Aggravator is a thrash metal band from San Antonio TX, formed in 2008 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Derek Jones and drummer Mike Cortes. After playing the local circuit for a while the band was joined by bassist Tristan Hernandez and lead guitarist Jesse Lopez. The band released their first demo Seven Swords in 2010, which was followed by their full length album Age of Comabt, released by Dead Center Productions in 2012. On the strength of this release, Aggravator was asked to play the 2012 edition of Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway which was played with much success. After returning from overseas, the band embarked on a three week West Coast tour, further promoting Age of Combat. In 2013 the band inked a deal with Canadian label Mulligore Productions and began working on their second album. Aggravator released their sophomore effort entitled Populace Destructor in the summer of 2014. Populace Destructor has received nothing but praise from the press with the album being included in several best of the year liests, including Revolver Magazine putting the album in the top five releases for the month of May. Aggravator is currently working on their third full length album Sterile Existence with a release of late 2015/early 2016. Aggravator looks forward to continued success promoting their newest effort both nationally and internationally.