I thought Choice of Weapon – the most recent Cult LP – was okay. It is definitely backward facing, being an amalgam of sounds, style and sonics from Electric, Ceremony and Sonic Temple. But CoW seems to bee a bit overblown, and the production’s all a bit stadium rawk.
So the cult have just released a “prequel” to CoW (WTF!? I hear you ask) – a collection of demos, mixes-in-progress and alternate mixes. Its only available for two months, and exclusively through iTunes. Its a fiver (£5 to you). I have had a listen to the previews and it may just be worth a listen!
What do you do when you’ve just released a new album worth of new material? You release a prequel album to that very album a few months later. Doesn’t that make sense?
The Cult will release a “prequel” to the band’s latest album, Choice Of Weapon, next month. The digital-only release — called Weapon Of Choice — provides fans with “the songs at a stage of development that will be of interest to The Cult’s fans and followers,” a press release says.
“Weapon Of Choice is a document of a work in progress and offers a unique opportunity to hear The Cult’s process,” the release says. The material has not been previously released, and will be available exclusively on iTunes for two months only beginning October 16.
“These songs were turned over and over, forged in long rehearsals and writing sessions, and emanated from challenges both personal and professional,” says lead vocalist Ian Astbury.