Pig Iron’s 2010’s “Blues+Power=Destiny” CD was described as “Bloody brilliant… simply a great album” by Powerplay magazine, filled with “Glorious riffage… crushingly heavy” according to KERRANG!, and by Classic Rock magazine as “Biker Metal Extraordinaire”, which they were able to demonstrate in front of 10,000 Hells Angels at last year’s Bulldog Bash festival.
Pig Iron return with a new studio album; ‘Pig Iron: IV’, now featuring new axe-slinger Dan Edwards, heralding a return to their bluesier roots, with more wailing harmonica and a “Plant-esque howl” from singer Johnny Ogle, with a sound that Classic Rock described as “Big Rock… It’s no surprise the band look every inch the scary-ass cowboys they sound like.”
With songs such as ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’, ‘The Tide Within’ and ‘Low Grade Man’, this album is a definite progression from their previous three records, but also showcases a mellower side, with shades of Zeppelin’s acoustic moments on ‘The Curse Of An Aching Heart’ and the instrumental ‘Chapter 6’. This is also the band’s first release on the new Cherry Red hard rock imprint “Hear No Evil”, which launches this month. The band are due to hit the stage at 2012’s Hard Rock Hell to showcase the new album, and plan to tour the country in 2013 to support its release.
To quote Jerry Ewing in Metal Hammer:
“Someone like Lynryd Skynyrd should take these boys out on tour – they’d clean up!”
For fans of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin Down and Black Sabbath.
- THE TIDE WITHIN
- CARVE YOUR NAME
- HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES
- DIGGIN’ IN THE WELL
- GOOD MAN, POOR MAN
- CHAPTER 6
- BOOTLACE NOOSE
- THE CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART
- LOW GRADE MAN
- GRAVE’S END