Cult Of Luna Announce New 2013 UK & European Tour, Sign New Record Deal For "Vertikal" Album

Some major pieces of news from the world of noise and ambient metal for our readers today and both of them concern legends of the ambient metal scene Cult Of Luna.

Firstly, after a five year gap, Cult Of Luna are very pleased to announce they will be releasing a brand new studio album entitled "Vertikal". The album will be released through their worldwide (excluding North America) record label Indie Recordings on the 25th of January, and also in the US four days later on the 29th of January through their US label Density Records.
When asked to comment on the creation of their new album Vertikal, this is what Cult Of Luna had to say for themselves:
”The album will be released at the beginning of the year, and is thematically influenced by the film ‘Metropolis’: a hypnotic backdrop of machinery and repetition. Before we started writing we were keen to find a theme that in a very direct way could be shown through the music, and we hope to have achieved this. We developed clear structures – very linear, refusing to over complicate the writing process."
The other main  piece of news is that Cult Of Luna will be returning to the UK in January are part of a hugely extensive European tour that will have several stages and take place over the first half of 2013. The UK leg of the tour is a four date section taking in shows in Glasgow, Sheffield, Wolverhampton and finishing up in London. The full information on the dates can be found below:
Cult Of Luna UK Tour January 2013:
19th – Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
20th – Sheffield - Corporation
21st – Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
22nd – London - The Garage
Cult Of Luna European Tour Dates (excluding UK) 2013:
17th – Hamburg - Knust
18th – Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
24th – Paris - Le Divan Du Monde
25th – Vannes - L’Echonova
26th – Bordeaux - Le Krakatoa
27th – Bilbao - Sonora
28th – Porto - Hard Club
29th – Lisbon - Paradise Garage
30th – Madrid - Caracol
31st – Barcelona - Razzmatazz 3
1st – Beaumont - Le Tremplin
2nd – Karlsruhe - Stadtmitte
27th – Oslo - Parkteatret
28th – Stockholm - Debaser Medis
2nd – Helsinki - Nosturi
18th – Gothenburg - Pustervik
20th – Tilburg - Roadburn Festival
22nd – Fribourg - Fri-Son
23rd – Mezzago - Bloom
24th – Rome - Traffic Live Club
25th – Misano Adriatico - Boulevard
26th – Winterthur - Gaswerk
29th – Bucharest - Silver Church
30th – Timisoara - Daos Club
2nd – Innsbruck - P.M.K
3rd – Wroclaw - Asymmetry Festival
5th – Munich - Kranhalle
6th – Stuttgart - Universum
7th – Bielefeld - Forum
8th – Cologne - Gebaude
Tickets for the UK tour are currently on sale at all good UK ticketing websites. Any further news from the Cult Of Luna camp including news on Vertikal will be available at ScribesOfMetal as and when it becomes available.

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