CULT OF LUNA announces the September 17, 2013 release of Vertikal II on Density Records. The 4-track release contains over 30 minutes of music and is available to pre-order today through the Workhorse Music store, as well as through iTunes. The Swedish rock band released their sixth full-length album Vertikal in January and recently announced a fall co-headlining tour with Katatonia that begins in Boston, Massachusetts on September 23, 2013.
“Vertikal II is the continuation of our journey into the harshness of the monotone city landscape,” commented Johannes Persson. “The songs were written during the Vertikal-session and we always intended them to be released close to the album. Justin Broadrick’s remix was not a part of the original plan but since it came out phenomenally good we thought that it would fit perfectly as closer of the whole Vertikal-project. With Verikal II we complete and end a chapter that, for the last few years, have been a big part of our lives. Now we leave the inner city and look up into the vast void above.”
Vertikal II track listing:
1. O R O
2. Light Chaser
3. Shun the Mask
4 Vicarious Redemption (Justin K. Broadrick remix)
Cult of Luna will return to North America for the first time in eight years this fall for a co-headlining twelve-date tour with Katatonia with support from TesseracT and Intronaut.
“After the release of Vertikal and the massive progress we feel we have made over the last couple of years – both as a live act and in the studio – the timing couldn’t be better for us to return to US soil,” said Johannes Persson. “Cult of Luna is a live act above all else and we are looking forward to connecting again with the US audience that treated us so well in 2005.”
VERTIKAL marked a much‐anticipated return for Cult of Luna 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 on tour:
09/23 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club – http://www.ticketmaster.com/katatonia-cult-of-luna-boston-massachusetts-09-23-2013/event/01004AE8C7B7B5C5?artistid=795910&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=200
09/24 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza – http://concerts.livenation.com/event/00004AFD8FA079F6
09/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts – http://concerts.livenation.com/event/02004AE8AE1BB5E1?crosssite=TM_US:795910:16388
09/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s – http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3694474&pl=opus
09/27 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House – http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/334585?utm_medium=bks
09/28 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s – http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3718264&pl=harpos
09/30 – W. Springfield, VA @ Empire – http://www.ampedandalive.com/eventdetails.aspx?eventId=1226
10/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s – http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3726094
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge – (ticket link tba)
10/04 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall – http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3745154&pl=summit
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre – https://tickets.axs.com/eventShopperV3.html?wr=ea5a3aee-2bd8-4e0c-9a95-27d8ec588d5c&skin=elrey&preFill=1
10/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s – http://tickets.slims-sf.com/events/338159
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