08:09 - BlueMobius Just got my tickets for the Decibel Magazine tour! :D
07:14 - ScreamingSteelUS My top choice was Persefone's "Spiritual Migration." Next was In Vain's new album, and after that I couldn't decide between Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom. Omnium Gatherum's I liked.
06:31 - AngelofDeth also think it was the fact that not much else came out that was good. Beyond is Omnium's best yet so I gave my vote to them but damn it still not that great an album
05:52 - deadone My problem goes down to individual albums where songs blur into one tedious dirge
05:51 - Unhealer Wonder what would have happened if the staff hadn't nominated them. Would they still win as write-ins?
05:38 - ScreamingSteelUS I wouldn't go that far, but I agree they can be repetitive. For me, it's one of those cases of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." "Twilight of the Thunder God" may be my favorite, though.
The Swedes Cult Of Luna have announced, or rather implied, that the band will be taking a break from their busy schedule after next year's Beyond The Redshift festival in the UK which they are curating. The statement is quite cryptic and non-specific but it does seem that you should expect a lot less activity from them after May 2014 for a while.
Swedish sludge/post-metal band Cult Of Luna set September 17th, 2013 as the release of their new upcoming EP, Vertikal II, through Density Records. The 4-track release contains over 30 minutes of music and is already available for pre-order.
Katatonia loves touring in North America or so it seems because after recent tours with Opeth, they will team up for the co-headlining Uncrowned & Vertikal North American tour with Cult Of Luna plus special guests Intronaut and Tesseract. The two-week run will commence on September 23rd in Boston and end on October 7th in San Francisco. Cult Of Luna, Intronaut and Tesseract all released new albums this year.
Sweden's Cult Of Luna have revealed a new remix from legendary artist and producer Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu). Broadrick tackles the track "Vicarious Redemption" from their most recent studio album Vertikal released in January. You can stream the track through Soundcloud, which is available below.
Swedish post-metallers Cult Of Luna have revealed a brand new video clip today for the song "Passing Through", directed by Markus Lundqvist. The song is taken from their latest album Vertikal, released just last month. You can watch it below.
In case you didn't grab Cult Of Luna's brand new album Vertikal yet, it is currently available for streaming in full at this location. Indie Recordings officially releases the album from the post-metal/sludge band today in Europe and it will hit stores in North America through Density Records on January 29th, 2013.
Here it is, finally, a new song from Cult Of Luna. "I: The Weapon", the new single from the band's upcoming sixth full-length album Vertikal, is available for streaming now through the player below. Don't forget the album will be released via Indie Recordings in Europe on January 25th and Density Records in North America on January 29th, 2013.
The Swedes Cult Of Luna are starting to reveal more about their upcoming opus Vertikal. It has a release date now. Indie Recordings will release it in Europe on January 25th and Density Records releases it in the US on January 29th, 2013.
The Swedes Cult Of Luna will be returning to tour in 2013, showcasing their first studio album in 5 years titled Vertikal. The band will finally release a new album at the beginning of the year. But there is more, the band has also announced a number of European tour dates, check the dates below.
Swedish sludge/doom metal act Cult Of Luna revealed on their official website that they will start recording their new album this Autumn. This will be the follow-up to Eternal Kingdom, released in 2008.
The band posted two new updates: "After one year of songwriting the parts are now being put together and realized during sessions in Umeå. The recording of a new proper album will begin during this autumn."
Quality video footage of Cult Of Luna performing in Estonia has been made available online. The full concert is streaming at Tyronehood.tv. Cult Of Luna played at Club Tapper in Tallinn, Estonia on Sunday, February 28th, 2010. The setlist was as follows:
Dark City, Dead Man
Inside Fort Meade
Leave Me Here
Cult Of Luna have announced the following European tour dates:
Mar. 10 - Recyclart - Brussels, Belgium
Mar. 11 - Kulturfabrik - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mar. 12 - Noumatrouff - Mulhouse, France
Mar. 13 - Cartonnerie Cabaret - Reims, France
Mar. 14 - Epicerie Moderne - Lyon / Feyzin, France
Mar. 15 - Havana - Statut - Toulouse, France
Mar. 16 - El Loco Club - Valencia, Spain
Mar. 17 - Kafe Antzokia - Bilbao, Spain
Mar. 18 - LA 2 - Barcelona, Spain
Mar. 19 - La Sala Live!! - Madrid, Spain
Mar. 20 - Abatoires - Cognac, France
Mar. 21 - Grand Mix - Tourcoing, France
Mar. 22 - Elysee Montmarte - Paris, France.
In other news, Cult Of Luna have set "Fire Was Born" cover art] as the title of their upcoming live DVD, which will be released March 23rd. The DVD will be released as a bonus disc on the re-pressing of "Eternal Kingdom" as well as a stand alone DVD.
Swedish art-rock outfit Cult Of Luna has set "Eternal Kingdom" as the title of its fifth full-length album, due on June 16 in Europe and July 8 in the U.S. via Earache Records. The CD was recorded at Tonteknik Studios in the band's hometown of Umeå. The follow-up to 2006's critically aclaimed "Somewhere Along The Highway" will reportedly be "much heavier and darker affair than previous albums."
The artwork for "Eternal Kingdom" can be viewed at this location.
Commented guitarist Erik Olofsson: "It is with great ambition and struggle we have created a very heavy album. The sound is strong and progressive. Our compositions do not hold back on anything this time!"