The Skinny: In an ingenious move often reserved for film, The Cult has announced they will be releasing a ‘prequel’ to accompany their latest critically acclaimed album, Choice of Weapon. The digital-only release Weapon of Choice reveals the songs at a stage of development that will be of interest to The Cult’s fans and followers. Grab the song “Twisted and Bleeding” and get a sample of the new disc today!
Weapon of Choice is a document of a work in progress and offers a unique opportunity to hear The Cult’s process. The material has not been previously released, and will be available exclusively on iTunes for two months only beginning October 16, 2012. “These songs were turned over and over, forged in long rehearsals and writing sessions, and emanated from challenges both personal and professional,” said lead vocalist Ian Astbury.
The dynamic ten tracks that comprise Weapon of Choice were recorded when The Cult returned to the studio in 2011 with producer Chris Goss. The songs were conceived in New York, Los Angeles, the California desert and the band’s Witch Mountain studio.
Weapon of Choice Track Listing:
03. The Bones
07. Twisted and Bleeding