Fans of what many would consider the “classic” lineup of KMFDM in the mid-’90’s (Or maybe “Ultra” version is the more apt descriptor here) and who have been following the resurgence of PIG and Raymond Watts over the last 6 or so years should definitely pay attention to the first single off EN ESCH’s first new LP in over seven years. Because with “Push”, En Esch manages to encapsulate a LOT of what you might love about those two era’s while also striving to make a statement all its’ own.[Read more…]
PIG Makes Old School The New School On Relentless And Retro The Merciless Light
Not even parts of a whole anymore but fans of KMFDM’s beginnings have surely been getting a treat these last few years with that Industrial juggernaut still rolling along after 30+ years and Raymond Watts’ PIG back in full swing since 2016 and, more often than not, utilizing the talents of fellow former KMFDMer’s like En Esch and Steve White (As well as axe-master Gunter Schulz who does not feature on this particular record) as is the case with PIG’s latest outing The Merciless Light.[Read more…]
PIG Pounce With Packed Collection Of Potent New Pork On Powerful Pain Is God
With an association as prolific as the one that Raymond Watts had with KMFDM, it’s inevitable that there will be comparisons from time to time. While Watts’ work as <PIG> is definitely its’ own monster, the latest offering in this current second coming of the Industrial giant is easily Watts’ Nihil. Filled with all the substance to back up that larger-than-life swagger, Pain Is God is a hefty record encapsulating all that’s made <PIG> great yet soaked in this mid-90’s synthetic haze.[Read more…]
Raymond Watts: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation
Raymond Watts is a living legend. He is. Whether he’s taking it all on with <PIG> or collaborating with KMFDM or Alexander McQueen, Watts is genuinely a prolific creator. Like fellow Industrial Metal luminaries Paul Barker and Chris Connelly, he is also a man not bound by the rules of the genre. Quite frankly, the man likes to branch out! The proof is in the pudding and, in this case, flows across a plethora of sonic excursions released within a year of the first <PIG> full-length in over a decade.
And the Lord of Lard himself explained how exactly that comeback happened recently via phone: [Read more…]
PIG Continue Comeback Victory Lap With Prey & Obey EP
Oh my! If you were underwhelmed by last year’s comeback and the accompanying Remix album (Released earlier this year) then the Lord of Lard has something that will guarantee your return to the flock. But let’s be honest, if you weren’t impressed with those two slabs of finely constructed (and deconstructed) Industrial malevolence then were you ever really in the flock??? [Read more…]
PIG Returns And Brings The Gospel To The Masses. Sinners Rejoice!
Take a dab of Depeche Mode’s Violator, a smidge of Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor, a little of Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand” and….you know what? Forget that! <PIG> is only comparable to <PIG> and the latest from the Lord of the Lard is no exception and certainly an album that stands on its own within the upper echelon of rawk. [Read more…]