|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Black metal, experimental metal, noise rock, post-metal|
|Associated acts||Guardian Alien|
Liturgy is an American black metal band from Brooklyn, New York. Originally the solo project of Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, the band expanded to a four piece in 2008, after the release of the 12" Immortal Life, which was followed in 2009 with their debut album Renihilation. The group calls its style "transcendental black metal", which is described in a declaration written by Hunt-Hendrix. Hunter cites Swans, Glenn Branca, and Lightning Bolt as influences.
The group's front man, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, is the grandchild of Texas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt. Adjusted for inflation, H.L. Hunt was worth approximately $4.7 billion when he died. It is unknown as to how much was inherited by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix. His parents, Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, both have doctorate degrees. They make a living writing self-help books together.
In June 2014, drummer Greg Fox and bassist Tyler Dusenbury rejoined the band.
- Current members
- Hunter Hunt-Hendrix – vocals, guitar
- Bernard Gann – guitar
- Greg Fox – drums
- Tyler Dusenbury – bass guitar
- Immortal Life 12" (Infinite Limbs, 2008)
- Renihilation (20 Buck Spin, 2009)
- "Split LP with Oval" (Thrill Jockey), 2011
- Aesthethica (Thrill Jockey, 2011)
In a 2012 interview with Pitchfork Media, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix expressed his desire to move away from black metal on future releases in order to avoid "self-imitation", noting that Aesthethica's recognition "turns it into safe territory." He suggests that the next release could include bells or a focus on electronics. In June 2014, it was revealed that the band will be releasing a third album in 2015.
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- Lars Gotrich (1 May 2011). "First Listen: Liturgy, 'Aesthethica' : NPR". NPR. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
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- Hideous Gnosis - Transcendental Black Metal. Glossator. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
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- "SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011". Spin. December 12, 2011.
- Minsker, Evan (June 26, 2014). "Liturgy Reunite Quartet Lineup for Tour, Reissue Debut Album Renihilation". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
- "Death to Black Metal Liturgy and Deafheaven's controversial leaders discuss the state of black metal.". Pitchfork Media. January 30, 2012.
- Transcendental Black Metal theory paper by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix presented at Black Metal Theory Symposium I: Hideous Gnosis
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