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Sounds Like: Kyuss, Clutch, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age
Label: Purple Astronaut Records
Bio: In 2011, Eric "Lando" Hagen relocated his artistic hardware to the desert sanctuary of Las Vegas Nevada and created Lotus. Reaching in some of the same directions as Landos previous projects, Greenhouse Effect and White Witch Canyon, Lotus brings a psychadelic, heavy and at times eclectic sound...See Full Bio
“JASON BRACELIN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL You don’t even have to see the label of the beer that Eric “Lando” Hagen has to make a pretty good guess as to where it was brewed. The first clue: Sewn on the singer/guitarist’s jeans, along with a peace sign patch and the logo for metallers High on Fire, is the Green Bay Packers insignia. The second clue: The same yellow-green-and-white “G” adorns the spare tire cover on the back of bassist Mike Schwarten’s Jeep. Yes, these are a couple of tried-and-true Wisconsin dudes, and so, naturally, Hagen is working on a Pabst, which, if not exactly Milwaukee’s finest, is getting the job done on a recent Thursday evening. “If you’re from Wisconsin, and you don’t drink beer and you don’t like cheese, the Brewers, the Packers and all these other things, it’s not going to work,” Hagen says with a grin outside of the MDV Entertainment rehearsal space, shooting a knowing glance at his bandmate, who’s at a wooden picnic”