Swedish post-metal titans Cult of Luna and Ex-Made Out of Babies vocalist Julie Christmas have premiered a new track from their upcoming collaborative album, Mariner, which is due out on April 8. Titled “A Greater Call”, the eight minute track begins with ethereal melodies and soundscapes, which eventually bleed into transcendental post-metal death marches. The band commented on the new tune:
“A Greater Call is the link between the city and the void above.
Imagine walking up to your vessel and how the excitement grabs hold of you. The feeling of uncertainty.
Are you even going to be able to push through the atmosphere in one piece?
A last breathe before blast off and then we leave.
The song is about how humanity is cutting its losses and leave a dying planet. Its only hope lies above.
Although it might not be representative of the album as a whole and Julie’s involvement.
It is where the journey starts.”
Check out the track after the break.