20 years ago, a band from Seattle called Christ On A Crutch released what would become their last album, Crime Pays When Pigs Die. 20 years later, on the opposite side of the country, comes a Massachusetts band called All Pigs Must Die, so while the world seems to be hell bent on praising goofy and cheesy pop for all of its perceived goodness, it’s nice to know that there’s still a sinister side to music.
All Pigs Must Die are a band that combine death metal with a genuine punk venom, Linkin Park and Slipknot they’re not. They’re about to release their debut album called God Is War. Southern Lord had heard of the band with their self-released EP, and decided they would be good to work with. Florian Bertmer, who handled the artwork on that EP, worked with them for the cover of the new album.
The group is a supergroup of sorts, but I think using that word almost brings up Velvet Revolver or something. My point is to say that the members of All Pigs Must Die are from bands that are known by fans of underground metal:
Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy)
Ben Koller (Converge)
Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse)
Matt Woods (Bloodhorse)
The group will be taking part in three of this summer’s The Power Of The Riff tour package:
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
8/18/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
You can see how they are live with this following video, or listen to a song from their debut EP: