Speaking of bands that are supposedly gay.
I had no idea who this stupid band was until I saw that interview everyone was bitching about. Here are some facts about Liturgy if you didn't know:
-They are more fucking important than Mayhem. For real.
-They are definitely NOT HIPSTERS, no matter how much they look / speak as if they are.
-The reason they are not hipsters is because they wrote a BOOK. It's about the way black metal 'transcends'. Forget about shit like Lords of Chaos or Green Eggs and Ham; These guys wrote the ULTIMATE BOOK EVER ON ANYTHING FOREVER.
-I have never heard a song by Liturgy in my life. But if you do, you achieve Nirvana.
-We are fortunate that they decided to honor us with their brilliance by doing an interview. Our lives are complete. All we have to live for is realized because now we, too, too know how to transcend.
-They are more important than Mayhem.
My friend Chris from Woe tore them a new asshole in a much more mature way, so maybe you should check out his blog if that's what you're looking for: http://community2.metalreview.com/blogs/editorials/archive/2011/06/08/an-open-letter-to-liturgy-s-hunter-hunt-hendrix.aspx
Personally, this is just another one of those eyeroll inducing novelties that reminds me that black metal is mostly a sham. Like Chris said, it's obvious that these guys grew up privileged with few challenges to achieve their relative 'success'. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I grew up so fucking poor and I am STILL trying to 'make it'. I actually wrote to this supposed 'Scion Rock Fest' and they wouldn't even respond to me, probably for the mere fact that I represent the true nature of DIY. We aren't sleeping in basements because it's fun, we really can't afford hotels. We aren't borrowing equipment from the fucking opening bands because it makes us feel great, in fact it makes us feel the exact opposite. Tour bus? How about a station wagon with no radio? The point is, we suffer because we believe in what we do. I go out and get sick on the road and tour anyway because I'm doing it for the band. My book on transcendental black metal isn't published yet, but it's about 3 pages long and it lists the names and locations of various drug dealers and asks if you can save me some, so I can 'transcend' with you about five more times before I have to go home.
Apparently this random band has had quite an impact on black metal and I really only care about as much as is required to write something here. However I would like to say, LITURGY DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME. If you are an American black metal band, I would post this slogan somewhere to disassociate yourself from this band at all costs. If enough people do, their egos will get too big for them to ever perform again and then we can target them at their homes to leave flaming poop on their doorstep. Because that is what Liturgy represents. They are the only house in the neighborhood with the flaming bag of poop and this is the exact moment before they realize it.
This has actually inspired me to do an interview in response to theirs because I feel that what they did is a misrepresentation of all that I have set out to do. Don't get me wrong, I'm not THAT associated with black metal anymore, but someone needs to make themselves clear.
Also a fucking BOOK on transcendental black metal? Come on, dude. Just how in the fuck do you have any idea what you're talking about? They have proved that black metal is little more than 10 cent words like, "manifesto" and "romanticism" and "accelelerations" and "LITURGY". I'm certain that this dude thinks he speaks for the world of black metal. He, himself, is the culmination of church burnings, Varg getting arrested, every metal festival ever, fuck even PORTAL. Do you guys realize that everything this retard says is, in itself, A FUNNY HAT SHAPED LIKE A CUCKOO CLOCK? I digress.
See, this is one of those bands you guys need to go on last.fm and leave pictures of penises for.
So fuck Liturgy, fuck shitty hipsterfication of black metal, fuck black metal. I forgot why I even wrote this. LITURGY DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME, and apparently the other members of the band can be spoken for by anything with many syllables.
And NO I'm not going to give them the fucking benefit of the doubt, I'm not going to lie and say, "oh well some of this is interesting". FUCK THIS SHIT. If you have a black metal band, you should be forming a lynch mob right now. Me, I'm not because as I said I don't care as much as you, but if you kill this motherfucker, no one will blame you. Seriously, take a pick-axe and lynch Liturgy. I really wish Burzum had something to say about this. Maybe they'll break up if he threatens to stab them in the face, BECAUSE HE'LL DO IT.