Cult Of Luna Announce North American Tour With Emma Ruth Rundle & Intronaut

Cult Of Luna have announced a headlining North American tour. Emma Ruth Rundle and Intronaut will open.

Tour Dates:

02/25 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/29 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
03/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/02 Montreal, QC – Corona
03/03 Toronto, ON – Opera House
03/04 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/10 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (no Intronaut)
03/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/13 Mexico City, MEX – Auditorio Blackberry (Cult Of Luna only)

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Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson On As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis: “How Is That Not A Person You Now Don’t Want Anything To Do With In Your Entire Life”

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson is the latest artist to comment on As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis‘ controversial return to music. The singer infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. Though he didn’t mention him by name, Persson said that when someone does something horrible like that it is hard to understand why anyone would want anything to do with them.

Persson said the following during an interview with The Quietus:

“The background that I’m from – the musical background – was very much integrated with a lot of ethics and it was a very political scene too, which when you come from that kind of scene you think that everybody else thinks the same way in a sense.

So, for example, when a person that just tried to [have his wife killed] – something that happened just a couple of years ago – is out touring and people are happy to have a forgive and forget attitude about it? I cannot get my head around it. I cannot. How is that not a person you now don’t want anything to do with in your entire life?

How can [journalists] write about that band? There are a thousand other bands you can write about. How can you go to their show? How can they not be constantly questioned every single day about it? I don’t understand because with my background we call bullshit on people.

However, it might not sound like it, but I’m all for second chances, as long as that person has shown deep regret and I think that some time must-have passed before you can actually see if a person is sincere enough, and most of all you see it through their actions, not through their words.

For example, OK, let’s talk about this case right now – I’m not even going to say his name – but if you’re sincerely sorry, like I said: fine. Take all your proceedings, everything from every tour and donate it to a battered women’s shelter. Of course, you can take enough to make ends meet but just saying, ‘I’m sorry’, doesn’t cut it, especially when your band called you a sociopath before.

That’s how they work. They adapt to what fits them at this moment. I’m not buying it. You donate your money – at least that’s an action, that’s something that shows you’re going to do something that’s not for yourself. This is also about those coward fucking band members who threw shit on him one second and then when their other band didn’t work well [they welcomed him back] – money talks. That’s how it works.”

[via The PRP]

Cult Of Luna Premiere “The Silent Man” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “A Dawn To Fear”

Cult Of Luna have premiered a new video for their new song “The Silent Man.” This track is from the band’s new album “A Dawn To Fear,” which will be released on September 20.

“A Dawn To Fear” Track Listing:

01. “The Silent Man”
02. “Lay Your Head To Rest”
03. “A Dawn To Fear”
04. “Nightwalkers”
05. “Lights On The Hill”
06. “We Feel The End”
07. “Inland Rain”
08. “The Fall”

Johannes Persson said the following about the new record:

“Going into the process, we knew the album we wanted to make, an antithesis of what we’ve done before. For pretty much every album there’s been a very concrete theme. We’ve known from the start the kind of story we wanted to tell, and I didn’t want that to be the case. I’ve seen a lot of subtle changes and patterns in my own behavior and my own thinking the last couple of years, and I wanted this to be a completely spontaneous process. I just wanted to see what came out of me, and ‘A Dawn To Fear‘ is the result of that.”

Cult Of Luna Sign With Metal Blade, Announce European Tour

Cult Of Luna have signed a new deal with Metal Blade Records. The band commented:

“We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Metal Blade and the creation of our new home: Red Creek, that will handle Cult Of Luna‘s future productions. This is a dawn to an exciting journey to come.”

In other news, the group have also announced a European tour:

05/18 Huskvarna, SWE – Huskvarna Folkets Park
06/01 Nijmegen, NET – Fortarock
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air Festival
06/29 Tornava, FIN – Provinssi Festival
07/03-06 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Festival
08/07-10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/09 Oslo, NOR – Øya Festival
08/15-18 Le Locle, SWI – Rock Altitude
08/15-17 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
11/24 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg (with A.A. Williams)
11/25 Cologne, GER – Stollwerck (with A.A. Williams)
11/26-29 TBA (with A.A. Williams)
11/30 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon (with A.A. Williams)
12/01-03 TBA (with A.A. Williams)
12/04 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska (with A.A. Williams)
12/05 Munich, GER – Technikum (with A.A. Williams)
12/06 Vienna, AUT – Arena (with A.A. Williams)
12/07 TBA – TBA (with A.A. Williams)

Cult Of Luna Are In The Studio

It looks like Cult Of Luna have entered the studio to work on their new album. The band shared the below photos:

[via The PRP]