200 x 12″ VINYL LP
100 x GREEN (Transparent)
100 x ORANGE (Transparent)
The output by LOTUS THRONES’ Heath Rave over the last few years has been nothing short of prolific. With a full length album followed by a string of seasonal EPs, creativity continues to flow as he prepares for the release of his sophomore record, “The Heretic Souvenir.”
The impending record was produced and engineered by Sanford Parker and Rave at Hypercube (Chicago, IL) and The Magnolia Chamber (Philadelphia, PA) and mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room (Chicago, IL).
About LOTUS THRONES:
When Heath Rave first sat down started creating music solo as Lotus Thrones in late 2020 he had no set parameters or end goals. While his resume is firmly rooted in metal, the former Wolvhammer and Across Tundras drummer had long desired to make something that while still heavy and uncompromising, had a melodic sensibility and unflinching edge of experimentation. What came forth was a singular vision of riff-laden industrial post-punk splattered with elements of metal, goth and touches of noir jazz and electronic music.
The debut record “Lovers in Wartime” showcased his love bands like Killing Joke and Ministry at its bleaker moments while touching on the bombast of Sisters of Mercy and Samhain. Not only heavy, it plainly showed a level of sophistication in its stark, disparaging sounds and a proud vulnerability in its lyrical content. Touching on subjects like addiction, isolation and depression, Heath Rave opened up and bared truths about emotions we’ve all felt.
On his 4 seasonal follow up EP’s he released throughout 2021 and 2022 he distilled the sound of each one, taking chances and experimenting with post-metal, synthwave and doom all the while having a touch of himself throughout that was unmistakable. Nothing short of prolific, the well is full and Lotus Thrones has more to come in the near future.