The Cult release the largely anticipated ‘prequel’ to accompany their latest critically acclaimed album, Choice of Weapon. The digital-only release Weapon of Choice is a document of a work in progress and offers a unique opportunity to hear The Cult’s process. ARTISTDirectoffers an exclusive premiere of Weapon of Choice all this week.
The material on Weapon of Choicehas not been previously released, and will be available exclusively on iTunesfor two months only beginning today, October 16, 2012. The album will no longer be available anywhere starting on December 21, 2012.
The dynamic ten tracks on this release were recorded when The Cult returned to the studio in 2011 with producer Chris Goss and serve as a looking glass into the creative process and foundation behind Choice of Weapon.
“These songs were turned over and over, forged in long rehearsals and writing sessions, and emanated from challenges both personal and professional,” said lead vocalist Ian Astbury. “We put our guts into this; Goss was able to create an environment where the songs were born through playing and turning over lyrics, through hard work and intense sessions. These songs have an integrity and rawness of their own. In many ways it’s a different album to the one we released and reveals the foundations of Choice of Weapon. We were able to close the doors and begin to explore spaces we had not been in for a while.”
Get Weapon of Choice: iTunes