In our Wednesday morning reading: revisiting a classic album from The Cramps, preparing for Game of Totes, talking schvitzes with Liturgy, and more.
Our editors weekly roundup of what they’re consuming. Tobias Carroll And so: headed to Asbury Park this past weekend for the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. Had a fine time; saw amazing sets from Factory Floor and Swans and Portishead and Public Enemy; saw Jeff Mangum plan a stellar Daniel Johnston cover and Matt Sweeney join Bonnie “Prince” Billy on stage for a stunning version of “Beast for Thee.” I also did some reading.
Written By Matthew Caron Conducted at Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn NY Hunter Hunt-Hendrix is the songwriter behind Liturgy, a Brooklyn-based black metal group that doesn’t much resemble what most people think of when they think of black metal, if they are aware of the genre at all. This is because Liturgy are forging new ground in a mode Hunter refers to as Transcendental Black Metal, which dispenses with the nihilism and free-floating hate of Scandinavian black metal in favor […]
I just want to point out that I’ve seen Liturgy, and I really like Liturgy. In the spirit of my obsession with literary references in metal and liking of Liturgy, I present to you the press release for my favorite metal band in Brooklyn. NYC’s transcendental black metal artists LITURGY kick off their month and a half long U.S. tour today in Pittsburgh. The band will play this weekend’s Scion Rock Fest alongside Pelican, Shrinebuilder and more, then blast their way […]