HEAVY Fuckin' METAL
"Heavy Metal in your veins, fury in your brain"
EXISTANCE was created at the tail end of 2008 by Julian Izard (lead vocals & guitar) for keeping the musical spirit of the 1980s Heavy Metal alive.
In 2010, A 4-track demo was recorded to start gigging.
2011,The 8-track EP "Existance" comes out in hopes of signing with a label. At the same time, the band play shows in several French cities, but also in Belgium and the Netherlands.
2012 : Existance signed a deal with the German label "High Roller Records". This label will distribute the eponymous EP in CD and vinyl format. Few months later, Antoine Poiret (guitar) joins the band.
2013 : The first full-length album "Steel Alive" is recorded in France and mastered in Los Angeles (USA) by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Dokken, Yngwie Malmsteen ...)
2014 : Existance signs this first opus with Mausoleum Records and receives good critics throughout the world. More and more gigs are announced during the "Steel Alive Tour" with some passages in several festivals such as PPM Fest in Belgium with Saxon, Dokkem' Open Air in the Netherlands with Gamma Ray and Metal Church, but also as the opening act for Adrian Vandenberg, Joe Lynn Turner, Skull Fist and Evil Invaders.
2015 : Existance are still on tour, with two shows in Germany for the first time. Nevertheless, summer will be devoted to writing new songs for a second album scheduled the following year.
2016 : After a new line-up change, Julien Robilliard (bass) joins the band for the recording of the second album "Breaking The Rock", which is produced by "Black Viper Records" and mastered in Los Angeles by Maor Appelbaum.
It has been very successful in several foreign countries and some titles are broadcast on American and English radios. "Breaking The Rock" is also signed with "Spiritual Beast" for the Japenese market.
2017 : Existance continues to promote the new album with shows in France and Belgium. The band flew to Bulgaria to play at the Hills of Rock Festival with Evanescence, Epica, Three Days Grace and Guano Apes in July.
Gery Carbonnelle, a longtime friend, officially joined the formation behind the drums in September.
Since then, Existance are on the road to spread his music across Europe.
"Heavy Metal in your veins, Fury in your brain!"
Julian Izard : Lead vocals/guitars
Antoine Poiret : Guitars
Julien Robilliard : Bass
Géry Carbonnelle : Drums
Label : Black Viper Records
Website : http://www.existanceband.com