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Blue Lotus

by Hitherside

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The price of this CD is including all P&P cost world wide.
    This album is released by: Painted Bass Records

    Everybody who pre-orders the album before March 14, 2019 will receive a signed picture of the band.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Blue Lotus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Hitherside is a part American and part Belgian Female Fronted Melodic Metal band based in Antwerp, Belgium. The band consists of vocalist and songwriter Jennifer and guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Sam. They turn heads with their infectious Metal songs that contain impressive guitar riffs, lavish textures and memorable melodies with big doses of lush harmonies mixed in.

Their second album, Blue Lotus, will be released on 28 March 2019 on Painted Bass Records.
The album contains a wide variety of songs, from heavy, low riffs on the opener, ‘Unsanctify Me’, to more mainstream material on ‘Knock ‘em on Back’ and ‘My Prediction’.
‘Lovely Day to Kill’ could be considered in the middle of the spectrum, with its drop-D tuning and sarcastic lyrics.
The title song, ‘Blue Lotus’, has a dark atmosphere with a drop tuned 7-string guitar. It has a rather slow tempo with verses that tend to sound somewhat dissonant and a clean bridge with a floating guitar solo and a very open chorus. Lyrically, it’s about the use of a psychoactive alkaloid (Blue Lotus) to help cope with the struggles of misogynistic realities.
Jennifer’s distinguishable vocals slide fluently between powerful and edgy to warm and breezy. Her singing remains melodic throughout the album and is often harmonized.
The drums on ‘Get it Back’ were played by Dirk Verbeuren (Sam’s cousin and current drummer of Megadeth) and recorded in Hitherside’s own studio. It’s the one song on the album with a feel good, inspirational message of ‘give and you shall (most likely) receive’.
‘Honeydripper’ starts off with a floating, laid-back sensation, but later shifts into a darker vibe, layered with vocal harmonies and several guitars. It’s a song about unwanted sexual advances.
‘Asked But Not Answered’ is the last song on the album. It’s a heavy, riff-oriented track with many layers that makes a perfect ending to the listener’s journey.

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released March 28, 2019

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Hitherside Antwerp, Belgium

Hitherside is a part American, part Belgian Melodic Metal band based in Antwerp, Belgium.
They turn heads with their infectious Melodic Metal songs that contain impressive guitar riffs, lavish textures and memorable melodies with big doses of lush harmonies mixed in.
They landed an endorsement deal with PreSonus Audio Electronics in 2012 with their debut single/video, ‘Insignificant Other’
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