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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (2008 – present)

Culted is a band that formed in 2008. The members are:

Michael Klassen (guitar/bass/percussion/noise)
Matthew Friesen (guitar/bass/percussion/noise)
Kevin Stevenson (drums)
Daniel Jansson (vocals/ambience)
Michael, Mather, and Kevin are all grew up in a small town in the middle of the Canadian prairies, while Daniel lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.

After hearing Jansson’s Deadwood project, Klassen contacted him through his MySpace page to see if he’d be interested in collaborating on his and Friesen’s other band, Of Human Bondage. While emailing back and forth, the guys discovered they had mutual interests in groups like Khanate, Sunn O))) and Electric Wizard and Jansson suggested they put together a whole new project of slow, blackened metal.

Because Friesen and Klassen work out of a home studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada they were able to write and record the guitar/bass/drum files and send them to Jansson. “I remember when I heard the first riffs I thought, fucking awesome! I really wanted to get back into metal again after only doing Industrial music for about two years, and the initial guitar tracks just blew me away. I really heard a will to experiment and create some really dark oppressive tunes,” Jansson said.


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  • brutalluis


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  • KaramAkerfeldt

    New album is so fucking good.

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Khanatist

    New album fucking rules again, I don't get what problem people have with this band. They're pure doom awesome

    10 Feb 2014 Reply
  • sicknessreport


    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • RocknReel

    Oblique to all Paths review:

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • iPowder

    Bandcamp Oblique to All Paths: Pure wicked album! There's a lot going on in this release! Unique sound and well written! \m/

    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Lil_Lavery

    New one doesn't catch me the same as the previous.

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • cheeze5

    I love the synthesis of doom and black metal here, which at times has almost psychedelic qualities, but I do agree about the vocals. They are straight from the Xasthur playbook, and they don't have the range that Malefic displayed. They aren't terrible though, just not all that great.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • AliveAsTheDead

    I must agree with Caspiannnnn, good band but with some rather standard and not very special vocals...I will give it more spins and see if i like them more with time though

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • DarkAndOminous

    Does anybody know if Of Death And Ritual is good?

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Caspiannnnn

    cool shit although I have to wonder why they bothered hiring a vocalist? They're fierce but these distorted rasps could be done by near anyone, seems weird that they'd hire someone from sweden, even.

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Max_T_MODELS

    This band is so fvcking evil! Easily, one of my new favorite bands in this particular genre.

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • james_thorne41

    i love the sustained bass in the end part of spirituosa

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • derangered

    I'm grateful for the moody ambiance seething in the background otherwise this band wouldn't work for me at all. I usually check out every Relpase release, anyway. Need to get back into Doom Metal somehow...

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Tyr_morituri

    "is the photo on the cover of "of death.." by Joel-Peter Witkin? if not it is the best rip off of his style I have seen" [2] - I actually think it's a rip...

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Heldriver

    is the photo on the cover of "of death.." by Joel-Peter Witkin? if not it is the best rip off of his style I have seen

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Khanatist

    Wow, this sounds SO sinister, it turns your room into a dark chamber immediately. Like a development on Esoteric in their demo-era, or Electric Wizard (better: Ramesses) at their doomiest and least psychedelic moments. Thanks again, Relapse

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
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  • crissymonster

    I think is my new favorite band

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
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