Latest News

PIG DESTROYER Announces ‘Terrifyer’ & ‘Phantom Limb’ Deluxe Vinyl Reissues

pig destroyer terrifyer phantom limb reissues
Relapse is proud to announce the deluxe vinyl reissues of two long-out-of-print, classic PIG DESTROYER albums! Terrifyer, one of the most important extreme metal/grindcore albums of all time, will be available on vinyl for the first time in over 12 years. The reissue will contain four bonus songs, previously only available on the Japanese release of the album and never before pressed on vinyl! Phantom Limb, the legendary, 21st-century extreme metal masterpiece, will also be reissued on vinyl for the first time in over 9 years along with two bonus songs from the Japanese release, also never before available on vinyl.

Both records will be pressed on several limited edition LP colors. Pre-order information and more details on pressing colors and quantities are available via Relapse now AT THIS LOCATION. A trailer for the reissues can be viewed HERE.

Terrifyer and Phantom Limb are available for streaming in full via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE and HERE respectively.

PIG DESTROYER recently announced a string of live appearances, for 2016 including performances at Netherlands Deathfest and Southwest Terror Fest.  A complete listing of dates can be seen below.

Additionally, Pig Destroyer members J.R. Hayes and Blake Harrison will be appearing on Maryland’s WMUC on January 30th.  More info on the show can be found at http://www.wmuc.umd.edu/.

PIG DESTROYER Live: 
Pig Destroyer Tour Dates

Info/Bio:
Virginia extreme sound revolutionaries 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 united in their efforts to create utterly destructive grindcore. As soon as the band, also featuring founding drummer John Evans, began rehearsing, they found that their common musical interests produced intelligent and incendiary compositions. After releasing a self-titled demo, which was met with rousing critical reception, PIG DESTROYER released their first full-length, Explosions in Ward 6. Strongly positive reactions to Explosions in Ward 6 established PIG DESTROYER as one of the best new grind acts to have emerged worldwide in the last decade.

Relapse Records soon signed the band off the strength of Explosions, and in 2001 PIG DESTROYER took listeners on a rampaging journey through an unsettling, psychotic world with their landmark release 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 lavish praise, and became one of the more talked-about extreme music releases in recent history, even breaking into the mainstream metal media despite its brutality. Headlining performances at the 2002 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and at the 2002 Relapse Records CMJ Showcase, alongside a high-profile set at the Relapse Records Contamination Festival in Philadelphia, cemented PIG DESTROYER’s 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 album. Terrifyer was released in the fall of 2004, and embodied a frighteningly compelling mix of seething metal, intense grind, and thrash and punk rock. Terrifyer featured 32 minutes of unrelenting sonic battery in addition to the 37-minute Audio-DVD track “Natasha.”

The 2007 release of Phantom Limb, which received acclaim from critics and listeners worldwide, cemented the band’s legendary status and showcased the band’s versatility with its incursions into sludgier and groovier territory than ever before. Phantom Limb was followed by an extensive US tour that found PIG DESTROYER sharing the stage 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, and have since played at numerous other national and international festivals including Hopscotch Fest, Brutal Assault, Damnation Festival, and Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Fest.

In 2012, PIG DESTROYER partnered with new drummer Adam Jarvis (Misery Index) and released Book Burner, their ruthless follow-up to Phantom Limb. Book Burner showcased a return to a rawer, more primitive sound, and featured 19 songs of the band’s signature misanthropic grind. 2013 saw PIG DESTROYER release an EP of previously unreleased content through Bandcamp titled Mass and Volume as part of a charity effort, and also saw Adam Jarvis’s cousin John Jarvis join PIG DESTROYER as the band’s first bass player. The band have also made impressive inroads into more mainstream media – the one-off single “Octagonal Stairway” was included in Adult Swim’s Singles Series, and “The Diplomat” (off of Book Burner) featured prominently in the season three finale of Comedy Central’s Workaholics. Yet even accounting for the band’s more visible successes, what still stands out the most is their fundamental and immaculate musical essence. PIG DESTROYER boil metal down to its muscle, sinew, and bone – razor-sharp guitar, percussive pummeling, throbbing bass, and a lone, stark howl. Though their music is incomparably dark, the future is bright for PIG DESTROYER.

