PIG DESTROYER Frontman Hosts Final Edition of Relapse Records Podcast for 2012

Relapse Records is closing out 2012 with a special podcast curated by the infamous J.R. Hayes of PIG DESTROYER! Mr. Hayes has picked 20 of his favorite tracks from the Relapse catalog in addition to answering an in-depth interview about the band’s new album Book Burner. Later in the podcast there is a preview of 2013 featuring new music from Red Fang, Blockheads, Call of the Void & Wolvserpent! Download the podcast HERE.

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

Book Burner has received many accolades including:

Top Album of 2012 – Decibel Magazine
Top Album of 2012 – Revolver Magazine
50 Favorite Albums of 2012 – Alarm Magazine
Best Grindcore of 2012 – Exclaim!
Top Album of 2012 – Metal Sucks
Best Metal Albums of 2012 – Loudwire
Best Metal Albums of 2012 – CraveOnline

The deluxe editions 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 also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records and iTunes.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

PIG DESTROYER “The Atheist” Short Story Premiered on CVLT Nation

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

The deluxe editions 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 also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

Today CVLT Nation has premiered JR Hayes’ short story The Atheist on their site. Check it out exclusively HERE.

Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER’s Band Camp Page HERE.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER have announced a show on December 15th in Miami, FL at Churchill’s Pub. PIG DESTROYER will also be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Dec 15 Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs Tickets
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

PIG DESTROYER Re-Signs to Relapse Records

Fresh on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed fifth album Book Burner, The undisputed kings of grind PIG DESTROYER have re-signed with their long time record label home Relapse Records.

The band commented on the re-signing with Relapse:

“Super excited to be a part of the extraordinary Relapse Records again! A song comes to mind in the melody of the “Team America” jingle. “Relapse, FUCK YEAH! Once again, signing a muthafuckin contract!”
– Adam Jarvis

“Relapse has been a great home for both ANb and PIG DESTROYER since the very early days. We’re not an easy band to deal with but Relapse has been patient, enthusiastic, and accommodating to our headache-inducing schedules, our strict adherence to not touring or behaving like a normal band, and just generally being pains-in-the-asses. We wouldn’t trade that for anything.”
– Scott Hull

“I don’t always sign contracts with record labels, but when I do, I choose Relapse.”
-jR Hayes

Book Burner which was released October 22nd features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records and iTunes.

The deluxe editions 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 also contains 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 including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs Tickets
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

PIG DESTROYER Bonus Disc of Punk Covers Streaming Online

PIG DESTROYER’s critically acclaimed fifth album Book Burner sold over 4400 copies in its first week of release. This accolade saw the band coming in at #102 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Heatseekers Chart, #11 on the Hard Music Chart, and #20 on The Independent Chart.

Absolute Punk is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire bonus disc from the deluxe edition of Book Burner. The disc contains PIG DESTROYER’s take on seven punk tracks including songs from: Black Flag, Misfits, Angry Samoans, Negative Approach, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat and Void. Stream the bonus disc exclusively 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.

The deluxe editions 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 also contains 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 including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

The band performed in Brooklyn, NY as part of the CMJ Music Marathon as part of the Metal Injection/Metal Sucks Showcase. The entire performance can be viewed HERE.

PIG DESTROYER New Album Streaming in Full on NPR

Described by MetalSucks as “the best metal album of the year”, PIG DESTROYER’s long awaited new album Book Burner will be released one week from today on Relapse Records. The reigning grindcore champions razor-sharp fifth-full length was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.

For those that cannot wait any longer to hear Book Burner, NPR is hosting an exclusive full stream of the entire album. Get a first listen to Book Burner courtesy of NPR HERE.

In other PIG DESTROYER news, the band recently shot a video for the track “The Diplomat”. The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn) and will see its premiere next week.

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
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

“Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner is the best metal album of the year”
– 5/5 Metal Sucks

“skull-crushing”
– MTV.com

“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band”
– KERRANG!

“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.”
-Decibel

“a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.”
– Pitchfork

“their most manic album yet”
– CMJ

“A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.”
– Allmusic

“Incendiary and intelligent, it is an album that propels an already lauded band into the realms of the truly legendary.”

– 9/10 Pop Matters

Revolver Magazine Hosting Premiere of New PIG DESTROYER Song

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

Sick Drummer Premieres Exclusive PIG DESTROYER Drum Video

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

“skull-crushing”
– MTV.com

“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band”
– KERRANG!

“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.”
-Decibel

“a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.”
– Pitchfork

“their most manic album yet”
– CMJ

“A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.”
– Allmusic

PIG DESTROYER New Song/Grace the Cover of Decibel Magazine

Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER are less than a month away from the release of Book Burner. The band’s razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios and has already been described by MetalSucks as “the best metal album of the year”.

Today another track from Book Burner has been unleashed. Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of the song “The Diplomat”. The stream can be accessed HERE.

PIG DESTROYER are also gracing the cover of Decibel Magazine’s November issue. This marks the band’s second appearance on Decibel’s cover, the last being in 2007 when Phantom Limb was named album of the year. The new issue can be ordered HERE.

The latest installment of the Relapse Records Podcast features the brand new PIG DESTROYER song “The Underground Man”. Check it out HERE.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary’s Noctis Fest, the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER to Debut New Song on Sirius / XM Liquid Metal

Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER are gearing up for the release of Book Burner, the band’s razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.
Tonight Sirius / XM’s Liquid Metal will be premiering another new track from Book Burner. The song entitled “Baltimore Strangler” can be heard tonight at 10:00 PM EST and again at 2:00 AM EST. This is the second full length song that has been released from Book Burner, the first “Burning Palm” was released as a lyric video:

PIG DESTROYER recently completed a tour of Japan and while they were there filmed an exclusive tour diary which can be seen HERE, courtesy of Metal Injection.

Book Burner will see a October 22nd release via Relapse Records and 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. A complete tracklisting is included below.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary’s Noctis Fest, the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER: Book Burner Tracklist
Disc 1: Book Burner
1. Sis
2. The American’s Head
3. The Underground Man
4. Eve
5. The Diplomat
6. All Seeing Eye
7. Valley of the Geysers
8. Book Burner
9. Machiavellian
10. Baltimore Strangler
11. White Lady
12. The Bug
13. Iron Drunk
14. Burning Palm
15. Dirty Knife
16. Totaled
17. Kamikaze Heart
18. King of Clubs
19. Permanent Funeral

Disc 2: “Blind, Deaf, and Bleeding” (Deluxe Editions Only)
1. Depression (Black Flag)
2. Wolfs Blood (Misfits)
3. Lights Out (Angry Samoans)
4. Can’t Tell No One (Negative Approach)
5. Deny Everything (Circle Jerks)
6. Betray (Minor Threat)
7. Who Are You? (Void)

“Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner is the best metal album of the year”
– 5/5 Metal Sucks

“skull-crushing”
– MTV.com

“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band”
– KERRANG!

“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.”
-Decibel

“a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.”
– Pitchfork

“their most manic album yet”
– CMJ

“A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.”
– Allmusic