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Liturgy – “Quetzalcoatl”

I've listened to Liturgy's upcoming third album, The Ark Work, like half a dozen times, and I'm still not sure what to make of it. It's not "black metal" in almost any capacity, although I think you could probably put together a pretty compelling thinkpiece about it being some sort of arch deconstruction of black… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 20, 2015

Watch Liturgy On The Blacklist With Peter Fonda On Drums

I've never watched The Blacklist, the NBC procedural in which James Spader plays a master criminal who helps catch other master criminals, but apparently I'm missing some inspired lunacy. Case in point: Last night's episode featured a brief but loud guest appearance from black metal experimenters Liturgy. And instead of Greg Fox on drums, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014

Survival – “Tragedy Of The Mind” Video

Sometimes a good music video does just one thing really, really well. That's the case with the Eric Wren-directed video for Survival's "Tragedy Of The Mind." Survival are the new and old band of Liturgy frontman Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, and it's hard not to get excited for their debut album with every new song we've… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 30, 2013

Survival – “Since Sun” (Stereogum Premiere)

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, the excellently named mastermind of the fight-starting New York art-metal band Liturgy, is about to release the self-titled debut from his side-project Survival. Survival isn't exactly a new band; it's a reactivation of Hunt-Hendrix's pre-Liturgy post-hardcore band Birthday Boyz. We've already posted their intense, circular, seesawing "Tragedy Of The Mind," but "Since… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013

Survival – “Tragedy Of The Mind”

Survival is the reincarnation of Liturgy's Hunter Hunt-Hendrix screamo band Birthday Boyz. For those who are expecting the same kind of punishing, emotive sounds you got from BBZ, that's not what you'll get from this new track "Tragedy Of The Mind." It's droning, math rock-influenced hypnosis, teetering somewhere in classic rock territory but still with… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 25, 2013

Watch Liturgy Cover Shellac

You'd probably assume that any black metal band -- transcendental or otherwise -- covering Shellac might, at some point in the song, employ, say, a guitar. And/or some sort of rhythm section. Not Liturgy. Stripped down to main man/manifesto-penning provocateur Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Liturgy's take on Shellac's "Prayer To God" (part of the AV Club's More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 28, 2012

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Grimes, Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells & More

At ginormous festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, it's pretty tough to craft a narrative -- when there's something like 200 bands playing over a weekend, it's next to impossible to really sew a singular thread through the weekend's performances. Pitchfork Music Festival is much smaller -- 45 bands in three days -- so, it's a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 15, 2012

Liturgy – “True Will” Video

Liturgy dives into the found footage for their latest video, shading spiritual in the clip for Aesthetica standout "True Will." Watch it below and scope some upcoming tour dates from Liturgy, their first major road leg since drummer Greg Fox left the group. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 30, 2012

New Party Systems (Feat. Members Of TVOTR, Liturgy) – “We Are” Video

New Party Systems is a new supergroup, featuring TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone and two current and former members of Liturgy, and their track "We Are" is an honorable attempt at creating an anthem for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The group doesn't show up in the video. Instead, starry-eyed Occupy sympathizers from around… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012

Sleigh Bells Announce Tour, Reign Of Terror Tracklist

On the heels of a recent tease for their new album, Reign Of Terror, Sleigh Bells announced a nine-stop tour in Florida (guitarist Derek E. Miller is a native) alongside Diplo and NYC hard rockers Liturgy. The band also dropped the Reign Of Terror tracklist, which you can check out below. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 7, 2011

GDFX (Liturgy’s Greg Fox) – “LAOQI > TULA” (Stereogum Premiere)

Liturgy's Greg Fox is an amazing drummer, one who showcases an otherworldly serenity, even when destroying his kit. Outside of Liturgy, he's a NYC noise/art-rock staple who's made sounds with Amen Dunes, Teeth Mountain, Guardian Alien, Family Of Love, the Boredoms Boadrum, and the Dan Deacon Ensemble. And many tweets about phở. My favorite… More »

By: brandon / June 30, 2011

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far

Before the quibbling starts: I didn't include YOB's Atma because it isn't out until August. It would be way up there. I've also been listening to Dragged Into Sunlight's Hatred For Mankind quite a bit, but since it has an original release date of '09 before Prosthetic's 2011 reissue, I didn't include that either. More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2011

Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we're at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense to pause and take stock of the best albums of the year so far. There was some science behind the final tally: Each one of us made a list and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2011

“Visions Of American Black Metal”: Liturgy’s Hunter Hunt-Hendrix Responds

If you have any interest in underground metal, black or otherwise, you're aware of the uproar created by Brooklyn quartet Liturgy. Much of the disdain's focused on frontman Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, and what people view as his "pretentious" reading of black metal (American and otherwise). I did the first large-scale interview with Liturgy a… More »

By: brandon / June 20, 2011

Liturgy Aesthethica Premature Evaluation

You probably noticed that we experimented with an Editor's Score for the past few Premature Evaluations. The feedback we received suggested these Stereogum ratings weren't necessary, or necessarily what people liked about PE, so we decided to chop them. We've kept the Stereogum Readers' Rating, though, so you can offer your feedback both via commentsMore »

By: stereogum / April 29, 2011

Portraits Of SXSW 2011

The concluding post on this year's SXSW comes with this, a break from the norm for us and likely for you as well. In addition to identifying the bands we were most excited about at this year's SXSW, and filing our reports from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, we decided… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 22, 2011

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What's the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011

Stereogum/Sacred Bones/Chaos In Tejas Unofficial SXSW Party

We'll be in Austin in a couple weeks. Nobody likes a lazy non-contributor, so we've teamed up with one of our favorite labels Sacred Bones and one of Austin's greatest institutions Chaos In Tejas to present a free all day/night party on Thursday March 17th at Beerland (711 Red River Street). It… More »

By: brandon / February 28, 2011

Liturgy – “High Gold”

"High Gold" is the blistering opening track from Liturgy's second album (and third release) Aesthethica, the followup to 2009's Renihilation. (Full disclosure: I've booked a couple shows with Liturgy -- once with KRIEG, once with Mount Eerie -- and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix contributed to an art project of mine.) The Brooklyn quartet's bee… More »

By: brandon / February 16, 2011

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here's Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW's metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photo… More »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010
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