About The Cult
The Cult were formed in 1983 by former Southern Death Cult vocalist, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy. One of their earliest releases, the post-punk classic, She Sells Sanctuary from their debut album, Love, helped the band quickly establishing a solid fan base.
Over the course of the ‘80s The Cult moved on from their bombast post-punk sound to a straighter, solid rock sound, which has stayed with the band. The new sound was especially welcomed by their US audience and helped establish The Cult as a major arena band.
1991’s Ceremony album earned multi-platinum certification, but excessive lifestyles led to internal frictions between band members, especially the song-writing relationship between Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy. This led to the band members going separate ways from 1995.
It took four years for the wounds would heal before The Cult would get back together in 1999. With a new lease of life, The Cult released new studio albums, including 2001’s Beyond Good and Evil, 2007’s Born Into This in 2007 and 2010’s Capsule One.