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Tag Archives: Cult of Luna

Cult of Luna, Julie Christmas to perform ‘Mariner’ on tour in North America

Posted by on February 6, 2017

Swedish post-metal standard-bearers Cult of Luna don’t tour the United States that much. In fact, the last time they were going to, the tour dates were canceled and rescheduled, and they only played nine dates. We saw them back then, and it was incredible. So it was a little disappointing that when last year’s Mariner, which […]

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Metal Insider contributor Chip McCabe’s Top 10 of 2016

Posted by on December 16, 2016

It’s December, which means that everyone’s starting to look back at the year that was, even though we’re not quite through it yet. Over the next several weeks, Metal Insider will be bringing you our picks for the best albums of the year, as well as those from some of the artists that made some […]

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Rolling Stone names their top 20 metal albums of the year

Posted by on December 9, 2016

  Rolling Stone gave a hint as to what their list of the best metal of the year might look like last week when they named Cobalt’s “Beast Whip” one of the 50 best songs of the year. In fact, that was the only metal song on the list. No Metallica, no Deftones, no anything […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/11: A super lighting long title of sexy random words about the bloody charts and Rob Zombie

Posted by on May 11, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Rob Zombie is one of those artists you’d think has a lot of albums, so it’s weird that he’s only released six albums as a solo artist since 1998 (though you could include the […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/20: Deftones get high on the charts

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Happy 4/20, where stoner metal fans everywhere prepare to smoke some dank kush and play Sleep on repeat. Actually, let’s be honest, they were already probably doing that. In any case, there’s plenty to […]

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New & Noteworthy, April 8th – Graphic Nature

Posted by on April 8, 2016

We opened April with an album that appeals to many outside of the typical metal fanbase. Our second week sees an album released that might not appeal to those people as much, but they will certainly be aware of it. It’s also an album that typical metal fans will be very happy to see. Check […]

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Dissident Aggression: Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas – Mariner

Posted by on March 25, 2016

Sometimes worlds collide, and sometimes two already amazing entities transform into one. Sometimes the most provocative and most profound results can be achieved by the union of two seemingly unlikely sources. Such is the case with the stunning new collaboration between Sweden’s Cult of Luna and American vocalist Julie Christmas. Since their first studio album […]

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Cult of Luna are heeding A Greater Call

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Cult of Luna surprised quite a few people when they announced they were teaming up with singer Julie Christmas for a new album. Mariner will be released on April 8th, and yesterday, the band released the first song from the album, “A Greater Call.” Atmospheric for the first 3 1/2 minutes or so, distortion doesn’t come […]

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Cult of Luna team up with Julie Christmas for new album

Posted by on February 1, 2016

If you’re a fan of Cult of Luna’s post-metal sludge, you’ve probably been hoping for a follow-up to 2013’s Vertical, especially since they went on tour last year after initially stating that they were taking a hiatus. It turns out that we’re not going to have to wait that long, and they’ve got a guest vocalist […]

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Kylesa work hard on Shaping the Southern Sky

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Kylesa has unleashed another new song from their upcoming album, Exhausting Fire. The track, “Shaping The Southern Sky,” is the second song to be released from the new album, following “Lost and Confused” back in July. The band’s seventh studio album is self-produced, and comes out October 2nd on Season of Mist, their first new album since 2013’s Ultraviolet. […]

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