Philly-based Lotus Thrones, the solo project formed by former Wolvhammer and Across Tundras drummer Heath Rave during the 2020 quarantine, has completed its first full-length release, Lovers In Wartime, out July 30 through Disorder Recordings.
New Noise are proud to premiere the video for “Diametric Retrograde” below:
Following a five-year hiatus from releasing music, Heath Rave launched Lotus Thrones in the past several months, to stay creative and return to playing music during lockdown.
With technology making it easy to work alone, Rave began investigating new instruments and recording methods, exploring styles and genres of music he grew up on, including post-punk, industrial, goth, post-metal, dream pop, shoegaze, and more with an occasional nod to his hardcore roots, merging influences from the likes of Killing Joke, Sisters Of Mercy, Neurosis, Danzig, Justin Broadrick, Portishead, The Cure, and more, and handling all instrumentation on his own.
On the track’s release, Rave states:
“‘Diametric Retrograde’ is a commentary I wrote on two opposing forces saying the same things in direct opposition to each other whilst both being in denial of the steep decline and deterioration of the situation surrounding them.
Unable to see that both parties are wrong for the same reasons, the result is complete and total collapse while being wilfully oblivious to the consequences.”
Lovers In Wartime was mixed by Sanford Parker at Hypercube, mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, and completed with photography by Sally Mills and layout by Jeff Wilson.
Stream Lotus Thrones here.