Band Photo: Pig Destroyer (?)
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
04. Thought Crime Spree
05. Cemetery Road
06. Lesser Animal
07. Phantom Limb
09. Heathen Temple
10. Fourth Degree Burns
12. Girl In The Slayer Jacket
13. Waist Deep In Ash
14. The Machette Twins
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...
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.