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Formed: 1997
From: Washington D.C., United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Pig Destroyer News

Below is our complete Pig Destroyer news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Pig Destroyer Premiere New Track “Cameraman”

Pig Destroyer premiere a new single called “Cameraman” streaming for you below. The band’s touring plans include the below listed shows:

05/30-06-01 Seattle, WA – Northwest Terror Fest
05/31 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
06/07-09 Austin, TX – Austin Terror Fest

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Pig Destroyer Premiere New Track “The Cavalry”

A new Pig Destroyer song called “The Cavalry” has made its way to the internet streaming for you below:

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John Jarvis Launches Grindcore Band

John Jarvis (also Pig Destroyer/Scour/Agoraphobic Nosebleed) launches a baseball-themed grindcore outfit called, Kolten Wong City - a spin on the band Kowloon Walled City and the St. Louis Cardinals‘ Kolten Wong.

That band’s debut EP “Expressed Written Consent” is scheduled for a March 28th release and a stream of the first single titled “Beat The Shift” from it can be streamed below.


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Pig Destroyer Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Pig Destroyer are streaming their impending new album “Head Cage” in its entirety over a week ahead of its September 07th release on Relapse. You can check the effort out now over at NPR.org.

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Pig Destroyer Premiere New Song & Music Video

Pig Destroyer premiere a third single from their new full-length “Head Cage“, which will arrive in stores next Friday, September 07th, via Relapse. The latest track is called “Mt. Skull” which debuts completed with a video directed by Joe Stakun streaming below:

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The Black Dahlia Murder U.S. Tour Announced

This fall will find The Black Dahlia Murder out on the road again on their ‘Infinite Bringers Of The Night Tour‘. Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Ghoul, Havok, Midnight and Devourment will support them on select dates. Gost and Skeletal Remains will be onboard throughout the entire run. Below’s where the trek will stop:

11/24 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
11/26 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/27 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater (feat. Khemmis)
11/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. Pig Destroyer & Khemmis)
11/30 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater (feat. Pig Destroyer, Power Trip, Khemmis and Ghoul)
12/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (‘Decibel Metal And Beer Festival‘)
12/02 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. Ghoul)

With Power Trip & Ghoul:

12/03 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
12/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
12/06 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
12/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live

With Havok & Ghoul:

12/08 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club (feat. Devourment)
12/09 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Royal
12/11 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Midnight)
12/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (feat. Midnight)

The Black Dahlia Murder‘s vocalist Trevor Strnad says of the trek: More...

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Pig Destroyer Premiere Music Video “Army Of Cops"

Pig Destroyer premiere a new music video for their new song “Army Of Cops” which you can stream below. The track features a guest spot by Richard Johnson (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Enemy Soil, etc.).

In other news, Pig Destroyer have booked the following live dates: More...

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Pig Destroyer Streaming Teaser For New Album

A new teaser for Pig Destroyer‘s upcoming new effort “Head Cage“ is streaming below. It will hit stores on September 07th through Relapse Records.

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Testament To Play L.A. ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest’

The ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest‘ will be held this December 01st-02nd at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to a variety of craft beers being represented, the festival will feature the following live acts:

Testament (performing “New Order” and “The Gathering“)
Triptykon (playing a Celtic Frost set)
Pig Destroyer
YOB
Power Trip
Skeletal Remains
Necrot
Haunt

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Virginia Creep Premiere New EP “Dark Corners”

Virginia Creep, featuring Pig Destroyer frontman J.R. Hayes on vocals, debut their new EP “Dark Corners” streaming below:

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Scour Premieres Title Track Of Upcoming New EP

Extreme metal supergroup Scour - featuring Phil Anselmo (ex-Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) - premieres the title track of the band's upcoming new EP "Red", which will be out in stores November 3 via Housecore.

Check out now "Red" below.

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China Girl (Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decap.) Posts CD

China Girl - the new band featuring Pig Destroyer‘s John Jarvis on vocals, Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation/Scour) on bass and Dennis R. Sanders (Spirit In The Room/ex-Black Light Burns) on vocals/guitar/programming - is streaming its self-titled debut album below, which is out today via Bandcamp.


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Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decap. Members Form New Band

China Girl - a new outfit featuring Pig Destroyer‘s John Jarvis on vocals, Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation/Scour) on bass and Dennis R. Sanders (Spirit In The Room/ex-Black Light Burns) on vocals/guitar/programming - has recorded a debut album and is in the process of mixing and mastering it. A rough preview of the new group's output can be heard below:

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Scour Streaming Pro-Shot Video Of Live Debut

Scour (Down, Cattle Decapitation, Pig Destroyer, etc.) just posted official pro-shot live footage performing "Crooked", at the band's recent debut live performance in New Orleans, LA. Mike Holderbeast directed the clip.

Check out now "Crooked" below.

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Metal & Beer Fest Announced

On Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd - 23rd, 2017, Decibel Magazine is bringing the loudest, heaviest two-day craft beer festival in the world to The Fillmore Philadelphia: the first annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, presented by Unibroue. Ticket info is available here.

For nearly a decade, Decibel has fostered the brotherhood between the craft beer and metal worlds with the monthly "Brewtal Truth" column written Adem Tepedelen. Now, the two worlds will be united in one glorious weekend of extreme sound and suds in Philadelphia.

