We are Exessus, a Thrash Metal/Heavy Metal band from Barcelona, with no barriers when it comes to composing music. We have been working hard to make this dream come true since 2012, and we took all that time so we could present our first album as a solid project in 2017. Our objective is to send a critical message to this society in which we all live in, while we express our feelings and concerns in relation to this existence through our music. Also, we want to express what music makes us feel and what it means to us.
This band was originally formed by Iván Exe, who studied Music Theory in a private music school for four years and then decided to keep on studying the discipline by his own. His main role in the band is that of being at the core of compositions, writing music, and coherently putting the ideas of other members together. He is the vocalist/guitar player of the band.
As a co-founder one can find the guitar player Ferran Montasell. He has taken guitar lessons for many years and his role in the band is that of creating riffs and solos that he will later execute with his instrument. He has also taken Flamenco Guitar lessons and he has a great contribution as a guitar player in really violent songs.
Later on, Gerard Colomer joined the band as a bass player. He took vocal lessons with Iván Exe and eventually he assumed the role of backing vocals. He is a great asset when it comes to presenting ideas for vocals.
Finally, Jandro joined the band after the recording of the first album—for drums in the first album were recorded by a hired drummer—and he presents original and creative drum patterns for certain songs.
Our influences lie in variety, for each member listens to certain genres such as Prog, Djent or Avant-Garde, others listen to Symphonic Metal, others Thrash Metal, and so on and so forth. Therefore, we have been influenced by bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Haken, Trivium, Angelus Apatrida, Savage Messiah, Evile, Meshuggah, Tool, Nightwish, Epica, Myrath, Leprous, Pain of Salvation, Soen, Pantera, Polyphia, Earthside, Bullet for my Valentine, Kreator, Death Angel, Savage Messiah, Havok, Lamb of God, Crisix, Decapitated, Slayer, Nevermore, Symphony X, Machine Head, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Devin Townsend, TesseracT, Animals as Leaders, Protest the Hero, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, AC/DC, Airbourne, Arch Enemy, Gojira, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Angel Vivaldi, Andy James, Nick Johnston, Slipknot, Jeff Loomis, Conquering Dystopia, Shokran, Intervals, Children of Bodom, Fleshgod Apocalypse, David Maxim Macic, Caligula's Horse, Thank You Scientist, The Dear Hunter, Nova Collective, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Muse, System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Periphery, Iron Maiden, and others..