"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2007
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Culted News

Below is our complete Culted 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.

Culted Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown

In honor of its release late last month, today The Sludgelord offers up a thorough, track-by-track breakdown of "Oblique To All Paths" from blackened doom derelicts, Culted. Read the full breakdown at this location.

"Oblique To All Paths" is Culted's second full-length and first recording in more than four long years. You can stream the full release in the SoundCloud player provided below. More...

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Culted Streaming Full New Album

With its official North American release now less than twenty-four hours away, today the henchmen at Cvlt Nation bring you "Oblique To All Paths" -- the latest full length from blackened doom conjurors, Culted -- in its entirety!

Give it a listen below. "Oblique To All Paths" will see official release on CD, 2xLP and digital formats via Relapse Records on January 21st in North America. More...

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Culted Streams New Song

Blackened doomhounds Culted today crush all your hopes and dreams with "Transmittal," currently murking up the sound sphere at Pitchfork.com here.

The soul-suffocating anti-hymn comes courtesy of the band's "Oblique To All Paths" long player, scheduled for release via Relapse Records later this month.Comments Michael Klassen (guitar/bass/percussion/noise) of the track:

"'Transmittal' is like the title suggests, a song intended to transmit an experience to the listener. Initially, it may lull the mind with hypnotic effects and repetition perhaps blurring vision and numbing consciousness. But it awakens with a scream to spark a flame and illuminate the world with fire, while scorching the wings of angels to finally reveal the collapse and coldness of space to the listener."

The band's previously posted track "Illuminati" can also be heard over at this location.

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Culted Challenges The Illuminati

Today, blackened doomsmiths Culted drop new track "Illuminati" upon the holiday-addled masses. The tune comes by way of the band's "Oblique To All Paths" long player, slated for release via Relapse Records early next year.

Elaborates the band's Michael Klassen (guitar/bass/percussion/noise) of the record: "Oblique to All Paths is the culmination of Culted's collective experience over the past five years. As artists and musicians, we're acting as interpreters of our environment, if you will. We've all been subjected to mythmakers and storytellers, shamans and charlatans in life. 'Illuminati' strives to skeptically dissect these deceptive belief systems and explore them using sound." More...

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Culted Releases Preview Clip Of New Album

Canadian black/doom act Culted posted a preview clip from the upcoming new album "Oblique to All Paths." The album is set for release on January 17, 2013 (Benelux, Germany, Finland), January 20, 2013 (UK/World on CD/LP/Digital) and January 21, 2013 (North America) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

Culted’s story is a unique one: 4 band members spread out over multiple countries and continents, having never performed music together in the same room coming together through the wonders of modern technology to create totally compelling top of the line doom. While Culted’s writing and recording process may be unusual, and a story unto itself, it certainly should not overshadow what this band has accomplished---creating a bleak and epic masterpiece of dystopian doom. Cinematic in its scope, "Oblique To All Paths" is a beautifully haunting and grim piece of sprawling doom metal—the perfect soundtrack to a desolate, barren winter.

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Stream Culted's New Album Online

Swedish/Canadian metallers CULTED’s debut album, "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep," is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep" was released internationally this past July, packaged in a limited edition digi-pak.

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Culted Posts Two Preview Songs Online

Culted (featuring Michael Klassen, Matthew Friesen, Kevin Stevenson and Daniel Jansson) have posted two preview tracks, “Social Control” and “Gunburn," from their debut album "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep." The songs can be heard on the band's MySpace page. "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep" will see a July 21st North American release date, July 27th internationally.

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Culted Inks Record Deal With Relapse Records

Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about signing down temp black metallers Culted:

"Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Culted.

Culted (Michael Klassen, Matthew Friesen, Kevin Stevenson and Daniel Jansson (KEPLERS ODD, DEADWOOD)) have recently completed work their debut album, Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep, which will see its international release this July. Demo tracks taken from Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep, “Social Control” and a sample of “Gunburn”, can be heard online now via the Culted MySpace page.

"Culted formed two years ago via an internet friendship between musicians with shared interests in bands like KHANATE, SUNN 0))), and ELECTRIC WIZARD. A truly collaborative effort across international lines, CULTED vocalist Daniel Jansson lives in Gothenburg, Sweden while the rest of the band resides across rural Canada. Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep was written with out all four members ever having been in the same room nor ever spoken in real time."

Jansson also commented on the new project:

“I really wanted to get back into metal again after only doing Industrial music for about two years, and the initial guitar tracks just blew me away. I really heard a will to experiment and create some really dark oppressive tunes."

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