Lingua Ignota Announces Album with Lead Single “PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE”

SINNER GET READY is out August 6 via Sargent House.

Kristin Hayter, who makes music as Lingua Ignota, has dabbled in operatic ballads and experimental metal tracks based on ancient biblical texts. She’s a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who stretches her art to the outer limits. Today, she’s released the first single, “PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE,” from the newly announced album SINNER GET READY. It’s her debut on Sargent House, scheduled for August 6.

The follow-up to 2019’s CALIGULA is described in the press release as “an unsettling portrait of devotion and betrayal, judgment and consequence, set in the derelict landscape of rural Pennsylvania, a neglected region deeply embedded with a particularly god fearing brand of Christianity, and where Hayter was living during the album’s inception.” The video for “PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE,” which Hayter directed, shot, and edited herself, was filmed in PA.

The song is influenced by the 18th-century legend of an “ironmaster whose dogs return to drag him down to hell after he throws them all into his furnace in a rage.” “PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE,” is a chilling, slow-burning ballad that showcases Hayter’s burly vocals. “Do you want to be in hell with me?” she sings. “One thing I’ve learned is everything burns,” she adds later. It’s another harrowing work from Hayter that furthers her music’s dynamism.

Watch the video below.

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