York, PA’s purveyors of swords & sorcery summon the warriors of old on their debut release, HIGH COMMAND. Cultic blaze a path through the battlefield by combining ideas and aesthetics of early death/doom, first-wave black metal, and punk. Down-tuned guitars and war drums deliver a mid-paced battery propelled by sardonic wrath and ungoverned fury. High Command is the auditory equivalent of a war hammer. It’s straightforward, lumbering, and crude. This is music for modern barbarians, urban wizards, and street metal warriors. Ride to war!
Watch the Cultic Forest of Knives Video
“Combining theatrical shots with foggy live footage, ‘Forest of Knives’ fully embraces its medieval aesthetic and fits what Cultic deliver on High Command, their debut album.” – Vince Bellino, Decibel
Of Fire and Sorcery
Take heed! Cultic have emerged from the battlefield to unleash their sophomore curse upon you! “Of Fire and Sorcery” is a psychedelic journey through a world where magic and might are paramount. From this realm, Cultic weave a bizarre tapestry of extreme doom, black metal, traditional heavy metal, martial industrial, and dungeon synth — an amalgamation that propels listeners into an outlandish universe.
Watch the Beseech the Olden Throne Video
“Of Fire and Sorcery is a celebration of the strange, shadowy corners of heavy metal that have managed to remain unpolished and abhorrent throughout the years.” – Ted Nubel (Invisible Oranges)
“Seducer” takes you on a thrilling journey through the dark and gritty world of dungeon metal with a spellbinding blend of death-doom, black metal, traditional heavy metal, martial industrial, and dungeon synth. Succumb to the irresistible allure of “Seducer” as you are crushed by the raw might of Cultic’s wicked spell!