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Pig Destroyer’s J.R. Hayes Talks To Headbanger's Ball On Podcast

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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.

Source: Headbanger's Blog

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1. metalmayhem writes:

Pig Destroyer is f***ing amazing, and uncompromising. Next to converge they are probably my favorite band ever. Ive been lucky enough to see them live twice. J.R's lyrics are amazingly powerful and extremely morbid, while Scott Hulls guitar playing is unmatched in grind. Phantom Limb shouldve been album of the year on every true metal mags list, although i still think prowler in the yard is their best album. Awesome, awesome band. With the addition of Blake on samples and "noise" i cant wait to hear what they come up with next...

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