Liturgy have announced their first run of live dates for 2015 today with the band playing shows along the East Coast and through to Chicago in April. It will be the first time US audiences will be able to hear songs from the highly anticipated The Ark Work, which is due out on Thrill Jockey March 24th.
Last week NPR premiered the first track from the album "Quetzalcoatl" writing ""Quetzalcoatl" is a good representation of where Liturgy stands in 2015: Hunt-Hendrix has ditched shrieks in favor of chants that channel, well, Orthodox liturgical singing. Bassist Tyler Dusenbury and drummer Greg Fox (Zs, Guardian Alien) have returned to the fold, but at times, The Ark Work feels like it was composed with a drum machine in mind; it's rigorous and detached, even as Fox thwacks "Quetzalcoatl" wide open with gunshot snares. Then there are the purposefully fake-sounding MIDI strings, which soar like the climax to The Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight," heightening Hunt-Hendrix's ecstatic guitar shred. It's anything but black metal, which just might be the point."
Ad Hoc also reviewed the track, telling us "...it seems Liturgy is invoking a chaos-magic-inspired cyber-shamanism rather than Black Metal's strictly dark pagan mysticism."
Liturgy will be announcing more US dates shortly, watch this space for details.
US Tour Dates
04.02.15 - DC9 - Washington, DC
04.03.15 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
04.04.15 - Kings - Raleigh, NC
04.05.15 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
04.07.15 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
04.08.15 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
04.09.15 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
04.10.15 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
04.11.15 - Dionysus Disco at Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH
04.15.15 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
06.20.15 - Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B. - Montreal, QC
06.21.15 - Great Scott - Allston, MA