Group

The Black Lotus

- TBL

Also known as

  • Epadrena

The Black Lotus is a Swedish-based demo group, formed in 1989 when Atari coder Dickhead and his companion Rubberduck decided to build their own group on the Amiga. Originally an Amiga demo group, they have since branched out to most popular platforms. They were the first group to win The Gathering demo competition two years in a row.

The april 1995 demo Cybernetic reached 3rd position in The Gathering demo competition, and was the group's biggest success thus far. In june, the intro Mind The Carrot was the group's sole release at Icing 1995, reaching 9th in the competition. At Assembly 1995 in august came Misery - finishing 12th in the demo competition. The steady flow of releases would continue out the year, with the demos Que? (2nd at Remedy 1995) in october and Mindprobe (15th at The Party 1995) in december.

1996 started gently with the release of the demo Spectral at the small Swedish party Creutz in february. It was at The Gathering 1996 in april they broke through for real - through the release of the two 4k intros Gizmo and EQ-4k - 1st and 2nd in the competition - and the demo Tint - winner of the demo competition. They did not rest however, and already in may they released the intro Mind The Carrot 2 (1st) and the demo Glow (2nd) at the Icing 1996 party in Sweden. June brought the Remedy party, and once again TBL were triumphant in both intro and demo categories, with Tractorbeam and Darkside respectively. Their final release of the year was the demo Goa in august at Assembly, which finished 3rd in the competition. Apart from the jokey The Monkey Tribe in september, it would be until late march next year that they released anything.

The demo Captured Dreams made TBL the first ever group to win the demo competition twice at The Gathering. It would be their only demo on the Amiga this year.

Productions

The Black Lotus Apr 2014
Windows - Demo
Fairlight and The Black Lotus Jul 2008
Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) - Demo
The Black Lotus Apr 2007
The Black Lotus Aug 2006
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Apr 2006
Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) - Demo
The Black Lotus Apr 2006
The Black Lotus Mar 2005
The Black Lotus Apr 2004
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Apr 2003
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Mar 2002
Amiga AGA - Demo
Epadrena Nov 2001
GBG
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus and Up Rough Oct 2001
Video
Iris and Loonies and TBC and The Black Lotus Jul 2001
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Apr 2001
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Mar 2000
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Dec 1999
Windows - Demo
The Black Lotus Jun 1999
Video
The Black Lotus Aug 1998
Windows - Intro
The Black Lotus Jul 1998
MS-Dos - Demo
Analogue and The Black Lotus May 1998
Amiga AGA - 64K Intro
The Black Lotus Apr 1998
MS-Dos - 64K Intro
The Black Lotus Mar 1998
Atari ST/E - Tool
NewCore and Reward and The Black Lotus 1998
The Black Lotus Dec 1997
MS-Dos - 64K Intro
The Black Lotus Nov 1997
Atari Falcon - Demo
The Black Lotus Aug 1997
The Black Lotus Jul 1997
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Jun 1997
MS-Dos - 64K Intro
The Black Lotus Apr 1997
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Mar 1997
The Black Lotus Mar 1997
?
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Feb 1997
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Sep 1996
Goa
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Aug 1996
'69
MS-Dos - 64K Intro
The Black Lotus Aug 1996
Amiga AGA - Intro
The Black Lotus Jun 1996
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Jun 1996
Amiga AGA - 64K Intro
The Black Lotus May 1996
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus May 1996
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Amiga AGA - 4K Intro
The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Amiga AGA - 4K Intro
The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Feb 1996
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Dec 1995
Amiga AGA - Intro
Axis and The Black Lotus Oct 1995
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Oct 1995
Amiga AGA - Intro
The Black Lotus Oct 1995
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Aug 1995
Bit
MS-Dos - 4K Intro
The Black Lotus Aug 1995
Amiga AGA - Intro
The Black Lotus Jun 1995
The Black Lotus and Triad May 1995
Amiga AGA - Demo
The Black Lotus Apr 1995
Atari Falcon - Demo
The Black Lotus Mar 1995
Atari Falcon - Tool
The Black Lotus 1995
Amiga OCS/ECS - Demo
The Black Lotus Dec 1994
Atari ST/E - Tool
Reward and The Black Lotus Dec 1994
Amiga OCS/ECS - Demo
The Black Lotus Aug 1994
Atari ST/E - Tool
New Core and Reward and The Black Lotus 1994
Atari ST/E - Tool
New Core and Reward and The Black Lotus 1994
Atari ST/E - Tool
New Core and Reward and The Black Lotus 1994
Atari ST/E - Tool
New Core and Reward and The Black Lotus 1994
Amiga OCS/ECS - Demo
The Black Lotus Aug 1993
Amiga OCS/ECS - Demo
The Black Lotus May 1993
Amiga OCS/ECS - Demo
The Black Lotus Mar 1993
Atari ST/E - Intro
The Black Lotus Aug 1991

