“Vertikal”, the new studio album from Sweden’s Cult of Luna, will be released via Indie Recordings in Europe on 25th January and Density Records in the US on 29th January 2013.
“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 & May in addition to the previously announced period around the album’s release in January & February. There are US dates being planned and the band intend to tour further in late 2013.
All currently announced UK tour dates can be found below, and these will all be on sale on Friday 9th November, when another handful of European dates will be released.
19th – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
20th –Sheffield, Corporation
21st – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
22nd –London, The Garage