Sonntag, 8. August 2010

The cult

The Cult played in the paard last Tuesday

The Cult are an English rock band, formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in Britain in the mid 1980s as a post-punk band, before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band. The band fuses a "heavy metal revivalist" sound with the "pseudo-mysticism ... of The Doors [and] the guitar-orchestrations of Led Zeppelin ... while adding touches of post-punk goth rock". Since their earliest form in Bradford during 1981, the band has had various line-ups, and the longest serving members are vocalist Ian Astbury
and guitarist Billy Duffy, the band's two songwriters.

In the late 1980s, the band dropped their post-punk sound in favour of hard rock with their third album, Electric, and their fourth album, Sonic Temple, which enabled them to break into the North American market.

By the early 1990s, the band was fraying behind the scenes, due to alcohol abuse and off-stage tensions, leading to a split-up in 1995.

The band reunited in 1999 and recorded the album Beyond Good and Evil, and they reissued all of their albums in Asia and Eastern Europe in 2003 and Japan in 2004. In 2006, the band reformed again to perform a series of worldwide tours. In October 2007, the band released the album Born into This, on the Roadrunner Records label. According to a July 2009 interview with Astbury, The Cult may never release any more studio albums.
 The present mebers are Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy, John Tempesta, Mike Dimkich and Chris Wyse (Wikipedia)

The concert was sold out, photographs were only allowed during the first three songs and some of the audience were quite enthusiastic.