Grindcore band Pig Destroyer has released a never before heard EP entitled Mass & Volume in dedication to Relapse Records member Pat Egan, who recently passed away due to complications stemming from pneumonia. All proceeds of the album will be going to a college fund for Pat’s daughter, Katie. The EP can be purchased here or below.
The band comments, “Pat Egan was a friend and a keystone member of the Relapse family for many of the years we have been involved with it. He devoted his life to supporting underground music and he immeasurably helped develop the bands he worked with. His untimely passing on February 18 2013 shocked the many people that his life and work had touched.”
The band explains the EP, saying, “This EP was written and recorded during the final day of the Phantom Limb sessions with unexpected extra studio time and resources. In the following years, with Natasha being released on its own and Brian no longer being in the band, our intentions of releasing Mass & Volume basically evaporated. However, looking back now, Mass & Volume serves as a great epilogue to that particular era of the band.“