We chat to the Geordie metalheads about boutique pedals, Japanese psych-rock tones, and how they’ve redefined their genre for album three.
Demonstrating the band’s newfound fervour, Viscerals, the third LP from Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, provides even more porcine intensity than their 2018 breakthrough King Of Cowards.
Opener Reducer, for instance, is vicious in its presentation, powered by roaring krautrock-style drums and Sabbathian guitars. The northern porkers may not be the metal band that many expected to be driving the genre forward in 2020 but they are absolutely the band we need right now. Below, guitarist Adam Ian Sykes dissects his five favourite Viscerals guitar moments...