PIG DESTROYER is:
Scott Hull – Guitars
JR Hayes – Vocals
Blake Harrison – Synthesizer, Samples
Adam Jarvis – Drums
John Jarvis – Bass

Pig Destroyer on Facebook
Pig Destroyer on Bandcamp
Pig Destroyer on Instagram
Pig Destroyer on Twitter

MORE NEWS FROM RELAPSE RECORDS


  • INTEGRITY: Share “Bark At The Moon” By Ozzy Osbourne Cover

    November 7, 2018

    Metallic horror trailblazers INTEGRITY celebrate Halloween with a surprise cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s legendary track “Bark At The Moon”! Listen now on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. Additionally, INTEGRITY has begun announcing concerts for 2019 including a special two day festival in January at Metro Gallery in Baltimore, […]


  • NOTHING: Share “You Wind Me Up” Music Video

    Photo By Ryan Lowry| L-R: Brandon Setta (guitar/vocals), Kyle Kimball (drums), Domenic Palermo (lyrics/vocals/guitar), Aaron Heard (bass) Today, NOTHING hit us with new video “You Wind Me Up” off their recent critically acclaimed album, Dance On The Blacktop. Watch on Juxtapoz HERE. Just before the band went into the studio to record, frontman Domenic Palermo […]


  • DEVIL MASTER: Share Remixed, Remastered “Gates of Pain”

    October 25, 2018

    Photo Credit: Kassandra C & A.P. Philadelphia’s DEVIL MASTER have been spitting in the face of convention since forming in 2016 with their raw, twisted brand of death rock meets black metal punk mayhem. Today, in anticipation of their forthcoming compilation, Manifestations, the band share a remixed and remastered version of “Gates of Pain” debuted […]


  • CRIPPLE BASTARDS: Italian Grindcore Outfit Premieres “Passi Nel Vuoto” Video

    Legendary Italian grindcore outfit CRIPPLE BASTARDS, currently celebrating their thirtieth anniversary in 2018, have completed an official video for their latest single, “Passi Nel Vuoto,” which sees its premiere this week through Cvlt Nation. The song is pulled from the band’s decimating seventh LP, La Fine Cresce Da Dentro, which will see release in November […]


  • OUTER HEAVEN: Share “What Lies Beneath” Video; US Tour w/ Full of Hell Begins Next Week

    October 11, 2018

    Photo Credit: Dante Torrieri Pennsylvania, death metal newcomers OUTER HEAVEN share the third single off their long-awaited debut album Realms of Eternal Decay. Watch “What Lies Beneath”, featuring clips from various cult horror movies, below. Additionally, OUTER HEAVEN begin their US tour with labelmates FULL OF HELL next week! The tour commences with the official […]


  • RED FANG: Announce The Second Leg Of US December Tour Dates W/ R.I.P.

    Portland, OR rockers RED FANG announce the second leg of their US headlining tour dates at the end of the year. The brief tour begins December 12nd in Eugene, OR and ends December 15 in Bellingham, WA. Support will be provided by R.I.P. on all four dates. The tour rounds up RED FANG’s Winter 2018 […]


  • YOB: Announce End of 2018 West Coast Tour Dates; European Headlining Tour Begins Next Week

    YOB returns to North American highways once more before the end of 2018, adding a half-dozen date trek up and down the North American West Coast including a performance Decibel Magazine’s Metal & Beer Fest on Dec. 2 at the Wiltern. Gimme Radio presents the non-Decibel shows. The new round of tour dates are: December […]


