New THE CULT Single To Arrive This Weekend

As fans anticipate THE CULT's upcoming performance at the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth, U.K. on August 1, 2010, the band has announced the release of its first new studio recording since 2007, "Every Man and Woman is a Star". The new single is being released as a two-week exclusive through the iTunes store. This is the lead-off track of a four-song "capsule" scheduled to be released in fall of 2010.

Rock fans worldwide will immediately recognize Billy Duffy's blistering guitars and Ian Astbury's powerful vocals soaring over a relentless beat.

As a thank-you to fans for their support, limited-edition "Cult Destroy Knebworth" shirts will be distributed as the band take the stage at Sonisphere.

"The latest recordings from THE CULT, guided by legendary producer Chris Goss (MASTERS OF REALITY, KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE), are a mixture of violent guitars, emotive vocal performances with high melody and driving beats," Astbury said in a statement. "Textured metaphysical rock music for the contemporary music head."

Rather than revisit the traditional method of releasing a long-form CD, THE CULT is getting new material to fans in the form of a "capsule" a collection of not just new music, but film, art and fashion. The "capsule" will span across multiple media formats including vinyl, digital, USB, CD and DVD formats.

The first opportunity fans will get to hear "Every Man and Woman is a Star", outside of seeing the band live, is through an exclusive distribution through Apple's iTunes store.

This new release is a partnership between the band's New Wilderness label and media pioneers Aderra.

In 2009, Aderra recorded several live shows on THE CULT's U.S. and European tours, including a sold-out appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The live recordings were released exclusively through a USB flash drive housed in a dog tag necklace.

The success of this initial project lead to this partnership to release the new capsule material on multiple formats.

THE CULT in 2008 parted ways with Roadrunner Records, the label that released the group's latest album, "Born into This". That CD sold 12,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 70 on The Billboard 200 chart. It was recorded in London with producer Youth (VERVE, PRIMAL SCREAM).

THE CULT's current touring lineup includes principals Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy alongside bassist Chris Wyse, drummer John Tempesta (ex-WHITE ZOMBIE, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, HELMET) and rhythm guitarist Mike Dimkich.

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