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From: Washington D.C., United States
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
For those that cannot wait any longer to hear "Book Burner" (reviewed here), the new offering from Grindcore act Pig Destroyer, NPR is hosting an exclusive full stream of the entire album. Get a first listen to "Book Burner" at this location.
In other Pig Destroyer news, the band recently shot a video for the track "The Diplomat." The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn) and will see its premiere next week. You can also catch the band live on these dates: More...
The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:
ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)
The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...
"Book Burner," the new album from the grind champs in Pig Destroyer, will see release this coming October 22nd via Relapse Records. Today RevolverMag.com is hosting an exclusive stream of another new track from the album. The song "Baltimore Strangler" can be heard at this location.
In conjunction with the release of "Book Burner," Pig Destroyer and Relapse Records have launched the "This is Beautiful, This is Art" Contest. The object of the contest is to post an original picture, drawing, handwritten note, sculpture, animation or anything else you can think of with your favorite Pig Destroyer lyrics included on the piece. The piece then needs to be posted via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr tagging the band. There will be one grand prize winner and three runners up. For more information and a complete list of prizes visit the official contest page right here. All entries must be received by October 15th. More...
Pig Destroyer's new album "Book Burner" will see the light of day October 22nd via Relapse Records. Sick Drummer Magazine has also now posted an exclusive video of Pig Destroyer drummer Adam Jarvis from a recent Meinl showcase.
This video features Jarvis playing several tracks that appear on "Book Burner." Check out the footage through Sick Drummer or in the player below.
In conjunction with the release of "Book Burner," Pig Destroyer and Relapse Records have launched the "This is Beautiful, This is Art" Contest. The object of the contest is to post an original picture, drawing, handwritten note, sculpture, animation or anything else you can think of with your favorite Pig Destroyer lyrics included on the piece. The piece then needs to be posted via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr tagging the band. There will be one grand prize winner and three runners up. For more information and a complete list of prizes visit the official contest page here. All entries must be received by October 15th. More...
With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:
We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.
In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.
The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.
We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.
The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...
Reigning grindcore champions Pig Destroyer are less than a month away from the release of new album "Book Burner." The band's fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios and has already been described by MetalSucks as "the best metal album of the year."
Today another track from "Book Burner" has been unleashed. Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "The Diplomat." The stream can be accessed right here.
You can also find the previously posted lyric video for "Burning Palm" at this location. In support of "Book Burner," Pig Destroyer will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary's Noctis Fest, the UK's Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine's 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013. A full list of dates is included below.
Sept. 28 Calgary, Canada Noctis Fest
Oct. 18 Brooklyn, NY MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) Tickets (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1 Brighton, UK The Haunt
Nov. 2 London, UK The Garage
Nov. 3 Leeds, UK Damnnation Festival
Jan. 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 - 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI4
The reigning grindcore champions in Pig Destroyer are gearing up for the release of "Book Burner," the band's fifth-full length and first album in over five years, which was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios.
Tonight Sirius / XM's Liquid Metal will be premiering another new track from "Book Burner." The song entitled "Baltimore Strangler" can be heard tonight at 10:00 PM EST and again at 2:00 AM EST. This is the second full length song that has been released from "Book Burner," the first "Burning Palm" was released as a lyric video, which can be viewed right here.
Pig Destroyer recently completed a tour of Japan and filmed an exclusive tour diary which can be seen here or in the player below, courtesy of Metal Injection.
"Book Burner" will see a October 22nd release via Relapse Records and features 19 tracks. The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. More...
Pig Destroyer will be releasing new album "Book Burner" this coming October 22nd via Relapse Records, and the band recently released a new lyric video for "Burning Palm," which can be viewed here. Metalsucks.net has now issued the following announcement about confirming Pig Destroyer for an upcoming showcase in New York:
"So recently all of us dudes from MetalSucks, Metal Injection, and 1000 Knives were sitting around smoking peyote out of a dead mule’s skull (y’know, like you do) when someone was all, Dudes! Our CMJ Showcase last year was pretty much THE BEST PARTY EVER. All of the bands were AMAZING. Skeletonwitch SLAYED. Kvelertak played their first NYC show EVER and DESTROYED. Hell, we wrecked that joint so bad that we weren’t even invited back this year, and one of us actually had to move to the other side of the country just to hide! How are we ever gonna top it???“ And then someone else was like, What if we got PIG DESTROYER to play THEIR FIRST NEW YORK-AREA SHOW IN MORE THAN THREE YEARS?
"And so that’s what we did!
