Natasha (Digi) CD
Prowler in the Yard CD
Book Burner CD
Additionally PIG DESTROYER will be taking part in this year's Maryland Death Fest scheduled for May 23rd - 26th. The band will also be a part of the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA on August 17th. PIG DESTROYER will be performing alongside GWAR, Municipal Waste, COC and many more. Learn More
The band commented on the Billboard chart position:
"We are shocked and super stoked that people have given Book Burner such a hugely positive response. In this day and age where chart numbers are falling dramatically, we want to thank everyone that actually picked up a copy if this fucker and have been enjoying it. Especially our family at Relapse. Thanks for all the hard work. And to our fans, we will try and get to your area in time. Thanks for giving Book Burner such a warm welcome. Cheers and beers!" Learn More
PIG DESTROYER Premiere New Video for "The Diplomat" on Noisey, New Album Book Burner Available Now on Relapse Records
Today PIG DESTROYER is premiering their new video for the song "The Diplomat". The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn) and can be viewed HERE courtesy of Noisey.
Pig Destroyer 'Book Burner' is available TODAY in North America on CD/Deluxe 2CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette!
Described by MetalSucks as "the best metal album of the year", PIG DESTROYER's long awaited new album Book Burner will be released one week from today on Relapse Records. The reigning grindcore champions razor-sharp fifth-full length was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios.
For those that cannot wait any longer to hear Book Burner, NPR is hosting an exclusive full stream of the entire album. Get a first listen to Book Burner courtesy of NPR HERE.Learn More
Revolver Magazine Hosting Premiere of New PIG DESTROYER Song! Only One Week Left to Enter "This is Beautiful, This is Art" Contest
Today RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of another new track from Book Burner. The song "Baltimore Strangler" can be heard HERE. Learn More
Sick Drummer Premieres Exclusive PIG DESTROYER Drum Video: Launch "This is Beautiful, This is Art" Contest
Sick Drummer Magazine has 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. Learn More
PIG DESTROYER are also gracing the cover of Decibel Magazine's November issue. This marks the band's second appearance on Decibel's cover, the last being in 2007 when Phantom Limb was named album of the year. The new issue can be ordered HERE.
Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER have revealed the full details of their highly anticipated new album Book Burner. The band self-recorded their razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios. Book Burner will see an October 22nd release via Relapse Records and features 19 tracks with a return to the band's raw, misanthropic sound. A complete tracklisting is included below with the first audio samples available in this teaser HERE.Learn More
Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER have revealed the title of their highly anticipated new album to be Book Burner. The band recently completed self-recording their razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios. Book Burner will see a October 23rd release via Relapse Records and features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Decibel Magazine has revealed the album’s art (created by Chris Taylor) and uploaded an in-studio clip documenting the recording process at this locationLearn More
Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER have announced a series of summer and fall festival appearances in support of their highly anticipated 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, they are 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 (MISERY INDEX, CRIMINAL ELEMENT) behind the kit. A complete listing of dates is included below with more to be announced shortly.
Additionally, PIG DESTROYER will join the re-united CARCASS as well as SUFFOCATION, MISERY INDEX, 1349, and more for a one-off show this evening in Baltimore, MD at the Sonar club. For more information on this show and ticket links, please visit SonarBaltimore.com.
PIG DESTROYER will also see the release of their epic 35+ minute track Natasha in mid-November. Originally released in 5.1 surround-sound on DVD, Natasha will now be available on CD housed in a limited edition digipack and on LP. For more information on this release, including pre-order options, please visit this release page: http://shop.relapse.com/store/product.aspx?ProductID=29991
PIG DESTROYER's video for Phantom Limb track Loathsome?is currently seeing air-time on 'Headbanger's Ball'. The video was shot in Baltimore, MD at the Ottobar with director Dave Brodsky for MyGoodEye (RED CHORD, KYLESA, GOATWHORE, GOD FORBID).
Phantom Limb has received many year-end accolades, including 'Album of the Year' as named by Decibel Magazine.
PIG DESTROYER 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: http://www.blackcatdc.com/pigdestroyer.html
PIG DESTROYER will then head to Japan in early May for 'Extreme The Dojo 20' as headlined by the re-united AT THE GATES. Also on the tour are PIG DESTROYER labelmates THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. A listing of PIG DESTROYER live dates can be found in the tour section with more tour plans to be announced shortly.
