PIG DESTROYER Announce Addition of Bassist

The undisputed kings of grind PIG DESTROYER have added a new member to the fold.  Adam Jarvis’ cousin John Jarvis has joined PIG DESTROYER as the band’s first bass player.  John will make his live debut at the bands appearance at the Housecore Film Festival curated by Phillip Anselmo in Austin, TX on October 27th at Antone’s.

 

John commented on joining PIG DESTROYER:

 

“It’s an honor to be a part of PIG DESTROYER. I’m looking forward to making new music with the guys, as well as adding some “low end” to the older material live. After being able to see every incarnation of the band live in the past, I can honestly say that the guys are at the top of their game. See you at Big Phil’s Housecore Horror Fest!!!”

 

Founding member and guitarist Scott Hull added:

 

“Having John come into the band adds the ability to expand musically into new territories that we haven’t explored yet.  For many years we haven’t had a bass player or second guitarist because, as JR once put it; “mo people, mo problems”.  But a band is a living organism.  Change is good.  New blood.  New energy.    We’ve had great experiences adding Blake before Phantom Limband Adam before Book Burner.   Both additions to the family have had huge positive impacts on the band.  We’d thought about adding a bassist for some time, but it always seemed like it would be more of a hassle than anything else.  John has come in like a soldier and has mastered everything we’ve thrown his way.  We’re excited for you guys to hear how the older material sounds with an expanded low end and can’t wait to get to work on new material.”

 

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records.  Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.   All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records HERE and iTunes HERE.

 

Book Burner can be streamed in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER‘s bandcamp page HERE.

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

10/27: Austin, TX @ Antone’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)

PIG DESTROYER Confirm Upcoming Festival Appearances

The undisputed Kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER will be hitting the road this summer for a handful of festivals this including GWAR-B-Q, Hopscotch Fest (with label-mates Inter Arma and ASG), Basillica Soundscape in Hudson, NY and the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, TX. A complete list of dates can be viewed below.

Frontman JR Hayes commented on their summer festival appearances:

“It’s cool ’cause our next few shows should be very unusual and I’m really excited to see what happens. First up there’s the GWAR-B-Q, where we’ll be laying down some grind in a water park! Alongside my VA brothers GWAR and the Waste. Things can get rowdy down there in Richmond so it should be a lot of fun.

Then, in September, we’ll be at the Hopscotch Fest where I’m pretty sure we’ll be making our NC debut. Only took us 16 years. Oh yeah, and Gorguts will be there to tech-metal your face off. The following Friday we’ll be in Hudson NY in an old glue factory for a show/art exhibit masterminded by legendary cult director Matthew Barney. All bets are off for that one. Anything could happen.

We’ll be capping things off in late October with a performance at the Housecore Horror festival in Austin TX alongside a list of awesome bands as long as your arm and Goblin doing a live soundtrack to Suspiria. Should be an amazing show.”

PIG DESTROYER recently released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan a former Relapse employee and to the loving family he left behind. The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper. The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume. This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

PIG DESTROYER are available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please get in touch with freeman@freemanpromotions.com. Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebookpage.

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:
Aug 17 Richmond, VA GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

Sep 06 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Fest w/ Gorguts, Loincloth, and Double
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Sep 13 Hudson, NY Basilica Sound Scape 2013

Oct 25- 27 Austin, TX Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s East w/ Repulsion, Lord Dying, Down , Pallbearer

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PIG DESTROYER’s Prowler in the Yard Inducted Into Decibel Magazine’s Hall of Fame

The undisputed Kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER have been inducted in the prestigious Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame.  The band is being inducted for their album Prowler in the Yard that was released in July 2001 via Relapse Records.  Prowler in the Yard will see a deluxe remixed and re-mastered reissue via Relapse in the near future. The Decibel Magazine issue can be purchased HERE.

 

Decibel editor in chief Albert Mudrian spoke about the band’s inclusion in the Decibel Hall of Fame:

 

“Two cover appearances, one album of the year nod (for 2007’s Phantom Limb) and one limited-edition live flexi disc for our 100th issue show just wasn’t enough PIG DESTROYER love from Decibel. So we did the right and honorable thing by FINALLY inducting their landmark Prowler in the Yard record into our vaunted Hall of Fame. Now all that’s left to do is to get some of Scott Hull’s DNA to mix into our printer inks.”

 

Guitarist Scott Hull commented on the honor:

 

“It’s such an honor to have PITY inducted in Decibel’s HOF.  We aren’t a group of guys to look back on anything that we’ve really done, we usually just keep looking forward.  When Albert got in touch and said that he was going to induct the record, it gave Jr, Brian, and myself a chance to reflect on how much fun we were having back in 2000-2001 wihout any pressure, without any expectation . . .we were just trying to make a kick ass record for no one but ourselves.  Totally DIY, in our basement.  It’s been a long road since then. The success of PITY meant that we could pretty much keep that MO, as we have pretty much done with all our records since then.  I personally want to thank Albert, Kevin Stewart-Panko and the Decibel staff for the recognition and for the thought and care he put into the feature.”

