Rise of the Blue Lotus is the sixty-second studio album by guitarist Buckethead, and the thirty-second installment of the Buckethead Pikes Series. The album was part of a series of thirty pike albums that were released in close succession from one another during 2013.
The album was announced as a limited edition on October 27. The limited edition consists of 300 copies of an untitled white album signed by Buckethead himself to be released on November 12. Unlike any of the limited edition albums, Rise of the Blue Lotus was signed with blue ink instead of the traditional black ink used in the previous limited editions. A digital edition of the album was announced for November 5 but got delayed until November 8. A standard edition was announced but has not yet been released.