LINGUA IGNOTA


Management - Sargent House
Manager: Cathy Pellow
Day-To-Day: Brittany Baker

N. American Booking  - Riverwood Booking
Agent - Adam Pfleider
European Booking - Swamp Booking
Agent: Ricky

North American Press 
Publicist: Stephanie Marlow
 
 
 
 
 
 

LINGUA IGNOTA, the solo project of multidisciplinary artist Kristin Hayter, takes a radical, unflinching approach to themes of violence and vengeance in ways that are moving, brutal, and harrowing. Her music is intentionally situated at specific and strange intersections, incorporating elements of power electronics, death industrial, and black metal alongside baroque classical, spiritual minimalism and folk. Relentless intensity and soaring dramatic arcs are informed by Hayter’s background in classical music, and the major sonic locus of the project is her voice, a dynamic entity that rushes from unhinged screaming to lilting soprano to angular belting. She is notorious for confrontational live performances that can leave an audience breathless or in tears. 

Hayter began classical training at the age of ten with intent to pursue an operatic conservatory track. Instead she developed an interdisciplinary fine arts practice at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She continued with graduate work at Brown University, producing a controversial thesis titled BURN EVERYTHING TRUST NO ONE KILL YOURSELF. LINGUA IGNOTA was born out of this thesis which re-contextualized misogynist content as biblically vitriolic anthems for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. A survivor herself, Hayter seeks to give a singularly aggressive voice to the unheard, silenced, and dismissed. 

Lingua Ignota on surviving abuse // THE GUARDIAN 

full article via The Guardian

 

Lingua Ignota is swinging a pair of bright-white lights from her arms and screaming on the floor of the London venue Electrowerkz. Her intense industrial electronics and guttural growls startle the crowd; when she breaks into her haunted cover of Jolene, they are stunned into silence. “I want people to have to deal with me in a way that they don’t usually have to deal with someone on a stage,” she says later. “Nobody really expects to be the subject of someone else’s concert.” 

Lingua Ignota, AKA Kristin Hayter, is a survivor of abuse who calls her hybrids of folk, spiritual, industrial and metal music “survivor anthems”. Two years ago, the Rhode-Island-based musician self-released an album called All Bitches Die. Its emotional rawness – all anguished howling and spitting fury – paired with moments of melodic beauty give it an extraordinary power. She is unflinching in her descriptions of violence (“He beat me till my teeth were scattered / Like pearls across the red, red ground”) and her hunger for revenge (“I repay evil with evil”).

Extreme music is overdue a reckoning with misogyny and violence – Hayter says one of her abusers was “a very powerful noise musician in the Providence community” – making her use of heavy music as a tool for catharsis even more remarkable. “A lot of my work comes out of extreme music and heavy music that’s in a misogynist context,” she says. “I’m trying to re-contextualise that phallocentric format for people who need it.”

Lingua Ignota Interview // Create and Destroy Podcast 

Interview via Create and Destroy Podcast

Adhering to the tropes of certain musical genres is not something that appeals to Lingua Ignota’s Kristin Hayter. In fact, Kristin’s hopes with Lingua Ignota it to create a genre of music that is in a realm of its own. By integrating elements of metal, noise, industrial, and classical into her music, Lingua Ignota obliterates its listeners, pounds away at them, all while exploring themes of torment, abuse, and the wrath of an ever-present and vengeful god. Dan sat down with Kristin to discuss her music, her recent tour in Europe with Amenra, religion, and the weird ass noise that peacocks make. 

LINGUA IGNOTA INTERVIEW ON NINE INCH NAILS ‘DOWNWARD SPIRAL’ // REVOLVER 

Full feature via REVOLVER

When Nine Inch Nails released their second full-length album, The Downward Spiral, on March 8th, 1994, it immediately sent shock waves through the alternative music scene with its bold concept (Trent Reznor's dark examination of obsession, suffering and self-destruction) and even bolder industrial-rock sound and expert songcraft. Not long after, thanks to inimitable singles like "Closer," the album became a surprise mainstream hit and against all odds now ranks as one of the decade's most commercially successful albums, as well as one of its most artistically enduring. On the eve of The Downward Spiral's 25th birthday, we asked some of our favorite contemporary musicians to talk about their experiences with this pivotal record.

