Cult of Luna announce new album, ‘The Long Road North’

Cult of Luna have announced their new full-length album, ‘The Long Road North,’ set for release on February 11th, 2022 on Metal Blade Records. The album marks as a follow-up to this years ‘The Raging River’ EP, and prove that for over two decades, Cult of Luna have forged a sound that has grown incomparable to others – ambitious, epic, visceral, and drenched in emotion.

Pre-orders will begin on December 1st, 2021 at: metalblade.com/cultofluna

The long road north is a long road home. A direction dictated by a call that penetrates rock and echoes through the forest,” states vocalist/guitarist Johannes Persson. “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.”

With 2019’s ‘A Dawn To Fear,’ Cult of Luna delivered a career highpoint, and on 2021’s ‘The Raging River’ EP, they continued on that journey, one that concludes with ‘The Long Road North,’ which stands as one of their most dynamic and beautiful works to-date.

As soon as listeners hit play, they are in familiar yet refreshingly new Cult of Luna territory, the pulsating rhythms pummeling, and Persson’s savage roar tearing through the layers of guitar. 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 sounding album, almost cinematic,” the band states.

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. Tickets are available at: cultofluna.com/tour

Cult of Luna – 2022 Tour Dates
with ALCEST & SVALBARD

24/02/22 DK – Copenhagen – Vega [TIX]
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 [TIX]
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 [TIX]

with CASPIAN & HOLY FAWN
02/10 – LU Esch, Rockhal [TIX]
03/10 – DE Cologne, Live Music Hall
04/10 – CH Geneva, Alhambra
05/10 – FR Toulouse, Le Metronum
06/10 – FR Biarritz, Atabal [TIX]
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

Press release courtesy of Metal Blade Records

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