The upcoming deluxe reissue of Pig Destroyer‘s classic sophomore album, Prowler in the Yard, can now be streamed at Metal Sucks. The remixed and remastered grind masterpiece will be released this Friday, September 4, via Relapse Records can be purchased here. On the reissue, frontman J.R. Hayes comments:
“Attention all weirdos, dirtbags, creeps and related scum, I’m excited to bring you the 15th Anniversary edition of our second album “Prowler in the Yard.” Remixed and remastered in SUPER-MEGA-HATE-SOUND by Mr. Hull himself. Relapse has expanded the packaging with liner notes and a ton of old photos from when I used to dye my hair black and wear button-up shirts. In addition to an unearthed instrumental track, we’ve also included the original mix for those of you who prefer the sound of basements. Hail to all PD fans worldwide. Free Mumia Abu Jamal.“
Stop wasting time and revisit Prowler in the Yardhere.
Parrot-fronted grindcore outfit Hatebeak (Pig Destroyer, The Index) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Number of the Beak, over at Noisey. The new track, titled “Pecking Crew”, rips out raw, angular and grinding riffs that are soaked in hellacious death metal nuances. Oh, and there’s an African Grey parrot screeching at you the entire time. Check out the quirky track after the break.
The Number of the Beak will be released this Friday, June 26, via Reptilian Records. Order yours here.
As promised, Maruta have unveiled another new track on this fine hump day. The track premiered today is titled “Erode” and it is a blistering badass of a track. While listening to this track, I found myself lost in the grinding madness. The only thing that could make this track better is if JR Hayes from Pig Destroyer guested on it. Wait. What? Maruta + Pig Destroyer? Holy shit! CRUSH! Continue reading →
Fulgora are a beast. Why? Possibly because the band shares members with both Pig Destroyer and Misery Index. The band will be releasing their new album Stratagem next month and they have released a new video for their track “Meridian.” I would call this a music video, but I classify music videos as videos in which the band appears, which Fulgora doesn’t in this video.
The video does however feature a lot of religious, anti-religious and religious oppression imagery and video. I would say that this video is somewhat NSFW. Just to be safe. Check out “Meridian” below. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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!
Pinski Pavlov, who released that amazing The Secret video, have returned to our news section with yet another sweet unofficial music video. This time around, Pinski Pavlov have tackled the track “Eve” off of Pig Destroyer‘s latest album Book Burner. Continue reading →
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 →
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.
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.