Member productions

Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus
Commodore 64 - Music
Magnar / The Black Lotus Feb 2010
Commodore 64 - Graphics
Magnar / The Black Lotus Feb 2010
Windows - Demo
Jace / The Black Lotus Feb 2002
Tracked Music
SuperNao / The Black Lotus Nov 2001
Graphics
Lowlife / The Black Lotus Jun 2001
Streaming Music
Crystal Score / The Black Lotus Jun 2001
Graphics
Louie / CNCD ^ The Black Lotus ^ The Planet of Leather Moomins Apr 2001
Graphics
Saffron / The Black Lotus Nov 2000
Streaming Music
Boor / The Black Lotus Jun 2000
Graphics
Saffron / The Black Lotus Jun 2000
Graphics
Tudor / The Black Lotus Nov 1999
Graphics
Saffron / The Black Lotus Jul 1999
Graphics
Saffron / The Black Lotus Jun 1999
Graphics
Saffron / The Black Lotus Dec 1998
Graphics
Fame / Floppy ^ MadWizards ^ Nah-Kolor ^ Pulse ^ The Black Lotus Nov 1998
Graphics
Tudor / The Black Lotus Aug 1998
MS-Dos - 1K Intro
Jace / The Black Lotus May 1998
Graphics
Jace / The Black Lotus May 1998
Graphics
Tudor / The Black Lotus Apr 1998
Graphics
Tudor / The Black Lotus Dec 1997
Graphics
Facet / Lemon. ^ The Black Lotus Dec 1997
Tracked Music
Facet / Lemon. ^ The Black Lotus Dec 1997
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Dec 1997
Graphics
Nix / The Black Lotus Nov 1997
Graphics
Tudor / The Black Lotus Nov 1997
MS-Dos - Intro
Jace / The Black Lotus Nov 1997
Tracked Music
Crystal Score / The Black Lotus Nov 1997
Graphics
Facet / Lemon. ^ The Black Lotus Aug 1997
Graphics
Tudor / The Black Lotus Aug 1997
Graphics
Saffron / The Black Lotus Aug 1997
Music
Probe / The Black Lotus Jul 1997
Music
Crystal Score / The Black Lotus Jul 1997
Graphics
Sauron / The Black Lotus Jun 1997
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Jun 1997
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Apr 1997
Graphics
Saffron / The Black Lotus Mar 1997
Graphics
Danny and Louie / The Black Lotus Mar 1997
Graphics
Louie / The Black Lotus Feb 1997
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Feb 1997
Tracked Music
Psycho / The Black Lotus 1997
Graphics
Louie / The Black Lotus Dec 1996
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Dec 1996
Graphics
Danny / The Black Lotus Dec 1996
Graphics
Lowlife / Hotline ^ The Black Lotus Dec 1996
Graphics
Louie / Keso ^ The Black Lotus Dec 1996
Tracked Music
Lizard / Spaceballs ^ The Black Lotus Nov 1996
Graphics
Louie / The Black Lotus Aug 1996
Graphics
Rodney / The Black Lotus Aug 1996
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Aug 1996
Graphics
Tudor / The Black Lotus Aug 1996
Tracked Music
Stryper / The Black Lotus Aug 1996
Graphics
Tudor / The Black Lotus May 1996
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Tracked Music
Azazel / The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Graphics
Facet and Rubberduck / The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Graphics
Louie / The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Graphics
Rodney / The Black Lotus Apr 1996
Graphics
Rodney / The Black Lotus Dec 1995
Graphics
Fishbone / The Black Lotus Aug 1995
Music
Sagittarius / The Black Lotus 1995
Graphics
Axm / The Black Lotus 1995
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Music
Wolf / The Black Lotus Aug 1994

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