Inside Amplifest: Cult of Luna

Many have tried to follow their footsteps, but the crown of post-metal kingdom still rightfully rests on Cult of Luna’s head. 2013’s Vertikal, the latest record on a discography that comprises essential pieces like Salvation or Somewhere Along the Highway, marked a turning point on the band’s sound, progressing to a less atmospheric and more industrial ambience. The crushing heaviness and intensity that Cult of Luna display on their records are even higher on a live setting, and with the announcement that Cult of Luna would cease being a touring band after the Vertikal tour, their shows have become increasingly sparse with each one of them becoming a special occasion – like their appearance at this year’s Amplifest, their last show of 2014 and probably their last in Portugal for a long, long time. Before October 5th comes, Johannes shared some words with us. Short and sweet:

What do you expect of the Amplifest audience?
We expect nothing from an audience.

We like surprises, but what can we expect from your show?
No surprises, just Cult of Luna.

What band do you really want to see at Amplifest?

If you had to pick a band or a musician of this Amplifest edition to play with who would it be?
Would probably be Wovenhand. Could be an interesting mix.

What records have you been listening to lately?
A blend of classic punk and hardcore bands such as Chain of strength, Mouthpiece, Misfits, Unbroken, Mean season, Black flag, 7 seconds and so on.

Enough about music, Amplifest is also about other arts. What books have you been reading and what movies have you been watching lately that you want to recommend?
At the moment I am watching first season of Star Trek and just started with Sons of anarchy. I am only reading books affiliated with my religious studies at the university.