Swedish art-rock outfit CULT OF LUNA has set "Eternal Kingdom" as the title of its fifth full-length album, due on June 16 in Europe and July 8 in the U.S. via Earache Records. The CD was recorded at Tonteknik Studios in the band's hometown of Umeå. The follow-up to 2006's critically aclaimed "Somewhere Along The Highway" will reportedly be "much heavier and darker affair than previous albums."
The artwork for "Eternal Kingdom" can be viewed at this location.
Commented guitarist Erik Olofsson: "It is with great ambition and struggle we have created a very heavy album. The sound is strong and progressive. Our compositions do not hold back on anything this time!"
Check out pictures from the recording sessions at this location.
CULT OF LUNA was honored with a "P3 Guld" award (for the band's criticially acclaimed "Somewhere along the Highway" release) in January 2007 from Swedish radio station P3 in the "Best Rock/Metal Album of the Year" category.