Sons Of Saturn

by Black Lotus

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Colin M.
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Colin M. Had my eye on this for a while and it does not disappoint. A masterful blend of heavy metal and good old fashioned doom. Powerful, soaring vocals, thunderous rhythm section and great riffs. What else could you need? Favorite track: The Swamp.
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seanfromhaxor Thoughtful lyrics, devastating guitar tones, powerful bass and flowing drums. This is one of my favourite bands this year.
Frederick Jones
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Frederick Jones One of the best metal albums I have heard in a very long time. You can hear their devotion in their craft. The production is off the charts. Only thing better would be a vinyl release. Favorite track: Sandstorm.
Bucky
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Bucky Black Lotus have unleashed what some may consider the coolest modern concoction of traditional metal and doom this year. The vocal soar with epic tone and towering volume as the riffs pummel with dynamic and rhythmic force. Mind = Crushed
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Mike A sonic cacophony of dauntless dimension, the basslines alone on 'Sons of Saturn' are capable of contorting speaker cones and inciting sleepless demons to beat on floorboards all the way from the pits of perdition. Meanwhile, twin epics 'The Sandstorm' and 'The Swamp' are sourced from metal's premium stash; a combined 20 minutes of decadent, damnable doom. Favorite track: Protective Fire.
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Barcelona-based Heavy Doom Metal band BLACK LOTUS releases their debut album 'Sons of Saturn' October 19th 2018 by Inverse Records. Watch the Studio recording teaser here: youtu.be/nN3a6fAVqfE

Black Lotus was founded by Hug Ballesta and Charlie Gotaskull in 2015. After consolidating the right line-up, the band headed to the Moontower Studios end 2017 to early 2018 for the recording and mixing of the album by Javi Félez. The mastering was done by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, Oregon.

Charlie Gotaskull comments: "We are very excited for the release of the album. Reviews so far have been incredibly positive. Now we are willing to see how the album is received by the audience and their level of acceptance. Hope it does as well as album reviews did."

The band is thrilled about the critics’ responses so far, with reviews’ scores on the range of 7.5 to 9 out of 10, from important channels, sites and online radios worldwide.

Hug Ballesta adds: “Our goal is to get people to listen to our music, so over the next months we will focus on maximizing album distribution and defending it in as many live shows as possible. We want to attract gig promoters and live show bookers for our inclusion in their rosters and multiplying live performances.”

Black Lotus' sound is grounded in the diverse influences of the band members. Traditional Heavy Metal is the common factor and driving force of the band, but alternative sounds of the 90s, Stoner Rock, Doom Metal and post metal genres are also elements in its crucible. Their compositions are embracing all those influences without limitations or dogmas. Likewise, lyrics are eminently symbolic, expressing a dystopic vision of society and their view of the world. Classic mythology, occultism, and personal experiences and personal visions are the sources for their compositions.


“(…) You can certainly hear hints of Black Sabbath, Paradise Lost, Solitude Aeturnus, and Mercyful Fate – a few of the band’s prime influences- yet this serve only as points of reference for your humble music reviewer.   Surely, Black Lotus stands strong on their own terms.” Doomed & Stoned (USA)”

“(…) The fact that this is the debut album of Black Lotus is also the biggest challenge. It seems to be a difficult task to surpass this. But perhaps not impossible: 88/100” zwaremetalen.com (Netherlands)
“(…) Black Lotus have demonstrated an amazing level of understanding when it comes to creating Metal music. Hopefully, this will be a trait that follows them through a long and successful career: 9/10. AC Rock Reviews (UK)

"(…) It is more than obligatory for all lovers of sounds with a strong atmospheric charge of high voltage Doom Metal and without closing its sound to various elements that enhance its sound." TNT Radio Rock (Spain)

“ (…) a right mix of Black Sabbath, a sprinkle of epic sound and a bit of the fresh vibe of bands such as Black Label Society: 81/100.” Hardrockheavymetal (Italy)

“(…) Heavy, dark and laced with fiendish melody, Black Lotus perfectly encapsulate the era they love and, as love letters go, Sons Of Saturn should be considered an epic doom metal debut of considerable prowess: 8/10” WorshipMetal.com (UK)

“(…) Sons of Saturn' is one of the finest albums of the year” Disciples of the Void - Radio Show


Sons if Saturn is available on all digital platforms worldwide.

credits

released October 19, 2018

RECORDED AND MIXED BY JAVI FÉLEZ AT MOONTOWER STUDIOS, BARCELONA, BETWEEN DECEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018

MASTERED BY BRAD BOATRIGHT AT AUDIOSIEGE, PORTLAND, OREGON FEBRUARY 2018


BLACK LOTUS IS:

CRISTIAN VIL: BASS, LEAD & BACKGROUND VOCALS
CHARLIE GOTASKULL SUN: GUITARS
HUG BALLESTA: DRUMS, BACKGROUND VOCALS
CAIO PASTORE: GUITARS (live)

*Lead vocals on “Protective Fire” by Hug Ballesta

BASS SYNTH EFFECTS BY CRISTIAN VIL
SYNTHS AND CINEMATIC SOUNDS BY HUG BALLESTA
Black Lotus salutes to: Audiolepsia, Dolmenn, Red Molten, Acherontia, Fuzz Forward, Moonloop, We Are Impala, Golíat, Skin of Cecile.

- This album is dedicated to our families and friends. A long awaited dream coming true with their help, love and unconditional support. -

COVER ART BY LUCA SOLO MACELLO
COVER DESIGN BY ALEX RASERO

PRODUCED BY HUG BALLESTA

©2018 BLACK LOTUS

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Black Lotus Barcelona, Spain

Black Lotus sound is grounded in the diverse influences of the band members. Traditional Heavy Metal is the common factor and driving force of the band proposal, but some sounds from the 90s, Stoner Rock, Doom Metal and post metal genres are also potions that they use in their crucible.

Likewise, lyrics are eminently symbolic, expressing a dystopic vision of society and their view of the world.
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