Legendary UK doom pioneers ESOTERIC have revealed more details about their forthcoming North American tour, and added additional dates. The tour, which starts on September 20 in Soda Springs, CA, will run for two weeks before ending on October 5 in Cambridge, MA. New tour dates have been announced in Chicago, IL at Reggie’s and Cambridge MA, at T.T. The Bear’s Place. The tour will see support from Saturnalia Temple (SWE) and Velnias (CO). A full list of tour dates can be found below.
ESOTERIC recently announced a rare appearance at this year’s Stella Natura Festival. The Stella Natura festival runs from September 20 through the 22 and is located in the Sierra Nevada’s Tahoe National Forest. The festival will see ESOTERIC perform alongside bands like WARDRUNA (NO), STARGAZER (AU), JARBOE, LOSS, WORM OUROBOROS, and more. Further information can be found at the Stella Natura website.
ESOTERIC is touring in support of their latest album, titled ‘Paragon of Dissonance’ (November, 2011) The album is streaming in its entirety at the official ESOTERIC Bandcamp page.
ESOTERIC trace their underground roots back to 1992. The Birmingham, UK-based outfit have been pushing the limits of sonic intensity for more than 20 years. From the mind-bending darkness of their 90’s double albums ‘Epistemological Despondency’ and the ‘Pernicious Enigma’, to the expansive epic doom found on their new album ‘Paragon of Dissonance’, ESOTERIC have never compromised their initial aim – to drown unsuspecting listeners in an oppresive ocean of distortion.
ESOTERIC TOUR DATES
*All dates with Velnias (CO) and Saturnalia Temple (SWE)
9/20 – 9/22 : Soda Springs, CA (Stella Natura Festival)
9/23 : Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
9/24 : Seattle, WA @ The Highline w/ Anhedonist
9/25 : Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Uzala
9/26 : Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe w/ Moon of Delirium
9/27 : Colorado Springs, CO @ The Zodiac w/ Stoic Dissention
9/28 : Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/30 : Indianpolis, IN @ Beale Street Live w/ Black Goat of the Woods
10/1 : Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
10/2 : Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s
10/3 : Baltimore, MA @ The Metro Gallery w/ Oak
10/4 : New York City, NY @ St. Vitus Bar w/ Black Anvil and Evoken
10/5 : Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s Place w/ Evoken