09:01 - Apothecary Everything in Enslaved's discog is pretty engaging and high quality if you ask me, they're remarkably consistent. Only one of their full lengths has below an 8 on here, and even then it's a 7.9. That says a lot
08:56 - Stereolab42 The lower-rated Enslaved albums are lower-rated for a reason. Blech. They have crazy-good highs and boring-ass, sleep-inducing lows.
07:27 - Apothecary I might prefer only AOE to Monumension, but I've been listening to the latter a lot over this past weekend, and I'm thinking that may change pretty soon
British experimental doomsters Esoteric are hard at work on what will be the band's seventh full-length album and the follow up to 2011's Paragon Of Dissonance. As the band explain, this pretty much means that for the rest of the year they will be concentrating on preparation and recording.
Esoteric are searching for a new keyboardist. The Birmingham doom metallers announced that Jan Krause decided to part ways with the band. While they wish him every success in his future endeavours, Esoteric are already in search of a suitable replacement. Anyone interested should be in the West Midlands area of the UK, or have the ability to get to central Birmingham for weekly rehearsals. Experience and own equipment is a must. If you are interested, contact the band through their Facebook page or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK extreme doom giants Esoteric have announced their first-ever tour in the United States. The tour, which starts on September 20th in Soda Springs, CA will run for two weeks before ending on October 5th in Boston, MA. The band will be touring together with Velnias and Saturnalia Temple. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
UK funeral doom metallers Esoteric's upcoming new album Paragon Of Dissonance is now streaming online at this location. The album is set to be released on November 11th through Season Of Mist. More album details were previously reported over here.
"Cipher", a brand-new song from UK funeral doom metallers Esoteric can now be streamed on Season Of Mist's Facebook page (You'll have to "Like" the page to access the stream) and in the YouTube-video below for the time being.
As previously reported over here a few months ago, the British doom-bringers known as Esoteric announced a new album.
This joyful event that occurred also included a promise of future updates. Now here is one: Esoteric's forthcoming sixth album is entitled Paragon Of Dissonance and it will be released somewhere in mid-November as a 2-disc set, like most of Esoteric's previous albums. More details in September.
UK metallers Esoteric have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We, Esoteric are currently looking for a replacement for our third guitarist, Kris Clayton who departed from the band earlier this year and also require a replacement for our keyboard player, Olivier Goyet who recently moved back to his homeland, France.
Experience and own equipment are a necessity. The band has been in existence since July 1992 and is currently writing material for the sixth album.
Token from the official Seasons Of Mist Newsletter:
British Doom metallers Esoteric welcome new drummer Joe Fletcher to the band. After 18 months, the guys have finally found someone suitably talented and disturbed to join them. Esoteric look forward to working with him both live and in the studio.
Alongside this comes the news that the band is looking for a third guitarist following the recent departure of Steve Peters. Please not that Esoteric is based in the Birmingham area of the West Midlands, UK, and that experience and dedication are essential. You can contact the band through www.myspace.com/esotericuk or email@example.com
Esoteric have nearly completed writing and arranging their fifth album. So far there are over 100 minutes of material and the band hopes to enter the studio in the next month or two, so you can expect a possible double album for a late 2007 release.