• PIG DESTROYER

PIG DESTROYER United States

PIG DESTROYER - Machiavellian

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Fast, furious and very loud! These three words only are enough to express the essence of this grindcore explosion that smashes you 100% with the punch of a demolition hammer in the middle of your forehead.


And a live set of this American steamroller band is a kind of having your head beaten by fan blades at maximum speed. Nirvana for every grindcore fan. So, it is a big honour for us to finally introduce PIG DESTROYER at the OBSCENE EXTREME 2015 stage to you, all the true OEF fans.


This grindcore machine is going to suck you in, grind you up and spit you totally wrung out under the stage!!! GRIND!!!

Bio

Virginia extreme sound nihilists PIG DESTROYER deliver savage grindcore that is both intentionally confrontational and thoroughly pummeling. PIG DESTROYER formed in 1997, when vocalist J.R. Hayes and AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED guitarist Scott Hull decided to unite in their efforts to create utterly destructive grindcore. The trio began rehearsing and immediately found that their common musical interests produced intelligent and incendiary music. This lineup meshed well and recorded their self-titled demo, which met to a rousing response. PIG DESTROYER was growing in name and sound, a CD entitled 'Explosions in Ward 6' was released. Great reaction to the 'Explosions in Ward 6' album established PIG DESTROYER as one of the best new grind acts to emerge worldwide in the last decade.


Relapse signed the band and in 2001 PIG DESTROYER took listeners on a rampaging journey through an unsettling, psychotic world with their album, 'Prowler In The Yard.' Melding an insane musical attack with similarly jarring lyrical prose and an unmatched propensity to incite, 'Prowler In The Yard' hit listeners like a coal-black monolith of nihilism. The record stunned music fans, garnering lavishing praise, and becoming one of the more talked about extreme music releases in recent history. Headlining performances at the 2002 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and 2002 Relapse Records CMJ Showcase, alongside a hi-profile set at the Relapse Records Contamination Festival in Philadelphia, cemented PIG DESTROYER place among the new goliaths of heavy music.


PIG DESTROYER then continued work on the follow-up to 'Prowler In The Yard.' In what would turn out to be an exhausting, lengthy creative process, the band assumed the ambitious goal of creating a multi-media monster (CD / Audio-DVD package) with their next release. Choosing to name the album 'Terrifyer,' the album saw its release in the Fall of 2004, embodying a frighteningly compelling mix of metal, grind, thrash and punk rock that seethes with intensity. PIG DESTROYER's vicious attack set out to envelop the listener in a cocoon of grisly nihilism. 'Terrifyer' featured 32 minutes of unrelenting sonic battery as well as the 37-minute Audio-DVD track "Natasha," mixed in glorious 5.1 Surround Sound.


2007 saw the release of Phantom Limb, which received acclaim from critics and listeners worldwide, cementing their legendary status. For the album, the band drew inspiration from all that was around them and with it, PIG DESTROYER boil metal down to its muscle, sinew, and bone - razor-sharp guitar, percussive pummeling, and a lone, stark howl. Upon the album's release, PIG DESTROYER embarked on their first Australia headlining tour with BLOOD DUSTER, TERRORUST, FUCK I'M DEAD along with a US tour featuring shows with CARCASS, SUFFOCATION, MISERY INDEX, GENGHIS TRON and CAR BOMB. In 2009, the band made festival appearances at Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest, CMJ Fest, and Scion Rock Fest.


In 2012, PIG DESTROYER released their brutal follow-up to Phantom Limb with new MISERY INDEX drummer, Adam Jarvis. Book Burner is a return to a raw, primitive sound and features 19 songs of their signature misanthropic grind.


In 2013 PIG DESTROYER released an EP through bandcamp titled “Mass and Volume” as part of a charity effort, with Adam Jarvis’s cousin John jarvis joining PIG DESTROYER as the band’s first bass player in late 2013.


PIG DESTROYER:

Scott Hull: Guitar

J. R. Hayes: Vocals

Adam Jarvis : Drums

Blake Harrison: Samples / Noise

John Jarvis: Bass Guitar


Discography

Release date Release name Media
2013 "The Octagonal Stairway"
2013 Mass & Volume
2012 Book Burner
2008 Natasha
2007 Split with Coldworker and Antigama
2007 Phantom Limb
2004 Painter of Dead Girls
2004 Terrifyer
2002 Split with Benümb
2001 Prowler in the Yard
2000 38 Counts of Battery
2000 7" picture disc
2000 Split with Isis
1999 Split with Gnob
1998 Explosions in Ward 6
1997 Demo DEMO
1997 Split with Orchid

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