 

PIG DESTROYER will be playing a handful of festivals this summer including Hellfest, GWAR-B-Q, Hopscotch Fest (with label-mates Inter Arma and ASG) amongst others.  A complete list of dates can be viewed below.

 

PIG DESTROYER released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume.  This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan a former Relapse employee and to the loving family he left behind.  The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper.  The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume.  This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

 

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records.  Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records hereand iTunes here.
PIG DESTROYER are available for interviews upon request.  To speak with the band, please get in touch with freeman@freemanpromotions.com.  Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebookpage.

 

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

June 22            Essen, GER                 Turock (with Misery Index)

June 23            Clisson, FR                 Hellfest

Aug 17            Richmond, VA            GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

Sep 05 – 07      Raleigh, NC                 Hopscotch Fest w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile…
Oct 25- 27       Austin, TX                 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s East w/  Repulsion, Lord Dying,  Down , Pallbearer

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New “GWAR-B-Q” Commercial Released – Tickets to Go On Sale on June 6th

New “GWAR-B-Q” Commercial Released

Tickets to Go On Sale on June 6th

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GWAR-B-Q 2013 Commercial
In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q’s, Slave Pit Inc. today released their latest commercial hyping what will certainly go down in history as the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet, presented once again by the Slave Pit and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue. With tickets scheduled to go on sale in two weeks, the countdown is on for the most decadent, delicious, and downright depraved social event for mutant miscreants in the history of this mud-ball planet! Check out the cinematic masterpiece HERE, directed by the same Slave responsible for the last two GWAR-B-Q commercials.

 

Tickets for this barbaric extravaganza will be available June 6th at www.gwarbq.com, and come in three different versions…

 

But wait! Before you buy your tickets, check out the “Win It Before You Can Buy It” contest on local Richmond radio station 102.1 the X, airing June 3rd-7th. Listen for your chance to win tickets which grant you full access to the GWAR-B-Q, “Meat and Beat”, the “B4BQ”, and the “GWAFTER PARTY EVENT”, plus the chance to become GWAR’s “Slave for a Day”, which could entail duties as critically important as draining the pus from Pustulus’ scabby leg-enders, to sitting around backstage in everybody’s way while getting completely hammered until you are thrown into a trash dumpster. What fun!

 

Standard Ticket – $30: All Day Event Entry – all the bands, all the fun, all the flailing! Completely free for the low price of 30 bucks!

 

Deluxe Ticket – $40:All Day Event Entry – all the fun, farts, and flailing, as well as an “official” 2013 GWAR-B-Q T-shirt, actually rubbed on Beefcake’s ass at one point or another.

 

Premium Ticket – $100: All Day Event Entry, Official GWAR-B-Q T-shirt, GWAR-B-Q2012 DVD, (see if you can find yourself throwing up) and an exclusive laminate VIP Pass for the “Meat & Beat” signing, where you can meet and hang out with the band, take photos to your hearts delight, and watch in horror as your hot or not hot girlfriend is dragged all too willingly into the special “Abyss of Abuse”, to be sullied in ways unthinkable. This ticket also includes free admission to the “B4BQ“, and the GWAFTER PARTY EVENT, where you can hang with the band and the artists of GWAR in a rare out of costume experience.  More details will be announced in the coming weeks. You will also have the chance to win an opportunity to appear on stage with GWAR, and be ground into pulp in our gore-choked meat grinder.

 

For those of you who were just born, or simply didn’t give a shit (which is practically unthinkable!), the GWAR-B-Q is GWAR’s annual summer slaughter-fest presenting some of the heaviest, most awesome bands the metal and punk scenes has to offer. Stemming from it’s original roots as a semi-annual party, the event has grown every year in the scope of its majesty, and this year promises to be the most incredible one yet, with a lineup that includes such heavyweights as Richmond hometown heroes Municipal Waste, the legendary Corrosion of Conformity, the aural devastation of Pig Destroyer, and a very special reunion of the infamous X-Cops, who are coming out of hiding after a 17-year hiatus spent running meth labs in Ecuador (and a host of other naughty things).  All the original members shall reunite for the GWAR-B-Q to open for the mightyGWAR.

