Punishing vo-kills, rapid fire drums and dropped tuned fucking mayhem - all the key ingredients that BLESSING THE HOGS are known for - show up in spades this time around.
Featuring Billy Anderson (the studio wizard who has worked with the like of MELVINS, MR. BUNGLE, BRUTAL TRUTH, HIGH ON FIRE, FANTOMAS, KISS IT GOODBYE, NEUROSIS, EYEHATEGOD, UNSANE, SICK OF IT ALL and many more) in their lineup, BLESSING THE HOGS show no sign of relenting on their musical quest.
Recorded by Billy at Take Root Studios, San Francisco and Oakland's Shark Bite Studios, mixed at Trax East by Eric Rachel and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, "The Twelve Gauge Solution" features eleven new songs. Also included are two covers (Quicksand's "Fazer" and the Melvins' "Hogleg") featuring guest lead vocals by Sean Ingram (ex-COALESCE) that must be heard to be believed.
If the music itself wasn't enough, the CD has an enhanced portion for your computer. This contains the videogame Metal Man, the music video for "Let's Play Doctor... Kevorkian" plus assorted band photos and web links.
Mark down 2005 as The Year of the Hogs, because The Twelve Gauge Solution is near.
Release Date: 26 July 2005
ALSO: Goodfellow artists CURSED and THE SECRET have been added to the HELLFEST 2005 lineup!! This is just another stop on the road for CURSED, who have toured nonstop all year so far in support of the massive album "Two," and also marks the first US appearance for THE SECRET.
Directions,a list of the other 187 (!!!) bands playing and full scoop is being updated constantly for at: www.hellfest.com.