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Below is our complete Ctulu news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Ctulu Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

German black metal act Ctulu premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Cultus In Tenebris", which will be released on October 6 by the U.S. label Static Tension Recordings, but it’s already available digitally now on Bandcamp.

Check out now "Cultus In Tenebris" in its entirety below.

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Ctulu To Release New EP "Cultus In Tenebris"

German sea storming extreme metal act Ctulu will release the 4-Track EP entitled "Cultus in Tenebris" on October 6th in the U.S. via Static Tension Recordings.

"Cultus in Tenebris" was recorded at the same time as the 2016 selt-titled album. Ctulu wanted to reduce both these works to minimum duration while containing maximum quality. The band has never before filtered so many ideas that didn’t make it on the final release.

"Cultus in Tenebris" is a concept EP that tries to catch the spirit of Necronomicon rituals. It is a gathering of exotic weirdness, of seeing in the dark, of praising the old, capricious, mad and wild gods. This is Ctulu’s first genuine U.S. release.

More information on the EP is expected soon. The artwork can be seen here: More...

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Ctulu Streaming "Treibjagd"

German extreme metal band Ctulu has just published a full song off the group's upcoming self-titled album.

Ctulu's fourth long player will hit stores on November 18th via MDD Records and will contain eigtht brand news songs of madness, hatred and despair.

Check out the album's second track "Treibjagd" below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Serce krwawe
2. Treibjagd
3. Totenhauswinde
4. Rozgoryczona, rozczarowana, a gotowa na wszystko
5. Heerführer der Herrenlosen
6. Dämmerung
7. Von Mondeswächtern und Menschverächtern
8. Die Arkaden von R'lyeh More...

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Ctulu Reveals New Album Artwork, Teaser Clip

German extreme metal act Ctulu revealed the artwork and issued a preview teaser for the upcoming new album "Ctulu." The album drops on November 18th via MDD Records.

After more than three years since their last album "Seelenspiegelsplitter" there will be eight brand new tracks between madness, hatred and despair waiting to be unleashed. "Ctulu" was recorded and produced in Soundlodge Studio by Jörg Uken (Dew Scented, God Dethroned, Krisiun).

The artwork, shown below, was created by Thorny Thoughts Artwork. Check that out, as well as a teaser clip here: More...

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Ctulu Finishes Recording For New Album

German extreme metal act Ctulu has finished the recordings of the brand new longplayer "Ctulu." The album is slotted for a late fall release via MDD Records.

The self titled album was recorded and produced in Soundlodge Studio by Jörg Uken (Dew Scented, God Dethroned, Krisiun). After the re-release of "Sarkomand" earlier this year, the fourth studio release will will contain 8 new, sea storming extreme metal tracks. Be prepared!

Stay tuned for more information expected soon.

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Ctulu Posts Re-Release Teaser

Five years after the initial release of "Sarkomand," the re-release of this album as an limited digipak will be published next week. Fans can celebrate with a Ctulu lives how at the Ragnarök Festival!

The band has also published a new documentary-style video for the re-release titled "Sarkomand, or: How the Antediluvian City Was Built." Check out the clip below, in which the band describes the background and genesis of the album.

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Ctulu Signs with MDD Records, Working On New LP

MDD Records is proud to announce the signing of German extreme metal act Ctulu. The band, founded in 2004, is currently working on new material for an upcoming album. Prior to that release, MDD is planning to re-release the sophomore LP "Sarkomand," originally released in 2011, which has been mostly out of print.

More information is expected soon. More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy Added To Kaltenbach 2016

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the addition of Austrian/French brutal death metal veterans of Monument Of Misanthropy to the billing of its 11th edition. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Parental Advisory, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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Ctulu Premieres Full "Sarkomand" Re-Release

The beast has arisen from the Baltic Sea once again: Ctulu’s extreme metal will now be available for record collectors for the first time ever.

After selling out the 2011 full-length release, "Sarkomand," and just in time for the band's tenth anniversary celebration, Northern German metal act Ctulu is pressing the Lovecraft-inspired themes and melodies on black 12” vinyl.

This new edition of "Sarkomand" is scheduled to be released via Black Blood Records and Human To Dust today. In celebration of the release, we're hosting a stream of the entire album, which can be heard below.

If you dig Ctulu's non-euclidean tunes and have an appreciation for vinyl, be sure to pick up your own copy over at this location. You can also catch Ctulu live:

13.03.2015 – Magazinkeller, Bremen (Freie Geister Festival co-organised by the band) More...

