About Leather Pig
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Leather pig is a 5 piece punk metal band from the Birmingham area.
Surface Unsigned 2009
"The third band of the evening was Punk-Metal five-piece Leather Pig. As veterans of the Surface Unsigned Festival (making their way to the semi-finals of last year’s competition) expectation where high for their return and they did not disappoint. Sounding harder and sharper than ever, the band tore through their set with energy, aggression and passion leaving a mass of adoring fans (old and new) in their wake – without doubt one of the strongest performances of the night"
"A stand out metal band, Dark aggressive metal with a sharp punk edge" "Breakneck live performance" and "fast dark riffs with furious percussion" - Stephen Hudyba
How it all began
It all began way back when, in the early summer of 2007. Alex (Drums) and Lewis (Bass) had just finished a four year stint in another band called 'LIDNA' and were looking to start a new project but needed to find the missing pieces to form the new band.
They sought the help of a talented guitarist called H who was then working behind the bar of a local establishment called 'The Royal Oak'.
Originally on vocals they had Dudley but he left in the early stages to try his hand at different projects, so this meant that 3 were left Alex, Lewis and H.
After many auditions for a singer (Some good, bad and ugly) they found a fearless front man in Pete (ex vocalist of Knilt), who came along to the audition and fitted straight in.
Then the final piece of the puzzle was complete after a blinding audition Leki (Formally of The Freak porn experiment) joined on guitar to complete the band!!