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.

Lineup Confirmed For 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival. Most of the artists that were set for the cancelled 2020 edition have been rebooked for the event, which is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 20-22, 2021.

Here’s the lineup:

– Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“)
– Mercyful Fate
– Emperor
– The Flaming Lips
– Blue Öyster Cult
– Down (performing “NOLA“)
– Mayhem
– Satyricon
– Obituary
– Warpaint
– Blonde Redhead
– HEALTH
– Watain
– Ulver
– Katatonia
– At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show)
– Poison The Well
– Paul Cauthen
– Amigo The Devil
– Exhorder
– Wolves In The Throne Room
– Thursday
– Pinback
– Zola Jesus
– Drab Majesty
– Boris
– Eyehategod
– Repulsion
– Immolation
– Midnight
– MGLA
– Windhand
– Cursive
– TSOL
– King Dude
– Pig Destroyer
– Brutus
– Profanatica
– Lower Dens
– Cult Of Fire
– Intronaut
– Boysetsfire
– Death By Stereo
– Curl Up And Die
– Adamantium
– This Will Destroy You
– Khemmis
– Mothership
– Guantanamo Baywatch
– Dengue Fever
– Kaelan Mikla
– Black Joe Lewis
– Fatso Jetson
– Wino
– Creeping Death
– Mephisofeles
– Frankie And The Witch Fingers
– Toke
– Foie Gras
– Flavor Crystals
– Silvertomb
– Lord Buffalo
– Warish
– Alms
– Bömbers
– Glacial Tomb
– Relaxer
– Black Sabbitch
– Hippie Death Cult
– Vaelmyst
– Mother Mercury
– “Two Minutes To Late Night”

Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer will also perform during a “Psycho Swim” event at the Daylight Beach Club on August 19.

“Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly” Rescheduled For 2021

The “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA has officially been rescheduled after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on April 9-10, 2021 at The Fillmore and it will feature Converge (performing “Jane Doe”), Napalm Death (performing “Harmony Corruption” and “Utopia Banished”) and Pig Destroyer (performing “Prowler In The Yard“).

Organizers commented:

“Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for April 9-10, 2021 at Fillmore Philly! Headliners Converge (special Jane Doe set), Napalm Death (special Harmony Corruption & Utopia Banished set) and Pig Destroyer (special Prowler in the Yard set) are each still scheduled to perform. The rest of the lineup—which includes several other acts from the previously announced dates—will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the 2020 Metal & Beer Fest: Philly dates will automatically be valid for the new dates. In the event you cannot attend, you may opt for a refund within 30 days of the new show dates being announced. Emails will be sent from Live Nation to ticket holders notifying them of their full options. For full details of Live Nation’s refund policy, visit: https://www.livenationentertainment.com/ticketrefund/

Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Etc.) Joins Lock Up

Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, etc.) has joined Lock Up as their new drummer. He will be replacing Nick Barker, who recently exited the band.

Shane Embury (also of Napalm Death) said the following:

“We are extremely thrilled to welcome Adam into the ranks of Lock Up ! I have known Adam for a few years now and we just recently finished a European tour together – a super nice guy and killer skin beater…

Lock up has always been a rollercoaster of a ride since it’s inception way back in 1998 but Adam joining us now in these chaotic times i believe is surely going to refuel this seasoned grind machine … Play Fast or Die!!!”

Jarvis added:

“I’m honored to be included in this killer line-up of incredibly talented musicians. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing these amazing dudes for over ten years and can’t wait to collaborate on some vicious new tunes! I have the utmost respect for Nick Barker and it won’t be easy to fill his shoes, but I’m up for the challenge. GRIND!!!”

“Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly” Postponed Due To Coronavirus

The 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was supposed to feature Converge, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Mayhem, Abbath, and more, was originally set to take place at The Fillmore on April 3-4. The following statement was issued:

“In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia has announced a city-wide ban on gatherings in excess of 1,000 people, which unfortunately means we have been forced to postpone Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 3-4 at the Fillmore. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, the breweries, the staff and, of course, the fans during this time. We will share the rescheduled festival date information as soon as we have it. Purchased tickets will be honored. Thank you for your understanding and support. More soon.”

Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Etc. Set For 2020 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More artists have been added to the 2020 Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 14-16 and it will feature: Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“), Mercyful Fate, Emperor, The Flaming Lips, Blue Öyster Cult, Down (performing “NOLA“), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Mayhem, Satyricon, Obituary, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, HEALTH, Watain, Ulver, Katatonia, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show), Poison The Well, Paul Cauthen, Amigo The Devil, Exhorder, Wolves In The Throne Room, Thursday, Pinback, Zola Jesus, Drab Majesty, Boris, Eyehategod, Repulsion, Immolation, Midnight, MGLA, Windhand, Cursive, TSOL, Crowbar, King Dude, Pig Destroyer, Brutus, Profanatica, Lower Dens, Cult Of Fire, Intronaut, Boysetsfire, Death By Stereo, Curl Up And Die, Adamantium, This Will Destroy You, Khemmis, Mothership, Guantanamo Baywatch, Dengue Fever, Kaelan Mikla, Black Joe Lewis, Fatso Jetson, Wino, Creeping Death, Mephisofeles, Frankie And The Witch Fingers, Toke, Foie Gras, Flavor Crystals, Silvertomb, Lord Buffalo, Warish, Alms, Bömbers, Glacial Tomb, Relaxer, Black Sabbitch, Hippie Death Cult, Vaelmyst, Mother Mercury, and “Two Minutes To Late Night.” A pre-show “Psycho Swim” party will also be held at the Daylight Beach Club on August 13 and it will feature: Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer.

Midnight, Gatecreeper, & Necrot Added To 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly”

Midnight, Gatecreeper, and Necrot have been added to the 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA. That event will take place on April 3-4 at The Fillmore and it will also feature: Converge (performing “Jane Doe“), Napalm Death (performing “Harmony Corruption” and “Utopia Banished“), Pig Destroyer (performing “Prowler In The Yard“), Mayhem, Abbath, Satan, Night Demon, Idle Hands, Un, Magic Circle, and Haunt.

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.

Abbath & Idle Hands Added To 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly”

Abbath and Idle Hands have been added to the 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA. That event will take place on April 3-4 at The Fillmore and it will also feature: Converge (performing “Jane Doe“), Napalm Death (performing “Harmony Corruption” and “Utopia Banished“), Pig Destroyer (performing “Prowler In The Yard“), Mayhem, Satan, Night Demon, Un, Magic Circle and Haunt. The following breweries will also be taking part in the festival: Wake Brewing, Broken Goblet, 3 Floyds, Yards, Hammerheart, Adroit Theory, Tired Hands, Blake’s Hard Cider, etc.