WHOA WAIT WHAT??? Pig Destroyer Get a Bass Player!!!
WOW. I really never thought the day would come that Pig Destroyer would take on a bassist — but take on a bassist they have. Specifically, John Jarvis (above, second row, first on the left), cousin of current PxDx/Misery Index drummer Adam Jarvis. He’ll make his live debut with the band at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend.
(Adam and John are also in a band called Fulgora together; coincidentally –we honestly had no idea John was joining PxDx!!! — we debuted a new Fulgora track yesterday.)
Says John Jarvis about joining the band:
“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!!!”
Adds guitarist Scott Hull:
“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.”
I’ve heard people bitch over the years about Pig Destroyer’s lack of a bassist, but it’s honestly never bothered me. Still, I’m sure John brings a ton to the table, and I am beyond excited to hear how they sound as a quintet. I’m guessing as though an unstoppable force of nature became that much less stoppable.