Band Photo: Pig Destroyer (?)
From: Washington D.C., United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
PIG DESTROYER has entered Omega Studios (BAD BRAINS) in Rockville, MD to begin recording its new full-length album, titled "Phantom Limb". The follow-up to 2004's "Terrifyer" will feature 14 all-new songs from the heralded grindcore troupe and artwork by John Baizley (BARONESS, TORCHE). Advance songtitles include: "Cemetery Road", "Rotten Yellow", "Jupiter's Eye", "Heathen Temple" and "The Machete Twins".
Commented PIG DESTROYER vocalist JR Hayes: "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."
Added guitarist Scott Hull: "We're excited about 'Phantom Limb' because it all seems to be coming together in a much different way than our past discs. We set the date for the studio, THEN we fired up the muse to write the material. The process has became much faster, more focused, and with all the energy intact and sharpened. It has also been a hugely positive experience to be able to just be the guitarist, rather than the guy behind the button as well. Just wait until you hear it."
In other news, PIG DESTROYER recently made its long-standing trio a quartet with the addition of Blake Harrison (TRIAC) to the fold. PIG DESTROYER has also been confirmed to co-headline at this year's Los Angeles Murderfest on Sunday, March 25 along with BRUTAL TRUTH, CRETIN, and many more. Additional PIG DESTROYER live appearances will be announced shortly.
Los Angeles Murderfest 3.0 will take place on March 24th and March 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature over 40 bands on two stages. Both Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer have been confirmed to appear thus far. Additional bands will be revealed in the coming weeks. A single day pass is $30 in advance, while a while a two-day pass is $50 in advance.
NEW BANDMATE: Please welcome Blake Harrison to the band. Yup you read it right, PD is now a 4 piece, and Blake is going to be running samples and noise live and on recordings. He's currently also in Baltmore rockers Triac and Hatebeek. He's a member of Team Fingerblast and will be updating the site, handling the web store (because we apparently can't get it together on our own). He'll be PD's mouthpiece. He's also the dude behind the the myspace page (I don't know what the hell it is right now). Personal interests: cigarettes, fingerbanging, drinking...
We put the 7" single's series on hold until we complete the new full length this December. JR's already working on artwork wth John Baisley from Baroness.
Furthermore this site will likely idle down to archive mode until we start gearing up around the release of the new full length. But you're already used to no updates
Legendary New York City grinders BRUTAL TRUTH will be playing a reunion show on September 3rd at the Double Door in Chicago, IL for the 2nd Annual Electric City Rockfest. Also performing will be PIG DESTROYER.
Grindcore masters PIG DESTROYER have announced more U.S. shows:
with Battletorn, Drugs of Faith, Prowler:
February 17 - Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Next Door
with Whitehouse, Wolf Eyes:
March 2 - Washington, DC @ DC9
March 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ North Six
March 4 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
PIG DESTROYER have lined up a show at The Warehouse Next Door in Washington, DC for February 17th. Also performing will be BATTLETORN, DRUGS OF FAITH, and PROWLER.
Explosive D.C. grind act Pig Destroyer have lined up three West Coast dates with Uphill Battle, Phobia and Triac:
Aug 5 Corona, California - Showcase Theater
Aug 6 Los Angeles, CA - Hanging Jury
Aug 7 Tijuana, Mexico - Voodoo House
The first official listing of confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest, taking place August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ, has been announced. They are as follows:
THE ACACIA STRAIN
ARMOR FOR SLEEP
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
CURL UP AND DIE
DEAD TO FALL
THE EARLY NOVEMBER
GHOST OF THE SALTWATER
GHOSTS OF WAR
GOOD CLEAN FUN
GYM CLASS HEROES
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW
IF HOPE DIES
LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN
RECEIVING END OF SIRENS
THE RED CHORD
SICK OF IT ALL
THIS DAY & AGE
YOUTH OF TODAY
"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Belgian grindcore quintet, Leng Tch'e. The tentative release date for the band's Relapse debut, "Process of Elimination," is June 28th in the US and July 4th in Europe.
