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.
Today RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of another new track from Book Burner. The song “Baltimore Strangler” can be heard HERE.
Pitchfork is currently hosting an exclusive stream of the song “The Diplomat”. The stream can be accessed HERE.
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.
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.
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
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) (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