FULGORA (PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED) Announce Debut Album “Stratagem”, Stream New Track

Grinding death metal outfit Fulgora, which is made up of members of Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Misery Index,  have announced the release of their debut full length. The new full length will be titled Stratagem and will be released through Housecore Records on February 3rd. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.

Metal Sucks have premiered the first taste of Stratagem, “Meridian”; a three minute barrage of vile, grind mayhem. Check it out now.

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PIG DESTROYER Streaming “New” Doom EP “Mass & Volume”

Pig Destroyer‘s previously limited two-track doom EP which was recorded during the final sessions of Phantom Limb, Mass & Volume, can now be streamed over at Revolver. The EP will officially be released next Tuesday, October 14th, via Relapse Records. Pre-orders for the effort can be placed here. Head over to Revolver to stream the EP now.

Pig Destroyer‘s forthcoming tour dates can be seen below.

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Pig Destroyer Open Pre-Orders For Previously Limited Mass & Volume EP; Announce Tour Dates

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Initially available as a limited digital download release fundraiser for the family of Relapse Records team member Pat Egan following his death in 2013, the two-track experimental doom Mass & Volume EP by innovative deathgrinders Pig Destroyer is now due for a one-time, never to be repressed CD/vinyl release according to news direct from the band and label this morning. Recorded in lieu of extra studio time during the band’s sessions on their 2007 LP Phantom Limb, Mass & Volume serves as a fine epilogue to the Bryan Harvey era of the band, marking his final contributions to the group since his tenure start on Pig Destroyer’s 1999 split with Gnob.

In addition, the band have also announced two live dates for December with Dropdead, one show serving as the band’s live Boston debut. Peep a teaser for Mass & Volume along with those show details below and pre-order the record digitally here or physically as CD or vinyl here. Continue reading

Bass Player In The Yard: PIG DESTROYER Adds Bassist

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As if Pig Destroyer was heavy enough, the band have recruited their first bassist to give their ballistic music that extra crunch. Guitarist Scott Hall recently spoke with Terrorizer on the addition of bassist John Jarvis (cousin of drummer Adam Jarvis). Here are the highlights of the interview:

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Pork Swim: Adult Swim Release New PIG DESTROYER Single

Adult Swim have premiered a new track from Pig Destroyer as a part of their annual Singles Programs. This year has featured the likes of Killer Mike and El-P, Marnie Stern and now Piggy-D. The new track is entitled “The Octagonal Stairway” and it rips pretty hard. It definitely feels like a Book Burner B-side. Head over to Adult Swim to check it out and download it.

Take Me Out To The Grindcore Show: Members Of THRICE, KOWLOON WALLED CITY And CURL UP & DIE Involved In Grindcore Project

Grindcore and baseball appear to go hand in hand. Who would have guessed? Riley Breckenridge of Thrice, Ian Miller and Jonathan Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and Mike Minnick of Curl UP & Die have announced their involvement in a new baseball themed grindcore project. The project has reportedly been dubbed Puig Destroyer after Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and obviously good ol’ Pig Destroyer. Here is the official word from Riley himself:

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Live Pigs: PIG DESTROYER Live Decibel Flexi-Disc Available For Streaming

On January 19th, Decibel Magazine gave away a special Pig Destroyer flexi-disc at their 100th issue show. The flexi-disc featured live renditions of the songs “Trojan Whore”, “Sheet-Metal Girl” and “The Bug”. The item is unfortunately unavailable for purchase but Decibel have uploaded the songs to their Soundcloud for free streaming. So feel free to have your face melted by super raw recordings right now!

-Lane Oliver

 

Mass & Volume: PIG DESTROYER Release New EP

It should be known by now that there are a few Pig Destroyer fanboys here at American Aftermath. We love the band and we will support and enjoy anything and everything they release. This is most definitely the case for the bands recently released EP Mass & Volume which has been released as a part of Patlapse (a compilation to raise money for the college fund of the recently deceased Pat Egan, Relapse’s director of retail sales and marketing.) and it’s incredible.      Continue reading

Best Of 2012: Eric’s Top 30 Releases Of The Year

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Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.

The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.

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Free To Fuck You Up: Download RELAPSE RECORDS 2012 Free Sampler Now

Who doesn’t love free samplers from labels? I mean, come on. This shit shows what said label has to offer in terms of current acts and future releases. The latest free sampler comes from the great Relapse Records. Who can you expect to hear on this blistering freebie? Blockheads, Ironhorse, Baroness, Primate and Pig Destroyer among others! And also, because Relapse is a very forward thinking heavy label, not only have they released the sampler for free download, you can stream the entire thing on Bandcamp (in the widget below). Check it out and get ta’ downloadin’. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: PIG DESTROYER’s Blake Harrison

At this point Pig Destroyer has become a household name. The infamous and prolific grindcore act has created some of the most vile and destructive tunes that have ever (dis)graced my ears. Book Burner, their most recent effort, is nineteen tracks of some of the finest filth in all of Piggy D’s discography. I recently caught up with sampler and noise purveyor Blake Harrison to ask him a few questions regarding the new record, his involvement in the band and HATEBEAK.

-Lane Oliver

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