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Newcastle's Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs' latest single, "Ultimate Hammer," is just pure metal-adjacent, no nonsense hard rock. It's the kind of song that could appeal to everyone who loves heavy music. It's more metal than punk, but it's the kind of metal that punks are going to love. So, of course, it's giving me massive Motorhead flashbacks. The song is filled with growling vocals and showy (but not too showy) metal guitar licks. "Ultimate Hammer" is the kind of song we need to cover a lot more here.
Guitarist Adam Ian Sykes says of the new song:
“'Ultimate Hammer' is the by-product of being trapped in the house and listening to too much ZZ Top, if there is such a thing. It was written to be unapologetic, a selfish endeavour with the only consideration being how fun it would be to play live.”
You can watch the video for "Ultimate Hammer" below. Land of Sleeper is due out February 17 on Rocket Recordings. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, check out the band's website.