Monday, December 3, 2012

VIDEO: The Cult release Salem remix of Elemental Light

The Cult have released a video for the Salem remix of their track “Elemental Light,” from the band's latest effort, “Choice Of Weapon.”

When singer Ian Astbury had the idea for Salem to do the remix, he reached out to Salem as an admirer, using an e-mail he found on and EP he had.

The band responded and chose "Elemental Light", which resulted in an ethereal, beat-driven version of the song. Ian then called in the cinematic prowess of director/acclaimed fine artist Kostas Seremetis to create a visual element for the remix, and the result is more short film than music video.

"The sentiment of this film captures the loss of wilderness, and a generation trying to make sense of the trash heap they have inherited," Astbury says of the project. "It evokes nature versus man, that struggle [and] desire to control nature and ultimately death.”

The film recently premiered on, and can now be seen below, alongside the original album version of the track.

The Cult recently issued a 'prequel' to accompany “Choice Of Weapon.”

The digital-only release, “Weapon Of Choice,” reveals the songs at a stage of development that will be of interest to The Cult’s fans and followers. “Weapon Of Choice” is a document of a work-in-progress and offers a unique opportunity to hear The Cult’s creative process.

The material has not been previously released, and is available exclusively on iTunes for two months only beginning October 16th.

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