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The Mighty Swine are Guitar Oriented, Lyric Driven, Bass Pounding, Drum Bashing Hard Rock / Melodic Metal with audible lyrics and hooks.
Featuring Mike Skimmerhorn (CJSS/Chastain) on Vocals / Bass, Stacey Donahue & Jeff Tong on Guitar, and Rory Faciane on Drums, this hard rocking band has close to 25 yrs experience each and a large catalog of albums to their credits.
Hard Rock Nights listed their first single, Layin' Down the Law, on their Best of 2009 Playlist and it could be heard on radio worldwide as well as +40,000 jukeboxes nationwide on Touchtunes & AMI jukeboxes.
The Swine has been tour support for several major label acts including; Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Dokken, Skid Row, LA Guns, and Adler's Appetite.
In 2012 The Mighty Swine released the singles LUST / Pagan Holiday (May 2012) and Love Dies (July 2012) on Broad Horizon Records.
The band shot their first professional video (Morgan Visual) in April 2012 for LUST.
It spent 13 weeks at #1 on Roxwel's Music Video Charts (www.roxwel.com) and was nominated for a C.E.A. (Cincinnati Entertainment Award) for Best Hard Rock Video 2012. It currently has over 23,000 youtube views.
In 2013 Mike went on to record a new album with old bandmates David T. Chastain & Leather Leone (CHASTAIN - Surrender To No One - Leviathan Records). The Swine enlisted veteran axeman Stacey Donahue and Jeff Tong along with drummer Rory Faciane to finish work on the newest release (March 2014) entitled Last Man Standing. LMS features 9 new Swine songs with a remake of the Judas Priest classic, Hell Bent for Leather.
They recently finished up shooting video for Last Man Standing & Two Graves with Nikk Hearn, who worked on the video LUST, as well as provided cinematography for RUSH's 2012 DVD, Time Machine. LMS has already racked up over 4500 views in the first 4 wks on YouTube and the CD is getting good reviews across the board.