Tag: Southern Death Cult
Legendary rock band The Cult have signed a deal with Cooking Vinyl Records. Cooking Vinyl beat the heated competition to the deal on the back of their long-established reputation as an artist's label, which made them the obvious choice for the band. Commented Cooking Vinyl director Rob Collins: "I tried to sign Ian's first band, Southern Death Cult, when I was a scout at Virgin in the early '80s. I think I paid for coach fares to London and they promptly signed to Beggars Banquet. It's great to finally be working with Ian, Billy and co."
The group, which took part in the "Love Live Tour" last year and also recorded a four-track release with production by Masters of Reality frontman Chris Goss (Queens Of The Stone Age, Masters Of Reality), is back in the studio with Goss recording a new album.
"I feel we have reached our zenith in terms of our writing and performing skills," singer Ian Astbury recently said. "We intend to deliver on all levels.""We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Cooking Vinyl." Guitarist Billy Duffy: "We are very much looking forward to returning to our U.K. roots in many ways working with Cooking Vinyl."
Chris is already working with the band to sculpt a sonic assault and truly visceral work that promises to be the greatest work The Cult has ever released. The album will be recorded in the high desert and darkened rooms of Hollywood Recording Studios.
The Cult is Ian Astbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitar), Chris Wyse (bass), John Tempesta (drums) and Mike Dimkich (rhythm guitar).