Is This the Weirdest Black Metal Band in the World Today?

Botanist, based out of San Francisco, is run by a weirdo name Roberto Martinelli (aka Otrebor), a guy who seems to be very bent out of shape by society’s destructive environmental path.  He fantasizes that the plant world–sentient plants, kind of like Triffids, I guess–will rise up in revolt.

The focus of upcoming album VI: Flora is summarized thusly:  ” the wondrous beauty of the plants themselves through a gauzy haze of dream-like sound with the voice of The Botanist acting as spectral underpinning to the reverie.”

Um, okay.  Here’s a sample.  And if you need more, go to Metal Injection.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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