Pig Destroyer Planning New Album, New Live Release, Etc.

During a recent interview with Decibel, Pig Destroyer guitarist Scott Hull talked a bit about the band’s current plans. Among them are a new album, a new live album, and a split release with Cherubs.

Hull said the following:

“…We’re intentionally in our mid-period phase that a lot of bands have gone through. Napalm Death had their ‘Diatribes‘ and the three albums. We’re sort of intentionally in that, where we’re doing stuff that’s a little groovier and it’s not necessarily as extreme, but it’s something that we need to sort of get into our discography and out of our system. I’ve already told the guys we’re going to go back into something more extreme for the next record.

We’ve got a live album coming up after ‘The Octagonal Stairway‘ and then we’re going to do a split with Cherubs which is going to be more in tune with that noise rock-type stuff and then we’ll do another full-length. I have every intention at this point for it to be shorter, faster, weirder songs, sort of like the earlier stuff.”

Pig Destroyer Premiere “The Calvary” Video, Reveal Details For New EP “The Octagonal Stairway”

Pig Destroyer have premiered a new video for their new song “The Calvary.” This track is from their new EP “The Octagonal Stairway,” which will be released on August 28.

“The Octagonal Stairway” Track Listing:

01. “The Octagonal Stairway”
02. “The Cavalry”
03. “Cameraman”
04. “News Channel 6”
05. “Head Cage”
06. “Sound Walker”

Pre-orders for the EP can be found HERE. It’s also worth noting that ex-Sepultura drummer Iggor Cavalera will be featured on one of the new songs.

Pig Destroyer To Release “38 Counts Of Battery” On Vinyl For The First Time

Pig Destroyer will be releasing “38 Counts Of Battery” on vinyl for the first time on January 10. The effort has been remastered and can be pre-ordered that HERE.

Pig Destroyer Announce Brooklyn, NY Shows

Pig Destroyer have announced that they will be performing at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on October 25-26. Genocide Pact and Sunrot will open on the first night, while Artificial Brain, Pyrrhon, and Blame God will open on the second night. These dates will follow the band’s previously announced shows in Baltimore, MD.

Pig Destroyer Announce Baltimore, MD Shows

Pig Destroyer have announced that they will be performing at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD on September 13 – 14. Cloud Rat, Cemetery Piss, Ampallang Infection, and Virginia Creep will serve as support on the first night, while Outer Heaven, Red Death, No/Mas, and Zealot R.I.P. will serve as support on the second night.

John Jarvis Exits Pig Destroyer

John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Scour, etc.) has confirmed to MetalSucks that he is no longer a member of Pig Destroyer. The band have yet to make an official announcement, but it appears that Travis Stone (Lody Kong, ex-Noisem) is taking his place. This news comes just after the band released a new a song titled “Cameraman” as part of Adult Swim’s singles series.

Pig Destroyer Premiere New Song “Cameraman”

Pig Destroyer have premiered a new song, titled “Cameraman,” as part of the Adult Swim Singles series. You can check that out HERE.

Pig Destroyer Stream New Song “The Cavalry

Pig Destroyer are streaming a new song titled “The Cavalry.“ This track will be available as a flexi disc in the April issue of Decibel Magazine. Guitarist Scott Hull commented:

“The music for ‘The Cavalry‘ was written as an explicit tribute to [late Terrorizer/Napalm Death guitarist] Jesse Pintado during the month of August 2018, specifically after listening to ‘Harmony Corruption‘ and ‘World Downfall‘ on repeat. We are proud to give this track to our hermanos over at Decibel and finally contribute to the Flexi Series as the 100th entry.”

Pig Destroyer’s “The Bug” Was Featured On “MacGyver”

Pig Destroyer‘s “The Bug” was featured on a recent episode of CBS‘ “MacGyver” reboot. The track was used to torture the titular charter and another guy, who were both imprisoned in a fallout shelter. The band posted the below footage of that:

[via Metal Injection]

Pig Destroyer To Pay Tribute To The Late Jesse Pintado (Terrorizer/Napalm Death, Etc.) With New Song “The Cavalry

Pig Destroyer have announced that they will be releasing a new song titled “The Cavalry“ as part of Decibel Magazine‘s flexi disc series. The track will serve as a tribute to the late Jesse Pintado (Terrorizer/Napalm Death, etc.).

Guitarist Scott Hull said the following:

“The music for ‘The Cavalry‘ was written as an explicit tribute to Jesse Pintado during the month of August 2018, specifically after listening to ‘Harmony Corruption‘ and ‘World Downfall‘ on repeat. We are proud to give this track to our hermanos over at Decibel and finally contribute to the Flexi Series as the 100th entry.”

Frontman JR Hayes also added:

“This song is about being disillusioned and desensitized in modern America. The aftermath of 24/7 negativity and paranoia. I want to thank Decibel for this opportunity and I hope all the fans out there dig the new song!”

Decibel‘s chief editor also commented:

“This flexi disc is literally 11 years in the making. Back in 2007, as we were putting together Pig Destroyer‘s first Decibel cover story, Scott told me how cool it would be to include a PxDx flexi disc in the issue. Great idea, only one problem: no one on earth was producing flexi discs in 2007. It would be another three years until those presses started rolling again and the Decibel Flexi Series came to life.

When that occurred, I mentioned to Scott we should look into have Pig Destroyer record a track for the series. Lineup turmoil, conflicting schedules and various other hurdles prevented us from consummating a PxDx recording for the next several years. Then, sometime in early 2017, I realized it had been a decade since Scott conceived the idea.

What’s more, we were about 15 months away from 100th release in the Decibel Flexi Series. He and I agreed that a little over a year should be enough time to get it done, so a late November 2018 deadline was set for a master, and, miraculous, DB100 is a reality in the form of ‘The Cavalry.’”

Fans that get a physical subscription before February 1 will receive the flexi disc with an upcoming issue.