Cult of Luna debut “Passing Through” video today

By on February 9, 2013

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Sweden’s CULT OF LUNA today debut the first video from their sixth album, Vertikal (1/29/13).  Directed by Markus Lundqvist, “Passing Through” was filmed in sub-zero temperatures at what was once Sweden’s largest mental hospital. Closed since the ‘60’s, the Säter hospital was where the mentally ill were routinely castrated and lobotomized.

 

 

 

“Passing Through” is the closing track on Vertikal and is sung by guitarist Fredrik Kihlberg. “When we decided to start writing a new COL album and talked about which direction we wanted to go, this was actually the first idea that came to my head,” said Kihlberg. “I had this phrase – time is passing me by – in my head, going on repeat, and I thought and I should try to make something out of it. It’s a simple phrase but at the same time a powerful and overwhelming feeling. We wanted this to be a beautiful but at the same time intimidating song.”

 

 

 

You can hear the sensitivity in his voice – just listen and you can hear what he’s communicating. You can feel it. It’s the most honest song I’ve ever heard,” commented vocalist and guitarist Johannes Persson.

 

 

 

Pitchfork singled out “Passing Through” and said, “The six minutes of “Passing Through”, the final cut on the strong new album by long-running Swedish doom squad Cult of Luna, is spent mostly on edge, waiting for an eruption.”

 

 

 

“Passing Through” video:

 

http://youtu.be/LYeYFwexurc

 

 

 

Credits:

 

Director: Markus Lundqvist

 

DOP: Ari Willey

 

Producer: Teza Holmberg

 

Art director: Fritjof Granström

 

Editor: Nathan Perry-Greene / Cut + Run

 

 

 

Lighting technician: Anders Hedqvist

 

Lighting assistant 1: Simon Elvås

 

Lighting assistant 2: Sebastian Shield

 

DOP assistant / Focus puller: David Gylje

 

Wardrobe / Makeup: Nara Björqvist

 

Art assistant: Isac Alverus

 

Location producer: Jimmy Boqvist

 

Production runner 1: Ludvig Carlsson

 

Production runner 2: Michelle Hammarstrand

 

 

 

Grading: Kaj Ivanovic / The Chimney Pot

 

VFX: Sam Hencher / Redrum Post

 

 

 

 

 

CULT OF LUNA on tour:

 

February:

 

27th – Oslo, Parkteatret

 

28th – Stockholm, Debaser Medis

 

 

 

March:

 

3rd – Helsinki, Nosturi

 

 

 

April:

 

18th – Gothenburg, Pustervik

 

19th – Copenhagen, Lilla Vega

 

20th – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival

 

21st – France, Belfort

 

22nd – Fribourg, Fri‐Son

 

23rd – Mezzago, Bloom

 

24th – Rome, Traffic Live Club

 

25th – Misano, Adriatico Boulevard

 

26th – Winterthur, Gaswerk

 

27th – Zagreb, Club Attack

 

29th – Bucharest, Silver Church

 

30th – Timisoara, Daos Club

 

 

 

May:

 

1st – Budapest, A38

 

2nd – Innsbruck, P.M.K

 

3rd – Wroclaw, Asymmetry Festival

 

4th – Marburg, KFZ

 

5th – Munich, Kranhalle

 

6th – Stuttgart, Universum

 

7th – Bielefeld, Forum

 

8th – Cologne, Gebaude 9

 

9th – Rotterdam, Baroeg

 

10th – Berlin, C-Club

 

 

 

 

 

http://cultofluna.com/

 

http://densityrecords.com/

 

http://workhorsemusic.com

 

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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