LITURGY Kick Off U.S. Tour Today

NYC’s transcendental black metal artists LITURGY kick off their month and a half long U.S. tour today in Pittsburgh. The band will play this weekend’s Scion Rock Fest alongside Pelican, Shrinebuilder and more, then blast their way south towards this year’s SXSW in Austin where they’re confirmed to play four full showcases throughout the week’s festivities. The band will also hit Bro Fest in Dallas alongside Rwake, White Mice and more, as well as MtyMx festival in Monterrey, Mexico alongside Dan Deacon, Andrew W.K., Acid Mother’s Temple and countless others.

3/11/2010 Garfield Arts – Pittsburgh, PA
3/13/2010 Scion Rock Fest – Columbus, OH w/ Voivod, Cannibal Corpse, Pelican, Shrinebuilder + tons more
3/14/2010 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/15/2010 The Mopery – Chicago, IL w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/16/2010 Camp Concentration – St. Louis, MO w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/17/2010 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/18/2010 House of Tinnitus – Denton, TX w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/19/2010 Encore – Austin, TX | SXSW @ WFMU/Aquarius showcase w/ Iron Man, Speedwolf
3/19/2010 Headhunter’s – Austin, TX | SXSW @ 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore showcase w/ White Mice, Salome, Yakuza +more
3/19/2010 Encore – Austin, TX | SXSW @ WFMU/Aquarius showcase w/ Iron Man, Shit And Shine, Speedwolf +more
3/20/2010 Red 7 – Austin, TX | SXSW @ Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ Priestess, Gates, Nebula, Naam
3/21/2010 Bro Fest – Dallas, TX w/ White Mice, Withered, Rwake
3/22/2010 MtyMx Festival – Monterrey, Mexio w/ Dan Deacon, Andrew WK, Acid Mothers Temple
3/24/2010 Rogue – Fayetteville, AR
3/27/2010 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN w/ Terry Riley, Gang Gang Dance, The Ex
3/28/2010 *TBA – Hickory NC
3/30/2010 Berkley Cafe – Raleigh, NC
3/31/2010 The Triple – Richmond, VA
4/01/2010 The Talking Head – Baltimore, MD
4/16/2010 Shea Stadium – Brooklyn, NY w/ White Mice + TBA
4/17/2010 Bard College – Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
4/25/2010 WBAR-B-Q @ Columbia University – New York, NY w/ Cold Cave, Jana Hunter, Blues Control

LITURGY’s debut full-length Renihilation was released in late 2009 by 20 Buck Spin. The album was recorded and mastered at the Thousands Caves Of Menegroth with Colin Marston of Krallice at the helm.

“…New York’s premier metal band…”
– New York Press

“Liturgy are the first black metal band that truly embodies the ghosts of New York. They play metal like it’s a minimalist downtown art/life/religion project in the tradition of dronemasters Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham and La Monte Young’s Dream Syndicate.” – The Village Voice

“Here swirls of raw, ethereal guitar noise life like a blinding snowstorm, and remain suspended in mid-air, somewhere between earth and the higher realm, like Liturgy are looking for light.” –

“If it weren’t for the relentless drums and the growling and screaming, these cyclical guitar riffs could easily be music for meditation.” – All Music Guide