It was the ultimate ’90s supergroup for many an industrial music fan. Hell…it was a supergroup, period.
All the talent driving Pigface made the band into something sonically overwhelming, in all its raw and twisted glory – a hell of a dark life force taking over any stage in whatever form the band happened to be in on any given night. Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Martin Atkins (Public Image Limited, Killing Joke), William Rieflin, En Esch (KMFDM), Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle), Lydia Lunch, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)…the list is far too vast for this post, but even this handful of names might give you some idea of the range and depth of collaboration throughout the band’s existence.
On today’s Austin Music Minute, (which features the track “Burundi” from the 1997 double-disc release A New High in Low) there’s another badass Pigface contributor you heard about: Curse Mackey, standout solo artist in electronic-industrial music; darkwave/indie/industrial DJ; contributor to My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult; and a mover and shaker in Evil Mothers. All of it. Yet fans do know Mackey as a Pigface vocalist – which is extra badass and makes tonight’s performance all the more enticing.
Don’t miss Pigface taking over Elysium, 705 Red River. It’s an early show, with doors at 8 p.m. So recommended it hurts.
-Pigface featuring Curse Mackey by Rick Casados Photography.