Cult of Luna To Go On Hiatus?

Posted by on December 17, 2013

Well, this is slightly cryptic. Swedish post-metallers Cult of Luna have made two posts on Facebook indicating that after performing at the Beyond The Redshift festival in London next May, there are no future plans as of yet.

The following was posted first on the band’s page:

The Beyond the redshift festival in London on may the 10th 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.
We might ask for your help to choose songs.
More on that later.

This obviously amassed many concerned responses from fans because this was posted next:

We are not quitting.
2013 have 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 put out an album every 18-24 month anymore. We did that for almost 10 years when we were younger and were able to focus more on the music.
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.

On another note, sooner or later we will go through our inbox and email. You will be answered.

So, on the one hand it’s the “end of an era” for the band, who have no plans after the festival. On the other, they clearly state that they’re not quitting. It’s true that the band has kept themselves busy this year between putting out Vertikal, the Vertikal II EP, and of course touring around the world. And it is cool that the band plans to go all out for the festival with the inclusion of former vocalist Klas Rydberg. Still, the band has made many new fans this past year (including yours truly), so it’s safe to say that if the band is going to be inactive for a while, they’ll be missed.

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