“I’ve had a difficult time finding justice in the world, finding accountability for the people who have done harm to me… The music is my way of holding people accountable and finding justice. My way of finding revenge.”
These are the powerful words of Kristin Hayter; a survivor of domestic abuse who channels her pain and aggression into Lingua Ignota, an ambitious, breath-taking project that incorporates everything from opera to noise.
“I wanted to do something that was different, that was fresh and solely my vision,” she tells us from her home on the West Coast of the United States. “I didn’t want to adhere to any genre or categorisation where there are rules or limitations, I wanted to make something that was authentic and honest.”
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Tour dates just announced w/ Weakened Friends * October 04 Greenville, SC @ Radio Room October 11 Allston, MA @ Great Scott * October 12 Providence, RI @ Dusk * October 14 New Haven, CT @ Manic Mondays * October 16 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall * October 17 Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland * October 18 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery * October 19 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits * October 20 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong * October 30 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn * November 1 Gainesville, FL @ FEST
“I wanted to look at the full spectrum of the depravity and the loneliness and the total despair and devastation and the rage and the psychotic anger and all of the things that accompany abuse of power,” says Californian multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hayter, better known as Lingua Ignota.
Lingua Ignota has always taken a radical, resolute approach to themes of violence and vengeance, and CALIGULA, out via Profound Lore Records on July 19, builds on the evolution of the survivor at the core of this narrative. “A big part of this project is about transformation and about how survivors move through their experiences, how we move through our experiences,” Hayter explains. “I was looking at someone like [the Roman emperor] Caligula, who matches the depraved narcissism of certain political figures that we have today but who is also very similar to the behavior that we see in a lot of abusive people in intimate relationships and also might be reflected in how the survivor then behaves.”
N American tour dates & more at chelseawolfe.net All tour dates with Ioanna Gika AUG 31 Pasadena, CA @ Pasadena Daydream Festival * OCT 18 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park OCT 19 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom OCT 21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall OCT 22 Estes Park, CO @ Stanley Hotel OCT 24 Chicago, IL @ Metro OCT 25 Detroit, MI @ Senate Theater OCT 26 Toronto, ONT @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre OCT 27 Montreal, QC @ Le National OCT 29 Boston, MA @ Royale OCT 31 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer NOV 01 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel NOV 03 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club NOV 04 Charlotte, NC @ McGlohon Theater NOV 05 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West NOV 06 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge NOV 08 Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre NOV 09 Austin, TX @ Levitation (SOLD OUT) NOV 10 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall NOV 12 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf NOV 13 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress NOV 15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Palace Theatre NOV 16 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom NOV 18 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom NOV 20 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox NOV 21 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre Chelsea Wolfe only *
There’s no ignoring Kristin Hayter’s voice. She’s not so much a singer as an exorcist, her impassioned and intense, bordering on outright terrifying vocal presence can ably transform from an almost sacred beauty to abject terror in a single song. And hers, to be fair, tend to stretch more on the lengthier side—that Hayter’s compositions as Lingua Ignota take their time to resolve, to let the listener linger in the agony and fear for as long as they do, showcases just how difficult a thing it is that she does.
NOV 08 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall NOV 09 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada NOV 10 Austin, TX @ The Parish NOV 12 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile NOV 13 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar NOV 14 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction NOV 15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex NOV 16 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s NOV 18 Portland, OR @ Star Theater NOV 19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Dylan Carlson is the guitarist and founder of the band Earth, which specializes in drone-based instrumental music. Since the band’s inception in Seattle in 1990, Carlson has worked with a vast array of collaborators—including such notable musicians as Kurt Cobain, Mark Lanegan, and Joe Preston. His work combines a vast and seemingly disparate array of influences, from heavy metal and Indian devotional music to country and North African trance. He also has a solo project called Drcarlsonalbion.