Posted in metal | music on July 14, 2011

by BBG

All Pigs Must Die at Union Pool (more by Meghan McInnis)
APMD

"Vocalist Kevin Baker, noted during the show that this Union Pool gig was their first gig ever which I couldn't believe. I still can't. I even drunkenly asked Kevin after the show if he was serious about that being their first show and he said it most definitely was. First gig or not, the pedigree of these players combined made for a supremely tight, aggressive, and flawless set. The drummer was superior and drove the music at a relentless breakneck pace. Add to that their super heavy bass, guitars, and vocals, and it was a sonic experience that made you want to punch someone." -[Klaus's review of their debut show in January]
I definitely don't condone violence but after seeing All Pigs Must Die live I have to admit it punchng someone could be somewhat justified. Not only have the supergroup-of-sorts (mems Converge, Give Up The Ghost, The Hope Conspiracy, Bloodhorse, The Red Chord) nailed it with their bulldozing live show, but the band's debut EP (recently reissued) also presented a dystopian brand of brooding hardcore destruction. I postulate that any band with Ben Koller (Converge) behind the kit is a good one, but add in the dark riff wizardry of Adam Wentworth, the battering ram low-end of Matt Woods and Kevin Baker's maniacal howl and you have a juggernaut of unfucwitable proportions.

Though their EP is still fresh in our nightmares, All Pigs Must Die is now preparing to unleash God is War, the band's debut long-player and first release with the venerable Southern Lord on 8/16. The eight-track LP is another batch of negative and crusty hardcore punctuated with elements of grind and black metal, including "Pulverization" which makes its debut in this post! Stream that Kurt-Ballou-blessed beatdown for the first time below.

All Pigs Must Die are doing a batch of West Coast dates as part of the traveling festival The Power Of The Riff, which includes names like Noothgrush, Eyehategod, Winter, Pentagram, Trap Them, Masakari (who have a new split LP with...), Alpinist, Seven Sisters of Sleep and many notable others. APMD also has an upcoming and still to be revealed date with Converge on 8/25 in Brooklyn.

All tour dates and that song stream is below.

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All Pigs Must Die - "Pulverization"

ALL PIGS MUST DIE Third World Genocide @ SXSW 2011

ALL PIGS MUST DIE @ ROXY HOLLYWOOD CA (SCION SHOW) 6/26/2011

All Pigs Must Die - God Is War
God Is War
1. Death Dealer
2. Pulverization
3. Sacrosanct
4. God Is War
5. The Blessed Void
6. Third World Genocide
7. Total Extinction
8. Sadistic Vindicator

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ALL PIGS MUST DIE - 2011 TOUR DATES
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ TPOTR w/ Pentagram, Eyehategod, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, Black Cobra, Black Breath, more
8/15/2011 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA @ TPOTR w/ Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, Acephalix
8/18/2011 Neumo's - Seattle, WA @ TPOTR w/ Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, Alpinist, Masakari, Aeges
8/25/2011 *TBA - Brooklyn, NY

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Comments (41)

This band has yet to disappoint.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 1:26 PM

Oh just stop being such babies and say the fucking 8/25 date is at House of Vans with Converge.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 1:39 PM

All I can think about is these guys sitting around at band practice tossing band names around, and one of them actually forming the words in his mouth, "All Pigs Must Die," barely containing his enthusiasm.

And twenty years later one of these guys telling his kids about the band he was in in his youth. "What was your band called, daddy?"

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:10 PM

maybe the guy just really likes bacon

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:13 PM

or you could just know the band name is a death in june reference and not be such a pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:16 PM

Why do all of them have to die at the Union Pool?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:19 PM

Brooklyn show better be all ages... Missed these guys too many times because of that bullshit.

Posted by Lucas Lee | July 14, 2011 2:24 PM

Death in June ... what a fucking great band! miss them>

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:24 PM

cuz pigs can't swim, YOU FOOL!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:26 PM

2:10 a) has no balls b) has no integrity c) cannot fathom explaining something to a child other than what Barney tells him. good luck, buddy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:29 PM

It's all but confirmed that the Converge/APMD show is at House of Vans

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:31 PM

I didn't know Matt Woods played in Give Up the Ghost...you learn something new every day!!

