CULT OF LUNA To Release “Vertikal II” In OctoberTuesday, 13th August 2013
Swedish post-metal heroes CULT OF LUNA have announced plans to release Vertikal II on September 21st (Germany/Austria/Norway on September 24th) via Indie Recordings.
“Vertikal II is the continuation of our journey into the harshness of the monotone city landscape,” commented Johannes Persson. “The songs were written during the Vertikal-session and we always intended them to be released close to the album. Justin Broadrick’s (GODFLESH) remix was not a part of the original plan but since it came out phenomenally good we thought that it would fit perfectly as closer of the whole Vertikal-project. With Verikal II we complete and end a chapter that, for the last few years, have been a big part of our lives. Now we leave the inner city and look up into the vast void above.”
Vertikal marked 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.
The CD version comes in a limited Digipak, with 3 new songs plus a remix of ‘Vacarious Redemption’ by Justin K. Broadrick. The total running time is over 36Min.
Vertikal II Track listing
2. Light Chaser
3. Shun The Mask
4. Vicarious Redemption (Remix by Justin K. Broadrick)