CULT OF LUNA share grandiose new single 'Cold Burn'

The first audio sample from the band's newly announced full-length is here.

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Photograph by Silvia Grav

As one of metal's most trailblazing acts of today, Cult of Luna have yet to settle. They reached a high mark with their 2019 masterclass, A Dawn To Fear, but didn't stop there and proceeded to found their own label, Red Creek, which properly released this year's The Raging River EP as a taste of what awaits in the new year. The Swedish ensemble now have us looking towards a prosperous 2022 with their forthcoming full-length, A Long Road North, releasing on February 11th via Metal Blade Records. Though the record was unveiled earlier this year, it lacked an audio sample and was complemented only by a worthwhile European Tour announcement that is joined by the talented likes of Alcest, Svalbard, Caspian, and Holy Fawn. That changes today with Cold Burn, a roaring 10-minute soundscape of vibrant melodic textures and pure vigor. Frontman Johannes Persson delivers a commanding vocal performance that is well backed by the wall of sound at the foundation. The video for Cold Burn introduces a gaming experience created by Linus Johansson of North Kingdom Greenhouse that pairs the band's atmospheric qualities with real-time technology and interactive storytelling.


Persson comments on the record:


"It's a big and cinematic sounding album. I think one of the reasons why we have been able to be so productive the last couple of years is that we have been consistently writing from the heart. We have let our instincts guide us, and I think it's getting clearer where we are heading. The long road north is a long road home. A direction dictated by a call that penetrates rock and echoes through the forest. It flows over every lake, accelerated by the wind. When it reaches you, you know it’s time. Time to move forward. You don’t know where it will lead but you put the trust in it. With eyes raised towards the midnight sun it pulls you closer. The road is long and the end is uncertain.”


CULT OF LUNA - 2022 LIVE DATES (Tickets)


with ALCEST & SVALBARD

24/02/22 DK - Copenhagen - Vega

25/02/22 DE - Berlin - Huxley's

26/02/22 PL - Krakow - Klub Studio

27/02/22 PL - Warsaw - Progresja

28/02/22 CZ - Prague - Roxy

01/03/22 AT - Vienna - Arena

02/03/22 SI - Ljubljana - Kino Siska

04/03/22 CH - Lausanne - Les Docks

05/03/22 DE - Stuttgart - Wizemann

06/03/22 DE - München - Muffathalle

07/03/22 DE - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof

08/03/22 DE - Münster - Skaters Palace

09/03/22 NL - Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda

10/03/22 BE - Kortrijk - Depart

11/03/22 FR - Paris - L'Olympia

12/03/22 UK - London - The Forum / Beyond The Redshift Festival


with CASPIAN & HOLY FAWN

02/10 - LU Esch, Rockhal

03/10 - DE Cologne, Live Music Hall

04/10 - CH Geneva, Alhambra

05/10 - FR Toulouse, Le Metronum

06/10 - FR Biarritz, Atabal

07/10 - ES Barcelona, AMFest

08/10 - ES Madrid, But

09/10 - ES Porto, Amplifest

11/10 - FR Nantes, Stereolux

12/10 - FR Lille, Aeronef

13/10 - FR Strasbourg, La Laiterie

14/10 - NL Zwolle, Hedon

15/10 - DE Leipzig, Felsenkeller

16/10 - PL Wroclaw, A2

17/10 - HU Budapest, Durer Kert

19/10 - GR Athens, Fuzz Club

 

Stream Cold Burn below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.


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'The Long Road North' (2022)