If you’re a fan of Cult of Luna’s post-metal sludge, you’ve probably been hoping for a follow-up to 2013’s Vertical, especially since they went on tour last year after initially stating that they were taking a hiatus. It turns out that we’re not going to have to wait that long, and they’ve got a guest vocalist this time. Mariner, an album from the band featuring Julie Christmas, vocalist of Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice, will be out on April 8th. Today was the first we’ve heard of it, so perhaps the Swedish band were able to keep things under wraps by virtue of being from Sweden. Either way, check out the above video, which admittedly doesn’t give away too much, and get psyched. Here’s what the band says about it:
« 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 to 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 it’s limit.
And then, we continued on and disappeared.
This is our story. »
– Cult Of Luna
[via Metal Sucks]