LINGUA IGNOTA

Management - Sargent House
Manager: Cathy Pellow

N. American Booking  - Riverwood Booking
Agent - Adam Pfleider

European Booking - Swamp Booking
Agent: Ricky

North American Press 
Publicist: Stephanie Marlow

European Press - Rarely Unable
Publicist: Lauren Barley
 

US STORE // EU STORE

CALIGULA”, the new album from LINGUA IGNOTA set for release on July 19th on CD/2xLP/Digital through Profound Lore Records, takes the vision of Kristin Hayter’s vessel to a new level of grandeur, her purging and vengeful audial vision going beyond anything preceding it and reaching a new unparalleled sonic plane within her oeuvre.

Succeeding her “All Bitches Die” EP, “CALIGULA” sees Hayter design her most ambitious work to date, displaying the full force of her talent as a vocalist, composer, and storyteller. Vast in scope and multivalent in its influences, with delivery nothing short of demonic, “CALIGULA” is an outsider’s opera; magnificent, hideous, and raw. Eschewing and disavowing genre altogether, Hayter builds her own world. Here she fully embodies the moniker Lingua Ignota, from the German mystic Hildegard of Bingen, meaning “unknown language” — this music has no home, any precedent or comparison could only be uneasily given, and there is nothing else like it in our contemporary realm.

LINGUA IGNOTA has always taken a radical, unflinching approach to themes of violence and vengeance, and “CALIGULA” builds on the transformation of the survivor at the core of this narrative. “CALIGULA” embraces the darkness that closes in, sharpens itself with the cruelty it has been subjected to, betrays as it has been betrayed. It is wrath unleashed, scathing, a caustic blood-letting: “Let them hate me so long as they fear me,” Hayter snarls in a voice that ricochets from chilling raw power to agonizing vulnerability. Whilst “CALIGULA” is unapologetically personal and critically self-aware, there are broader themes explored; the decadence, corruption, depravity and senseless violence of emperor Caligula is well documented and yet still permeates today. Brimming with references and sly jabs, Hayter’s sardonic commentary on abuse of power and invalidation is deftly woven. 
 
Working closely with Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Hayter strips away much of the industrial and electronic elements of her previous work, approaching instead the corporeal intensity and intimate menace of her notorious live performances, achieved with unconventional recording techniques and sound sources, as well as a full arsenal of live instrumentation and collaborators including harsh noise master Sam McKinlay (THE RITA), visceral drummer Lee Buford (The Body) and frenetic percussionist Ted Byrnes (Cackle Car, Wood & Metal), with guest vocals from Dylan Walker (Full of Hell), Mike Berdan (Uniform), and Noraa Kaplan (Visibilities). “CALIGULA” is a massive work, a multi-layered epic that gives voice and space to that which has been silenced and cut out.

Headlining 2019 East Coast Tour Announced 

Lingua Ignota has announced a string of headlining East Coast dates for this September. Tickets HERE

Sep 09 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle 
Sep 10 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx 
Sep 11 Toronto, ON @ Baby G 
Sep 12 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola 
Sep 13 Providence, RI @ The Columbus Theater w/ The Body
Sep 14 Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape 
Sep 15 Brooklyn, NY @ Public Records 
Sep 17 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilMOCA 

Nov 08 Austin, TX @ Levitation 

"Butcher of the World" 6 Best New Songs Out Right Now // Revolver 


Lingua Ignota - "Butcher of the World" 
It's hard to categorize exactly what Lingua Ignota, a.k.a. Kristin Hayter, does in her music. But one thing's for sure: it's always a wild ride. On her latest single, "Butcher of the World," Hayter marries completely disparate sounds, styles and musical elements into one strikingly weird new form. It opens with a film score kind of overture with her voice shrieking some incredibly harsh lines as a counterpoint. As the song progresses, she introduces operatic vocals to the mix, which take this extremely unsettling — and utterly transfixing — track to a whole new level. It's a total experience.

 

read the full article via Revolver here

Lingua Ignota Shares ‘Butcher of the World’ + Announces New LP  

via The Quietus

LINGUA IGNOTA has announced a new album, CALIGULA, to be released by Profound Lore on July 19. You can listen to the lead track 'BUTCHER OF THE WORLD' here

Kristin Hayter follows up two self-released albums from 2017 (Let The Evil Of His Own Lips Cover Him and All Bitches Die) with another foray into her own sound composed from noise, black metal, modern composition and opera (although with less of an industrial influence than early work). It's a dizzying and pulverising assault that bears some of the same hallmarks as such tQ favourites as Gnaw Their Tongues and The Body.

The album features more live instrumentation from a band of collaborators that includes Sam McKinlay (THE RITA), drummer Lee Buford (The Body) and percussionist Ted Byrnes (Cackle Car, Wood & Metal), with guest vocals from Dylan Walker (Full of Hell), Mike Berdan (Uniform), and Noraa Kaplan (Visibilities).

CALIGULA can be pre-ordered here. 
US: hellomerch.com/collections/lingua-ignota 
EU: https://evilgreed.net/collections/lingua-ignota 
or Label: https://profoundlorerecords.com/linguaignota/