After six long, harsh years of absence, the mighty PIG DESTROYER have reassembled to eradicate eardrums and split skulls with their highly anticipated sixth full-length opus, titled "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device). "Head Cage" is due out September 7 via Relapse Records.
The official music video for "Army Of Cops", directed by David Brodsky and featuring guest vocals from Richard Johnson (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, ENEMY SOIL, DRUGS OF FAITH), can be seen below.
Scott Hull describes the video shoot as: "Hot and sweaty metal dudes rockin it out in a stuffy loading dock on a 102-degree day. Dave Brodsky tried to push us to do a video more metal than JUDAS PRIEST's 'Hot Rockin''; thankfully, he let us keep our shirts on."
A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance, "Head Cage" is a true work of extreme metal art, that with the addition of a bass player, is hands down their most dynamic and heaviest recording to date. Across twelve tracks, PIG DESTROYER weave together harrowing tales of philosophical dualities, touching on mortality and depression, fear and violence, and the darkest complexities of the human condition, all told through the distorted lens of delightfully transgressive vocalist/lyricist JR Hayes. Musically, the band continues to push the boundaries of metal, grindcore, noise and punk, ramping up the intensity and leaving you bludgeoned in a state of utter shock, all in less than 33 minutes.
"Head Cage" was recorded by guitarist Scott Hull at Visceral Sound Studios, mixed and mastered by Will Putney (EXHUMED, EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT) and features striking artwork by Mark McCoy (FULL OF HELL, NOTHING) along with guest vocal appearances by AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Richard Johnson and Kat Katz plus FULL OF HELL's Dylan Walker.
The "Head Cage" cover artwork was created by Mark McCoy and can be seen below.
"Head Cage" track listing:
01. Tunnel Under The Tracks
02. Dark Train
03. Army Of Cops
04. Circle River
05. The Torture Fields
06. Terminal Itch
07. Concrete Beast
08. The Adventures Of Jason And Jr
09. Mt. Skull
10. Trap Door Man
11. The Last Song
12. House Of Snakes
Photo credit: Joey Wharton