Liturgy announce a new epic double album “93696” for release on March 24th, 2023. The album’s title track “93696” and their mini album “As the Blood of God Bursts the Veins of Time” are out now. The mini-album is all new material featuring “93”, “36” and “696”, a three-movement alternative take on the new album’s title track, as well as “संसार”.
Both “93696” and “संसार” tease the group’s new direction, as well as remind us of the power of this acclaimed band of guitarist and vocalist Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix, guitarist Mario Miron, bassist Tia Vincent-Clark and drummer Leo Didkovsky.
Order Liturgy’s “As the Blood of God Bursts the Veins of Time from Thrill Jockey” here.
Album title track “93696” is a 15-minute through-composed epic, whose dynamics are in constant flux, coloured with delicate twinkling bells and measured piano, a surprising counterpoint to the band’s usual chaotic, progressive rhythms. Didkovsky’s dexterity and precision behind the kit drives the ensemble’s ferocity and infectious groove in equal measure. Miron’s guitar twirls in dizzying countermelodies to Hunt-Hendrix’s squall as Vincent-Clark’s roaring bass tethers the quartet’s intricate rhythm framework to their melodicism.
Stream “93696” below.
1. Daily Bread
4. Angel of Sovereignty
5. Haelegen II
6. Before I Knew the Truth
7. Angel of Hierarchy
8. Red Crown II
9. Angel of Emancipation
12. Haelegen II (Reprise)
13. Angel of Individuation
14. Antigone II
15. Immortal Life II
Liturgy obliterates the traditional definition of a rock band. Founded by Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix, Liturgy is a part of a shared discipline of composition, art, and philosophy that thrives on exploring the spaces between. As an ever-evolving practice Hunt-Hendrix has incorporated elements of black metal, art rock, opera, and trap production into the musical language of Liturgy while engaging with transcendental, theological and eschatological theory through lectures series’ and art installations. A profound sense of yearning and emotional depth weaves through the Liturgy’s dense layers and anchors the project’s increasingly complex and innovative work. “93696” is the purest synthesis of the diversity of Liturgy, a sprawling and monumental double album exploring religion, cosmic love, the feminine, and metamorphosis while manifesting the ecstatic with breathtaking grandeur.
Liturgy start a run of European Shows on October 6th, including a show alongside Lingua Ignota, and will be touring the U.S. this winter with Elizabeth Colour Wheel and Infant Island. Full list of dates below.
European Tour Dates 2022:
Oct. 6 – Amsterdam, NL – OT301
Oct. 7 – Paris, FR – Les Instants Chavires
Oct. 8 – Bristol, UK – Strange Brew
Oct. 9 – London, UK – 229
Oct. 11 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
Oct. 13 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique (w/ Lingua Ignota)
North American Tour Dates 2022:
Dec. 7 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery ^
Dec. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
Dec. 9 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups ^
Dec. 10 – Chicago, IL – Reggies – Peace Simulation Festival ^
Dec. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme ^
Dec. 13 – Toronto, ON – Garrison ^
Dec. 14 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB ^
Dec. 15 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs ^
Dec. 16 – Portland, ME – The Space ^
Dec. 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus ^
^ (w/ Elizabeth Colour Wheel and Infant Island)
Feb. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Subterranean Dissonance Fest (tickets)