Liturgy transcends the traditional parameters of what constitutes 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. Liturgy's signature use
of rhythmic complexity and repetition are exponentially amplified
to maximalist proportions on 93696. Along with guitarist Mario
Miron, bassist Tia Vincent-Clark, and drummer Leo Didkovsky,
Hunt-Hendrix utilizes Liturgy's past ruminations on burst beats and
circuitous phrases as colors to paint rich murals that overwhelm
and invigorate the senses. 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 is the project of Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix, whose yearning, energetic "transcendental black metal" exists in the space between
metal, art music and sacred ritual. Its current lineup features Mario
Miron (guitar), Tia Vincent-Clark (bass) and Leo Didkovsky (drums).
Celebrated for their fusion of sincere emotion, compositional
complexity, stylistic innovation and intense live energy, the band
is simultaneously a medium and platform for drama and theology.
It was founded in the context of Brooklyn DIY as a solo project
by Hunt-Hendrix in 2005 while she was studying philosophy and classical composition at Columbia. After expanding to a quartet
they made waves globally with their 2011 sophomore album
Aesthethica for introducing the style of Scandinavian black metal
into the world of experimental art rock. Their ambitious 2015 album
The Ark Work was controversial for its incorporation of IDM and
trap production into their musical language. In fall 2019 released
their highly acclaimed fourth studio album H.A.Q.Q., which is tied
to an ongoing philosophical YouTube lecture series. Their fifth studio
album Origin of the Alimonies, an opera composed alongside a film created by Hunt-Hendrix, was released in November 2020.