The seven-headed dragon LOTAN rises again, this time to unleash a new digital single, titled “Ashera”, from the upcoming self-titled album.
““Ashera” is a doomed but yet aggressively inspired melodic black metal song. Originally the mother, then wife of God, Ashera was banished entirely in 630 bc when her statues and sacrament were banished from the temples”, vocalist Rubin offers, about the song. “In this song, her names represent the hope for a rise against the oppression of the female voices in religion. Burn the text that binds you and freedom you shall find!”
Check out the “Ashera” digital single or the lyric video of the song in UPRISING! Records Youtube page here. The video premiered early this week on the well-known site Metal Temple, together with a band feature.
“Lotan” will be released on digital and LP (black vinyl, limited to 300 units) via UPRISING! Records on March 31st, 2023.
Lotan (Leviathan) – The seven-headed dragon and the origin of chaos who began a war against the cosmic order and gods of Mesopotamia. Lotan is a black metal act from Denmark that mixes melodic black metal and black’n’roll with an aggressive overtone. Formed by Phillip Kaaber and Martin Rubini (both members of the renowned Danish Viking metal act Vanir), and joined by Lasse Guldbæk, Andy Dragsberg, and Jon Schmidt.
Lotan released two critically acclaimed EPs “Nihil Sacrum” and “Angelus pestis” in 2020 and 2021. And are now getting ready for yet another fierce release. This time it’s a full-length album Lotan that will be released via UPRISING! Records in early 2023. The album follows the same path as the EPs and draws its lyrical universe from a mix between satanic spiritualism, Mesopotamian myths, and existential philosophy.
The dragon has been reborn – Lotan.
Phillip Kaaber – guitars
Martin Rubini – vocals
Lasse Guldbæk Jensen – bass
Jon Schmidt – drums
Andy Dragsberg – guitar