Virginia grindcore titans PIG DESTROYER have set “Book Burner” as the title of their fifth-full length album, due on October 23 via Relapse Records. The band’s first LP in over five years at guitarist Scott Hull‘s Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, Virginia. The CD is described in a press release as “a return to a raw, primitive sound and will feature 19 songs of their signature misanthropic grind.”
For the recording of PIG DESTROYER‘s new album, the band enlisted Adam Jarvis (MISERY INDEX) to lend his inhuman drumming skills to the aural hatred.
In other news, PIG DESTROYER has announced a series of summer and fall festival appearances in support of the new record. The band will head to Europe on August 10 to play the Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault festival and Belgium’s Ieper Fest, followed by a string of Japanese and Canadian dates. Then in November, they are set to headline the U.K.’s Damnation Festival and play a round of headlining dates. These shows will mark the band’s first live performances with Jarvis behind the kit.
Hull previously stated about the recording sessions for “Book Burner”, “I’m honestly amazed at how Adam stepped up to the task of learning some challenging shit outside of his standard comfort zone. He came into the studio ready to destroy and destroy he did. And in the haze of long studio hours, he never settled for a bad take. He’s a real soldier. Adam has helped breathe new life into the band and we feel like we are starting fresh. Everyone here is excited for people to check out the new jams.”
PIG DESTROYER‘s last album, “Phantom Limb”, came out in 2007 via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded at Omega Studios (BAD BRAINS) in Rockville, Maryland under the helm of guitarist/producer Scott Hull.