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Kristin Hayter of Lingua Ignota and KW Campol of Vile Creature launch Perpetual Flame Ministries

Perpetual Flame Ministries is a new, very cool “art house” you’re going to want to have on your radar. 

Today, Kristin Hayter, who’s best known for performing as the experimentalist act Lingua Ignota, and KW Campol of the metal band Vile Creature announced they’re joining forces to create Perpetual Flame Ministries, a label and “art house” that supports music, writing and art. The news comes nearly a month after Hayter shared her plans to retire Lingua Ignota in 2023, marking PFM as the next stage of her career. 

Of the new project, Hayter said in a statement, “Perpetual Flame Ministries, based on the title of my song ‘Perpetual Flame of Centralia,’ is about faith, empowerment, destroying to build anew and survival. As well as self-driven projects and providing a place for me to release interdisciplinary work with complete creative control, we will curate work from artists that feel aligned with this world. For me, this represents a new chapter in my life and hopefully in the lives of my listeners and community — healing, rebuilding, self-determinacy.”

For their first release, PFM will drop the first-ever vinyl pressing of Lingua Ignota’s 2017 debut album, Let The Evil Of His Own Lips Cover Him, set for preorder Dec. 16. Beyond that, the team already has a three-day festival lined up, which will be held April 28-30 in Chicago at Thalia Hall. At the event, Hayter will perform farewell sets to her Lingua Ignota releases — performing All Bitches Die and Caligula on the 28th and Sinner Get Ready on the 29th — and she will be joined by names such as HUDE, Midwife, Moor Mother, Planning for Burial, Thou and Campol’s own Vile Creature. Like PFM’s mission, the event goes beyond music to feature a fashion presentation by Ashley Rose Couture and an art installation. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Dec. 9.

Of the news, Campol also shared in a statement, “PFM exists as its own entity, not a label yet still a home for traditional (and untraditional) music releases, not a brand but still a place to get curated and meticulously cultivated ephemera and wearables, not a gallery but absolutely a place to appreciate the many facets and mediums that make up physical art. PFM won’t just be the home to the many artistic endeavors of Kristin, but in time will branch out to create an ecosystem filled with vibrant, like-minded and creator-focused art from a myriad of different artists.”

Below you can find the festival poster, and more details on PFM are available hereperpetual flame festival