I love a good onslaught of heavy just as much as the next metal head, but since I love music in so many forms, I really appreciate a festival that brings together artists from all over the genre map. So I am drooling over the LEVITATION 2019 bill, happening this
There are very few artists whose music can reach into my chest like an 80s movie shaman and pull my beating, bleeding heart out of it. I have yet to witness LINGUA IGNOTA live, but just watching this full set has me in tears; my whole body in chills; my
Musician, composer, artist and survivor are just a few words you can use to describe Kristin Hayter. Performing under the name Lingua Ignota, she creates a live show which has been unanimously described as an exorcism. Her mix of choral, black metal, industrial, classical and doom metal makes for an
A lineup like this is a must-see. Local noise/experimental composer Jasper Den Hartigh. Doom/sludge/grunge masters Thou. Neo-classical industrial goddess Lingua Ignota. Prolific doom/noise duo The Body. In typical “summer in New Orleans” fashion, the hot and humid atmosphere perfectly echoed the sounds created in Gasa Gasa. Den Hartigh, formerly of
Text and Photos: Charles Nickles So, remember how I was going to take a break from heavy after Texas? You know, kick the doom-wah-diddy for a minute and let my mind go soft and breezy with major chords and clean singing because three days of terror is too much for
Photos & Text by Charles Nickles Sometimes, you’ve got to kick it with the nihilists. Throw that Judeo-Christian compass straight into the trash and burn it for the billions (dead and gone and on-and-on) succumbed to it’s foul entrapment shouting “TO FUCK WITH THE MORALITIES OF FEAR! I AM BECOMING!