PIG DESTROYER has also recently launched a mobile store (here: http://www.wirelessartist.com/BoomBoxxStaging/0230/BoomBoxx.htm) where US cellular phone users can purchase PIG DESTROYER ring tones and wallpaper.
Phantom Limb features 14 all-new songs from the heralded grindcore troupe and artwork by John Baizley (BARONESS, TORCHE). Preview tracks taken from Phantom Limb, for Machete Twins? Thought Crime Spree? and Loathsome? can be heard via this ecard: http://www.relapse.com/ecards/PD/. Loathsome?can also be heard on the band's MySpace (www.myspace.com/therealpigdestroyer) and PureVolume (www.purevolume.com/pigdestroyer) pages. 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 here: www.fye.com/GotW-14_stcVVcatId473122VVviewcat.htm?sweepstakesId=90054
Additionally, PIG DESTROYER has announced more Summer tour dates in support of Phantom Limb. The band will begin with a string of record release shows along the East Coast. These shows will take place later this week (June 14 through 16) and will include label mates GENGHIS TRON and CAR BOMB as support on all shows. PIG DESTROYER will then do a quick run in the Mid-West in late July, working their way out to perform at Dudefest in Indianapolis. A complete listing of confirmed PIG DESTROYER performances can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.
PIG DESTROYER released Phantom Limb this past June. The band played a handful of shows around the album's release and live footage from their Brooklyn performance can be seen now at MetalKult.com along with a candid Q&A with the band. An e-card previewing Phantom Limb can also be accessed here: http://www.relapse.com/ecards/PD/. Learn More
PIG DESTROYER recently unveiled preview tracks from Phantom Limb, for Machete Twins? Thought Crime Spree? and Loathsome? via this ecard: http://www.relapse.com/ecards/PD/. Loathsome?can also be heard on the band's MySpace (www.myspace.com/therealpigdestroyer) and PureVolume (www.purevolume.com/pigdestroyer)pages.
Phantom Limb is available now for pre-order. To pre-order an autographed copy of Phantom Limb (while supplies last) through Newbury Comics, please click here: http://www.newburycomics.com/rel/v2_home.php?storenr=103&deptnr=501&affnr=695. Also starting this Saturday, June 9, an Ebony Epiphone guitar autographed by PIG DESTROYER will be up for grabs through FYE.com. This contest will run through June 15.
PIG DESTROYER has announced a string of East Coast shows in support of Phantom Limb's release. These shows will take place June 14 through 16 and will include label mates GENGHIS TRON and CAR BOMB as support on all shows. CHILD ABUSE will also join the band in Philadelphia and New London. A complete listing of confirmed PIG DESTROYER performances can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon. Learn More
'Hostile Takeover' is an hour long live program on XM Channel 42 Liquid Metal (Channel 841 for Direct TV subscribers), where PIG DESTROYER will join regular 'Mercury' host Katie Brutal to talk about their brand new record Phantom Limb, as well as their upcoming live appearances, all while having complete control over the program's playlist.
PIG DESTROYER recently wrapped up a string of East Coast record-release shows with another set of dates going out to the Mid-West scheduled for late July. A listing of PIG DESTROYER tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced shortly. An e-card previewing PIG DESTROYER's Phantom Limb can be viewed at this location: www.relapse.com/ecards/PD/ Learn More
PIG DESTROYER has also completed work on the first music video from Phantom Limb. The video, for Loathsome? was shot in Los Angeles, CA with director Carlos Batts (SWARM OF THE LOTUS, DOG FASHION DISCO). Still images from the video shoot can viewed here: http://relapse.com/preview/PDVIDEO.jpg. The completed Loathsome?video is scheduled to make its world-premier sometime in May.