 

“Just because we have all of the original members doesn’t mean the band hasn’t been progressing,,” said Cobb Knobbler, the X-Cops gay, satanic, Nazi bass player,. “I for one have been exploring the world of drug dog law enforcement…not handling the animals, but actually becoming one, through a series of extremely painful and expensive surgical procedures…the results of which I plan on unveiling at the actual GWAR-B-Q., giving me the legal right to ravage your genitals in search of cocaine!”

 

At this point the lineup for the days entertainment has been finalized, and two stages will barely be enough to present the enormous rock and rock spectacle that Slave Pit and Ring-Dog Rescue (http://ringdogrescue.org)shall present. The set times have yet to be finalized, but it should run something like this…

 

GWAR

Municipal Waste

Corrosion of Conformity

Pig Destroyer

Cannabis Corpse

Loincloth

X-Cops

Warbeast

Battlecross

Wilson

Mobile Death Camp

Volture

Kung-Fu Dykes

 

And if that’s not enough, there is plenty more filthy fun to overload your senses, leaving bloated, beastly, and completely broke. There will be more meat than ever, and boatloads of GWAR’s new “GWAR-B-Q” sauce to slather all over it, as well as GWAR’s new beer to wash it down your bottomless and gaping feed-hole. Just like last year, the affiar will be held at the only venue capable of handling such a stupendous event — the legendary Hadad’s Water Park…check out the details at http://hadadslake.com/

 

So get ready to experience the ultimate spectacle of music, meat and mayhem, as the undisputed Masters of Shock Rock prepare to unleash the greatest GWAR-B-Q in the history of this non-stop orgy of sun, fun, meat, murder, music, and straight up MAYHEM! What started years ago as a party for GWAR‘s wretched Slaves has mutated into a bonafide festival that grows every year in the scope of its debauchery.  Come take part in this Barbaric Bacchanalia!

 

Damn the torpedoes and let slip the dogs of war! Hail GWAR, hail Flattus, and gather with the tribe of GWAR in Richmond, VA on or around Saturday August 17th, 2013. But get there a day early for the “B4BQ” and then get ready for what is certain to go down in history as the greatestGWAR-B-Q yet!

 

GWAR Live

6/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper  & Marilyn Manson

8/8: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

8/9: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)

 

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial
http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUShttp://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAC:   https://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

GWAR OFFICIALhttps://twitter.com/GWARofficial

GWAR-B-Q Ticket Info Announced – On Sale June 6th

Special Reunion Performance of X-Cops Confirmed!!!

New Bands Added!

Antarctic rock-gods GWAR have finally announced the ticket info for this year’s GWAR-B

-Q. located at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA.  This year sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing line-up yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race!

 

There will be three levels of tickets sold and all tickets will be available ONLY on the

GWAR-B-Q website.  Ticket info is as follows:

 

Standard $30 Ticket – All day entry

 

Deluxe $40 Ticket – All day entry and official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt

 

Premium $100 Ticket (Limited Quantity 150)- All day entry, official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt and VIP Pass for Meet & Greet signing with GWAR and possible chance to appear on stage with GWAR.

 

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE JUNE 6th

 

Today GWAR continues in their tradition of reuniting classic bands to play at the GWAR-B-Q, with the addition of the X-Cops!  That’s right the original lineup featuring Lt. Louie Scrapinetti (Mike Derks), Cadet Billy Club (Mike Dunn), Patrolman Cobb Knobbler (Dave Brockie), Sgt. Al Depantsia (Pete Lee), Sherriff Tubb Tucker (Casey Orr), Mountain Bike Officer Biff Buff (Brad Roberts), Sgt. Zypygski (Bob Gorman), and Detective Philip McRevis (Dave Musel) are reuniting for one night only at this year’s GWAR-B-Q!  This will serve as the bands first show since 1996.


X-Cops’s bass “man” Cobb Knobbler commented on the reunion of the band:

 

“I am excited to get the boys together for one last gig, especially since I have become a member of the Westboro Baptist Church.”

 

Sherriff Tubb Tucker Motherfucker of All Motherfuckers added:

 

“Alright you lowlife dirtbags, listen up!  X-Cops have been hired on as crowd control for the 4th annualGWAR-B-Q.  I’m here to tell all of you faggot punks that we will be in full force to put the beat down on any of you little shits that step out of line! That’s right! After years of deep cover, the original X-Cops team has been reassembled to make sure there’s no bullshit at this fine event. We will be on hand to confiscate all your drugs, accept donations to our policeman’s balls, and thoroughly pat down your girlfriends. So bring drugs, money, and women! As you were.”

 

Three more bands have been added to the GWAR-B-Q lineup.  Fresh off their tour with GWARWilson andWarbeast will be making their first GWAR-B-Q appearance.  Metal Blade Records artist Battlecross have been confirmed as well.  Rumor has it that there are still huge special guests to be announced.  Stay tuned tohttp://www.gwarbq.com for the latest info.

