The Cult is a hard rock band formed in 1981. The band was previously known as Death Cult
and Southern Death Cult
before settling on the Cult to play down their goth rock roots. By the band’s third album, they had almost all but shed their goth rock sound for a more straight forward hard rock one. The band has released eight studio albums, two EPs, two live albums, and various greatest hits compilations.
Due to the rise of grunge in the early 90’s, the Cult’s self titled sixth studio album (The Cult) received poor sales and the band went on hiatus. It wasn’t until 1999, when Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy reunited with former drummer Matt Sorum, that the band recorded new material. With Martyn Lenoble of Porno for Pyros on bass, the band recorded Beyond Good and Evil, which for a time had the mock title of Bring me the Head of Dave Grohl, in reference to his hand in Nirvana and the grunge boom.
The band took another hiatus in 2002, with Ian Astbury working with members of The Doors and Matt Sorum joinin...