21 October, 2012

Pig Destroyer: Book Burner – new album & The Diplomat – new video


If feeling optimistic of late, do visit Relapse Records' BandCamp here and get your hopes dashed by PIG DESTROYER. They have returned; their long-awaited LP called ‘Book Burner’ is due tomorrow, October 22nd, 2012 in North America and October 29th, 2012 internationally, courtesy Relapse Records who state:
“ ‘Book Burner’ is a resounding statement of championship, as every element of PIG DESTROYER towers above their closest peers - a 32 minute, 19 song knockout punch of cerebral viciousness. ‘Book Burner’ is the finest work of extreme music's best band. Scott Hull's guitar heroics sound like a mutant double speed hybrid of SLAYER and the MELVINS jacked up on amphetamines, new skinsman Adam Jarvis is the pinnacle of inhuman drumming, Blake Harrison delivers layer upon layer of suffocating atmosphere and J.R. Hayes remains the poet laureate of extreme metal.”
After five long years, during which they were profoundly missed, extreme sound nihilists, PIG DESTROYER, have stepped outside their comfort zone of wasting time and pig-destroying and recorded the said album at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, Virginia. The result is available on multiple formats including CD, double deluxe CD, LP, double deluxe LP, cassette and digital. The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers as well as a short story titled “The Atheist”, written by frontman J.R. Hayes.  “The Atheist” is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion. All the editions are to be ordered/pre-ordered here (Relapse Records). Enjoy PIG DESTROYER's Phil Mucci-directed, Noisey-premiered video, ‘The Diplomat’, below. 

PIG DESTROYER was formed in 1997 by vocalist J.R. Hayes and guitarist Scott Hull in Virginia, USA. Their first exertion of utterly destructive grindcore came quickly in form of their self-titled demo, followed by a PIG DESTROYER/ORCHID split 7”. Debut full-length, 1998's ‘Explosions In The Ward 6’, was succeeded by Relapse Records' ‘38 Counts Of Battery’, which contained the remastered ‘Explosions In Ward 6’ album and tracks from PIG DESTROYER's split with ISIS. Listen to and buy the compilation album here (BandCamp) – also available for listening below:
PIG DESTROYER: 38 Counts Of Battery
PIG DESTROYER took listeners on disturbing, lyrics-wise, and relentlessly fast, music-wise, journey with their 2001 album, ‘Prowler In The Yard’. Described as “impressive release” by William York, AllMusic (more here), buy the ravenous wild beast here (BandCamp) and listen to it below, courtesy Relapse Records:

PIG DESTROYER: Prowler In The Yard

In 2004 came PIG DESTROYER's next onslaught of metal, grind, thrash and punk rock, 21-tracks, 32-minute long ‘Terrifyer’. The band's best praised music to date was issued accompanied by the 37-minute audio DVD presentation called ‘Natasha’, mixed in “glorious” 5.1 surround sound. Again, listen to and buy the recording here (BandCamp) – also available for listening below:

On 2007's ‘Phantom Limb’ PIG DESTROYER delivered another fourteen “loathsome, frightening images of pitch-black self-hatred and the frailty of the human experience”. Get viciously assaulted by them here (BandCamp), or below:

Relapse Records issued the before-mentioned track ‘Natasha’ as an EP in 2008. This surprising chapter in PIG DESTROYER's otherwise insanely fast catalog, the “never-ending sonic wave of drones, feedback, silence, slow riffing, etc.” – as described by Greg Prato, AllMusic (more here), can be heard and bought here (BandCamp) – and listened to below:

PIG DESTROYER features: J.R Hayes- vocals, Scott Hull – guitar, Adam Jarvis - drums and Blake Harrison – electronics (pan flute)

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