Cult of Luna release new single and video “Cold Burn”

    Cult of Luna release new single and video “Cold Burn”

    – December 1st, 2021 –

    Forthcoming album The Long Road North out February 11th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records
    Pre-Order: – Touring EU / UK Spring 2022

    For over two decades Sweden’s CULT OF LUNA have forged a sound incomparable to others – ambitious, epic, visceral, and drenched in emotion. Their forthcoming album The Long Road North is one of their most beautiful and dynamic works to date and features guest appearances from composer Colin Stetson, Phoenix’s Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz plus more. On The Long Road North‘s opening track, “Cold Burn”, listeners are immediately immersed in familiar, yet refreshingly new Cult of Luna territory. Its pulsating rhythms pummel, and Persson’s roar sears through layers of guitar.

    “Cold Burn” is available today alongside an otherworldly video which previews the single’s gaming experience that will be released on February 11 alongside the album. The video and game, created by Linus Johansson of North Kingdom Greenhouse masterfully combines and captures Cult of Luna‘s ethereal soundscapes with real-time technology and interactive storytelling. Within the video, fans are able to explore the visual world created for The Long Road North. Watch below and stay tuned for more information on the game here.

    Watch “Cold Burn”:
    Listen: Spotify | Apple Music | Bandcamp

    The Long Road North sees its release on February 11, 2022 via Metal Blade Records and marks as a follow-up to this year’s The Raging River EP. As is the case with every album from the band in recent years, there is a lot of shifting of dynamics and sonic density, and perhaps more so than usual on The Long Road North. “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,” reveals vocalist/guitarist Johannes Persson, who has been one of the primary driving forces behind the band since their inception.

    Persson continues, “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.

    Recognized for their apocalyptic live performances that unrestrainedly explore the audience’s imagination, Cult of Luna will bring their stunning live show to fans just in time as The Long Road North hits shelves worldwide. Currently they are confirmed to tour UK and EU next Spring with Alcest, Caspian and Holy Fawn – North American dates to follow. For a full list of dates, see below and to purchase tickets, go here. Follow Cult of Luna on Instagram for further updates to come.

    The Long Road North Track Listing:
    01. Cold Burn
    02. The Silver Arc
    03. Beyond I
    04. An Offering to the Wild
    05. Into the Night
    06. Full Moon
    07. The Long Road North
    08. Blood Upon Stone
    09. Beyond II

    The Long Road North Formats:
    – Digital & Streaming
    – CD Digibook
    – Deluxe Boxset
    – 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
    – Wine-red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
    – Silver vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
    – Clear light rust marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
    – Clear beige-grey marbled vinyl (UK Indie exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
    – Orange brown marbled vinyl (Season of Mist exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
    – Clear light green marbled vinyl (Sound Pollution exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
    – Tan orange marbled vinyl (Evil Greed exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
    – Ochre brown marbled vinyl (Eyesore exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
    – Ruby marbled vinyl (Kings Road/Metal Blade Europe exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
    – Opaque light blue marbled vinyl (Band exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
    – Transparent light blue marbled vinyl (Band exclusive – Tour Edition – limited to 500 copies)
    – Opaque White (US exclusive)
    – Light red marbled (US exclusive)

    Boxset Info: Deluxe “Slim” Box containing clear vinyl, art prints of the four cover artworks, vinyl in printed inner sleeves, 16-page booklet, slipmat, patch.

    Cult of Luna – Lineup:
    Johannes Persson – Guitars/Vocals
    Andreas Johansson – Bass
    Thomas Hedlund – Drums & Percussion
    Fredrik Kihlberg – Guitar/Vocals
    Kristian Karlsson – Keyboards, Vocals
    Magnus Lindberg – Production

    Cult of Luna – 2022 Live Dates:
    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

    Nobody does metalgaze with more intoxicating immersion than this veteran Swedish collective” – DECIBEL
    When these Swedes put their mind to something the end result is always monstrously huge” – KERRANG!
    Absolutely unique, the overwhelming beauty of their craft is insane” – METAL INJECTION
    One of the most inventive metal bands in the last 20 years” – CVLT NATION

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