Excited to announce our singing with Empire Records! We have a lot of work ahead of us including an upcoming split with Chemicaust and a full length album to follow shortly after. Be on the lookout for a lot of new music headed your way! We look forward to working with Empire Records and can't wait to hit the studio, CHEERS!
New Album Now Available For Streaming
April, 22 2019
New self titled album is now available for your streaming needs on all major providers (Spotify, Itunes, Google Play, etc.) and also for digital download through our Band Camp page. You can also pre-order the CD copy of the album through our Bigcartel Merch Store. However, if you do decide to pre-order your copy, please allow allotted time for the CD version to be available as we work through labels to find a suitable release. All pre-orders will receive a free download code through Band Camp to start jamming in the meantime. We will keep you updated as we receive more information.
For Pre-order follow this link: http://www.aggravator.bigcartel.com
New Album Set To Release Late February/Early March
January 9th, 2019
Currently In the mastering stages for the new self title release. There is still time to pre-order your copy. All pre-orders come with free shipping within the U.S./Mexico/Canada (discounted shipping for all orders overseas) and a free poster.
The San Antonio Current: Remembering Eight Individuals Who Made Lasting Impressions On San Antonio
December 28, 2019
Big thank you to the San Antonio Current for including our lead guitarist Jesse Lopez in their memorial article for the end of 2018. Can't thank you enough for listening to Mike's words and helping to further the memory of our friend Jesse Lopez.
We've been quite the past couple of days because we haven't really been able to put our loss into words. Still can't we guess. Jesse Lopez tragically passed away on June 26th and we're still trying to wrap our heads around it. Jesse was a phenomenal guitarist but even more than that he was a one of a kind human being. He was sweet, kind, silly, hilarious, and absolutely ridiculous. We love you. Until we meet again.
Featured in San Antonio Current
April 25th, 2018
We have been featured among some of the greats in this weeks S.A. Current. Awesome article digging into, where the S.A. metal scene came from to where it is now. Happy to be apart of it!
Heading to the studio once again to start recording on our fourth album. Drums will be started February 24th! Be on the look out for album completion around summer time. More album details will be announced closer to the release date, so check back for updates as the unfold!
Behind the Scenes of Sterile Existence
June 19th, 2017
Click on the link below and go behind the scenes of recording Sterile Existence day 1-3 and day 4! Drums, Bass, Rhythm, Leads, Vocals, it's all in there for your viewing pleasure! Two separate videos....
Our music will be featured in the new action thriller Golgotha! It's gonna be a bad ass flick filmed in the local area, keep a look out for the release of this new film and follow the link below for more information on how you can receive props or even act as a double and be apart of the movie!
Check out this cool blog from our friends at Lockaway Storage. Lockaway has been our second home now for years, completing two full length albums and working on our third, sometimes people don't know what goes on behind the scenes of writing an album. We don't have the luxury of having a studio out our disposal for months at a time, four days is sometimes all we get to record a full album. Sometimes you have to work with what you got!
Excited to announce our new endorsement through InTune Guitar picks! Awesome custom picks that are perfect for shred, chugging or thumping. Be sure to check out the website and design your own custom picks today!
Vinyl has officially arrived! Order your copy today only available at the Merch Store. Check out the Sterile Existence Package Deal and save that mula! (Money). Click the link below to access the Merch Store
The new year is here and we have a lot of new shit coming your way! New Sterile Existence shirts are in, Vinyl is on the way as well as metal pins that will all only be available at the merch store. Fixing to head out on a Texas tour hitting Corpus Christi, Houston, Dallas, and Austin (check tour page for details). We are already working on new material for album four, no details yet but we are not slowing down! Check back for more updates and stay tuned for more exciting news, CHEERS!
Happy Thrashgiving everyone! Now through Cyber Monday get 50% off all albums at the Merch Store! Enter promo code THRASHGIVING upon check out and take advantage of this awesome discount! Click the link below
The wait is finally over, Sterile Existence is officially available for purchase at our online store and through Dead Center Productions! Click the link below for online purchase, thank you for your patience!
The wait is almost over for the official release date of Sterile Existence, but in the mean time you should check this out. So are cassettes still relevant? Watch this cool video of Eric Bauer talking about how cassettes are still relevant in today's music industry, and we couldn't agree more. 11:40 is our favorite part of the video cause we are selfish, but you should totally check it out! Thanks for the kind words Eric, CHEERS!
Official Release Date For Sterile Existence Unveiled
August 22nd, 2016
The official release date of Sterile Existence is finally here! Sterile Existence will officially be released September 19th 2016. Check out the link below to preview the track High Impact Homicides, and be sure to tune in September 10th for a preview of the album in it's entirety through German magazine Legacy! Pre-orderes may receive their orders prior to September 19th depending on availability.
New Sterile Existence Cassettes Available for Purchase SOON!
July 30th, 2016
The wait is almost over to hear the new album in it's entirety! New Sterile Existence cassette release through Headsplit Records are almost available for purchase. Get ready as the release of Sterile Existence approaches!
