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.” READ MORE
Hard rock/metal band Stone Sour have released a trailer for the upcoming music video for “Do Me A Favor”, which you can watch below. The video was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for Pig Destroyer‘s “The Diplomat” landed on my Top 10 Music Videos Of 2012. Mucci is constantly proving that he is one of the freshest, most innovative, and certainly most interesting music video directors of today. And after watching this trailer, I can say that I’m extremely excited to see what he does with Stone Sour’s material!
“Do Me A Favor” comes from Stone Sour’s upcoming album House Of Gold & Bones Part 2, which comes out Apr. 9th via Roadrunner Records. READ MORE
Relapse Records recently suffered a great loss as their Director Of Retail Sales Pat Egan passed away on Monday, Feb. 18th due to complications stemming from pneumonia. To honor his memory, Relapse has put together a 20-track tribute album that features a collection of his favorite artists and songs. All bands included have waived their royalty fees so that 100% of the proceeds can go towards a college fund for Egan’s daughter Katie. The compilation is $5 and available via Bandcamp here. Those who wish to donate via PayPal can do so at [email protected].
Our deepest condolences go out to Pat, his family and friends, and the entire Relapse Record crew. You are in our thoughts. READ MORE
Want to find new metal bands on Spotify? Looking to get into the world of metal but don’t know where to start? Billy Mays here to tell you about Earache Records brand new app called Earache Metalizer! This easy-to-use app works like a charm to help you find those thrashing, banging, demonic new tunes you’ve been after! All you do is use the four simple sliders marked “Metal”, “Thrash”, “Death”, or “Grind” in whatever combination you like and BOOM! Spotify puts together a new playlist just for you!
But don’t go thinking that this only applies to Earache Records bands, oh no! This app brings you music from every metal band that Spotify has to offer, from the biggies like Metallica and Pantera to the underground slammers like Pig Destroyer and Bring Me The Horizon! Once you’ve found that perfect playlist, save it and share it with your friends like you normally would, then go mixing those sliders all over again for even more tunage!
Now, you’re probably asking yourself, “How much does this amazing app cost?” Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s FREE! That’s right! You can download this app right now AT NO CHARGE! We don’t even charge you for shipping! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Spotify and download it right away! READ MORE
Have we been slamming you with enough lists over the past several days? No? GOOD! Here’s another one for ya!
Now, you should know that I’ve seen more music videos this year than I had well balanced meals. Seriously, I’m watching them constantly. It can get pretty hectic and insane trying to remember many of them but, just like with any other medium, there are ones that stand out and become something incredibly important: they become memorable. And with that in mind, I want to share with you my Top 10 Music Videos Of 2012! Head on below to check ‘em out! READ MORE
In celebration of Decibel’s 100th issue, the magazine has put together a one-off show on Jan. 19th, 2013 that will see Converge headline with support coming from Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs, and Evoken at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. Tickets are on sale here and every attendee will receive a free Pig Destroyer flexi disc, which will not be a part of the 100th issue. READ MORE
Relapse Records has made a 2012 sampler album available for free download. The album features 21 different artists, including Baroness, Pig Destroyer, Death, Murder Construct, Dying Fetus, and a great deal more. You can download the album below.
Century Media also released a free sampler pack, which you can snag here. I guess today is Free Music Friday! READ MORE
Grind metal band Pig Destroyer have resigned to Relapse Records fresh after the release of their fifth studio album Book Burner, which came out Oct. 22nd. The band commented issued some comments celebrating this event:
“Super excited to be a part of the extraordinary Relapse Records again! A song comes to mind in the melody of the “Team America” jingle. “Relapse, FUCK YEAH! Once again, signing a muthafuckin contract!” – Adam Jarvis
“Relapse has been a great home for both ANb and Pig Destroyer since the very early days. We’re not an easy band to deal with but Relapse has been patient, enthusiastic, and accommodating to our headache-inducing schedules, our strict adherence to not touring or behaving like a normal band, and just generally being pains-in-the-asses. We wouldn’t trade that for anything.” – Scott Hull
“I don’t always sign contracts with record labels, but when I do, I choose Relapse.” – JR Hayes
Check out Pig Destroyer’s awesome video for “The Diplomat”, which was directed by Phil Mucci, below. READ MORE
It’s been a long time since we’ve had any metal animals on BD Music and I’m very sorry to all of you about that. Nothing makes the day better than having an animal be a part of a good ole’ metal experience and sharing that with you is one of my great joys in life.
So below I’ve got a video of pugs singing to an instrumental death metal track. Check it out below and enjoy the shrill, ear-piercing yips and yaps! READ MORE
Relapse Records artist Pig Destroyer has released a video for “The Diplomat”, which comes off their latest album Book Burner (order here), their first release in five years. Directed by Phil Mucci, the video is a beautifully crafted piece of art that includes monkeys shooting the ever living crap out of each other, a corrupt, demonic businessman and a chauffeur that reminds me of something out of Jacob’s Ladder. One could easily look at this video and find it very satirical to a certain ongoing series of current events (COUGHthe electionCOUGH).
Check out the incredible video below! READ MORE
crustcake reports “Pig Destroyer have finally finished work on their new home studio (after recording in the basement of one of their parents’ houses for the last few years) and are writing material for a new album, which will (hopefully) be recorded this winter and released next fall. We don’t have any more information than that because there isn’t any, but for now we can certainly speculate on how good the album is going to be.”
I’m speculating, and the speculating is good. READ MORE