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THE FUTURE IS DARK

CELEBRATING A LANDMARK ALBUM ON THE LIVE SCENE AS WELL AS A NEW STUDIO OUTING WITH JULIE CHRISTMAS, CULT OF LUNA'S JOHANNES PERRSON LOOKS BACK AT THE PAST, ADDRESSES THE PRESENT AND SPECULATES ON THE FUTURE

CULT OF LUNA

Cult Of Luna mouthpiece Johannes Person is not usually one for reminiscing. Boldly going from one new concept to another since theii fourth record 'Somewhere Along The Highway', the Swedish act threw off comparisons to the tikes of Isis and Neurosis to cement their own legacy in extreme music. This year, however, marks the tenth anniversary of that aforementioned opus, and the band are coming full circle to play the whole thing live. Hell, they're even taking Kent space cadets Bossk along for the ride, the same band that opened for them when they originally toured to support "Somewhere...'

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It’s always an interesting proposition to see how a band progresses from working with true, cult indie labels to working with multi-national major labels. How money can transform a pure idea into (potentially) a much bigger entity and consumerbased product; can an idea, a sound, an image transcend into the broader palette without being spoiled from its original form? Or does it really matter at all what label a band is on these days? Do you, the reader and listener, truly care if an artist releases music on an indie or via the corporate bigwig? It is all business, no matter who is controlling the purse strings. Why am I pondering this right now? I guess it’s because our cover stars this month are the mighty Purson. No stranger to these pages, it’s wonderful to see Purson really coming of age on their new album, the major label released ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’. It’s a great follow-up to their previous, indie released debut and really captures a band who mean business (again). Nothing has changed in that sense regardless of the label behind the band, and frankly, they were always going to end up on a Terrorizer cover because their music rocks and they thoroughly deserve the accolade. We hope you enjoy their latest story as much as we have enjoyed producing it. As always, the rest of this issue has been a joy to create and features some of the best bands in the extreme and underground metal scenes. Never enough pages as I’d like to write about every band myself and the team love, but it’s entirely flash-in-the-pan/fad-free and that’s the main thing, right?! See you next month! Darren Sadler, Editor
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