Cult of Luna have announced their new EP, “The Raging Rive” arriving February 5th via Red Crk Recordings. Guitarist/vocalist Johannes Persson commented on the connection this EP will have with 2019’s A Dawn to Fear.
The Raging River’ feels more like a bridge. A midpoint that needs to be crossed so we can finish what we started with ‘A Dawn to Fear.’ It’s a seamless continuation of the writing process and the creative mindset that has guided us for the last couple of years.
It’s been an interesting as well as an introspective way of working, having our instinct leading the way and then having to figure out where it takes us. But not only has it been a linear journey, some aspects of it is clearly circular.
This EP will feature Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) who the band say they’ve wanted to work with for 15 years:
We have been a fan of Mark Lanegan for many years. So in 2005 when we wrote the song “And With Her Came the Birds,” we had his voice in mind and the working title was “The Lanegan song.” But we were not many years over 20 and our lack of self-confidence prevented us from even daring to ask. It took fifteen years for us to get the guts to ask him. Hearing his voice on “Inside of a dream” is nothing more than feeling that we’re inside of a dream.
The first pressing of the EP, limited to 500 copies with 5 exclusive vinyl variants, are currently available for pre-order here!
The Raging River track listing:
01. Three Bridges
02. What I leave Behind
03. Inside of A Dream (ft. Mark Lanegan)
04. I Remember
05. Wave After Wave