Cult of Luna debut “Passing Through” video today

By on February 9, 2013


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:






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:




27th – Oslo, Parkteatret


28th – Stockholm, Debaser Medis






3rd – Helsinki, Nosturi






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






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





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.