Headliners include grindcore brutalizers Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Saturday) and reunited stoner doom legends Sleep (Sunday) with Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Immolation, Panopticon, Withered, Khemmis, Krieg, Crypt Sermon, Falls of Rauros and Cemetery Piss rounding out a devastating weekend of intoxicated metal mayhem.

A host of craft breweries in the U.S. will also be taking part: TRVE (CO), Hammerheart (MN), Holy Mountain (WA), Burial (NC), Atlas (DC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Neshaminy Creek (PA), Burnt Hickory (GA), Hydra (SD), Tired Hands (PA), Champion (VA), Three Weavers (CA), 18th Street (IN) and Cigar City (FL). More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces New Tour

After completing an extensive trek this past spring, The Black Dahlia Murder is ready to head out on the road again - first, joining Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Allegaeon, Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, and Oni for some performances across North America, before kicking off a co-headlining USA run with Napalm Death.

Set to begin November 1st, this "Abysmal Predator" co-headliner features Abnormality, Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, and Power Trip as support on select performances. The Black Dahlia Murder will also headline a few shows before and after joining this tour package.

The Black Dahlia Murder comments: "It is our great pleasure to once again reunite with our long-time pals in Napalm Death; we really hit it off with them when we were just little tykes on our first-ever European tour so many years ago. To this day, Napalm remain a vital force in music and are some of my absolute heroes. It feels great to finally be able to announce this amazing line-up we've been brewing... Keeping a secret this good was killing me inside! All of the bands are absolutely killer and we couldn't be more proud to be considered a part of this elite. We'll see you this fall, bring your helmet!" More...

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Southwest Terror Fest V Reveals Full Lineup

Having announced dozens of bands over the past several weeks, the full lineup for Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy is now complete, and all ticket options for the festival are now available.

For the fifth installation of the annual even, the Southwest Terror Fest will overthrow Tucson October 20th through 23rd, with forty-five artists from across the U.S. and Canada converging on five stages, including venues 191 Toole, Club Congress, The Flycatcher, and Gary's Place. The full lineup consists of:

Thursday, October 20th - Early Show @ 191 Toole
Main:
10:30 - end - Sumac
9:10 - 9:55 - The Body/Full Of Hell
8:00 - 8:40 - Kowloon Walled City
7:00 - 7:30 - Generation Of Vipers
6:00 - 6:30 - North
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9:55 - 10:30 - Theologian/Lament Cityscape
8:40 - 9:10 - Senior Fellows
7:30 - 8:00 - Waft
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Pig Destroyer At Reggies Rock Club

Whoever decided to book the Abbath, High On Fire and Skeletonwitch tour date on the same day as a Pig Destroyer show deserves to be shot. After seeing how many people turned up to see PD, I feel really sorry for everyone involved with the Abbath tour.

Then again, it might not have been as dire for them since metal's grown larger as it has grown more diverse. I was surprised by the amount of people over 40, women and people dressed like they just got out of work at an office job. Usually metal shows – particularly for bands as brutal as Pig Destroyer – attract a audience of mostly 18-35-year-old working class males. Then again, since anyone who isn't part of that demographic is treated as a complete pariah by TV executives and aren't allowed to be couch potatoes, it's only natural that they'd show up to see Pig Destroyer. After all, metal is ultimately a genre for the dispossessed misfits of society.
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Southwest Terror Fest V Announced

The initial lineup for Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy has been announced, as early bird tickets for the event have been made available this week.

For the fifth installation of the annual Southwest Terror Fest, this year's edition will once again overthrow Tucson, the 2016 installment of the annual gathering running from October 20th through 23rd.

Forty-five artists from across the U.S. and Canada care onverging on three stages, including venues 191 Toole, Club Congress, The Flycatcher, and Gary's Place. This first wave of announced bands features Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Infest, Nails, Power Trip, Final Conflict, Full Of Hell, Sumac, Kowloon Walled City, Khemmis, CHRCH, Behold! The Monolith, Theories, Wake, and The Drip.

The second wave of artists set to play Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy will be announced April 18th, the same day VIP passes and individual tickets go on sale. More...

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Pig Destroyer Re-Releasing Albums On Vinyl

Relapse is proud to announce the deluxe vinyl reissues of two long-out-of-print, classic Pig Destroyer albums. The label comments:

"'Terrifyer,' one of the most important extreme metal/grindcore albums of all time, will be available on vinyl for the first time in over 12 years. The reissue will contain four bonus songs, previously only available on the Japanese release of the album and never before pressed on vinyl! 'Phantom Limb,' the legendary, 21st-century extreme metal masterpiece, will also be reissued on vinyl for the first time in over 9 years along with two bonus songs from the Japanese release, also never before available on vinyl."

Both records will be pressed on several limited edition LP colors. Pre-order info is available here. Pig Destroyer also recently announced a string of live appearances for 2016 including performances at Netherlands Deathfest and Southwest Terror Fest. A complete listing of dates can be seen below.

Feb 26 Netherlands Deathfest Tilburg, Netherlands
Feb 26 Netherlands Death Fest Tilburg, Netherlands
Mar 11 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Apr 08 Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL
Apr 09 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Oct 20 SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V Tucson, AZ More...

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