Virginian grind outfit Pig Destroyer have announced the recruitment of bassist John Jarvis into their collective.


With Jarvis, cousin of Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer drummer) the band will have their first ever four-stringer, something that they have been without for their 16 year history, but now it appears the time is right for the Virginians to face the future with added lower frequencies. Pig Destroyer’s founding member and guitarist Scott Hull shed some light onto the decision, commenting:


“Having John come into the band adds the ability to expand musically into new territories that we haven’t explored yet. For many years we haven’t had a bass player or second guitarist because, as JR once put it; “mo people, mo problems”. But a band is a living organism. Change is good. New blood. New energy.


We’ve had great experiences adding Blake before ‘Phantom Limb’ and Adam before ‘Book Burner’. Both additions to the family have had huge positive impacts on the band. We’d thought about adding a bassist for some time, but it always seemed like it would be more of a hassle than anything else.


John has come in like a soldier and has mastered everything we’ve thrown his way. We’re excited for you guys to hear how the older material sounds with an expanded low end and can’t wait to get to work on new material.”


The new look Pig Destroyer will make their debut appearance on Oct. 27 at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas.


“It’s an honor to be a part of Pig Destroyer.” Added Jarvis


“I’m looking forward to making new music with the guys, as well as adding some “low end” to the older material live. After being able to see every incarnation of the band live in the past, I can honestly say that the guys are at the top of their game. See you at Big Phil’s Housecore Horror Fest!!!”

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