As a gothy, outré, vocal powerhouse, Lingua Ignota has gotten her fair share of comparisons to Diamanda Galas, and she is indeed in the lineage of artists that Galas helped paved the way for, but she is very much a force of her own. She sings in a theatrical, dark-cabaret kind of way one minute, but then lets out shrieks as harsh and blood-curling as any noise, industrial, or black metal band the next. All the while, the instrumentation sounds straight out of the score of a horror film. The songs sound clearly inspired by theater and film, and the imagery in her lyrics is vivid enough to make you feel like you’re getting the full cinematic experience even without any actual visuals. [Notable Releases 7/19]

Kristin Hayter released her excellent new album as Lingua Ignota, Caligula, last month; stream it in full below, find part of our review above, and read an interview with Kristin over on Invisible Oranges. As mentioned, she's going on tour in support of it starting in September, including a show at new Gowanus, Brooklyn venue Public Records on September 15. That's now sold out, so she's added a second Brooklyn date, a late show at Saint Vitus on September 18. Tickets to Vitus are on sale now.

Lingua Ignota's tour also include a sets Basilica Soundscape in Hudson NY, Levitation in Austin, dates opening for Daughters on the West Coast, and more; see them all below.

Lingua Ignota: 2019 Tour
Mon, SEP 9 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Tue, SEP 10 Deluxx Fluxx Detroit, MI
Wed, SEP 11 The Baby G Toronto, Canada
Thu, SEP 12 La Vitrola Montreal, Canada
Fri, SEP 13 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
Sat, SEP 14 Basilica Soundscape Sept 13-15 Ardsley-on-hudson, NY
Sun, SEP 15 Public Records Brooklyn, NY
Tue, SEP 17 PhilaMOCA Philadelphia, PA
Wed, SEP 18 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Thu, SEP 26 Centre Tour à Plomb Bruxelles, Belgium
Fri, SEP 27 Flemish Cultural Center de Brakke Grond Nieuw-amsterdam, Netherlands
Sat, SEP 28 Paradiso Kleine Zaal Nieuw-amsterdam, Netherlands
Mon, SEP 30 Oslo House London, United Kingdom
Tue, OCT 1 Yes Manchester, United Kingdom
Wed, OCT 2 Rough Trade Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom
Fri, OCT 4 LA MALTERIE Marquette-lez-lille, France
Sat, OCT 5 Soulcrusher Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sun, OCT 6 Urban Spree Berlin, Germany
Mon, OCT 7 Krakow Unsound Festival Krakow, Poland
Tue, OCT 8 Klub 007 Prague, Czech Republic
Thu, OCT 10 Collosseum Kosice, Slovakia
Fri, OCT 11 LARM Budapest, Hungary
Sat, OCT 12 Rhiz Vienna, Austria
Sun, OCT 13 Mørtelwerk Leipzig-thekla, Germany
Mon, OCT 14 Forum Mannheim Mannheim, Germany
Wed, OCT 16 Macao Milano, Italy
Fri, OCT 18 Raymond Bar Clermont Ferrand, France
Sat, OCT 19 Espace B Paris, France
Sun, OCT 20 CC De Steiger Menen Menen, Belgium
Fri, NOV 8 Levitation Austin, TX
Sat, NOV 23 Gadi's Showroom Yucca Valley, CA
Mon, NOV 25 Zebulon Los Angeles, CA
Tue, NOV 26 Bottom Of the Hill San Francisco, CA
Sat, NOV 30 Neumos Seattle, WA
Sun, DEC 1 Rickshaw Vancouver, Canada
Mon, DEC 2 Star Theater Portland, OR

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