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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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Eyehategod Announces East Coast Tour Dates

EYEHATEGOD have lined up the following upcoming East Coast tour dates with GOATWHORE and STRONG INTENTION:

October 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Pig Destroyer, Swarm of the Lotus, Triac
October 24 – New York, NY @ The Temptress (boat cruise) w/ Pig Destroyer
October 25 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Anal Cunt, Howl, Rampant Decay

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Brutal Truth And Pig Destroyer Announce NYC Show

Relapse Records has issued the following statement about an upcoming New York show with Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, and Repulsion:

"Three legendary metal bands, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer and Repulsion, will team up for the inaugural Blackened Music Series show to be held Friday, July 31st in Brooklyn, NY. This event will also serve as a release party for the forthcoming book, Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces that will see a July 15th release via De Capo Press.

"To celebrate their first-ever New York show and the inclusion of their legendary album Horrified in Precious Metal, Repulsion will be performing the influential release in its entirety."

The full details are as follows:

Friday, July 31st 2009
Brooklyn Masonic Temple – 317 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Show starts @ 8:00 pm EST (doors at 7:30 pm)
Tickets: $25.00

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Maryland Deathfest 2009 Lineup and Ticket News

With the date fast approaching, it'd be good for you to get your tickets to the Maryland Deathfest VII soon. They have a stellar lineup planned, most notably Napalm Death, Trap Them, Cephalic Carnage, Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation. But their website is down, so you can't buy tickets directly. From the Deathfest Myspace:

"Unfortunately we're dealing with the headache of our website being down for the next day or so, so here's the deal with the tickets.

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY TICKETS: These can be purchased through paypal. Friday only is $38 and Sunday only is $43. Paypal payment can be sent to mdfesttickets@yahoo.com. Visit www.paypal.com and enter that e-mail address to send payment to. If you send payment for tickets between now and the fest, they will automatically be placed at WILL CALL. Friday and Sunday only tickets can also be purchased at the door.

SATURDAY ONLY TICKETS: An outside only ticket for Saturday will be available AT THE DOOR ONLY for $25."

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Maryland Deathfest Announces 2 Replacement Bands

Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.

Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.

Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Maryland Deathfest Confirms More Bands

More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:

Bolt Thrower
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Rotten Sound
Keep of Kalessin
Trap Them
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Complete Failure
Hero Destroyed

Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:

"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."

A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009

Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.

Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Pig Destroyer Announce Australia, NZ Tour

Thanks to Heathen Skulls, Soundworks, and RW Entertainment, Pig Destroyer have announced they will be touring Australia and New Zealand this October in support of their latest album, 'Phantom Limb.' The dates for the tour are as follows:


Friday 24th: Hi Fi Bar – Melbourne
with Blood Duster, Terrorust, and Fuck... I'm Dead
Tickets available through Missing Link and Hi Fi Bar

Saturday 25th: Gaelic Club – Sydney
with Terrorust, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace, and special guest
Tickets available through Moshtix (Ph: 1300 438 849)

Sunday 26th: Rosies – Brisbane
with special guests (TBC)
Tickets available through Moshtix (Ph: 1300 438 849)

Monday 27th: Fowlers – Adelaide
with Robotosauras, Grey Daturas, and Captain Clean Off
Tickets available through Moshtix (Ph: 1300 438 849)

Tuesday 28th: Amplifier Bar – Perth
with special guests (TBC)
Tickets available through Moshtix (Ph: 1300 438 849)

Wednesday 29th: Brisbane Hotel – Hobart
with Ruins, and special guests
No pre-sales Tickets available.


Saturday 1st: Transmission Room – Auckland (All Ages)
with Terrorust, and special guests
Tickets available from Real Groovey, and Ticketek

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"This Comp Kills Fascists" Preview Tracks Online

In the tradition of the legendary "Cry Now, Cry Later" compilations of the 90's, PIG DESTROYER / AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Scott Hull has brought together some of the very best of today's underground grindcore, hardcore, and power violence bands making up volume one of "This Comp Kills Fascists."


A number of participants on the "This Comp Kills Fascists" compilation have posted audio previews of their new and exclusive tracks that will appear on the disc. MAGRUDERGRIND has posted "Burden," MARUTA "Chemical Tomb," A.S.R.A. "Pig Squealer," CHAINSAW TO THE FACE "Hating Life," WASTEOID "Bangover," TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION "a href="http://www.myspace.com/totalfuckingdestruction">Human Is The Bastard," and SHITSTORM "Brainwashed." And BRUTAL TRUTH, who's contribution is the first new material from the band in almost ten years, has posted the brand new track "Turmoil."

