Legendary rock band and one of my favorites from the 80’s and early 90’s, THE CULT has re-teamed with producer Bob Rock for the recording sessions for the group’s long-awaited ninth album, tentatively due in early 2012 via Cooking Vinyl Records.

A photo of THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy in the studio with Rock putting the “the finishing touches” on the band’s new CD can be seen below.

Bob Rock previously worked with THE CULT on 1989’s “Sonic Temple”, 1994’s “The Cult” and the 2001 comeback album “Beyond Good And Evil”.

In a recent interview with ViperRoom.com, THE CULT bassist Chris Wyse stated about the status of the band’s new CD, “The new THE CULT deal is with [the] Cooking Vinyl [label]. We’re in good company with THE PRODIGY and MARILYN MANSON. The record is nearly done; Ian [Astbury] is probably doing vocals right now. It is due out April 2012!! This record is kind of a ZEP/STOOGES mix of energy, and I believe showcases a new level of depth for THE CULT.”

THE CULT‘s most recent release. “Capsule 2: New Blood Deep Cuts”, featured new songs “Embers” and “Until The Light Takes Us”, live recordings of some of the band’s huge hits and an intimate look into THE CULT‘s rehearsal space, with a never-before-seen warm-up performance of “Black Angel”.

Rather than revisit the traditional method of releasing a long form CD, the band pioneered a new way of providing material. Capsules span multiple media formats including vinyl, digital, USB, CD and DVD formats, and can be purchased at CultCapsuleStore.com.

THE CULT is Ian Astbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitar), Chris Wyse (bass), John Tempesta (drums) and Mike Dimkich (rhythm guitar).

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