CULT OF LUNA & JULIE CHRISTMAS's "MARINER" OUT NOW!
NOMINATED FOR BEST ROCK/METAL ALBUM OF 2016 BY SWEDISH MUSIC AWARDS P3 GULD
NOMINATED FOR BEST HARD ROCK/METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR BY SWEDISH GRAMMY AWARDS!
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"MARINER" as Album of The Year:
Rocking (GR) - #1
Metal Injection - #1
Aftonbladet (SE) - #1
Evig Lyttar - #1
Noise Mag - #2
MetalSucks - #2 (according to readers votes)
No Clean Singing - #2
MetalInsider - #2
Ghost Cult Mag - #2
Wall Of Sound - #2
Hissig - #3
Terrorizer - #8
RollingStone - #9
Heavy Music HQ - #10
Moshpit Nation - #13
Reddit - #14
and many more...
"MARINER" IN WORDS:
"A heady masterpiece...” – Rolling Stone
"When your dreams become reality, you enjoy the best atmospheric sludge metal of our time." - Rocking GR
"Mariner should be seen as a benchmark for what collaboration albums sound like" - 11/10 Svbterranean
"Cult Of Luna und Julie Christmas delivered an album that is not from this world.“ - 6/7 Metal Hammer DE
"This is an album that is going to be remembered long after its run-time, both by whoever approaches this five-song beast, and by the metal community in general." - 5/5 One Metal
"...A divine piece of musical madness..." 10/10 Ave Noctum
"Mariner is one of the best albums of 2016, and after just one spin, you know it." - Metal Injection 10/10
“Fans rejoice, for Cult of Luna have blessed us with their finest release in a decade.”
– Echoes And Dust
Reviews of "Mariner":
8.1 of 10 - Visions Souncheck (Album Of The Month)
8 of 10 – Close-Up Magazine (Album Of The Month)
6 of 6 – Scream Magazine
6 of 6 – Fædrelandsvennen
6 of 6 - Panorama
5 of 6 – Dagbladet
6 of 7 – Metal Hammer Germany
5 of 6 – Adresseavisen
4 of 5 – Aftonbladet
4 of 5 – Norran
4 of 5 – New Noise Magazine
4.5 of 5 – Metal OBS
4.5 of 5 – Metal Riot
10 of 10 – Rock Tribune
11 of 10 – Svbterranean.net
10 of 10 – Wicked Channel
9 of 10 – Metal Wani
8 of 10 – Metal-Norge
« At the end of Vertikal, we stood in the cold harshness of the mechanical city and looked up onto the stars.
We lost ourselves in the awe of their grace and thought that ”maybe the answer is to be found above".
The ship was leaking and by the look of it, our home was dying.
No room for fear when a greater call demands your full attention. So, we left...
Onward, forward. Like the old seafarers, we explored the vastness of space.
Not bound by physical laws we pass the speed of light and chase the expansion of space until we reach its limit.
And then, we continued on and disappeared.
This is our story. »
- Cult Of Luna
With their mindmelting eighth epos, Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas brings you to the outer rim of the ever expanding boundaries of the cosmos - where the rules of man is not applicable and the cold, dark nothing envelops the harsh realities of the universe.
Since their beginnings in 1998 – Cult Of Luna has released seven albums, been awarded the top rock/ metal award at the Swedish National Radio Awards and cemented their status as one of the true progressors of the metal genre, beknownst to most metal aficionados.
In 2013, the Swedes teamed up with Indie Recordings for the release of perhaps their most successful work to date in the shape of “Vertikal I” and "Vertikal II". These cohesive pieces of work received worldwide appraisal and only pillared Cult Of Luna to even greater heights.
For their eight effort, the post-metal pioneers join forces with the talented Julie Christmas from Brooklyn, whom bring an even larger depth to Cult Of Lunas sound. Her haunting voice has fronted vital bands such as Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice, and is one of significance in the underground sludge and post-metal scene.
Furthermore, she has released two solo albums and features on tracks by bands like Mouth of the Architect and String of Consciousness. Her prowess as a vocalist is powerfully on display on “Mariner”.
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