AT Wien – Progressive Metal / Funk / Rock


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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder holy spirit SQUEAQUACK Album 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder RUN THA FREAKS (multimedia single) Single 2006
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder FREAKY RITES EP 2005
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder infernal promotion EP 2003
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder p-hour of tha FREAKS EP 2003
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder apes don't smoke guitars – just pipes Single 2018
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder peeping-bear's exegesis of not peeping Single 2018
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder humANIMALization EP 2023
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder HOG MEETS FROG_live @ Mozarthof, Klagenfurt (bootleg_demo)) EP 2003
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imagine PRIMUS, TOOL, S.O.A.D., RHCP and Mr.

Bungle are having a baby together... i swear it's name would be HOG MEETS FROG.

HOG meets FROG is a internationally mixed power trio, a consortium of 3 not really sane brains, who slip into miscellaneous characters - driven by their inner child. so they mirror the world to itself... and also to themselves.

here are some press quotes:
"anarchically free to give voice and life to kaleidoscopic images in a colorful palette of notes that chase each other in a frenetic and bombastic manner." (RockHard [it])

"If you've always found Primus a bit too wacky, but like funk metal in general, you might like this Austrian trio, which offers an equally wacky, if slightly more accessible version of the San Franciscans' music, thanks largely to a guitar that relies much more on fat, lush riffs, and an instantly communicable, even festive, energy." (Olivier Drago / New Noise [fr])

The mixture of "old school" funk, prog and metal is very entertaining, not to say bizarre. In the lyrics you can follow the weird stories of many fascinating animals, including a bigoted monkey, an insecure pig, a voyeuristic bear and a greedy bull.
A class of its own! (Julien Hamann / METALLIAN [fr])

“Does humor belong in music?’ was once a question that the late/great Frank Zappa asked – and Austrian funk-prog metallists apparently agree wholeheartedly, as evidenced within the video for their new tune, “Peeping-Bear’s Exegesis of Not Peeping,” which can be viewed below.” (Greg Prato / Bravewords)

"There’s an element of uniqueness to how each of these songs are written, although you can’t deny the clear influence of say the Primus bass lines or Zappa-esc experimentation, yet it is within the niche, thematic storytelling that gives Hog Meets Frog a real musical identity." (Joe McKenna / Metal Epidemic.com [us])

"It has that same fun funky bounce that Les Claypool and Co. are so good at. This goes in to other distorted territories like RHCP and the superb guitar solos lean more in a heavy metal direction. Throw in some off kilter and unpredictable Mr Bungle (RHCP Vs Mr Bungle you say?) and you've got a piece of work that has brightened up my day tenfold." (Spark Bean [gb])

"With influences ranging all over the musical spectrum from progressive and death metal to jazz, to world music and funk, there is something for everyone in the riffs and chords that the Austrian group writes." (THIS DAY IN METAL [us])

"Crossing genre borders and providing a challenging listen, the music bounces from cheerful, funky sounds to the broad, massive, nu-metal sound to fuzzy bass and distorted-guitar sound with a sip of kick-ass drums."

(clickrollboom.co.uk [gb])