 

Already confirmed for the GWAR-B-Q are local favorites and international thrashers Municipal Waste will provide main support to the mighty GWAR, and in turn will be supported by a plethora of devastating acts likeCorrosion of ConformityPig DestroyerCannabis CorpseLoinclothKung-Fu Dykes and many more. Once again Hadad’s will host not one but TWO stages which will be packed with bands all day…and finally there are rumors of a yet-to-be-announced act that will put this year’s GWAR-B-Q 2013 completely over the top!

 

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday August 17th, 2013 at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA, located at 7900 Osbourne Turnpike.  Doors will open at 10:00 AM and the first band will hit the stage at 11:00 AM.  For more information be sure to visit: http://gwarbq.com/.  Ticket information will be announced shortly.

 

Quoth Oderus, straight from his holiday in Stalingrad, “Holy hate-balls, all these bands are playing at ourGWAR-B-Q? And we have our own GWAR-B-Q sauce, that actually tastes good? And we will be premiering our new beer, Impaled Ale? I think this is more fun than the humans deserve! Now I am back to driving tanks into the river! See you there, fuckers!”

 

GWAR Live

6/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper  & Marilyn Manson

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)

 

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial
http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUShttp://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAC:   https://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

GWAR OFFICIALhttps://twitter.com/GWARofficial

PIG DESTROYER Streaming Decibel Magazine 100th Issue Exclusive Flexi Track

 

  

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER recently took part in the Decibel Magazine 100th Issue Anniversary Show.  At this show, a limited edition (1100) PIG DESTROYER Flexi was given to all fans attending the event.  The Flexi features three exclusive live PIG DESTROYER songs.  Although the Flexi cannot be purchased Decibel Magazine is giving fans the opportunity to check out the tracks on their “Deciblog”.  Listen to the stream HERE.

PIG DESTROYER will be heading over to Europe for select headline and festival dates.  A complete list can be found below.

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.

The band was just confirmed for the Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, NC, where they will perform alongside label-mates ASG and Inter Arma.  The fest is scheduled for September 5th – September 9th.

PIG DESTROYER released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume.  This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind.  The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper.  The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume.  This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

 

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records.  Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTuneshere.
PIG DESTROYER are available for interviews upon request.  To speak with the band, please get in touch withfreeman@freemanpromotions.com.  Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.

 

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:
5/3: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom

5/4: Tilburg, Holland @ Neurotic Death Fest

5/23-5/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest XI

6/22: Essen, Germany @ Turock (with Misery Index)

6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest
8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

9/5 – 9/7: Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile…

PIG DESTROYER Announce European Shows

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The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER have announced select European shows for this coming May and June. A complete list of dates including European Festival appearances can be found below.

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 17thPIG DESTROYER will be performing alongside GWAR, Municipal Waste, COC and many more.

PIG DESTROYER released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind. The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper. The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume. This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

 

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:
5/3: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom

5/4: Tilburg, Holland @ Neurotic Death Fest

5/23-5/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest XI

6/22: Essen, Germany @ Turock (with Misery Index)

6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest
8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

GWAR CONFIRMS DATE AND INITIAL BAND LINEUP FOR 4th ANNUAL GWAR-B-Q

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Antarctic rock-gods GWAR today released the first line-up for this year’s GWAR-B-Q, located at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA. This year sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing line-up yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race!

 

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday August 17th, 2013 at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA, located at 7900 Osbourne Turnpike. Doors will open at 10:00 AM and the first band will hit the stage at 11:00 AM. For more information be sure to visit: http://gwarbq.com/. Ticket information will be announced shortly.

 

Local faves and international thrashers Municipal Waste will provide main support to the mighty GWAR, and in turn will be supported by a plethora of devastating acts like Corrosion of ConformityPig Destroyer,Cannabis CorpseLoinclothKung-Fu Dykes and many more. Once again Hadad’s will host not one but TWO stages which will be packed with bands all day…and finally there are rumors of a yet-to-be-announced act that will put this year’s GWAR-B-Q 2013 completely over the top!

 

“Once again we blow the horn of war and set into motion the gears that grind us towards the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet,” said unrepentantly horny front-thing Oderus Urungus, fresh off debuting GWAR‘s new “GWAR-B-Q” sauce at a strongly attended event at the world-famous Grinders in Kansas City (see more details HERE). “We will not only be rockin’ like Dokken and slippin’ the cock in, but we will shoving a wealth of GWARproducts down your throat…not only our new GWAR-B-Q sauce, but our very own beer, Impaled Ale! Eat and drink yourself into a diabetic stupor, then puke it all up in the slam pit! It’s gonna fucking rule!”

