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The Cult are a British hard rock band formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s as a post-punk band with singles such as "She Sells Sanctuary", before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as "Love Removal Machine" and "Fire Woman". The band fuse a "heavy metal revivalist" sound with the "pseudo-mysticism ... of The Doors [and] the guitar-orchestrations of Led Zeppelin ... while adding touches of post-punk goth rock". Since their earliest form in Bradford during 1981, the band have had various line-ups; the longest-serving members are vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the band's two songwriters.

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Filmography

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Selected The Cult film and TV show credits.

Soundtrack Credits

2012
That's My Boy (2012)
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2010
One Night Stand (2010) (TV Show)
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2009
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009) (TV Show)
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2008
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (2008) (TV Movie)
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2008
Tough Talk (Short Film)
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2006
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2005
The Business (2005)
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2005
Doctor Who (2005) (TV Show)
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2004
Layer Cake (2004)
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2002
Crossroads (2002)
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2001
How to Make a Monster (2001) (TV Movie)
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2001
Smallville (2001) (TV Show)
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2000
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1998
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1998
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1995
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1994
With Honors (1994)
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1993
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) (TV Show)
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1992
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1992
Cool World (1992)
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1992
Singles (1992)
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1987
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1987
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1987
Rage (TV Show)
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1987
Cult: Live in Rome, The (TV Movie)
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1986
Demons 2 (1986)
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1986
Out of Bounds (1986)
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1986
Cult: Live in Milan, The (TV Movie)
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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring The Cult on the cover.
  • Jamie Stewart, Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy - Metal&Hammer Magazine Cover [United Kingdom] (13 November 1989)
  • Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy - Metal Edge Magazine Cover [United States] (September 2001)

Albums

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List of albums by The Cult, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by The Cult.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
She Sells Sanctuary 1985 5,229
Fire Woman 1989 21,091
Rain 1991 27,760
Love Removal Machine 1993 26,201
Wild Flower 1993 42,313
Sweet Soul Sister 1993 52,463
Sun King 1989 62,555
Painted On My Heart 51,717
Revolution 1993 56,900
Spiritwalker 1984 64,369
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major The Cult songs.

Band Members

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List of The Cult group members, including current and former members.


Other NamesDeath Cult
Group MembersIan Astbury
Billy Duffy
Chris Wyse
John Tempesta
Former MembersLes Warner
Ray Mondo
Nigel Preston
Jamie Stewart
Mark Brzezicki
Kid Chaos
John Webster
Eric Singer
Mickey Curry
Matt Sorum
James Kottak
Charley Drayton
Michael Lee
Kinley Wolfe
John Sinclair
Craig Adams
Scott Garrett
Martyn LeNoble
Billy Morrison [
|Justin Sullivan]
GenreHard rock
gothic rock
post-punk
heavy metal
alternative rock
Genre LinksHard Rock, Pop/Rock
OriginBradford, West Yorkshire, England
Year(s) Active1983 (1983)–1995, 1999–2002, 2005–present
Music StyleHard Rock, Alternative Pop/ Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative/ Indie Rock, British Metal, Neo-Psychedelia
Music MoodRebellious, Visceral, Aggressive, Confident, Passionate, Cathartic, Reckless, Outrageous, Rambunctious, Raucous, Brooding, Autumnal, Wintry, Bleak, Angst-Ridden, Sleazy, Sexual, Rowdy, Intense, Dramatic, Theatrical
LabelsBeggars Banquet
Atlantic
Roadrunner
Sire
Warner Bros.
Aderra
Cooking Vinyl
Official Websitethecult.us
Associated ActsSouthern Death Cult
Theatre of Hate

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