Reigning grindcore champions Pig Destroyer has unleashed the highly anticipated first song from Book Burner. The track entitled “Burning Palm” is available as a lyric video below.
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. The album 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.
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.
The second video of a series of in-studio videos is available here. This installment focuses on the guest vocalists that contributed to Book Burner. Guest vocalists on the album include Jason Netherton (Misery Index), Richard Johnson (Drugs of Faith/Agoraphobic Noisebleed) and Kat Katz (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, ex-Salome).
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. A full list of dates is included below.
Pig Destroyer: Book Burner Tracklist
Disc 1: Book Burner
2. The American’s Head
3. The Underground Man
5. The Diplomat
6. All Seeing Eye
7. Valley of the Geysers
8. Book Burner
10. Baltimore Strangler
11. White Lady
12. The Bug
13. Iron Drunk
14. Burning Palm
15. Dirty Knife
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 TOUR DATES:
Sept. 28 Calgary, Canada Noctis Fest
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 Tickets
Nov. 2 London, UK The Garage Tickets
Nov. 3 Leeds, UK Damnnation Festival
Jan. 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs Tickets
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI4