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Pig Destroyer To Take Part In Live Chat
August 10, 2009
Virginia’s Pig Destroyer are the subject of this weekend’s upcoming Washington Post Magazine cover feature, “Into The Darkness”, an exploratory look into extreme heavy metal music. To coincide with the feature, Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull and the story’s author, David Rowell, will take part in a live chat Monday, August 10th at 12 noon EST. Readers can comment and submit questions for the chat now at this location.

A flagship of The Washington Post Sunday newspaper, The Washington Post Magazine combines ground-breaking journalism, lifestyle features and political and popular commentary. The weekly magazine has an average readership of nearly 1.3 million. Additional information and archived content can be found here.

Pig Destroyer recently took part in the inaugural Blackened Music Series show in Brooklyn, NY alongside Brutal Truth and Repulsion. Photos from this event can be viewed now via www.BrooklynVegan.com.

Pig Destroyer Tour Dates:
10/23 - Baltimore, MD - OttoBar (w/ EyeHateGod, Swarm Of The Lotus, Triac, more)
10/24 - New York, NY - The Temptress (Rocks Off Boat Cruise w/ EyeHateGod, Goatwhore, more)
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Relapse 'Contamination 2009' Sampler Now Available
June 3, 2009
Relapse Records has released the latest edition of it’s long-running “Contamination” label sampler exclusively as an ITunes digital album. 'Contamination 2009' includes 23 tracks and almost two hours of music for just $5.99, including an exclusive advance download of the new Coalesce track “Wild Ox Moan” from their forthcoming album 'Ox'.

'Contamination 2009' clocks in at almost two hours of highlights from the Relapse catalog, from new comers Baroness, Genghis Tron, and Obscura to classic material from Amorphis, Mastodon, and more. The complete track-listing can be found below along with artwork. 'Contamination 2009' is available now exclusively at this location.

Relapse Records
'Contamination 2009' Sampler:
Baroness – “Isak”
Genghis Tron – “I Wont Come Back Alive”
Tombs – “Gossamer”
*Coalesce – “Wild Ox Moan”
The End – “The Never Ever Aftermath”
Buried Inside – “V”
Zombi – “Orion”
Burnt By The Sun – “Inner Station”
The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Dead As History”
Don Caballero – “Lord Krepelka”
Mastodon – “Mother Puncher”
Kingdom Of Sorrow – “Free The Fallen”
Pig Destroyer – “Loathsome”
Graves of Valor – “Bridles Of Incitatus”
Necrophagist – “Seven”
Obscura – “Incarnated”
Toxic Holocaust – “Wild Dogs”
High On Fire – “Turk”
Alabama Thunderpussy – “Void Of Harmony”
Pentagram – “Forever My Queen”
Amorphis – “Better Unborn”
Brutal Truth – “Evolution Through Revolution”
Origin – “The Aftermath”

* Denotes exclusive advance download
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Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion: Special New York Sho
May 27, 2009
Three legendary metal bands, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer and Repulsion, will team up for the inaugural Blackened Music Series show to be held Friday, July 31st in Brooklyn, NY. This event will also serve as a release party for the forthcoming book, "Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces" that will see a July 15th release via De Capo Press.

To celebrate their first-ever New York show and the inclusion of their legendary album, 'Horrified', in Precious Metal, Repulsion will be performing the influential release in its entirety. Complete show details can be found below and more information about Precious Metal can be found at http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid=302560.

The Blackened Music Series presents: Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, and Repulsion:

Friday, July 31st 2009
Brooklyn Masonic Temple – 317 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Show starts @ 8:00 pm EST (doors at 7:30 pm)
Tickets: $25.00 (http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=pig+destroyer&x=0&y=0)

For more info on the Blackened Music Series, head on over to http://www.myspace.com/BlackenedMusicSeries.
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Pig Destroyer To Appear On XM Radio's 'Hostile Takeover'
June 18, 2007
Pig Destroyer will enter the XM Radio station Tuesday, June 19 at 6:00 pm. EST for "Hostile Takeover".

"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 Midwest scheduled for late July.

Pig Destroyer upcoming shows:

July 26 - Cleveland, OH Peabody's
July 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersectiom
July 28 - Indianapolis, IN - The Harrison Center
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Pig Destroyer Completes Work On 'Phantom Limb'
April 3, 2007
Virginia's extreme sound nihilists Pig Destroyer have completed work on their new full-length album, 'Phantom Limb'. The CD was recorded at Omega Studios (Bad Brains) in Rockville, MD under the helm of guitarist/producer Scott Hull and is scheduled for release on June 12 in North America (June 18 internationally).

The follow-up to 2004's 'Terrifyer', 'Phantom Limb' features 14 of "the most deranged metal songs we could come up with," says vocalist JR Hayes.

