Industrial Rock legend and ‘Lord of Lard’ PIG, aka Raymond Watts, will release his album ‘Pain Is God’ this 20 November through Metropolis Records and you can see the video for the first single ‘Rock n Roll Refugee’ below (video contains flashing images).
Watts tells us: “[The song is] the demon seed of glam and electronica stirred to an apotheosis of ejaculating guitars and lamenting vocals. A song that’s loose enough for your vices and tight enough for your virtues.”
Watts is a pioneering member of the mid 80’s Industrial Rock scene, having played and toured with KMFDM, he has also toured alongside Nine Inch Nails and Einstürzende Neubauten.
He also created the sound design for the exhibition ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Watts also collaborated with the late fashion icon Alexander McQueen, who commissioned him (and John Gosling) to embellish the serene instrumental track ‘Inside’ (from the PIG album ‘Genuine American Monster’ album) for the soundtrack to ‘Plato’s Atlantis’.
The show was reprised after McQueen’s untimely death as the finale of ‘Savage Beauty’, the posthumous retrospective that broke all records at both The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The most recent PIG studio album, ‘Risen’, was released in 2018.