 

That’s right, the 4th annual GWAR-B-Q is poised to make yet another stinky mess in the crotch of today’s scene–BE THERE OR SUFFER THE SHAME OF BEING INCREDIBLY PATHETIC!

 

In other Slave Pit news GWAR is wrapping up a new album, their 13th, which is the band’s first since the passing of longtime guitarist Cory Smoot in late 2011. Coming out later this year, the album features the debut of Pustulus Maximus, cousin of the mighty departed one, Flattus Maximus. The band kicks off their tour tonight in Tucson, AZ and will be on the road through April 25th in Jacksonville, FL. These dates will serve as the final leg of the “Fate or Chaos” tour, which chronicles GWAR‘s epic struggle with an angry God.

 

The GWAR show on April 17th in Denver (Englewood,CO) will be broadcast live on AXS TV. The broadcast will air at 12:00 AM EST/ 9:00 PM PST. AXS TV is available on: DIRECTV Channel 340, DISH Network Channel 362, AT&T U-Verse Channel 1106, and Verizon FiOS Channel 569. For additional affiliate and distributor channel information including Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Suddenlink and others please visit:www.axs.tv/subscribe.

 

GWAR “Fate Or Chaos Tour” With Warbeast and Wilson

4/10: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

4/11: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

4/12: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip

4/13: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre

4/14: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

4/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

4/16: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

4/17: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

4/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge

4/19: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/20: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

4/21: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room

4/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

4/23: Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar

4/24: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

4/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live

6/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”

 

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
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PIG DESTROYER Release Never Before Heard EP

Grindcore Masters PIG DESTROYER have released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind. The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper. The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume. This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

 

The band spoke about Pat and the EP release:

 

“Pat Egan was a friend and a keystone member of the Relapse family for many of the years we have been involved with it. He devoted his life to supporting underground music and he immeasurably helped develop the bands he worked with. His untimely passing on February 18 2013 shocked the many people that his life and work had touched.”

 

This EP was written and recorded during the final day of the Phantom Limb sessions with unexpected extra studio time and resources. In the following years, with Natasha being released on its own and Brian no longer being in the band, our intentions of releasing Mass & Volume basically evaporated. However, looking back now, Mass & Volume serves as a great epilogue to that particular era of the band.

Less than 2 weeks ago Relapse Records released “Patlapse” in honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.

100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie.  Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family.  The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via paypal towellmissyoupat@relapse.com.

 

A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday March 5th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York, NY. Everyone is invited to attend as we pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague & family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie’s college fund. More information on the event can be found HERE.

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

March 29    Washington, DC        The Black Cat. Beer release show w/Darkest Hour
May 04 (TBA)    Tilburg,Netherlands    Neurotic Deathfest
May 23 – 26     Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI

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RELAPSE RECORDS: Releases Tribute Sampler to Pat Egan

Pat Egan, longtime Director of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications. In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.

100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie. Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family. The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via paypal to wellmissyoupat@relapse.com.

A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday March 5th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York, NY. Everyone is invited to attend as we pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague & family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie’s college fund. More information on the event can be found HERE.

The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:
1. Brian Posehn – More Metal Than You
2. Exhumed – The Beginning After The End (Previously Unreleased)
3. Mastodon – Mother Puncher
4. Kingdom of Sorrow – Screaming into the Sky
5. Baroness – Take My Bones Away
6. Red Fang – Wires
7. Death – A Moment Of Clarity
8. Revocation – Teratogenesis
9. Brutal Truth – Old World Order
10.Dying Fetus – Second Skin
11.Black Anvil – Ultimate Reality
12. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Sword Swallower
13. Zombi – Siberia
14. Pig Destroyer – The American’s Head
15. Toxic Holocaust – Sound The Charge
16. Murder Construct – No Question, No Comment
17. Horseback – Arjuna
18. Dillinger Escape Plan – Sunshine the Werewolf
19. Abysmal Dawn – In Service of Time
20. Total Fucking Destruction – In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors

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PIG DESTROYER Frontman Hosts Final Edition of Relapse Records Podcast for 2012

Relapse Records is closing out 2012 with a special podcast curated by the infamous J.R. Hayes of PIG DESTROYER! Mr. Hayes has picked 20 of his favorite tracks from the Relapse catalog in addition to answering an in-depth interview about the band’s new album Book Burner. Later in the podcast there is a preview of 2013 featuring new music from Red Fang, Blockheads, Call of the Void & Wolvserpent! Download the podcast HERE.

