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.
We just caught up with Pig Destroyer electronics guru Blake Harrison for an exclusive, in-depth interview as he touches on the making of the album and much more.
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.
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.
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 XI
Top photo by Josh Sisk