Cult of Luna is a Swedish heavy metal band from Umeå founded in 1998. They are known for post-metal music similar to the contemporary bands Neurosis and Isis. The band was signed to Earache Records in the early 2000s and released five albums, including the commercially successful albums Salvation (2004) and Somewhere Along the Highway (2006). After an extended period of inactivity, Cult of Luna returned with its Indie Recordings debut Vertikal (2013) and companion EP Vertikal II (2013), both drawing inspiration from Fritz Lang's 1927 film, Metropolis. In 2016 the band released their space-themed seventh album, Mariner, featuring American vocalist Julie Christmas.
On March 20, 2019 the band announced signing a deal with Metal Blade Records and first batch of European tour dates scheduled for Autumn 2019. On May 6, 2019 the new song The Silent Man became available on all platforms along with the announcement that their new album A Dawn To Fear will be released on 20 September 2019.