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Pigs of the Roman Empire

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Released  August 23, 2004
Length  60:00
Release date  23 August 2004
Label  Ipecac Recordings
Recorded  2004
Pigs of the Roman Empire (2004)  Lustmord Rising (2006)
Producer  Lustmord
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Pigs of the Roman Empire (2004)  Never Breathe What You Can't See (2004)
Artists  Melvins, Lustmord, Melvins & Lustmord
Genres  Heavy metal, Sludge metal, Ambient music, Dark ambient, Punk rock
Similar  Melvins albums, Punk rock albums

Pigs of the Roman Empire is an album by the American alternative metal group Melvins and electronic musician Lustmord, which was released in 2004 through Ipecac Recordings. Adam Jones, guitarist for Tool, also makes substantial contributions to the album.


Speaking to Kerrang! in 2008, Melvins singer/guitarist King Buzzo remembered:

I'd always liked what Lustmord did and I thought that doing a record with him would be a really good thing to do. A far as it being a collaboration, there are things on that record that are strictly 'us' and strictly 'him' but we never said which was which because we didn't want people to have any preconceived ideas. For example, [with the title track] we gave him 11 minutes of music and he came back with 22, which was exactly what we wanted him to do. But some parts are just me and Dale nearing the end of our tether with Kevin [Rutmanis, Melvins bassist who left the band soon after] and there are things that critics blamed Lustmord for when he's not even on the track! If I had to say 'buy these 5 records', then this would be one of them.

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Track listing

All songs written by King Buzzo and Lustmord

The CD edition only lists the first eight tracks. The hidden ninth track includes two songs separated by a bit of silence. A double LP edition was released by Alternative Tentacles which lists the ninth track only with two question marks and also includes the original mix of "Safety Third" as an unlisted bonus.


  • King Buzzo - vocals, guitar, bass guitar, electronics
  • Dale Crover - drums
  • Kevin Rutmanis - bass guitar, slide bass, electronics, guitar, keyboards
  • Adam Jones - guitar
  • B. Lustmord - sound design, programming, production
  • with
  • Sir David Scott Stone - additional electronics & keyboards
  • Additional personnel

  • Toshi Kasai - engineer
  • John Golden - mastering
  • Mackie Osborne - art direction & design
  • Songs

    2The Bloated Pope3:45
    3Toadi Acceleratio3:26


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