Described by MetalSucks as “the best metal album of the year”, PIG DESTROYER’s long awaited new album Book Burner will see the light of day October 22nd via Relapse Records. The reigning grindcore champions razor-sharp fifth-full length was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.
Sick Drummer Magazine has posted an exclusive video of PIG DESTROYER drummer Adam Jarvis from a recent Meinl showcase. This video features Jarvis playing several tracks that appear on Book Burner.
In conjunction with the release of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER and Relapse Records have launched the “This is Beautiful, This is Art” Contest. The object of the contest is to post an original picture, drawing, handwritten note, sculpture, animation or anything else you can think of with your favorite PIG DESTROYER lyrics included on the piece. The piece then needs to be posted via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr tagging the band. There will be one grand prize winner and three runners up. For more information and a complete list of prizes visit the official contest page HERE. All entries must be received by October 15th.
Pitchfork is currently hosting an exclusive stream of the song “The Diplomat”. The stream can be accessed HERE. The track “Burning Palm” can also be streamed via Relapse Record’s Sound Cloud Player HERE.
Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner will be available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. Pre-Orders for all of the editions are available via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.
The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP will also contain an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.
In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013. A full list of dates is included below.
PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Oct. 18 Brooklyn, NY MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly Tickets
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) Tickets (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1 Brighton, UK The Haunt
Nov. 2 London, UK The Garage
Nov. 3 Leeds, UK Damnnation Festival
Jan. 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI4
“Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner is the best metal album of the year”
– 5/5 Metal Sucks
“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band”
“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.”
“a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.”
“their most manic album yet”
“A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.”