[News] Hog Meets Frog unveil new ClayMation video “Of Snakes’n’Moles’n’Bulls’n’Dough” off new EP

Austrian Funk Prog Metallers Hog Meets Frog recently released their third EP this past February. The record is a non-conceptual concept EP under the motto of the title: humANIMALization.” Its purpose is to be witty and entertaining as it flirts with obscurity and is meant to be entirely thought-provoking for listeners.

Frontman Peter ’PETZ’ Schwabl explains:

“When the animal in the human awakens, then, for example, one turns into a bigot monkey and the other becomes an insecure piggy, one becomes a peeping control bear and the other becomes a greedy stock market bull. Just this behavior – sometimes silly, monkey or also clumsy, bearish – is told in the lyrics, as well as through the wide range of sound worlds and riffs.”

In support of the EP, the band is sharing their Claymation video for the track “Of Snakes’n’Moles’nBulls’nDough”.

“The text tells of a friendship between a snake and a mole and a greedy bull who is addicted to the madness of money-making and wants to break up the friends to get more money himself. In the end, of course, friendship wins. Musically, this song starts with a stonerous riff and then slides into a dry narrative stomping, and then further into a spherical reverberant sound of delirium.” says bassist/vocalist – Peter ’PETZ’ Schwabl.

Watch and listen to “Of Snakes’n’Moles’nBulls’nDough via its premiere on MetalInsider HERE

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 Hog Meets Frog presents on this avant-garde record.

The band finds that the best approach to serious topics is with fun and that is emphasized with “humANIMALization.” Most people will first notice the cheerful, funny, sick side of Hog Meets Frog, but a few will remove the mask and then let themselves fall into the deepest depths of the music and lyrics and see what thoughts lie dormant there: Stories that life writes.

Adventurous listeners are invited to go through the looking glass and find the deeper meaning in each of the tracks on the EP, or simply frolic in the bright colours on the surface. “humANIMALization” is recommended for fans of System of a Down, Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, TOOL, and Frank Zappa.

“humANIMALization” was released on February 24, 2023 and is available on Hogmeetsfrog.bandcamp.comSpotify.


  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 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

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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