Ahead of its release through Southern Lord October 27th, ALL PIGS MUST DIE‘s bludgeoning new Hostage Animal LP is now streaming at Noisey and below, as the band kicks off a trio of East Coast shows in Brooklyn.
Four years since the release of their last full-length, ALL PIGS MUST DIE return with Hostage Animal, an album that distills aggressive music to its purest tenets. The band, now a five-piece with the addition of Brian Izzi (Trap Them) on guitar, is comprised of some of the most well-seasoned musicians on the eastern seaboard, with Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods (Bloodhorse), and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse). Hostage Animal is their most dynamic collection of work thus far and is an aural representation of the record as a whole; concise, intense, aggressive and carrying a bleak world view.
ALL PIGS MUST DIE has confirmed several new performances coinciding with the release of Hostage Animal, beginning yesterday in Brooklyn, with shows in Boston and Providence following. Additional tour dates are to be expected in the months ahead.
10/19/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
10/20/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA
10/21/2017 AS220 – Providence, RI
ALL PIGS MUST DIE unleashed their first full length in 2011 with God Is War, and the thirty-minute rip was a nod to primeval disdain and anger. Exploring facets of human conflict one track at a time, God Is War introduced the world to a whole new spectrum of rage. In 2013, APMD upped the ante with Nothing Violates This Nature. Honing their craft with more speed and filth, the band pushed their sound closer to the edge of the cliff. Now, in 2017, the band is gearing up for the release of Hostage Animal which, like its predecessors, was recorded at Kurt Ballou’s GodCity Studio. But that is where the similarities end; Hostage Animal ushers in ten new songs that pulverize, gnash, and whirl with the band’s most punishing delivery yet. Hostage Animal showcases that ALL PIGS MUST DIE is far more than the sum of their parts, and their fusion of crust punk, hardcore, and metal is more ferocious than ever before.