When I was an obsessive grind-head with little or few tastes outside harsh grind, Pig Destroyer were one of my favourite bands. I still throw on Prowler In The Yard and Terrifyer with far more regularity than most grind albums of yesteryear. The Sydney leg of their Australian tour back in 2008 was outrageous, drunken, grind fun -- topped perhaps only by seeing Insect Warfare and Agents of Abhorrence in Maggotsville warehouse earlier that year.
It is therefore with great joy that I learn Pig Destroyer are back in the studio for the first time in 5 years! From Relapse Records:
The extreme music world is about to get a much needed cinderblock to the face as the mighty PIG DESTROYER has entered the studio to record their highly anticipated 5th full-length record and first album in over five years! The band is self-producing and recording the new album at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, VA. The as-of-yet-titled album is a return to a raw, primitive sound and will feature 19 songs of their signature misanthropic grind. A late 2012 release is expected via Relapse Records.
This time around, PIG DESTROYER have enlisted the help of Adam Jarvis (MISERY INDEX) to lend inhuman drumming skills to the aural hatred. Now a full time member, Scott Hull commented on the addition of Adam:
“Tracking the drums happened this week and I'm honestly amazed at how Adam stepped up to the task of learning some challenging shit outside of his standard comfort zone. He came into the studio ready to destroy and destroy he did. And in the haze of long studio hours he never settled for a bad take. He's a real soldier. Adam has helped breathe new life into the band and we feel like we are starting fresh. Everyone here is excited for people to check out the new jams.”
Additionally, PIG DESTROYER has been confirmed for the UK’s prestigious Damnation Festival this November with numerous other dates and festivals to be announced shortly.
Most of you have probably already heard, but PIG DESTROYER ARE TOURING AUSTRALIA!
We've been holding back on the announcement until a few more details were made public/official, but we are proud to hook you up with all the pig destruction related information you'll need. I'm excited like a little kid: these dudes are one of my favourite active grind bands and they really dont tour much within their own country let alone to our neck of the woods.
Terrifyer and Prowler In The Yard should both be considered for listings in the 10 best grind albums ever made. Scott Hull has an endless supply of sick riffs, and J.R. Hayes couples one of the most agonizing, violent and unique sounding vocals in grind with what I consider to be the best lyrics in the genre.
Less talk more info. I wish Agents of Abhorrence, The Kill or Captain Cleanoff were national supports. Congratulations too to Beyond Terror Beyond Grace for the Sydney support slot; you deserve it guys and I am insanely jealous.
Australian / New Zealand Tour:
Friday 24th: Hi Fi Bar – Melbourne
Supports: Blood Duster, Terrorust & Fuck I'm Dead
Tickets available through Missing Link & Hi Fi Bar: www.hifibar.com.au
Saturday 25th: Gaelic Club – Sydney
Supports: Terrorust, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace + Special guest
Tickets available through Moshtix: Ph: 1300 438 849 www.moshtix.com.au
Sunday 26th: Rosies – Brisbane
Supports: Special guests