Phantom Limb is set for a June 12th North American release date (June 18th internationally). Learn More
Additionally, PIG DESTROYER will see the 'Headbanger's Ball' premiere of their video for Phantom Limb track Loathsome?this weekend. The Loathsome?video was shot in Baltimore, MD at the Ottobar with director Dave Brodsky for MyGoodEye (RED CHORD, KYLESA, GOATWHORE, GOD FORBID). Tune in to MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball' this Saturday, December 8th to catch the video's network premiere. Learn More
These shows will take place June 14 through 16 and will include label mates CAR BOMB as support on all shows. GENGHIS TRON and CHILD ABUSE will also be added to various shows throughout the weekend. PIG DESTROYER will also perform a home-town Baltimore, MD show May 25 at the Sonar as part of a pre-Maryland Deathfest show. A complete listing of confirmed PIG DESTROYER performances can be found in the tour section.
PIG DESTROYER recently posted the first preview track from Phantom Limb, for Loathsome? via the band's MySpace (www.myspace.com/therealpigdestroyer) and PureVolume pages (www.purevolume.com/pigdestroyer). Phantom Limb is set for a June 12 North American release date (June 18 internationally).
Phantom Limb, the follow-up to 2004's wildly successful and influential Terrifyer, features 14 of the most deranged metal songs we could come up with?says vocalist JR Hayes. The complete track listing is as follows: Rotten Yellow? Jupiter's Eye? Deathtripper? Thought Crime Spree? Cemetery Road? Lesser Animal? Phantom Limb? Loathsome? Heathen Temple? Fourth Degree Burns? Alexandria? Girl In The Slayer Jacket? Waist Deep In Ash? and The Machete Twins?
Phantom Limb's artwork was designed by John Baizley (BARONESS, TORCHE) and previews of it can be seen via the band's official MySpace page: www.MySpace.com/TheRealPigDestroyer. Hull taunts: Just wait until you hear it.?
PIG DESTROYER are currently recording Phantom Limb at Omega Studios (BAD BRAINS) in Rockville, MD. Phantom Limb, the follow-up to 2004's wildly successful and influential album Terrifyer, will feature 14 all-new songs from the heralded grindcore troupe and artwork by John Baizley (BARONESS, TORCHE). Advance song titles include: Cemetery Road? Rotten Yellow? Jupiter's Eye?Heathen Temple?and The Machete Twins.?
PIG DESTROYER vocalist JR Hayes comments on the recording: We're recording to 2?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.?
Guitarist Scott Hull adds; 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.?
Additionally, PIG DESTROYER have recently made their long-standing trio a quartet with the addition of Blake Harrison (TRIAC) to the fold.
PIG DESTROYER have 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. For more information on this fest, please visit the official L.A. Murderfest website: www.losangelesmurderfest.com. Additional PIG DESTROYER live appearances will be announced shortly. Learn More
- PIG DESTROYER's CD / DVD-audio release TERRIFYER is in stores now!
- The long-awaited full-length follow up to their critically acclaimed album Prowler in the Yard, PxDx's TERRIFYER is a frighteningly compelling mix of metal, grind, thrash and punk rock seethes with an intensity that will unnerve the unprepared. TERRIFYER features 32 minutes of PIG DESTROYER's finest music to date. Also features the 37 minute audio DVD track Natasha, mixed in glorious 5.1 Surround Sound.
- PIG DESTROYER have a slew of worldwide tour dates upcoming! Stay tuned to the 'tour dates' section of www.RELAPSE.com for updated PIG DESTROYER tour dates and info!
- PIG DESTROYER will issue a special limited edition of 9 (yes, nine) split 7" EPs with various bands who they've bro'd down with and / or are fans of via Relapse over the course of the next two years. Arik Roper (HIGH ON FIRE's Blessed Black Wings) will be creating a special art piece for this so that, when arranged in a proper square, the 9 EP covers will complete a picture. The first 7" in the series will be a split with the mighty ORTHRELM, which should see a summer, 2005 release. Expect some very cool surprises...
- PIG DESTROYER's latest video, for TERRIFYER's "Gravedancer" is in rotation at every music channel / regional video show / on demand video capacity in the world now! "Gravedancer" was directed by Vladimir Lik and produced by the award-wining Dale Resteghini (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, HATEBREED, ANTHRAX) for Raging Nation Films. Shot on location in Brooklyn, NY, the video revolves around a developing story line alternated with performance footage of PIG DESTROYER (vocalist JR Hayes, guitarist Scott Hull and drummer Brian Harvey). Keep an eye out!
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