New track Abhorrent Point of View
July 1st, 2016
Here is a new song off of our upcoming album Sterile Existence coming summer 2016. Click the link below and listen to the new track Abhorrent Point of View, let us know what you think!
We have been officially announced to Full Terror Assault II 2016! Looking forward to rocking out with all of these great bands in Illinois, more details coming soon. Visit the website to get all information on the festival, see you there!!!
All tracking is done for album three!!! Everything is on track for the release of Sterile Existence for this summer 2016. New album artwork from Raf the Might (TOO MANY SKULLS) has been released as well and looking killer. Pre-Order your copy of Sterile Existence below, and check out the new face of album three!!!
Featured Review in Rock Hard Magazine (Germany)
February 5th, 2016
Solid review of Populace Destructor has been included in the latest issue of Rock Hard Magazine from Germany!!! Pretty awesome to be included in the magazines Lemmy Kilmister tribute issue, and to be sitting on the newstands all over Germany!!!...See issue below
Aggravator will be playing Sweden's Muskelrock 2016 this June, along side some of the greats of heavy metal! We will be setting up a Scandanavian tour around the date! Check back at the Tour page for updates and more details. Festival event page below! CHEERS
New interviews and reviews under the press page above, thanks for all the kind words! New show coming up with Enforcer, Warbringer, Exmortus and Cauldron, it is going to be epic! Big news coming soon, stay tuned...
We have been announced to the second stage at Housecore Horror Festival III!!! We will be playing the Second Stage at The Korova, November 12th. Looking forward to being apart of the festival this year. See you there!!!
We will be sharing the stage with Toxic Holocaust, Lord Dying and Waarface September 24th, 2015 at Korova!!! Time to put on your moshing shoes and drinking hats for an epic show...Check out the event page below for more details, see you thrasholes there!
New song High Impact Homicides to debut at Red Eyed Fly in Austin, TX July 17th
July 9, 2015
High Impact Homicides is set to debut at our next show in Austin,TX. We are excited to give everyone a taste of what is to come with the new album. We will have new buttons and Populace Destructor patches available, along with the new High Impact Homicide shirts fresh off the press. So don't miss out on what promises to be an awesome show! Looking forward to heading back to Austin, SEE YOU THERE!!
30th Anniversary of Slayer's Hell Awaits Interview
April 12th, 2015
Aggravator is among some of the Heavy Metal greats to pay tribute to one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all times Hell Awaits! Pretty awesome to be included with Jeff Becerra (Possessed), Phil RInd (Sacred Reich), Chris Monroe (Fueled By FIre), Dimi Pontiac (Ranger), and Mehmet Zundut (Exumer) to name a few, on the 30 year anniversary of Slayer Tribute Interview with Luxi Lahtinen. See Derek and Tristan's responses at the link below! We tip our glasses to Slayer and Hell Awaits, CHEERS!
Mike is proud to announce his new endorsement deal with Xcel Drumsticks...Awesome unique design that is truly one of a kind. Excited to be a part of the family.Signature series coming soon! Click below for Xcel website...
Aggravator is officially endorsed by Steve Clayton Guitar picks!! Free Aggravator picks coming soon! Pick your riffs, pick your sweeps, pick your nose! Order yours today at the website link below, and check out the other artists on the roster!!!
Populace Destructor has been added to two Best albums of 2014 lists by two known thrasher pages The Metal Syndicate and Thrashers Unite. Thanks for the support and kind words, this is way too cool. Thanks to all and CHEERS...To view the full album list for The Metal Syndicate click the button
January 10th we share the stage with M.O.D once again to bring heavy metal to the masses! January 17th we play with a lot of great bands for Jaime Gonzalez's benefit show, fuck cancer! Several different items, along with gift cards, will be up for raffle to help raise money to stand up to cancer, BE THERE!!!
Check out the latest review from Germany of our album Populace Destructor! Its in German so it needs to be translated but you can get the gist of it...7.5 out of 10! Thanks for the kind words and all the support, CHEERS!
Upcoming show with Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence at LimeLight December 4th! Be there!
New show announced
October 8, 2014
Aggravator will be performing with NWOBHM legends Satan! Show is Oct. 21st at Korova, San Antonio TX. This show is going to be sick, so come out and bang your heads to some heavy fucking metal! see you there!
Welcome to the official Aggravator website! We are still editing some things but snoop around and check it out. This is yet another way to keep up with tours, shows, news, and all things Aggravator! On that note, head to the merch store and enter the following code TLPMQC upon check out, and receive 30% off your entire order. CHEERS
"Sterile Existence is nine songs of nonstop Thrash Metal bliss, the only problem being that before you know it it's over and it's time to hit play again! This is seriously one of the finest Metal albums I have heard this year."
"if you are looking for some good neck twisting, violent and utterly destructive thrash, then you don’t have to look any further than this record right here. Sterile Existence is nine total songs of pure thrash that just about kicks your teeth out every chance it gets and even when it does finally knock your teeth out it doesn’t stop there. This record is a shredding monster and one song rolls right after another and they just don’t quit until you are out cold."