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

Book Burner has received many accolades including:

Top Album of 2012 – Decibel Magazine
Top Album of 2012 – Revolver Magazine
50 Favorite Albums of 2012 – Alarm Magazine
Best Grindcore of 2012 – Exclaim!
Top Album of 2012 – Metal Sucks
Best Metal Albums of 2012 – Loudwire
Best Metal Albums of 2012 – CraveOnline

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records and iTunes.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

PIG DESTROYER “The Atheist” Short Story Premiered on CVLT Nation

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

Today CVLT Nation has premiered JR Hayes’ short story The Atheist on their site. Check it out exclusively HERE.

Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER’s Band Camp Page HERE.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER have announced a show on December 15th in Miami, FL at Churchill’s Pub. PIG DESTROYER will also be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Dec 15 Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs Tickets
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

GALERNA Post “Chemical Warfare” Slayer Cover

Spanish crusty Death Metal Punks GALERNA will release their album “The Abyss” on CD format November 20th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Galerna was formed by Noel Kemper of Gruesome Stuff Relish, and “The Abyss” is mastered by Scott Hull of Pig.
Galerna play crusty old school Death Metal/Punk that is a filthy mix of Entombed’s “Wolverine Blues”, Motorhead, Skitsystem and Wolfbrigade. From the sick mind of veteran Noel Kemper (Gruesome Stuff Relish, Altar Of Giallo, Oltretomba, Broken Gravestones), “The Abyss” is an album that is as catchy as it is crushing, which captures the raw and dirty 80’s feel. Mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed at Visceral Sound, this album also includes a cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare”. For fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Death Breath, Disfear, Dismember, Entombed, GBH, Motrhead, Skitsystem, Slayer, Tank, Venom and Wolfbrigade. A killer album…

CONVERGE to Headline DECIBEL’s 100th Issue Celebration Show

After much fevered online speculation, we’re finally ready to announce the headliner of Decibel’s highly-anticipated 100th Issue Celebration Show! Four-time cover stars, Hall of Fame inductees for 2001 classic Jane Doe and constant presence in our Top 40 Albums of the Year feature any time they release an album, the mighty Converge will join Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs and Evoken at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer for this incredible one-off show on January 19.

Tickets for the 100th Issue anniversary show are going fast, but for now are still available, cheap, fast and easy. Remember that every attendee will receive a free, exclusive Pig Destroyer flexi disc, which will not appear in the magazine.

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PIG DESTROYER Re-Signs to Relapse Records

Fresh on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed fifth album Book Burner, The undisputed kings of grind PIG DESTROYER have re-signed with their long time record label home Relapse Records.

The band commented on the re-signing with Relapse:

“Super excited to be a part of the extraordinary Relapse Records again! A song comes to mind in the melody of the “Team America” jingle. “Relapse, FUCK YEAH! Once again, signing a muthafuckin contract!”
– Adam Jarvis

“Relapse has been a great home for both ANb and PIG DESTROYER since the very early days. We’re not an easy band to deal with but Relapse has been patient, enthusiastic, and accommodating to our headache-inducing schedules, our strict adherence to not touring or behaving like a normal band, and just generally being pains-in-the-asses. We wouldn’t trade that for anything.”
– Scott Hull

“I don’t always sign contracts with record labels, but when I do, I choose Relapse.”
-jR Hayes

Book Burner which was released October 22nd features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records and iTunes.

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs Tickets
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

Galerna Play Crusty Old School Death Metal/Punk

Galerna play crusty old school Death Metal/Punk that is a filthy mix of Entombed’s “Wolverine Blues”, Motorhead, Skitsystem and Wolfbrigade! From the sick mind of veteran Noel Kemper (Gruesome Stuff Relish, Altar Of Giallo, Oltretomba, Broken Gravestones), “The Abyss” is an album that is as catchy as it is crushing, which captures the raw and dirty 80’s feel. Mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed at Visceral Sound, this album also includes a cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare”! For fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Death Breath, Disfear, Dismember, Entombed, GBH, Motörhead, Skitsystem, Slayer, Tank, Venom and Wolfbrigade. A killer album!

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PIG DESTROYER Bonus Disc of Punk Covers Streaming Online

PIG DESTROYER’s critically acclaimed fifth album Book Burner sold over 4400 copies in its first week of release. This accolade saw the band coming in at #102 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Heatseekers Chart, #11 on the Hard Music Chart, and #20 on The Independent Chart.

Absolute Punk is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire bonus disc from the deluxe edition of Book Burner. The disc contains PIG DESTROYER’s take on seven punk tracks including songs from: Black Flag, Misfits, Angry Samoans, Negative Approach, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat and Void. Stream the bonus disc exclusively HERE.

Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner will be available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

The band performed in Brooklyn, NY as part of the CMJ Music Marathon as part of the Metal Injection/Metal Sucks Showcase. The entire performance can be viewed HERE.

