Lotus Thief - Biography


Formed in 2012, Lotus Thief weaves a union of doom, post-rock, black metal and ambient sound, each song a tribute to the voices of the past.

The first single, "Nymphaea Carulea" - based on Homer's "The Odyssey" - was released on Botanist's "Doom in Bloom". The band then recorded critically‐acclaimed "Rervm", based on the 55 BCE philosophical piece "De Rerum Natura", at The Atomic Garden Studios (Deafheaven, Bosse‐de‐Nage). "Rervm" was released on Svart Records (Acid King, Oranssi Pazuzu) in 2014 with strong critical reception.

In 2016, Lotus Thief released its second full‐length, "Gramarye", based on ancient texts of sorcery and paganism, on Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Lantlôs, Negura Bunget). The release of "Gramarye" marked a cohesive step in Lotus Thief's journey as something more than a singular blip in genre-bending metal music, but as a sound world unto itself.

LT formed a live 5-player lineup to tour US West and East Coasts, with a debut European performance at Prophecy Fest in Balve, Germany. In 2017, the group expanded to a 6-player lineup to record several future releases, honing the powerful sound into groundbreaking music, beginning with its next release, Oresteia, released alongside the Rervm re-issue on January 10th, 2020 via Prophecy Productions.

"Oresteia" was mixed & mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves, New York City. It retells Aeschylus' famed tragedy, "The House of Atreus" / "Oresteia Trilogy", 5th century BCC, a tragic epic tale that rails into human violence, heroism and betrayal.

Bio from official website