Sweden’s CULT OF LUNA are currently working on the follow up to Salvation. The band recently finished the first recording session in a barn outside of Umeå. Here’s Magnus Lindberg (sound engineer, percussion, guitar) with more:
“The first recording session of the next CULT OF LUNA album is now complete! We spent 7 days recording mostly drums, bass and guitars in a wooden octagon barn outside Umeå. The scenery out there is seriously like in that Blair Witch movie, we even saw a “wicca-witch type looking girl” doing some freebase hippie dancing in the woods at one point. We think she suspected that she was be being watched so we never saw her again. Bummer.
“In other words, we were in the perfect mindset to record a CULT OF LUNA album. Speaking of the barn itself, the big room sounds really awesome and was the perfect place to track drums. Thomas Hedlund joined us to share his amazing drums skills, and on some songs both me (Magnus) and Thomas are playing simultaniously…pretty fucking rad.
“Most of the basic tracks were recorded live, which is a quite different approach compared to the previous albums. Expect a raw and unpolished album this spring.
“Next thing to do is going into Tonteknik studios for a few days for additional recordings, like vocals, keys, noice and what not. After that I will mix the whole thing before x-mas!
Btw, we will post some photos from this session within a few days.”