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Cult Of Luna to go on hiatus after London show

By | Published on Thursday 19 December 2013

Cult Of Luna

CMU approved prog metallers Cult Of Luna have announced that they will go on hiatus, following a London performance in May. Though it’s not the end. But a significant enough breaking point that former frontman Klas Rydberg will also perform with the band one final time at that show.

The Swedish band will curate and play at the Beyond The Redshift festival on 10 May, which will be spread across North London venues The Forum, The Dome and Boston Music Room. Other bands on the bill include Amplifier, God Seed and Amenra.

Writing on Facebook, the band said: “The Beyond The Redshift festival in London on May the tenth will be a very special show for Cult Of Luna. It will mark the end of an era and after that we will slowly disappear before we reappear again in some form in some indefinite future. Because of that Klas will join us on stage for the last time and we will play a whole lot of old songs which we haven’t played for years or ever”.

Later clarifying that this was not the end of the group, they said: “We are not quitting. 2013 has been a very active year for us and neither do we want or think it is good to continue in that pace. We will not be a band that puts out an album every 18-24 months anymore. We did that for almost ten years when we were younger and were able to focus more on the music”.

They continued: “After Beyond The Redshift we might do a festival or two but after that we have nothing planned. Maybe we’ll release another album next year or maybe in a decade, we honestly don’t know. Sooner or later we will return in one form or another. Cult of Luna will not die”.

Now, let’s all watch the video for ‘Passing Through’, from the band’s latest album, ‘Vertikal’: