The D.C. area grindcore trio Pig Destroyer doesn’t play here—or anywhere—all that often. But, when it does, it plays on some pretty amazing bills.

The band’s label, Relapse, just announced a new four-date world tour which includes the band’s first-ever stop at the Black Cat:

PIG DESTROYER will first perform a local Washington, DC show on April 11th at the Black Cat along with label-mates MISERY INDEX as well as MAGRUDERGRIND and THE WAYWARD.

PIG DESTROYER will then head to Japan in early May for ‘Extreme The Dojo 20’ as headlined by the re-united AT THE GATES. Also on the tour are PIG DESTROYER labelmates THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. A listing of PIG DESTROYER live dates can be found below with more tour plans to be announced shortly.

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

April 11 Washington, DC Black Cat (w/ MISERY INDEX, MAGRUDERGRIND, THE WAYWARD)

***‘Extreme The Dojo 20’ Japanese Tour with AT THE GATES, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MAYHEM, INTO ETERNITY***

May 8 Osaka, Japan Hatch

May 9 Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro

May 11 Tokyo, Japan Studio Coast

Here’s the band’s extreme MySpace page. And here’s an extreme article about Pig Destroyer from 2001 and an extreme review of the band’s latest, Phantom Limb.