30 Jul 2020

Heaviest of Art interviews Adam from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs about their sleeve for Viscerals

They say:

Psychedelic Death on a Silver Platter : 
A Conversation with Adam Ian Sykes of PIGSx7
The guitarist elaborates on the pairing of colossal sonics and enthralling visuals. 

Still from 'Rubbernecker' video by Rafael Bonilla Jr.
Earlier this year, UK unit PIGSx7 (Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs) had a well-rounded release cycle planned for the arrival of their latest composition Viscerals, which arrived on April 3rd via Rocket Recordings. An extensive North American tour, including an appearance at SXSW, reviews, music videos; everything was set to best support their 8-track maelstrom of psychedelic doom. As you'd come to expect, the COVID pandemic came and took those plans with it. 

Despite the shift in schedule, PIGSx7 remain steadfast in their support of Viscerals as the months continue to pass for it serves as their strongest effort to date. The multiple elements of doom, sludge, and punk present within the record come complemented by the vintage horror of Max Löffler, who's work has represented the likes of ELDER. TURNSTILE, and PHISH among many others. Together, the two have crafted a stimulating audiovisual experience that ranks high among 2020's psychedelic arena. 

We talk to PIGSx& guitarist Adam Ian Sykes about the band's visual approach to Viscerals months after many have basked in the heaviness:

‘Viscerals’ is months out and audiences worldwide have been able to engage with the material in their own respective manner. In doing your own personal insight, where do you see the record now compared to when you were putting it together? ...

Read the rest of this great article here: Heaviest of Art

Image above is the early sketch sleeve artist Max Löffler did for Viscerals