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.

According to a press release, "Vertikal marks a much-anticipated return for the band after five years spent cultivating the ideas and directing the influences that have helped form a concept for the album. Distilled throughout are themes of machinery, repetition and clear, linear structures honed to the visual imagery of Fritz Lang's classic expressionist science-fiction film Metropolis. The music broods, builds and boils as you may expect from Cult Of Luna, but never over-complicates itself or veers from its intentions; it is arguably their finest and most cohesive piece of work to date."

Cult Of Luna will be returning to the live arena for a full European tour, with a new set of dates just announced in April and May in addition to the previously announced period around the album's release in January and February. There are US dates being planned and the band intends to tour further in late 2013.

The newly announced tour dates can be found below. These will all be on sale on Friday November 9th, when another handful of European dates will be released. Check out the dates announced before over here.

New tour dates:

February 27th - Oslo, Parkteatret
February 28th - Stockholm, Debaser Medis

March 2nd - Helsinki, Nosturi

April 18th - Gothenburg, Pustervik
April 20th - Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
April 22nd - Fribourg, Fri-Son
April 23rd - Mezzago, Bloom
April 24th - Rome, Traffic Live Club
April 25th - Misano Adriatico, Boulevard
April 26th - Winterthur, Gaswerk
April 29th - Bucharest, Silver Church
April 30th - Timisoara, Daos Club

May 2nd - Innsbruck, P.M.K
May 3rd - Wroclaw, Asymmetry Festival
May 5th - Munich, Kranhalle
May 6th - Stuttgart, Universum
May 7th - Bielefeld, Forum
May 8th - Cologne, Gebaude 9

Band profile: Cult Of Luna
Posted: 05.11.2012 by BloodTears


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Warman - 05.11.2012 at 17:11  
Ooh, might go to the Stockholm date!
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.11.2012 at 17:26  
That cover art is pure sex. I love how the buildings and figures are clearly distinct.
Uldreth - 05.11.2012 at 17:30  
Yeah that cover art is srsly good. Also looking forward to this album very much.
Mr. Doctor - 05.11.2012 at 17:42  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.11.2012 at 17:26

That cover art is pure sex. I love how the buildings and figures are clearly distinct.

I also dig it a lot. Love those kinds of artworks that just makes me stare at them for a long time and then say "hey! I found a dude over there!"
Lit. - 05.11.2012 at 17:45  
I found Waldo!
BloodTears - 05.11.2012 at 20:08  
Not sure if that's gonna be the cover, the band didn't announce anything, just posted the image, but would be a cool cover!
Taco Loving Man - 06.11.2012 at 04:36  
Shit i thought. They broke up! DAMN GURL!!!
Edmund Fogg - 06.11.2012 at 05:13  
Yeah baby!
tea[m]ster - 07.11.2012 at 04:30  
If they come to the USA anywhere near where I live I will...

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