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Virginia, USA (1997 – present)

Pig Destroyer is a popular band based in Virginia, USA first formed in 1997. Combining old school grindcore with and elements, Pig Destroyer have pushed the boundaries of the grind genre and gained a large following. Their unique sound is notable for its absence of bass guitar on their studio albums.

The band was formed in 1997 by vocalist J.R. Hayes (former vocalist Enemy Soil) in 1997, guitarist Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Anal Cunt, Japanese Torture Comedy Hour, and more), and drummer John Evans. John Evans was replaced by Brian Harvey in 1998. Blake Harrison joined the band in late 2006 adding noise and samples to the mix and Brian Harvey was replaced by Adam Jarvis in 2011. His cousin John Jarvis joined in late 2013 as the band’s bassist.

The band, in their earlier more ‘politically-charged’ days, had originally wanted to name themselves in protest of law and authority. Believing that “Cop Killer” and “Cop Destroyer” were too obvious in meaning, they eventually settled on “Pig Destroyer” (“pig” being a slang term for the police). 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.

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  • nathix13

    <3

    23 Sep 12:49am Reply
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    v - don't be. Have both. Whatever. Two of the best grindcore albums you'll ever listen to, even though I prefer TID and the Plutocracy split as far as DA goes.

    7 Sep 11:23pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Prowler In The Yard vs. Jouhou by Discordance Axis, i'm so torn.

    4 Sep 5:15am Reply
  • Dream-core

    @raketo - I know that feeling,bro :(

    28 Aug 6:16pm Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    GRIND!

    15 Jul 5:39pm Reply
  • raketo

    had birthday. asked dj for grindcore. dj didnt had pig Pig Destroyer. Sad Face.

    12 Jul 2:59am Reply
  • gkmy

    Flawless band!

    8 Jul 5:09pm Reply
  • LaVeyan_666

    The best of the FUCKING best!

    6 Jul 8:58pm Reply
  • Rotten_Brain

    Early PxDx rules

    3 Jul 6:53pm Reply
  • fuckthepunx

    Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

    3 Jul 5:27am Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    I love PD, but that statement just SUCKS.

    4 Jun 8:29am Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    "prowler in the yard is still unmatched as far as grindcore goes." Have you heard actual GRINDCORE?

    4 Jun 8:29am Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    Yeah, I can understand that, he said once that he likes to change up his rig fairly often, so that sucks. I think he's an awesome member of the band (especially when he does vocals) but I wish they'd let him incorporate more samples into the actual songs, rather than just being the interlude to some. Still, I feel like he really helps with the consistency of Book Burner and it wouldn't be quite as good without him and his creepy atmospheres he can create.

    29 May 3:14am Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    See this was the third time I've seen them and though the new Bassist seemed to help the sound a great deal. I'm never entirely sure Blake's role lol, the first two times his shit broke after the first song. He's basically like the Flavor Flav of P.D.

    26 May 9:42pm Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    Seems like J.R.'s voice going out/getting weaker over the years is growing rapidly as a problem... May need Blake to start doing more vocals.

    22 May 10:06am Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    amazing in Chicago tonight(last night now I guess) Just flawless, J.R.'s voice was going out but he still just pushed through it, apologizing to us between songs, truly fucking raw.

    18 May 8:49am Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    And drone_kebab: I think it's just the way the vocals and music changed. Phantom Limb was a lot more thrash-influenced, and Book Burner more sludgier than their previous output (aside from Natasha, of course). Terrifyer is amazing.

    3 May 2:34am Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    Pig Destroyer is not mincecore. Thanks.

    3 May 2:28am Reply
  • drone_kebab

    I used to love this band, but can't enjoy their stuff after Terrifyer... I feel like something is missed on their last two records, but can't say what...

    24 Apr 11:34am Reply
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    21 Apr 8:23pm Reply
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