PIG DESTROYER (1997–PRESENT). J. R. Hayes (vocals), Scott Hull (guitar), Blake Harrison (noise), Brian Harvey (drums).
Pig Destroyer are one of the most acclaimed death metal/grindcore bands still touring to this day. The band started in 1997 in Washington, D.C., and soon began to attract the attention of fans of extreme noise and death metal with their morbid but often uncomfortably funny lyrics (Sample lyric: “Your rib cage is open like a great white’s jaws”). Despite the horror movie context of most of the songs, the music is just as powerful as any traditional death metal or grindcore, and Pig Destroyer remain today one of the most powerful bands still touring.
Discography: Explosions in Ward 6 (Reservoir, 1999); 38 counts of Battery (Relapse, 2001); Prowler in the Yard (Relapse, 2001); Pig Destroyer/Gnob [split CD] (Robotic Empire, 2002); Terrifier (Relapse, 2004); Phantom Limb (Relapse, 2007).