Liturgy (band)

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Origin Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres Black metal, experimental metal, noise rock, post-metal[1]
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Associated acts Guardian Alien
Members Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
Bernard Gann
Greg Fox
Tyler Dusenbury

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,"[2][3] which is described in a declaration written by Hunt-Hendrix.[4] Hunter cites Swans, Glenn Branca, and Lightning Bolt as influences.[5]

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.[6]

In June 2014, drummer Greg Fox and bassist Tyler Dusenbury rejoined the band.[7]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Hunter Hunt-Hendrix – vocals, guitar
  • Bernard Gann – guitar
  • Greg Fox – drums
  • Tyler Dusenbury – bass guitar



  • Immortal Life 12" (Infinite Limbs, 2008)


Future releases[edit]

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.[8] In June 2014, it was revealed that the band will be releasing a third album in 2015.[7]

References list[edit]

  1. ^ "Liturgy is the future of post-black metal [Via Scion]". MetalSucks. March 16, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lars Gotrich (1 May 2011). "First Listen: Liturgy, 'Aesthethica' : NPR". NPR. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Dale W. Eisinger (4 May 2011). "Brooklyn Thrashers Liturgy Streaming New Album". NBC New York. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Hideous Gnosis - Transcendental Black Metal. Glossator. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Castillo, Arielle (3 March 2011). "Liturgy Push the Boundaries of Black Metal — Top 100 Acts at SXSW 2011". Spinner. 
  6. ^ "SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011". Spin. December 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Minsker, Evan (June 26, 2014). "Liturgy Reunite Quartet Lineup for Tour, Reissue Debut Album Renihilation". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Death to Black Metal Liturgy and Deafheaven's controversial leaders discuss the state of black metal.". Pitchfork Media. January 30, 2012. 

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