Additionally, the compilation's artwork has been unveiled at the comp's MySpace page.

"This Comp Kills Fascists" will see its North American release on July 8th, July 14th internationally with pre-orders being accepted now.

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"This Comp Kills Fascists" Album Planned

In the tradition of the legendary "Cry Now, Cry Later" compilations of the 90's, PIG DESTROYER / AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Scott Hull has brought together some of the very best of today's underground grindcore, hardcore, and power violence bands for volume one of "This Comp Kills Fascists."

"This Comp Kills Fascists" features new and exclusive material from such bands as recently disbanded INSECT WARFARE, MAGRUDERGRIND, KILL THE CLIENT, WEEKEND NACHOS, A.S.R.A, and more. "This Comp Kills Fascists" also includes the first new material in almost ten years from legendary grinders BRUTAL TRUTH and AGENTS OF SATAN.

Hull says of the compilation: "There are a lot of killer young bands out there with the same kind of vibe that was around back when Chris Dodge was doing Slap-a-Ham and Fiesta Grande was the all-important mecca to which every underground hardcore listener would make a pilgrimage every year. It was a lot different back then. There was no MySpace. No Ebay. You actually had tapes and 7-inches that you found out about in photo copied fanzines. You had to hunt this shit down. It was about discovery. You'd seek out some obscure split or tape, and when you got them, a million small flyers for other releases fell out of the package. If you were a band, you didn't have photoshop. Kinko's was vital to your band's existence and you learned how to tear out logos, steal artwork, cut, paste, cut, paste..." "I don't pretend to be any kind of grand poobah for power violence, but it absolutely had its own sound, attitude, values...it was it's own scene. And it seems there are both a lot of bands from the day that are coming back (Despise You, Apartment 213, Crom), that never left (Lack of Interest, Hellnation), and a LOT of younger bands that are re-invigorating that scene altogether. This comp is generally about a theme, but somewhat spread across PV, grind, and other hardcore elements. It's supposed to be a tribute to the way the underground hardcore scene should always be. Fast, loose, ferociously independent, unpretentious, and fun."

"This Comp Kills Fascists" will see its North American release on July 8th, July 14th internationally.

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Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull To Release Solo LP

Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed member Scott Hull will issue his first-ever solo release, "Requiem," in June via Relapse Records.

According to Relapse, "Requiem sees Hull explore his long-time love for movies and cinema score in the form of a beautifully crafted piece of work."

"Requiem" will see its release on June 10th in North America (June 16th internationally). Advance song titles from the album include: "Consequenze", "Visita all'ospedale", "Morte sul treno", and "Il funerale di Bonnie." Audio samples from the album can be heard online here.

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Pig Destroyer Announce DC and Japan Tour Dates

PIG DESTROYER has announced some upcoming live performances.

The band will first perform a local Washington, DC show on April 11th at the Black Cat along with label-mates MISERY INDEX as well as MAGRUDERGRIND and THE WAYWARD. Tickets are on sale now at this location.

Pig Destroyer will then head to Japan in early May for Extreme The Dojo 20 as headlined by the reunited AT THE GATES. Also on the tour are labelmates THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. A listing of live dates can be found below with more tour plans to be announced shortly.

Pig Destroyer has also recently launched a mobile store (here) where US cellular phone users can purchase ring tones and wallpaper. More...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Headlining Tour

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced a series of headlining tours in support of their acclaimed new album Ire Works.

The band will first head out on an U.S. headlining tour in April that will also include an appearance at Bamboozle Left in Irvine, CA. Then in early May, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will head to Japan for “Extreme The Dojo 20” with the re-united AT THE GATES along with PIG DESTROYER and MAYHEM.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will follow the Japanese tour with a headlining tour of Australia and New Zealand. A complete listing of tour dates can be found online here with more to be announced soon.

Additionally, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman recently spoke with MTV2’s Headbanger’s Blog about broken bones, border patrol, reality shows, and more. Visit headbangersblog.mtv.com to read the complete interview.

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Pig Destroyer Announce Washington Show

Grindcore masters PIG DESTROYER will be performing at the Black Cat in Washington, DC on Friday, April 11th. Also at the show will be MISERY INDEX, MAGRUDERGRIND, and THE WAYWARD.

