Hailing from one of the most longstanding and highly respected underground music scenes in all the world, San Francisco, CA’s BLESSING THE HOGS has made quite a name for themselves. Often praised for their original and uneasily characterized sound, BLESSING THE HOGS forge a style of heavy music all their own. Featuring Billy Anderson (studio wizard who has worked with the likes of MELVINS, MR. BUNGLE, BRUTAL TRUTH, HIGH ON FIRE, FANTOMAS, NEUROSIS, EYEHATEGOD, UNSANE, SICK OF IT ALL, etc.) among their lineup, BLESSING THE HOGS show no sign of relenting on their musical quest. Continuing along this path, the band has decided to sign officially with Goodfellow Records, the label responsible for releasing their previous successful album, The Poisoning, in late 2002.
Here’s a statement from BLESSING THE HOGS regarding this decision:
“After over a year of negotiations with various labels, we have decided to officially call Goodfellow Records our home. Our positive experiences dealing with Goodfellow Records’ release of our last album The Poisoning made our decision to sign with them over other interested labels an easy one. Goodfellow Records is definitely one of the most successful, growing underground record labels out there today, not to mention Goodfellow Records has proven a strong lasting ability as an independent record company in this generic, flooded market of today’s metal music. The caliber of bands that have preceded us on Goodfellow Records are surpassed only by the label’s integrity and sincere love of music. Listeners are to be prepared for another sonic onslaught of brutal metal that will leave you in a state of astonishment. We are looking forward to another successful release.”