  • WINDHAND: Announce US Headlining Winter Tour Dates w/ GENOCIDE PACT

    Virginia’s WINDHAND announce US headlining tour dates throughout January 2019 with label-mates GENOCIDE PACT. The brief tour begins on January 24 in Washington D.C. and ends January 31 in Charlotte, NC. A full list of tour dates are available below. Tickets are on sale Friday, September 28th at 10am EST. Stream WINDHAND recently released single […]


  • GENOCIDE PACT: Share “Blood Rejection” Music Video

    Washington, DC-based death metal act GENOCIDE PACT share the “Blood Rejection” music video and kick off the Relapse Contamination Tour! Watch the full video, featuring live footage filmed and directed Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) at Saint Vitus Bar, AT THIS LOCATION. GENOCIDE PACT join labemates DYING FETUS, INCANTATION & GATECREEPER for the Relapse Contamination […]


  • DEVIL MASTER: Sign To Relapse; Announce Manifestations Pre-Order & Share “Obscene Charade” Music Video

    October 10, 2018

    Photo Credit: Kassandra C & A.P. Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Philadelphia’s DEVIL MASTER. DEVIL MASTER have been spitting in the face of convention since forming in 2016 with their raw, twisted brand of death rock meets black metal punk mayhem. In addition to the signing, DEVIL MASTER announce pre-orders for […]


  • CRIPPLE BASTARDS: Announce La Fine Cresce da Dentro Pre-Orders; Share Two New Songs

    Italian grindcore legends CRIPPLE BASTARDS celebrate 30 years of misanthropic extremity with their seventh full-length album La Fine Cresce da Dentro (Meaning “The End Is Growing From Within”). CRIPPLE BASTARDS’ La Fine Cresce da Dentro is due out November 9th on CD/LP/Digital. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads / streaming services […]


  • OUTER HEAVEN: Share “Putrid Dwelling” Music Video Via Revolver Magazine

    Photo Credit: Dante Torrieri Pennsylvania, death metal newcomers OUTER HEAVEN unleash the animated video for “Putrid Dwelling” off their long-awaited debut album Realms of Eternal Decay. Watch the full video, a Novelconcept.TV Production and directed by Marcos Morales (Primitive Man), below. OUTER HEAVEN’s debut album Realms of Eternal Decay is due out October 12th on […]


  • WRONG: Announce Fall 2018 Headlining Tour Dates with Portrayal of Guilt

    Miami noise rock/alt metal powerhouse WRONG announce Fall 2018 headlining tour dates throughout November with Texas’ Portrayal of Guilt. WRONG will be touring in support of the recently released sophomore full-length album Feel Great. All confirmed tour dates are available below. WRONG’s new album Feel Great is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical […]


  • YOB: Premiere “Original Face” Video

    Photo Credit: James Rexroad YOB, who recently released their critically-acclaimed album, Our Raw Heart, share a live video for “Original Face” (https://youtu.be/2hUM3gEg2Uk). The clip, which was directed by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) and filmed at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, arrives as the band kicks of a short Western U.S. tour tonight in Sacramento. […]


  • NOTHING: Debut “I Hate The Flowers” Video

    Photo By Ryan Lowry| L-R: Brandon Setta (guitar/vocals), Kyle Kimball (drums), Domenic Palermo (lyrics/vocals/guitar), Aaron Heard (bass) NOTHING have unveiled new video “I Hate The Flowers” directed by Matt Newman. The single, written by frontman Domenic Palermo and Brandon Setta, is a love song about NYC and the strong sense of impending doom it leaves […]


  • AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Premieres “Night Terror” off Beastland

    Photo Credit: Auge Arredondo Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER delivers his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut Beastland on October 5th. In anticipation of its release in one month, listen to “Night Terror” on YouTube HERE. Additionally, Author & Punisher will return to Europe in October after the release of Beastland, including select concerts […]


  • WINDHAND: Unveil New Single “Diablerie”

