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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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  • CriticalSwitch

    Prowler In the Yard and Terrifyer are my favourite. Flawless albums. Fucking tasteful band in general.

    22 May 7:34pm Reply
  • metralindol

    they do it waaaay better than angry birds, yep

    20 May 12:41pm Reply
  • shakedatthang

    Been a fan of them for literally 10 years now, and Prowler dominated in my book for the entire time.... until Book Burner came out. Hands down their best record.

    19 May 4:43pm Reply
  • Yikko

    I wish they would put out something as fucked up as the early stuff. I keep trying to get in to phantom limb and book burner but neither come close to the magic of PitY/38 counts/painter

    15 Apr 8:08am Reply
  • PancakePenguin

    We don't talk about explosions in ward 6

    15 Apr 12:48am Reply
  • MystCall

    Prowler In The Yard.

    4 Apr 2:53am Reply
  • theseasonisours

    please don't

    5 Mar 9:00pm Reply
  • thatkirbydude

    I want to lick your hand

    26 Feb 6:36pm Reply
  • theseasonisours

    i shook jr's hand. suddenly life had new meaning.

    17 Feb 6:21pm Reply
  • methspore

    kicked a lot of ass in seattle last night!!

    11 Jan 11:33am Reply
  • silentbodom91


    11 Dec 2014 Reply

    Old albums >>> Book Burner no doubt

    5 Dec 2014 Reply

    Old drummer >>> New drummer

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Jekku666

    I might be the only one, but my favorite album by them is Phantom Limb. There's just too many crushing riffs on it

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Mr_Maxe

    They neeeeeed to headline a fucking EU tour..

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tlumok

    I hate to say, but drumsound of AJ is very bad and its taking the band down. Boring, machine-like and without any life. Love natural sounding PITY production. But my favorite album is Terrifyer. New stuff lacks agression.

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • silentbodom91

    I only come here to comment about how I will never get to see this band because they never play anywhere near me

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Divlol

    I swear to god if JR's voice dies, I'll headbutt every car I see.

    28 Oct 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

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

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
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