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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.

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  • SXSW 2017: Relapse Artist Peformance Schedule Select Relapse artists will perform at SXSW 2017 throughout the entire week! See all confirmed day-by-day showcases and performances below. Full festivals details available at sxsw.com. Thursday, March 16th 9:30 PM – Ecstatic Vision – MetalSucks Official Showcase (Grizzly Hall w/ Darkest Hour/Tombs/Rivers of Nihil – 2015 E Riverside Dr #4) 11:55 PM – S U R V I ...
  • PIG DESTROYER Announces ‘Terrifyer’ & ‘Phantom Limb’ Deluxe Vinyl 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 ...
  • RINGWORM, PIG DESTROYER AND SKINLESS: CONFIRMED FOR DENVER BLACK SKY FEST 2015 In conjunction with Relapse’s 25th anniversary celebrations, Cleveland hardcore stalwarts RINGWORM have been confirmed alongside Relapse brethren PIG DESTROYER and SKINLESS for this December’s Denver Black Sky festival! The third iteration of the annual Relapse-sponsored fest, which will also feature Havok, Nekrofilth, Khemmis, and more, will take place on December 5th, 2015 at Denver’s Gothic Theatre. Denver Black Sky has historically hosted a ...
  • PIG DESTROYER: ‘Prowler In The Yard’ Reissue Now Streaming in Full via METALSUCKS PIG DESTROYER: ‘Prowler In The Yard’ Reissue Now Streaming in Full via METALSUCKS PIG DESTROYER’s remixed and remastered Relapse debut ‘Prowler in the Yard’ is now streaming in full via MetalSucks prior to its September 4 release! Fully reworked by guitarist/engineer Scott Hull, the landmark 2001 release (which Pitchfork deemed “a quantum leap for the whole ...
  • PIG DESTROYER:  Announce Prowler In The Yard Deluxe Reissue pig-destroyer-reissues-prowler-in-the-yardNo true Relapse celebration would be complete without a contribution from PIG DESTROYER, the VA-based grindcore monarchs that have been hailed as revolutionaries by publications the world over. The band’s landmark 2001 Relapse debut Prowler in the Yard, which led MetalSucks to call PIG DESTROYER “the best grindcore act on the planet” and which Pitchfork deemed “a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre,” will ...
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