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    Pig Destroyer

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Thumbsucker lyrics
    2Pixie lyrics
    3Blond Prostitute lyrics
    4Sourheart lyrics
    5Alcatraz Metaphors lyrics
    6Intimate Slavery lyrics
    7Deny Everything lyrics
    8Honeymoon lyrics
    9Yellow Line Transfer lyrics
    10Rejection Fetish lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Terrifyer [2005]
    2Demo (Demo) [1997]
    338 Counts Of Battery [2000]
    4Split with Orchid (Split) [1997]
    5Book Burner [2012]
    6Prowler In The Yard [2001]
    7Split with Gnob (Split) [2000]
    8Painter Of Dead Girls [2004]
    9Phantom Limb [2007]


    Virginia's 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 band's sound, Pig Destroyer's 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 Jersey's Paperweight Festival, where PxDx crushed alongside contemporaries Drop Dead, 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, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disassociate, Capitalist Casualities and Cattleprress. 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 Philly's Stalag 13, NYC's 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 Preston's Thrones. This tour was the most highly-attended to date, culminating with a webcast performance at New York's 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 label's Singles Series in July 2000. Released as a limited edition of 2000, the single sold out in less than a month's 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 band's 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.

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