Cult of Luna announce VERTIKAL release date and new tour dates
VERTKAL, the new studio album from Sweden's Cult of Luna, will be released via Indie Recordings in Europe on January 25, 2013 and Density Records in the US on January 29, 2013.
VERTIKAL marks a much‐anticipated return for Cult of Luna after five years spent cultivating the ideas and directing the influences that have helped form a concept for the album. Distilled throughout are themes of machinery, repetition and clear, linear structures honed to the visual imagery of Fritz Lang’s classic expressionist science‐fiction film ‘Metropolis’. The music broods, builds and boils as you may expect from Cult of Luna, but never over‐complicates itself or veers from its intentions; it is arguably their finest and most cohesive piece of work to date.
Cult of Luna will be returning to the live arena for a full European tour, with a new set of dates just announced in April & May in addition to the previously announced period around the album’s release in January & February. There are US dates being planned and the band intend to tour further in late 2013.
All currently announced tour dates can be found below. These will all be on sale on Friday 9th November, when another handful of European dates will be released.
17th – Hamburg, Knust
18th – Luxembourg, Kulturfabrik
19th – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
20th – Sheffield, Corporation
21st – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
22nd – London, The Garage
24th – Paris, Le Divan Du Monde
25th – Vannes, L’Echonova
26th – Bordeaux, Le Krakatoa
27th – Bilbao, Sonora
28th – Porto, Hard Club
29th – Lisbon, Paradise Garage
30th – Madrid, Caracol
31st – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 3
2nd – Helsinki, Nosturi
1st – Beaumont, Le Tremplin
2nd – Karlsruhe, Stadtmitte
27th – Oslo, Parkteatret
28th – Stockholm, Debaser Medis
18th – Gothenburg, Pustervik
20th – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
22nd – Fribourg, Fri‐Son
23rd – Mezzago, Bloom
24th – Rome, Traffic Live Club
25th – Misano Adriatico, Boulevard
26th – Winterthur, Gaswerk
29th – Bucharest, Silver Church
30th – Timisoara, Daos Club