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Cult of Luna

Cult of Luna was formed back in 1998 by guitarist Johannes Persson and vocalist Klas Rydberg. After some memberhuntingand rehearsals,theoriginal line up consisted of: Klas Rydberg, Johannes Persson, Magnus Lindberg, Erik Olofsson andFredrikRenstrom. After a short period oftime,Fredrik left the band citing personal reasons.

After some more rehearsals, the band felt that to fully live out their wet dream of sound experimenting, an additionalmemberwas neededtohandlethe electronics. Since Magnus had both knowledge and equipment, he was self written. GiventhatMagnus had handled ...read more

Cult of Luna was formed back in 1998 by guitarist Johannes Persson and vocalist Klas Rydberg. After some memberhuntingand rehearsals,theoriginal line up consisted of: Klas Rydberg, Johannes Persson, Magnus Lindberg, Erik Olofsson andFredrikRenstrom. After a short period oftime,Fredrik left the band citing personal reasons.

After some more rehearsals, the band felt that to fully live out their wet dream of sound experimenting, an additionalmemberwas neededtohandlethe electronics. Since Magnus had both knowledge and equipment, he was self written. GiventhatMagnus had handled thedrumsearlier they needed anew drummer, who they found in the mutual friend Marco Hilden. Anewbass player was also found, named AxelStattin.

UK label Rage of Achilles released CoL's debut full-length album. The release date was September 14th 2001. Immediatelyaftertherelease ofthe firstalbum, news of the band's mammoth sound worked its way into cult circles and the band receivedravereviews.Discerning listenersinstantlyappreciate the bands unique approach, trading light and dark to create music thathit theheart and the head in equal measures. CoLsigned to EaracheRecords and in July 2002, CoL recorded their secondalbum TheBeyond. After the recording session Andreas Johansson joinedin on bass, due to thedeparture of Axel Stattin.

The Beyond was released February 10th 2003, to critical acclaim. CoL proved that they were now ready to bringtheirsoundscapes to a muchwideraudience. After this the line up changed, drummer Marco Hilden was replaced byThomasHedlund and an additional keyboard player,Anders Teglund,was added as a permanent fixture. Magnus took care ofthepercussion and additional guitar parts.

The early part of 2004 was mostly dedicated to writing songs for their follow up to The Beyond. In late July 2004 thealbumwas complete.Salvationwas released October 4th 2004 in Europe and Oct 19th in the US. This album marked a new erainthe history of CoL, both visuallyand sonically. Thetour introduced a new member, Fredrik Kihlberg, who joined inonpercussion and clean vocals.In November 2005 CoLstarted the recording ofSomewhere Along The Highway. It wasreleasedApril 24th 2006 on Earache Records, followed by a European/UKheadline tour.

In 2008, CoL released Eternal Kingdom, their fifth LP and the next year also released a live album called Fire Was Born. « hide

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LPs
Vertikal
01/29/2013

4
509 Votes
Eternal Kingdom
2008

4
471 Votes
Somewhere Along the Highway
2006

4.3
699 Votes
Salvation
2004

4.2
718 Votes
The Beyond
2003

4
348 Votes
Cult of Luna
2001

3.8
233 Votes
EPs
Vertikal II
09/17/2013

3.7
81 Votes
Cult of Luna (EP)
2002

3
16 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the Scala
2010

4.5
10 Votes
Fire Was Born
2009

4.4
41 Votes

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