    Photo By Joey Wharton Today WINDHAND give us another glimpse of what’s to come on their impending album Eternal Return with new single “Diablerie“. Embodying the album’s more reflective side, “Diablerie” fully captures the band’s artistic growth and the juxtaposition of genre-bending, heavy psychedelia that’s apparent throughout Eternal Return. LISTEN TO “DIABLERIE” ON ALL STREAMING […]


  • OBSCURA: Announce Winter 2019 Headlining Tour Dates

    Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA announce Winter 2019 headlining tour dates supporting the recently released Diluvium full-length. Presented by Metal Hammer, Ibanez Guitars, Guitar Magazine, FUZE Magazine and Metal.de, the tour begins February 1 in Germany and ends February 23 in Austria. Support will be provided by Fallujah, Allegaeon & First Fragment. A full […]

  • corpsefortress_1500

    ILSA: Share “Old Maid” Video via Revolver; Announce West Coast Tour Dates w/ Fister

    Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA share the official video for “Old Maid” off the recently, released album Corpse Fortress. The song features guest vocals by Amy KC Oden. Watch the Jeffrey Sisson (Exhumed, Gruesome) music video below. Additionally, ILSA announce Fall North American tour dates with Fister. The tour begins November 16th in San Diego, CA […]


  • PIG DESTROYER: Share “Mt. Skull” Video via Kerrang; ‘Head Cage’ Exclusive Full Stream on NPR

    August 30, 2018

    Photo Credit: Joey Wharton PIG DESTROYER have premiered the third single from their highly anticipated sixth full-length album Head Cage entitled “Mt. Skull”; officially due out September 7th. Watch the hilarious new Joe Stakun directed video via Kerrang HERE. PIG DESTROYER comments on the video: “Did someone say banana peels?!?! We here at Pig Destroyer […]


  • RED FANG: Share “Listen to the Sirens” (Tubeway Army Cover) Video via Kerrang; US Headlining Tour Begins Next Week

    Photo Credit: James Rexroad Portland, OR rockers RED FANG have shared a cover of the 1978 cult hit “Listen to the Sirens” originally performed by Gary Numan’s Tubeway Army. Watch the official music video directed by Ray Gordon on Kerrang! HERE. The music video which is a departure from RED FANG’s usual antics, showcases the […]


  • WINDHAND: Announce 2019 European March Headlining Tour Dates

    August 22, 2018

    Photo By Joey Wharton Richmond, Virginia’s psychedelic heavyweights WINDHAND announce 2019 European headlining tour dates with Italy’s Grime. The tour begins March 7th in Austria and ends March 24th in Germany. All confirmed tour dates are available below. Additionally, WINDHAND recently unveiled the “Grey Garden” video, the lead single off their forthcoming album Eternal Return. […]


  • PIG DESTROYER: Share “The Torture Fields” Video via Consequence of Sounds

    Photo Credit: Joey Wharton PIG DESTROYER have premiered the second single from their highly anticipated sixth full-length album Head Cage entitled “The Torture Fields”. Watch the spastic new video via Consequence of Sound & Heavy Consequence HERE and listen on all streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. “The Torture Fields” was directed and edited by Frank […]


  • NOTHING: Share “The Carpenter’s Son” From Dance On The Blacktop Out August 24th on Relapse Records

    Photo By Ryan Lowry| L-R: Brandon Setta (guitar/vocals), Kyle Kimball (drums), Domenic Palermo (lyrics/vocals/guitar), Aaron Heard (bass) Philly shoegazers NOTHING have released their most solemn and personal track today from new album, Dance on the Blacktop. “The Carpenters Son” is a dream-like, 7-minute lullaby written by frontman Domenic Palermo that rolls at tranquilizer speed, telling […]


  • AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Announces Sixth Full-Length Album ‘Beastland,’ Shares “Nihil Strength”

    August 9, 2018

    Photo Credit: Auge Arredondo Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER delivers his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut Beastland on October 5th. Watch the official performance video for “Nihil Strength” on YouTube HERE and listen on all streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s mastermind Tristan Shone comments: “I built new machines for this […]