Grindcore masters PIG DESTROYER have released a never-before-heard EP dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind. Entitled "Mass & Volume", the EP features artwork by Arik Roper and is available for purchase on Bandcamp. This is the only format that the EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan's daughter Katie.
Commented the band: "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 shocked the many people that his life and work had touched.
"['Mass & Volume'] 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."
In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20-track compilation featuring a collection of Pat Egan's favorite songs and artists, including MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Brian Posehn, RED FANG, DEATH, and many more, including a never-before-released track from EXHUMED. 100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for Pat's young daughter Katie.
A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York City. Everyone is invited to attend to pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague and family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie's college fund.