Mr. Hayes 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.
The undisputed kings of grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner – available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital – this past October on Relapse Records. Furthermore, the album features a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.
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
Top Album of 2012 – Metal Sucks
Best Metal Albums of 2012 – Loudwire
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.
Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER‘s Band Camp Page.
PIG DESTROYER‘s new video for The Diplomat can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn).
In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.
PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
- DECIBEL 100th Issue Celebration Show (theweldingroom.com)