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Pig Destroyer’s J.R. Hayes Talks To HBB

When indie metal mag, Decibel, ranked Pig Destroyer’s Phantom Limb as the best disc of 2007 — above records by Dillinger Escape Plan, Down and Machine Head — it seemed like a bold move. But it wasn’t as audacious as the publication’s decision to emphasize its choice with a year-end cover story interview.

Most bands would sell their sisters’ souls to achieve such an endorsement, however Pig Destroyer are too concerned with staying true to themselves to worry about what other people think of them. While he was flattered by the attention, singer J.R. Hayes told us he hasn’t even taken the magazine out of the shrink-wrap, and can’t understand why the band is drawing praise from everyone from fanzines to major monthlies.

Hayes explains in the latest Headbangers Ball Blog Pig Destroyer podcast, Pig Destroyer would rather remain an underground entity than ever become popular.

Hayes discusses why he likes to be called a misogynist (even though he isn’t one), his struggle with depression and anxiety, why he hates shooting videos, how Pig Destroyer will never tour more than a few days at a time and the bitterness and hate that makes Phantom Limb so powerful.

Read the full article at Headbanger's Blog.

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New Pig Destroyer Tracks Available Online

PIG DESTROYER have added the songs “Machete Twins” and “Thought Crime Spree,” off their recently released new album Phantom Limb, online over at their official MySpace page.

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Pig Destroyer Release Album and Announce Tour

PIG DESTROYER unleashed their new album, "Phantom Limb", yesterday, June 12 and will unleash it upon the world June 18th.

"Phantom Limb" features 14 new songs and artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Torche). Preview tracks taken from "Phantom Limb", “Machete Twins,” “Thought Crime Spree,” and “Loathsome,” can be heard via the e-card at the follwoing link: http://www.relapse.com/ecards/PD/. And in honor of the record’s release, now through Friday, FYE Music Stores are offering a chance to win a Pig Destroyer autographed Ebony Epiphone guitar by following this link: http://www.fye.com/GotW-14_stcVVcatId473122VVviewcat.htm?sweepstakesId=90054


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Pig Destroyer Announces Record Release Shows

Pig Destroyer has announced a string of East Coast record release shows for their new album, "Phantom Limb." Here are the dates of the release shows:

5/25 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (MDF-pre-fest show) w/ Insect Warfare, Putrid Pile, more
6/14 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Car Bomb, Child Abuse
6/15 Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion w/ Genghis Tron, Car Bomb, Child Abuse
6/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Genghis Tron, Car Bomb

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Pig Destroyer Post New Song, 'Loathsome,' Online

You can check out a new song from PIG DESTROYER entitled “Loathsome” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off their upcoming new album, Phantom Limb, which will be released on June 12th through Relapse Records.

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Pig Destroyer Release More Tour Dates

Grindcore masters PIG DESTROYER have announced a few more upcoming shows:

May 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (MDF Pre-Fest)
June 15 - Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge
June 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa

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Pig Destroyer Announce Release Date Of New Album

Grind legends Pig Destroyer have finished recording, at Omega Studios (BAD BRAINS) in Rockville, MD, the follow-up to 2004's Terrifyer. Phantom Limb was produced by guitarist/producer Scott Hull, and is to be released internationally on June 18th, and on June 12th in North America. Previews of the artwork for the album, which was done by John Baizley (BARONESS, TORCHE), can be viewed at the bands MySpace page, here.

As previously reported, vocalist JR Hayes had the following to say about Phantom Limb: "We're recording to two-inch analog tape, which is really exciting. The drums sound HUGE, and the guitar tones are really nasty and aggressive. Brian's been on top of his game all year, busting out easily the fastest blast beats I've ever seen him play. As usual, Scott's written a whole arsenal of scalding riffs, but I feel like he really outdid himself with the arrangements on this record. The songs feel great and we've been having a load of fun playing them for the last five months. It's the 14 most deranged metal songs we could make up, so get ready to sink your f*cking teeth in."

The finalised tracklisting for Phantom Limb is as follows:

01. Rotten Yellow
02. Jupiter's Eye
03. Deathtripper
04. Thought Crime Spree
05. Cemetery Road
06. Lesser Animal
07. Phantom Limb
08. Loathsome
09. Heathen Temple
10. Fourth Degree Burns
11. Alexandria
12. Girl In The Slayer Jacket
13. Waist Deep In Ash
14. The Machette Twins

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More Bands Announced For Los Angeles Murderfest

More bands have been announced for the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0, which is slated for March 24th and 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA:

Saturday, March 24th: More...

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