GALERNA The Abyss CD out 11/20

Spanish crusty Death Metal Punks GALERNA will release their album “The Abyss” on CD format November 20th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Glerna was formed by Noel Kemper of Gruesome Stuff Relish, and “The Abyss” is mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer/Agoraphobic Nosebleed fame.

Galerna play crusty old school Death Metal/Punk that is a filthy mix of Entombed’s “Wolverine Blues”, Motorhead, Skitsystem and Wolfbrigade! From the sick mind of veteran Noel Kemper (Gruesome Stuff Relish, Altar Of Giallo, Oltretomba, Broken Gravestones), “The Abyss” is an album that is as catchy as it is crushing, which captures the raw and dirty 80’s feel. Mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed at Visceral Sound, this album also includes a cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare”! For fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Death Breath, Disfear, Dismember, Entombed, GBH, Motrhead, Skitsystem, Slayer, Tank, Venom and Wolfbrigade. A killer album!

You can order your copy for only $10 including shipping at http://hpgd.comoj.com/store/hpgd054.html

PIG DESTROYER Premiere New Video for “The Diplomat”

Described by MetalSucks as “the best metal album of the year”, PIG DESTROYER’s long awaited new album Book Burner was released earlier this week on Relapse Records. The reigning grindcore champions razor-sharp fifth-full length was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.

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 New Album Streaming in Full on NPR

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.

In other PIG DESTROYER news, the band recently shot a video for the track “The Diplomat”. The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn) and will see its premiere next week.

Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner will be available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. Pre-Orders for all of the editions are available via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP will also contain an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013. A full list of dates is included below.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Oct. 18 Brooklyn, NY MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1 Brighton, UK The Haunt
Nov. 2 London, UK The Garage
Nov. 3 Leeds, UK Damnnation Festival

Jan. 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI4

“Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner is the best metal album of the year”
– 5/5 Metal Sucks

“skull-crushing”
– MTV.com

“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band”
– KERRANG!

“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.”
-Decibel

“a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.”
– Pitchfork

“their most manic album yet”
– CMJ

“A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.”
– Allmusic

“Incendiary and intelligent, it is an album that propels an already lauded band into the realms of the truly legendary.”

– 9/10 Pop Matters

Revolver Magazine Hosting Premiere of New PIG DESTROYER Song

Described by MetalSucks as “the best metal album of the year”, PIG DESTROYER’s long awaited new album Book Burner will see the light of day October 22nd via Relapse Records. The reigning grindcore champions razor-sharp fifth-full length was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.

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.

Pitchfork is currently hosting an exclusive stream of the song “The Diplomat”. The stream can be accessed HERE.

In conjunction with the release of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER and Relapse Records have launched the “This is Beautiful, This is Art” Contest. The object of the contest is to post an original picture, drawing, handwritten note, sculpture, animation or anything else you can think of with your favorite PIG DESTROYER lyrics included on the piece. The piece then needs to be posted via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr tagging the band. There will be one grand prize winner and three runners up. For more information and a complete list of prizes visit the official contest page HERE. All entries must be received by October 15th.

Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner will be available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. Pre-Orders for all of the editions are available via Relapse Records here and iTunes.

The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP will also contain an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013. A full list of dates is included below.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Oct. 18 Brooklyn, NY MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1 Brighton, UK The Haunt
Nov. 2 London, UK The Garage
Nov. 3 Leeds, UK Damnnation Festival

Jan. 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI4

Sick Drummer Premieres Exclusive PIG DESTROYER Drum Video

Described by MetalSucks as “the best metal album of the year”, PIG DESTROYER’s long awaited new album Book Burner will see the light of day October 22nd via Relapse Records. The reigning grindcore champions razor-sharp fifth-full length was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.

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.

In conjunction with the release of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER and Relapse Records have launched the “This is Beautiful, This is Art” Contest. The object of the contest is to post an original picture, drawing, handwritten note, sculpture, animation or anything else you can think of with your favorite PIG DESTROYER lyrics included on the piece. The piece then needs to be posted via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr tagging the band. There will be one grand prize winner and three runners up. For more information and a complete list of prizes visit the official contest page HERE. All entries must be received by October 15th.

Pitchfork is currently hosting an exclusive stream of the song “The Diplomat”. The stream can be accessed HERE. The track “Burning Palm” can also be streamed via Relapse Record’s Sound Cloud Player HERE.

Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner will be available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. Pre-Orders for all of the editions are available via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP will also contain an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013. A full list of dates is included below.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Oct. 18 Brooklyn, NY MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly Tickets
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) Tickets (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1 Brighton, UK The Haunt
Nov. 2 London, UK The Garage
Nov. 3 Leeds, UK Damnnation Festival

Jan. 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI4

“Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner is the best metal album of the year”
– 5/5 Metal Sucks

“skull-crushing”
– MTV.com

“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band”
– KERRANG!