Posted by JT | July 14, 2011 2:39 PM

Brooklynvegan, can you PLEASE stop posting articles about these god-awful, cliched, hardcore/metal bands no ones ever heard of?

Love, everyone

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:53 PM

Hillbilly rock....

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:59 PM

good band, fuck you

Posted by inyoface | July 14, 2011 3:00 PM

2:53 got roughed up at that House of Vans show during Ceremony last week and wants all the scary men to stop moshing into his coke whore girlfriend.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:14 PM

To all you pseudo-intellectual queers with your deep-v t-shirts and worthless opinions. If you don't like something you just ignore it. It's that easy. Now go borrow some more money from your folks and get aids.

Posted by Glenn Danzig | July 14, 2011 3:18 PM

Liked 'em better the first time around, back when they were called Millions Of Dead Cops

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:18 PM

"Brooklynvegan, can you PLEASE stop posting articles about these god-awful, cliched, hardcore/metal bands no ones ever heard of?

Love, some random dweeb"


Once we stop posting about any lame, indie-ish, "rock" outfit that caters to trendies with flannel shirts, thick-rimmed cumbersome glasses, disgusting beards, PBR water drool, and semenic anal leakage? Sure.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:25 PM

more rock from fat guys with neck beards please!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:36 PM

"Now go borrow some more money from your folks and get aids."

They's already ahead of you there!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:37 PM

@2:29, I never said the name was offensive. I just think it's lazy and silly. Call me all the names you want, but you just prove that kids like you in the hardcore/metal scene have no humor, you uptight nitwit.

Posted by 2:10 | July 14, 2011 3:39 PM

why don't you hillbillies have you own website like Brewster Vegan or something and you can talk about fat tattooed guys to your heart's content. Leave our neighborhoods alone.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:42 PM

you just called me a "nitwit"? you'll never have children. problem solved.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:48 PM

^ Something tells me this is not "your" neighborhood, if you belong to the clique you sound like you come from.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:49 PM

go back to Orange County hillbillies!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:51 PM

"I definitely don't condone violence but after seeing All Pigs Must Die live I have to admit it punchng (sic) someone could be somewhat justified."

Tell that to Nick Oliveri's girlfriend. End this neanderthalic music and culture!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:00 PM

^ I'll end it with you at the Brooklyn Bowl, fucko. There hasn't been a good pussy fight in quite some time!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:02 PM

worse than the Taliban

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:04 PM

2:10 one of these hicks came up w/ the name while crushing tall boys with his 'old lady'. The rest of the group, of course, thought it was genius.

And BTW Death in June were Nazis.

What a cool band.

Puke

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:15 PM

Brooklynvegan, can you PLEASE stop posting articles about these intimidating, innovating, hardcore/metal bands Pitchfork hasn't yet told me about but will once they sign to Matador?

Love, some guy with an averaged size penis who lives in fear that his girlfriend is going to dump him once the Bon Iver/Cults trend dies out

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:18 PM

^'innovating'...lulz


you're an embarrassment to the Orange County school system...

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:20 PM

4:15 - you might be joking re: death in june, but for those of you who don't know, please read up on this. it isn't true.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:24 PM

Okay, boys. I'm upping your dosage of AZT!

Signed,

Dr. Nick DiPaolo

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:27 PM

This is my favorite part:

"Not only have the supergroup-of-sorts (mems Converge, Give Up The Ghost, The Hope Conspiracy, Bloodhorse, The Red Chord)..."

I mean, they're practically the Traveling Wilburys..

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:36 PM

^ ok, i've been on the "FU, you pussy" side of this argument, but - yes, that is truly funny.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:45 PM

^ ok, i've been on the "FU, you pussy" side of this argument, but - yes, that is truly funny.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:45 PM

wilburys rule

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:47 PM

Are people really this upset about riffs and PBR? Thats Awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 4:57 PM

If your only response is incredulity at the use of the word 'nitwit' you only reinforce the argument that you are a humorless ape.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 6:11 PM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:27 AM

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