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Dewar PR Offering Free Metal Compilation

Back in the day people used to make mixtapes for each other on actual cassette tapes. With the coming of CDs, CD compilations became a big thing.

The internet age in the 21st Century is now eroding the physical in music and digital is how everything is done. Compilations and mixtapes have not died away though. and thanks to such streaming sites like Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube, people can freely share their favorite tunes.

Dewar PR, which specializes in heavy metal and hard rock publicity, has put together a digital compilation of some of the most interesting tunes coming from the heavy metal underground at the moment.

You can stream the 11-song compilation below, or download a free digital copy at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Thunderwar - Vimana (The Chariots in Heaven) 06:41
2. SoulSteal - Allegience 03:41
3. The King Is Blind - Revelation, Apocalypse 03:19
4. Decaying - One To Conquer 04:18
5. Dismanibus - Stamp On Your Grave 04:17
6. Diskord - Elytrous Oscillations 04:54
7. Jøtnarr - Relics 02:54
8. Illness - Zaraza 06:50
9. Praesepe - Acedia 10:11
10. Arkona - Klucz Do Istnienia 05:20
11. Ctulu - Mondsucht 07:21 More...

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Ctulu Re-Releasing "Sarkomand" On Vinyl

Having sold out the 2011 sophomore full-length, "Sarkomand" (God Eater Records), and just in time for tenth anniversary celebrations, the Lovecraftian black metallers from Ctulu will be re-releasing their album for the very first time on vinyl.

The 12” black LP is scheduled for release via Black Blood Records and Human To Dust on December 5th, 2014. Grab yourself a copy by emailing the band: order@ctulu.de. Online sale points to be announced shortly.

Ctulu was formed in 2004 by Mathias Junge and ex-member Stefan Schulz. The band has gone through various line-up changes over the years and it is ex-members Jan Westermann (Diablery, Released Anger) on drums and Rolf Quast-Janßen (Lunar Eclipse) on vocal duties along with current guitarists/vocalists Arne Uekert and Mathias Junge whose work is found on "Sarkomand." Despite its line-up changes, Ctulu has never given up and has put its "Seastorming Extreme Metal" on the map of heavy metal.

Ctulu’s next live appearance will be a support slot to Dragged Into Sunlight on November 27th in Hamburg. The band is also co-organising a festival named after their debut full-length Freie Geister which is set to take place on March 13th in Bremen.

Ctulu discography:

"Zins der Zeit" (Demo 2005)
"Freie Geister" (Demo 2006)
"Freie Geister" (Full-length 2008)
"Sarkomand" (Full-length 2011)
"Seelenspiegelsplitter" (Full-length 2013)
"Sarkomand" (Vinyl 2014) More...

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Ctulu Releases Acoustic Music Video

Lovecraftian black metal act Ctulu has just released the band's first ever music video to the track "Nachtwind."

The song is originally from second full-length "Sarkomand," however, this music video is a special acoustic version of the song. The video was filmed with Harddrive Media in Hamburg and on the shores of the Baltic in Kiel. The black metallers have teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com to release the video, which is available below.

Ctulu will re-release third full-length "Seelenspiegelsplitter" via Black Blood Records on October 4th. Additionally, Roman Szymura, who is known for his work in AEBA, has joined Ctulu as the band's permanent drummer. The band has confirmed the following live European dates:

10/25/2013 – Mannheim (DE)
10/26/2013 – Cork (IRL)
10/27/2013 – Limerick (IRL)
11/15/2013 – Bremen (DE)
12/22/2013 – Nicosia (CY) *** Supporting Rotting Christ ***
23/03/2014 – Till Death Doom Us Part, Bristol (UK)
05-06/06/2014 – Gahlen Moscht Open Air (DE) More...

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Ctulu Posts More Studio Footage

Lovecraftian black metallers Ctulu have released two new video studio reports about the recording process for their upcoming third full-length titled "Seelenspiegelsplitter."

These reports focus on the vocal recordings and guest musicians. In these new videos will find out about the various unusual instruments the band incorporated into the album, such as a harp or a nyckelharpa. Check out the videos below. The new album will be released via Nocturnal Empire. More...

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Ctulu Posts New Studio Report

Lovecraftian black metal act Ctulu has just released the third part of an ongoing studio report series. The video concentrates on the recording of the guitar parts and features studio footage, interviews with band members, as well as snippets from the upcoming album "Seelenspiegelsplitter." Check it out below.

Additionally, the band is finishing up the recording of the band's first music video for the acoustic version of the track “Nachtwind” off previous album "Sarkomand." The video is set for official release on May 3rd.

"Seelenspiegelsplitter" is the band’s third studio full-length album and the album launch will take place at three gigs in Itzehoe (11th April), Hamburg (12th April), and Erfurt (13th April) via Nocturnal Empire. The band comments:

"Seelenspiegelsplitter is intended to take you on a journey deep into the halls of the Esoteric Order of Dagon where your skin shall become grey as the sea, your eye color will vanish into grey nothingness and your soul shall be bound to the depths of the ocean." More...

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Ctulu Announces New Album Release

German act Ctulu has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"It is not without a little pride, that we can finally announce the release date for our upcoming oceanic opus 'SEELENSPIEGELSPLITTER' for April 12th and 13th, 2013 with a double release show in Hamburg and Erfurt! We had to postpone the publication due to contractual issues, but now the pact is sealed and you may expect nothing but total fury! Seelenspiegelsplitter will contain 10 tracks full of Seastorming Extreme Metal."

1. Seelenbrand
2. Amokkoma
3. Im Widerlicht blutbefleckter Spiegel
4. Insignia Dagonis
5. Bleichenblass
6. Tornasuk
7. Flammengestirn
8. Tränenfinsternis
9. Tiara aus 10 Phobien
10. Serenadenhallen More...

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Ctulu Announces Lineup Change, Pushes Back Album

German Lovecraftian metallers Ctulu have just launched a brand new website, and the band has also announced that third full-length album "Seelenspiegelsplitter" is being postponed to April of 2013.

However, Ctulu will present new tracks from the upcoming album during an appearance at the third edition of the War Over Kiel festival, headlined by Swedish death metal legends Grave on November 10th.

In other news, Ctulu has undergone a line-up change with the departure of drummer Martin Hefurth. A temporary replacement for the War Over Kiel performance has been found in the shape of ex-Ctulu drummer Jan Westermann. The current Ctulu line-up is:

Mathias Junge – Guitars / Vocals
Arne Uekert – Guitars / Vocals
Lasse Bodenstein – Bass

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Ctulu Announces New Members

German metal act Ctulu has checked in with the following brief announcement about recruiting a new vocalist and bassist:

"New cultists! The search for new cultists to wear Ctulu's uniform has already come to an end! We salute Lars (ex-Source of Insanity) and Lasse as our new vocalist and bassist. May this line-up last!"

Ctulu also released the "Sarkomand" album on April 29th, 2011 at the Ragnarök Festival in Bavaria.

You can find more information on the band and listen to Ctulu tracks available for streaming by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.

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Ctulu Announces "Sarkomand" Release

Germany's Ctulu has checked in with the following update about releasing a new album:

"In this very moment, the new album 'Sarkomand' (Godeater Records) is manufactured in the deepest dungeons of R'lyeh! We are very much looking forward to officially releasing this high-end opus to the world on April 29th, 2011 at the Ragnarök Festival in Lichtenfels, Bavaria!

"For our French maniacs, we will be able to do an official pre-release at the Black Druids Festival along with Alcest (F) and Dornenreich (A) on April, 24th! Expect nothing less than seastorming extreme metal at its top of variation!

"For everyone interested, we are gathering pre-orders right now. Just send a mail with your request to order@ctulu.de! Ask for package deals as we are also manufacturing merchandise such as shirts, girlies, zippers and longsleeves! Furthermore, the two six-string cultists, Mathias and Arne, will from now on officially be endorsed by Horizon pickups! We are proud to join these maniacs!"

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Ctulu Announces Ragnarok Festival Appearance

Germany's Ctulu has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Ragnarok Festival:

"Two new intrigues have been schemed and will lead Ctulu...

"1. ...to the second cooperation with the Ragnarök Festival! Here the stage shall get destroyed with none less than Enslaved (N), Kampfar (N), Twilight of the Gods (IRL/N/S), Catamenia (FIN), Thyrfing (S) and many more!

"2. ...to officially collaborate with Leder Weigel who shall deliver the band with high class leather armour in the future. Watch out for the next shows to witness!"

You can also check out Ctulu's music through the band's MySpace page.

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