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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. O… More »

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 »

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 couple of… More »

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Liturgy – “Quetzalcoatl” Video

Brooklyn metal boundary-crushers Liturgy released their epic and decidedly experimental album The Ark Work last month, and today, they've unveiled their video for the early…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Stream Liturgy The Ark Work

The Brooklyn band Liturgy made their name as black-metal experimentalists, starting fights in the metal underground by using the music to strive for bright transcendence…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Liturgy – “Reign Array”

Brooklyn's Liturgy have a rep for being black metal experimenters, but their forthcoming album The Ark Work isn't really a metal album at all. Instead,…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 12:53 pm

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.
Michael Nelson | January 20, 2015 - 2:06 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | April 30, 2013 - 1:22 pm

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.
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 9:19 am

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 25, 2013 - 12:35 pm

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…
Michael Nelson | August 28, 2012 - 1:53 pm

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,…
Corban Goble | July 15, 2012 - 2:06 pm

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…
Corban Goble | January 30, 2012 - 5:28 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2012 - 1:06 pm

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.
Corban Goble | December 7, 2011 - 1:46 pm

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…
brandon | June 30, 2011 - 10:05 am

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
stereogum | April 29, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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 additio…
Amrit Singh | March 22, 2011 - 5:42 pm

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 i…
Stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am