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PIG DESTROYER’s Prowler in the Yard Inducted Into Decibel Magazine’s Hall of Fame

| 22 June 2013 | Reply


The undisputed Kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER have been inducted in the prestigious Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame.  The band is being inducted for their album Prowler in the Yard that was released in July 2001 via Relapse Records.  Prowler in the Yard will see a deluxe remixed and re-mastered reissue via Relapse in the near future. The Decibel Magazine issue can be purchased HERE.

Decibel editor in chief Albert Mudrian spoke about the band’s inclusion in the Decibel Hall of Fame: “Two cover appearances, one album of the year nod (for 2007’s Phantom Limb) and one limited-edition live flexi disc for our 100th issue show just wasn’t enough PIG DESTROYER love from Decibel. So we did the right and honorable thing by FINALLY inducting their landmark Prowler in the Yard record into our vaunted Hall of Fame. Now all that’s left to do is to get some of Scott Hull’s DNA to mix into our printer inks.”

Guitarist Scott Hull commented on the honor: “It’s such an honor to have PITY inducted in Decibel’s HOF.  We aren’t a group of guys to look back on anything that we’ve really done, we usually just keep looking forward.  When Albert got in touch and said that he was going to induct the record, it gave Jr, Brian, and myself a chance to reflect on how much fun we were having back in 2000-2001 wihout any pressure, without any expectation . . .we were just trying to make a kick ass record for no one but ourselves.  Totally DIY, in our basement.  It’s been a long road since then. The success of PITY meant that we could pretty much keep that MO, as we have pretty much done with all our records since then.  I personally want to thank Albert, Kevin Stewart-Panko and the Decibel staff for the recognition and for the thought and care he put into the feature.”

PIG DESTROYER will be playing a handful of festivals this summer including Hellfest, GWAR-B-Q, Hopscotch Fest (with label-mates Inter Arma and ASG) amongst others.  A complete list of dates can be viewed below.

PIG DESTROYER released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume.  This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan a former Relapse employee and to the loving family he left behind.  The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper.  The EP is available for purchase at  This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records.  Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records hereand iTunes here.

Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.


June 22            Essen, GER                 Turock (with Misery Index)

June 23            Clisson, FR                 Hellfest

Aug 17            Richmond, VA            GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park

Sep 05 – 07      Raleigh, NC                 Hopscotch Fest w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile…

Oct 25- 27       Austin, TX                 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s East w/  Repulsion, Lord Dying,  Down , Pallbearer

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