Experimental Avant-garde Black Metal band BOTANIST are streaming the entirety of their new album Ecosystem via Blessed Altar Zine. The album is set to be released tomorrow.

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Experimental Avant-garde Black Metal band BOTANIST have released their song “Red Crown”. The song is taken from their upcoming release Ecosystem which will be released via Aural Music later this month.

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Experimental Avant-garde Black Metal band BOTANIST have released their song “Disturbance” via Metal Injection. The song is taken from their upcoming release “Ecosystem” which will be out on October 25th.

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Botanist is a highly creative Experimental Avant-garde Black Metal band — or, in their perspective, Green Metal. At times eerie and ghostly, almost mystical, the sound is harsh, but it’s still gorgeous and almost delicate, haunting, atmospheric and soothing. This brand new album is a concept about the ecosystems of redwood forests on the West Coast of the United States. Ecosystem deals with mankind’s impact on those forests, particularly calling into question whether humanity has an operating ‘ecosystem’ of its own. This album is a ‘collective’ one in that it was written and recorded by the members of Botanist’s live entity.

The songs of Botanist are told from the perspective of The Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from Humanity and its crimes against Nature as possible. In his sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, which he calls the Verdant Realm, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company of the Natural world, and envisioning the destruction of man. There, seated upon his throne of Veltheimia, The Botanist awaits the time of humanity’s self-eradication, which will allow plants to make the Earth green once again.

Botanist’s message is of hope, of faith in the power of the Natural balance, one that transcends humanity’s self-seen importance and places us all in a truer place in the universal picture. Botanist believes that although mankind is destroying the Earth’s natural environment, humanity cannot destroy Nature permanently. Humanity can destroy Nature only for humanity, meaning that even if all life, including humanity, has been eradicated, Nature will bounce back. Something will exist out of nothing, just as it always has, and that something will exist whether humanity is a part of it or not.

Botanist believes the world is the most valuable thing in the world. The most essential thing. Nature offers the truest, most tangible vista into the face of the divine, whose unnamable, unknowable existence is reflected through our natural environment. If we want to enjoy this world, to venerate it, to thrive within it, we must respect it, we must protect it, even if it’s only for our personal benefit. If we don’t, if we annoy the Earth enough, the Earth will kill us and move on. What choice will we make?

Otrebor – dulcimer, drums, vocals, harmonium, lyrics, bass
Daturus – drums
Cynoxylon – vocals, lyrics, harmonium
Davide Tiso – bass

Botanist – Red Crown

Botanist – Stargazer

Botanist – Rhizphora

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