"You read that correctly: Pig Destroyer, the best grindcore band on the face of the planet, are going to play their first and ONLY New York-area show in more than three years at The Third Annual MetalSucks / Metal Injection / 1000 Knives CMJ Showcase on Thursday, October 18 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn — just days before the release of their incredible new album, Book Burner! And they ain’t comin’ alone: support will be provided by KEN Mode, Early Graves, and Encrust. Holy moly, did we put together a ridiculously great show or what? You’re all very welcome. More...
Reigning grindcore champions Pig Destroyer have unleashed the first song from new album "Book Burner." The track entitled "Burning Palm" is available as a lyric video below. "Book Burner," the band's fifth full-length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios. The album will see a October 22nd release via Relapse Records and features 19 tracks with a return to the band's raw, misanthropic sound.
In support of "Book Burner," Pig Destroyer will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary's Noctis Fest, the UK's Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine's 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013. A full list of dates is included below. More...
U.S. grindcore act Pig Destroyer posted up additional in studio footage showcasing behind the scenes footage of "The Underground Man" from the forthcoming LP "Book Burner." The album marks the band's fifth release and its first in five years. "Book Burner" is scheduled for release on Oct. 22, 2012 (United States), Oct. 29, 2012 (U.K.), Oct. 26, 2012 (Germany/BENELUX) via Relapse Records. It will be available in the following formats: CD/Deluxe 2CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Ltd Ed. Deluxe/2xLP/CS/Digital.
Check out the studio footage here:
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user HeisW140, of Pig Destroyer performing live in Tokyo on August 23rd, 2012. Check out the clip below. Pig Destroyer will be releasing new album "Book Burner" on October 22nd via Relapse Records (October 29th in Europe).
The band self-recorded this fifth-full length and first album in over five years at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios. "Book Burner" will feature 19 tracks. The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the lyricists’ style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP will also contain an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.
The ultimate edition, limited to 100 copies, includes an exclusive T-Shirt, autographed deluxe 2xLP on exclusive blood red color vinyl, a Pig Destroyer flip-top wick style lighter, and a Order Of The Godless Swine membership card which includes a digital download of the whole collection plus an alternate "dynamic" mastering job of both records done by Scott Hull intended to be played at maximum volume. The membership card will also entitle each card carrying member to a free T-Shirt directly from the band at any Pig Destroyer show. More...
U.S. grindcore act Pig Destroyer posted up a preview clip for the forthcoming new LP "Book Burner." The album marks the band's fifth release and first in five years. "Book Burner" is scheduled for release on Oct. 22, 2012 (United States), Oct. 29, 2012 (U.K.), Oct. 26, 2012 (Germany/BENELUX) via Relapse Records. It will be available in the following formats: CD/Deluxe 2CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Ltd Ed. Deluxe/2xLP/CS/Digital.
Pre-orders can be made at this location.
Reigning grindcore champions Pig Destroyer have revealed the title of their new album to be "Book Burner." The band recently completed self-recording this fifth full-length, and first album in over five years, at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.
"Book Burner" will see an October 23rd release via Relapse Records and features 19 tracks. Decibel Magazine has revealed the album’s art (created by Chris Taylor) and uploaded an in-studio clip documenting the recording process. Check out the clip and artwork here or below.
Additionally, Pig Destroyer has announced a series of summer and fall festival appearances in support of the new record. The band will be heading to Europe on August 10th to play the Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault Festival and Belgium’s Ieper Fest followed by a string of Japanese and Canadian dates. Then in November, Pig Destroyer is set to headline the UK’s Damnation Festival along with a round of headlining dates. These shows mark the first live performances with new drummer Adam Jarvis behind the kit. A complete listing of dates including the recently added Maryland Deathfest 2013 spot is available below. More...
Eight more bands have been confirmed for MDF XI, which is to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Here are the latest bands confirmed:
PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
An updated list of confirmed bands up to now can be found below:
!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) - Exclusive US show
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France) - Exclusive US show
AOSOTH (France) - Exclusive US show
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show
Headliners and more band announcements are expected soon. With Sonar closing, information regarding the new venue is expected to be revealed sometime in August.
Reigning grindcore champions Pig Destroyer have announced a series of summer and fall festival appearances in support of their upcoming 5th full-length record. The band will be heading to Europe on August 10th to play the Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault Festival and Belgium’s Ieper Fest followed by a string of Japanese and Canadian dates.
