The Cult Releasing Album Prequel
The Cult has announced they will be releasing a 'prequel' to accompany their latest album, Choice of Weapon. The digital-only release Weapon of Choice reveals the songs at a stage of development that will be of interest to The Cult's fans and followers. Weapon of Choice is a document of a work in progress and offers a unique opportunity to hear The Cult's process. The material has not been previously released, and will be available exclusively on iTunes for two months only beginning October 16, 2012.
"These songs were turned over and over, forged in long rehearsals and writing sessions, and emanated from challenges both personal and professional," said lead vocalist Ian Astbury.
"We put our guts into this; Goss was able to create an environment where the songs were born through playing and turning over lyrics, through hard work and intense sessions," continues Astbury. "These songs have an integrity and rawness of their own. In many ways it's a different album to the one we released and reveals the foundations of Choice of Weapon. We were able to close the doors and begin to explore spaces we had not been in for a while."