• Lotus Thief – Oresteia

    Lotus Thief – Oresteia (Vinyl Gatefold LP | Red)
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO273LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Red
    Country: Germany
    Released: 2020
    Genre: Rock
    Style: Avantgarde, Black Metal, Doom Metal, Post Rock

    San Francisco avant-gardists Lotus Thief create visionary music that incorporates elements of doom and black metal as well as post rock. Transcendent in sound and substance, the band has released two acclaimed albums («Rervm» in 2014, and their Prophecy debut «Gramarye» in 2016), that draw insight from ancient texts for present-day life. History is preserved and ignited, a sonic re-imagining for a world where the human race learns from its past.

    With their third record «Oresteia,» Lotus Thief pushes their sound further than ever, focussing on both male and female singing, feral screams, melodic versus ferocious guitarwork and soaring violins. The result balances the atmospheric with the devastating.

    In retelling the namesake epic trilogy from ancient Greece by tragedian Aeschylus, mastermind Bezaelith once again addresses distinctly modern topics, as the blood-drenched story of the mythical House of Atreus prompts several questions, ranging from the ethics of killing to gender roles.

    «Oresteia» is an intentional narrative and boasts Lotus Thief’s most sophisticated production so far. A five-headed hydra of distinct personalities and stylistic backgrounds contributes to the record’s depth and diversity like the masked actors in an ancient stage play. It is no wonder that with its strong dynamics and ambient intersections, the tracks mirror an experience not unlike attending a performance in an amphitheater.

    Add to this maybe the heaviest moments ever in Lotus Thief’s oeuvre, their new full-length embodies the ingenuity and intensity of contemporary extreme music.

    Edition:

    • Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, red) incl. padded inner sleeve and protection sleeve (200 copies available)

    Tracklist:

    1. Agamemnon
    2. Banishment
    3. Libation Bearers
    4. Woe
    5. The Furies
    6. Reverence
    7. Sister in Silence
    8. The Kindly Ones

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  • Lotus Thief ‎– Gramarye

    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 206 LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Single Sided, Album, Etched
    Country: Germany
    Released: 16 Sep 2016
    Style:Black Metal

    Lotus Thief is a San Francisco band that merges post-black metal, space rock and ambient music, seamlessly blending the genres into a unique and greater musical whole. Originated by two members of celebrated “green metal” group Botanist – drummer Otrebor and multi-instrumentalist / composer Bezaelith – Lotus Thief is its own entity; a project with a stated purpose of “lauding knowledge and illuminating ancient words and art through song”. Lotus Thief released its first album, “Rervm” in 2014 to strong fan and critical acclaim. The debut was hailed as “a splendid record” and “one that establishes Lotus Thief as a band to watch for the future”.

    Now, two years after the release of “Rervm”, Lotus Thief presents its new album, “Gramarye”, which significantly expands the themes defined on the band’s debut.
    Whereas “Rervm” set passages from Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius’ “De Rerum Natura” to music and speaks to the science of learning, “Gramarye” explores yet another aspect of human knowledge: the realms of belief. The record’s overarching theme is subsumed in its very title: the word “Gramarye” is a Middle English modification of a Middle French word meaning ‘grammar book’ or ‘book of sorcery’.
    “Gramarye” compiles five different antique source texts that span nearly two thousand years and five different civilizations, ranging from the ancient Egyptian funerary passage “The Book of the Dead”, to Homer’s “Odyssey” and the medieval “Merseburg Incantations” (one of the only pagan incantations still in existence in Old High German) through to the Aleister Crowley-penned early 20th century occult literature, “The Book Of Lies”.

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