April 10th, 2020

Check out our COVID-$19 Sale going on right now, two separate package deals both for $19 each. Available through both Big Cartel and Band Camp Merch stores. Just like this virus, who knows how long this deal will last so order today. Stay safe out there, wash your hands and don't touch your face! Follow the link below 

Signed To Empire Records

August, 16th 2019

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.

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For digital download click the button below:

New Track From The Upcoming Self Titled Album

February 23, 2019

Click the link below to hear the new song release Carved Apart! Let us know what you think and don't forget to pre-order your copy at the Merch Store 

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.  

Rest In Power Jesse Lopez

June 26th, 2018

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!

Recording For New Album To Start In February

February 20,2018

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....

Golgotha Movie (Featured Artist)

June 9th, 2017

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!

Lockaway Blog

May 26th, 2017

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!

New Endorsement

April 13th, 2017

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!

New Endorsement

March 10th, 2017

Proud to announce that our drummer Mike Cortes is officially apart of the Soultone Cymbal Family! Check out his artist page below:

Texas Tour Announced

January 31st, 2017

Texas Tour officially announced for February! See you guys on the road, check tour page for more information and a date near you!

February 16th- San Antonio, TX @LimeLight

February 18th- Corpus Christi, TX @ Black Monk Tavern

February 19th- Houston, TX @ The Hellcat CAFE

February 20th- Dallas, TX @ Reno's Chop Shop

February 21st- Austin, TX @ The Lost Well



January 18th, 2017

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

New Year

January 11th, 2017

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!

Thrashgiving Sale Now Through Cyber Monday

November 24th, 2016

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

Pre-Orders for Sterile Existence Vinyl is now available

October 27, 2016

With the test pressings here, the time for the release of Sterile Existence on vinyl is approaching. Pre-order your copy today by clicking the button below!

Sterile Existence Makes Best Thrash Metal Album Covers Of September 2016

October 10th, 2016

Sterile Existence made BDP Metal's best thrash metal covers of September 2016 list! Click the link below to see the full list...

Sterile Existence Now Available

September 19th, 2016

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!

Are Cassettes Still Relevant?

September 15th, 2016

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!

New Track Target Obliteration Released

May 20th, 2016

Check out the new track Target Obliteration from our upcoming album Sterile Existence coming summer 2016! Click the link below to give the new material a listen...

Announced to Full Terror Assault 2016

April 2nd, 2016

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!!!

New Album Sterile Existence Coming Summer 2016

March 24th, 2016

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

MuskelRock 2016 Sweden

January 22nd, 2016

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

December 4th, 2015

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...

Streaming Populace Destructor Full Album

October 16th, 2015

Follow the link below to stream Populace Destructor in it's entirety! Some kind words from Heavy Metal Underdogs blog, thanks for the support!!!

Second stage at Housecore Horror Festival III

September 7, 2015

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!!!

New Show Announcement!!!

August, 13th 2015

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!

New endorsement deal for Mike

March 21, 2015

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...

New Endorsement Deal!!!

March 14, 2015

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!!!

Two Lists Same Album

February 7, 2014

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

New Show Announcement

January 7, 2015

New show coming up February 26th at the Korova in San Antonio TX...We share the stage with Deceased and Nekrofilth, its going to be brutal!!!

Two new shows coming up

December 29, 2014

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!!!

Full Interview at Robb's Metal Works

December 20, 2014

Check out the full interview at Robb's Metal Works! A big thanks to Robb and his crew for having us, good times blasting metal and slamming beers!

Interview with Robb's Metal Works coming soon

December, 14 2014

Keep a look out for our interview with Robb's Metal Works coming very soon. Here is a taste of what is to come!! 

Ladyevil Representing

November, 28 2014

Check out Ladyevil from Brazil representing Aggravator in her library of evil!!! Be sure to check out her page at and click the link below to see photo!


New German review for Populace Destructor

October 16, 2014

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!


New show announcment

October 14, 2014

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 site

September 29, 2014

     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 


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"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."

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"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."

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"High adrenaline, riffs-aplenty, break neck speed in all the right places and a vocal style that won't plaster a smile on your younger sister's face"

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