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Cult of Luna Interview with Johannes Persson

November 20th, 2013

Cult of Luna Interview

with Johannes Persson

http://www.cultofluna.com/

@ Damnation Festival, Leeds UK

2nd November 2013

Interview by Caitlin Smith

Interview Photos by Michelle Murphy

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There are a few ways to tell that an interview is going to be interesting, and having to literally coax the interviewee away from reading up on an Ice Hockey match is definitely one of them.

Already running 5 minutes late for the interview, CULT OF LUNA member Johannes Persson; (Vocals and Guitars) breezes up with a grin the biggest grin on his face before launching into a long complaint about the back ground music.

Dragging him back on track and into his music, It’s not hard to see why these guys are one of the hottest post-metal bands around right now. Not only did Vertikal set the new standards in bleak music but EP Vertikal II released just months after is the same devastating standard.

Taking a quick break from the madness of Damnation Festival, we chat with Persson about the new EP and how they turned such abstract ideas into musical reality.

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Damnation Festival 2013

November 18th, 2013

Damnation Festival

@ Leeds University, Leeds

2nd November 2013

Review by Caitlin Smith

Photography by Michelle Murphy

Calling all the sinners and heretics, the gathering of the damned with once again take place in the unholy city of, well, Leeds. Perhaps the settings may not be dark, dank pits of hell, but the bands certainly make up for this. Damnation festival has returned bigger and better than ever this year, with an additional forth stage and hallways chock full of denim cutoffs and weathered leather jackets on men and women alike. As some things change though, others stay the same. CARCASS made their Damnation debut in 2008, and judging by the packed halls, this was a more than welcome booking.

Damnation Festival

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