Sweden’s Cult of Luna have been forging their own path for over twenty years now, and have announced new LP The Long Road North for February 11th, 2022, from Metal Blade Records. The album features guest appearances from composer Colin Stetson, Phoenix’s Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz, as well as others.

Opening track “Cold Burn” has been released, alongside a video which previews the single’s gaming experience that will be released on February 11th with the album. The video and game, created by Linus Johansson of North Kingdom Greenhouse combines and captures Cult of Luna’s “ethereal soundscapes with real-time technology and interactive storytelling”.

Within the video, fans are able to explore the visual world created for The Long Road North. Watch below and stay tuned for more information on the game here.

Vocalist/guitarist Johannes Persson comments on the new album:

“It’s a big and cinematic sounding album. I think one of the reasons why we have been able to be so productive the last couple of years is that we have been consistently writing from the heart. We have let our instincts guide us, and I think it’s getting clearer where we are heading. The long road north is a long road home. A direction dictated by a call that penetrates rock and echoes through the forest. It flows over every lake, accelerated by the wind. When it reaches you, you know it’s time. Time to move forward. You don’t know where it will lead but you put the trust in it. With eyes raised towards the midnight sun it pulls you closer. The road is long and the end is uncertain.”

Cult of Luna will be bringing their live show to fans just when The Long Road North hits shelves worldwide. Currently they are confirmed to tour UK and EU next Spring with Alcest, Caspian and Holy Fawn with North American dates to follow.

Cult of Luna – 2022 Live Dates:
with Alcest & Svalbard
24/02/22 DK – Copenhagen – Vega
25/02/22 DE – Berlin – Huxley’s
26/02/22 PL – Krakow – Klub Studio
27/02/22 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
28/02/22 CZ – Prague – Roxy
01/03/22 AT – Vienna – Arena
02/03/22 SI – Ljubljana – Kino Siska
04/03/22 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
05/03/22 DE – Stuttgart – Wizemann
06/03/22 DE – München – Muffathalle
07/03/22 DE – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
08/03/22 DE – Münster – Skaters Palace
09/03/22 NL – Utrecht – Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda
10/03/22 BE – Kortrijk – Depart
11/03/22 FR – Paris – L’Olympia
12/03/22 UK – London – The Forum / Beyond The Redshift Festival

with Caspian & Holy Fawn
02/10 – LU Esch, Rockhal
03/10 – DE Cologne, Live Music Hall
04/10 – CH Geneva, Alhambra
05/10 – FR Toulouse, Le Metronum
06/10 – FR Biarritz, Atabal
07/10 – ES Barcelona, AMFest
08/10 – ES Madrid, But
09/10 – ES Porto, Amplifest
11/10 – FR Nantes, Stereolux
12/10 – FR Lille, Aeronef
13/10 – FR Strasbourg, La Laiterie
14/10 – NL Zwolle, Hedon
15/10 – DE Leipzig, Felsenkeller
16/10 – PL Wroclaw, A2
17/10 – HU Budapest, Durer Kert
19/10 – GR Athens, Fuzz Club