Blackened doom merchants, CULTED, are pleased to unveil the details of their second full-length album and first release in over four years, Oblique To All Paths. A stunningly haunting and grim piece of sprawling doom metal, Oblique To All Paths is the perfect soundtrack to a desolate, barren Winter. The album will see its official release on CD, 2xLP and digital formats via Relapse Records on January 21st in North America, January 20th in the UK/World, and January 17th in Germany/Benelux/Finland. An album trailer featuring a clip of new music is available for your viewing enjoyment below while preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.
CULTED‘s story is a unique one: Four band members spread out over Sweden and Canada, having never performed music in the same room as an entire band, instead coming together through the wonders of modern technology to create wholly compelling, top-of-the-line doom. Although the CULTED collective — Michael Klassen (guitar/bass/percussion/noise), Matthew Friesen (guitar/bass/percussion/noise), Kevin Stevenson (drums) and Daniel Jansson (vocals/ambience) – have yet to speak to each other in real time, they connect in mind and spirit through their musical manifestations, making CULTED a truly collaborative effort across international lines, their bleak and epic masterworks of dystopian doom serving as a true testament to their long-distance accomplishments. CULTED formed in 2007 and has released one full-length and one EP: 2009’s Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep and 2010’s Of Death And Ritual. Both albums can be streamed in full via Bandcamp HERE.
Further CULTED particulars to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.