esOterica at The New Cross Inn in London!

The guys are playing at the New Cross Inn on January 13th 2010!


The line-up is:

Death of Thieves + Guests

The New Cross Inn
323 New Cross Road
London, SE14 6AS

Entry: £6.50
Doors: 8:30pm

esOterica and The Riddle: Growing into their own Skin

The Riddle
Out Now off Trak Records

esoterica riddle

EsOterica has finally created their own mold with a new, heavier sound! Their previous release, The Fool, was a great album, but it was nothing new and sounded similar to A Perfect Circle (not that it’s a bad thing). However, as soon as I queued The Riddle in my MP3 player I knew I was in for something great-and this album is definitely awesome and different. It was one year ago we sent Ms. LJ Rich to interview esOterica in the back of their van.

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Packed in the Back of a Van in Oxford, UK with Esoterica

Here is the interview from October of ’08 straight from Oxford, UK. A very special thanks goes out to LJ Rich at for interviewing the guys.

Check out their latest album The Fool that is out now.

Also check out their latest music video for the song “Silence” or just pre-order it here.

VIDEO: Esoterica Covers Delerium’s Silence

Remember when Sarah Mclachlan collaborated with Delerium for the song “Silence”? It was used in the Brokedown Palace soundtrack. The UK rock band Esoterica covered the song and it truly has a dark edge. The video is receiving airplay in the UK on Kerrang and Scuzz.

We reviewed their latest album, The Fool, here.

Check out the video below:

Esoterica: The Fool

esOterica-blueEsoterica hails from Warlingham UK, but was founded in Africa. They are a well established rock band in the UK and have already supported the likes of H.I.M., playing on the KERRANG! Tour, and having successful radio play with their debut The Fool.

Their sound is being compared to the likes of Tool and A Perfect Circle. They do separate themselves from the crowd of industrial rock with Tobias’s vocals. The entire album is filled with dark guitar melodies mixed with some violins and other stringed orchestral instruments.

My personal favorite off The Fool, and seems to be a car favorite, is “Watch this Drive.” This song starts off with a clip from one of George Bush’s speeches that begins, “We Must Stop the Terror..” Any song that starts off with George Bush is going to be a politically charged song just as Pornocracy’s Evile. The song then proceeds into the very melodic wall of guitars and somber voice of Tobias. This song on the cd is noted as a demo. I think its great the way it is. It’s somber, dark, and delivers a message.

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