Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota) and Vile Creature guitarist KW Campol have teamed up to launch an art house called Perpetual Flame Ministries. “More than a label,” a press release explains, “it will be a source for music, writing, fine art, and ephemera.” Its first release will be a vinyl reissue of Let The Evil Of His Own Lips Cover Him, Hayter’s Lingua Ignota debut.
“Perpetual Flame Ministries, based on the title of my song ‘Perpetual Flame of Centralia,’ is about faith, empowerment, destroying to build anew, and survival,” Hayter writes in the release. “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.”
Campol adds: “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 & 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.”
Hayter and Campol will celebrate their new project with a three-day multidisciplinary art fair (Perpetual Flame Volume 1) on the final weekend of April 2023 at Chicago’s Thalia Hall. Hayter will headline Friday’s and Saturday’s programs as Lingua Ignota and Sunday’s as The Reverend Kristin Hayter. Vile Creature will play Saturday alongside Moor Mother, Thou, and an Ashley Rose Couture fashion show. Friday’s undercard comprises HIDE, Midwife, and Planning for Burial. Ticket sales begin this Friday, December 9. View the lineup poster below.