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Esoteric reveal new album and tour details

This news is actually a little old. Two weeks old to be exact. The reason being, needs me to explain an journey of epic proportions that has led me washed ashore following abduction by pirates and being anal probed by aliens. If it wasn’t for these events, I definitely would have posted the news two weeks ago, when it was still “new”, I promise.

As previously announced, Esoteric’s forthcoming album is entitled Paragon of Dissonance and will be out on November 11th (November 15th in the US). Here are the cover artwork and tracklisting of the British doomsters’ sixth full-length:

CD 1:

1. Abandonment

2. Loss of Will

3. Cipher

4. Non Being

CD 2:

1. Aberration

2. Disconsolate

3. Torrent of Ills

Esoteric are also set to tour in October, with dates in Ukraine and the UK having been announced so far. For all the dates (Which I’m too lazy to type out), check out the band’s Facebook page. I guarantee it’s more interesting than that ugly chick you keep stalking (and P.S. That’s my mom, so seriously, stop it sicko!).


Tuesday Trivia: The longest Metal songs ever

So it’s that time again, it’s the weekly feature, Tuesday Trivia, which, erm, we haven’t actually done in a couple of weeks now. Apologies about that, but we are all regular guys, with day jobs, and we’ve all been super busy recently (did I just say super busy? Ugh never mind). But what do you care? I know, I need to stop babbling.

So what’s this week’s Tuesday Trivia on? Well, Metal as a general rule, is an ambitious genre and bands are always trying to out do eachother. Metal also doesn’t confine itself to “rules” and if they want to write a song that’s longer than the average length (which is 3:30 for those interested), then they’ll damn well do it. So, with that in mind, this week’s Trivia is about the longest Metal tracks.

Make the jump for the longest article ever (just kidding, it’s not that long).


Weak Recap: We’re bringing sexy back

Another week behind us, another week of total metal kickassery. “But hey Simo, this week hasn’t been that special really…” – I hear some of you saying, and to clarify, when I say kickassery, I mean the way we’ve covered everything. Hell, we could comment on funerals or people sleeping and make it sound interesting as hell.

Kids, prepare your tissues and toilet paper, Mark and I are taking a trip down the memory lane, and it’s going to be sexy.


Blast From The Past: Esoteric – The Maniacal Vale

You know, like a lot of men, I enjoy it fast and hard, but sometimes, just sometimes, I prefer it slow and deep, prolonged over an intense period of time. I’m talking, of course, about Metal (why, what did you think I was talking about?). What Esoteric manage to produce, is atmospheric extreme Doom Metal that just fits the bill perfectly. They were featured in the Weekly Dose of Metal recently, so I think it’s about time they were given the review treatment.

Make the jump to read the review of Esoteric’s latest album, The Maniacal Vale, released back in 2008.


Weekly Dose of Metal: Esoteric

I’m writing for Dose of Metal, so obviously I’m a fairly big fan of Metal. However, I have a bit of a confession to make, I’ve never been a huge fan of Doom Metal. It’s just not depressing enough for me, and way too cheery. I mean Jeeze guys, not everything is all fun and games you know?

Not to worry though, because in Esoteric, I found a Doom Metal band (Progressive Doom Metal even) that are not only awesome but also really, really depressing. Fantastic stuff!

Esoteric formed back in 1992, and have been going strong since despite a few line-up alterations over the years. The band incorporates highly acute, somewhat distorted vocals and samples over slow paced riffs and atmospheric melodies. And I’ll be honest, I just stole that from Wikipedia, because I’m way to lazy to describe the band myself.

The band’s song ‘Circles‘ taken from 2008’s The Maniacal Vale can be found below.

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