Barcelona-based Heavy Doom Metal band BLACK LOTUS releases their debut album 'Sons of Saturn' October 19th 2018 by Inverse Records.
The band was born in 2015 created by former members from Barcelona based Stoner Metal act Dolmenn. After consolidating the right line-up, the band headed to the Moontower Studios end 2017 to early 2018 for the recording and mixing of their debut album "Sons of Saturn". The mastering was done by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, Oregon.
The album achieved very good feedback though reviews and scores on the range of 7.5 to 9 out of 10, from important specialized magazines, channels, sites and online radios worldwide.
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 of view of the society and the world. Classic mythology, occultism, personal experiences and personal visions are the sources for their obscure poetry.
“(…) 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
“(…) 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
“(…) Sons of Saturn' is one of the finest albums of the year” Disciples of the Void - Radio Show
Sons if Saturn is available on digital platforms worldwide.
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 *
HUG BALLESTA: DRUMS, BACKGROUND VOCALS
PHIL MEDDA: GUITARS (live) **
**Guitars recorded by Charlie Gotaskull Sun
*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, Graveyard (death metal), Foscor, Siroll, Saturna, Mother Crow, Falç de Metzinera, Your Grace, Onirophagus, Ered, Wild Road Rollers, Udol.
- 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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