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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Ashes Divide hit Irvine at the Projekt Revolution Tour

Ashes Divide
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
8/10/2008

Billy Howerdel – vocals and guitar
Jeff Friedl – drums
Matt McJunkins – bass and vocals
Andy Gerold – guitar and vocals
Adam Monroe – keys and vocals

Ashes Divide Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA 8/10/2008Billy Howerdel

Ashes Divide hit the mainstage on Sunday. They are supporting their newest album “Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright”.

An FYI for newcomers to Ashes Divide, frontman Billy Howerdel was the songwriter and guitarist for A Perfect Circle, which was a spin off from Tool. Both bands have great melodies and these guys have full knowledge of how to rock.  They were joined onstage by Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde.  She sang “Too Late” with Billy. According to the blog post on Ashes Divide’s site, she got lost trying to get to the amphitheater.  I can’t blame her!   I still get lost in Los Angeles, Irvine, and West Hollywood. You can read about it on her blog post here.

Don’t miss Ashes Divide on the Main Stage in your town!

Ashes Divide Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA 8/10/2008Jeff Friedl

Ashes Divide Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA 8/10/2008Andy Gerold

Ashes Divide Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA 8/10/2008Matt McJunkins

Ashes Divide Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA 8/10/2008Adam Monroe

Ashes Divide Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA 8/10/2008Guest Vocalist: JOHNETTE NAPOLITANO from Concrete Blonde

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