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Tag Archives: Cult of Luna

Cult of Luna share previously unreleased Joy Division cover, “Twenty Four Hours”

Posted by on September 25, 2017

According to Rolling Stone, Joy Division’s second and final album is one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The LP was released in July 1980, roughly two months after frontman Ian Curtis committed suicide. The group has long since reformed as New Order but, no one will ever forget Curtis’ vocals. For those who […]

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Beyond the Gates recap: promoter interviewed; Whoredom Rife and Cult of Fire impress

Posted by on September 19, 2017

Today marks the last post of my wrap up from Beyond the Gates 2017 in Bergen, Norway. It was an overall incredible festival that went amazingly well. My highlights of Mayhem’s performance can be found here as well as Enslaved and Denner/Sherman. The final performances that I’m going to review are two more standouts from the show, […]

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Cult of Luna, Julie Christmas tour dates announced

Posted by on February 8, 2017

Earlier this week, Swedish post-metal giants Cult of Luna teased a Mariner tour with Julie Christmas. Considering that the two entities had collaborated on one of last year’s best-reviewed albums, many fans of the Swedish band and Christmas, who sang in Made Out of Babies, got their hopes up that they might bve able to see […]

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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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