
  4. ^ Danger Dog
  5. ^ Metalliville
  6. ^ "Digital-Steel". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2011-01-22.