Taken from 'Choice of Weapon' their most successful album in a decade, The Cult release the opening track 'Honey From A Knife' on 17th September 2012. They also land in the UK for some long awaited live dates where fans can get their first chance to hear songs from the new disc alongside classics from the band's stellar back catalogue.
The group have spent the summer spinning around the US and Europe on tour (including a near miss bus accident in Croatia) which has seen them win over old fans and new. Playing with acts as diverse as Patti Smith, Guns 'N' Roses, Jack White, Against Me and Garbage to date and have mixed festival's and headline shows. The Hollywood Reporter proclaimed the band had "returned with a vengeance" and described Astbury as "a menacing tyrant of cool". The album received fantastic reviews and went top 20 in the UK.
Shot in NYC by Rick Rogers (Prelude To Ruins) in a highly cinematic style, the film for 'Honey From A Knife' reveals a "desperate descent into a fractured psyche " (Ian Astbury), the song title was inspired by the Buddhist precept: "Wealth and beauty, to a man who will not relinquish them, are like a knife covered with honey which, even before he has had the pleasure of eating the honey, cuts the tongue of the child that licks it". The song, rooted in the seductiveness of addiction, has been singled out in numerous reviews for its raw energy and hypnotic chorus.
Founder members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy are joined by drummer John Tempesta and bassist Chris Wyse and the dates kick off on the 10th Manchester, with a show at Glasgow Barrowlands having been added to the schedule recently.