Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson & Perturbator Join Forces As Final Light

[Cover credit to Chad Michael Ward & David Fitt]

Final Light, a one-time only project featuring Perturbator and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson, will release their new self-titled album on June 24th, 2022, via Red Creek. It will be available digitally and on CD and black vinyl via Metal Blade. Their single “In the Void” is out now.

The project is the result of both a recently discovered kinship and the opportunity for Perturbator, at the request of Roadburn’s Walter Hoeijmakers, to do a commissioned piece with a musician of his choice for the festival’s 2020 iteration, which was cancelled due to Covid.

James Kent of Perturbator recalls:

It was an honour. I immediately thought of Cult of Luna. Even though my music is mostly electronic and synth-based, we both have a knack for creating atmospheres, so I thought it would be a very interesting match.

Kent and Persson first met a few months beforehand, when Persson attended one of the Frenchman’s shows in Stockholm. As soon as the pair began work on their “boundary-decimating” songs, they knew that they had to create a full album.

Kent says:

It was immediate. We had almost an hour of interesting music, so it would’ve been a shame to simply perform it and not do anything with it afterwards. It’s a project that I really want to share; it’s not only the fruit of a collaboration between me and one of my favourite musicians, but also very unique and once-in-a-lifetime.

The pair unveiled the live version of Final Light last week, as they performed at Roadburn 2022.

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