Pig Destroyer Announce New Bassist


Pig Destroyer now officially have a bass player as John Jarvis—cousin of band drummer Adam Jarvis—has officially been given the role. He’ll get his first shot onstage with the band during their October 27th set at Antone’s in Austin, TX as part of Philip H. Anselmo‘s ‘Housecore Horror Film Festival‘.

Pig Destroyer‘s founding guitarist Scott Hull said of the decision to add Jarvis—and a bassist in general:

“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.”

Jarvis himself said of his new position:

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