|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Guardian Alien|
Liturgy is an American black metal band from Brooklyn, New York. The band features Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (vocals, guitar), Bernard Gann (guitar), Greg Fox (drums) and Tyler Dusenbury (bass). The band describes its style as "transcendental black metal," which is described in a declaration written by Hunt-Hendrix. Hunter cites Swans, Glenn Branca, and Lightning Bolt as influences.
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's second album, Aesthethica, was released in May 2011 by Thrill Jockey, and was ranked as number 26 on Spin's 50 Best Albums of 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.
- Current members
- Hunter Hunt-Hendrix – vocals, guitar
- Bernard Gann – guitar
- Greg Fox – drums
- Tyler Dusenbury – bass guitar
- Renihilation (20 Buck Spin, 2009)
- Aesthethica (Thrill Jockey, 2011)
- The Ark Work (Thrill Jockey, 2015)
- Immortal Life 12" (Infinite Limbs, 2008)
- "Split LP with Oval" (Thrill Jockey, 2011)
- ""Quetzalcoatl"" (Thrill Jockey, 2015)
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- "SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011". Spin. December 12, 2011.
- "Death to Black Metal Liturgy and Deafheaven's controversial leaders discuss the state of black metal.". Pitchfork Media. January 30, 2012.
- Minsker, Evan (June 26, 2014). "Liturgy Reunite Quartet Lineup for Tour, Reissue Debut Album Renihilation". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
- Transcendental Black Metal theory paper by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix presented at Black Metal Theory Symposium I: Hideous Gnosis