Like the films of Stanley Kubrick or the writing of Chuck Palaniuk, some art in and of itself is great, but meant to move you out of your comfort zone. Real artists make art for themselves and not for fans or trends. Nearly 20 years into their career, post-metal deconstructionists Cult Of Luna keep forging a legacy of greatness with left turns and creative zeniths. Taking time out to tour, a rarity for them, and put together an exquisite package the DVD/music/art collection Years In A Day/Live At La Gaite Lyrique: Paris (Indie Recordings) the further exemplifies their mission of art.Continue reading
Cult Of Luna, Neurosis, and Trap Them have joined the eclectic lineup of one of the world’s most important music festivals, Roskilde. Taking place June 24th – July first, in Roskilde, Denmark, and boasts over 175 bands on 9 stages. Typically most of the lineup consists of more pop and rock bands, but over the years more heavy and experimental acts have been added. Continue reading
Ghost Cult is pleased to premiere the stream of the new track from The Old Wind, ‘Wooden Scythe’. The track comes from their split EP with Cult Of Luna, Råångest (Pelagic Records) dropping January 29th. You can stream ‘Wooden Scythe’ track below:
The Old Wind features members of The Ocean and Breach and the will have another new song on Råångest. Cult of Luna he heard covering Amebix’s ‘Last Will And Testament’, the last recording for the band before they go on hiatus later in 2016.
The title of the EP, Råångest, means raw anxiety in Swedish. LA-based German artist Florian Bertmer drew the cover. In a Facebook post, the band commented on the meaning of the album:
The title itself is a big part of where we come from.
As much as we love the beauty and clarity of the north,
it can be a struggle. 5 months of darkness and harsh cold can definitely do stuff with your mind. For a lot of people living in the north anxiety is the main dish on the dinner table…
Us and the guys from COL can all relate to this when this is our birthplace and where we grew up. We come from the same scene and it feels like our thoughts and musical ideas are a pure reflection of our origin and the way we project it. The outcome of the harvest is RÅÅNGEST.
Råångest EP track listing:
1. Cult Of Luna – ‘Last Will And Testament’
2. The Old Wind – ‘Wooden Scythe’
3. The Old Wind – ‘Daughters Of Cleanse’