Montreal, QC – February 10, 2023
Austria’s HOG MEETS FROG Streaming Single “Apes Don’t Smoke Cigars – Just Pipes”
New EP “humANIMALization” Out Feb 24th
Bottom L-R: : | ARIYAN Rezaei Jahromi (guitar) | Ivo Matuš (drums)
Top: | Peter ’PETZ’ Schwabl (bass, storytelling)
Photo Credit Vicky vanSane
Austria’s Hog Meets Frog cannot be pigeonholed with their self-described “SQUEAQUACK music’, a fusion of humorous lyrics with funk, prog, punk, and metal. Their diversity truly makes them stand out as their next EP “humANIMALization” will be unveiled on February 24th. A non-conceptual concept record, “humANIMALization” explores offbeat stories about several intriguing animals including a bigot monkey, an insecure piggy, a peeping control bear, and a greedy stock market bull.
Today, the band presents their second single off the forthcoming EP, entitled “Apes Don’t Smoke Cigars – Just Pipes”, front man, bassist, and storyteller Peter ’PETZ’ Schwabl, explains the song in further detail.
“Let me explain the tendencies to write the text for ‘apes don’t smoke cigars – just pipes’ as follows: If the natural sciences are to be believed, the average commonality of human DNA and chimpanzee DNA is 98.5% – in some cases, it is as high as 99.4% congruent. So many a man has more in common with a chimpanzee at the DNA level than with a human woman.
Thus it has lent itself to transferring the behavior and attitude of some humans to monkeys. In this sense, bigotry, and hubris fit our DNA relatives with the opposable thumb like a glove. If I may quote myself at this point: ‘the pride of god’s creation, the candle in the dark, above reproach superior, enlightened by the spark. Admired by all livings, the sun but out of sight, infallible, benignant, a special kind of weight.’
Listen to “Apes Don’t Smoke Cigars – Just Pipes” –https://youtu.be/1nm0NVi8Z5k
“humANIMALization” is the third EP from Hog Meets Frog, influenced by a range of genres including progressive metal, death metal, funk, and world music, Hog Meets Frog will be unexpectedly contagious for fans of bands such as Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and System of a Down.
“humANIMALization” is due out on February 24, 2023, and available for pre-order – Hogmeetsfrog.bandcamp.com
First single “Peeping-Bear’s Exegesis of Not Peeping” – https://youtu.be/wBzsbPU_4Yc
1. Of Snakes ‘n’ Moles ‘n’ Bulls ‘n’ Dough (4:32)
2. Peeping-Bear’s Exegesis of Not Peeping (5:10)
3. Apes Don’t Smoke Cigars – Just Pipes (4:47)
4. Stuff(ed), Cage(d) & Enslave(d) (3:25)
5. ZIGGY The Unpigcorn (3:46)
EP Length: 21:42
EP Band Lineup:
Ivo Matuš – Drums (peeping-bear’s exegesis of not peeping || apes don’t smoke cigars – just pipes)
Christoph ‘fizl’ Hehn – Drums (of snakes ‘n’ moles ‘n’ bulls ‘n’ dough || stuff(ed), cage(d) & enslave(d) || ZIGGY the unpigcorn)
ARIYAN Rezaei Jahromi – Guitar
Peter ’PETZ‘ Schwabl – Bass, Storytelling
Live Band Lineup:
Christoph ‘fizl’ Hehn – Drums
ARIYAN Rezaei Jahromi – Guitar
Peter ‘PETZ‘ Schwabl – Bass, Storytelling
For more info: Hogmeetsfrog.com | Facebook.com/hogmeetsfrog | Twitter.com/hogmeetsfrog | Instagram.com/hogmeetsfrog | Tiktok.com/@hogmeetsfrog | Spotify
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“The sow meets a frog… sounds like the beginning of a joke, but the project HOG MEETS FROG is anything but a joke, since the funk metallers from Austria are thoroughbred musicians. Their new work will be released in mid-February under the title “humanIMALization”, whereby the Viennese deal with current political and social issues in a fabulous animal story… If the song titles like Apes don’t smoke cigars, just pipes are very funny, the musical aspects are of very high quality and definitely not “suitable for a headband”. Sure, funk is not a run-of-the-mill genre to sing along to, but sophisticated music at the highest level. So to speak, jazz music of the metal species. One can clearly register the inspiration of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Primus and Co. on this record, whereby the songs transport positive energy. Conclusion: Intoxicating and exciting songs that will delight fans of the genre mentioned above.” – Rock Magazine
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