Below, Lingua Ignota mastermind Kristin Hayter explains why Downward represents “an era of crushing pubescent defeat, self-loathing, unstoppable acne, braces” and how Trent Reznor’s complex architectural compositions influenced her own creativity.

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Lingua Ignota Featured on Playlist by Nick Sadler of Daughters // self-titled magazine 

LINGUA IGNOTA – THAT HE MAY NOT RISE AGAIN

Starting off with Lingua Ignota, because I think above all, this music may have had the most impact on me during our off-years. These two Lingua Ignota releases—All Bitches Die and Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him—are incredible and while there may be music for you to compare them to, I am fairly certain these are one-of-a-kind creations. Do not listen in haste; put aside time to let these albums sink in, and prepare for something emotionally demanding. Really looking forward to their next release.

Full feature via self-titled

Lingua Ignota Announces EU Tour with Author & Punisher 

Lingua Ignota has announced European tour dates with Author & Punisher after dates in Germany with Amenra.

with Amenra & E-L-R ‪
FEB 15 Hamburg, DE @ Knust ‬(sold out)
‪FEB 16 Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg ‪(sold out)
FEB 17 Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturzentrum Schlachthof ‪(sold out)
FEB 18 Dortmund, DE @ Junkyard (sold out)

With Author & Punisher 
APR 02 Berlin, DE @ Kantine Berghain 
APR 03 Malmo, SE @ Plan B 
APR 04 Gothenborg, SE @ Musikens Hus 
APR 05 Aarhus, DK @ Royal Metal Fest 
APR 06 Aalborg, DK @ Studenterhuset 
APR 08 Antwerp, BE @ Trix 
APR 09 London, UK @ Electrowerkz 
APR 11 Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival * 
APR 14 Lille, FR @ Aeronoef 
APR 15 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur 
APR 16 Bordeaux, FR @ I-Boat 
APR 17 Montpellier , FR @ The Black Sheep 
APR 18 Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn 
APR 19 Milano, IT @ Santeria 
APR 20 Ljubljana, SI @ Club Gromka 
APR 22 Prague, CZ @ Cross Club 
APR 23 Wroclaw, PL @ DK Luksus 
APR 24 Warsaw, PL @ Poglos 
APR 25 Kosike, SK @ Tabačka Kulturfabrik 
APR 26 Trnava, SK @ Malý Berlín 
APR 27 Krems, AT @ Donau Festival *

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Lingua Ignota featured on "45 Most Anticipated Albums of 2019" // Revolver 

Kristin Hayter, a.k.a. Lingua Ignota, is not out to entertain. Her 2017 EP All Bitches Die is uneasy listening at its finest — an exorcism of extreme sounds and feeling that's been described as "liturgical power electronics, operatic brutalism, beautified death industrial, 'Girl Swans'" — and her live performances are often physically injurious and always emotionally grueling. How much of herself will she sacrifice for her next record? Enough that we won't be able to look away.

full article via RevolverMag: here

Daughters' Alexis Marshall Picks Lingua Ignota as 2018 Highlight // Revolver 

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Full article via Revolver Magazine 

Singer Alexis Marshall and his band certainly made their mark on 2018, and 2018 made an impression him, too. We asked the Daughters frontman to share some of the highlights from the past 11 months and counting. Below is what he offered up.

Lingua Ignota Live

Kristen [Hayter, a.k.a. Lingua Ignota] is doing something truly important in music. Her live sets are ripe with vulnerability and compassion – terror and anxiety. Her commitment to art and the emotional and physical cost her own performances demand of her, is precisely how it should be done.

German Tour with Amenra February 2019 

Lingua Ignota will be joining Amenra and E-L-R for shows in Germany. 

Feb 15 - Hamburg - Knust 
Feb 16 - Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Feb 17 - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof 
Feb 18 - Dortmund - Junkyard