Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro 18. January 1535. 463 years later the band Flor De Loto from the mentioned city was founded. Flor De Loto is translated to English Lotus Flower. Lotus Flower or more exactly Flor De Loto is now close to release their eight album Eclipse due to November 17, 2018. Eclipse was produced and mixed by Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Judas Priest, Driver, Sebastian Bach, Helloween, Sepultura, Angra, W.A.S.P, etc). This was in my opinion a smart move because the music of Flor De Loto this time was added nuances and elements that the band never before had come up with!
Flor De Loto’s prog style is based on a solid confluence of various sources, jazz, hard rock, psych-rock, Andean folk, chamber. The final result is somewhat similar to classic Jethro Tull in places, but all in all, the typical South American ethnic flavors are heavily featured in a unique way. Flor De Loto is currently the most prominent prog rock group in Peru, in only a few months’ time they turned from promise-status to major act while growing a cult following in Lima. This instrumental quartet was founded by guitarist Alonso Herrera and bassist Alejandro Jarrín with a guitar/bass/keyboard/drums format, back in 1998.
A special version from the Jethro Tull classic song Locomotive Breath featuring Roy Z on the killer guitar solo. Taken from the upcoming album Eclipse. Enjoy,