Introducing New Mexico’s Feed The Corpses To The Pigs!
New Mexico’s Feed The Corpses To The Pigs joined us with a blistering track on issue 093’s covermount CD, so we thought it was time for you to meat meet the swines behind the music…
Most people don’t care how the sausage is made. As long as we can keep the meat in the pit grinding themselves up in circles, we will continue to play.”
Where do you come from, what’s in your band name, and who are your band members. We came from the slaughterhouse to the stage! Our slaughterhouse, though, is currently in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The land of enchantment, crystal meth, and some serious death (metal). We chose our band name, well… because we are murderous pigs and we wanted a name would immediately paint a picture in the reader’s mind. Our current lineup is Murder Pig on drums/vox, Horror Pig on guitar, Torture Pig on Bass, and the Death Pig is on guitar/vox. We also have been fortunate to work with two great special effects artists to help us develop our pig regalia: Tony Campagna from Spellboundfxandart.com and Jeff Fields at Facefactoryfx.com.
Describe your musical output. Our members have all been human butchers for some time, so we were always drawn to extreme music regardless of the decade. We released an eight-song EP in 2019 and have just won a contest for additional free studio time (thank you, Sinnister Studio). We will release a few songs and videos for the first half of the year while we work on our second major recording effort for release by the end of 2020.
Is there a concept to your music lyrically or aesthetically? We are a visual and lyrical horror show. Our method of songwriting is to develop our original horror stories first and then work together and find the best extreme riffs and styles to bring them to life.
How do you think you differ from your contemporaries and who are they? I suppose one way want to stand out from our contemporaries is we are going back to the old-school design of focusing on chorus and hooks, but… we are also keeping it in a tight two to three-minute package with an emphasis on storytelling.
Who / what influences your music? Nightmares! Nightmares are awesome; it is like you get to see a scary movie for free. We use this fertile ground to inspire our songwriting process.
How do you write, and when it came to recording, did you choose a particular studio / home record? For our EP, we went with the best, award-winning studio in Albuquerque: Third Eye Studio with David McRae. David forced me to play better and not hide under distortion. We also got to work with Brett Caldas-Lima at Tower Studio in France for mastering. He was awesome to work with. I highly recommend both places!
Do you play live and if so, have you any dates coming up? We love to play live whether it is a simple house party or a big stage. We are currently going to do a few dates in February with Luna 13. While our styles are different, but still violently aggressive, we both have a love of stagecraft and a desire to entertain the audience.
Do you have an ultimate plan / goal for the band? Are you planning any new recordings etc.? Most people don’t care how the sausage is made. As long as we can keep the meat in the pit grinding themselves up in circles, we will continue to play.
How can ZT readers hear more? Right now, Facebook. We don’t want to drown people with tonnes of posts or tweets from a variety of sources; we focus on Facebook for solid updates. We invite you to join us on the slaughter floor!