Origin: Canada  
Genres: 70's Metal
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Page online: November 10, 2006
Last update/review: July 26, 2015

Warpig

Warpig is a lost gem, the 1970 self-titled album from an obscure band from Ontario, Canada. Like many of these prehistoric early-seventies bands that are often mentioned as originators (or, at least, ancestors) of metal, Warpig doesn't have much in common with today's metal, as Black Sabbath was just getting started, and these guys weren't that heavy at all. On the other hand, there are some similarities to bands such as early Deep Purple or perhaps Budgie, along with a dash of very early Blue Oyster Cult (check out "Rock Star" for an example), making for a pretty nice little album. The band broke up during the recording of their second album in 1973, but around 2005 the original foursome got back together, and amazingly, the followup album, That Pillar Of Fire, was released in 2007, only 37 years after the debut, which must be a record for the longest stretch between album releases for a band.

Last Lineup

Rick Donmoyer

guitars/vocals

Dana Snitch

guitars/keyboards

Terry Brett

bass

Terry Hook

drums



Discography


Warpig  
1970 Foothill
  1. Flaggit
  2. Tough Nuts (Melody With Balls)
  3. Advance in A Minor
  4. Rock Star
  5. Sunflight
  6. UXIB
  7. The Moth
  • Rick Donmoyer
  • Dana Snitch
  • Terry Brett
  • Terry Hook



Warpig  RE-ISSUE
2006 Relapse



That Pillar Of Fire  
2007 Relapse
  • Rick Donmoyer
  • Dana Snitch
  • Terry Brett
  • Terry Hook




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