Liturgy have signed to Thrill Jockey. The Brooklyn-based purveyors of “pure transcendental black metal” are one of my favorite acts going, metal or otherwise, and their follow-up to 2009’s Renihilation is slated for spring 2011—good news for anyone who likes black metal, experimental music, or experiences that crack your skull open and leave your mind exposed to the ineffable true nature of reality beyond the veil of Maya.

And with any luck, now that Liturgy are signed to a Chicago label, they won’t keep doing things like booking tours that skip Chicago (like the tour they start today). In fact let me just throw out two words: Hideout residency. Think about it.