Sunday, January 26, 2020

Episode 115: Lunar Mantra

Here is the 115th episode of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Rory Conder of Lunar Mantra.

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As part of the roster of the late Fallen Empire Records, Scotland's Lunar Mantra should be on the radar of anyone with an interest in avant garde, atmospheric, or unique metal. Their atmospheric death/black metal spans from blastbeats to Eastern percussion and throat singing.

I spoke to Lunar Mantra guitarist/vocalist Rory Conder about the band's history, their latest EP Psychosomatika, and the origins of Lunar Mantra's ambient songs. We also discussed Rory's label Ascetic Visions, which releases esoteric and experimental extreme metal bands from around the world.

My thanks to Rory for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


"Xanthotic Madness"
taken from the EP Genesis

taken from the Drolṃā single

"Azothic Pyres"
taken from the EP Psychosomatika

Lunar Mantra on Bandcamp

Lunar Mantra on Facebook

Ascetic Visions Bandcamp

Ascetic Visions on Facebook

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