pig-destroyer in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

PIG DESTROYER Complete Work On New Album

Virginia's extreme sound nihilists PIG DESTROYER have completed work on their highly anticipated new album, entitled "Terrifyer". The follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed "Prowler in the Yard" CD, "Terrifyer" features 32 minutes of PIG DESTROYER's compelling mix of metal, grind, thrash and punk rock. "Terrifyer" also includes the 37-minute audio DVD track "Natasha", mixed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GHOSTRIDE Hard At Work On Full-Length Debut

GHOSTRIDE, the Sacramento-based band featuring former members of WILL HAVEN, TINFED and ODDMAN, have been holed up in their studio writing "tons of new songs" for the band's full-length debut, according to a posting on the group's web site. "In the meantime we have been doing things to get ready for the next few months. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SHADOWS FALL: 'The Art of Balance' Passes 100,000 Sales Mark

SHADOWS FALL have achieved another great milestone in their already illustrious career, as their latest album, "The Art of Balance", has officially surpassed the 100,000 mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is a huge accomplishment not only for the band, but also for Century Media, who have both grown considerably over the past few years. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Australian Metal Compilation To Be Unleashed This Week

An Australian metal compilation, featuring 26 "hordes from under the southern skies," many presenting new and exclusive tracks, will be unleashed July 1 via Blacktalon Media. Titled "Legions – Opening Of The Southern Gate", the two-disc collection will feature the following track listing: Disc One: 01. SADISTIK EXEKUTION - Homicidal Suicide 02. ASTRIAAL - Ritual ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TWISTED SISTER: 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording, Live DVD Details Revealed

TWISTED SISTER's long-awaited 25th anniversary re-recording of their multi-million selling album "Stay Hungry" is set for an August 23 release through Detonator Records. The CD, re-titled "Still Hungry", features the first recordings by the reformed lineup in over 12 years. The disc includes five bonus tracks, namely "Heroes Are Hard To Find", "Plastic Money", "Come ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Becomes A 'PIG'

Apart from doing the occasional acoustic show, working with his side band CLOCK, doing some little bits with the RIVERDOGS and, of course, his DEF LEPPARD activities, guitarist Vivian Campbell has found time to work with yet another project: REDFELTPIG, a group of artists who improvise and record live, resulting in experimental music. REDFELTPIG was ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE HIDDEN HAND Name New Album

THE HIDDEN HAND, the band featuring hard rock guitar legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN), have set "Mother Teacher Destroyer" as the title of their new album, due in Germany on September August 23 and rest of Europe on October 4 through Exile On Mainstream Records. A U.S. release date through ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ZOMBI Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Pittsburgh, PA multi-instrumental duo ZOMBI have signed to Relapse Records. The progressive group will release their new full-length CD, "Cosmos", in August. ZOMBI (bassist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Moore and drummer/multi-instrumentalist A.E. Paterra) create boundless, leering soundscapes inspired by filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci and the musical scores of John Carpenter and GOBLIN. The duo ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RELAPSE To Release Companion Compilation To 'Choosing Death' Book

Relapse Records will release a companion CD compilation to coincide with the release of metal journalist Albert Mudrian's book "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" this fall. Titled "Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack", the 20-track CD will aurally illustrate Mudrian's tome with tracks from the biggest and most influential artists of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIMSA To Film Video For 'A Girl In Glass'

Seattle's HIMSA will shoot a video for "A Girl In Glass" on Tuesday, June 25 with director Kevin Leonard (NEVERMORE) in Los Angeles. The track is taken from the band's critically acclaimed Prosthetic debut, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". The band will embark on a round of dates with labelmates BYZANTINE in July leading up to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SAURON Finish Recording New Album

Dutch black metallers SAURON have completed the recording sessions for their second full-length album, "For A Dead Race", tentatively due in September through Neurotic Records. Mixing and mastering sessions are scheduled to take place next week. The follow-up to 2003's "Universe Of Filth" was recorded at Double Noise Studio and is said to be "more ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SHADOWS FALL Begin Recording New Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will embark on a national U.S. headlining tour this summer in preparation for their highly anticipated fourth full-length release. The trek, dubbed the "Strhess Tour", will also feature AS I LAY DYING, HIMSA and REMEMBERING NEVER. SHADOWS FALL just entered Planet Z Studios (HATEBREED) to track the follow ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRADLE OF FILTH: Studio Update

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "It's official... CRADLE OF FILTH are possessed!!! We have now been transformed into zombified pork scratching eating fiends! On my return from a short weekend break, I was instructed NOT to come back unless I brought with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TURISAS Part Ways With Bassist

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have parted ways with bassist Mikko Törmikoski. "The decision to drop him out was made by us after returning from Sound Suite Studio in January," the band write on their web site. "The bass track on the upcoming album was played by Jussi [Wickström, guitar], who nailed it down ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LORDI To Release Sophomore Album In April

Finnish "monster metal" band LORDI have set an April 14 release date for their second, as-yet-untitled album. The group shot a video for the album's first single, "Blood Red Sandman", at a Helsinki studio last week. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and will contain the following track listing: 01. Blood ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to headline this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1 at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The following groups are currently scheduled to appear at the festival: Headliners – Friday, April 30: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SAURON Name New CD

Dutch black metallers SAURON have set "For A Dead Race" as the title of their second full-length album, tentatively due in late 2004 through Neurotic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Universe Of Filth" will be recorded at Double Noise Studio in April and will be "more mature, more diverse and most of all more angry" ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Report: Florida Newspaper Feels The Wrath Of RUSH Fans

Phil Lewis of Florida's Naples Daily News is reporting that John Henderson, the reporter handling the newspaper's police beat New Year's Day, was roundly criticized via e-mail for taking the address of RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson's North Naples condominium from booking sheets and including it in the story about Lifeson's arrest following a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SAURON To Enter Studio In April

Dutch black metallers SAURON will enter Double Noise Studio in April to begin recording their second full-length album, tentatively due in late 2004 through Neurotic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Universe Of Filth", which saw light of day through Dark Horizon Records, will be "more mature, more diverse and most of all more angry" than ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CROWPATH Sign With WILLOWTIP RECORDS

Sweden's CROWPATH have signed to Pittsburgh, Pa.-based metal label Willowtip Records. Their full-length debut, "Red on Chrome", will be released on April 20 and will be available through the Lumberjack Label Group. The 13-track, 30 minute CD was recorded by Fredrik Reinedahl (IN FLAMES, BURST) at Phlat Planet Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. CROWPATH are scheduled ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MISERY INDEX To Film New Video

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be filming a video for the track "The Great Depression" on January 31 at the Ottobar in Baltimore, according to a posting on the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OCCULT Sign With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have inked a deal with Karmageddon Media for the release of their fifth studio album, "Elegy For The Weak", due in early March. A U.S. release through Candlelight Records is expected a short time after the European release. The follow-up to 2001's "Rage To Revenge" was produced by Andy Classen at Stage ...

Read more

Posted in: News