|<PIG> is the brainchild of Raymond Watts. Currently based in London, UK, the band boasts an all-star lineup including former founding KMFDM members EN ESCH and Guenter Schulz alongside Z. Marr (Combichrist) and Galen Waling (16 Volt).|
In 2016, Watts released “The Gospel” on METROPOLIS RECORDS where it remained their #1 best seller for over 3 months. <PIG> returned with a North American tour that sold out in a number of cities including an appearance at Chicago’s prestigious COLD WAVES festival.
Watts gave birth to <PIG> and its unique style of electronic rock in Berlin. Shortly afterwards, Watts also helped found seminal industrial act KMFDM as a vocalist and penned some of their greatest hits including the platinum selling Juke Joint Jezebel. <PIG>, was signed to the legendary Chicago based label WAX TRAX, but then caught the eye of TRENT REZNOR who signed <PIG> to his label, NOTHING RECORDS.
<PIG> spent several years touring the world extensively with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM and many more, receiving acclaims particularly in the US and Japan.
Returning to WAX TRAX, Watts released 4 more acclaimed albums while simultaneously writing and performing with KMFDM before taking <PIG> in an avante garde direction, entering the world of high fashion. <PIG> composed music for many prestigious fashion shows such as the Savage Beauty exhibit; a retrospective of legendary designer Alexander McQueen for whom <PIG> had composed a number of works. That exhibit appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC selling over 650,000 tickets and at Victoria and Albert Museum in London, with over 500,000 ticket sold. <PIG> also composed exhibits featuring RIHANNA and JUDE LAW among others.
In spring 2017, <PIG> will headline a UK tour followed by the release of a remix album featuring the leading lights of the dark electronic genre. Late spring, <PIG> will release new material followed by a summer tour of North America.
"...album that stands on its own within the upper echelon of rawk."
Rock N Roll Fables
"...ecstatic bursts of explosiveness, fury and menace in the belching guitars and vocal narratives."
"delightfully nasty musical project"
The Aquarian Weekly
“The dual guitar assault of En Esch and Günter Schulz hits all of the distorted melodic marks with the precision of a skilled sniper”
“As ever, Watts’ voice alternates between a smooth, sensual croon and his monstrous roar effortlessly as he struts on the stage with the flamboyant swagger of a rock star, complete with a white feathered boa/jacket...he clearly has the crowd in the palm of his dirty little hand, towering over the audience like a demigod on a demented pulpit as he preaches to the perverted.”
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