CULT LEADER ‘LIGHTLESS WALK’ LP STREAMING IN FULL

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Listen now on Noisey before its 10.16 street date / See the band on tour 10.17-11.11 in North America

Cult Leader are a chaotically aggressive band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Their forthcoming album, Lightless Walk, was recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, High On Fire) and is streaming now on Noisey in advance of its October 16th street date.

From the first menacing thumps of album opener “Great I Am”, Cult Leader unleash grinding musical fury. “The Sorrower” gallops before crashing into a wall of heaviness as they vocally declare “…nothing will get better.” The pessimistic spiral continues in “Sympathetic” and “Suffer Louder”, two tangles of cacophony that give birth to crushers of ending riffs. “Broken Blades” then emerges as a near constant barrage, showcasing the technical prowess thriving underneath Cult Leader’s layers of grime. While “A Good Life” ushers in new dynamics, clawing through melodious dirt before taking flight again. “Walking Wastelands”, “Gutter Gods”, and “Hate Offering” are all metallic monsters in their own right, lurching towards the epically haunting pairing of “How Deep It Runs” and “Lightless Walk” – two songs that show Cult Leader at their most depressive and powerful as they recede into introspective darkness.

Cult Leader – on tour:
10.17 – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest (w/ Sleep, Goya + more)
10.19 – Kansas City, MO @ The Loft
10.20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs
10.21 – Toronto, ON @ Parts and Labour
10.22 – Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
10.23 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron (w/ The Banner)
10.24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10.25 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
10.26 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
10.27 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
10.28 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
10.29 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10.30 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
10.31 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest (Wooly’s w/ Modern Life is War, Loma Prieta + more)
11.01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Birdhouse
11.02 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
11.03 – Nashville, TN @ The End
11.04 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
11.05-08 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Nites
11.09 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
11.10 – Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
11.11 – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle

Cult Leader Lightless Walk track listing:
1. Great I Am
2. The Sorrower
3. Sympathetic
4. Suffer Louder
5. Broken Blades
6. A Good Life
7. Walking Wastelands
8. Gutter Gods
9. Hate Offering
10. How Deep It Runs
11. Lightless Walk

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