“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.”
-Decibel

“a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.”
– Pitchfork

“their most manic album yet”
– CMJ

“A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.”
– Allmusic

PIG DESTROYER New Song/Grace the Cover of Decibel Magazine

Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER are less than a month away from the release of Book Burner. The band’s razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios and has already been described by MetalSucks as “the best metal album of the year”.

Today another track from Book Burner has been unleashed. Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of the song “The Diplomat”. The stream can be accessed HERE.

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.

The latest installment of the Relapse Records Podcast features the brand new PIG DESTROYER song “The Underground Man”. Check it out HERE.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary’s Noctis Fest, the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER to Debut New Song on Sirius / XM Liquid Metal

Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER are gearing up for the release of Book Burner, the band’s razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.
Tonight Sirius / XM’s Liquid Metal will be premiering another new track from Book Burner. The song entitled “Baltimore Strangler” can be heard tonight at 10:00 PM EST and again at 2:00 AM EST. This is the second full length song that has been released from Book Burner, the first “Burning Palm” was released as a lyric video:

PIG DESTROYER recently completed a tour of Japan and while they were there filmed an exclusive tour diary which can be seen HERE, courtesy of Metal Injection.

Book Burner will see a October 22nd release via Relapse Records and features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner will be available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. Pre-Orders for all of the editions are available via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP will also contain an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. A complete tracklisting is included below.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary’s Noctis Fest, the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER: Book Burner Tracklist
Disc 1: Book Burner
1. Sis
2. The American’s Head
3. The Underground Man
4. Eve
5. The Diplomat
6. All Seeing Eye
7. Valley of the Geysers
8. Book Burner
9. Machiavellian
10. Baltimore Strangler
11. White Lady
12. The Bug
13. Iron Drunk
14. Burning Palm
15. Dirty Knife
16. Totaled
17. Kamikaze Heart
18. King of Clubs
19. Permanent Funeral

Disc 2: “Blind, Deaf, and Bleeding” (Deluxe Editions Only)
1. Depression (Black Flag)
2. Wolfs Blood (Misfits)
3. Lights Out (Angry Samoans)
4. Can’t Tell No One (Negative Approach)
5. Deny Everything (Circle Jerks)
6. Betray (Minor Threat)
7. Who Are You? (Void)

“Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner is the best metal album of the year”
– 5/5 Metal Sucks

“skull-crushing”
– MTV.com

“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band”
– KERRANG!

“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.”
-Decibel

“a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.”
– Pitchfork

“their most manic album yet”
– CMJ

“A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.”
– Allmusic

BROKEN HOPE Honors Fallen Heroes of 9/11

BROKEN HOPE, ESP Guitars and Basses and AllAxess.com are pleased to announce a special signature ESP guitar giveaway at the band’s upcoming 9/11 NYC show at Gramercy Theater. Fans can enter the contest at the band’s merch table at the show, and one signature ESP will go to a lucky winner chosen at random. To honor the 9/11 heroes and those lost, the band is also donating $911 to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (9/11 Memorial).

“On behalf of BROKEN HOPE, we’re humbled and grateful to perform at the Gramercy Theater on 9/11. We’re also very excited to give our New York fans a powerful, positive performance and pay tribute to the fallen—we aim to boost everyone’s spirits on this day of loss and reflection,” states guitarist Jeremy Wagner. “Big thanks to all Broken Hope fans for coming out this night, and we thank the great city of New York for having us!”

The band recently announced that they were confirmed for Maryland Deathfest 2013 in Baltimore, MD from May 23rd to 26th. BROKEN HOPE joins an incredible roster of acts for this event, including CARCASS, VENOM, EXODUS, REPULSION, CONVULSE, PIG DESTROYER and many, many more. For more information on MDF, please visit http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/.

See below for all current tour dates and stay tuned for updates.

CARNIVAL OF DEATH TOUR 2012
Obituary, BROKEN HOPE, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, and Encrust
9/08 – Orlando, FL – Haven Lounge
9/10 – Springfield, VA – Empire
9/11 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre – Signature ESP Guitar Giveaway at the show!
9/12 – Albany, NY – Bogie’s
9/13 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
9/14 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
9/15 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
9/16 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
9/17 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
9/18 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4 (no Obituary)
9/19 – Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn
9/20 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
9/21 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
9/22 – Kelowna, BC – The Level Nightclub
9/23 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
9/25 – Reno, NV – The Alley
9/26 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
9/27 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
9/28 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
9/29 – Dallas, TX – Trees
9/30- San Antonio, TX – Korova