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2018-01-22 : Esoteric announce remastered demo reissue - win one here - Updated.

Update: Winners announced!

After due consideration, and with thanks to everyone who submitted entries to our 'photo of doom' competition, we're pleased to be able to announce the winner.

We were very impressed with some of the 'thinking outside the box' that went on, with some unusual and quite personal interpretations of what a doom photo should look like!

First place, ironically, actually went to someone 'thinking inside the box' - we were rather fascinated by this tiny Golem cave hideout and its cargo of Esoteric vinyls plus sizeable cat. None of us were entirely certain we'd want to be shut in there ourselves (with or without cat), but it does seem like it'd be a decidedly doomy experience...

Honourable runners-up mentions go to the very Esoteric-esque art installation of the Colonnes de Buren at the Paris Palais Royal, and to the unnamed stark military cemetery. A thanks is due to Aesthetic Death Records - having put up the initial prize, and seen the responses, they were kind enough to add in additional prizes for those two.

Congratulations to klamerin, Cyril and Gerald for their work.

Winner: 'Doom Lair':

Runner-up: 'Colonnes de Buren':

Runner-up: 'Military cemetery':

Doom-metal.com is proud to announce this exclusive news on behalf of Esoteric and Aesthetic Death Records: the re-release of a remastered official version of 1993 demo 'Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance'.

For the chance to win a copy of this plus the latest Monads album 'IVIIV', scroll to the bottom of the page.

From the Aesthetic Death press release:
"25 years since Esoteric put together tracks for their – “Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance” demo ‘93 – it is a very special day for me to announce the re-issue of those recordings on a new digibook cd.

Following recent high internet prices for the original demotape, along with bootleg versions appearing, it seemed right to now make the demo finally available again.

With “The Death of Ignorance” you will hear Esoteric tracks from their very formative months as a band, yet instantly hearing the unique sound that has defined Esoteric and which has been nurtured and developed in the years since. Just check out tracks like “Eyes of Darkness”, “Scarred”, “Esoteric”, “In Solitude” etc to hear what made this demo so special when I first heard it back in the summer of 1993.

For its age the doom extremity of this demo was pioneering - it has a decent sound even with the recording limitations of the time, a sound which has been re-mastered by Greg Chandler in 2017 for this release.

Comes on 20 page digibook CD edition, along with a replica of the original 1993 flyer.

Beautiful new artwork and layout by Meriel Longmore."

More information on Facebook.
Available direct from Esoteric at the band webstore.
Available from the Aesthetic Death webstore as CD Digibook, Limited CD Digibook with exclusive bag or CD Digibook plus the new Monads CD.


Digibook and bag:

Sample remastered track: 'Eyes Of Darkness':


If you'd like to win a copy of the 'Esoteric Emotions: The Death of Ignorance' digibook along with a copy of Monads 'IVIIV' just send us a photograph of Doom here at info@doom-metal.com.

Whatever your interpretation of a photo of Doom may be, the most interesting, artistic or innovative picture will be judged the winner and we'll post it up here and on Facebook. Plus, of course, you'll get the CDs direct from AD themselves.

Closing date for entries: 10th January 2018.
Legal stuff: The judges' decision is final. No alternative prize is offered. By entering, you agree to let doom-metal.com reproduce your work on our media outlets.
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