Liturgy at Death By Audio (more by Jesse Lindmar)
Loved by some and love-to-be-hated by others (but isn't that how the great ones are treated?), Brooklyn "trancendental black metal" crew Liturgy are preparing to release their new LP Aesthethica for new label Thrill Jockey on May 10th. Download a pair of tracks above. Stream them below.
The band is currently in Europe to play a string of dates that include Roadburn this weekend, but will return to the US to play a Record Release show at Knitting Factory on June 2nd. Tickets are on sale.
The show isn't the only upcoming Liturgy NYC date though, as they'll join White Ring & Terrence Hannum (Locrian) to play new bar/venue Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint) on May 6th.
"Finally, Greenpoint has a real fucking ROCK BAR!" declare the owners of Saint Vitus, the new 2,500 square foot bar, eatery and venue opening in Greenpoint next week. Owned by a group of guys who've been behind the bar at places like Bar Matchless, Lil Frankies and No. 7, Saint Vitus (named for a Black Sabbath song that is itself named for the nervous system disorder) was a social club, then a plumbing school in a past life...Scurti plays in Primitive Weapons, who will also play Saint Vitus on May 13th with Goes Cube, Descender and Iron Tides as part of a string of dates for Goes Cube.
"All three of us are musicians, so we designed this place to be a musician's dream," co-owner Justin Scurti tells us. "It's not too big, not too small, and we built it to our specifications for the best sound and stage set-up." Scurti says he plans to book everything from "good country music to black metal." -[Gothamist]
Locrian released one of my favorite LPs of 2010, and have released a new collaborative song with Horseback called "The Gift" which appears on a Utech sampler in celebration of the forthcoming Utech Festival on 6/11 in Milwaukee (where both bands will share a bill with Mamiffer, House of Low Culture, James Plotkin, and many other notables). "The Gift" will also appear on their forthcoming collaborative EP (!) New Dominions due on Utech. Locrian & Horseback also recently collaborated on a split 7" for Turgid Animal (disappearing fast!) and you can hear Horseback's contribution, "Oblivion Eaters" streaming below.
All tour dates, song streams, and a highly controversial video conducted with Liturgy is below.
Horseback - "Oblivion Eaters"
Selections from Liturgy - Aesthethica
Scion Rock Fest 2010: Liturgy Interview
Liturgy at Silent Barn, 1/14/11
LITURGY - 2011 TOUR DATES
Apr 14 dB's Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Apr 15 OCCII Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Apr 16 Roadburn Festival Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
Apr 18 Buffalo Bar Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 19 CAMP London, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 20 Hector's House Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 21 Exhaus Trier, GERMANY
Apr 22 Impetus Festival Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Apr 23 Dudefest Karlsruhe, GERMANY
Apr 25 AJZ Bielefeld, GERMANY
Apr 26 Stadtgarten Club Ehrfurt, GERMANY
Apr 27 Levee Berlin, GERMANY
Apr 28 Atlantis Kino Munich, GERMANY
Apr 29 Donau Festival Krems, AUSTRIA
May 06 Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 02 Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY