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“CALIGULA”, the new album from LINGUA IGNOTA set for release on July 19th on CD/2xLP/Digital through Profound Lore Records, takes the vision of Kristin Hayter’s vessel to a new level of grandeur, her purging and vengeful audial vision going beyond anything preceding it and reaching a new unparalleled sonic plane within her oeuvre.

Succeeding her self-released 2017 “All Bitches Die” opus (re-released by Profound Lore Records in 2018), “CALIGULA” sees Hayter design her most ambitious work to date, displaying the full force of her talent as a vocalist, composer, and storyteller. Vast in scope and multivalent in its influences, with delivery nothing short of demonic, “CALIGULA” is an outsider’s opera; magnificent, hideous, and raw. Eschewing and disavowing genre altogether, Hayter builds her own world. Here she fully embodies the moniker Lingua Ignota, from the German mystic Hildegard of Bingen, meaning “unknown language” — this music has no home, any precedent or comparison could only be uneasily given, and there is nothing else like it in our contemporary realm.

LINGUA IGNOTA has always taken a radical, unflinching approach to themes of violence and vengeance, and “CALIGULA” builds on the transformation of the survivor at the core of this narrative. “CALIGULA” embraces the darkness that closes in, sharpens itself with the cruelty it has been subjected to, betrays as it has been betrayed. It is wrath unleashed, scathing, a caustic blood-letting: “Let them hate me so long as they fear me,” Hayter snarls in a voice that ricochets from chilling raw power to agonizing vulnerability. Whilst “CALIGULA” is unapologetically personal and critically self-aware, there are broader themes explored; the decadence, corruption, depravity and senseless violence of emperor Caligula is well documented and yet still permeates today. Brimming with references and sly jabs, Hayter’s sardonic commentary on abuse of power and invalidation is deftly woven.

Working closely with Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Hayter strips away much of the industrial and electronic elements of her previous work, approaching instead the corporeal intensity and intimate menace of her notorious live performances, achieved with unconventional recording techniques and sound sources, as well as a full arsenal of live instrumentation and collaborators including harsh noise master Sam McKinlay (THE RITA), visceral drummer Lee Buford (The Body) and frenetic percussionist Ted Byrnes (Cackle Car, Wood & Metal), with guest vocals from Dylan Walker (Full of Hell), Mike Berdan (Uniform), and Noraa Kaplan (Visibilities). “CALIGULA” is a massive work, a multi-layered epic that gives voice and space to that which has been silenced and cut out.

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released July 19, 2019

Engineered and mixed by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets
Mastered by Heba Kadry

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Track Name: FAITHFUL SERVANT FRIEND OF CHRIST
MOST GLORIOUS AND
HOLY LIGHT
FAITHFUL SERVANT AND
FRIEND OF CHRIST
MOST GLORIOUS AND
HOLY LIGHT
BOW BEFORE
UNENDING NIGHT
Track Name: DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR
HOW CAN YOU DOUBT ME NOW
HOW CAN YOU DOUBT ME
HOW CAN YOU DOUBT ME NOW
HOW CAN YOU DOUBT ME
EVERY STONE ON EVERY MOUNTAIN
IS ETCHED WITH MY NAME
EVERY VEIN OF EVERY LEAF OF EVERY TREE
IS SLAKED WITH POISON
IF YOU RISE UP TO HEAVEN
I TURN THE SUN TO BLIND YOU
IF YOU SLEEP DEEP IN HELL
I HAVE CHAINS TO BIND YOU
HOW CAN YOU DOUBT ME NOW
HOW CAN YOU DOUBT ME
SATAN!
SATAN!
SATAN GET BESIDE ME!
SATAN!
SATAN!
SATAN FORTIFY ME!
I DONT EAT I DONT SLEEP I DONT EAT I DONT SLEEP
I DONT EAT I DONT SLEEP I DONT EAT I DONT SLEEP I DONT EAT
I LET IT CONSUME ME:

HOW DO I BREAK YOU BEFORE YOU BREAK ME
HOW DO I BREAK YOU BEFORE YOU BREAK ME
HOW DO I BREAK YOU
HOW DO I BREAK YOU
HOW
HOW
HOW DO I BREAK YOU
HOW
HOW
DO I BREAK YOU
HOW DO I BREAK YOU
HOW DO I BREAK YOU BEFORE YOU BREAK ME
HOW DO I BREAK YOU
BEFORE YOU BREAK ME
HOW
DO I BREAK YOU
HOW
DO I BREAK YOU
HOW
HOW
HOW DO I BREAK YOU
HOW
HOW
DO I BREAK YOU


WHEN ALL THIS IS ENDED
AS CRUEL AS I AM
REMEMBER HOW I LOVED YOU
BUT THAT NOTHING NOTHING CAN STAND
MY FRIENDS ALL WEAR YOUR COLORS
YOUR FLAG FLIES ABOVE EVERY DOOR
BUT BITCH I SMELL YOU BLEEDING
AND I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP
DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR
THROW YOUR BODY IN THE FUCKING RIVER
IM THE CUNTKILLER

AND I DONT EAT
I DONT SLEEP
I DONT EAT
I DONT SLEEP
Track Name: BUTCHER OF THE WORLD
I'M THE FUCKING DEATHDEALER
I'M THE BUTCHER OF THE WORLD
RISE UP AND ILL CUT YOU DOWN
RISE UP AND ILL CUT YOU
I'M THE FUCKING DEATHDEALER
I'M THE BUTCHER OF THE WORLD
IF YOU DON'T FEAR ME YET YOU WILL
IF YOU DON'T FEAR ME YET

MAY YOUR FOES BE MANY
MAY YOUR DAYS BE FEW
MAY ANOTHER STEAL WHAT YOU STOLE
IN RETURN FOR MY LOVE
HE STRIKES ME DOWN
EVEN AS I MAKE PRAYER FOR HIM
MAY YOUR OWN SHAME HANG YOU
MAY DISHONOR DROWN YOU
MAY THERE BE NO KINDNESS
NO KINDNESS
NO KINDNESS
Track Name: MAY FAILURE BE YOUR NOOSE
WHO WILL LOVE YOU IF I DONT
WHO WILL FUCK YOU IF I WONT
MAY FAILURE BE A GARMENT TO WRAP ROUND YOU
MAY FAILURE BE A BELT WITH WHICH TO GIRD YOU
MAY FAILURE BE A NOOSE WITH WHICH TO HANG YOU
WHO WILL LOVE YOU IF I DONT
WHO WILL FUCK YOU IF I WONT
MAY FAILURE BE A GARMENT TO WRAP ROUND YOU
MAY FAILURE BE A BELT WITH WHICH TO GIRD YOU
MAY FAILURE BE A NOOSE WITH WHICH TO HANG YOU
(YOU HAVE CUT ME DOWN
YOU HAVE CUT ME DOWN
I AM GONE LIKE A SHADOW AT EVENING
I AM SHAKEN OFF LIKE THE LOCUST
I AM LOSING
I AM LOSING)

EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN AROUND ME
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
EVERYTHING BURNS DOWN
Track Name: FRAGRANT IS MY MANY FLOWERED CROWN
GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY
SORROW!
SORROW!
SORROW!
GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY
SORROW!
SORROW!
SORROW!

WHAT WILL YOU SAY
OF THE BOND WE HAD
TENDER COMRADE
FOR I HAVE LEARNED
ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS
AND BROTHERS
ONLY LOVE EACH OTHER
BROTHERS IN ARMS
BROTHERS IN EACH OTHERS ARMS
ALL THE LOVE
GOD WOULD ALLOW
BUT ALL GODS LOVE
MEANS NOTHING NOW
THE BITTER BLOOD
OF MANY FOES SUSTAINS ME
AND HEAVY
IS MY HAMMER
SWINGING ROUND
AND SOFT ARE THEIR THROATS
AND SOFT ARE THEIR SKULLS
AND FRAGRANT IS
MY MANY FLOWER’D CROWN

GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY
SORROW!
SORROW!
SORROW!
GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY
SORROW!
SORROW!
SORROW!
Track Name: IF THE POISON WON'T TAKE YOU MY DOGS WILL
KYRIE ELEISON
KYRIE ELEISON
KYRIE ELEISON
KYRIE ELEISON

AILEEN ILL ONLY SAY THIS ONCE
I AM THE BEST FRIEND
YOULL EVER HAVE
ALL THIS
ALL THIS
IS MEANINGLESS
WITHOUT ME

SO WILL YOU JOIN ME
WILL YOU JOIN ME
IF YOU LAY YOUR LIFE DOWN
NO MAN CAN TAKE IT
WILL YOU JOIN ME
WILL YOU JOIN ME
ABANDON YOUR BODY
SO NO MAN CAN BREAK IT

AILEEN ILL ONLY SAY THIS ONCE
LIFE IS CRUEL
AND TIME HEALS NOTHING
AND EVERYONE YOU LOVE WILL LEAVE YOU
BUT NOT ME

SO WILL YOU JOIN ME
WILL YOU JOIN ME
IF YOU LAY YOUR LIFE DOWN
NO MAN CAN TAKE IT
WILL YOU JOIN ME
WILL YOU JOIN ME
MAKE WORTHLESS YOUR BODY
SO NO MAN CAN BREAK IT

HUMBLE YOURSELF
IF THE POISON WONT TAKE YOU
MY DOGS WILL
UNBURDEN YOURSELF
NO SHADOW
WILL DARKEN YOUR DOOR
LIKE MINE WILL

KYRIE ELEISON
KYRIE ELEISON
KYRIE ELEISON
KYRIE ELEISON
Track Name: DAY OF TEARS AND MOURNING
[INCOMPREHENSIBLE SCREAMING]
Track Name: SORROW! SORROW! SORROW!
GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY
SORROW!
SORROW!
SORROW!
GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY
SORROW!
SORROW!
SORROW!
GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY
SORROW!
SORROW!
SORROW!
GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY
SORROW!
SORROW!
SORROW!

GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY SORROW
AND ONLY HE CAN JUDGE
TODAY I FEAR NOTHING
FOR HEAVEN IS MY CONSOLATION
BURN MY BODY
THAT I MAY NOT RETURN
DISPERSE ME TO THE AIR
THAT I MAY NOT BE DEFILED
BY ANY OTHER EARTHLY THING
TODAY I REJOICE
TODAY I REJOICE
FOR GOD ALONE
KNOWS MY SORROW
AND HE WILL SHELTER ME

GOD ALONE
GOD ALONE
GOD ALONE
GOD ALONE
GOD ALONE
GOD ALONE
GOD ALONE
GOD ALONE

ALONE
ALONE
ALONE
ALONE
Track Name: SPITE ALONE HOLDS ME ALOFT
ALL WHO PROCLAIM THEIR LOVE
BETRAY ME
BETRAY ME
ALL WHO PROCLAIM THEIR LOVE
BETRAY ME
BETRAY ME

ALL WHO PROCLAIM THEIR LOVE
LET THEM HATE ME
HATE ME
SO LONG AS THEY FEAR ME
FEAR ME
FEAR ME
FEAR ME
FEAR ME

ALL WHO PROCLAIM THEIR LOVE
BETRAY ME
BETRAY ME
ALL WHO PROCLAIM THEIR LOVE
BETRAY ME
BETRAY ME

ALL WHO PROCLAIM THEIR LOVE
LET THEM HATE ME
SO LONG AS THEY FEAR ME
FEAR ME
FEAR ME
FEAR ME
FEAR ME

SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT
SPITE
SPITE ALONE
HOLDS ME ALOFT

KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
KILL THEM ALL
Track Name: FUCKING DEATHDEALER
IM THE FUCKING DEATHDEALER
IM THE BUTCHER OF THE WORLD
IM THE FUCKING DEATHDEALER
THROATSLITTER OF THE WORLD
IM THE FUCKING DEATHDEALER
IM THE BUTCHER OF THE WORLD
IF YOU DONT FEAR ME YET
YOU WILL
IF YOU DONT FEAR ME YET
Track Name: I AM THE BEAST
BEAST HE NAMED ME
BEAST I AM
I AM
GRIEF
COME CLAIM ME
COME CLAIM ME
COME CLAIM ME
ALL I WANT IS BOUNDLESS LOVE
ALL I KNOW IS
VIOLENCE
VIOLENCE
ALL I KNOW IS
VIOLENCE
VIOLENCE
VIOLENCE
VIOLENCE
ALL I WANT IS BOUNDLESS LOVE
ALL I KNOW IS
VIOLENCE
VIOLENCE
ALL I KNOW IS
VIOLENCE
VIOLENCE
VIOLENCE
VIOLENCE
I AM THE BEAST
I AM
PRAISE ME
PRAISE ME
I AM THE BEAST I AM
PRAISE ME
PRAISE ME
BEAST I AM
PRAISE ME
PRAISE ME
PRAISE ME
PRAISE ME

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