Then in November, Pig Destroyer is set to headline the UK’s Damnation Festival along with a round of headlining dates. These shows mark the first live performances with new drummer Adam Jarvis behind the kit. A complete listing of dates is included below with more to be announced shortly.
Pig Destroyer recently entered guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios to record the band's first album in 5 years. The as-of-yet-titled album is a return to a raw, primitive sound and will feature 19 songs of the band's signature misanthropic grind. A late 2012 release is expected via Relapse Records. More...
The extreme music world is about to get a much needed cinderblock to the face as the mighty Pig Destroyer has entered the studio to record a 5th full-length record and first album in over five years. The band is self-producing and recording the new album at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, VA.
According to a press release, the as-yet-untitled album is a "return to a raw, primitive sound and will feature 19 songs of Pig Destroyer' signature misanthropic grind." A late 2012 release is expected via Relapse Records.
This time around, Pig Destroyer has enlisted the help of Adam Jarvis (Misery Index) to lend inhuman drumming skills to the aural hatred. Now a full time member, Scott Hull commented on the addition of Adam:
"Tracking the drums happened this week and I'm honestly amazed at how Adam stepped up to the task of learning some challenging shit outside of his standard comfort zone. He came into the studio ready to destroy and destroy he did. And in the haze of long studio hours he never settled for a bad take. He's a real soldier. Adam has helped breathe new life into the band and we feel like we are starting fresh. Everyone here is excited for people to check out the new jams."
Additionally, Pig Destroyer has been confirmed for the UK's Damnation Festival this November with numerous other dates and festivals to be announced shortly.
Relapse Records has unleashed the label's prestigious 20+ year catalog online via Bandcamp at this location. All of the albums from the catalog can now be streamed for free.
The official Relapse page features over 122 artists including Baroness, Dying Fetus, Pig Destroyer, Red Fang, Necrophagist, Revocation, and many more, each streaming their entire Relapse catalog for free in addition to offering the albums as high quality 320k mp3 or FLAC downloads.
Additionally, the label has made available a page for Relapse alumni including Mastodon, Neurosis, Amorphis, Nile, High in Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and over 20 additional artists at this location.
Underground journalist Ryan Bartek has just re-released the book "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" as a free PDF Download. Featuring new cover art and a redesigned look, this new version finally does visual justice to the original.
The product of one year spent traveling the USA underground, "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" is a genre-bending work of nonfiction that is at once a road book and a journalistic expose on American counterculture as well.
In "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" Bartek makes it through 35 states, spends 600+ hours on Greyhounds while interviewing a variety of celebrities, musicians, journalists and travelers. Covering all forms of counterculture with a heavy emphasis on extreme metal & hardcore punk, “The Big Shiny Prison” refuses to become a stereotypical “music book.” It instead falls into the category of the autobiographical road novel using a relevant approach that appeals to both the average reader & the critical academia.
Originally released on 11/15/09, the book features interviews/appearances by DWARVES, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, MDC, Repulsion, Psyopus, Cephalic Carnage, Downtown Brown, HIMSA, Atheist, Foxy Shazam, STALAGGH, Absymal Dawn, Ludicra, The Angelic Process, AxCx & many more. More...
Ryan Bartek has made his new book "The Big Shiny Prison" available as a free PDF download. The book can be found at this location. "The Big Shiny Prison" is an expose on various forms of underground music ranging from extreme metal to punk to rock. Interviews are included in the book with bands such as Cephalic Carnage, Pig Destroyer, and Abysmal Dawn. Bartek issued the following statement about the book:
"My name is Ryan Bartek. For the past 3 years I’ve sacrificed everything for the successful completion of this project. I spent a year on the road, another year completing & shopping it, and another year of total rejection. It is only karmically fitting that both the demise of magazine & book publishing come in one fell swoop.
"I was never in it for the money, nor the aspect of celebrity. I have spent an upwards of $10,000 on it, which I remark only to underline my absolute sincerity. No one would deny its quality -- but the raw nature of the work, as well as its excessive length, made it impossible to pigeon hole or successfully shop. Nothing quite like it has ever surfaced, at least not in the format I’ve undertaken.
"After this seemingly endless struggle, I have decided to offer it to the public domain. While I retain the copyright/trademark, I both encourage and support file sharing. It is my only wish that this manuscript be circulated & appreciated. Perhaps when all is said and done, someone might offer a physical print run."
Baroness has announced a full U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming album "Blue Record." This month-long headlining tour will kick-off on November 18th in Washington, DC and include a number of guests along the way including Earthless, Torche, Pig Destroyer, Iron Age, and more.
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...