Torchure ‎– The Essence

VIC Records ‎– VIC076CD
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered


1 Invisible Truth 4:53
2 Sense Of Death (intro) Sinister Seduction 5:32
3 Voice Of Power 6:06
4 Terminus (intro) No Rest In Peace 5:38
5 Between The Urges 6:35
6 The Essence 6:01
7 Cry Of Madness 5:05
8 X (intro) Traces 7:33
9 Lost Souls 2:55
10 Between The Urges* 7:12
11 Sinister Seduction* 4:45

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The album comes with very special liner notes, rare pictures and 2 re-mastered never released bonus tracks. This second TORCHURE album ‘The Essence’ has long been out of print (over 20 years) and is a much sought-after collector’s item.

Bonustracks * TAKEN FROM: "THIS STUFF'S 2 LOUD 4U" COMPILATION ALBUM, 1993, featuring the 'Beyond The Veil' Torchure line up, including Andreas and Thorsten Reissdorf. Their last recordings with Torchure...

We Will Always Remember You .... R.I.P.

"The Essence" was recorded in August'93 at DUST MUSIC STUDIOS Germany.
"Lost Souls" is in memory of Andreas and Thorsten Reissdorf.

German death metal band TORCHURE was formed in 1985. After 3 demo tapes they released two albums on the German metal label 1MF Records. In 1992 they released one of the strongest German death metals albums ever: ‘Beyond The Veil’. After the release of their debut TORCHURE toured Europe to support Sepultura and Pestilence. After the tour founding members and brothers Andreas (guitars) and Thorsten (bass) Reissdorf died in a tragic car accident. The band decided to go on and found 2 new members, again brothers. With this partly new line up they recorded their second album ‘The Essence’.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 717853 800818
  • Matrix / Runout: 2100005302456 Torchure - The Essence
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI UU078

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3770036.2 42 Torchure The Essence(CD, Album) 1MF Recordz 3770036.2 42 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1MF36-2, none Torchure The Essence(CD, Album) 1MF Recordz, Cargo Records 1MF36-2, none US 1994 Sell This Version
3770036.2, 2770036.2 42 Torchure The Essence(CD, Album, Promo) 1MF Recordz, 1MF Recordz 3770036.2, 2770036.2 42 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1MF36-4 Torchure The Essence(Cass, Album) 1MF Recordz, Cargo Records 1MF36-4 Canada 1994 Sell This Version