The Crusade of the Lord of Lard began in a Berlin basement in the shadow of the Wall. Perhaps it was the terror and turmoil that gives that certain sense of menace to PIG’s trademark decadence. When the Wall fell, our Salacious Savior set out into the desert on a journey that has spawned many albums and projects… Not only PIG, but KMFDM’s finest material and many other collaborations including scoring for Alexander McQueen’s shows, installations and exhibitions.
PIG‘s new single, “Rock n Roll Refugee” taken from the upcoming album Pain Is God, is a delicious taste of danceable electronic rock. The hook heavy new single features a healthy dose of swine and swagger, while Michelle Martinez’s backing vocals add that extra touch of soul. Watts also reunites with guitarist Steve White for the first time since the PIG albums on Nothing Records and Wax Trax! in the 90s.
Raymond Watts says, “Rock n Roll Refugee is my demon seed of glam and electronica, stirred to an apotheosis of ejaculating guitars and lamenting vocals… A song that’s loose enough for your vices and tight enough for your virtues.”
The “Rock n Roll Refugee” video is a decadent dive into pop art influences. The resulting clip could be seen as more of a nod to the Fluxus movement’s Nam June Paik or George Maciunas than the more mainstream Warhol-ian aspects of the genre. The song and video interplay as a homage to intermedia, filtered through the mind of the Swine.
Pain Is God will be released by Metropolis Records on November 20, 2020 on CD as well as through all digital and streaming platforms.