Within the insular world of experimental metal the band Liturgy is infamous for releasing a lengthy, complex aesthetic manifesto that angered many fans of black metal who saw it as insufficiently respectful of the genre’s traditions, and for inter-band feuding that resulted in drummer Greg Fox quitting to pursue his own, more psychedelically inclined path with his group Guardian Alien.
Fox (and bassist Tyler Dusenbury) recently rejoined the band after a few years in which the band was using a drum machine instead. On last night’s episode of The Blacklist, though, he was replaced once again—albeit temporarily and fictionally—by Peter Fonda, playing an exotic animal lover and “33rd richest man in the world” who apparently just happens to spend his free time pumping out burst beats for a transcendental black metal band.
Enjoy a quick clip of this unlikely team-up:
Thrill Jockey recently reissued Liturgy’s debut LP Renihilation, and they have a new album slated for 2015.
Correction: In an earlier version of this post Fox’s other band was incorrectly identified as Guardian Angel.