CULT OF LUNA (2000–PRESENT). Klas Rydberg (vocals), Erik Oloffson (guitar), Johannes Peterson (guitar), Magnus Lindberg (keyboards), Andreas Johansson (bass), Marco Hilden (drums, replaced by Thomas Hedland), Adders Tegland
Cult of Luna are a dark and moody but almost progressive Swedish band who have been one of the most consistently interesting metal bands of the past few decades. The band incorporates soundscapes and samples into its drearily dark music that makes them hard to fit into one metal subgenre. The band at times is reminiscent of Neurosis and has developed the idea of moody and dark metal to a true artform. For fans of experimental metal or avant-garde music, drone or doom metal, or even Sigur Ros. The Beyond is the best record for new listeners to start, although all of their records come highly recommended.
Discography: Cult of Luna (Earache, 2003); The Beyond (Earache, 2003); Salvation (Earache, 2004); Somewhere Along the Highway (Earache, 2006).