Beneath the glitter and gold of LINGUA IGNOTA's Caligula lies a fragmented being torn asunder by the demons of man himself. Though this defies the perception one may get from initial observation of the album cover, it is a representation of the front many put up to conceal the pain and suffering underneath. The album's ability to resonate with many across the globe is an indication of where and who we are in contemporary society, highlighting the critical issues happening amongst us. Caligula may not tell you what you want to hear, but it'll tell you what you need to hear.
Lingua Ignota shows are selling out – a second headlining Brooklyn show has been added Sep 18th due to popular demand. Tickets for West Coast dates with Daughters are on sale now a linguaignota.net/shows
Chicago’s Russian Circles, comprised of guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz, and bassist Brian Cook, dropped Blood Year through Sargent House on Aug. 2.
Ahead of the new album, the instrumental trio released “Arluck,” a song with intricate and dissonant hooks, search-and-destroy drumbeats, and aggressive basslines. The single is a technically impressive banger that alternates between moments of tranquility and broadly powerful episodes.
Over the past decade, an influx of singer-songwriters has been infiltrating the metal world and reinventing the idea of what constitutes heavy music.
Artists like Chelsea Wolfe, Emma Ruth Rundle, A.A. Williams and Louise Lemón, not to mention Marissa Nadler, Anna von Hausswolff and Nicole Sabouné, are all embracing darkness in a raw, visceral way, pushing boundaries of genre and style.
Another stunning example of Brutus live - check out "Sugar Dragon" and "Fire" filmed at their sold out show in Ghent Belgium. Don't miss them when they come to play for the first time in America... Tickets: wearebrutus.com
Musician Kristin Hayter, best known as Lingua Ignota, on how her music and live performances help her exorcize trauma, reframing genre tropes to create something entirely new, and what she got out of art school.
UK Tour AUG 08 Dublin, IRE @ Button Factory * AUG 09 Galway IRE @ Roisin Dubh * AUG 10 Belfast N-IRE @ Limelight 2 * AUG 12 Glasgow, SCO @ G2 + AUG 13 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla + AUG 14 London, UK @ Earth + AUG 16 Bristol, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival w/ No Spill Blood * w/ A.A. Williams +
On her 2018 debut All Bitches Die, Kristin Hayter, aka Lingua Ignota, introduced a truly abrasive blend of opera, neoclassical darkwave, and death industrial. From deep croons over thumping pianos to piercing screams over distorted noise-scapes, her first album covered the entire spectrum of dismality. Even more, this melodramatic hybrid was not a cheap aesthetic gimmick but rather a necessary vehicle. For, Hayter's lyrics deeply engages with the many enduring traumas that come from misogyny and domestic abuse.