This weeks record on Tune Of The Day is a new album by the British rock band The Cult. If this will be a recurring theme remains to be seen, but a little different one must do to keep the steam up.
Choice of Weapon is the ninth album by The Cult. The album was supposed to be released in 2011, but the release date had since been pushed to May 22, 2012. Recording sessions for Choice of Weapon began in March 2011 with Chris Goss, who produced the 2010 Capsule EPs. The sessions took place at studios in New York City, Los Angeles, California, and the "California desert". The album was finished in January 2012. During the recording sessions, Bob Rock teamed up with The Cult for the first time since 2001's Beyond Good and Evil and co-produced Choice of Weapon.
The Cult returned in 2006, after a four-year hiatus, releasing the studio album Born into This in 2007. Although Born into This sold well, The Cult were dropped from Roadrunner Records, and in July 2009, frontman Ian Astbury stated that The Cult would not make any more albums. Asked in September 2009 why The Cult would not make another album, Astbury replied, "It's a dead format; we don't have the attention span for albums. The idea of going into a studio and spending a year-and-a-half creating a body of work which you put out as a body of work is pointless. By the time you put it out, it's already been leaked. It's a year-and-a-half worth's of work down the fucking tubes. We need to put out bite-sized chunks." Instead of releasing albums, The Cult released two EPs, titled Capsule 1 and Capsule 2, released in September and November 2010 respectively and the band toured to support them.
Astbury sings really well, Duffy shows his talent with the classic "The Cult" riff. A record that will grow in time.
Todays tune, is from Choice of Weapon, titled "For the Animals". The Video was Directed by Michelle Peerali
Tracks on the record.
1."Honey from a Knife" - 3:06
2."Elemental Light" - 4:45
3."For the Animals" - 4:28
4."Life>Death" - 5:32
5."The Wolf" - 3:33
6."Amnesia" - 3:02
7."Lucifer" - 4:40
8."Wilderness Now" - 4:33
9."A Pale Horse" - 3:14
10."This Night in the City Forever" - 4:45
1."Every Man And Woman Is A Star" - 3:26
2."Embers" - 5:01
3."Until The Light Takes Us" - 4:19
4."Siberia" - 3:36
Personnel on the record:
Ian Astbury - lead vocals
Billy Duffy - guitars, background vocals
Chris Wyse - bass
John Tempesta - drums
Jamie Edwards - keyboards, strings
Chris Goss - guitars, background vocals
A.J. Celi - background vocals (on Honey From a Knife)
More info @
Official The CultWeb
Listen to ”The Cult - For The Animals" on Spotify here!