The complete track listing is as follows:

01. Rotten Yellow
02. Jupiters Eye
03. Deathtripper
04. Thought Crime Spree
05. Cemetery Road
06. Lesser Animal
07. Phantom Limb
08. Loathsome
09. Heathen Temple
10. Fourth Degree Burns
11. Alexandria
12. Girl In The Slayer Jacket
13. Waist Deep In Ash
14. The Machete Twins

The artwork for 'Phantom Limb' was designed by John Baizley (Baroness, Torche) and a preview of it is available on the band's official MySpace page.
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HOME TOWN: Sterling, VA
JR Hayes (vocals)
Scott Hull (guitar)
Brian Harvey (drums)

Virginias 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, guitarist Scott Hull and drummer John Evans decided to unite in their efforts to bring utterly destructive grindcore to their local Virginia area...and beyond. The trio began rehearsing and immediately found that their common musical interests produced intelligent and incendiary music. Derived from a non-musical source as extreme as the bands sound, PIG DESTROYERs easily-identifiable logo took form when the emblem from the infamous Answer Me! magazine was disassembled and rearranged. This lineup meshed well and recorded their self-titled demo, which met to a rousing response. A PIG DESTROYER / ORCHID split seven inch was then released, and quickly sold out. In early 1998, the band embarked on an East Coast tour that culminated with an appearance at New Jerseys Paperweight Festival, where PxDx crushed alongside contemporaries CONVERGE, KID DYNAMITE and ISIS. 1998 then saw the band part ways with Evans and initiate skinsman Brian Harvey into the faction. PIG DESTROYER was growing in name and sound, playing more and more shows and touring up and down the east coast. A CD entitled Explosions in Ward 6 was released and PIG DESTROYER increased their visibility immediately after the release of the CD, touring and playing shows with the likes of DISCORDANCE AXIS, PHOBIA, DAYBREAK, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and CATTLEPRESS. Great press 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. PIG DESTROYER toured in the summer of 1999 with DAYBREAK and GODSTOMPER, further abusing the east coast scene(s). Standout performances at Phillys Stalag 13, NYCs CBGBs and the 2000 March Metal Meltdown saw the buzz on PxDx reach a new high. In May 2000, PIG DESTROYER again toured the east coast, this time with Joe Prestons THRONES. This tour was the most highly-attended to date, culminating with a webcast performance at New Yorks renowned Knitting Factory. Relapse signed the band and issued a PIG DESTROYER / ISIS 7 (PxDx covered the CARCASS classics Genital Grinder and Regurgitation Of Giblets) on the labels Singles Series in July 2000. Released as a limited edition of 2000, the single sold out in less than a months time, garnishing cult status for the release. Plans were made to release a complete band discography under the guise 38 Counts Of Battery. 38 Counts Of Battery is an intense register of the bands work and includes the remastered Explosions In Ward 6 album, tracks from the ISIS and ORCHID splits and their scalding demo. Fusing intelligently agitated lyrical concepts with an absolutely murderous mixture of maniacal guitar work and thundering percussive persecution, 38 Counts Of Battery is mandatory listening for any fan of extreme music. PIG DESTROYER then took listeners on a rampaging journey through an unsettling, psychotic world with their 2001 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. Equally extreme artwork by noted tattoo artist Paul Booth perfectly complemented PIG DESTROYERs aural atrocities, setting the tone for what could only be called a disturbing listening experience. 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 media-hounded Relapse Records Contamination Festival in Philadelphia, cemented PIG DESTROYERs place among the new goliaths of heavy music. PxDx then continued work on the follow-up to Prowler. 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 band worked to create something different, something new to extreme music fans. As the albums preparation continued, the band took their new body of work to the live setting, testing and honing the material in the process. New songs such as Soft Assasin, Pretty in Casts and the formidable Gravedancer were unleashed on audiences. In January, 2004, PIG DESTROYER toured Japan as part of the Grind the Dojo tour series where PxDx delivered explosive live sets alongside NAPALM DEATH, NASUM and AxCx. The band headlined the 2004 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and was profiled by the FUSE Networks Uranium program. Meanwhile, a video for Prowlers Piss Angel surfaced and saw air time on both MTV2 and FUSE. Fall, 2004: PIG DESTROYER return with TERRIFYER the long-awaited full-length follow up to the critically acclaimed Prowler in the Yard. PxDx's, frighteningly compelling mix of metal, grind, thrash and punk rock seethes with an intensity that will unnerve the unprepared. PIG DESTROYER's vicious attack envelops the listener in a cocoon of grisly nihilism. TERRIFYER features 32 minutes of PIG DESTROYER's finest music to date as well as the 37 minute audio DVD track NATASHA, mixed in glorious 5.1 Surround Sound. Immediately upon the release of TERRIFYER, PIG DESTROYER will headline the 2004 Relapse Records CMJ Showcase in NYC. The band will then embark on their first UK headlining tour, fronting the 2004 Grind Over UK tour with TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION (ex-BRUTAL TRUTH), HALO and others in tow. Prepare!