Published Sep 05, 2019Four years removed from releasing The Ark Work, Liturgy have returned with a new song.
The black metal outfit have shared an eight-minute track dubbed "God of Love," and you can hear it in the player below.
Liturgy have also announced a run of tour dates alongside the new track, all of which take place in the United States. Following a show in Brooklyn tomorrow night (September 6), the band will tour the West Coast in November.
The November dates include the West Coast premiere of bandleader Hunter Hunt-Hendrix's opera Origin of the Alimonies, for which you'll also find a trailer below.
An abstract for the ambitious project reads as follows:
The opera, Origin of the Alimonies, collides metal, classical, and trap music, in a meditation on the origin of all things. It follows OIOION and SHEYMN, a pair of divine beings whose thwarted love tears a wound from which civilization is generated, producing the Four Alimonies of the intelligible universe and the task of collective emancipation. This performance is the prologue to a multi-part opera cycle titled OIOION featuring video, choreographed movement and a twenty-piece amplified chamber orchestra comprising Liturgy and the Sonic Boom ensemble.
The Los Angeles production is said to feature "almost two dozen collaborators," while an even larger, full-scale presentation is currently in development.
09/06 Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel #
11/09 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
11/10 Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon
11/16 Los Angeles, CA - REDCAT $
11/17 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
11/19 Portland, OR - Paris Theater
11/20 Seattle, WA - Highline
# with Deli Girls, Child Abuse, Sadaf, TBHQ
$ West Coast debut of Origin of the Alimonies