Botanist Shares New Single “Oxygen”, New Album Out This Week

Avant-garde Metal troupe Botanist has shared a new single, “Oxygen” from their upcoming album Photosynthesis, due out later this week, October 30th, via the esteemable label, The Flenser. The new album is a concept album about how plants convert sunlight into energy and how plants have a worldwide, symbiotic relationship.


Band originator Otrebor (hammered dulcimers, vocals, keyboards) composed the music and lyrics to the drums of returning member Daturus (the project’s live drummer since 2017, who played on 2019’s Ecosystem). The album marks the debut contributions of Tony Thomas (who plays with Daturus in Bay Area death metal acts Dawn Of Ouroboros and Sentient Ignition). Thomas’ bass style brings a newfound prog flavor to Botanist’s noted avant-garde, experimental style that has expanded on the genre of black metal, challenging the foregone conclusion that such music must be centered around guitars.

Pre-orders for Photosynthesis are available here ahead of the album’s October 30th street date from The Flenser. Revisit the album’s standout single “Water” here and look for more news and music from Botanist arriving soon.

Photosynthesis Track Listing:

  1. Light
  2. Water
  3. Chlorophyll
  4. Dehydration
  5. Bacteria
  6. Stroma
  7. Palisade
  8. Oxygen

Botanist lineup on Photosynthesis:

Otrebor — hammered dulcimers, vocals, keyboards, lyrics

Daturus — drums

Tony Thomas — bass

Chelsea Rocha Murphy — guest vocals on “Dehydration”

Dan Swanö — audio production

Irrwisch + Gaburr — visual art direction