Last year, SLC outfit Cult Leader released their shapeshifting, genre bending album A Patient Man to universal acclaim. Claustrophobic in theme and ambitious in scope, the album marked the band’s most adventurous chapters. In the midst of a UK + European tour, Cult Leader have unveiled a stark and disquieting new video to accompany the album’s titular track.
Recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, Nails, High On Fire), A Patient Man takes listeners on a sonic rollercoaster ride from moment one. The ten-song album is driven by a weave work of unorthodox metallic riffing and fueled by hyper-aggressive percussion. While the technical proficiency is impressive, it’s in their use of dynamics where Cult Leader truly shine.
Along with tried-and-true claustrophobic dirges, A Patient Man also contains four beautifully brooding epics, each one typifying a maturation and sense of melody with which few “extreme” bands would dare dabble. A Patient Man is available everywhere now via Deathwish Inc.
Cult Leader are currently touring throughout the UK and Europe with label mates Birds In Row on select shows. A full itinerary can be found below.
Cult Leader — On Tour:
June 27 Leeds, UK @ Temple Of Boom *
June 28 Manchester, UK @, Rebellion *
June 29 Bournemouth, UK @ The Anvil *
June 30 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
July 1 Antwerp, BEL @ Kavka Oudaan
July 2 Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn
July 3 Hamburg, GER @ Hafenklang
July 4 Roskilde, DE @ Roskilde Festival
July 5 Gotenborg, SWE @ Sticky Fingers
July 6 Grunerlokka, NO @ Vaterland Bar & Scene
w/ Birds In Row