Origin: Umeå, Sweden  
Genres: Atmospheric Hardcore
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Page online: April 6, 2004
Last update/review: January 18, 2015

Cult Of Luna

The style of atmospheric hardcore-influence noise used to be more or less the domain of a single band, that being Neurosis, though other bands more in the hardcore field have delved in this area at times. Cult Of Luna is a newer band that has nailed the Neurosis style to a T, with the same sort of drawn-out, slow-building songs culminating in ferocious dissonant guitars and tortured vocals that usually are mixed slightly behind the instruments. As Neurosis has been a BNR favorite for some time, it will come as no surprise that this band also comes highly recommended. Though it's tempting to downgrade the band as their sound is so close to that of Neurosis, the fact is that few bands play this style, and it's not an easy style to grasp, and Cult Of Luna do it almost as well as the masters.

Recent album: A Dawn To Fear, released on September 20, 2019.

Current Members

Kristian Karlsson

vocals/keyboards

Erik Olofsson

guitars

Johannes Persson

guitars

Fredrik Kihlberg

guitars

Andreas Johansson

bass

Magnus Lindberg

percussion/guitars

Thomas Hedlund

drums

Former Members/Guests

Klas Rydberg

vocals

Anders Teglund

samples

Marco Hilden

drums



Discography



Cult Of Luna  
2001 Rage Of Achilles
  1. The Revelation Embodied
  2. Hollow
  3. Dark Side Of The Sun
  4. Sleep
  5. To Be Remembered
  6. Beyond Fate
  7. 101
  8. The Sacrifice
  • Klas Rydberg
  • Erik Olofsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Marco Hilden



The Beyond  
2003 Earache
  1. Inside Fort Meade
  2. Receiver
  3. Genesis
  4. The Watchtower
  5. Circle
  6. Arrival
  7. Leash
  8. Clones
  9. Deliverance
  10. Further
  • Klas Rydberg
  • Erik Olofsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Marco Hilden



Salvation  
2004 Earache
  1. Echoes
  2. Vague Illusions
  3. Leave Me Here
  4. Waiting For You
  5. Adrift
  6. White Cell
  7. Crossing Over
  8. Into The Beyond
  • Klas Rydberg
  • Erik Olofsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Anders Teglund
  • Thomas Hedlund
2004 Readers' Album #85




Somewhere Along The Highway  
2006 Earache
  1. Marching To The Heartbeats
  2. Finland
  3. Back To Chapel Town
  4. And With Her Came The Birds
  5. Thirtyfour
  6. Dim
  7. Dark City, Dead Man
  • Klas Rydberg
  • Erik Olofsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Anders Teglund
  • Thomas Hedlund
2006 Readers' Album #85




Eternal Kingdom  
2008 Earache
  1. Owlwood
  2. Eternal Kingdom
  3. Ghost Trail
  4. The Lure (Interlude)
  5. Mire Deep
  6. The Great Migration
  7. .sterbotten
  8. Curse
  9. Ugín
  10. Following Betulas
  • Klas Rydberg
  • Erik Olofsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Anders Teglund
  • Thomas Hedlund
2008 Readers' Album #65




Fire Was Born  VIDEO
2009



Vertikal  
2013 Indie
  1. The One
  2. I: The Weapon
  3. Vicarious Redemption
  4. The Sweep
  5. Synchronicity
  6. Mute Departure
  7. Disharmonia
  8. In Awe Of
  9. Passing Through
  10. The Flow Reversed (limited-edition bonus track)
  • Erik Olofsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Fredrik Kihlberg
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Anders Teglund
  • Thomas Hedlund



Vertikal II  
2013 Indie
  1. Oro
  2. Light Chaser
  3. Shun The Mask
  4. Vicarious Redemption (remix by Justin K. Broadrick)
  • Erik Olofsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Fredrik Kihlberg
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Anders Teglund
  • Thomas Hedlund



Eternal Music  
2014 Pelagic
  1. Gingin
  2. Jämmerdalen
  3. Varken dur eller moll
  4. Valsen
  5. Mors tema
  6. Elddansen
  7. Maran
  8. Harlägen
  9. Skogens häst
  10. Petterssons ackord
  11. Om igen
  12. Gitarrarpeggio
  13. Ekokammarn
  14. Nord
  • Erik Olofsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Fredrik Kihlberg
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Anders Teglund
  • Thomas Hedlund



A Dawn To Fear  
2019 Metal Blade
  1. The Silent Man
  2. Lay Your Head to Rest
  3. A Dawn to Fear
  4. Nightwalker
  5. Lights on the Hill
  6. We Feel the End
  7. Inland Rain
  8. The Fall
  • Kristian Karlsson
  • Johannes Persson
  • Fredrik Kihlberg
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Thomas Hedlund




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