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Esoteric (UK) Canberra

June 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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UK Funeral Doom Esoteric will conjure ungodly energy like never before and embark on their Maniacal Pyrrhonism Tour of Australia in June/July 2023

Begun in the post-industrial decay of Birmingham in 1992, for thirty years ESOTERIC have been pushing the limits of sonic intensity.

The band initially took influence from personal excursions into inner space, contemporary death metal, and their own warped take on 70’s progressive and psychedelic music.
The early years saw them perform live infrequently, often to perplexed (and sometimes hostile) audiences.

The prevailing ethos in the underground, and indeed heavy music in general in the early 90’s was one of speed. Along with a few of their contemporaries scattered across the globe, ESOTERIC eschewed this in favour of slow building intensity, extended and multi-layered compositions, and free form noise breaks.

A foreboding and pervasive sense of unease permeated the early recordings – this was truly dark music.
From the mind-bending darkness of their 90’s double albums ‘Epistemological Despondency’ and ‘The Pernicious Enigma’, to the expansive epics found on their opuses ‘The Maniacal Vale’ and ‘Paragon of Dissonance’, they have never compromised their initial aim – to unleash aural mayhem on unsuspecting listeners. Late 2019 saw the release of their seventh album, ‘A Pyrrhic Existence’.

Embrace the darkness on the dates below:
Wednesday 28/6 The Brightside, Brisbane
Thursday 29/6 The Lansdowne, Sydney
Friday 30/6 The Basement, Canberra
Saturday 1/7 Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Sunday 2/7 The Cranker, Adelaide

Greg Chandler – Guitar/Vocals
Mark Bodossian – Bass
Joe Fletcher – Drums
Mathew Barnes – Guitar
Simon Roberts – Guitar

1993 – Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance (Demo)
1994 – Epistemological Despondency
1997 – The Pernicious Enigma
1999 – Metamorphogenesis
2004 – Subconscious Dissolution into the Continuum
2008 – The Maniacal Vale
2011 – Paragon of Dissonance
2019 – A Pyrrhic Existence

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com

Book Tickets


June 30, 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Your Mate Bookings


The Basement
Canberra, Australia + Google Map