Leng Tch'e (Sven De Caluwé: Drums, Jan Hallaert: Guitar, Boris Cornelissen: Vocals, Geert Deverster: Guitar, Nicolas Malfeyt: bass) furrow apart the standards of traditional grindcore and suture it together with hardcore and doom appendages.
On the topic of signing to the band's new home, De Caluwé states, "What can one say about getting signed to a record company one has been looking up to for the past ten years, owning most of their discography & growing up with the label as a fan and now getting a chance to become a part of this legacy is simply amazing. It's definitely a big honor for us to be a part of the Relapse roster, being among all bands who we look up to & work with people who are devoted to the scene. We're thrilled about all this & can't wait to get the new record out & to see all you crazy mofos on tour!"
Leng Tch'e have upcoming tour plans which include dates supporting Morbid Angel, dates with label-mates Pig Destroyer and festival appearances that include Fury Fest (France), Maryland Death Fest (United States), Krakfest (Germany) and FYU fest (Belgium) among others.
Leng Tch'e tour dates:
Mar. 19 Lille, France (F) Splendid
Mar. 20 Groningen, Netherlands (NL) Osterport
Apr. 14 Esch-Alsette, Luxemburg (L) Kulturfabrik
Apr. 15 Antwerp, Belgium (B) Hof Ter Loo
Apr. 17 Amsterdam, Netherlands (NL) Melkweg
Apr. 29 Welmerskirschen, Germany (D) AJZ Bahndam (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound)
Apr. 30 Antwerpen, Belgium (B) Hof Ter Loo (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound, Aborted, Illdisposed, and more)
May 1 Weert, Netherlands (NL) Bosuil Weert (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound)
The set times have been revealed for this year's Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place May 28th and 29th at the House Of Rock in White Marsh, MD. They are as follows:
Saturday, May 28 - Doors at 1 PM
SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH - 1:30 - 2:00
PROPHECY - 2:15 - 2:45
KILL THE CLIENT - 3:00 - 3:30
WARSCARS - 3:45 - 4:15
ROTTENNESS - 4:30 - 5:00
LORD GORE - 5:15 - 5:45
MISERY INDEX - 6:00 - 6:30
PIG DESTROYER - 6:45 - 7:15
LENG TCH'E - 7:30 - 8:10
WORMED - 8:25 - 9:05
GRONIBARD - 9:20 - 10:00
ABSCESS - 10:15 - 10:55
REGURGITATE - 11:10 - 11:50
CRYPTOPSY - 12:10 - end of show
Sunday, May 29 - Doors at 1 PM
AMOEBIC DYSENTERY - 1:30 - 2:00
DESPISED ICON - 2:15 - 2:45
XXX MANIAK - 3:00 - 3:30
SPLATTERHOUSE - 3:45 - 4:15
ION DISSONANCE - 4:30 - 5:00
BODIES LAY BROKEN - 5:15 - 5:45
GHOUL - 6:00 - 6:30
CAPHARNAUM - 6:45 - 7:15
ROTTEN SOUND - 7:30 - 8:10
BIRDFLESH - 8:25 - 9:05
ABORTED - 9:20 - 10:00
IMPALED - 10:15 - 10:55
GENERAL SURGERY - 11:10 - 11:50
IMMOLATION - 12:10 - end of show
CEPHALIC CARNAGE and VOMIT REMNANTS are no longer on the bill for the Maryland Death Fest 2005, which is set to take place May 28th and 29th at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. Replacing them on the bill is MISERY INDEX and PIG DESTROYER.
The final confirmed band list is as follows: MISERY INDEX, PIG DESTROYER, IMMOLATION, CRYPTOPSY, GENERAL SURGERY, REGURGITATE, ABSCESS, IMPALED, BIRDFLESH, ROTTEN SOUND, WORMED, GRONIBARD, ABORTED, CAPHARNAUM, LENG TCH'E, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, GHOUL, LORD GORE, ROTTENNESS, BODIES LAY BROKEN, SPLATTERHOUSE, XXX MANIAK, DESPISED ICON, KILL THE CLIENT, ION DISSONANCE, PROPHECY, WARSCARS, SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH, AMOEBIC DYSENTERY.
Advanced tickets are now available at marylanddeathfest.com.
The 2nd Los Angeles Murderfest is currently in the planning stages for this Summer. Confirmed thus far for the show, which has no set date nor venue, are the following bands:
Virginia's extreme sound nihilists Pig Destroyer have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their forthcoming album, "Terrifyer." Pig Destroyer will kick off a week-long U.K. headlining tour beginning November 12 in Nottingham at the Old Angel. The tour will conclude on November 19 in London with a special Pig Destroyer CD release party at the Garage.
Pig Destroyer's long-awaited new album, "Terrifyer," will be a special CD/Audio-DVD release. The follow up to the band's critically acclaimed "Prowler in the Yard" album, "Terrifyer" features 32 minutes of Pig Destroyer's compelling mix of metal, grind, thrash and punk rock, as well as the 37-minute audio DVD track "Natasha," mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. "Terrifyer" is slated for an October 25 European release date via Relapse. An advance look at the album's cover art can be found at this location.
Joining Pig Destroyer on the Terrorizer magazine-sponsored "Grind Over U.K." tour will be explosive grind unit Total Fucking Destruction, featuring drummer/vocalist Richard Hoak (ex-Brutal Truth), punishing doom duo Halo and the U.K.'s Narcosis.
"Grind Over U.K." tour dates: More...
Misery Index, of Baltimore, Maryland, featuring former Dying Fetus vocalist, lyricist, and bassist Jason Netherton and former Dying Fetus, M.O.D. and Fear Of God guitarist Sparky Voyles, are hitting the road this summer/fall.
8/27 Captain Tee’s - Harrisonburg, VA
8/28 Sudsy Malone’s - Cincinnati, OH
8/29 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/30 Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS w/ All That Remains
8/31 Climax Lounge - Denver, CO
9/2 Musichead Record Store - Medford, OR
9/3 Conan’s - Portland, OR
9/4 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
9/5 Studio Z - San Francisco, CA (Three Days of Darkness Fest)
9/6 Arts in Action - Los Angeles, CA
9/7 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
9/8 Showcase Theater - Corona, CA
9/9 Surges - El Paso, TX
9/10 Lonestar Park/GPX Park - Dallas, TX (DFW Metalfest)
9/11 International Ballroom - Houston, TX (Texas Murderfest)
9/12 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
9/13 516 Soundstage - Shreveport, LA w/ Cattle Decapitation
9/14 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
9/16 Swayze’s - Marietta, GA
9/17 Limelight - Myrtle Beach, SC
9/18 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
9/19 Hartley’s House of Rock - High Point, NC
10/17 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD (Pig Destroyer CD release show)
10/20 Club Rocket – Toronto, ON
10/21 Babylon – Ottawa, ON
10/22 Foufones Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/23 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/24 B.B. King’s – New York, NY
10/26 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
11/5 Maquisart - Trois-Rivieres,QC, Canada (Trois-Riveres Metalfest)
11/6 Petit Theatre du Vieux Noranda - Rouyn, QC, Canada
PIG DESTROYER will have their video for "Piss Angel" premiere this Saturday on Headbanger's Ball. The track comes off the band's album, "Prowler In The Yard."
Virginia metal/grind outfit Pig Destroyer have now completed work on their next full-length, entitled "Terrifyer." The album consists of 32 minutes of music accompanied by the 37-minute audio DVD track, "Natasha." Here is the final track listing:
Pretty in Casts
Song of Filth
Restraining Order Blues
Crawl of Time
Here's a comment from vocalist J.R. Hayes regarding the new release:
"After two-and-a-half years of work on 'Terrifyer,' we're extremely pleased with the end result. Terrifyer fully represents Pig Destroyer in 2004 and we can't wait to play our new material live for PxDx fans. See you on the road."
Look for the album to hit stores on October 12th in the US and October 25th in Europe through Relapse Records.
The set times have been revealed for this years Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD on May 29th and 30th. Times are: More...