All Pigs Must Die share the punishing new track “Blood Wet Teeth”, the second single from their upcoming album Hostage Animal (Southern Lord, 27 October). About the album the band remark “Hostage Animal is the most dynamic but efficient of our albums. The idea was to get to a wider spectrum without meandering along the way.” They continue “we enjoy playing together and making music that is as heavy as possible. Getting that feeling like you’re about to break apart when you are making violent music is something we chase after any time we are putting together new material.”
Four years since the release of their last full-length, Hostage Animal is a 10-song album that distills aggressive music to its purest tenets. The band, now a 5-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 —Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods, and Adam Wentworth (both of Bloodhorse). Hostage Animal is their most dynamic collection of work thus far; concise, intense, aggressive and carrying a bleak world view.
APMD unleashed their first full length in 2011 with God Is War ( https://apmdsl.bandcamp.com/album/god-is-war ), and the 30-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 ( https://apmdsl.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-violates-this-nature ).
Honing their craft with more speed and filth, APMD 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 10 new songs that pulverise, gnash, and whirl with the band’s most punishing delivery yet.
Hostage Animal showcases that All Pigs Must Die are far more than the sum of their parts, and their fusion of crust punk, hard core and metal is more ferocious than ever before.
See APMD live in Boston, Brooklyn, and Providence this October. More news coming soon.
October 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
October 20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
October 21 Providence, RI @ AS220
Pre-orders now live via the Southern Lord Europe store