We got new Pig Destroyer last year, which was rad.
Now, the grindcore masters have released a never-before heard EP entitled Mass & Volume.
This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind. The EP’s artwork was created by Arik Roper, and you can get the EP here.
This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.
“Pat Egan was a friend and a keystone member of the Relapse family for many of the years we have been involved with it,” says Pig Desroyer. “He devoted his life to supporting underground music and he immeasurably helped develop the bands he worked with. His untimely passing on February 18 shocked the many people that his life and work had touched.”
This EP was written and recorded during the final day of the Phantom Limb sessions with unexpected extra studio time and resources. In the following years, with Natasha being released on its own and Brian no longer being in the band, our intentions of releasing Mass & Volume basically evaporated. However, looking back now, Mass & Volume serves as a great epilogue to that particular era of the band.
Less than 2 weeks ago Relapse Records released Patlapse in honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.
A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday March 5 from 6 to 9 PM EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York City.
Everyone is invited to attend as we pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague & family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie’s college fund. More information on the event can be found HERE.