ESOTERIC Announce European Tour with Saturnus

Announce European Tour with Saturnus
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Dark experimental doom band ESOTERIC are announcing a new European Tour dates, supporting their fellow titans of Doom; SATURNUS. ESOTERIC will be touring for the first time since the 2019 release of “A Pyrrhic Existence”.

The tour will be kicking off in the Danish capital Copenhagen with another 17 shows ahead in 11 different countries. After kicking up dust throughout Europe, the band will have their last show in Toulouse (FR) on November 19, 2022.
The band announce they will add a large amount of songs of the album to their setlist during the ‘Before The Storm’ tour.

A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

The album is available in the Season of Mist shop HERE.

ESOTERIC comment:“ We are really looking forward to obliterating stages across Europe with our friends Saturnus, promoting their long awaited, highly anticipated new album. We have been waiting a long time to tour following the release of A Pyrrhic Existence 2CD/3LP in November 2019, following the chaos and shutdown of gigs caused by the pandemic.

Photo taken by Paul Ward
The artwork and tracklist of ‘A Pyrrhic Existence’ can be found below. The cover artwork was created by Lisa Schubert.

Released in 2008, ‘The Maniacal Vale’ proved to be the bands most ambitious and successful album to date, simultaneously honouring the chaos of the earlier releases whilst expanding into territory that at first glance may seem at odds with the bands ethos, yet has always lurked within their compositions – namely, a sense a melody and grandeur. Having been hinted at on previous albums, this side of the band was fully realized. This was followed in 2011 by ‘Paragon of Dissonance’, an album equal to its predecessor in compositional scope and ambition.

2019 will see the release of the bands seventh opus, ‘A Pyrrhic Existence’, 98 minutes of new material that once again expands on the band’s sound, yet retains elements of all their preceding works. It is a culmination of 27 years of uncompromising dedication to their craft – detailed and layered compositions and a high level of musicianship, foreboding production, and equal measures of utter darkness and melodic diversity.

For more information on the band, please click HERE

Greg Chandler: Vocals, Guitars
Mark Bodossian: Bass, synths
Joe Fletcher: Drums
Jim Nolan: Guitars
Gordon Bicknell: Guitars

Cover art: Lisa Schubert

Graphics and layout: Mauro Berchi

Production, mixing, mastering: Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios

Style: Dark experimental doom