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Festively Covers WHAM!, Lennon and Presley on “Black Mass” EP… Proceeds to Rescue.org

‘Tis the season of love, peace and good swill to all mankind…

<PIG> Celebrates the Holidays with BLACK MASS

Featuring Classic Festive Covers
of WHAM!, John Lennon and Elvis Presley

FREE Download with Any Donations Going to
International Rescue Committee (https://www.rescue.org)

Raymond Watts of <PIG>
Credit: Gabriel Edvy
Fresh from their thunderous ‘HELL TO PAY… IN THE USA‘ tour as well as support on Killing Joke’s latest North American swing, <PIG> returned to their Ranch Apocalypse studio in a particularly festive mood. The success of the collaboration with SASHA GREY on their dark-disco interpretation of “THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT)” paved the way for BLACK MASS (release date: December 7, 2018 via Armalyte Industries), a collection of three festive standards given new life under the iridescent glow of dying fairy lights.

<PIG> mastermind RAYMOND WATTS and regular collaborator EDEN (who takes the production reins on this particular sleigh ride), have forced these holiday staples through a playful porcine prism, leaving them forever scarred yet remaining nothing less than wholly reverential to the source material. WHAM!, Presley, Lennon … an unholy trinity of festive filth, all having been blessed by The Lard.

Says Watts on this release:

“I wanted to pay homage to the great Christmas songs, have fun with them but also take a stand against the ever rising tide of toxic bigotry in this increasingly brutal world while remembering there is a better part of ourselves. ‘Happy Christmas (War Is Over)’ in particular represents this whatever your beliefs may or may not be. ‘Last Christmas’ while being a great song from the irreplaceable George Michael (who left us two years ago this Christmas) also represents the fleeting nature of ‘the season of goodwill’. ‘Blue Christmas’ resonates with anyone who is separated from a loved one at this time of year, whatever the reason, war zone or weather (and who doesn’t want a go at being the King?) To that end these songs stand as an honour guard from the Lord of Lard.”
BLACK MASS will be released on December 7, 2018 through Armalyte Industries. It will be available for free download via Bandcamp, though a minimum donation is appreciated, with all proceeds going to INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE (https://www.rescue.org).

Black Mass is a gentle kick in the ribs from <PIG> that we all come from somewhere in this world, and at this time of the year caring for the most vulnerable is the greatest gift. Make yourself great again … Give.

Black Mass
Tracklisting

1. Last Christmas
2. Blue Christmas
3. Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

He doesn’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice, <PIG> will be depositing a steaming package down every chimney this Yuletide…
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