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Friday, May 20, 2011

The Cult sign with Cooking Vinyl for 9th studio album

The Cult ink deal with UK's Cooking Vinyl for the worldwide release of their 9th studio album

A band who need no introduction, The Cult, are excited to announce the inking of a new recording contract with UK based label Cooking Vinyl. 
The deal will see Cooking Vinyl handle the global release of the legendary rock band's 9th studio album, which is expected to be out in the Autumn.

Meeting overwhelming demand from The Cult faithful for a new studio album, the announcement makes good on a promise made in January after a gig at the UK's Hammersmith Apollo to follow up their tour with a new piece of work.

Commented The Cult's guitarist Billy Duffy, 'We are very much looking forward to returning to our UK roots in many ways working with Cooking Vinyl'.

The band have been busy writing and recording new demos at their Witch Mountain studio hideaway in the Hollywood Hills. They will be joined by guru and master producer Chris Goss, front man of Masters of Reality, producer on various Queens of the Stone Age albums as well as credits on countless other works.

Chris is already working with the band to sculpt a sonic assault and truly visceral work that promises to be the greatest work the Cult has ever released. The album will be recorded in the high desert and darkened rooms of Hollywood Recording Studios.

Cooking Vinyl beat the heated competition to the deal on the back of their long-established reputation as an artist's label, which made them the obvious choice for the band. Said The Cult's vocalist Ian Astbury, 'We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Cooking Vinyl'.

Comments Cooking Vinyl Director Rob Collins "I tried to sign Ian's first band, Southern Death Cult when I was a scout at Virgin in the early 80's. I think I paid for coach fares to London and they promptly signed to Beggars Banquet. It's great to finally be working with Ian, Billy and co."

The reaction is mirrored at Cooking Vinyl's UK distributor and sister company Essential Music. Said Head of Sales Lance Meade 'Martin [Goldschmidt, MD of Cooking Vinyl] knew that such was the love here in the Sales Department, he couldn't stand on ceremony. He had to sign The Cult. Now the atmosphere is Electric'.

The announcement bodes well for The Cult's forthcoming appearances at the UK's Download and Isle of White Festivals and a variety of summer dates around Europe. As of press time, a September tour is being planned across Canada to coincide with the yet to be titled album's first release, followed by a world-wide tour in support of the new music. 2011 is shaping up to be a landmark year for this band.